Kate Rau’s passion for making lives better and helping kids ride through the tunnel of adolescence to becoming adults permeates the core values of the Colorado High School Cycling League. She has been at the forefront of the movement to get more kids on bikes since landing in Colorado to go to college at CU. Starting with her days at SMBA (Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures) and leading us through the birth of Colorado High School Cycling League, Kate has worked tirelessly to help kids, well, be kids. She works to “reduce the barriers to entry” and to help kids who are overscheduled, feeling contained, and maybe isolated, to feel grounded, and learn to take risk and to experience “the pure wonder of joy while riding a bike.” Read more
It was just another night for “The 24th Street Gang”. We were eight to ten boys with a two-year-age separation, living on the same block in “River City” a.k.a La Crosse, Wisconsin. The gang name was coined by one of neighborhood parents. And it stuck.
I should not say it was just another night. It was special for two reasons. First, my parents were in Chicago for the big Sports Retailer show. My father owned Quinn’s University Sports Shop located on main street for 43 years. It would still be going today, if I had not hauled ass out west, out of good old cheeseland, the day after I graduated from college. Read more
The Colorado League established Season Awards in 2011 to recognize those who made outstanding contributions to the mission. There are countless student-athletes, volunteers, and partners who shine! These inspirational stories represent the positive impacts provided by the dedicated members of this passionate, close-knit community.
The start of the 2nd Decade was beyond unique with a format designed around the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coaches were even more integral to keeping riders engaged in the Singletrack Solidarity season without in-person racing. Read more
The fourth high school cycling league challenge saw students athletes push themselves on a short course for approximately 2 miles. 54 schools and over 500 students participated. As like all the challenges, in addition to cycling, students are encouraged toRead More
The Colorado Classic is excited to announce a partnership with the Colorado High School Cycling League to celebrate student athletes this month, as part of their ongoing #InspiredWeRide Jersey Campaign Read more
High School Cycling League Challenge 2 Winners Announced–these Kids Can More Than Ride, They are Super Creative!Submitted by Bill Plock on September 28th, 2020
By Bill Plock There is nothing virtual about the Colorado High School Cycling League’s fall challenges. Yes, normally hundreds of high school cyclists gather for some killer mountain bike races in places like Buena Vista or Snowmass, but this year,Read More
The Colorado League Board of Directors and staff have met regularly to evaluate the COVID-19 trends across the country and region and the impacts on the format of the 2020 Fall Season. The health and safety of our riders, families, staff, volunteers, partners, and host communities is our number one priority. With this unwavering focus, it is clear that a viable race season is not possible or responsible. A 12-week program of “Singletrack Solidarity” challenges and contests including several traditional acknowledgments is planned. These will reinforce our mission of empowering youth to foster healthy habits, maintain positive social connections, build community, and instill championship characteristics on and off the bike. See below for more information on the program. Read more
But with more and more juniors participating in the crazy fast growing High School Mountain League, there are certainly more and more potential cross racers in that category. Read more
A fun week of riding, sponsored by Shimano and Big Ring Cycles (Shimano swag for all) where you start your day off with coffee, donuts and a great ride up Lookout Mountain! Starting at Big Ring Cycles in downtown Golden,Read More