• Colorado’s Next Big Gravel Race, the ‘Rad Dirt Fest in Maybe Colorado’s Next Big Boom Town–Trinidad?

    Submitted by Bill Plock on April 5th, 2021

    The time capsule of Trinidad and the surrounding Spanish Peaks makes for the perfect back drop for what might become Colorado’s newest bucket list gravel bike and trail run event—Life Time’s ‘Rad Dirt Fest.

    The city of Trinidad, nestled at the base of Colorado’s newest state park, Fishers Peak, located on the North side of Raton Pass, will host this event in early October. Trinidad, one of Colorado’s oldest and most preserved cities still flourishes with about 10,000 people but it feels like it hasn’t changed much since its heyday in the early 1900’s.

    But it has changed–tons. As in tons and tons of coal that used to roll through here after being mined near the roads the ‘Rad Dirt Fest follows. Thousands of miners and their families lived in the Spanish Peaks area northwest of town leaving hundreds of miles of smooth gravel roads to play on a hundred years later. Read more

    • Ryan Cross Hired By Life Time Events for Marketing Leadville, Dirty Kanza and More

      Submitted by Bill Plock on January 13th, 2020

      Veteran race director, endurance marketing professional and Boulder resident, Ryan Cross was recently hired by Lifetime Events as the Marketing Manager for off-road cycling and trail running events. 303 had a discussion with Ryan to find out about his new role and what’s going on at Lifetime for 2020.  Read more

      • Will Corporations Kill Endurance Racing—Or Save It?

        Submitted by 303cycling on October 25th, 2018

        Life Time Fitness recently purchased the Dirty Kanza 200, the latest in a string of indie races to be scooped up by major corporations Read more

        • Life Time Fitness Acquires Dirty Kanza

          Submitted by 303cycling on September 27th, 2018

          Owner of the Dirty Kanza  gravel race announced that the event has been purchased by Life Time, the fitness chain that also owns the Leadville 100 mountain bike race and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. Read more