The Ring the Peak 100(ish)k is an unofficial mountain bike challenge taking place in Colorado Springs, CO
as part of the Colorado Endurance Series this is not an organized race or sanctioned event. It is similar in format and spirit to events such as the AZTR 300/750, Hardcoere 100, and other self-supported events. All that is provided is a commonly used route, a suggested start time and tabulation of finishing times provided by riders. There is no race organization, no checkpoints, no support system, nothing. You are completely on your own. The route description/maps page contains a few tips with regards to logistics (water, etc) and timing (the aim is to finish in one day).
A Self-Supported Trip through Paradise, and Beyond.
Combining world class singletrack, amazing high country scenery, and beautiful fall colors is exactly what the Crested Butte Classic is about. 3 Seperate loops lead riders along some of the most legendary singletrack Crested Butte has to offer. This is definitely one for the list.
Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Takes Over Sol Vista Resort and Granby Ranch
(Sept. 24-25.) Granby, Colo- Known as one of the best collegiate races on the Rocky Mountain circuit, the Oredigger Classic hosted by the School of Mines did not disappoint in 2011. Classic fall weather and changing leaves greeted races at Sol Vista Resort, host of the 2009 and 2010 Mountain Bike National Championships.
Muddy Finale for US Gravity Racers.
(September 10, 2011) BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC.—In returning to the East Coast, dual slalom and especially downhill racers were greeted with ample moisture that is common place in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.
Kicking up the dust at Xilinx.
(Sept. 24, 2011) Longmont, Colo.-Continued warm and dry weather greeted racers for the Boulder Racing Series CX #2 last weekend at Xilinx. Although this venue has seen its share of rain, snow, and mud, this year would not deliver those coveted CX conditions. Instead, Mother Nature dished up some fast and dry conditions as more than 500 racers showed up to make the rounds at Xilinx.
Eszter Takes a Trip: SSWC 2011
By: Eszter Horanyi
I have very few regrets in my life. I've always taken a life approach of 'You regret the things you don't do more than the things you do' and thus, have found myself in many situations where I wonder what I was thinking when I hatched a certain plan. But, I always emerge with a good story and with the clarity of 20/20 hindsight, am generally glad I partook in various activities and events. In 2009, Single Speed World Championships were held in Durango, CO, a 6 hour drive from my home. I didn't attend. After a summer of traveling and racing bikes, I couldn't bring myself to pack up the car and make the drive across the state. I have never kicked myself so hard for missing what sounded like the event of a lifetime.
Improve your Mountain Bike skills on some of the best trail around at this All Womens skill camp in Fruita, Colo.
You know how sometimes people say so many amazing things about a place that, once you get there, it's almost impossible for it to live up to your expectations? Well, this could have been the case when we headed to Fruita last year but it wasn't. In fact, it was not only as fun as we thought it would be. It was even more fun than that.
TAOS, N.M. - As dawn broke early Saturday morning, 13 racers left the empty streets and headed for the mountains. Though the skies were dreary and the ground damp from a late night rain, the clouds ahead appeared to be parting, as if greeting the hardy bunch of mountain bikers as they began their ascent.
Rocky Mountain Collegiate racing at the Beaver Meadows Resort
by Eszter Horanyi
At a time of year when most bike racers start thinking of ’cross, or even the off-season, college students from around the country start gearing up for the collegiate mountain bike season. This weekend, Colorado State University hosted the second round of racing in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference at Beaver Meadows Resort, about an hour north of Ft. Collins.
Duke and Eckmann rock the park at Valmont.
(Sept.17, 2011)Boulder, Colo.-The first of five Boulder Racing Cyclocross Series races went down at the new Valmont Bike Park on Saturday. The new venue is nothing but spectacular, with tons of terrain offering multiple possibilities for different CX course layouts. For those who haven’t been to the park yet, go check it out, as it is full of all kinds of biking features for the whole family.
Calling all photographers. Think you have an image worthy of gracing our pages in print?
(LAS VEGAS, Nev.)—This guy, Michael, from the Bay Area of California, he likes to put things together. In his spare time, he’ll build up bikes, sometimes traveling as far as Colorado to take a workshop from famous track bike framebuilder Koichi Yamaguchi. For work, Michael sews together messenger bags and other accessories for Chrome Industries. He has to keep his hands moving, has to stay busy, or he’ll go crazy.
LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Utah is the newest state to join the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) with more than 31 high schools ready to participate in the race series launching in fall 2012.
... but We'll Let Vertically Challenged Men in on This, Too
Those of us who are vertically challenged (okay, we’ll just say “short”) have been watching the 29er movement grow quickly, not quite jumping on board based on the assumption that the huge wheels would throw us completely off balance and be too much to handle.
(September 14, 2011) LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Lars van der Haar of Rabobank-Giant won Wednesday night's elite men's race at Cross Vegas. Van der Haar, the current U23 world cyclocross champion, won a close threeway sprint ahead of Christian Heule of Cyclocrossword-Cannondale and Rob Peeters of Telenet-Fidea.
(September 14, 2011) LAS VAGAS, Nev. - Getting a ride on Pivot’s new Mach 5.7 Carbon at Dirt Demo required luck and a lot of patience. As soon as one demo bike came in, it was rapidly turned around and sent back out the door for another round on Bootleg Canyon’s infamously gnarly terrain. In fact, all off Pivot’s bikes seemed to be high on people’s must-ride list.
(September 13, 2011) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Imagine one of the largest one-day cash purses in mountain biking history. Sinuous flowing single track trails though the Prescott National Forest. Live music. Southwestern hospitality. And the history of cowboys, miners, gamblers and brawlers who put the "wild" in Wild West. Blend together.
(September 10, 2011) Salida, Colo. - At 9 pm on September 10th, 49 riders, ranging in age from mid-20’s to 60, congregated at Absolute Bikes in Salida. Dressed ready to undertake 125 miles of high-altitude riding through the middle of the night, clothing choices ranged as wide as the ages.
The Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance is allowed access to The Caribou Ranch for it’s annual “Sufferfest”.
(Sept 10, 2011) Caribou Ranch, Colo.-The Caribou Ranch has long been a famous retreat for musicians to get away from it all, get inspired by the beautiful surroundings the Ranch has to offer, and record new music. Artists such as Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg, Elton John, and others have made the Ranch their temporary home while working on recording music. For the first time, the Guercio Family has allowed cyclists access to their stunningly beautiful property.
Switch Technology Moves Deeper into Yeti’s Line
(September 12, 2011), Las Vegas, Nev. - Just 5 months ago Yeti introduced the new SB66 trail bike with Switch Technology and generated a laudable buzz from media outlets, Yeti fans, and just about anyone who was lucky enough to grab an early test ride.
A great race and a great fundraiser. The 2011 12 Hours of Snowmass is a benefit for a local non-profit youth organization - Aspen Youth Center. Riders can register with Active Giving and use the website to raise money and win great prizes!
7am - 7pm Saturday September 10 2011
Nat Ross and the Aspen Youth Center would like to welcome you to an exciting endurance race this fall in the Colorado Rockies, a twelve-hour mountain bike race on Snowmass Mountain. Choose to ride solo or in teams of two, three, or in an open team of up to eight riders.
Downhillers Endure 12 Hours of Gravity Racing.
(September 10, 2011) WINTER PARK, Colo.—For its second year at the Winter Park Resort, the Red Bull Final Descent gave gravity racers another taste of endurance racing with a high octane downhill flavor.
Larger platform, trail specific design improves control and power over technical terrain
Shimano has long been known for their SPD clipless pedal design, for 2011 they introduced a new Trail style SPD pedal in their XT level pedals. With its refined larger platform design the trail pedals offer riders a greater amount of contact between pedal and shoe while maintaining a lightweight design.
Park City Point to Point 2011
(September 8, 2011) PARK CITY, Utah. - Singletrack Never-Never Land. I'll bet you didn't know that nestled in the mountains in and around Park City are 300 miles of the sweetest singletrack your tire will ever grace.
It’s gotta be the Ibis Riply 29er
By Steve Domahidy
(September 8, 2011) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Ger. - As a Eurobike review, you would have to be expecting a lengthy piece on all things new and sparkly at Eurobike. On almost every single bike forum and chatter site, you’ll find editors expounding on the 2012 product of the second accompanied by ‘show’ pictures with said product being upstaged by the gawking crowds in the background.
MSC series survivors wrap it up at Sol Vista.
(September 3-5, 2011) GRANBY, Colo.—The Mountain States Cup Sol Survivor served as the last hurrah for the nine race series this past Labor Day Weekend. With double points on the line for each event, most racers chasing a series title toed the line for one last chance at securing their overall placing.
Colin Cares and Janet Ross take home top honors at the 2011 RME Series Finale at the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.
The final race in the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series was contested on a new course that worked its way around the beautiful rolling hills of the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch near Elbert Colorado. The PV Cycle Derby course was a 22-mile mix of service road, old double track, and singletrack that wound its way through Black Forest and Ponderosa Pine.
Held outside the quaint village of Elbert on the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, this venue harkens back to a time of windmills and cowboys.
Intimate camping and bunkhouses offer a - well, peaceful setting to crown the Series Champions. The 23 mile loop winds through low hills of Black Forest and Ponderosa Pine, which is sure to put a big ring grin on competitors faces as this private course is a real delight. Join us in the rustic dining hall for post race supper and awards ceremony. The quiet, back in time feeling at the Ranch makes it a great opportunity to bring the family and enjoy the solitude in the woods.
(September 4, 2011) Spearfish, S.D. - More than 600 riders took the trail, at least 100 riders more than last year.The race begins and ends each year in the city of Spearfish, S.D. The majority of the 50-mile race comprises single track, as well as two track ATV and gravel roads.