Compton and Trebon victorious at Boulder Res.
(October 28, 2011) Boulder, Colo.—While La Nina is bringing the goods to Colorado in the form of winter moisture, in turn, cyclocross racers are getting near perfect conditions for racing.
By Jason Sumner
Stage 5 at the 2011 Brasil Ride may well go down as the toughest. The combination of multiple testing singletrack sections, a hike-a-bike from hell, and temperatures that climbed above the 100-degree mark combined to make this a true bitch of a day.
By Jason Sumner
The top of the overall men’s standings reversed Wednesday at the Brasil Ride, after Kristian Hynek and Robert Novatny (Future Cycling-Sweep) snagged the stage 4 win and moved into the yellow leader’s jersey in this seven-day mountain bike stage race in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Last year the Hucktober Fest was a fund raising event for the newly built Lunch Loops Bike Park in Grand Junction. The idea behind Hucktober Fest this past weekend was to be out in support of our friend Evan Guthrie.
It probably wasn’t ideal for anyone, but I think people understood and made the best of it.
By Jason Sumner
Imagine turning loose a World Cup-caliber cross country field on a 7km circuit, then peppering the course with slow moving sport class riders just to keep things interesting. That was essentially the nature of things Tuesday at the Brasil Ride mountain bike stage race.
Heavy Dose of Pain and Suffering
By Jason Sumner
Pain and suffering were parceled out in heavy doses Monday during stage 2 of the 2011 Brasil Ride mountain bike stage race. Of the 100 two-person teams that started the 145km stage with 3372 meters of climbing from Mucuge to Rio de Contas, only 72 finished. Causes of the major attrition included heat (temps reached the mid 90s), some exceptionally rough, rocky terrain (at least one carbon fiber XC bike was snapped clean through at the bottom bracket), and a ton of saddle time. Outside the top open division racers, everyone here logged at least 8 hours on the bike Monday. And many neared the 12-hour time limit, or went over.
A Full Banquet of Pain
By Jason Sumner
It was an up and down day for the Colorado contingent racing Sunday at the 2011 Brasil Ride, a seven-day mountain bike stage race in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Follow Jason Sumner Through the Soggy Hills of Brasil’s State of Bahia
By Jason Sumner
The 2011 Brasil Ride commences Sunday with a 12.4km prologue time trial in Mucuge, a quiet, small town that borders the breathtaking Parque Nacional Chapada Diamatina in the western region of the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Road Apple Rally
(OCT. 1, 2011) FARMINGTON, NM-- Farmington, New Mexico’s Road Apple Rally kicked of in 1981, earning this event a spot in bicycle history as the oldest annual mountain bike race in the nation.
Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and Amanda Carey ride away to victory.
(Oct. 16, 2011) Louisville Colo.-Unseasonably warm weather continued to plague CX lovers as the Front Range fall remained dry and sunny for this weekends racing. Monarch High School was the venue for last years state championships, and offers and excellent location for CX racing and spectating. The course included plenty of grass on the athletic fields surrounding the school, quite a few very tight 180 degree turns, a long sand section, and a couple barrier sections thrown in for good measure.
Over six hundred racers contest fast dry Blue Sky Velo Cup course.
(October 15, 2011) Longmont, Colo.—The Blue Sky Velo Cup, a Front Range darling of a cyclocross race, once again enticed plenty of racers to come out for a fun day of fast racing at the Xilinx complex.
MOUNTAIN BIKERS PUT TO THE TEST WITH NONSTOP 12-HOUR DOWNHILL RIDE
Angel Fire, NM – October 15, 2011 – It was a frosty morning packed with snow as riders came out to take on the mountain at the last stop of Red Bull Final Descent at Angel Fire Resort. The event brought out 127 dedicated riders participating in categories including expert, pro, team, male and female. Racers withstood thick mud, icy ruts, and exposed roots while contending for a share of the more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Fort Lewis College Skyhawks dominate racing on home course.
(Oct. 15-16) Durango, CO - The final weekend of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference was hosted by the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks in Durango, CO. While the weekend was not conference championships, it was the final chance to earn points towards the conference overall standings and provided a final tune-up for riders heading to Angel Fire, NM in two weeks for Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals.
(Oct 15 2011) Ogden Utah - A hot, sunny Saturday, decidedly non-cyclocross weather in Utah, gave witness to a large turnout for the fourth installment of the Utah Cyclocross Series. Keegan Swenson (Whole Athlete) rode to a decisive win in Mens A racing. Kelsy Bingham (Roosters/Bikers Edge) claimed victory in Women's A. Both are fresh off a weekend of UCI racing in Fort Collins where Swenson placed third on Saturday and won on Sunday. Bingham placed twelfth and eleventh respectively.
100 Miles in the Zuni Mountains of Northern New Mexico
Two 50-mile laps through some of the coolest terrain Northwestern New Mexico has to offer. The Zuni mountains are an oasis in a desolate desert and offer an array of fast flowy singletrack for your riding pleasure.
12 Hours of riding Downhill is harder than you may think. Find out for yourself.
The last stop of this year’s Final Descent will take place where it all began, at New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort. The format of the event is simple—riders can choose from 2-3 technical courses of varying difficulty. After 12 uninterrupted hours of extreme mountain riding, the competitor in each division with the most laps wins.
Jeremy Powers and Katie Compton take revenge on day 2.
(Oct 9, 2011) Fort Collins, Co.- Day 2 of the USGP New Belgium Cup was the polar opposite of day 1, as the torrential rain, heavy winds, and challenging mud gave way to partly cloudy skies and a course that had been hammered into submission all day by earlier classes. By the time the Elite Men and Women hit the dirt, it was fast and tacky, making for screaming fast lap times and tight racing. The milder weather also brought out quite a few more fans to witness the top-notch racing right here on the Front Range.
Cold temperatures and desert riding greet collegiate racers.
(Oct. 8-9) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Collegiate racers from around the region gathered in Grand Junction for the 5th round of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Series, hosted by Colorado Mesa University. Fort Lewis put on another dominant display of power, showing they will be a force at Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals later this month.
Nash and Trebon have wet and wild rides to victory.
(October 8, 2011) FORT COLLINS, Colo.—The first day of the USGP New Belgium Cup served as a real opener to cyclocross season for Colorado with a cold, wet, and muddy day of racing.
Western State College Hosts Round #4 of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Series
(October 1-2) GUNNISON, Colo. - Made famous by the Gunnison Growler, quite possibly the hardest 64-mile race in the state of Colorado, Hartman Rocks hosted Round #4 of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Series.
Ride in Support of Women and Children in Afghanistan
The Panjshir Tour was created to support Mountain2Mountain's (M2M) efforts to empower the women and children of Afghanistan. In October 2009, M2M Founder, Shannon Galpin, became the first woman to mountain bike in Afghanistan, a country where women are no longer allowed to ride bikes.
A Mission I Didn’t Think Possible
The first ride was a little nerve-racking.
I had just built a bike from frame up—and because I am neither a bike wrench nor a technically minded individual—I was nervous about everything from the headset loosening up to the cranks falling off.
Boo Bicycles was founded in 2009 when professional road racer and mechanical engineer Nick Frey contacted James Wolf, an industrial designer who specializes in bamboo fabrication, about building bicycles from bamboo. The two set out to craft high-performance bicycles using a combination of natural bamboo and synthetic carbon fiber to provide riders with a comfortable, durable and unique frame option.
Elegance in Motion
Bamboo, hemp fiber and plant-based epoxy: These may sound like items on a list of OG materials your iconoclastic hippie buddy is using to construct a greenhouse for his new medical-marijuana grow operation rather than the ingredients of a high-end bicycle frame. But master framebuilder Craig Calfee is showing high-performance bicycle enthusiasts that sustainable materials are a viable option in a world of toxic compounds and conspicuous disposability.
Engineered for Efficiency
Striving to design and build a race-ready DH bike takes a serious amount of engineering and R&D time. It’s something many bike companies find to be a monumental challenge not worth tackling. But with a full line of successful DW Link bikes and a knack for meticulously engineered designs, Pivot owner Chris Cocalis views the Phoenix as a natural progression for Pivot’s trail bikes.
A Simple Matter of Proper Execution
Even if I were mad about golf, I’d never buy a stuffy Buick just because Tiger Woods drives one. If NASCAR was my compulsion, the vision of Danica Patrick climbing from the window of a 750 horsepower muscle car, persuasive as it may be, would not snare my devotion to Go Daddy. Characteristically, the marketer’s shameless selling of a legendary name does not easily influence me.
Get the chance to ride new 2012 bikes before they hit the market at Outerbike.
SHOW LOW, ARIZ.- There was plenty of pain and pleasure on hand at this year's Tour of the White Mountains.
Team SRAM at 24 Hour National Championships
What do you say when the 6 time 24 Hour World Champion asks you to race on a team with her for 24 Hr National Championships? How do you feel when you know you’re racing on a 4 woman team consisting of Rebecca Rusch, Jenny Smith, and Kelly Boniface? You say GIDDY UP!!!! Our team name for the event was “SRAM.”
Bill Aims to build more year round opputunities for Mountain Ski Areas on Forest Service Land
A congressional bill that would allow ski resorts to offer more summer-season recreational opportunities on public land passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, moving to the Senate for consideration. In theory, a boost in summer activities at resorts will likewise lead to a boost in year-round employment and help grow Colorado's mountain resort communities.
(Salt Lake City – October 1 2011) Utah Cyclocross Series organizer Matt Ohran gave local crossers back to back days of racing to kick off the new season. Jason Sager (Jamis), Kelsy Bingham (Roosters/Bikers Edge) and Kris Walker (Contnder) started the 2011 cyclocross season with wins in Utah Cyclocross Series A division racing Saturday and Sunday in Salt Lake City.
Following the Yellow Leaved Trail at the Crested Butte Classic
Every year riders gather at the crack of dawn at the 4-Way Stop in downtown Crested Butte to race a hundred miles through Crested Butte’s most classic trails. The race, consisting of 3 loops, is designed to link together three of the most classic Crested Butte rides. Riders check in at the Brick Oven Pizzeria after each lap and can stop by the 4-Way to resupply themselves for the next loop. This year the order of the loops got scrambled from the traditional order, with Kebler Pass and the Dyke Trail taking the place of Strand and Deer Creek as the lead-off lap.
Tostado 3-Peats, and Mata claims second National Champion jersey for 2011.
(October 1-2, 2011) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Just like all of the other National Championship mountain bike events, the 24 Hour Nationals Championships was held at a new location this year
After 16 Years, This Year May Be The Last 24 Hours of Moab
In recent years there's been a trend towards teams signing up later and later. Distressing as this has been, taxing our ability to anticipate and plan for the size of the event, we've been gratified to see late registrations consistently pour in, and "save the day.
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.