Weekend Preview: IRONMAN Boulder Weekend

Triathlon Events

Thursday June 8th

 

Stroke n Stride

Boulder Reservoir


Meet Kyle & Brent Pease and Get Inspired

Golden


Storytime with Mike Riley

Boulder


Friday June 9th

 

IM Boulder Opening Ceremonies

City Park Bandshell, Boulder


Saturday June 10th

 

United Health Care IRONKIDS Fun Run

Boulder High School, Boulder


Alison Dunlap Beginner MTB Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Sunday June 11th

 

IRONMAN Boulder

Boulder


IRONMAN Boulder Watch Party

Boulder Reservoir


XTERRA Lory Pre-ride

Lory St. Park, Ft. Collins


Alison Dunlap Beginner MTB Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


USAT Athena & Clydesdale National Championships

Grand Rapids, Michigan



Cycling Events

Thursday June 8th

 

BVV Track Night

Erie


Haute Route Recon

Boulder


Friday June 9th

 

MTN Enduro

Vail


Saturday June 10th

 

Death Ride Tour VIII

Silverton

 

The DEATH RIDE Tour VIII Ride to Defeat ALS is a fundraising event to support the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association along with the Blazeman Foundation, WAR on ALS.  The DEATH RIDE Tour covers 235 miles over three days with about 16,500 feet of elevation gain.This is very challenging bike tour and designed only for cyclist who have trained.  Every year, 5,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with ALS. Through cycling tours and your generous donations, our non-profit organization raises funds to help combat this serious illness.

 

Face book page here


Alison Dunlap Beginner MTB Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Ride the Rockies

June 10-17


WP Epic Single Track Granby Ranch XC

Winter Park


Salida Big Friggin’ Loop

Salida


Best on Hess

Castle Pines


Take a Kid MTN Biking Day

Boulder


Sunday June 11th

 

Death Ride Tour VIII

Silverton

The DEATH RIDE Tour VIII Ride to Defeat ALS is a fundraising event to support the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association along with the Blazeman Foundation, WAR on ALS.  The DEATH RIDE Tour covers 235 miles over three days with about 16,500 feet of elevation gain.This is very challenging bike tour and designed only for cyclist who have trained.  Every year, 5,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with ALS. Through cycling tours and your generous donations, our non-profit organization raises funds to help combat this serious illness.

Face book page here


Death Ride Challenge

Durango


Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


Alison Dunlap Beginner MTB Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Ride the Rockies

June 10-17


Ridge on 38 Criterium and Beerfest

Wheat Ridge


USAC Talent ID Road Camp

Golden


BRAC Level 2 Junior Camp

Golden


Art by Bike Tour of Loveland

Loveland


Ibis Demo at Full Cycle

Boulder

Weekend Preview: Watch the Weather

Triathlon Events

Thursday April 27th

 

Heels on Wheels – Ladies Only

Campus Cycles, Denver


Friday April 28th

 

Bicycle Colorado Gala

Denver


Saturday April 29th

 

Team Colorado Weekly Ride

Boulder


Alison Dunlap Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Silver Creek High School Raptor Run 5k

Longmont


USAT Long Course Duathlon National Championships

North Carolina


Sunday April 30th

 

Rocky Mountain State Games – Indoor Triathlon

Colorado Springs


Crested Butte Pole, Pedal, Paddle

Crested Butte


Alison Dunlap Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


IRONMAN Team Colorado Training Run & Social

Louisville

 



 

Cycling Events

Thursday April 27th

 

Heels on Wheels – Ladies Only

Campus Cycles, Denver


Fruita Fat Tire Festival

Fruita


USAC Para-cycling  Road National Championships

Grand Junction


USAC Collegiate Road National Championships

Grand Junction


Friday April 28th

 

Bicycle Colorado Gala

Denver


Women’s Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic with Amy Shenton

Boulder


Fruita Fat Tire Festival

Fruita


USAC Para-cycling  Road National Championships

Grand Junction


USAC Collegiate Road National Championships

Grand Junction


Saturday April 29th

 

Ridgeline Rampage

Castle Rock

 

This unique, 16-mile racecourse linking the Miller Athletic Complex and the Ridgeline Open Space Trail System is a one-of-a-kind, phenomenal way to kick off the season in style.  We’ll have plenty of aid stations, treats and hydration around the course to keep you fueled.  Awards and after-party will be on the grassy lawn at the finish line!

In addition to the race, there will be activities for spectators, kids and families with hula-hoops, beach balls, badminton, food truck and more!

New this year – We are offering FREE Junior racing for ages 10-18. That’s right, just pre-register on-line for a FREE Junior entry, or sign up on race day for only $10 bucks!


Alison Dunlap Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Fruita Fat Tire Festival

Fruita


Giant & Liv Demo Day

Boulder


GiddyUP! Film Tour

Salida


USAC Para-cycling  Road National Championships

Grand Junction


USAC Collegiate Road National Championships

Grand Junction

 


Sunday April 30th

 

Koppenberg Road Race – delayed start time

Superior


Fruita Fat Tire Festival

Fruita


Alison Dunlap Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs

 


USAC Para-cycling  Road National Championships

Grand Junction

USAC Collegiate Road National Championships

Grand Junction

Alison Dunlap MTB Level II Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs

 

Coed Clinic

The Level II clinics are for riders that are comfortable on singletrack and regularly ride mountain bikes off-road. A Level II rider likes technical trails but may not have the skills to feel comfortable and safe. A Level II rider should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • If using clipless pedals (although not required) being able to get in and out of the pedals quickly and safely on both sides
  • Riding single track with moderate technical sections
  • Riding for 2-3 hrs at a time

 

A Level II rider will learn the following skills at the clinic:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking, and shifting
  • Cornering
  • Line selection
  • Enduro techniques
  • Riding up and down ledges
  • Riding off 2-3 foot drops
  • Tight exposed switchbacks with obstacles
  • Loose rocky climbs and descents
  • Cornering on loose tight singletrack
  • Off-camber cornering
  • High speed descending
  • Whoop-de-doos
  • Wheelies

 

Event details and registration here

Alison Dunlap MTB Level II Skils Clinic

Colorado Springs

 

Women’s Clinic

The Level II clinics are for riders that are comfortable on singletrack and regularly ride mountain bikes off-road. A Level II rider likes technical trails but may not have the skills to feel comfortable and safe. A Level II rider should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • If using clipless pedals (although not required) being able to get in and out of the pedals quickly and safely on both sides
  • Riding single track with moderate technical sections
  • Riding for 2-3 hrs at a time

 

A Level II rider will learn the following skills at the clinic:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking, and shifting
  • Cornering
  • Line selection
  • Enduro techniques
  • Riding up and down ledges
  • Riding off 2-3 foot drops
  • Tight exposed switchbacks with obstacles
  • Loose rocky climbs and descents
  • Cornering on loose tight singletrack
  • Off-camber cornering
  • High speed descending
  • Whoop-de-doos
  • Wheelies

 

Event details and registration here

Alison Dunlap MTB Beginner Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs

 

Coed Clinic

Our Level I clinics are designed for the person that rode a mountain bike years ago or rides on a regular basis, but lacks the confidence and technique to feel comfortable on single track. If you’re completely new to the sport and don’t know the first thing about mountain biking, then this clinic is also for you. In the Level I clinic, riders learn the basic fundamentals of riding a mountain bike:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking and shifting
  • Mounting/dismounting your bike on steep terrain
  • Cornering
  • Riding up and down curbs
  • Climbing and descending
  • Switchbacks
  • Riding varied trail conditions

 

You’ll also learn about vision; how to read a trail and make quick, split-second decisions on what you can and cannot ride. We’ll also spend time on trail etiquette, safety, and basic on-trail bike repairs. You’ll leave your clinic with an arsenal of new skills, a razor sharp eye for technique, and confidence that will stay with you for years to come!

Day 1 – Monument Valley Park

Day 2 – Ute Valley Park

 

Event details and registration here

Alison Dunlap MTB Beginner Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs

 

Women’s Clinic

Our Level I clinics are designed for the person that rode a mountain bike years ago or rides on a regular basis, but lacks the confidence and technique to feel comfortable on single track. If you’re completely new to the sport and don’t know the first thing about mountain biking, then this clinic is also for you. In the Level I clinic, riders learn the basic fundamentals of riding a mountain bike:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking and shifting
  • Mounting/dismounting your bike on steep terrain
  • Cornering
  • Riding up and down curbs
  • Climbing and descending
  • Switchbacks
  • Riding varied trail conditions

 

You’ll also learn about vision; how to read a trail and make quick, split-second decisions on what you can and cannot ride. We’ll also spend time on trail etiquette, safety, and basic on-trail bike repairs. You’ll leave your clinic with an arsenal of new skills, a razor sharp eye for technique, and confidence that will stay with you for years to come!

Day 1 – Monument Valley Park

Day 2 – Ute Valley Park

 

Event details and registration here

Tri Coach Tueday: Alison Dunlap MTB Camp

Are you looking to improve your mountain biking skills this summer? Looking to develop additional skills and make friends along the way? Consider a weekend mountain biking skills camp! 303 Cycling Ambassador Erin Trail talked to Alison Dunlap about her Adventure Camps.


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Erin:  Who can benefit from your camps?

Alison:  Anyone, from skilled to beginners can benefit. The only requirement is that you know how to ride a bike and we’ll take it from there.
Erin: What do you learn in the camps?

Alison:Saturday is a drills and skills day, where we work on a variety of skills in a grassy park setting. This day is all about confidence building and understanding core concepts and fundamentals of mountain biking. Sunday we take those skills to the trail! The benefit of this second day is that as a group, we’ll session every section until each person gets it right. We also record video of people as they ride, so they can see their form as they ride through obstacles. The video analysis makes a big difference in understanding body positioning.

Erin: What makes a camp better than a private lesson?

Alison:  The group setting makes it more fun. As the clinic progresses, friendships develop and people really rally behind the other riders as they conquer challenging sections of the trail. The camaraderie that develops during the two days really enhances the overall learning experience.

Erin:  What do you love about these camps and teaching people mountain biking?

Alison:  It’s fun knowing you have an impact on people that can change their life, with overcoming fears and making friends.
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Alison offers a variety of camps and dates:
Beginners Clinics (Level I)
Women’s Only: April 29-30, 2017
Co-Ed: June 10-11, 2017
The Level I clinics are designed for the person that rode a mountain bike years ago or rides on a regular basis, but lacks the confidence and technique to feel comfortable on single track. If you’re completely new to the sport and don’t know the first thing about mountain biking, then this clinic is also for you. In the Level I clinic, riders learn the basic fundamentals of riding a mountain bike:
• Basic bike set-up
• Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking and shifting
• Mounting/dismounting your bike on steep terrain
• Cornering
• Riding up and down curbs
• Climbing and descending
• Switchbacks
• Riding varied trail conditions
You’ll also learn about vision; how to read a trail and make quick, split-second decisions on what you can and cannot ride. We’ll also spend time on trail etiquette, safety, and basic on-trail bike repairs. You’ll leave your clinic with an arsenal of new skills, a razor sharp eye for technique, and confidence that will stay with you for years to come!


Intermediate Clinics (Level II):
Women’s Only: June 24-25, 2017
Co-Ed: July 8-9, 2017
The Level II clinics are for riders that are comfortable on singletrack and regularly ride mountain bikes off-road. A Level II rider likes technical trails but may not have the skills to feel comfortable and safe. A Level II rider should be comfortable with the following skills:
• If using clipless pedals (although not required) being able to get in and out of the pedals quickly and safely on both sides
• Riding single track with moderate technical sections
• Riding for 2-3 hrs at a time
A Level II rider will learn the following skills at the clinic:
• Basic bike set-up
• Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking, and shifting
• Cornering
• Line selection
• Enduro techniques
• Riding up and down ledges
• Riding off 2-3 foot drops
• Tight exposed switchbacks with obstacles
• Loose rocky climbs and descents
• Cornering on loose tight singletrack
• Off-camber cornering
• High speed descending
• Whoop-de-doos
• Wheelies

All clinics are held in Colorado Springs, which is Alison’s home base. To sign up for one of Alison’s Camps, head to her website.

All clinics are listed on the 303Triathlon calendar here