Weekend Preview: Get out and Swim

Triathlon Events

Saturday August 18th

BAM Bare Bones OWS

Boulder

Join BAM for the second Bare Bones Open Water Swims on Saturday August 18th. These events are held in the scenic Boulder reservoir surrounded by mountains and open space. Boulder’s altitude is 5430 feet so if you are coming from out of town do keep that in mind.

One, Two and Three Mile options

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Online Registration Closes Friday August 17th at 7pm

Registration here


Leadville 100 Trail Run

Leadville


Sunday August 19th

Chatfield Classic OWS

Littleton

Join us for our last event of the season.  One and Two mile swim options.

This is a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swims, which will be held on Sept. 8, 2018.

Race day registration available.  CASH or CHECK only



Cycling Events

Thursday August 16th

 

Colorado Classic – Stage 1, Circuit race through the town of Vail

Vail


Women’s Only MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Friday August 17th

 

Rocky Mountain Race Series – Purgatory

Durango


Colorado Classic – Stage 2, Time trial up Vail Pass

Vail


Velorama Festival

Denver


Saturday August 18th

 

Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo

Snowmass


Colorado CF Cycle for Life

Longmont


Colorado Trail Classic

Durango


EPIC Singletrack Series: King of the Rockies

Winter Park


Mayors Ride at Velorama

Denver


Rocky Mountain Race Series – Purgatory

Durango


Colorado Classic – Stage 3, Out-and-back starting in Velorama Festival in RiNo then to Lookout Mountain, Golden and back to RiNo for finish

Denver


Velorama Festival

Denver


Sunday August 19th

 

Rocky Mountain Race Series – Purgatory

Durango


Colorado Classic – Stage 4, Downtown city circuit with start/finish and criterium in Velorama

Denver


Velorama Festival

Denver

Weekend Preview

Triathlon Events

Thursday August 2nd

 

BAM Open Water Swim

Boulder


Grant Ranch Open Water Swim

Littleton


Boulder Stroke & Stride: Week 9

Boulder


Friday August 3rd

 

XTERRA Triathlon Training Camp

Silverthorn


Saturday August 4th

 

Cliff Backyard Ultra – SOLD OUT

Bailey

Racing will begin Saturday, August 4, at precisely 6:02 am. Swimmers will complete a 1.5 mile loop on a triangular race course, every hour. Racing will continue every hour until no swimmer completes a loop. If we reach 6:02 pm on Sunday, August 5, without a winner, race directors will implement a swim-off. There will be one award for our first-place finisher.


IRONMAN Boulder 70.3

Boulder


XTERRA Aspen Valley – Cancelled

Aspen


Splash, Mash, Dash

Highlands Ranch


Grand Ranch Open Water Swim

Littleton


XTERRA Triathlon Training Camp

Silverthorn


Sunday August 5th

 

Grand Ranch Open Water Swim

Littleton



Cycling Events

Thursday August 2nd

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Women’s Only Mtb Skills Clinic

Boulder


Friday August 3rd

 

RMRS – Powderhorn

Grand Junction


Fuel and Hydration for Endurance Events

Boulder


Copper Triangle

Copper Mountain


VIDA Mtb Clinic

Snowmass


FoCo Fondo: Bite the Bullet

Ft. Collins


BME Series Final

Aspen Snowmass


EPIC Singletrack Series: Super Loop Reimagined

Winter Park


BVV Saturday Sprints

Erie


Littleton Twilight Criterium

Littleton

 


RMRS – Powderhorn

Grand Junction


USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Carson, Ca


Sunday August 5th

 

2nd Annual Ride Like a Girl Day

Golden

Big Ring Cycles is hosting the Second Annual Colorado Women’s Ride Day on Sunday, August 5 at Tony Grampsas Memorial Park in Golden. The day begins with a variety of women-led road and mountain bike rides on routes ranging from casual to challenging. Riders return to a delicious brunch prepared by The Basted Egg and drinks. Besides scoring prizes and swag, this is a great chance to connect with other women cyclists, including special guest, 14-time national champion Katie Compton.


Bannock Street Criterium

Denver


Breck Epic MTB Stage Race

Breckenridge


RMRS – Powderhorn

Grand Junction


VIDA Mtb Clinic

Snowmass


BME Series Final

Aspen Snowmass


USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Carson, Ca

Weekend Preview

Triathlon Events

Thursday July 19th

 

Boulder Strike & Stride, Week #7

Boulder


Saturday July 21st

 

Carter Lake Crossing

Loveland

The Carter Lake Crossing is a point to point crossing of Carter Lake in Colorado.  Situated at just below 5800 feet, this nearly 3 mile swim is located in one of the most picturesque lakes in Colorado.    Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race.

Online registration is closed.  Race day registration Cash or Check only.


XTERRA Mountain Championships & Beaver Creek Sprint

Avon


Sunday July 22nd

 

Evergreen Sprint Tri

Evergreen


Tri Boulder

Boulder


Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Denver



Cycling Events

Thursday July 19th

 

Women’s MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


USAC MTB National Championships

Snowshoe, W.Va.


Friday July 20th

 

Strider Cup World Championships

Boulder


USAC MTB National Championships

Snowshoe, W.Va.


Saturday July 21st

 

Courage Classic Bicycle Tour

Copper Mountain


Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb

Idaho Spring


EPIC Singletrack Series: Elk Creek CX

Winter Park


Tour de Steamboat

Steamboat Springs


Strider Cup World Championships

Boulder


USAC MTB National Championships

Snowshoe, W.Va.


Sunday July 22nd

 

Palmares Racing Stapleton Criterium

Denver


Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Denver


Courage Classic Bicycle Tour

Copper Mountain


USAC MTB National Championships

Snowshoe, W.Va.

Weekend Preview: Another Beautiful Weekend on Tap

Triathlon Events

Thursday June 21st

 

Vixxen Racing Swim Clinic

Boulder


Boulder Stroke & Stride, Week #4

Boulder


Friday June 22nd

 

Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville


Saturday June 23rd

 

Solstice Sunset Open Water Swim

Longmont

Join Mountain Swim Series as they kick off their 2018 season with the Solstice Sunset Swim at Union Reservoir Saturday June 23rd. Early online registration closes Thursday June 21 at midnight. Race day registration is available for an additional $10 fee.

 


Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon

Loveland


TriBella Women Only Triathlon

Cherry Creek Reservoir


Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville


Sunday June 24th

 

Rachel Joyce & Dana Platin Run Clinic

Boulder


Boulder Sunrise Triathlon

Boulder


South Suburban TRYathlon

Centennial


Tri on the Plains

Sterling


Tri the Boat

Steamboat Springs


Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville



Cycling Events

Thursday June 21st

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN


Friday June 22nd

 

Pactimo Pop-Up Store

Denver


Mountain Bike Capital USA Weekend Event

Winter Park


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN


Saturday June 23rd

 

Mavic Haute Route Rockies

Boulder to Colorado Springs – the long way

 

 


EPIC Singletrack Series: Point to Point

Winter Park


Bring Out Yer Bike 

Denver


Laramie MTB Series

Happy Jack, WY


VIDA Mtb Clinic: Trestle Bike Park

Winter Park


BME Series: Crested Butte

Crested Butte


4SOH

Ft. Collins


BoulderCentre for Orthopedics Criterium

Golden


Colorado Bike MS

Westminster – Ft. Collins


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN


Sunday June 24th

 

Big Ring Cycles Demo Days

Golden

Join Big Ring Cycles, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Shimano and Bike-a-Latte at New Terrain Brewery and test drive great new bikes out on the trails at North Table Mountain from 8am-noon on Sunday, June 24th! Check out new shoes by Pearl Izumi, New Terrain’s food truck – J-Street, New Terrain Brewery


Bicycle Tour of Colorado

Leadville and beyond


John Stenner Memorial TT

Keensburg


Mavic Haute Route Rockies

Boulder to Colorado Springs – the long way


Colorado Bike MS

Westminster – Ft. Collins


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


BME Series: Crested Butte

Crested Butte


VIDA Mtb Clinic: Trestle Bike Park

Winter Park


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN

Chatfield Classic OWS

Littleton

 

It will consist of a 1 mile swim followed by a 2 mile swim.  In between the two races, there will be a short break to allow people to warm up, warm down and rest.  Particpants who have not swam at the Chatfield gravel pond in the past should be aware that there is a gravel bar in the middle of the lake.  The gravel bar can create some shallow and slightly technical swimming, and also adds some race character.

Participants may sign up for either the 1 mile swim, 2 mile swim or both.  It will be the last event of the year for the Swim Series and overall series winners will be announced at this event.  It is also a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swims, which will be held on Sept. 9, 2018 approximately 1 month later.  We hope to see you in the water!!!

1 and 2 mile swims

Event details and registration here

Carter Lake Crossing

Loveland

 

The Carter Lake Crossing is a point to point crossing of Carter Lake in Colorado.  Situated at just below 5800 feet, this nearly 3 mile swim is located in one of the most picturesque lakes in Colorado.    Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race.  Hope to see you there!

3 mile competitive swim

 

Event details and registration here

Solstice Sunset OWS

Longmont

 

The Solstice Sunset Swim is a swim created in cooperation with the Longmont Kinetics Festival.  Participants have the opportunity to swim either a 1.2 mile race or a 2.4 mile race.  Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each division for each race.  Divisions will be both non-wetsuit and wetsuit for both men and women for each race.  Following the race, there will be a bonfire on the lake. Before the event there is the festival.

 

1.2 and 2.4 mile events

 

Event details and registration here

Weekend Preview: It’s an OWS Weekend

Triathlon Events

Thursday July 27th

 

Stroke n Stride

Boulder


Saturday July 29th

 

Rueter-Hess OWS

Parker


Carter Lake Crossing

Loveland


BAM Swim

Boulder


Reverse Indoor Tryathlon #3

Lone Tree


Sunday July 30th

 

Outdoor Diva Sprint Tri

Longmont


Legend Rocky Mountain Tri – CANCELLED


Mark Your Calendar

Saturday August 5th

XTERRA Indian Peaks returns to Eldora.  After a 3 year detour over the Continental Divide to Snow Mountain Ranch the very popular XTERRA Indian Peak off road triathlon is returning to the Eldora Mountain Resort on August 5th.

The adventure begins with a chilly 1000m swim in Peterson Lake and after a 600 uphill run to the transition area competitors will head off on a 2 loop 23km bike on the trails of the Eldora Nordic Center.  This bike course offers a bit of everything, dirt road, double track, tight descents, muddy climbs, singletrack and a bit of no track.  After dismounting the bike the athletes will embark on what many call the best XTERRA run course out there.  This 4 mile run is a true trail challenge with steep climbs, singletrack and primitive trails that will put the hurt on even the most seasoned pro.



Cycling Events

Thursday July 27th

 

BVSC Bike Ed Program

Boulder


BVV Track Night

Erie


REVO CX Strength & Conditioning

Boulder


Tour de Freeze

High Line Canal


The Heart of Colorado

Manitou Springs


Endurance Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


Friday July 28th

 

Pastries on the Path

Boulder


Leadville Stage Race

Leadville


Salida Classic

Salida


Tour de Freeze

High Line Canal


The Heart of Colorado

Manitou Springs


Endurance Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


Saturday July 29th

 

Denver to Aspen Classic

Denver


14th Annual Grin & Barrett Charity Ride

Montrose


Breck 100

Breckenridge


Laramie Enduro

Laramie, Wy


DUST2: Bush’s Pump Track

Pagosa Springs


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 Mtb Skills Clinic

Boulder


Leadville Stage Race

Leadville


Salida Classic

Salida


Tour de Freeze

High Line Canal


The Heart of Colorado

Manitou Springs


Endurance Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


Sunday July 30th

 

Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


Leadville Stage Race

Leadville


Salida Classic

Salida


Tour de Freeze

High Line Canal


The Heart of Colorado

Manitou Springs


Endurance Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs

Mountain Swim Series Returns for 2017 Season

The Mountain Swim Series is back!  The Mountain Swim Series is excited to announce that it will be entering into its third year in 2017. Under new ownership, the swim series will be moving forward with three of last year’s events and will be bringing in a new event for 2017. These events, which will be put on by MT Exile Productions LLC, focuses on giving swimmers a fair, competitive and enjoyable experience in some of Colorado’s most popular lakes.

 

The first event of the year, the Boyd Lake Spring Splash, will be held at Boyd Lake near Loveland, Colorado on June 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM. It will feature the 1.2 and 2.4 mile races that have been present in years past and also a 5K race for those wanting to go a little bit further. Participants will also be able to sign up for either the 1.2 mile race AND either the 2.4 mile or 5K. This flexibility is new for 2017. This is one of the first open water swims in the area for the year and is a great lead-in to events like the Boulder Ironman and for people getting back into shape for the summer swimming season. With the option to swim both the 5K and the 1.2 mile swim, it also an excellent event for those looking to train for longer distance swim or make an attempt at getting on the podium twice in one day.

 

The second event of the year, the Solstice Sunset Swim is hosted in conjunction with the City of Longmont’s Kinetics Festival on June 24, 2017. Annually held on the weekend of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, this swim will usher in summer for 2017. The race will start at 6:00 PM and awards will follow from the festival and beer garden stage. Immediately following, there will be a bonfire on the lake trying to extend the day just one more hour.

 

 

The third event of the year is the Carter Lake Crossing. This three mile swim is in one of Colorado’s most picturesque lakes and will be an early morning point to point swim. It will be held on July 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM. This event has always been the Mountain Swim Series biggest event with approximately 200 people participating last year. It is a great warm-up for longer open water swims later in the year and due to its straight and long course, will allow faster swimmers stuck in the back of the pack the chance to “reel in” their competition.

 

The last and final event, which is new for 2017, is the Chatfield Classic swim, which will be held on August 13. This swim’s granddaddy, which was held in the main reservoir in 2015 was not renewed for 2016 and it is being brought back at the gravel pond. It will feature both a 1 mile sprint and a 2 mile endurance race. Since it is in the gravel pond, those familiar with the pond will know that in the middle of the lake is a sandbar, which offers a chance for some technical shallow water sprinting. The gravel bar also acts as a great landmark for navigation. Many swimmers know of the gravel pond through the Saturday morning workouts that are held there each week.

The Mountain Swim Series is excited to bring these events back for 2017 and is looking forward to bringing in some new opportunities for swimmers. Much of what people enjoyed last year, raffles, cash purses and a great atmosphere will be returning. Also, this year will feature separate awards for both “wetsuit” and “natural” (non-wetsuit) swimming categories.

 

Early registration is now open here.

Chatfield Classic

Chatfield Reservoir, Littleton

 

4th Race in the Mountain Swim Series

 

This is a new event for 2017.  It will consist of a 1 mile swim followed by a 2 mile swim.  In between the two races, there will be a short break to allow people to warm up, warm down and rest.  Participants who have not swam at the Chatfield gravel pond in the past should be aware that there is a gravel bar in the middle of the lake.  The gravel bar can create some shallow and slightly technical swimming, and also adds some race character.

Participants may sign up for either the 1 mile swim, 2 mile swim or both.  It will be the last event of the year for the Swim Series and overall series winners will be announced at this event.  It is also a good training swim for the Horsetooth Open Water Swim, which will be held on Sept. 10, 2017 approximately 1 month later.  We hope to see you in the water!!!

 

Event details and registration here

 

Other events include:

Boyd Lake Spring Splash, June 3rd

Solstice Swim, June 24th

Carter Lake Crossing, July 29th