Weekend Preview: It’s Still Summer in Fruita

Triathlon Events

Friday September 8th

 

Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Fruita


Saturday September 9th

 

XTERRA Fruita

Fruita


IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships: Women’s Race

Chattanooga, TN


Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Fruita

 


Sunday September 10th

 

Horsetooth Open Water Swim

Ft. Collins


IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships: Men’s Race

Chattanooga, TN


Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Fruita



Cycling Events

Thursday Septembr 7th

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Ladies Only: Intro to CX Info Night

Golden


Saturday September 9th

 

Golden GiddyUp

Golden


Rocky Mountain Enduro Series – Race #3

Steamboat Springs


Nederland X

Nederland


Cougar Slayer

Nederland


13th Annual Vapor Trail 125

Salida


First Aide for Mountain Bikers

Golden


SMC Fall Classic

Summit County


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Lee Likes Bikes Level 2 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Sunday September 10th

 

Buffalo Bicycle Classic

Boulder


Shimano Series CX: Harlow Platts

Boulder


Colorado League Race #2: South Conference

Leadville


Colorado League Race #2: North Conference

Steamboat Springs


Rocky Mountain Enduro Series – Race #3

Steamboat Springs


Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


13th Annual Vapor Trail 125

Salida


Golden GiddyUp

Golden

Friday Fun: The Ten Different Types of Open Water Swimmers

By Patricia Dixon

The Ten Different Types of Open Water Swimmers

1. Flamingos – The athletes just trying to get ready for their swim, whether wearing a wetsuit or not, they are the ones you see standing out in the water, hands clasped in front of them, bending over while having one leg lifted and standing on the other

2. Turtles – Those of us who do not have a mission, we have one speed – slow and steady. Our only mission is to swim as far as we can within the allotted time.

3. Seal pups – Beginner Open Water swimmers, they like to hang out near the shore line, go back and forth up and down the shoreline. You will also see the seal pups get out of the water a lot and jump on shore and then jump back in.

4. Jelly Fish – These types of swimmers will swim to the buoys and then float around them, sometimes just hang out by them for long period of time until you go to swim past the buoy and they jump out right at you. Like trying to sting you, then they will continue on to the next buoy.

5. The Seals – these types of swimmers are normally wearing a wetsuit, they may or may not see you, but they will swim right up on top of you as if you were a rock or iceberg.

6. The Sharks – Yep, they are out there. They are aggressive swimmers, they don’t care who is out there, if you are in their way, they will ram right into you.

7. Otters – This group of swimmers, they are cute to watch, they love to just have fun, they hang out with their friends, and they are very supportive of each other and will wait for each other to hit their meeting spot. They will laugh and giggle together and enjoy the morning swim.

8. Minnows – Otherwise known as the toe ticklers. These swimmers will swim up to you, and then tickle your toes non-stop until you move out of their path.

9. School of Fish – These swimmers will swim in a group, much like a school of fish. The one problem with this group, they all rely on the front swimmer to lead them, so if the front swimmer takes a wrong turn, they all follow.

10. Dolphin (Want to be) – Yep, I said want to be… These groups of swimmers are built of amazing athletes (Pros and Elites.) They are fast and they are strong. Watching them swim is just amazing; it’s like watching a pod of Dolphins. The one thing they are missing that Dolphins do well is being agile. The group of swimmers does not know how to change directions quickly to miss obstacles in their path, but instead, they just freight train whoever/whatever is in their path. You really don’t know what hit you until the Pod has completely swam over you and you are able to catch your breath and get your vision back.

Weekend Preview: Fun in the Sun

Triathlon Events

Saturday August 26th

 

Major League Triathlon: Vail Valley

Avon


Boulder Sunset Triathlon

Boulder


Sunday August 27th

Oskar Blues Gold Rush Bike Rally & Run

Boulder

Brought to you by the same fun people behind the Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Bike Rally and Run is the Oskar Blues Gold Rush Bike Rally. Similar format as Old Man Winter – short and long courses available and instead of easter eggs, “gold nuggets” will be placed throughout the course that are redeemed for fabulous prizes!

Over $5,000 worth of goodies to include a REEB bike frame, Patagonia bags, gift cards from Sports Garage, and much more. The course favors mountain bikes, but for Cyclocross fanatics warming up for winter, a CX bike will do the trick!

 


Triton Series OWS

Boulder



Cycling Events

Thursday August 24th

 

BVV Track Night

Erie


Dirt Jumps & Donuts

Castle Rock


Friday August 25th

 

Women’s Weekend on Wheels

Gunnison


Pastries on the Path

Boulder


Tour de Fat

Boulder


Saturday August 26th

CF for Life

Highlands Ranch

 

The CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 32 and 65 miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way!

 


Venus de Miles

Longmont


Rampart Ranger 100k Gravel Grinder

Colorado Springs


Colorado League Race #1

Frisco


Monarch Mind Bender

Monarch Pass, Gunnison County


 

BVV Women’s Night at the Track

Erie


Baseball & Bikes Evening Tour

Denver


Women’s Weekend on Wheels

Gunnison


Estes Park – Nederland Road Race – CANCELLED

Estes Park

 


Sunday August 27th

 

Golden Gran Fondo

Golden

 

Ride with your friends, Race with your friends

3 Distances to choose from:
Gran Route (81 mi), Medio Route (53mi), Piccolo Route (18 mi)
4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Cash Purse and Prizes for Gran Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners
No racing license required

Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery


Oskar Blues Gold Rush Bike Rally & Run

Boulder

Brought to you by the same fun people behind the Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Bike Rally and Run is the Oskar Blues Gold Rush Bike Rally. Similar format as Old Man Winter – short and long courses available and instead of easter eggs, “gold nuggets” will be placed throughout the course that are redeemed for fabulous prizes!

Over $5,000 worth of goodies to include a REEB bike frame, Patagoniabags, gift cards from Sports Garage, and much more. The course favors mountain bikes, but for Cyclocross fanatics warming up for winter, a CX bike will do the trick!


DFC Criterium

Denver


Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


Colorado League Race #1

Frisco


Women’s Weekend on Wheels

Gunnison

Weekend Preview: Let’s Have Some Fun!

Triathlon Events

Saturday August 19th

 

BAM Bare Bones OWS

Boulder

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: 1, 2 or 3 miles

TEAM EVENTS:
1 & 2 Mile only (can be co-ed)
3 people per tem – accumulated times of all 3 swimmers

 

NEW THIS YEAR! PRIZE MONEY
August 19 event – $40 to First Place Male & Female Individual events NO wetsuit only

 

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!


XTERRA Aspen Valley

Aspen


35th Annual Leadville Trail 100

Leadville


Sunday August 20th

 

Evergreen Kids Triathlon 

Evergreen



Cycling Events

Thursday August 17th

 

REVO CX Strength & Conditioning

Boulder


BVV Track Night

Erie

 

BVV Welcomes their newest sponsor, Wheels Manufacturing.

There will be prizes for cyclists from University Bikes, Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Oskar Blues, their own Wheels Mfg site and more. This is a fun venue to spectate, bring a picnic dinner and socialize!  Free entry for spectators.

DUST2: Shaeffer’s Track

Pagosa Springs


Saturday August 19th

 

Wacky Bike Ride

Larkspur

 

The Wacky Bike Ride is a one-day cycling event to encourage fitness and fun. With five rides to choose from and money from each registration benefiting Project ReCycle, the Wacky Bike Ride is a no-brainer way to spend a Sunday in Colorado.

ALL NEW COURSE surrounded by tall pine trees and beautiful views of Pikes peak. This is not the same old Wacky with the 33, 62, and 100 mile courses taking part in the KOM/QOM Strava challenge as riders climb up Tomah as they are cheered on by the crowd. Although it is called the “Wacky”, it is not for the faint of heart with elevation gains of 2,100 on the 33 mile course, 4,225 on the 62 mile and 6,263 on the 100 mile courses.


I Was Never Afraid: Book Signing by Scott Sweeney

Barnes & Noble, Glendale 10am – noon

Thorncreek Barnes & Noble, Thornton, 2-4pm

 

I am very excited to announce the release of my next novel I WAS NEVER AFRAID. . This suspense/thriller has a bit of a twist. A mysterious character in the fiction portion of the book is revealed in a post book biography. ~ I was inspired to create this character from an amazing person that resided in Denver CO.  Becky Wilson’s heroic feet back in 1967 propelled her into the record books, brought her tickertape parades and newspaper articles across the country.  Sadly over time her accomplishment seemed to have faded and been forgotten.   I hope this book will change that!


3rd Annual Food Rescue Ride

Aurora


BVV Track TT Colorado State Championships

Erie


Modern Market Criterium and Intergalactic Single Speed Championships

Aurora


WP Epic Singletrack: King of the Rockies

Winter Park


DUST2: Sewell’s Pursuit

Pagosa Springs


 

Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Sunday August 20th

 

Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


USAFA Road Race

Colorado Springs



 

Triathlon Events

Saturday August 19th

 

BAM Bare Bones OWS

Boulder

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: 1, 2 or 3 miles

TEAM EVENTS:
1 & 2 Mile only (can be co-ed)
3 people per tem – accumulated times of all 3 swimmers

 

NEW THIS YEAR! PRIZE MONEY
August 19 event – $40 to First Place Male & Female Individual events NO wetsuit only

 

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!


XTERRA Aspen Valley

Aspen


35th Annual Leadville Trail 100

Leadville


Sunday August 20th

 

Evergreen Kids Triathlon 

Evergreen

Weekend Preview: Have a Lovely Weekend

Triathlon Events

Saturday August 12th

 

USAT Age Group Olympic National Championships

Omaha, NE


Greeley Kids Triathlon

Greeley


Sunday August 13th

 

USAT Age Group Sprint National Championships

Omaha, NE


Chatfield Classic

Littleton


Steamboat Triathlon

Steamboat Springs



Cycling Events

Thursday August 10th

 

Velorama Colorado Classic

Colorado Springs stage

Denver Expo and party


DUST2: Shaeffer’s Track

Pagosa Springs


Dirt Jumps & Donuts

Castle Rock


BVV Track Night

Erie


REVO CX Strength & Conditioning

Boulder


Friday August 11th

 

Velorama Colorado Classic

Breckenridge – Men’s Race

Denver – Women’s Race


Saturday August 12th

 

2nd Annual Bite the Bullet Gran Fondo

Ft. Collins

 

Second Annual FoCo Fondo’s Bite the Bullet Gravel Fondo in Fort Collins, Colorado, hosted at New Belgium Brewing.  Fort Collins first Gravel Fondo!

Here’s the short and simple:

Remote gravel roads, open spaces, heavily stocked aid stations, rolling technical support, timed segments with cash prizes, New Belgium beer, food truck meals. The Start/Finish venue will be at New Belgium Brewing. Short and long routes.

Registration is LIVE, long route fee $55 for June, $60 for July, $70 for August, $10 cheaper for short route.


Velorama Colorado Classic

Denver


USAC Hill Climb National Championships

Colorado Springs


Pikes Peak Cycling Gran Fondo

Colorado Springs


BStrong Ride

Boulder


Colorado Trail Classic

Molas Pass, Silverton


Leadville Trail 100

Leadville


Steamboat Stinger MTB Race

Steamboat Springs


Bike MS Bighorn Country Classic

Sheridan, Wy


Velorama Mayor’s Ride & Kid Ciclova

Denver


Pioneers of the Peloton

Denver


Lee Likes Bikes Level 2 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Sunday August 13th

 

Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


Velorama Colorado Classic

Denver


Bike MS Bighorn Country Classic

Sheridan, Wy

 

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

Triton Series OWS

Boulder

 

The Triton Series heads west this summer to conquer the Boulder Reservoir in Boulder CO.

Situated a little more than a mile above sea level, Boulder CO has long been established as an adventure athlete mecca.  The Triton Series is proud to offer the opportunity to enjoy this amazing region this summer as part of our 2017 series.

The Triton Boulder offers multiple distances including a Triton SPRINT (750 m), Triton ONE (1.2 mile) and for those who want a little more we offer the Triton SELECT (2.4 miles).

Compete as an individual or put together a team.  Bring the family or make it an amazing weekend for you and friends. Train hard and come ready to conquer, and celebrate your success.

 

 

Event details and registration here

 

BAM OWS

Boulder Reservoir

 

BAM hosts bi-weekly Open Water Swims at the Boulder Reservoir throughout the Summer.  These events are safe, casual, and open to everyone ( as long as you are 18yr or older)
These Swims are Perfect for Open Water Enthusiasts, Triathletes and Swimmers of all Abilities

This year we will utilize two different courses
The “Traditional Course” of approx. 1000 meters with a shorter option available
The “Right Angle Course” of approx. 950 meters

Courses will be defined by large orange/yellow buoys
Lifeguards are positioned throughout the courses to assist swimmers
Shore course available for tentative swimmers (approximately 300 yards)

Event details and registration here

  

BAM OWS

Boulder Reservoir

 

BAM hosts bi-weekly Open Water Swims at the Boulder Reservoir throughout the Summer.  These events are safe, casual, and open to everyone ( as long as you are 18yr or older)
These Swims are Perfect for Open Water Enthusiasts, Triathletes and Swimmers of all Abilities

This year we will utilize two different courses
The “Traditional Course” of approx. 1000 meters with a shorter option available
The “Right Angle Course” of approx. 950 meters

Courses will be defined by large orange/yellow buoys
Lifeguards are positioned throughout the courses to assist swimmers
Shore course available for tentative swimmers (approximately 300 yards)

Event details and registration here

  

Bare Bones OWS

Boulder Reservoir

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
1, 2 or 3 miles

TEAM EVENTS
1 & 2 Mile only (can be co-ed)
3 people per tem – accumulated times of all 3 swimmers

TEAM DIVISIONS
18 to 39 and 40 and up – Wetsuit and Non Wetsuit

NEW THIS YEAR!
PRIZE MONEY

July 15 event – $40 to First Place Finishers in Team Event
August 19 event – $40 to First Place Male & Female Individual events NO wetsuit only

COST: $ 35 for individuals & team members – $30 for BAM & COMSA members

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

 

Event details and registration here

Summer Pass information here