Weekend Preview: Big Saturday

Triathlon Events

Thursday December 7th

 

Old Man Winter Kick Off Party

Boulder


Saturday December 9th

 

IRONMAN Team Colorado

Louisville

 

Join us at the IRONMAN HQ in Louisville for a run and then stay to watch the NBC broadcast 2017 IRONMAN World Championship race in Kona.  Colorado to Kona athlete Tom Bogan will be on site to chat about his amazing opportunity to race in Kona and his passion for the sport.  We will be making a donation to IM HQ neighbors and wonderful community members, Community Food Share, so please bring canned food items to donate.


Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series Race #1

Denver


Longmont Lights Holiday Parade

Longmont


Sweaty Sweater Run

Ft. Collins



Cycling Events

Thursday December 7th

 

Draft: Colorado Holiday Meetup

Boulder


Old Man Winter Kick Off Party

Boulder


Saturday December 9th

 

Colorado State CX Championships

Westminster


Longmont Lights Holiday Parade

Longmont


Sunday December 10th

 

Colorado State CX Championships

Westminster

Weekend Preview: Team Colorado and IMAZ

Triathlon Events

Saturday November 18th

 

IRONMAN Team Colorado Training Event

Louisville


Sunday November 19th

 

IRONMAN Arizona

Tempe, Az



Cycling Events

Friday November 17th

 

Winter Bike Expo

Littleton

Join pedal of Littleton for the 1st Annual Winter Bike Expo.  Two days of  great deals, demos, swag and clinics.  Including Pearl Izumi, Salsa Cycles, Flippin’ Flapjacks, Shimano 45NRTH, Surly Bikes and more.

Meet Salsa Cycles sponsored athletes Jay Petervary and  Neil Beltchenko


Saturday November 18th

 

Winter Bike Expo

Littleton

Join pedal of Littleton for the 1st Annual Winter Bike Expo.  Two days of  great deals, demos, swag and clinics.  Including Pearl Izumi, Salsa Cycles, Flippin’ Flapjacks, Shimano 45NRTH, Surly Bikes and more.

Meet Salsa Cycles sponsored athletes Jay Petervary and  Neil Beltchenko


Shimano CX Series: Salisbury

Parker


Sunday November 19th

 

Salty Treads CX

Fruita

IRONMAN Team Colorado Event

Louisville

This is the Kona to Colorado Edition!

Join the IRONMAN Boulder race directors Dave Christen and Tim Brosious and 303Triathlon for an IRONMAN Team Colorado training session and NBC broadcast of the 2017 Kona Race.

Schedule:

11am: 45 – 60 min run, optional
12:30-2pm: Watch the NBC broadcast of the 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona
2pm: Inspirational send off from 2017 Boulder to Kona athlete Tom Bogan

*There will be no trainer ride this week, run only*

Please bring a non perishable food item. We will be making a donation to Community Food Share. IRONMAN Boulder HQ neighbor, friend and great organization.

IRONMAN Team Colorado Event

Louisville

 

Join the IRONMAN Boulder race directors Dave Christen and Tim Brosious and 303Triathlon for an IRONMAN Team Colorado Open House.

We are hoping the weather will be beautiful and allow for an outdoor run. Please bring trainers for a 90 min indoor bike session led by 303’s Bill Plock. If you have an extra trainer, please bring it along.

After our training session, please stay and socialize.

Everyone is welcome.

 

FB event here

Weekend Preview: XTERRA, IRONMAN, CX : It’s covered

Triathlon Events

Saturday October 28th

 

IRONMAN Team Colorado Open House

Louisville

 

Join IRONMAN and Team Colorado for a 90 min indoor trainer ride led by IRONMAN and 303 partner, Bill Plock.  Followed by a 30 min outdoor run on the beautiful trails of Louisville.

All are welcome.

If you have an extra trainer to lend for the workout, please bring it.

 

Facebook Event HERE


Sunday October 29th

 

XTERRA World Championships

Kapalua, Maui, Hawai’i

 

Colorado is well represented in Maui again this year with 45 athletes toeing the start line.  We hope everyone has an amazing day!



Cycling Events

Thursday October 26th

 

Amy Charity:  Get on the Other Side of Comfortable

Golden

 


Friday October 27th

 

Pastries on the Path

Boulder


Creepy Treads CX

Grand Junction


Saturday October 28th

 

5th Annual Feedback Cup

Golden


Sunday October 29th

Bandido CX

Parker

IRONMAN Boulder champion Timothy O’Donnell talks with 303Radio: Fatherhood, Kona Strategy

Brought to you by Training Peaks:

Hear 2017 Ironman Boulder champion Timothy O’Donnell tell 303radio hosts Bill Plock and Rich Soares talk about being a father and preparing to race and how his 2017 season played out. Timothy shares how his Santa Cruz 70.3 race went and just life as a pro triathlete, being married to Mirinda Carfrae the motivation that comes from a family and some ideas on how he is gonna attack Kona in 2017 with the help of Mark Allen and Greg Bennett both of Boulder and using the Halo NeuroSport. Road to Kona through Boulder!

IRONMAN Team Colorado Open House

IRONMAN Boulder HQ, Louisville

 

Indoor trainer session followed by an out door run on the trails of Louisville.

All are welcome.

 

If you have an extra trainer, we’d love for you to share.  No trainer, please come anyway, we’ll have extras.

 

Please plan on a 90 ride and a 30 min run both at a moderate pace.  Hoping to ride outside.  Please be prepared for either.

 

Facebook Event link

Tri Hearter: Reflections on IRONMAN Boulder’s Epic Nature

Warren Mine

By Bill Plock

About 20 minutes after the last person crossed the finish line at IRONMAN Boulder, it hit me. That feeling of wow, what a great day. The next day at the awards ceremony it bowled me over just what had happened. The epic nature and vibe of an IRONMAN comes down to thousands of moments, some inspiring, others mesmerizing and many simply beautiful that causes the ultimate appreciation and respect for the race and the athletes. At some point it just becomes overwhelming if you let it–in a good way.

I was walking with 73 year old Warren Mine of California (the oldest to complete IM Boulder in 2017) to help him retrieve his bike talking about his race (his 20th+ IRONMAN) when champion Tim O’Donnell walked by on his way to get his bike. I kind of shook my head in disbelief and reflected. What a crazy sport I thought. Here is one of the top athletes in the world, having just won the race, simply going to pick up his bike, limping a bit and commenting how his legs hurt–like everyone else’s. When LeBron finishes a game I’m guessing he doesn’t even pick up his basketball shoes. The mingling of pro’s and amateurs all aiming for the same goal, with the same vulnerabilities, the same dedication and similar dreams and hopes sets triathlon apart. It endears all of us triathletes. It builds bonds and communities and lasts a lifetime.

To spectate IRONMAN Boulder for the first time convinced me more than ever that through this endeavor lives are changed. Relationships begin, are cemented, and are celebrated by a common event experienced uniquely for everyone. I parked myself for over two hours photographing hundreds of Colorado athletes as they entered the run course from T2. The relief and smiles to be on the run leg permeated most, and their hopeful gaze for a good run was greeted by hundreds of cheering people lining Boulder Creek. Hours passed. I walked miles, taking more pictures, cheering and remembering my runs on this creek for the past three IRONMAN Boulders. All I could think about was the love and support I always felt and that was the only thing I missed about not racing. It’s addictive and appreciated. I thought how lucky all these people were to experience it–especially first timers. They will never forget it.

Champion Tim O’Donnell awards finisher medals during the magical midnight hour

Later that night, during the last hour of the race, I simply sat a few feet from finishers who were greeted by Tim O’Donnell and his wife and three time IRONMAN World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae. The unofficial triathlon king and queen of Boulder graciously medaled each of the final age groupers. Most gazed in disbelief or were too dazed and confused to grasp the significance–but once they understood who was putting their arms around them, the smiles beamed.

To witness the tears, the joy, the pain, the end, and really the beginning of a new journey for so many sticks in my mind. Tears came to my eyes many times.

But no race is complete without recognizing those who win and rise above. Those who persevere the most, overcome amazing challenges and earn one of the toughest and most coveted entries in all of sport–a chance to compete in Kona. A spot reserved for the top 2%. The dreams of the athletes, their families and coaches hang in the balance of getting a spot.

It’s not as clear cut as you might think. Going into the awards all that is known is that 40 spots are awarded. They are then divided among all age groups proportional to how many people raced in the age group.

Some age groups have one entry, others as many as three of four. But not every athlete chooses to go or some have an entry from

EK Endurance Sports, Vixxen Racing & BTC Elite Coach Eric Kenney

an earlier race so their spot rolls down. Each time an athlete’s name is called and there is no response, some athlete hoping and waiting erupts in emotion–some show it more than others and it is wonderful to witness (you must be present to claim a spot). The tension can be thick.

Coach Eric Kenney and his athlete Liz West

In the female 30 to 34 age group, local athlete, Team Vixxen Racing member, Elizabeth West, was third in her age group with two spots up for grabs. She is coached by Eric Kenney of EK Endurance. I knew how anxious Eric was, hoping to see her dream come true. If you know Eric, you know he wears his heart on his sleeve.

As Mike Reilly began to announce that age group I was nervous. My personal connection and empathy for Liz and knowing how close she has been in past years and remembering how I felt missing a spot by one place two years ago, put a lump in my throat in anticipation. Mike called the first name. Silence. He called it again. More silence.

Tears swelled in my eyes and I gazed not at Liz, but at Eric a few feet away, standing alone to the side. He crumpled to a knee and couldn’t fight the tears. That moment will last a lifetime. Liz hugged many and tears came to her as well and her mom sat crying; it was simply beautiful.

Ironman Boulder is over, dreams are cast and inspiring stories will be told for a long long time.

Weekend Preview: Summer OPEN and Colorado Bike Expo a GO!

Triathlon Events

Friday May 19th

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Saturday May 20th

 

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Summer OPEN Sprint Tri

Union Reservoir, Longmont


Team Colorado Weekly Ride

Boulder


Ft. Collins Children’s Tri

Ft. Collins


Ft. Collins Spring Triathlon & Duathlon

Ft. Collins


Sunday May 21st

 

Tri the Rock

Castle Rock


Vixxen Racing: Find Your Feisty Run & Recovery

Boulder


The Original Meowler – Cancelled

Gunnison



 

Cycling Events

Friday May 19th

 

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Friday Night Lights

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver


Rapha Ride

Boulder


Grand Junction Off Road

Grand Junction


Kokopelli Trail Mtb Trip

Loma t0 Moab


Saturday May 20th

 

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver

Rain, Shine or Snow.  This event will happen.

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the state of Colorado! In its third year the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado; pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, biking enthusiasts and utilitarian’s with the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups and cycling destinations.

The two day festival and consumer show will also include BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn to ride clinics, strider course, sprint competitions, demo area, antique bicycle display, a fashion show, incredible programming, live entertainment, beer garden, food trucks and more!

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels.


Robidoux Quick & Dirty

Scotts Bluff, NE

The 2nd Annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017.  This is a 75 mile gravel race held in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, and is run through the heart of the Wildcat Hills.  You can race it and gather a cash prize, or you can take your time and make it an adventure ride.  Either way, the route takes you through piney woods and high plains grasslands nestled in a bluff system left behind by a retreating sea 70 million years ago.  Look for fossils and cows; this is open range country.  You won’t be the first to test your mettle through these parts.  You’ll be riding on the Oregon Trail for much of the route, retracing the very steps of the Western immigrants.  The race is named after Antione Robidoux, who built a trading post during the 1840s, selling tack and grog to immigrants as they crossed over Robidoux Pass on the way to their demise or Oregon, which ever came first.  In later years, immigrants struggled over the more direct Mitchell Pass.  You’ll be riding over both.

The route is run primarily on excellent, fast gravel roads.  Route finding will be straightforward to allow riders to focus on putting power to the pedals.  It’s a hilly course though, with over 4,000 feet of climbing in 75 miles.  The course is 88% gravel and 12% asphalt, with the final 5 miles climbing up over Mitchell Pass and through the Scotts Bluff National Monument.


M&M: An Urban Bike Event

Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver


Ride.Rock.Rally Hill Climb

Boulder


Superior TT & TTT

Superior


Pony Xpress Gravel 160

Trinidad


VIDA Mtb Clinic

Boulder


Dirty Double Fondo 200km

Salida


Gravalanche Series Finale

Boulder


Ride of Silence

Woodland Park


Kokopelli Trail Mtb Trip

Loma t0 Moab


Rapha Ride

Boulder


Grand Junction Off Road

Grand Junction


Sunday May 21st

 

McKee Classic Bike Tour

Loveland


Morgul Bismark Road Race

Superior


Santa Fe Century

Santa Fe, NM


Kokopelli Trail Mtb Trip

Loma t0 Moab


Rapha Ride

Boulder


Grand Junction Off Road

Grand Junction