Primal Colorado Bike Expo

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 Events Include:

2:00 P.M.

SHOW OPENS *Early Bird BONUS – Prizes for first 50 visitors; Colorado Classic Community Tent

2 – 8:30 P.M.

Kid Zone
Demos & Test Rides
Adult Big Wheel Races
Spin-Off Competitions hosted by Inspired Training Center
Beer Garden & Food Trucks brought to you by Planet Cyclery
Bicycles for Humanity Bike Drive (donate your gently used bike)

  • Feedback Omnium Warm-Up / Cool-Down Tent; Lot G
  • Nowear BMX Flatland & Aerial Stunts; Demo Area
  • Bikepacking & Bike Touring by Bob Williams of Beer & Bike Tours; Colorado Classic Community Tent
  • Basics of Bike Care by Bikes Together; Colorado Classic
    Community Tent
  • White Line Cycling Events presents Friday Night Lights at Mile High Stadium – Criterium Race & Street Sprints (racing begins on both courses simultaneously at 3:00 PM)
  • How to Fix a Flat Tire by Katie Macarelli of Feedback Sports and Shelley Hartman of Liv Bikes; Colorado Classic Community Tent
  • Nowear BMX Flatland & Aerial Stunts; Demo Area
  • The Wheelmen – High Roller Engagement; Demo & Exhibitor Area

Reuter Hess Reservoir OWS

by Erin Trail

After more than a year of waiting, the very first event within the confines of the new Rueter-Hess Reservoir is set for 2017.  Many people in the South Denver Metro Area have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this reservoir since the Open House meeting in February 2016 (meeting recap here).  Without Limits Productions will be hosting the very first open water swim race for this venue, consisting of either a 1.2 mile course or a 2.4 mile course, on July 29, 2017.  The race is limited to 150 participants and will cost $25 for the 1.2 mile or $30 for the 2.4 mile.  It is expected to sell out quickly, so if you’re interested, sign up soon!


Since this is a completely new event, details are still being finalized. Here’s some basics to get you started:

–  Estimated swim start times are: 2.4 mile distance at 7:00 AM, 1.2 mile distance at 7:10 AM. Specific details regarding start waves are still pending, but will likely be 10 year age-group brackets divided into men and women.

– The swim will follow USAT rules, meaning wetsuits and speedsuits with zippers will be allowed, in addition to traditional swimsuits.

– There will be NO opportunities for any practice swims at Rueter-Hess. Per Without Limits “If you want to touch Rueter-Hess water this year, then sign up for this race!”

– The Course will consist of a long, rectangular out and back swim. The 1.2 mile will be 1 loop, the 2.4 mile will be 2 loops (athletes will stay in the water to start loop #2).  Buoys will be placed every 150 meters.

– And the question everyone wants to know – what’s the water temperature??? It’s estimated to be 70-72 degrees, but since this is the first swim ever at this reservoir, no one really knows what to expect.



Volunteers are also needed!  Without Limits needs 12 safety kayakers and 4 registration helpers.  Volunteers will get a free entry for this swim or $25 towards any Without Limits / 5430 race. Also, for anyone that recruits a kakayer, they’ll get a free entry.


E-mail to volunteer.





Personally, I’ll be racing the 2.4 mile race.  I’m a swimmer by background and I want to get as much swim distance as possible at Rueter-Hess.  I’m also incredibly excited at the opportunity to be amongst the very first group of people to be able to swim.  Think about it – how many times can you say you were the first to swim in a brand new body of water?  This is made even more exciting because my regular cycling route is around this reservoir and I’ve been watching it fill for YEARS wondering when I’d be able to swim in it.  Well, I finally know the answer to that question and I can hardly wait.


The success of this event – and future events (including triathlons) – at Rueter-Hess depends on a fantastic athlete and community response to this race.  It is SUPER important that we show the Town of Parker that events like this are fun, well supported, and safe. So even if you’re not planning on swimming, come out and volunteer or spectate! Hope to see you out there!


303Triathlon calendar event here

Event details and registration coming soon


XTERRA Lory Course Pre-ride, Cody Waite of Sessions6

On Sunday June 11th at 10am the coaches of Sessions6 Sports Performance lead by XTERRA Professional Cody Waite will be leading a pre-ride for 25 athletes. Event is FREE, you’ll just need to pay the one-day park entrance fee upon arriving. All registered athletes will meet at Soldier Canyon (Finish Line Area) after buying a one-day pass at the main ranger station.

Cody and his coaches will ride the entire bike and run course with the athletes, giving them tips and tricks on how the transition area will flow, the finish line and parking set-up, and any event question you may have! Don’t miss out on this limited opportunity to get a sneak peek at the XTERRA Lory Course!

Athletes can register during the race sign up process or by clicking on this direct link


Please note that XTERRA Lory is over 75% full and expects to be sold out by the end of March, so if you’re thinking of trying your first off-road triathlon don’t delay! For more information please visit Without Limits website




Pre ride with Cody Waite information here

XTERRA Lory Event listing on the 303Triathlon calendar here

TriBella Women’s Triathlon

Cherry Creek Reservoir


2017 TriBella Women’s Triathlon:

The TriBella Women’s Triathlon is the perfect all women’s triathlon for first time triathletes looking to try the sport out, or seasoned veterans looking for a fun season opener to compete alongside friends and family! We’ll be offering two distances; the traditional sprint distance (1/2m Swim, 10m Bike, 3.1m Run), plus a super sprint distance (/14m Swim, 8m Bike, 2m Run).  Women’s cut technical t-shirts, great goodie bags, one of our biggest expos of the year, a ton of raffles are just some of the highlights.  This race is capped at 450 athletes to maintain a fun, yet lively, and laid back feel.

Due to the low cap we expect to be sold out by Mid May!  This race will be held at the Smoky Hill Beach (East Side) of Cherry Creek Reservoir!


A note from Kebby at Coeur:

Hi everyone!  It’s Kebby Holden, Founder and Designer at Coeur Sports. We’re honored to once again come onboard as a sponsor of the TriBella women’s triathlon produced by the great team at Without Limits.
At Coeur, we have a two part mission.  First, we go out of our way to make women’s endurance sports apparel that is both beautiful and beautifully functional. We’re confident that you won’t find better performing or higher quality women’s sports clothing in the market at any price and we encourage you to check out our 2017 line at TriBella or online at
Second, we want to encourage women to live lifestyles of health and fitness. To that end, we hope that you will invite friends and family to join you for a swim, bike, or run as you prepare for this great event. We know from personal experience how being involved in endurance sports can change lives for the better and we hope you’ll be the catalyst for someone else to start their journey to fitness.
Good luck with your training and we look forward to cheering for you on race day!


To get set up for the season please be sure to visit the TriBella Retail Store in Denver.  TriBella can take care of all your triathlon needs; wetsuits, bicycle fitting, bicycle repairs and tune-ups, and so much more!  1060 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80204


Event details and registration here

Boulder Peak Triathlon

Boulder Reservoir


The Boulder Peak Triathlon this July 9th is one of the countries longest and most well-known triathlons.  For the veteran or first time racer this is the can’t miss event of the summer triathlon season, and the crown jewel of the 5430 Triathlon Series.  Professionals will be competing for a $25,000 prize purse, while amateurs are tackling the infamous “Olde Stage” Hill, boasting an average 15% grade on their way to the finish line!  This race has earned its spot on more than a couple notable “Best Triathlons in America” lists.

Event details and registration here

Interested in the whole 5430 Series?  Details here

We are excited to partner this year with Without Limits Productions! While you participate in the Colorado Triathlon at Boulder Reservoir, your kiddos ages 5-12 can join us in the PRKids mini-camp for activities, games, snacks and fun!

Drop your munchkins off before the event and rest assured that they will be in a safe, fun environment while you test your mettle in the race. We will be located in a tent close to the start/finish lines, with plenty of active games to keep busy.

Spaces are limited, so reserve yours early!

Weekend Preview: Happy New Year!

Triathlon Events



5430 Sports December Registration Specials


Colorado Triathlon (sprint – $85 & Olympic – $100)

Boulder Peak Triathlon – $115

5430 – Harvest Moon Triathlon – $160

5430 Triathlon Series – $300 (yes, it’s just $300)


Registration Here


Without Limits December Registration Specials


Summer OPEN Sprint – $75

Oktoberfest Sprint – $75

TriBella Triathlon – (Super Sprint – $55 & Sprint – $80)

Outdoor Divas Triathlon – $80

XTERRA Lory – $85 (and selling out fast)

XTERRA Aspen – $85

Steamboat Triathlon (Sprint – $75 & Olympic – $90)


Registration Here

Without Limits Productions Acquires Boulder Peak Triathlon



Without Limits Productions has acquired the Boulder Peak Triathlon from LTF Triathlon Series, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Time, The Healthy Way of Life Company. Life Time will remain a presenting-level sponsor and is excited to continue to be a part of the event scheduled for July 9, 2017. Those currently registered for the 2017 Boulder Peak Triathlon need not take any additional action. General registration will open to the public on December 15th, 2016




“Back in 1999 as a junior elite triathlete living in Connecticut it was the Boulder Peak Triathlon that initially drew my attention to Colorado as a triathlon mecca!  18 years later it’s an honor to be passed the torch to the race that has been a cornerstone of so many athlete’s careers, from new triathletes trying to finish their first ever Olympic distance race to top level professional like Craig Alexander and Cameron Dye competing in their own back yard!  For 2017 you will see the same local passion and attention to detail experienced at every Without Limits event, but with some very special twists to be announced shortly.  Professional races get ready for a turn of the pro race with a $25,000 prize purse!  More info will be announced shortly with registration opening soon.” – Lance Panigutti, owner and race director of Without Limits Productions





“We know and trust the Without Limits team, experts in the local endurance scene, to continue the Boulder Peak Triathlon and we’re confident in the synergies they’ll provide with respect to their many other successful events. In 2017, Life Time Tri will be streamlining its operations and focusing on our larger, more iconic triathlon events, namely those in top tier municipalities.” –Scott Hutmacher of Life Time




Without Limits Productions was founded in 2007 with a simple goal in mind: to produce the type of events that our Without Limits Crew desires for themselves. Affordability and a laid back atmosphere for beginners to elites is the core of each and every production.  When you sign up for an event we want you to know that every last details is taken care of, you just need to focus on getting to the finish line with a smile.


Some athletes are trying to reach their first finish line, some are trying a new sport out like XTERRA or cyclocross, and some are racing for the podium and new personal record, whichever category you fall into we have a race to suit your needs.


For more information please visit




Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of December 2016, the company operates 122 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at and

Changing Winds Over at Without Limits Productions

Tony Panigutti sells ownership stake to business partner Lance Panigutti



Over 9 years ago, Without Limits Productions was formed out of an idea to bring more quality races to Colorado that are fun, friendly, and affordable.  Over the years WOL grew from 3 races, to producing over 60 events a year, in 4 states, and across 6 various sporting disciplines.   When we began in 2008, I couldn’t have imagined this would be the case.  It has truly been an adventure, with each new season bringing change and a new challenge.  With the conclusion of the 2016 racing season here in Colorado I will be continuing on with yet even more change as I have decided to transfer my ownership and role in Without Limits Productions to Lance Panigutti.   It’s time for me to embark on a new adventure, and possibly even toe the line at some races again.  I am both proud and humbled when I look back over the years on the accomplishments of every athlete, Without Limits, and the industry as a whole.  Know that come 2017 Without Limits is not only set to deliver the same quality events you have grown to love, but to expand into the future for even more fun and challenge.

Along the way, I have had the pleasure of working with so many incredible people who tirelessly make races happen in the sports of Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Swimming, and Cyclo-cross.  Whether it was a WOL staff member, volunteers, timers, permitting agencies, athletes, paramedics, or the sports sanctioning bodies just to name a few of the professionals in this industry.  You all inspired me to do the very best I could and push through those long days and nights.  Your guidance, patience, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done is more appreciated than I could ever express.  Thank you for everything you all have done and continue to do, week in and week out.

Thank you to all the athletes who have raced with us over the years.  You put your faith and trust in WOL to provide a quality event and get you safely to the finish line.  Thank you for your support at all of the events you raced.  I have so many stories of your accomplishments that I could fill a novel, but don’t worry I have no ambitions of writing a book.  I wish you all the best of luck in your athletic pursuits, and hope you keep pushing your limits each and every season.

I would like to give a special thank you to my wife and daughter for putting up with me during the racing season, and for all your tireless work over the years.  I couldn’t have done it without your help and support along the way.  Your Starbucks runs, and seeing you both at the races was always the brightest part of my day.  I can’t wait to see our daughter at the starting line soon.  Look out Pre J’s, she’s coming!

There are some things I won’t miss like the subzero blizzard conditions, 2am wakeup calls, and the time away from my family.  What I’ll miss the most are the people who show up early and stayed late, all with a smile, and seeing those athletes reach their goals and accomplish something they never thought possible.  It has been an honor to work with you all and watch you race.  Keep on striving to do more than you can imagine today, as you all are truly, Without Limits.



Tony Panigutti

Race Preview for the Harvest Moon Long Course Triathlon

H moonBy Kirsten McCay-Smith
As I am writing this, there are only 18 spots left in the 17th running of the Harvest Moon Long Course Triathlon. Without Limits (the company putting on the race) is also offering a duathlon and aquabike. The race will take place on Sunday, September 18th this year and due to the ban on all triathlons taking place at Aurora Res, the race has moved to the Boulder Reservoir for 2016.
I have done the Harvest Moon Triathlon 5 times over the 16 years it has been around, and it’s always an adventure. September in Colorado is beautiful, yet unpredictable and I have been witness to ice on the lake race morning, crazy winds, and temps varying 60 degrees throughout the day! But whatever the weather, the Harvest Moon is one of my faves. It’s a low key, affordable, and fun race that is great for both beginner and competitive athletes.
The duathlon and aquabike options are great for those who want to go long, but only like 2 of the 3 sports in the triathlon.
Plus…with a slip-n-slide at the finish and great post-race food, it’s a fun event for the whole family.
Here is a rundown of the course…
SWIM: The swim is in the Boulder Res which has cooled down quite a bit since last month and will be wetsuit legal. The temps at the res are in the mid-60s right now. The 1.2 mile swim is a one lap, clock-wise swim around a rectangle shaped course. Orange buoys will mark the straight line, with lime green buoys marking the corner turns at the far end of the reservoir. This will be a wave start swim to help those who are new to triathlon or a little nervous for the swim. The aquabike will start in its own wave.
BIKE: This 56 mile bike course will be FAST!! If you have ever raced in Boulder, you have already ridden on all these roads. If not, basically the course is two loops: a slight incline for the first 5 miles, rollers the next 5, fast downhill the next 10, rollers the next 8, and then repeat.
RUN: The run course is 2 loops on dirt roads around the res. The course is mainly rollers with some climbing in the first half of the loop, which means the last half has some downhill. YAY!
DUATHLON: The duathlon course starts with an out and back 5K and then follows the same 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile course as the triathlon.
AQUABIKE: The aquabike follows the same swim and bike course as the triathlon.
I am very excited for the new course. I think it will be fun and fast. Without Limits ALWAYS puts on great races. I hope to see you all there!!