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

My First Tri – Not What I Thought It Would Be

By Claire Brown

When I slipped into the murky, cold water to start my first triathlon, I heard fierce yelling from the dark figures along the shore and all the faces around me were grimacing. I couldn’t tell where to go and I felt lost before I even started. I took a deep-breath and ….woke up from this scary dream the night before my first triathlon.

Other than this bad dream, I had no idea what to expect for my first triathlon, the Kid’s Bec Tri at Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado. What I found on the day of the race really surprised me. It was nothing like my scary dream. The weather was sunny and clear and the people were really nice and encouraging. There were so many volunteers there was no way to get lost. I really liked the way that the race organizers gathered all the kids before the race and had a meeting about how the race would go. The course was a 100 yard swim in Nottingham Lake, 2 laps of biking, and 1 of running. The race organizer who led the meeting was really encouraging and cheerful. He said, “Are you ready?!” and we all cheered.

The swim was the hardest part of the race. The ramp into the water was slippery and added to my nervousness. The mass start of the swim made me feel crowded and being in the open water made me think about how deep the water under me might be. I just thought about keeping up with the person in front of me. Getting to the transition area meant running over rough concrete that was hard on my bare feet. I felt exhausted.

The bike ride really cheered me up. There were kids from the duathlon on the course and I was passing other kids. I really loved my bike at those moments! My mind focused on the last part of the race – the run.

 

The run was hard, but knowing I was almost finished really motivated me. I wasn’t wearing a tri suit like the other kids and I got distracted by my shorts, which had begun to sag. Still, I ran as hard as I could, telling myself, don’t think about the cramps, don’t think about your shorts falling down. My mind got focused when I heard one of the spectators, a little girl, say to her parents, “She looks like she is struggling.” About me! I am proud that I had the fastest time on the run of any of the tri-kids, by 30 seconds. I have that little girl to thank, because hearing her say that about me gave me a boost of energy.

I felt strong and powerful after the race. The park was beautiful and the people were welcoming and friendly. It was a great first tri experience. I will definitely “tri” again!​

 

 

 

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

 

Greeley Kids Triathlon

Greeley

 

Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in America. It’s a great sport for kids because it helps develop their skills in swimming, biking, and running (all of which are lifelong sports) and it helps them develop organizational skills as well since there is a fair amount of planning involved in triathlons. This is a great opportunity for parents to teach their kids how to plan ahead and to “think on their feet”.

Training for a triathlon has many advantages for kids as well. It increases their fitness level and promotes physical activity in a fun, positive way. For kids involved in other sports, such as soccer, baseball/softball, etc, triathlon training can help reduce the risk of injury by developing strength in different areas of their bodies and improving endurance.

There are many triathlons for kids in Colorado. The distances for the Greeley Kids Triathlon are as follows:

AGE                                        Event                                                             
5 and under                           25-yd. assisted* swim, 100-yd. bike, 50-yd. run
6-8 yrs.                                   50-yd. swim, 2-mile bike, 1/2-mile run
9-10 yrs.                                 100-yd. swim, 3-mile bike, 1-mile run
11-12 yrs.                               200-yd. swim, 3-mile bike, 1-mile run
13 – 15 yrs                             300-yd swim, 1 mile run (new event!!!)

 

Event details and registration here

Weekend Preview: What’s on Tap

Triathlon Events 

Thursday July 20th

 

Stroke ‘n Stride

Boulder


Saturday July 22nd

 

Kids TRY-athlon

Parker


Find Your Feisty Transition Training

Boulder


Sunday July 22nd

 

Evergreen Sprint Triathlon 

Evergreen


5th Annual Tri Boulder

Boulder


Rocky Mountain States Game: Triathlon

Colorado Springs



Cycling Events

Thursday July 20th

 

Rocky Mounts Guest Bartender Event: Luis Benitez

Boulder


BVV Track Night

Erie


CX Strength & Conditioning

Boulder


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Friday July 21st

 

Tooth or Consequence MTB Festival

Ft. Collins


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Saturday July 22nd

 

SOS Outreach Colorado Eagle River Ride and Roadhouse MTB Ride

Beaver Creek


WP Epic Singletrack: Elk Creek XC

Winter Park


Courage Classic

Copper Mountain


Telluride 100

Telluride


Lee Likes Bikes Level 2 MTB Skills Clinic

 Boulder


Shimano Tour de Steamboat

Steamboat Springs


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Tooth or Consequence MTB Festival

Ft. Collins


Sunday July 23rd

 

The Heart of Colorado

Manitou Springs


Lucky Pie Criterium

Louisville


Colorado Trail Race

Durango


Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


Courage Classic

Copper Mountain


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Tooth or Consequence MTB Festival

Ft. Collins

 

USAT Youth & Junior National Championships

Race in the Buckeye State!

West Chester first hosted rising youth and junior triathlon stars in 2012 and is a prime location for the National Championship event, with more than 20 of the 38 active High Performance Teams within a day’s drive of the venue. Youth & Junior Nationals is scheduled for Aug. 5-6, 2017, and tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in August from 2018-21. The event has sold out for the last four years, with more than 700 athletes ages 7-19 competing for national titles annually. The two-day event is contained within Voice of America Park and supported through a strong partnership with the Butler County Visitors Bureau and other community organizations. Click here to read more on this continued partnership in West Chester, Ohio.

Age Groups and Distances

All athletes must be between the ages of 7-19 as of December 31, 2017.

USA Triathlon anticipates 600-plus youth and junior competitors in attendance, including athletes from Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. In addition, National Championship titles will be awarded to the top youth club (non-drafting events).

Saturday, August 5

Youth Elite National Championship (draft-legal)
13-15-year-olds: 375m swim, 10k bike, 2.5K run

Junior Elite National Championship (draft-legal) 
16-19-year-olds: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

Sunday, August 6

Youth National Championship (non-drafting)
7-10-year-olds: 100m swim, 5k bike, and 1k run
11-15-year-olds: 200m swim, 10k bike, 2k run
(No qualification required)

Mixed-Team Relay (draft-legal)
Athletes must be 13 to 19 years old as of December 31, 2017 to compete with a team.

USA Triathlon is thrilled to call West Chester, Ohio home to the Youth and Junior National Championships for the sixth consecutive year! In an unprecedented five-year agreement, West Chester, Ohio will host Youth and Junior Nationals at Voice of America Park through 2021.

13th Annual Longmont Kids Only Tri

Has your child expressed an interest in participating in a Triathlon? The Longmont Kids’ Only Triathlon is geared for all abilities of youth; from beginner, to recreational, to competitive.

Kids 6-10, Swim 100 yards, Bike 3 miles, Run 0.6 miles

Kids 11-12, Swim 200 yards, Bike 6 miles, Run 1.2 miles

Kids 13-17, Swim 400 yards, Bike 6 miles, Run 2.0 miles