Weekend Preview: Enjoy the weekend

Triathlon Events

Thursday November 9th

 

Women’s Beginner Bike Maintenance

Boulder


Sunday November 12th

 

USAT Aquabike National Championships

Miami


USAT Long Course Triathlon National Championships

Miami



Cycling Events

Thursday November 9th

 

Women’s Beginner Bike Maintenance

Boulder


Friday November 10th

 

Wish for Wheels Gala

Denver


Saturday November 11th

 

Cross of the North

Ft Collins


Zwift on Tour: Denver

Littleton


Sunday November 12th

 

Fat Fest: Fat Bike Season Kick Off

Golden


Cross of the North

Ft Collins

 

Weekend Preview: Optimize Your Off Season

Triathlon Events

Thursday November 2nd

 

Optimize Your Off Season

Boulder



Cycling Events 

Thursday November 2nd

 

Lighten UP Boulder Event

Boulder


Saturday November 4th

 

Rhyolite Kick It

Castle Rock


Palisade Orchard Tread CX

Palisade


Subaru VeloSwap

Denver


SHIFT – A Primal Party

Denver


Sunday November 5th

 

Shimano CX Series – Sienna Lake

Broomfield

Lance Panigutti on Why Triathletes Should Try Cyclocross

By Bill Plock

Rich Soares with 303Radio interviews Lance Panigutti, owner of Without Limits Productions, who is known for triathlon events across the Front Range. Once triathlon season is over, Lance and his team remain busy with a host of cyclocross events throughout the Front Range beginning this weekend.

Photo from fascatcoaching.com

“Cyclocross bikes are really the result of a road bike and a mountain bike having a baby”, according to Lance. But, in this podcast Lance goes on to assure listeners wanting to try cyclocross that using a mountain bike is perfectly fine, buying an inexpensive cyclocross bike is adequate because the atmosphere is a welcoming one that makes it ok to feel like a beginner.

Racing on dirt, in grass, negotiating obstacles like steps and low hurdles, sometimes in mud, snow or inclement weather makes it just that much more fun. The races are short, easy to spectate and generally they circle a spectator area that is the perfect place to hang out and have a beer and get to know everyone.

According to marketing manager of Feedback Sports and the biggest advocate on the planet of cyclocross, Katie Macarelli, “it is arguably the most user-friendly discipline of racing to get into. If you are a roadie, you bring an engine and pack skills. If you are an MTB’er your technical skills are solid and you’ll excel on short punch climbs and short bursts of effort. If you are a commuter you race an urban version all the time with lights, cars and curbs. Anyone can jump in! It’s just 40 minutes long. Minimal training time and time away from real life and family. Plus the community is like no other. Friendly. With beer!”

Lance adds that triathletes, which make up about 20% of the field usually, come in very fit from the season and cyclocross is a way to keep competing and having fun and trying some new things on a bike.

It seems this is the venue to try for something fun and different, safe and unintimidating. There are numerous clinics and many races to choose from! In fact, there’s a free Intro to Cyclocross Party for women at the Feedback Sports headquarters in Golden tonight (September 7th). Click here for more details.

Clinics:
Inspired Training Center Cyclocross Workshop Series
Boulder Cycle Sport Weekly Thursday Cyclocross Clinics
FasCat Coaching CX Camp

Check out the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado website for CX races. Here is a list of a few races you should check out:
Without Limits – September through December
Back 2 Basics CX – August 23rd – September 27th (Wednesday evenings)
SchoolYard Cross – October 21st

Listen to the podcast interview here

Weekend Preview: Chilly Cheeks Time

Triathlon Events

Saturday Dec. 17th

 

Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Race #1

Cherry Creek Reservoir

 



Cycling Events

Saturday Dec. 17th

 

Mile High Urban CX

National Western Complex, Denver

 


CO Springs CX #2  –

Pikes Peak BMX. Co Springs

 


FRCC Outreach Trip

 

Headed to the the Mile High Urban CX race

 

Weekend Preview: Holiday Shopping

Triathlon Events

Saturday Nov. 19th

 

Optic Nerve Warehouse Sale

Wheatridge

 

Start that holiday shopping



Cycling Events

Saturday Nov 19th

 

Shimano Series CX – Luisville Rec

Louisville

 


Optic Nerve Warehouse Sale

Wheatridge

Start that holiday shopping


Sunday Nov 20th

Salty Treads CX

Fruita

 


Cranksgiving 2016

Colorado Springs

 

Part ride, part food drive but all around fun!