Frisco Triathlon

Frisco

 

Are you looking for a new challenge this summer? Register for the 6th Annual Frisco Triathlon on Saturday, July 13, 2019 featuring stand-up-paddle boarding, mountain biking and trail running.  This twist on a triathlon is open to all ability levels and encourages athletes to take on a new multi-sport event. The Frisco Triathlon was named “Best Triathlon” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s reader poll, 2016 Best of the Rockies.

 

Event details and registration here

Little Bellas MTB Camp

Lakewood

 

The Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling. We aim to create a community that will empower girls through the sport, emphasize the importance of goal-setting, promote a healthy life style and recognize the positive effects of strong female bonds. While this program is centered around creating camaraderie for girls on bikes, it is most importantly about having fun in a constructive environment.

This camp coincides with the Beti Bike Bash and is designed to get girls hooked on the sport. We will focus on improving skills and having fun. It is a great opportunity for girls looking to try out mountain biking and for those who are ready for the next level of challenge. The camp will incorporate full access to the pros who are racing the event. Each camp day will be unique, focusing on different skills and activities. Signing up for two days enhances learning and fun with a more in-depth skills progression. Registration fee includes a goodie bag, Beti Bike Bash kids race entry fee, and snacks. Snacks are included, however, please pack a lunch for your child. Mountain bike, helmet, and closed tow footwear are a requirement for this camp. One week prior to camp, you will receive a Little Bellas camp information packet by email, including daily schedule, drop off instructions, meeting place, etc.

 

Event details and registration here

Weekend Preview: 38th Annual Longmont Triathlon

Triathlon Events

Saturday June 2nd

 

Colorado Triathlon – SOLD OUT

Boulder


14th Annual Longmont Kids Triathlon & Try-a-Tri

Longmont


Little Bellas MTB Camp

Lakewood


FoCo Kids Triathlon

Ft. Collins


Grant Ranch OWS

Lakewood


Sunday June 3rd

 

38th Annual Longmont Triathlon

Longmont


Boulder.Bike.Bolder,: Rachel Joyce & Dana Platin Bike Clinic

Boulder


9th Annual Beti Bike Bash

Lakewood


Little Bellas MTB Clinic

Lakewood


Grant Ranch OWS

Lakewood



Cycling Events

Saturday June 2nd

 

Palisade Gran Fondo

Palisade


Colorado Bike Expo @ ERock

Castle Rock


Beti Bike Bash

Lakewood


ERock Sunrise Sunset

Castle Rock


20th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest

Buena Vista


47th Annual Fred Prindle Memorial City park Criterium

Denver


Firebird XC

Eagle


Burning Can Fest

Lyons


Little Bella MTB Camp

Lakewood


BVV Saturday Sprints

Erie


Dirty Kanza

Emporia, KS


Sunday June 3rd

 

Guanella Pass Hill Climb & Gran Fondo

Georgetown


Grand Enduro

Grand Junction


Little Bella MTB Camp

Lakewood


9th Annual Beti Bike Bash

Lakewood


Elephant Rock ride

Castle Rock


Colorado Bike Expo @ ERock

Castle Rock

 

Frisco Triathlon

Frisco

 

Are you looking for a new challenge this summer? Register for the 5th Annual Frisco Triathlon on Saturday, July 14, 2018 featuring stand-up-paddle boarding, mountain biking and trail running.  This twist on a triathlon is open to all ability levels and encourages athletes to take on a new multi-sport event. The Frisco Triathlon was named “Best Triathlon” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s reader poll, 2016 Best of the Rockies.

 

Event details and registration here

Women’s Learn to Race Club Info Night

Boulder

 

This is where the rubber hits the trail. Sports Garage’s all new Women’s MTB Learn to Race Club will be taking up to thirty beginning racers confidently to the starting line of the 2018 Beti Bike Bash in Lakewood, Colorado.

Absolutely no prior race experience is needed. Our program is designed for women registering in the “Beginner” or “Never Ever” categories. We will introduce female mountain bikers to the camaraderie and challenge of participating in the nation’s largest all-women’s mountain bike race, as well as provide:

— 60-day training plans
— Team registration
— Custom MTB jersey
— Education on race day “need to knows” and nutrition
— Tech talk and maintenance clinic
— Pre-race social events and shop discount night
— Scheduled group rides
— Guided race course pre-rides with coaches
— Race day neutral support and post-race snacks
— On-course support

 

Event details and registration here

Little Bellas MTB Camp

Lakewood

 

The Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling. We aim to create a community that will empower girls through the sport, emphasize the importance of goal-setting, promote a healthy life style and recognize the positive effects of strong female bonds. While this program is centered around creating camaraderie for girls on bikes, it is most importantly about having fun in a constructive environment.

This camp coincides with the Beti Bike Bash and is designed to get girls hooked on the sport. We will focus on improving skills and having fun. It is a great opportunity for girls looking to try out mountain biking and for those who are ready for the next level of challenge. The camp will incorporate full access to the pros who are racing the event. Each camp day will be unique, focusing on different skills and activities. Signing up for two days enhances learning and fun with a more in-depth skills progression. Registration fee includes a goodie bag, Beti Bike Bash kids race entry fee, and snacks. Snacks are included, however, please pack a lunch for your child. Mountain bike, helmet, and closed toe footwear are a requirement for this camp. One week prior to camp, you will receive a Little Bellas camp information packet by email, including daily schedule, drop off instructions, meeting place, etc.

 

Event details and registration here

Little Bellas MTB Camp

Lakewood

 

The Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling. We aim to create a community that will empower girls through the sport, emphasize the importance of goal-setting, promote a healthy life style and recognize the positive effects of strong female bonds. While this program is centered around creating camaraderie for girls on bikes, it is most importantly about having fun in a constructive environment.

This camp coincides with the Beti Bike Bash and is designed to get girls hooked on the sport. We will focus on improving skills and having fun. It is a great opportunity for girls looking to try out mountain biking and for those who are ready for the next level of challenge. The camp will incorporate full access to the pros who are racing the event. Each camp day will be unique, focusing on different skills and activities. Signing up for two days enhances learning and fun with a more in-depth skills progression. Registration fee includes a goodie bag, Beti Bike Bash kids race entry fee, and snacks. Snacks are included, however, please pack a lunch for your child. Mountain bike, helmet, and closed toe footwear are a requirement for this camp. One week prior to camp, you will receive a Little Bellas camp information packet by email, including daily schedule, drop off instructions, meeting place, etc.

 

Event details and registration here

9th Annual Beti Bike Bash

Lakewood

 

Come and be a part of the largest women’s mountain bike event in the world at the 9th Annual Beti Bike Bash! Whether you like to ride, race or just enjoy getting outside with your friends, the Beti Bike Bash brings together the cycling community in a unique and supportive environment. The highlight of the weekend is a women’s mountain bike race catered to all levels, including juniors, the Never Ever category, all the way up to the seasoned professionals. If you want to learn more skills and gain confidence on the bike, join the VIDA MTB Series clinic on Saturday, and check out the Little Bellas for your daughter ages 8 to 13. Grab your friends, your family, and your biggest supporters for a weekend of FUN for all!

 

Event details and registration here

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: 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