Locally owned and operated Noosa Yogurt continues its support of cycling by signing on as title sponsor of a professional cyclocross team. Noosa is also the title sponsor of the City Streets Crits and the presenting sponsor of the First City Cycling Team, host of the City Streets Crits. The Boulder based team will be owned and managed by its two racers, Meredith Miller, formally of Fort Collins, and Allen Krughoff.
Read the full press release below.
Boulder, CO – July 28, 2014 – Allen Krughoff and Meredith Miller announced today that they have signed Bellvue, Colorado-based Noosa Finest Yoghurt as title sponsor for the newest cyclocross program in professional cycling. Krughoff, formerly of Raleigh-Clement, and Miller, formerly of California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized, will function as team co-owners and team co-managers while racing a domestic schedule for the 2014/2015 cyclocross season.
“Having been with Cal Giant since I first started racing ‘cross, this is all a really big change – but it’s an exciting one,” said Miller. “I’m stepping into unknown territory in owning and running a team, and it definitely comes with a new sense of responsibility to our partners and the sport. We’ve only signed Noosa for one year, but it’s my hope that we’re laying the foundations for a program that will grow. I’d love to see us add more riders to the program as early as next season.”
“As part of an established program, you have much less to worry about but also much less control,” said Krughoff, echoing Miller’s sentiments. “It’d be far easier to join an established program and be told where to be and when to be there, but this has been much more exciting as everything has started to come together. Both Meredith and I are going to take a lot of satisfaction in making our partners happy and racing fast this year, knowing we made it all happen.”
Krughoff and Miller considered Noosa an obvious choice when searching for a title sponsor for their program. The young company, a collective of Aussie ex-pats and Colorado natives who have brought the best tasting Aussie style yoghurt to the U.S., has been involved with the sport on the local level for several years.
Arguably the hardest of the 3 YGR times trials, the Double Damn Dams Time Trial Series pb Backcountry Delicatessen is back for its 4th year. We'll be firing off riders every 30 seconds from the corner of Dixon Canyon Rd and Overland Trail (Near Hughes Stadium). Races will be held on THURSDAYS August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. First rider off at 530. Basic entry is $10.00. $5.00 for college students and the unemployed. Juniors are FREE.
Course info: Start at the intersection of Dixon Canyon Rd and Overland Trail, head West up Stadium Hill, head North along the dams until the Bellvue city limit sign, perform a 'U' turn at the sign, continue back across the dams and finish at the mailboxes at the top of Stadium Hill.
Course Map available here: http://www.yourgroupride.com/index.php/local-races/double-damn-dams-time-trials/223-double-damn-dams-map
Registration will be here: http://www.yourgroupride.com/index.php/local-races/double-damn-dams-time-trials
Wavier will be here: http://www.yourgroupride.com/index.php/local-races/double-damn-dams-time-trials
What you need to know:
All ages and abilities are welcome.
First rider off at 530. Riders off every 30 seconds.
Male and female Aero and Eddy Merckx categories.
Aero= time trial bikes.
Eddy Merckx= road bike with no aero gear.
Registration is ONLINE ONLY and will open the Wednesday before and remain open until 4pm race day.
One waiver for the entire series. Save and reuse your bib # each week.
12.4 Mile course. Map available on YGR.
Basic entry is-$10.00. College kid/ unemployed-$5.00. Junior- FREE.
As part of her plea agreement, Theresa Marie O'Connor has released a PSA about not continuing to drive while impaired and reminding drivers to stop rather than flee if they are involved in an accident. The poorly written and produced video was obtained by the Coloradoan nearly 3 weeks after it was supposed to be released to the public.
Dr Kelby Bethards of the First City Cycling Team was among first responders when Tom Teesdale collapsed due to a heart attack during RAGBRAI. Bethards, of Fort Collins, started CPR immediately after the internationally renowned frame builder collapsed but was unable to revive him. 63 year old Teesdale was later pronounced dead at Palo Alto County Hospital.
Teesdale of West Branch IA had operated TET Cycles for the past 38 years. He had built frames for Kona, Gary Fisher, Univega, Jamis, Dean among many others.
More on the story here: http://ragbrai.com/2014/07/22/rider-dies-on-ragbrai-monday/
The orgainizeres of the USA Pro Challenge Experience are hosting a Tour viewing party at Road34 on Sunday the the 27th at 530pm
Join us to watch the final day of Le Tour De France in Fort Collins, CO at Road 34 Bike Bar!
Cheer on the yellow jersey winner, enjoy some tasty Sierra Nevada brews, and learn more about the upcoming Pro Challenge Experience presented by UnitedHealthcare!
Open to the public – all those who are registered for the Pro Challenge Experience will receive brews on the house, plus entry into a drawing for awesome Pro Challenge prizes, including an exclusive trip to Opening Weekend of the USA Pro Challenge in Aspen!
Registration for the Pro Challenge Experience will be available at the door or online at www.usaprocyclingchallenge