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
Fort Collins cyclists again performed well at Mountain Bike Nationals in Macungie, PA over the weekend. Georgia Gould and Tyson Kaman both took 2nd place in the cross country race, Marie Walsh was 3rd. According to a Facebook post, a poorly timed crash on the final lap allowed Jacob Harris to catch up to defending champion, Tyson Kaman, and contest the sprint. Both riders finished with the same time.
Georgia managed to pull out wins in both the Super D and the Short Track races. Georgia has been spending a considerable amount of time working on her downhill technical skills at the Donkey Hills Mountain Bike park and her win in the final National Championship Super D ever is evidence of that.