Specialized Road Bike Demos April 10, 2015

The Specialized road bike demo truck will be at Cafe Velo today, April 10th, from noon until 5 PM. Call or email the Cafe Velo to reserve your demo. (719) 772-6101 contact@cafevelobikes.com.

The bikes below will be available to test ride. Take your helmet, shoes and pedals.

ALLEZ COMP RACE BLK/WHT 49
ALLEZ COMP RACE BLK/WHT 52
ALLEZ COMP RACE BLK/WHT 54
ALLEZ COMP RACE BLK/WHT 56
ALLEZ COMP RACE BLK/WHT 58
ALLEZ COMP RACE BLK/WHT 61
ROUBAIX SL4 PRO DISC RACE UDI2 WHT 49
ROUBAIX SL4 PRO DISC RACE UDI2 WHT 52
ROUBAIX SL4 PRO DISC RACE UDI2 WHT 54
ROUBAIX SL4 PRO DISC RACE UDI2 WHT 56
ROUBAIX SL4 PRO DISC RACE UDI2 WHT 58
RUBY PRO DISC UDI2 WHT/BLK/EM GRN 51
SIRRUS PRO CARBON DISC RED/CARB/CHAR L
SIRRUS PRO CARBON DISC RED/CARB/CHAR M
SIRRUS PRO CARBON DISC RED/CARB/CHAR S
SIRRUS PRO CARBON DISC RED/CARB/CHAR XL
SW AMIRA SL4 CARB/BLK/RED/WHT 48
SW AMIRA SL4 CARB/BLK/RED/WHT 51
SW AMIRA SL4 CARB/BLK/RED/WHT 54
SW AMIRA SL4 CARB/BLK/RED/WHT 56
SW TARMAC DISC DI2 CARB 49
SW TARMAC DISC DI2 CARB 52
SW TARMAC DISC DI2 CARB 54
SW TARMAC DISC DI2 CARB 56
SW TARMAC DISC DI2 CARB 61
VENGE PRO RACE HYP GRN/BLK/CHAR 49
VENGE PRO RACE HYP GRN/BLK/CHAR 52
VENGE PRO RACE HYP GRN/BLK/CHAR 54
VENGE PRO RACE HYP GRN/BLK/CHAR 56
VENGE PRO RACE HYP GRN/BLK/CHAR 58
VENGE PRO RACE HYP GRN/BLK/CHAR 61
VITA EXPERT CARBON DISC EQ DRTY WHT/SIL/PNK L
VITA EXPERT CARBON DISC EQ DRTY WHT/SIL/PNK M
VITA EXPERT CARBON DISC EQ DRTY WHT/SIL/PNK S
VITA EXPERT CARBON DISC EQ DRTY WHT/SIL/PNK XS

USA Pro Challenge 2014

2012 USA Pro Challenge Passes Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods

The USA Pro Challenge is doing a circuit race in Colorado Springs today. It starts at the Broadmoor and then is doing 4 laps through Garden of the Gods and downtown. It should make for some good spectating.

The top standings overall going into today’s USA Pro Challenge stage 4 are as follows

  1. Tejay van Garderen
  2. Rafal Majka
  3. Ben Hermans
  4. Tom Danielson
  5. Serghei Tvetcov

Below is a list of the racer numbers. A couple things to note, each team has a block of number and the team leader’s race bib ends with a 1.

Bib Name Team Country
1 Tejay van Garderen BMC USA
2 Brent Bookwalter BMC USA
3 Yannick Eijssen BMC Bel
4 Martin Kohler BMC Sui
5 Ben Hermans BMC Bel
6 Michael Schär BMC Sui
7 Peter Stetina BMC USA
8 Rick Zabel BMC Ger
11 Rafal Majka Tinkoff-Saxo Pol
12 Michael Rogers Tinkoff-Saxo Aus
13 Edward Beltran Suarez Tinkoff-Saxo Col
14 Rasmus Guldhammer Tinkoff-Saxo Den
15 Jesper Hansen Tinkoff-Saxo Den
16 Michael Mørkøv Tinkoff-Saxo Den
17 Bruno Pires Tinkoff-Saxo Por
18 Pawel Poljanski Tinkoff-Saxo Pol
21 Jens Voigt Trek Factory Racing Ger
22 Frank Schleck Trek Factory Racing Lux
23 Matthew Busche Trek Factory Racing USA
24 Markel Irizar Aranburu Trek Factory Racing Esp
25 Laurent Didier Trek Factory Racing Lux
26 Hayden Roulston Trek Factory Racing NZI
27 Calvin Watson Trek Factory Racing Aus
28 Riccardo Zoidl Trek Factory Racing Aut
31 Thomas Danielson Team Garmin-Sharp USA
32 Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle Team Garmin-Sharp Col
33 Thomas Dekker Team Garmin-Sharp Ned
34 Caleb Fairly Team Garmin-Sharp USA
35 Phillip Gaimon Team Garmin-Sharp USA
36 Alex Howes Team Garmin-Sharp USA
37 Ben King Team Garmin-Sharp USA
38 Gavin Mannion Team Garmin-Sharp USA
41 Ivan Basso Cannondale Ita
42 Cameron Wurf Cannondale Aus
43 Edward King Cannondale USA
44 Michel Koch Cannondale Ger
45 Alan Marangoni Cannondale Ita
46 Matej Mohoric Cannondale Slo
47 Cristiano Salerno Cannondale Ita
48 Elia Viviani Cannondale Slo
51 Leopold König Team NetApp-Endura Cze
52 David de la Cruz Melgarejo Team NetApp-Endura Esp
53 Bartosz Huzarski Team NetApp-Endura Pol
54 Patrick Konrad Team NetApp-Endura Aut
55 Tiago Machado Team NetApp-Endura Por
56 Jose Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes Team NetApp-Endura Por
57 Gregor Muhlberger Team NetApp-Endura Aut
58 Michael Schwarzmann Team NetApp-Endura Ger
61 Jai Crawford Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
62 Jonathan Cantwell Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
63 Jordan Kerby Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
64 Darren Lapthorne Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
65 Lachlan Norris Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
66 Adam Phelan Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
67 Bernard Sulzberger Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
68 Wesley Sulzberger Drapac Professional Cycling Aus
71 Lucas Euser UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling USA
72 Isaac Bolivar Hernandez UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Col
73 Jonathan Clarke UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Aus
74 Benjamin Day UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Aus
75 Christopher Jones UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling USA
76 Jeffry Louder UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling USA
77 Kiel Reijnen UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling USA
78 Daniel Summerhill UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling USA
81 Javier Megias Leal Team Novo Nordisk Esp
82 Kevin De Mesmaeker Team Novo Nordisk Bel
83 Joonas Henttala Team Novo Nordisk Fin
84 David Lozano Riba Team Novo Nordisk Esp
85 Scott Ambrose Team Novo Nordisk NZI
86 Aaron Perry Team Novo Nordisk NZI
87 Charles Planet Team Novo Nordisk Fra
88 Martijn Verschoor Team Novo Nordisk Ned
91 Jure Kocjan Team SmartStop Slo
92 Zachary Bell Team SmartStop Can
93 Rob Britton Team SmartStop Can
94 Joshua Berry Team SmartStop USA
95 Julian Kyer Team SmartStop USA
96 Eric Marcotte Team SmartStop USA
97 Travis McCabe Team SmartStop USA
98 Michael Torckler Team SmartStop NZI
101 Joseph Rosskopf Hincapie Sportswear Development USA
102 Chris Butler Hincapie Sportswear Development USA
103 Robin Carpenter Hincapie Sportswear Development USA
104 Oscar Clark Hincapie Sportswear Development USA
105 Joseph Lewis Hincapie Sportswear Development Aus
106 Tyler Magner Hincapie Sportswear Development USA
107 Toms Skujins Hincapie Sportswear Development Lat
108 Dion Smith Hincapie Sportswear Development NZI
111 Hugh Carthy Rapha Condor JLT GBr
112 Graham Briggs Rapha Condor JLT GBr
113 Michael Cuming Rapha Condor JLT GBr
114 Richard Handley Rapha Condor JLT GBr
115 Kristian House Rapha Condor JLT GBr
116 Tom Moses Rapha Condor JLT GBr
117 Elliott Porter Rapha Condor JLT GBr
118 Daniel Whitehouse Rapha Condor JLT NZI
121 Carter Jones Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies USA
122 Ryan Anderson Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies Can
123 Jesse Anthony Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies USA
124 Alexander Candelario Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies USA
125 Mike Friedman Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies USA
126 Bjorn Selander Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies USA
127 Tom Zirbel Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies USA
128 Scott Zwizanski Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies USA
131 Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Col
132 Stephen Leece Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home USA
133 Matt Cooke Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home USA
134 Ian Crane Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home USA
135 Ben Jacques-Maynes Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home USA
136 Carson Miller Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home USA
137 Luis Romero Amaran Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Cub
138 Robbie Squire Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home USA
141 Serghei Tvetcov Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis Rou
142 Ian Burnett Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis USA
143 Kirk Carlsen Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis USA
144 Luis Enrique Davila Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis Mex
145 Steve Fisher Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis USA
146 Johnathan Freter Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis USA
147 Jacob Rathe Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis USA
148 Fred Rodriguez Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis USA
151 Tanner Putt Bissell Development Team USA
152 Clement Chevrier Bissell Development Team Fra
153 Gregory Daniel Bissell Development Team USA
154 Daniel Eaton Bissell Development Team USA
155 James Oram Bissell Development Team NZI
156 Keegan Swirbul Bissell Development Team USA
157 Nathan Van Hooydonck Bissell Development Team Bel
158 Ruben Zepuntke Bissell Development Team Ger

Colorado Springs US Cup Pro Race

US Cup Pro Series Colorado Springs Course

One of the biggest pro mountain bike races is coming to Colorado Springs this weekend (June 28-29). Saturday’s race is the final race in a 4 races series with $50,000 in prize money. In addition it’s has UCI ranking points which important for Olympic spots.

The course is partially on UCCS land and partially in Pulpit Rock Open Space. The start is across from the University Village Shopping Mall in UCCS’s Parking Lot 15. It is just north of the Four Diamond Sports Complex.

I’ve ridden the cross country course a couple times in the last few weeks. It is 3.2 miles with 385 feet of climbing per lap with 1 steep section. The course isn’t very technical but has some tight corners and a few rocky sections.

This course will be great for spectating as the lap will be quick. There’s also a couple points with 2 way traffic so it’ll be possible to see the racers many times. The views are also good from the course.

The Pro Women race at noon on Saturday and the Pro Men at 2:30 PM Saturday. Sunday the short track Women’s race is at 4:00 and the Men’s at 4:45. In addition to the Pro races, amateurs will be competing in the Colorado State Championships over Saturday and Sunday. See the Colorado State Mountain Bike Championship race schedule here.

Current US Cup Pro Series Standings

Below is the top 5 men and women overall in the series. Complete series standings are here.

Men

  • 1. Geoff Kabush – Scott-3Rox Racing – 94 points
  • 2. Todd Wells – Specialized Racing – 79 points
  • 3. Max Plaxton – Cannondale Factory Team – 69 points
  • 4. Sergio Mantecón Gutiérrez – Trek Factory Racing – 57 points
  • 5. Marco Aurelio Fontana – Cannondale Factory Team – 53 points
  • 5. Manuel Fumic – Cannondale Factory Team – 53 points

Women

  • 1. Katerina Nash – Luna Pro Team – 107 points
  • 2. Catherine Pendrel – Luna Pro Team – 94 points
  • 3. Emily Batty – Trek Factory Racing – 82 points
  • 4. Georgia Gould – Luna Pro Team – 70 points
  • 5. Evelyn Dong – Backcountry.com – 61 points

2014 Ascent Cycling Series

Sand Creek Series in Palmer Park

The Sand Creek mountain bike race series has long been a part of mountain biking in the Colorado Springs area. The official series name has changed over the years based on sponsors. For 2014 it is once again the Ascent Cycling Series.

The series has been running for 24 years with a couple year hiatus. The 100th race will be on July 19th at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. I’m pretty sure I’ve done well over half of the races.

This year’s series is 5 races with 4 Wednesday evenings and a Saturday race. Below is the schedule

  • June 4 – Palmer Park Race
  • June 18 – Bear Creek Terrace
  • July 9 – Palmer Park
  • July 19 (Saturday) – Cheyenne Mountain State Park. 50+/- mile race with fat bike category.
  • July 30 – Bear Creek Terrace

For race times and entry info see the Ascent Cycling Series page on the Sand Creek Sports website.

2014 UpaDowna Pedal Party

UpaDowna Pedal Party

The UpaDowna Pedal Party is back in full swing for the summer. It’s a family friendly, all ages bike ride that takes place Wednesday evenings in downtown Colorado Springs. Whether you ride a clunker, a fat bike, a trike, a unicycle, a tall big, small bike or anything in between, this is a ride for you. They even have a few loaner bikes if you don’t have one.

Meet up and check-in is at McCabe’s Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St and the bikes start rolling at 6 PM sharp. You can save time at check-in by registering online.

The ride is weekly through September 24th. Show up for the ride 5 times and you are automatically entered to win a 2014 Limited Edition New Belgium Brewing Cruiser.

Kids on Bikes Popsicle Ride

Kids on Bike Popsicle Ride

Photo Courtesy Allen Beauchamp - Common Ground Cycling

The Kids on Bikes Popsicle Ride has started up for the summer. These weekly family fun rides are to promote community, biking and local park trails. All ages and abilities are welcome, whether you have kids or not!

All rides are along the Pikes Peak Greenway trail with very few street crossings. The ride stops for popsicles half way!

The ride is every Sunday 1 PM to 3 PM through September 28th. Meet at America the Beautiful Park at 126 Cimino Drive.

WMBA Season Kickoff Party 2014

WMBA Season Kickoff Party

The wonderful ladies at the Women’s Mountain Bike Association of Colorado Springs always know how to throw parties. Tomorrow, May 8th, is their 2014 season kick off party. It is taking place at SouthSide Johnny’s located at 528 S. Tejon St. from 6 PM until 9 PM.

WMBA will have their 2014 t-shirts for members and some other goodies along with food and drink thanks to their sponsor Bristol Brewing Company. Go out and join them, it’s always a good time. Men, this event isn’t just for the ladies.

Ladies, beat the lines and get your membership early. Membership is still only $40 for the season and everyone who joins prior to the event will get 2 drawing entries for their famous cruiser. If you register at the event, you will get one entry. Plus… who wants to be standing in line when you could be eating, drinking awesome Bristol beer and generally having a good time.

Pivot Bike Demos in Palmer Park

Pivot Logo

Pivot Cycles will have demo bikes in Palmer Park today, Wednsday May 7th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Meet in the parking lot at Maizeland and Academy, near the dog park and baseball field. Look for a large Pivot truck with the above logo. Demo day is put on with the help of Old Town Bike Shop.

You’ll need your helmet, driver’s license or ID, a credit card (in case they need collateral) and dress for mountain biking. It’ll also be a good idea to take your own pedals although they’ll have some flat pedals if you don’t have yours.

Colorado Springs Cycling Club Open House

Colorado Springs Cycling Club Open House

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The Colorado Springs Cycling Club (CSCC) is holding an open house this evening, Tuesday May 6th. Join them at 6:00 PM at Ivywild School, 1604 South Cascade Ave. (home of Bristol Brewery) for an information fair and learn more about their club.

CSCC has been inviting people to “come along for the ride” for the past 29 years. They will have information about the benefits of membership, the non-profits they support and rides they offer. Also they’ll share what they and other organizations are doing to advocate for cycling in Colorado Springs.

They will also offer an opportunity to sign up for the Buena Vista Bike Fest, CSCC’s main fundraising ride that routes you through the beautiful Collegiate Peaks area.

Chick-fil-A Breakfast Rides 2014

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Rides 2014

The Chick-fil-A breakfast rides start up for 2014 on Saturday, May 3rd. The rides leave from the Garden of the Gods location at 575 Garden of the Gods Road. The rides meet at 7:45 AM.

The breakfast rides have 3 ride options. You can either do a fast, intermediate or family friendly bike ride. Helmets are required.

New for 2014 is the option to do a 5k or 10k run/walk.

Participants receive a free breakfast entree after their ride or run.

Get the latest info on the rides and runs on Meetup or Facebook.

The rides and runs lead up to the Run & Ride for Heroes on September 13th. Find out more info at PatriotsFestival.com.