The spring racing season has kicked into gear around Colorado and the next two weekends offer local racers the chance to finally race locally with USA Cycling sanctioned crits, time trials and road races.
This weekend, Colorado College hosts the Colorado Springs Classic Weekend. The racing kicks off Saturday with the Colorado Springs Classic Criterium on the Colorado College campus. Collegiate racing starts at 8:30 with the senior races starting at 1:45. On Sunday, the racing continues with the Cheyenne Canon Hill Climb. The hill climb starts near the Starsmore Discovery and will take riders 3.1 miles up to where Gold Camp Road and High Drive meet. The collegiate riders start at 9:00 and senior riders start after 12:00. The record for the course is 13:34, held by Tom Danielson. Registration for both events takes place on the day of racing. a USA Cycling licenses is required and one-day licenses are available.
Next weekend, racing returns the the Air Force Academy with the Front Range Cycling Classic. Saturday, the 17th, offers springs racers the choice of a time trial or a crit. Sunday features the Falcon Road Race. The Falcon Road Race offers a preview of the Colorado Senior Road Race Championship that will also take place on the AFA in August. Registration is available online through sportsbaseonline.com and day of the races. A USA Cycling licenses is required and one-day licenses are available.