Colorado Cycling History

Ruthie Matthes now in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

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Last week, Colorado cyclists, Ruthie Matthes was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Ruthie's 19 year career landed her many times on the podium and eventually landing her in her new home town of Durango Colorado, the place she won her World Mountain Bike Championship in 1991. It was truly a delight to meet Ruthie at Interbike and while she might not be competing anymore her energy is uplifting to be around. Congrats Ruthie!

  • World Mountain Bike Champion – 1991
  • Grundig World Cup Champion – 1992
  • 5-Time US National Cross Country Champion-1996, 1997,1998, 2000, 2001
  • 3-Time US Road Cycling Champion-1989, 1990
  • World Mountain Bike Championship Silver Medalist – 1996
  • World Road Race Championship Silver Medalist - 1990
  • Grundig World Cup Silver Medalist – 1993
  • 3-time World Mountain Bike Championship Bronze Medalist-1990, 1992, 1993
  • 12-Time US World Championship Team Member (Mountain)-1990-2001
  • 2 time US World Championship Team Member (Road)-1990-1991

Remembering the Past: Red Zinger exhibit at Boulder Library this month

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Sounds like a great Cycling History exhibit this month at the Boulder Library.

From the Daily Camera

This month, the Boulder Public Library is displaying an exhibit on the Red Zinger, with old photos, newspaper clippings and race brochures, on the bridge over Boulder Creek in the main library branch.

"This is really a Boulder story -- that's one of the things that really turned me on about it," said Douglas Lee, a professional writer who put together the display in collaboration with the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History.

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Living the Ride - a night with 7-11 and BMC

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Cycling Soul announced last night one of their big events planned in 2012 and that is the Living the Ride August 26 at the Grand Hyatt. It will be an evening with Jim Ochowicz and many of the former 7-11 Team including Davis Phinney and the BMC team including Davis's son Taylor. This will be a rare opportunity to meet Davis and his team at the same venue has Taylor and his team. Jim will also be signing his book, Team 7-Eleven. There will be a panel like discussion, drinks and a 4 course meal prepared by Top Chef, Hosea Rosenberg. Tickets go on sale this Saturday and the cost is $250. This event is expected to sell out and while some may feel the price is high I too strongly believe it will sell out quickly.

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