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Tejay Van Garderen Mallorca Stage Race Debut Bittersweet

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Mechanical drops neo-pro from fifth to ninth in Algarve finale

Despite bad luck in the time trial finale of the Volta ao Algarve, Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Columbia) held onto a top 10 spot overall in his first stage race of 2010.

Van Garderen went into the stage lying fifth overall but as a talented time trialist a podium place wasn't out of the question. At the first time check the American was down on stage winner Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) but a mechanical problem forced him to swap to a road bike and he slipped to ninth overall.

Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race Registration Opens

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Exclusive registration for MTB Marathon Nationals begins Wednesday

Men's and Women's Singlespeed added to national championship classes

Breckenridge, Colo. (February 16, 2010) – Pre-registration for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships will open at 12:01 a.m. mountain time on Wednesday, February 17.

The Fourth of July event returns to Breckenridge, Colo. for 2010 where it will once again be held in conjunction with the “Firecracker 50.” Riders wishing to compete in the USA Cycling national championship classes will have a two-week exclusive online registration period from 12:01 a.m. MST on Wednesday, February 17 until 12:01 a.m. MST on Wednesday, March 3.

The field will again be limited to 750 race plates, and because start spots sold out before pre-registration ended last year, riders that want to compete for a Stars-and-Stripes jersey are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the exclusive registration period.

Click here to register early and secure your start spot.

On March 3, online registration will open to non-championship competitors as well. At that time, a printable registration form and waiver will be posted online for those wishing to mail in their entry.

Big Group Rides could require permits

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Just the other day a Federal judge ruled that large bike groups need to have permits. This case largely evolves around Critical Mass rides but take away the name and what is it, a bunch of bikes riding together... hmm that could be a cruiser group ride or a large road ride (Gateway, Bustop, etc.) Not that police are going to start writing tickets tomorrow but it is clear now that if groups become sore in the public eye then action could easily be taken.

Boulder Cycling Club Kick-off Meeting

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Tomorrow, Feb 17, the Boulder Cycling Club will be having their annual kick off meeting welcoming new comers and setting the stage for 2010. Last year I attended this meeting and I was so amazed at the energy and the size of this club... but should have I been surprised. Boulder is a town that is heavily run by elite athletes or at least those who want to be an elite athelete whereas Boulder Cycling Club are mostly just "Joes" who love to bike, many don't shave their legs, don't do intervals, or even own a sanctioning body's license, they just like to ride their bike and at times do it with other like minded folks. If you love cycling and want to ride with others either you can check out some of the Denver/Boulder Cycling Group Rides or stop by Boulder Cycling's Kick-off Meeting and join them on one of their many weekly rides they do when the weather gets better.

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Horizons K-8 students collects bikes for Alamosa

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The Daily Camera ran a story today on how Horizon's K-8 school collected bike for homeless in Alamosa. Below is a snippet of the story

A nonprofit group in Alamosa will soon have a bicycle program for their homeless and low-income clients thanks to the efforts of students at Horizons K-8 school in Boulder.


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