Colorado Governor Proclaims Week of USA Pro Cycling Challenge as the “Colorado Cycling Holiday”
Professional Cycling Race Honored by State Officials After Announcing Host Cities for the Second-Annual Event
DENVER (Dec. 14, 2011) – Just following the announcement of the host cities for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed the week of the race as the “Colorado Cycling Holiday.” Stating spectators, economic activity, the caliber of the athletes and the embodiment of Coloradans' aspirations to be healthy as reasons for the proclamation, each year the week of the race will be recognized statewide as an honorary holiday.
“The USA Pro Challenge was an event that shined an international spotlight on Colorado,” said Gov. Hickenlooper. “Any expectations we had for success were surpassed ten-fold. We want race week each August to be known as Colorado Cycling Holiday to attract visitors from all over the world and to celebrate Colorado, good health and cycling.”
Colorado tourism director Al White presented the official proclamation bearing the Colorado state seal to CEO of the USA Pro Challenge Shawn Hunter at an event set to celebrate the host cities of the 2012 race.
Denver (December 13, 2011)—Colorado’s second state bike summit will take place February 6–7, 2012, in downtown Denver. Registration for the event is now open. Presented by Bicycle Colorado, the summit will bring together advocates, industry leaders, on- and off-road cyclists, commuters and elected officials and staff from across the state. The inaugural 2011 summit sold out with 200 attendees.
Featured speakers include Shawn Hunter, CEO and co-chairman of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and Jeff Miller, President/CEO of the Alliance for Biking and Walking in Washington, DC. Governor John Hickenlooper has been invited to present the official welcome to summit attendees.
“We have an exciting program on tap and anticipate another successful summit in 2012,” said Dan Grunig, Executive Director of Bicycle Colorado. “Bicyclists are becoming more involved and understand that state and local decisions play a big role in cycling conditions in Colorado.”
This year Community Cycles is running their Kids Holiday Bike Give-Away again, making it their 6th year and they have 300 refurbished bikes to give out but they need your help! You can help a child get a bike this Christmass in various ways
The Denver Urbanism blog reported today that the city has installed its first bicycle specific traffic light. Located at 14th and Bannock, the light serves to protect cyclists who are traveling north on Bannock towards Downtown Denver.
Team Evergreen Bicycle Club’s Triple Bypass Ride: For Those Who Dare
Evergreen, CO - December 8, 2011 – Team Evergreen Bicycle Club’s Triple Bypass Ride has put its mark on the map in the cycling world as one of the most exhilarating rides in the country. The 24th annual route is worthy to be a leg of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Riders climb three mountain passes – Juniper (11,140 ft.), Loveland (11,990 ft.) and Vail (10,560 ft.) - and gain more than 10,000 feet in elevation during the 120-mile ride. The 1,000 riders registered for the two-day Double Triple Bypass will conquer six mountain passes, more than 20,000 feet in elevation gain and 240-miles of riding, all in less than 48 hours. An impressive feat, for those who dared, considering that in its inaugural two day ride, only 360 out of 900 registered Double Triple Bypass riders crossed the finish line.
Photo Credit: Amy Welnak 300 bikes donated to Denver students and these are just the pink ones!
Interesting article today in the Denver post how a few Denver students in elementary and middle schools received 300 bikes from the Asfaw Family foundation. This is going to cause confusion at the school's bike racks!
With the new dawn to chip timing comes lap times. Much like PowerTap data, if you take the time to look deep into it most likely diamonds can be found. Colorado master ride, Dale Riley did just that and it is interesting to read the process and the outcome. In Dale's words..
I did a lap time analysis, focusing on age group & ability "progression" and have it up as a page on my blog. Similar to a previous one done by Russell at "the road to cat 1" you reported on earlier, this analysis used the Monarch High Cross times, as it seemed like a course & day that did not affect lap times over the day (Unlike Saturday's snow bowl. Wanted to do a deeper, more statistical analysis, and focus on the Senior & Masters ability progression.