Director's Note The 2017 season is going to be full of fun, action, and countless opportunities to strengthen community foundations. Together w

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Director's Note

The 2017 season is going to be full of fun, action, and countless opportunities to strengthen community foundations. Together we are bolstering the lives of youth and families throughout the region.

Here are few thoughts to get you pumped for the 8th year of GREAT!

"What an amazing event - as a parent, active racer, and industry person - top notch. Big kudos to you, your team(s), and the entire organization. It was fun, competitive, welcoming, and a true community event. Loved seeing how inviting it was for the kids as racers - whether top level racing for the win (holy fast kids!) or ones that were just trying to finish. It was great for all. Really excited to be an active parent for the next 4 years!"–

"We are super happy being a part of the Colorado League! I had a lot of fun this year! I'm really looking forward to next year! Being a part of the series has made me want to get back into mountain biking, I miss it! I had a lot of fun working with everyone on your crew and all the riders!" - Sponsor

"Thanks so much for putting on a fantastic event this weekend. The course was great, the volunteers were amazing. The support and coordination were even better!" – Sophmore Student-Athlete

Stay tuned for exciting news from our new and returning sponsors for 2017! Their support is integral to spreading the pedal passion.

Happy trails,

Kate Rau
Executive Director

Contents February 2017

1. New Website Launched
2. Coach Summit April 21-23
3. Bailey HUNDO-Registration
4. Coach License Updates
5. 2nd Chance Fund Supports First Aid/CPR Training
6. Event Calendar

New Website Launched

The Colorado League website has a fresh new look. It has a search function that can help you find information easier. Dive in and check it out!

2015 Coaches Summit

Annual Spring Coach Summit April 21- 23, Eagle

Mark your calendar! The annual Coach Summit will kick-off Friday evening April 21 in Eagle, Colorado. Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a high school mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge and guidance for Coaches. Event information HERE.

We are planning NEW sessions including Managing Team Growth, Recruiting Females, and more! Join us Friday evening April 21, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for a discussion on recent developments and share your ideas to shape our future.

Complete details regarding weekend schedule and registration, coming February 15th. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Big thanks to Yeti Cycles, Team Evergreen, and many individual donors.


Sweet NEW course. Train to reduce pain.

Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO June 17th

Join us Father's Day weekend for the 8th Annual Bailey HUNDO. This is an epic race with an epic cause. In 2016, the HUNDO distributed over $75,000 to nonprofit partners and community organizations in the Bailey area including the Colorado League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Colorado Mountain Biking Association. Huge props to all the FUND-racers who participate.

Register to race HERE. NOTE the $50 application fee for racers 18 and under will be waived. Juniors get your registration code by emailing

Want to support the racers and the benefactors? Donate to racers HERE.

Coach Licensing Updates

NICA has updated the coach licensing levels and requirements. Please visit coach licensing. These updates make it easier to understand the various different license levels. More online training webinars are available to support your education. We are extremely grateful to all the coaches who are dedicated to providing safe, fun adventures for all riders regardless of their level of expertise.

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Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor, Founder of 2nd Chance fund and Amy Dickerson, cardiac nurse.

2nd Chance Fund Supports CPR and First Aid Trainings

The 2nd Chance CPR-First Aid scholarship fund sponsored by Dave Taylor of Mountain Island Construction and other contributors. Dave survived a cardiac arrest while on a mountain bike ride. This is a result of Amy Dickerson, Maureen Taylor, and Bruce Burrows performing CPR for 15 minutes on the trail before Flight to Life arrived. The full story is HERE. Coaches and riders can request funds to attend CPR, Basic First Aid and Wilderness First Aid classes directly to Kate Rau.



We are filling the calendar with a plethora of events for 2017.

April 21-23 Colorado League Coaches Summit, Eagle registration opens February 15th
May 4 Women's Night Out at Wheat Ridge Cyclery
May 19-20 Colorado Bike Expo
June 8-10, Granite Girls Mountain Bike Camp, Curt Gowdy, Laramie, WY
June 17 Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO
June 12-16 Stone Temple Coed Camp Curt Gowdy, WY
June 17-21 Ciclismo Race Camp, Curt Gowdy, WY
June 18-21 Leadville High Altitude Race Camp, Leadville, CO

2017 Tentative Race Schedule:
Race #1 August 26 (North) -27 (South) Frisco Peninsula
Race #2 September 9 (South) -10 (North) TBD
Race #3 September 23 (North) -24 (South), Granby Ranch
Race #4 October 7 (South) -8 (North) McMurry Ranch, Nathrop
Race #5 October 22 State Championships, Eagle, pending approval

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