Muddy face rain drops ginger Steamboat

Googles were the perfect choice for this JV racer from Estes Park.

Woodland Park Tattoo

Woodland Park rider proudly shows off his tattoos.

Director's Note

The Decade of Dirt is humming along. The positive energy generated by all involved is off the charts. Lots of more fun yet to come.

I am impressed by the positive sporting behavior demonstrated by the racers and coaches. The inspiration displayed by riders continues to prove the power of the cycling community to develop self-confidence, healthy habits, and a positive peer group.

Ryan Ace

Ace England, Buena Vista and Ryan Rydland, Highlander Composite relish a tough finish sprint.

We are grateful to our family of sponsors, volunteers, and teams who make magic happen.

Read below to stay informed about what is coming next.

Keep spinning and grinning,

Kate Rau
Executive Director


September 2019 - Contents

1. Eagle Conference Overall Series Final
2. Race #2 Feedback Surveys
3. 2019 Colorado League Season Awards
4. Saris - Enter to Win FREE Hitch Rack
5. State Championship Criteria
6. Alpine Bank - State Championship Team Travel Scholarships
7. Primal SHIFT Art Party – Art Submission Process
8. Join Team App for Real Time Race Day Updates
9. Sponsor Discounts
10. Calendar

Many damp ladies

Girls from Nederland, Fairview and East made the best of their time together in Steamboat.

1. Eagle Conference Overall Series Final

The Town of Eagle is getting prepared to host the Haymaker Classic Conference Finale. The construction in the race venue will not interfere with the weekend. It will be ready for the pre-ride on Friday, October 4th.

Varsity carving the turns

Maxwell Mirk, Highlander and Dillon Turner Conifer, flow through the corkscrew in 2018.

Note that BOTH the North and South Conference race in Eagle that weekend.

North - Saturday, October 5th
South - Sunday, October 6th

Race weekend details HERE.


2. Race #2 Feedback Surveys

We invite you to take a short survey about your experience in order to help us gain participants’ feedback and to make these race weekends the best they can be! We value your feedback and greatly appreciate you completing the 10 question survey below.

Cloud City Challenge Race #2 Event Survey - SOUTH

*Showdown in the Boat Race #2 Event Survey - NORTH*

It was the first time in the 10-year history of Colorado League racing that a race wave was cancelled. We thank everyone for attending to the safety of racers and volunteers, helping breakdown the race venue, and understanding the need to cancel the JV, Sophomore, and Freshman girls' race due to weather.

Kathy Fennell

Kathy Fennell, Cherry Creek Composite, accepts her 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.

3. 2019 Colorado League Season Awards - Submit by October 14th

We are fueled by the inspiration demonstrated by all involved!

Everyone associated with the Colorado League is a champion in their own right! To recognize coaches, racers, volunteers, and peers please nominate a worthy candidate that embodies 5 Core Principles (Strong Body, Strong Mind, Strong Character, Inclusivity, and Equality).

The recipients will be recognized Saturday, October 20th during the 2019 Celebration Picnic from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Fort Lewis College Student Union.

Please consider nominations carefully. It is recommended that all nominees have participated in the League for at least 2 years. We recommend that you consider participants beyond your team where relevant and appropriate.

The awards range from Coaches, Student-Athletes, to Partner Organizations.

For your reference the 2018 Season Award Recipients are described HERE.

Please submit your 2019 Colorado Season Awards Nominations by Monday, October 14th.


4. Saris - Enter to Win FREE Hitch Rack

Our friends at Saris are donating their NEW Saris MTR-Bike Modular Platform Rack. Each MTR rack is built in the USA from American-made steel and aluminum for maximum durability. Roomy wheel trays swallow bike tires up to 5 inches wide for a stable hold, while dual-arm wheel holders keep bikes locked in position – and keep the paint chip-free.

It’s all built on a rugged hitch-based foundation that can be tilted away, when fully loaded with bikes and without, for fast and easy vehicle access – because after all, those snacks aren’t going to pass themselves.

Plus, the MTR’s nesting bike trays make for easy-on, easy-off loading. No more lifting bikes over the rack – simply flip the trays out of the way as needed to get you from parking lot to trailhead in record time.

You must be a current member of a Colorado League participant family and or Coach to win.

State Champ Jersey

5. State Championship Criteria

The following criteria are required to qualify for the State Championship race in Durango.

Complete a minimum of 3 regular season races.

a. Top point earners from each conference as follows:

Varsity: Male and Female
45 north + 45 south = 90 total per category

JV, Sophomore and Freshman: Male and Female
80 north + 80 south = 160 total per category

Overall points are based on the top 3 scores. The lowest score is dropped.

Points include the 25 series bonus for those who complete all 4 races of the series.

b. Backfill categories up to 3 riders per category, if eligible riders do not register.

c. Team and individual scoring, callup, and awards are the same for all previous races.

NOTE: All JV, Sophomore, and Freshman girls who registered for race #2 receive credit for a completed race.

If a rider does not meet the above criteria, there is an exception petition process. Please CAREFULLY read the petition prior to submission.


6. Alpine Bank - State Championship Team Travel Scholarships

Who is ready for a road trip to Durango?

Alpine Bank is offering 4 travel scholarships for the State Championship race weekend in Durango. Each scholarship is $500 for a grand total of $2,000. Applications due by October 15th.

Rachal Molnar

Original art created by Rachel Molnar, Green Mountain former Legacy Rider.

7. Primal SHIFT Art Party – Art Submission Process

The Colorado League is honored to be selected as a benefactor of the Primal SHIFT Art Party November 2nd. It is a grand extravaganza celebrating the culture of cycling and the great outdoors.

We are looking for Colorado League coaches, parents, and student-athletes who are interested in creating an original piece to be displayed and auctioned off. Please contact John Hutchinson at for more information.

When: Saturday, November 2, 5pm – 10pm
Where: Primal Wear Headquarters
7700 Cherry Creek South Drive, Ste. 106, Denver, CO 80231


8. Join Team App for Real Time Race Day Updates

The Colorado League has partnered with Team App to provide up-to-the-minute information and updates on race day and beyond. Team App is the Colorado League communication hub during race weekends.

Race flyers, news, race results, and schedule updates can be quickly and easily accessed via the app. Sign up for Team App HERE.

1. Download Team App to Your Phone, not your computer or tablet.
2. Sign Up to use Team App
3. Enter your Email Address
4. Create a Unique Password
5. Log In
6. Search for the Colorado League
7. Click on the logo
8. Join the access group you are associated with such as: North Conference Coach or South Conference Parent
1. Download Team App to Your Phone, not your computer or tablet.
2. Sign Up to use Team App
3. Enter your Email Address
4. Create a Unique Password
5. Log In
6. Search for the Colorado League
7. Click on the logo
8. Join the access group you are associated with such as: North Conference Coach or South Conference Parent

9. Sponsor Discounts

Companies that support the Colorado League offer discount HERE.

Available discounts include:

Feedback Sports
Honey Stinger
Leadville Race Series
Optic Nerve
Primal Wear Inc.
Roll Massif Sunrise to Sunset 12 Hr. Mountain Bike Race Series
Saris Sports Racks
Strike Visuals
Today’s Plan
Yeti Cycles

Check out additional coach benefits provided by NICA sponsors HERE.

10. Calendar

Keep an eye on the website 2019 calendar.

2019 Colorado League & Partnering Events
2019 Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado - BRAC Events Calendar

November 2nd Primal Shift Art Party | Denver, CO



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