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Directors Note

Exploring the amazing natural beauty of our region is a distinct privilege. The efforts of countless land managers, advocates, and volunteers afford us access to public lands. Recreational trails require maintenance and we encourage you to spend a few hours giving back to where you play. Connect with your local IMBA chapter or local public land manager to find a volunteer trail day near you. It is an excellent team building activity and an opportunity to meet other recreational advocates. NEW for 2017 is a TEAM Golden Pick award. Read below for more details.

Registration for the 2017 season is open! Remember that Race #2 September 10th includes North Conference location - Steamboat Springs and a SouthConference location - Leadville. When registering be sure to register for the race assigned to your conference.

Thank you for staying informed about season updates, regional events, and sponsor discounts by reading below.

Better living through cycling and community!

Kate Rau, Executive Director
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John "Hutch" Hutchinson, Operations Director

Contents

1. Primal Bike Expo- Free Family Friendly Fun
2. Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO June 17th - Volunteers NEEDED
3. Team and Rider Registration Open
4. Roadhouse Hospitality - Team Golden Pick Award.
5. Rocky Mounts - Gear Up for Adventure
6. Coaches Keep the Wheels in Motion
7. Scholarship Opportunities
8. Amazon Smile Supports Colorado League

Calendar

Primal Colorado Bike Expo

The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the annual kickoff event for cycling in the State of Colorado! The expo brings together all things cycling and Colorado. Head down for the weekend to check out amazing local bands, engaging activities; ranging from learn-to-ride clinics to adult big wheel races, sprint competitions to aerial & flatland demonstrations. There will be a Kid Zone, Industry Social Area and much more!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sports Authority Field
Friday, May 19: 2 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 20: 9 AM - 5 PM

The two-day festival and consumer show will include the latest products, consumer trends, screaming deals, organized rides, clubs & teams, advocacy groups, and cycling destinations.

Interested in volunteering? Please email raceops@coloradomtb.org. Volunteers will receive a staff t-shirt, lunch voucher and invitation to the industry social. Positions include site set-up and strike, traffic personnel, gate attendants, exhibitor and volunteer check-in and ancillary event facilitators (i.e. strider course, sprint competitions, adult big wheel races, etc.).

A portion of the event proceeds will go to support the Colorado High School Cycling League!

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Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO June 17th - Volunteers NEEDED

RACE
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 non-profit 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.

VOLUNTEER
Offer support for the inspiring racers who are spinning for dollars June 17th. Please volunteer for the Colorado League Aid Station #1. We hope you and some new friends will come this year. We cannot thank you enough! Sign up HERE.

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

Not one dollar would have been possible without our amazing volunteers.

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Team and Rider Registration is OPEN

Teams are registering for the 2017 season and rider registration is open. If you are a returning rider, login to the Pit Zone registration system HERE. Please be sure to update your information such as email address, mailing address, school, medical information, etc. New riders contact your Head Coach/Team Director to send you and invitation link invite via email.

Race Flyers and Schedule
The race flyers and race calendar are located on the website HERE.

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We have some big news for the 8th year of the Colorado League! Our vision is to transition into a parallel conference race series by 2020. This will be accomplished gradually as we are able to garner the necessary resources and we are confident that we can provide an exceptional experience where safety is a priority. Special event funding provided by the Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce allows us to pilot this concept.

We are extremely grateful to the assistance provided by many Steamboat Springs residents and organizations who advocated on our behalf. They include Eric Meyer of Routt County Riders, Blair Seymour, Michelle Freckleton, Amy Stern of Bike Town USA, and David Scully of EnduroX.

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Race #2 Sunday, September 10th races will be held at two different race locations.

North Conference - Emerald Mountain, Steamboat Springs.

South Conference - Colorado Mountain College, Leadville.

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Roadhouse Hospitality Group Sponsors Golden Pick Award

John Shipp of Roadhouse Hospitality Group is expanding the Golden Pick award. He established this award many years ago to participating teams in the Vail Recreation District participating race teams. In 2017, the Colorado League team that logs the most hours of trail work will receive the Golden Pick Award and a $500 donation to their team. Team members log hours HERE.

There are many Roadhouse Hospitality Group restaurants to choose from whether you are in the mountains or Denver metro area. Check out their many dining options HERE.

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Rocky Mounts - Gear Up for Adventure

RockyMounts has partnered with the Colorado High School Cycling League since 2014. They believe in getting more kids on bikes and have provided our staff, teams, families, and volunteers with exceptional products designed for cyclists, skiers, snowboarders, kayakers, adventure athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Check out the NEW Backstage Hitch rack is a super easy to use watch how HERE.

Twenty years after their start, and still locally owned in Boulder, they’re stoked to support the outdoor culture that sets them back to their roots. They still remember what it’s like to be an aspiring cyclist, ski bum, climber, outdoor enthusiast, etc. – which is why quality, innovation, and stellar pricing comes easily to them.

Member discounts for all Colorado League sponsors are HERE and NICA discounts are HERE.

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Coaches Keep the Wheels in Motion

The 8th Annual Spring Coach Summit was held in Eagle, CO. New and veteran coaches gathered to learn the nuts and bolts of starting a team, managing practices, and much more. We are extremely fortunate to have a vast array of inspiring mentors who are committed to the success of student-athletes. There were 72 coaches and 13 who generously shared their extensive knowledge with one another.

Thought-provoking and valuable tools were provided by April Olguin-Paige of the Check-In Foundation and Alex Yannacone of the Helen and Arthur E Johnson Depression Center, University of Colorado.

It was a treat to have Sammy Rutherford, Feedback Sports, and Taylor Ross, Primal, for joining the party! Special thanks to the Town of Eagle for hosting us.

Coaches truly are the backbone to the organization’s ability to fulfill the mission of facilitating the development of happy, healthy youth from the saddle of a mountain bike.

THANK YOU for creating a safe, FUN culture where youth thrive.

Coach Summit Eagle Group
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Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarships to support teams, coaches, and riders.

PCA-Colorado is accepting applications for its 2017 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship program through May 31. Encourage current high school juniors (Class of 2018) to apply!

APPLY NOW

Team Evergreen Cycling and Yeti Cycles are primary supporters of the Colorado League scholarship fund. The 2nd Chance fund assists with First Aid and CPR training. Please understand that funds are limited and we make every effort to share the love. Applications and deadlines are HERE.

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Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile Supports Colorado League

Do you shop on Amazon? Move over to Amazon Smiles and your purchases will put a little pocket change in our piggy bank.

Login to with your existing Amazon account information.
Choose the Colorado High School Cycling League as the charity you wish to support.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Colorado League.

More details HERE.

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Calendar

We are filling the calendar with numerous events for 2017.

Upcoming Events:
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
June 19-14 Fort Lewis Mountain Bike Camp, Durango, CO
June 26 - July 2 Adams State University Mountain Bike Training Camp, Alamosa & Del Norte

July 15th Colorado League Coach Clinic Golden, CO details coming soon
July 27 Guest Bartender with Luis Benitez, RockyMounts, Boulder

August 2-6 Western State CU - Mountain Sports Mountain Bike Camp, CO

November 4th Annual Shift Primal Art Party Fundraiser

2017 Race Schedule:
Race #1 August 26 (North) -27 (South) Frisco Peninsula
Race #2 September 10 (South) - Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
Race #2 September 10 (North) - Emerald Mountain, Steamboat Springs
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

Want to support the movement? Donate HERE. please add us to your address book.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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THANKS TO NICA SPONSORS!

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