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Manitou Disco Fun

Manitou Springs riders know rule 1 is FUN!

Director's Note

As the Lucky13 season wraps up there is much to celebrate! The collective support of positive youth development is outstanding!

A mountain bike team is a dynamite format to make friends, connect with nature, escape from stresses, and test your capabilities. The lessons and joys facilitated by dedicated coaches are endless.

Sophia Krasovec Evergreen

Sophia Krasovec, JV Legacy Evergreen, rode the Leadville race with a broken seat post.

Inspiring student-athletes demonstrated grit, positive sporting behavior, respectful competition, leadership, kindness, and compassion. Coaches and team volunteers devoted countless hours planning and preparing for the season, teaching skills, developing rich team traditions, welcoming new members, and saying goodbye to hundreds of seniors.

Ralston Valley Buddies

Jack Kardys, Sophomore, Ralston Valley Slingshot winner celebrates with team members at Chalk Creek..

The power of this shared experience is priceless as we lift one another up, instill new levels of confidence, model healthy choices, develop deep bonds, and create everlasting memories. Weeks of adventures, the sound of cowbells, cheering spectators, and hearing your name as you cross the finish line may be all it takes to feel accomplished and belong.

Whether a coach, rider, volunteer, sponsor, or contributor this inclusive spirit emboldens the mission to provide an opportunity to empower youth through cycling!

With immense gratitude to all for making magic happen,
Kate Rau, Executive Director and Team

Eva Pollard Wheat Ridge

Eva Pollard, JV, Wheat Ridge, flows downhill in Steamboat.

Kalvin Winder Legacy Eagle

Kalvin Winder, Varsity Legacy, Douglas County floats through corners in Eagle.

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The 2022 season was supported by 29 loyal and engaged sponsors with Your Front Range Toyota Stores as the presenting sponsor.

A whopping 2,065 registered student-athletes rode bikes with us in 2022! An increase of 10% from last year.

Of those, 1,725 tested their limits racing, 431 girls comprised 25% of the total high school racers, and 203 riders earned their Legacy status by participating in a Colorado League event from 9th-12th grade.

An average of 1,476 riders raced per weekend and 7 scenic communities hosted us. Volunteers spent 5,547 hours during 5 weekends to help produce 17 days of racing.

Legacy Parade Donovan Heritage

Riley Donovan, JV Legacy, Heritage flashes his status during the Senior Singletrack Send-Off.

A total of 90 teams participated representing more than 180 high schools while engaging in 5 spirit contests and 4 Singletrack Send-Off Parades. Riders competed for a Toyota Slingshot jersey, mastered grabbing nutrition from the Honey Stinger Feed Zone, and played in the Yeti Skills zone. More than 20 high schools award activity letters to mountain bikers.

Reese Goldinger with Coach Stanley Snider

Reese Goldinger with Heritage Coaches Cole Stanley and Christine Snider. She came to every race to cheer on her team despite a season-ending injury. Thanks for fueling the stoke "Mom Reese"!

A total of 899 dedicated coaches fueled the singletrack stoke. We hosted 26 virtual and regional clinics to educate 338 coaches.

It was reported 16 teams picked up shovels and contributed 1,719 hours of hard work on 45 local trails.

A total of $54,075 of scholarships in-kind and cash was distributed to 105 student-athletes, 114 coaches, and 21 teams to support participation and licensure.

Reese Goldinger, Legacy Varsity Racer, shares her thoughts:

“I blinked and just like that 4 incredible years are gone. ...Mountain biking has my heart and soul, and I credit who I am today to this sport for allowing me to find my strength, my confidence, my joy, and my true self." - Reese Goldinger, Heritage, Legacy JV

2022 Race Photos

2022 Race Results

Silver Creek Green Mtn JV

JV seniors Otto Mollenberg, #2123, Silver Creek and Skylar Hooper, #2045, Legacy Green Mountain pushing it at Frisco.

Piedra Varsity Grils Start snowmass

Piedra region Varsity girls off the start at Snowmass.


Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley Campus hosted the Annual Season Awards celebration. Alpine Bank awarded $2,000 in travel scholarships to assist 7 teams to attend the state championships. The following 2022 Colorado League Award Recipients demonstrate the culture that fosters us to all ride, connect, and be empowered.

Read the inspirational stories of those honored HERE

Coach of the Year: Male and Female

Both 2022 recipients have been involved since the inception of their teams. They develop strong family bonds among team members, model inclusivity, instill character, and focus on the student-athletes while imbuing a sense of fun!

Andrew Speers

Evergreen Coach of the Year Andrew Speers with riders' favorite post-ride beverages.

Kristin Seger with Ainsley

Stargate Coach of the Year Kristin Seger with daughter Ashley, Stargate Alum and Coach.

All-Star Teams:
Division 1: Golden
Division 2: Air Academy
Division 3: Cañon City

Acknowledges a team that displays exceptional leadership skills, strong positive sporting behavior, and a commitment to their coaches, athletes, and volunteers. The team provides service to their communities, contributed hours to race weekends, and consistently reinforces safety policies with a cadre of licensed coaches.

SRAM Golden Pick Awards per region:
Cyrstal - Mountain Vista
Piedra - Cañon City
Platte - Fairview
Yampa - Boulder

This award is sponsored by SRAM to acknowledge community service and to promote trail stewardship. A team from each conference that completes the most trail-building hours between April and October earns a Golden Pick and cash.

Exceptional Student-Athletes:

Honors exemplary student-athletes whose personal standards and achievements are a model to others. They demonstrate outstanding leadership, sportsmanship, academic performance, and volunteerism in their team, school, and community.

Cate Logan Exceptional Student Athlete

Cate Logan, Varsity Legacy, Golden

Titan Cox Snowmass

Titan Cox, Varsity Legacy, Mountain Vista

Most Improved Student-Athletes:

Recognizes student-athletes who worked the hardest and improved the most in skill development during their tenure in the Colorado League.

Mackenzie Pardoe Eagle

MacKenzie Pardoe, Varsity Legacy, Boulder

Max Johnson Snowmass

Max Johnson, Varsity, High Desert Composite


Trailblazers are a student-athlete, coach, or community member who has persevered through challenging circumstances, overcome adversity, and are inspirational role models.

Abbly Clawson Frisco

Abby Clawson, JV, Lakewood

Harris Cardosi

Harris Cardosi, JV Legacy, Boulder

Kyleena Lathram

Kyleena Lathram, Varsity Legacy, VSSA

Taf Brother at Nathrop

Siblings Taf and Ken McMurry, have welcomed the Colorado League to their family ranch since 2010!

Volunteer Service Award

Asher Bursnall, Cheyenne Mountain Alumni, Colorado School of Mines Student-Athlete

Race Partners of the Year

Taf McMurry and McMurry Family
Colorado Mountain College

Out of the Saddle Awards

Eric Drummond, Head Coach, Discovery Canyon, Lewis-Palmer, Palmer Ridge
Jeanne Golay, Jeanne Golay, Colorado Mountain College Foundation Development Officer, Glenwood Springs Head Coach
Austin Quillinan, Laramie - WY
Spearfish - SD Team


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Tuesday, December 6th, Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day which features a $1 Million+ Incentive Fund.

Help us achieve our goal of raising $15,000.

Every dollar contributed to the Colorado League on Colorado Gives Day will include a portion of the fund, increasing the impact of your donation.

Colorado Gives Day has grown to be Colorado's largest one-day online giving event, raising more than $307 million since it began in 2010. Community First Foundation and FirstBank partner to make this day truly impactful.


We are fortunate to have top-notch educational opportunities that offer a variety of distinctive learning environments. There are lots of options to explore higher education in Colorado. Alpine Bank offers to Spring 2023 graduates who participated in the 2022 Colorado League season. Apply HERE.

Fort Lewis College
Become a Skyhawk and join the renowned championship cycling team in an outdoor mecca. Fort Lewis is a unique-four year college with a focus on small classes and experiential learning. It is renowned for its affordability, diversity, and high-quality faculty. Fall 2023 Semester application deadlines:

▪ Early Action Deadline: November 15, 2022
▪ Priority Deadline: January 1, 2023
▪ Regular Deadline: May 1, 2023
Early Action Deadline: November 15, 2022
Priority Deadline: January 1, 2023
Regular Deadline: May 1, 2023

Apply online HERE.

Western Colorado University
Located in Gunnison, Western Colorado University delivers career preparation, engineering, computer, and other sciences and a broad liberal arts curriculum. Students can explore their field of study, gain leadership experience and discover extraordinary adventure. Its mountain sports team includes a range of alpine sports.

Featured Programs
Undergraduate: Outdoor Environmental Education
Graduate: Outdoor Industry MBA

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021. Apply online HERE.

Colorado Mountain College (CMC)
For more than 2 decades CMC has offered an Outdoor Recreation Leadership program. CMC has 3 residential and 8 commuter campus locations. From nursing to ski area operations CMC has an array of 4-year and 2-year programs. There are no application fees to apply to any of their programs. Applications are accepted year-round. To learn more about CMC programs, and the application process, and to get started, CLICK HERE.

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Dr. Dirk Dolbeare and the Boulder Centre for Orthopedics & Spine have supported the mission of the Colorado League since 2013. Their team of orthopedic surgeons has remained the region's dedicated bone, joint, and muscle experts since 1968.

They were awarded the Letter of Commendation from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and recognized by the state of Colorado as a Health Quality Leader for their dedication to a health reform initiative developed to improve the quality of care, reduce medical costs, and enhance the patient experience.

They specialize in keeping your life in motion. Check out their educational video library HERE.

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Get ready for riding powder with the Wolfcreek Magnetic Lens.

We are extremely grateful for the support of each and every Colorado League sponsor. As a member of the League, take advantage of your benefits when considering your holiday gifts.

Optic Nerve has eye protection for every occasion from cruising around town to snowsports. Check out the doorbuster 60% off sale including the popular Fixie Max.

The Wolfcreek Magnetic Interchangeable Lens is a staff favorite. Easy to change lenses with variable conditions.

Member Discounts.

Available Sponsor Discounts
* Toyota
* Honey Stinger
* Primal Wear
* Yeti Cycles
* Optic Nerve
* Osprey
* USA Cycling
* Feedback Sports
* RackStarz
* Roll Massif Sunrise to Sunset
* Squirt Lube
* ExpertVoice
* Mountain Goat Trailers

Volunteers Finish

Thanks to all our volunteers and coaches! Coaches Cindy Dywan, Laramie and Caroline Esch, Cheyenne Wyoming sweep.

We are busy planning Spring events and the Fall race series as we gear up for the 2023 season.

Race locations and team region assignments will be announced in the Spring of 2023. Several coach educational opportunities will be available including in-person, virtual, and Mountain Bike Coaching Basic Skills.

Many events occur throughout the year check out the website calendar. We will continue to add regional events as they are announced. Mark your calendars for the following.

April 1st - July 14th - Pre-Season
July 15th - October - Official Season
June 17 - The HUNDO

2023 Race Season Schedule

August 26 - 27 Race #1
Sept 9 - 10 Race #2
Sept 23- 24 Race #3
Oct 7 - 8 Race #4
Oct 21 - 22 State Championships

CRMS Hear State

Colorado Rocky Mountain School rider bids a heartfelt goodbye.

Sam Weaver Fairview

Sam Weaver, JV Fairview, celebrates a triumphant finish at Steamboat.


Their generosity keeps the wheels rolling!

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