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Director's Note

The next Decade of Dirt is coming your way. The enthusiasm for positive youth development from the saddle of a mountain bike continues to increase.

Due to demand, the 2020 season will include four divisions. Races will occur on Saturdays and Sundays. Divisions will alternate between the two days. See more details on the schedule below.

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May all your adventures bring you joy,

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Executive Director
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February 2020 Contents

1. 2020 Season Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores
2. 2020 Race Series Race Format, Conference Divisions and Schedule
3. Mark Your Calendars for Coach Summits
4. Community Member Scholarship Opportunities
5. Fall 2020 College Application Deadlines
6. 2020 Partnering Events
7. Calendar

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Nola Stewart, Golen Freshman.

JV Legacy Boys at Eagle - Aspen

Wyatt Balderson, Basalt, JV Legacy rider.

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2020 Season Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores

Your Hometown Toyota Stores continue their commitment and support returning as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 Season. These six Front Range dealers believe strongly in the power of the outdoors and its positive impact on youth and families.

Toyota has a broad range of vehicles for the new driver to the experienced backcountry explorer. These six friendly Toyota dealers are knowledgeable and will take excellent care of you.

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Series Race Format, Conference Breakdown, & Schedule

NEW FOR 2020! The North & South conferences will be divided into two separate divisions. In an effort to maintain an exceptional experience for all. Divisions will alternate race days with one competing on Saturday and the other on Sunday.

The new divisions are named after rivers whose headwaters start in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Welcome the NEW Yampa, Platte, Crystal, and Piedra divisions.

2020 North & South Conference Race Schedule (Tentative 2.26.2020)

North Conference

Race #1 Frisco Bay Invitational, Frisco
Saturday, August 29 - Yampa Division
Sunday, August 30 - Platte Division

Race #2 Haymaker Classic, Eagle
Saturday, September 12 - Platte Division
Sunday, September 13 - Yampa Division

Race #3 Showdown at the Boat, Steamboat Springs
Saturday, September 26 - Yampa Division
Sunday, September 27 - Platte Division

Race #4 North Conference Division Championships Granby Ranch Round Up, Granby
Saturday, October 10 - Platte Division
Sunday, October 11 - Yampa Division

Race #5 State Championships Durango Mesa Pursuit October 24 -25

South Conference

Race #1 Cloud City Challenge at Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
Saturday, August 29 - Crystal Division
Sunday, August 30 - Piedra Division

Race #2 Chalk Creek Stampede
Saturday, September 12 - Piedra Division
Sunday, September 13 - Crystal Division

Race #3 Snowmassive Chase, Snowmass
Saturday, September 26 - Crystal Division
Sunday, September 27 - Piedra Division

Race #4 South Conference Division Championships Haymaker Classic, Eagle
Saturday, October 10 - Piedra Division
Sunday, October 11 - Crystal Division

Race #5 State Championships Durango Mesa Pursuit October 24 - 25

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Coach Summit Eagle 2019

Katie Catanzarite, Montrose Coach explores range of motion.

Mark Your Calendars for Coach Summits

The Annual Spring Coach Summit will kick-off on Friday, May 1st in Eagle, Colorado. Classes will cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student-athletes in the context of a high school mountain bike club and provide basic knowledge and guidance for coaches. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with other coaches, hear from youth experts, earn continuing education units, and explore the Eagle trails.

We are planning NEW sessions for 2020! Complete details regarding weekend schedules and registration will be announced in early March.

Several 1-Day Level 2 Coach Clinics are scheduled that fulfill the 3 educational units and On-the-Bike Skills 101 requirements.

April 18th Fort Collins - Register HERE
June 6th Grand Junction
July 25 Golden

A limited number of scholarships are available thanks to Yeti Cycles & Team Evergreen..
Click HERE to apply for a Coach Summit Scholarship.

The Pit Zone will open March 2nd for coaches only. More information about Colorado coach license requirements is HERE.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Alpine Bank believes all high school students should have the opportunity to pursue higher education.

This year Alpine Bank is offering 6 - $500 college scholarships to Colorado League student-athletes who graduate high school in 2020.

These are available to those who will attend college in Colorado and will participate in the collegiate cycling program.

Scholarship applications are due by June 1, 2020.

Apply HERE.

Funds will be distributed upon proof of enrollment and participation in the college's cycling program.

The 2nd Chance Fund Scholarship CPR/WFA Courses

The 2nd Chance CPR & Wilderness First Aid Scholarship was conceived by David and Maureen Taylor. Their three daughters participated in the Colorado League. Their company, Mountain Island Construction, has been a long-time sponsor of the Colorado League as well as local teams.

In June 2016, David suffered a heart attack while riding at Curt Gowdy State Park. At the time, he was volunteering as a ride leader for the Stone Temple Youth Mountain Bike Camp. David was saved by a fellow ride-leader who administered CPR for 15 minutes until medical care arrived on the scene. He recovered from the heart attack thanks to his fellow rider’s CPR training.

With the financial support of the Taylor Family, the Bailey HUNDO, and Team Evergreen scholarships are available to coaches and student-athletes who attend CPR and/or Wilderness First Aid Courses.

Apply HERE so that we may support you and your commitment to ensuring a better and safer community.

Scholarships funded by Yeti, Team Evergreen, and Alpine Bank for teams, coaches, riders, and upcoming coach clinics can be found HERE.

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Fall 2020 College Application Deadlines

Many seniors are planning to attend college after high school. Consider staying close to home and attend one of the fine educational programs offered by the schools that support the Colorado League. Click on the logo to go to the admissions page.

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Application Deadline March 1, 2020

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Application deadline May 1, 2020

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Application deadline August 23, 2020

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2020 Partnering Events

Do you have any plans for Memorial Day weekend? No. We suggest a trip to Durango for the 49th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. There are road, mountain, and gravel events throughout the weekend. Registration is open! What are you waiting for?

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic May 22nd – 24thRegistration Open

Roll Massif Sunrise to Sunset June 6th – Registration Open

Have you ever wanted to participate in a mountain bike team relay? Get your teammates, coaches, and parents together for a day of fun in beautiful Castle Rock on June 6th.

Discount codes are available for 4 and 5-person teams. Please contact Cheri Merrihew cherim@coloradomtb.org for your discount code BEFORE registering your team.

Roll Massif will also host Sunrise to Sunset in Winter Park on August 8th.

All other Roll Massif road events (Elephant Rock, Copper Triangle, Tour de Vineyards, and Tour of the Moon) are FREE for riders 18 & Under. Register Today.

The Bailey HUNDO/HUNDito June 20th – Registration Open

Join us Father's Day weekend for the 11th Annual Bailey HUNDO. This is an epic race with an epic cause. Over the past 10 years, the HUNDO has distributed over $100,000 to the Colorado League. A huge thank you to all the FUND-racers who participate.

NOTE the $55 application fee for racers 18 and under will be waived. Juniors get your registration code by emailing director@bailey100.org. Racers are required to raise at least $200.

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

Calendar

We are planning events for 2020. Keep an eye on the website calendar.

2020 Colorado League & Partnering Events

April 18 Level 2 and OTB Skills 1010 Coach Clinic - Register HERE

May 1-3 Coach Summit | Eagle, CO
May 7 Women’s Night Out @ Wheat Ridge Cyclery | Wheat Ridge, CO
May 22-24 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic | Durango, CO
May 31 Beti Bike Bash | Lakewood, CO

June 6 Roll Massif Sunrise to Sunset EROCK | Castle Rock, CO
June 6 Coach Summit | Grand Junction, CO
June 9-13 Stone Temple Co-ed MTB Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
June 13-17 Granite Ridge Girls MTB Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
June 17-21 Stone Temple Co-ed MTB Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
June 20 The Bailey HuNDO & HUNDiTo | Bailey, CO
June 29-July 4 Fort Lewis College Cycling High School MTB Camp | Durango, CO

July 11-12 Team Evergreen - Triple Bypass
July 13-18 Fort Lewis College Cycling High School MTB Camp | Durango, CO
July 25 Coach Summit | Golden, CO

August 8 Roll Massif Sunrise to Sunset Winter Park | Winter Park, CO

2020 Race Schedule - Pending Permits

North Conference

Race #1 Frisco Bay Invitational, Frisco
Saturday, August 29 - Yampa Division
Sunday, August 30 - Platte Division

Race #2 Haymaker Classic, Eagle
Saturday, September 12 - Platte Division
Sunday, September 13 - Yampa Division

Race #3 Showdown at the Boat, Steamboat Springs
Saturday, September 26 - Yampa Division
Sunday, September 27 - Platte Division

Race #4 North Conference Division Championships Granby Ranch Round Up, Granby
Saturday, October 10 - Platte Division
Sunday, October 11 - Yampa Division

South Conference

Race #1 Cloud City Challenge at Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
Saturday, August 29 - Crystal Division
Sunday, August 30 - Piedra Division

Race #2 Chalk Creek Stampede, Nathrop
Saturday, September 12 - Piedra Division
Sunday, September 13 - Crystal Division

Race #3 Snowmassive Chase, Snowmass
Saturday, September 26 - Crystal Division
Sunday, September 27 - Piedra Division

Race #4 South Conference Division Championships Haymaker Classic, Eagle
Saturday, October 10 - Piedra Division
Sunday, October 11 - Crystal Division

Race #5 State Championships Durango Mesa Pursuit October 24 - 25

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