Directors Note Volumes of research prove the profound benefits that spending time in nature, participating in sports, and being playful have on human

 
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Directors Note
Volumes of research prove the profound benefits that spending time in nature, participating in sports, and being playful have on human development. High school mountain biking is an ideal combination of these elements!

The collaborative, spirited action of coaches, student-athletes, volunteers, board members, race crew, and committed sponsors foster an environment where all youth can thrive. The energy, commitment, and belief this community has in the power of mentoring youth is astounding. We are grateful to all who keep the wheels rolling.

We are thrilled to welcome Your Hometown Toyota Stores as a new title sponsor. Read below about race season updates, upcoming events, other sponsors, and more.

Keep spreading joy in the dirt,

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

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Contents

1. Toyota - New Title Sponsor
2. Race Schedule
3. 2017 Season Fees
4. Amazon Smile Supports Colorado League
5. Summer Camps and Programs
6. Annual Spring Coach Summit April 21- 23, Eagle
7. Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO June 17th - Volunteers NEEDED

Calendar

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Toyota New Title Sponsor

Your Hometown Toyota Stores stepped up in a huge way as the Colorado League series title sponsor. This group of dealers strongly believes in the positive impact of our mission to provide youth development programming that builds strong minds, bodies, and characters in a setting that is inclusive and equal from the saddle of a mountain bike. This substantial commitment buoys our ability to provide this opportunity to teams, student-athletes, and families across the region.

Toyota is in the business of making great cars and trucks. They also work every day to apply and share their know-how in ways that benefit people, the community, and our planet in order to build a better tomorrow. Together we are going to places!

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2017 Race Schedule Update

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.

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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.

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 Route County Riders, Blair Seymour, Michelle Freckleton, Amy Stern of Bike Town USA, and David Scully of EnduroX.

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2017 Fee Structure

The Colorado League is a non-profit enterprise and we are very sensitive to any cost increases. In 2016, sponsorships, grants, and fundraising covered 38% of total expenses. We are extremely fortunate to gather resources that allow us to keep participation fees at 2016 prices. It is important to know that if these funds cease to exist we will be required to increase fees. We are committed to keeping fees reasonable while sustaining the organization.

We continue to prioritize affordability of programming, focus on fundraising efforts, and provide as many student-athletes, coach, and team scholarships as resources permit. We admire the fundraising efforts of teams. Collectively we are getting more teens on bikes, reducing barriers to entry, and providing a positive youth development experience one pedal stroke at a time!

There will be no increase in participation fees in 2017. Details are listed 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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Billie Curty Gowdy

Summer Camps and Programs

Looking for a mountain bike specific summer camp or program? There are many opportunities to hone your skills, make new friends, and explore more places to ride.

Check out the many opportunities of listed on our website HERE.

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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 agenda HERE.

Register HERE.

Please limit attendees to 3 per team.

First Aid, CPR and Wilderness First Aid recertification training costs are reduced thanks to the 2nd Chance Fund.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Big thanks to Yeti Cycles, Team Evergreen, and many individual donors.

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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.

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RACE
Register to race HERE. NOTE the $50 application fee for racers 18 and under will be waived. Juniors get your registration code by emailing director@bailey100.com.

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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Calendar

We are filling the calendar with numerous events for 2017.

Upcoming Events:
April 21-23 Colorado League Coaches Summit, Eagle registration is OPEN
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
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 27 Guest Bartender with Luis Benitez, RockyMounts, Boulder

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

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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