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October 2020 - Contents

1. Director's Note
2. Final Challenges Submissions - Due October 18th
3. Saris - Enter to Win FREE Hitch Rack
4. 2020 Colorado League Season Award Nominations - Due October 20th
5. Golden Pick Award - Submit Trail Hours by October 20th
6. Alpine Bank Spirit Contest Week Anything Goes Oct. 19th - 25th
7. Seeking Colorado League Board Members
8. NEW Colorado League Merchandise
9. Sponsor Discounts

Lauren Gustafson - GJ - Chalk Creek 2017

Laura Gustfason, Grand Junction Legacy Rider, Chalk Creek 2017.

Lucas Hartman 2017 Chalk Creek

Lucas Hartman, Fairview Legacy Rider, Chalk Creek 2017.

Director's Note

Team members are refining their skills, pushing their limits, maintianing social connections, and applying their creativity during the 12 weeks of Singletrack Solidarity. Despite no in-person racing, members truly appreciate the significance of positive youth development from the saddle of a mountain bike.

I am so grateful that this league has given my son and so many other young adults the opportunity to venture into a new high school sport. I know cycling will be something he will be doing for the rest of his life. - Parent/Coach of a Legacy Senior

To date, more than 1,800 student-athletes participated and more than 150 riders earned their Legacy rider status. This level of engagement is led by over 700 committed coaches. The community of sponsors and board members are dedicated to providing opportunities that positively support the psychosocial development of youth. I invite you to consider joining the Colorado League Board to continue this valuable endeavor. Details about this opportunity are described below.

Wishing you many singletrack smiles,

Kate Rau
Executive Director

Trenton Bagge - Chalk Creek 2017

Trenton Bagge, High Desert Legacy Rider, Chalk Creek 2017.

Ella Wiser - Middle Park Chalk Creek 2017

Ella Wiser, Middle Park Legacy Rider, Chalk Creek 2017.

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Click here to watch Ty Bonder, Freshman, Cheyenne, WY Skills Contest #3 Male Winner

Final Challenges Submissions - Due October 18th

Student-athletes are responsible to submit their data for the challenges #4 and #5.

Remember to submit your individual data by Sunday October 18th by 11:59 PM.

Challenge #4 Short Track 2.0 - Submit data HERE.

Yeti Skills Contest #4 - Submit videos HERE.

Challenge #5 Hill Time Trail - Submit data HERE.

The results for Challenge #3 Mountain Goat Madness are HERE.

A video produced by 303 Endurance highlighting the efforts of Challenge #3 and announcing the winners of the Optic Nerve Helmet Hair photo contest, Yeti Skills, and the Alpine Bank Disco contest is HERE.

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Saris - Enter to Win FREE Hitch Rack

Our friends at Saris are donating a Saris MTR-Bike Modular Platform Rack. Voted as "Gear of the Year" by Mountain Bike Magazine. 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.

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.

ENTER HERE - SARIS GIVEAWAY

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Larry DeWitt, Cheyenne Mountain - 2019 South Coach of the Year

2020 Colorado League Season Award Nominations - Due October 20th

Coaches have a rewarding experience to learn about their inspirational team members.

Riders and parents we want to hear about the tremendous impact Coaches have on your season.

It is recommended that all individuals nominated have participated in the League for at least 2 years. Deadline for submissions Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

We invite you to nominate a worthy candidate for the 2020 Colorado League Awards HERE.

A link to the 2019 Award Recipients is HERE.

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Elise trail day - ALP Cycles Coaching-XL

Elise Harless, Fairview digging some trail work time.

Golden Pick Award - Submit Trail Hours by October 20th

Way to dig where you live! Many teams are contributing hours of sweat and muscle to maintain trails. The Golden Pick is awarded to the Colorado League team that completes the most volunteer hours. The team that logs the most trail hours between April 1 – October 18, 2020, earns the Golden Pick Award and a cash donation sponsored by John Shipp of Roadhouse Hospitality.

The goal is to engage the student-athletes to support their local public recreational trails. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM Tuesday, October 20th, 2020.

Track your team trail hours HERE.

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Columbine Costumes

Columbine Coaches always deliver with zany costumes!

Alpine Bank Spirit Contest Week Anything Goes Oct. 19th - 25th

Celebrate your team's season of Singletrack Solidarity!

Let your freak flag fly with a unique theme. You create it. What's it going to be? Zoombies, Plaid, Haunted House, Onesies, COVID, Super Heroes - the skies the limit.

We look forward to seeing your unique theme that expresses your 2020 team.

Upload photos and/or videos HERE.

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Seeking Colorado League Board Members

Do you have a passion for getting kids on bikes as a way to promote healthy lifestyles, build community, and teach life skills? We are seeking candidates to serve on our Board of Directors. We are looking for people who believe in the power of positive youth development from the saddle of a mountain bike.

We strive to create a diverse Board of women and men with a variety of personal and professional experience and skillsets from all areas of Colorado, southern Wyoming, and northern New Mexico

More details and a candidate application are HERE. Contact Antonio Gallegos, Board Chair directly to learn more.

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Men s Beanie

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STS Womens Tee

Female version

STS Mens Tee

Male version

NEW Colorado League Merchandise

Check out the festive new merchandise. The t-shirts commemorate the Season of Singletrack Solidarity. The new soft, cozy beanies will brighten your day!

We have Primal ride gear, belt buckles, and insulated camper mugs.

View and order all products on the link below.

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Member Discounts

Companies that support Colorado League programming offer special discounts for League members. CLICK HERE to access your benefits!

Available Discounts
* Primal Wear - cycling and lifestyle apparel
* Honey Stinger - organic, gluten free nutrition options
* Yeti Cycles - bikes and more
* TREK - helmets, shoes, bikes, and more
* Optic Nerve - snow goggles, sunglasses for sport to fashion, and prescriptions
* Osprey – packs, luggage, commuter bags and more
* Feedback Sports tools, trainers, repair stands
* Rack Starz - adventure accessories for your vehicle
* Saris Racks - array of racks and cargo options
* Today’s Plan - training plans for any level of rider
* Roll Massif Sunrise to Sunset - variety of events

Check out additional benefits provided by NICA sponsors HERE.

THANK YOU COLORADO LEAGUE SPONSORS

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