Infinite Smiles and Countless Smiles - 2018 Season Wrap Up

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Takoda Sellers, Lakewood celebrates Division 2 Overall team place.


Brooke Beasley, JV Salida grins and spins.


Kep Heintz, Buena Vista Coach, jams at finish line.

Director's Note

It is time to reflect on the many memories created during the 2018 season. We are humbled by the immense grit, positive sporting behavior, and passionate dedication of coaches and volunteers.

The weekend celebrations of riding bikes and pushing your limits are a small element of the magic that occurs among teams, families, and student-athletes on and off the bike. The leadership, determination, and generosity demonstrated by the community are over the top!

Providing an environment where members develop new strengths, joyfully express creativity, find their voice to advocate for issues close to them, and actively impact their local communities is truly inspiring! Remarkable things happen when an inclusive format fosters teamwork and healthy habits.

We are very honored to witness the magic that develops every weekend as a result of so many people who believe in the power of positive youth development from the saddle of a mountain bike.

In 2019, the Colorado League celebrates a Decade of Dirt. We look forward to strengthening the legacy to allow all youth to shine.

Keep finding JOY in the ride,

Kate Rau
Executive Director

John "Hutch" Hutchinson
Operations Director

So Much Yes

Siebel sisters all race on the Steamboat team.

What An Outfit

Evergreen racer happy to be pedaling hard.

Cheyenned Mountain Noisemakers

November 19, 2018


1. Season Highlights
2. 2018 "Out of the Saddle" Award Recipients
3. Colorado Gives Day - Dec. 4th, Schedule a Donation Today
4. Apply to Fort Lewis College FREE
5. First Aid/CPR/WFA Courses & The 2nd Chance Fund
6. Member Benefits & Holiday Gift Guides Calendar
1. Season Highlights
2. 2018 "Out of the Saddle" Award Recipients
3. Colorado Gives Day - Dec. 4th, Schedule a Donation Today
4. Apply to Fort Lewis College FREE
5. First Aid/CPR/WFA Courses & The 2nd Chance Fund
6. Member Benefits & Holiday Gift Guides Calendar
Kyle Packard

Kyle Packard, JV Legacy, 7220 Laramie flows in Durango.

Season Highlights

Here are some statistics related to our combined efforts:

▪ 1,383 student-athletes
▪ 314 girls, 23% of total
▪ 1,102 average racers per conference series weekend
▪ 74 teams, representing more than 155 high schools
▪ 654 coaches
▪ 28 loyal and engaged sponsors
▪ 128 Legacy competitors
▪ 92 student-athletes, 31 coaches, and 14 teams received a total of $33,970 of scholarships in-kind and cash
▪ 5 fun weekend contests
▪ 4066 volunteer hours on race weekends
▪ Hundreds of miles explored
▪ countless smiles and magical memories!

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Juniper Cortopassi, JV, Taos Composite descends like a pro.

The statistics are only a slice of the story. Comments from participants speak volumes.

"I want to thank you for the amazing opportunity you and the league have given me to race for the last 3 years. Being part of the league has given me so much confidence and joy. I remember starting my race career as a sophomore and not knowing if I could finish one lap in a race. I had no idea that in just two short years I would be absolutely thrilled to give it my all in Varsity with some of the fastest girls I know. This experience is truly something I will never forget! "- Student-Athlete, Green Mountain Composite

"On behalf of Western Colorado University, I want to thank you! We had a great time each weekend, as did the other admissions folks and coaches who spent time at the races. We're very impressed with the opportunities for racing that high schoolers have available to them through the league. They were some excellent kids and it was a pleasure to be involved. Looking forward to next year!"." Sponsor, Western Colorado University

"First, thank you for an amazing weekend of racing. Even for a seasoned racer like myself, I was blown away by the level of racing and sportsmanship this weekend. I love that you celebrate success on and off the bike. -Parent/Coach

Celebrate the pedal passion!

Travel Scholarship Winners

Mike Burns, Alpine Bank presents three travel scholarships.

2018 "Out of the Saddle" Award Recipients

Fort Lewis College hosted the annual End of the Season picnic for over 1,200 guests. Alpine Bank awarded three $500 travel scholarships to support Lakewood, Caper, WY and Laramie, WY teams to attend the state championships.

The following 2018 Colorado League Award Recipients represent the positive impacts provided by the dedicated members of this passionate, close-knit community. More detail about those honored is HERE.

Coach of the Year:
South: Torrey Carroll, Crested Butte
North: Marla Dyer Biggin, Summit

All Star Team:
North: Steamboat Springs
South: Cheyenne Mountain

Marla Dyer-Biggin flower

Marla Dyer-Biggin

Torrey Jersey

Torrey Carroll

Alyssa Fienberg Durango

Alyssa Feinberg

Exceptional Student-Athlete:
Alyssa Feinberg, Fairview
Chris Anderson, Douglas County

Most Improved Student-Athlete:
Tristan Hanley, Loveland
Anya Boardman, Boulder High

Rylie Young, Buena Vista
Isaac Mohr, Evergreen
Christopher Ziemann, Golden
Lena Stolper, Ralston Valley

Rylie at the Start

Rylie Young, Buena Vista

Isaac on the hill of death

Isaac Mohr, Evergreen

Christopher Ziemann Working Hard Eagle

Christopher Ziemann, Golden

Lena in Eagle

Lena Stolper, Ralston Valley

Toyota Race Partner 1

Volunteer Service Award: Kathy Fennell

Race Partners of the Year:
Your Hometown Toyota Stores, Presenting Sponsor
Gaige Sippy, Race Director, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
Moira Montrose Compton, Manager, Durango Mesa

Out of the Saddle Awards:
Brian Stevenson, Head Coach, San Luis Valley Composite
Dorothy Cothran, Head Coach, Teller County Composite
Halsey Lucas, Town of Eagle Open Space, Colorado League Legacy Rider from VSSA
Paul von Boeck, Highlander Composite

Golden Pick Award: Boulder High

Dorothy Award

Dorothy Cothran, Teller County Composite

Brian Stevenson Humble

Brian Stevenson, San Luis Valley Composite

Paul Von Boek Award

Paul von Boeck, Highlander Composite

Halsey Working 2

Halsay Lucas, Town of Eagle


Colorado Gives Day - Dec. 4th, Schedule a Donation Today

The Colorado League celebrates a Decade of Dirt in 2019. We invite you to strengthen the legacy and consider scheduling a year-end gift through Colorado Gives Day. Your contribution increases accessibilty to the regardless of one’s financial circumstances.

Please join us in reaching our Colorado Gives Day Goal of $10,000.

Schedule Your Donation Today

The student athletes, teams, coaches, and families are grateful for your generosity!


Apply to Fort Lewis College FREE

Become a Skyhawk! Fort Lewis College is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Fall Semester.

• Priority Deadline: January 1, 2019
• Late Deadline: May 1, 2019

Apply for FREE using code: NICA2018

Apply online at For questions regarding admissions, please contact Jenna Gilbert at jzgilbert@fortlewis.eduor call 970.247.7559.


First Aid/CPR Courses & The 2nd Chance Fund

Do you need to renew your First Aid, CPR, and/or Wilderness First Aid certifications for 2019? There are many courses offered throughout the state between now and the end of the year. Starting in 2019, Wilderness First Aid will be required for Level 2 Coaches.

December 8-9 there is a 16-hour Wilderness First Aid class in Broomfield. The cost for Colorado League coaches is $100. Sign up HERE.

There are many classes offered by Colorado League partner Front Range CPR. They can schedule classes for your teams.

Please remember to complete the 2nd Chance Fund Scholarship Application. This scholarship is provided generously by the Taylor Family and Mountain Island Construction.


Member Benefits & Holiday Gift Guides

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

Available Discounts
* Feedback Sports
* Honey Stinger
* Optic Nerve
* Osprey Packs – Online Holiday Gift Guide
* Primal Wear Inc. – Online Holiday Gift Guide
* RockyMounts
* Today’s Plan
* Yeti Cycles

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We are planning events for 2019. Keep an eye on the website calendar.

2018 Events
December 4 Colorado Give Day | DONATE HERE

2019 Colorado League & Partnering Events

May 4-5 Colorado League Coaches Summit, Eagle
May 24-26 Ironhorse Bicycle Classic | Durango, CO

June 1 Sunrise Sunset EROCK | Castle Rock, CO
June 2 Beti Bike Bash | Lakewood , CO
June 8-12 Ciclismo Race Camp, Curt Gowdy, Laramie, WY
June 15 Bailey HUNDO/HUNDito
June 13-16, Stone Temple Mountain Bike Camp, Curt Gowdy, Laramie, WY
June 17-20 Granite Girls, Curt Gowdy, Laramie, WY

July 7 Silver Rush 50 | Leadville, CO

August 10 Sunrise Sunset Winter Park | Winter Park, CO

Tentative Race 2019 Race Schedule:
Race #1 August 24-25
Race #2 September 7-8
Race #3 September 21-22
Race #4 October 5-6
Race #5 October 19-20 State Championships



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