Director's Note

As I interact with alumni, sponsors, volunteers, and teams, I am buoyed by the depth and breadth of our community. The profound enthusiasm expressed through countless acts of kindness is inspiring! The conviction demonstrated by many is beyond measure. Whether it is supporting teams with bike donations, hosting a bike clinic, veteran student-athletes offering encouragement and wisdom to beginners, alumni returning as volunteers, coaches crafting marketing messages, or people contributing their expertise to the organization.

These efforts strengthen the mission of fostering healthy, empowered youth and families. Witnessing the positive transformation of a once shy, reserved young person confidently share their enthusiasm for the joy of riding and establish meaningful friendships across the region is one of many examples of the power of the pedal.

June is Bike Month in Colorado and Wyoming. Kick-off your summer adventures by participating in any of the many events listed on the Calendar. Explore the high country and breathe in a big dose of Nature Rx while playing in the dirt.

Lots of news regarding season eight is below. Know we are here for you and feel free to reach out as you prepare for the upcoming season.

With immense gratitude for the multitude of spokes in these wheels!

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

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Contents June 2017

1. Bailey HUNDO /HUNDITO June 17th - Volunteers NEEDED
2. Wilderness First Aid/CPR Training and Level 2 Coach Summit
3. Rich Vincent, 7220 Laramie Team, CLIF Bar NICA Volunteer Service Award
4. NEW Student-Athlete Recognition- Toyota Slingshot Jersey
5. Sponsor Highlight: Optic Nerve Sponsor Highlight
6. Registration Open - August 1 Personal Number Plate Deadline

Muscle Up Volunteers - HUNDO

Bailey HUNDO/HUNDITO June 17th - Volunteers NEEDED

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.

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.

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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Wilderness First Aid Training and Level 2 Coach Summit

First Aid Trainings June 10-11, Curt Gowdy, WY
The Wyoming State Parks, Laramie Enduro, and the Colorado League 2nd Chance Fund are offering several classes June 10-11. Colorado League coaches pay only for the cost of the certification card.

The following classes are available:

▪ Wilderness First Aid: 16-hour course, June 10-11, 8 AM to 5 PM at the Curt Gowdy State Park Visitor Center Conference-Meeting Room.

▪ Wilderness First Aid - Recertification: - 4-hour course, June 11, 8 AM to Noon at the Curt Gowdy State Park Hynds Lodge.

▪ CPR and CPR Recertification: 1-hour course from 5:15 to 6:15 PM on Saturday, June 10th or Sunday, June 11th at the Curt Gowdy State Park Visitor Center Conference-Meeting Room.

Register HERE.

Level 2 Coach License Summit July 15th, Golden
Spend the day in Golden with your peers and obtain the professional development units to meet the Level 2 Coach License. Educational sessions include:

▪ How to Start and Manage a Team
▪ Building a Positive Team Culture
▪ Mountain Bike Skills - MTB 101

Details HERE.

Register HERE by July 10th.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please submit your scholarship application by July 1st.

Rich Vincent

Rich Vincent, 7220 Laramie Team, CLIF Bar NICA Volunteer Service Award

Huge congratulations to Rich Vincent and the many other 2016 NICA Award Recipients.

“I believe “camaraderie” best sums up my experience with the Colorado High School Cycling League. That term embodies the ideals of equality, inclusion, acceptance, mentorship, sportsmanship, encouragement, support, sacrifice, and community, that sense of belonging, which are part of every league race and event. I have been blessed to meet and interact with so many talented, amazing, and caring people. I am fortunate to have made lifelong, life-changing friendships from all sectors of the league family (students, coaches, parents, volunteers, and officials).” - Rich Vincent

Rich has devoted countless hours to the 7220 Laramie Team and the Colorado League since 2010. He is a member of the Colorado League Rules Committee. He served on the Wyoming Council on Physical Fitness, was the Laramie Enduro race director for a decade, is very involved with IMBA, and spearheads a number of cycling initiatives. Rich finds innovative ways to support coaches and racers to ensure that they are able to attend trainings and races. He helps coordinate the annual Stone Temple and Granite Girls mountain bike camps. Rich also volunteers at every race weekend with course setting, race venue set up, and course marshaling. He epitomizes the definition of SERVICE.

He also received an Out of the Saddle Award by the Colorado League in 2016.

Toyota Slingshot Draft

Draft design of new Slingshot jersey.

NEW Student-Athlete Recognition- Toyota Slingshot Jersey

We are thrilled to have Your Hometown Toyota Stores honor student-athletes who make the biggest leap. These achievements will be acknowledged at races #2-4. The male and female racer, who make the largest advancement in any individual standings within their category, based on the percentage of their field size, will be awarded the “Slingshot” jersey during the podium ceremony.

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The Variant is a CO League staff favorite!

Sponsor Highlight: Optic Nerve

Optic Nerve a proud and consistent supporter of the Colorado because they know that instilling these values at a young age promotes overall well-being of individual lives, as well as, entire communities.

Their goal is to encourage everyone to free themselves from the indoors and harness the power of the sun while having a ton of FUN! They believe in the endless value of an active, outdoor lifestyle. Protecting your eyes with quality eyewear is crucial. Be sure to take advantage of the Colorado League members receive a 40% discount of this quality line of eyewear. Enter code: COMTB17 for online orders.

Grassroots is a core component of Optic Nerve's success. Learn more HERE.

Personal Number plate

Add your name to your number plate. Register for at least 1 race by August 1st!

Registration Open - August 1 Personal Number Plate Deadline

Sign up for at least 1 race of the 2017 Conference Series by August 1st and your name will be included on your number plate.

Team and rider registration is open. If you are a returning rider, login to the Pit Zone registration system HERE. Please be sure to update your information such as email address, mailing address, school, medical information, etc. New riders contact your Head Coach/Team Director to send you and invitation link invite via email.

Race Flyers and Schedule
The race flyers and race calendar are located on the website HERE.



We are filling the calendar with numerous events for 2017.

Upcoming Events:
June 10-11,WFA/CPR Trainings, Curt Gowdy, WY
June 12-16 Stone Temple Coed CampCurt Gowdy, WY - SOLD OUT
June 17 Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO, Bailey, CO
June 17-21 Ciclismo Race Camp, Curt Gowdy, WY
June 18-21 Leadville High Altitude Mountain Bike Camp, Leadville, CO - SOLD OUT
June 19-14 Fort Lewis Mountain Bike Camp, Durango, CO
June 26 - July 2 Adams State University Mountain Bike Training Camp, Alamosa & Del Norte, CO

July 8th July 8th Denver Cycling Collective 2nd Saturday, Alchemy Bicycle Co, Denver, CO
July 15th Level 2 Coach Summit Golden, CO
July 20 Guest Bartender with Luis Benitez, RockyMounts, Boulder, CO

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

November 4th Annual Shift Primal Art Party Fundraiser

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.


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