Contents August 2021 1. Race Registration Deadlines2. Individual Time Trial (ITT) and Season Format3. Race Weekend Volunteers – Sign Up4. Race Ven

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Contents August 2021

1. Race Registration Deadlines
2. Individual Time Trial (ITT) and Season Format
3. Race Weekend Volunteers – Sign Up
4. Race Venue Protocols: COVID and E-Bikes
5. Lodging, Camping & Transportation
6. Join Team App for Real-Time Race Weekend Updates
7. Sponsor Highlight: Town of Frisco & Colorado Mountain College Leadville
8. Know Before You Go - Rulebook
9. Member Benefits
10. Calendar


Director's Note

We are ECSTATIC to get the 2021 race season underway. We strive to foster a welcoming environment where youth ride and shine. Teams from Spearfish, SD to Taos, NM are joining the party.

To prepare for the season be sure to reference the Colorado League calendar and race flyers for upcoming deadlines.

Race registration
Category petition deadlines

To maximize the fun factor:

Read race flyers and newsletters
Become familiar with the rulebook
Sign up to Volunteer for a few hours to see the action up close
Get your gear in tip-top shape
Be ready to smile

Put on your favorite zany socks, bring your cowbells, and get ready to participate in a festive weekend that builds community and empowers youth.

Giddy with excitement,
Kate Rau, Executive Director, and Team

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Click image above to register for races.

1. Race Registration Deadlines

Are you ready for a fun ride?

Registration is OPEN for all Races.

Regions and teams are assigned a specific location and race day for the ITT and XC races. Riders and teams cannot change their race assignments.

Race registration is online ONLY and closes NOON, Monday before every race weekend

Steps to be Race Ready

1. Colorado League Membership & Race Registration Fees Paid
2. Release Forms Signed Electronically
3. Read the race flyer for specific information for:

Weekend Schedule
Start times: - Call-up lists will be published by Thursday before the race weekend
Race plates are distributed by coaches on site. Be sure to keep them all season. There is a $10 replacement fee.
Racecourse details
Lodging and camping information
Venue specific requirements
Check COtrip for the most up-to-date road conditions.
Weekend contest #1 is "Socks, Socks Socks"

2021 Cloud City Challenge Cover Sheet

Click on image for race details.

2021 Frisco Bay Invitational

Register by NOON, Monday August 23, for Race #1 Crystal & Yampa ITT August 28-29

2021 Chalk Creek Stampede Cover Sheet

Click on image for race details.

2021 Showdown in The Boat

Register by NOON, Monday, September 6, for Race #1 Peidra & Platte ITT Sept. 11-12

Frisco Bay Invitational Specific Information

Saturday - Sunday Yampa Team List

Be aware of ongoing construction through the Town of Frisco between I-70 and Recreation Way. Please allow an additional 30-45 minutes for travel through the construction area. Alternate routes include Loveland Pass to Swan Mountain to Hwy 9 or Silverthorne Exit to Swan Mountain to Hwy 9.

Download the 2021 Town of Frisco Waiver. Print, sign and give to your Coach.
E-Bikes are permitted for non-racers ONLY during pre-ride.
No camping is allowed at the Frisco Adventure Park.


All Frisco Adventure Park facilities are open to the general public, including the Bike Park, Skate Park, Disc Golf Course, access to Lake Dillon, and the Peak One and Pine Cove Campgrounds. NONE of these facilities are part of the Colorado League’s race event.

We are not responsible for any activities, incidents, injuries, and/or damages associated with these facilities.

We ask that riders refrain from using the Bike Park this weekend. NO BIKES in the Skate Park. There are warm-up areas throughout the Frisco Adventure Park. Use of any facilities (including the bike park and skate park) that are not part of the Colorado League's race event is at the riders' own risk and is not covered by insurance.

Cloud City Challenge @ CMC Leadville Specific Information

Saturday - Sunday Crystal Team List
E-Bikes are NOT permitted at this venue.
No camping is allowed at Colorado Mountain College Leadville.

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2. Individual Time Trial (ITT) and Season Format

The season starts with an Individual Time Trial (ITT).

Riders will be assigned a start time.
Riders will start in groups of 4.
Riders will go off in 1-minute intervals.
Riders will be timed and scored on a 2-lap race.

If a rider is late to their assigned start time, a 15-second time penalty will be applied.

The Colorado League Category Placement Criteria will be used to place riders in their respective category according to their ITT results.

Category Placement Table & Individual Time Trial (ITT) Scoring
The 2021 Category Placement Table (CPT) is based on the 2020 rider category and/or 2021 grade. The category placement table directs each rider to the category they should register for in 2021.

Riders will have an opportunity to petition to change their category immediately AFTER the ITT and before Race #2 XC. Once riders are categorized and ranked applicable points will be applied for team scoring.

Timeline for Category Placement Petitions for Individual Time Trial (ITT)
1. Preliminary Individual Rank, Time, and Category Placements ONLY will be posted by 5:00 PM the Monday following the ITT.
2. Category Placement Exception Petitions must be submitted by 5:00 PM Thursday following the ITT.
3. Category Placement Petitions will be reviewed by the Rules Committee and either accepted or rejected by 5:00 PM the following Monday.
4. Final Individual Rank, Points, and Team Scoring will be published by 5:00 PM the following Wednesday.

Awards for teams and racers from the ITT will be presented at Race #2.

We are very excited to welcome many new teams, riders, and families to the dirt revolution! An overview presentation of what to expect during the race season is below.

Mike LeBlanc Dakota Ridge

3. Race Weekend Volunteers - Sign Up

Race weekends are inspiring, fun, and rewarding! Teams will experience firsthand the energetic buzz of the Colorado League community of coaches, teams, and families while supporting student-athletes.

Teams are assigned to “host” a race weekend. We ask teams to provide at least 1 volunteer per 4 athletes for each race weekend and 2 volunteers per 4 athletes for your “host” race.

Teams are assigned a weekend to rally members.

Platte & Yampa Team Weekend Volunteer Assignments

Crystal & Piedra Volunteer Weekend Assignments

Veteran parents: Please provide leadership for the new parents and sign up for a spot, or two, for the upcoming race. You know that it takes a village to keep the racers and bystanders safe. Thank you so much for stepping up!

New Parents: Please dive into by browsing the volunteer opportunities and signing up for one, or two, positions. We provide training and answer all questions. This is a perfect way to get involved!

PERKS for volunteers!

Sweet volunteers t-shirt for 8-hours or more
Parking volunteers get a $10 voucher, per shift, for the merchandise tent.
All-day course marshals get lunch delivered to them by a friendly roving marshal.
Volunteer of the day drawing each day.

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4. Race Venue Protocols: COVID and E-Bikes

We are pumped to gather and play in the dirt! Masks are required in three where people gather. Racers will only need to wear masks for about 15 minutes.

▪ Staging
▪ Start chute until 30 seconds to start
▪ Feed Zone (excluding racers)

All are responsible for following these requirements. Not adhering to these requirements will result in a Yellow-Level Consequence:

1st offense = Warning
2nd offense = 5-minute penalty or 50-point team penalty
3rd offense = 10-minute or 100-point team penalty

We strongly encourage everyone to get a free COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This will reduce the spread of the virus and increase everyone's safety and comfort.

Class 1 E-bikes are allowed on the trail systems in ONLY three venues:

▪ Frisco
▪ Nathrop
▪ Granby Ranch

Coaches may ride a Class 1 E-bike during pre-ride.
All other non-racers, such as parents and family members may ride a Class 1 E-bike after pre-ride has concluded.

Durango Camping

5. Transportation, Lodging, & Camping

Transportation routes are often under construction this time of the year. Be sure to check COtrip for the most up-to-date road conditions.

Every race flyer includes an interactive venue map and details regarding parking, camping, and lodging. Several host communities provide camping and/or lodging discounts.

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Click here to sign up. Download the app to your phone

6. Join Team App for Real-Time Race Weekend Updates

The Colorado League has partnered with Team App to provide up-to-the-minute information and updates on race day and beyond. Team App is the Colorado League communication hub during race weekends.

Race flyers, news, race results, and schedule updates can be quickly and easily accessed via the app. Sign up for Team App HERE.


7. Sponsor Highlight: Town of Frisco & Colorado Mountain College Leadville

As we kick off the 2021 Season, we shine a spotlight on our two host communities of Frisco and Colorado Mountain College Leadville. Without their support, these events would not be possible.

The Town of Frisco and the Frisco Adventure Park has been a partner of the Colorado High School Cycling League since 2015. This community has welcomed the Colorado League with open arms and this year provides our riders with a new, exciting course filled with some outstanding new singletrack.

The Frisco Adventure Park offers summer and winter activities for the entire family. Whether you are interested in riding the bike park or playing a round of disc golf in the summer to sending it down the tubing hill or testing your lungs on their world-class Nordic trails, there is something for everyone.

In 2013, Colorado Mountain College Leadville hosted its first Colorado League race. Immediately, the venue and course became a favorite for coaches, riders, and families.

Colorado Mountain College serves 12,000 square miles in north-central Colorado. This beautiful area includes international resorts, ranches, wilderness areas, and former mining towns. Each year, over 20,000 students take classes at their 11 locations and online. Learning at CMC is personal, classes are small, and the faculty is friendly. CMC has a wide range of study areas from fly fishing guides to nursing. Earn a Bachelor's, Associate or Certificate.

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2021 Rulebook Cover Page v.4

Click here for the 2021 Rulebook.

8. Know Before You Go, Be Familiar with the Rules

Are you ready for a race weekend? Do you know how teams are scored? What is the staging process? Do you have to wear a helmet? Are there time penalties for receiving mechanical assistance or changing bikes?

Answers to all these questions can be found in the rulebook. It is linked in every race flyer and on the website.


9. Member Benefits

We are extremely grateful for the support of each and every Colorado League sponsor. As a member of the League, many of these sponsors offer special discounts. CLICK HERE to take advantage of your benefits and for more information.

Available Sponsor Discounts
* Toyota
* Honey Stinger
* Primal Wear
* Yeti Cycles
* Optic Nerve
* Osprey
* Feedback Sports
* RackStarz
* Roll Massif Sunrise to Sunset
* Saris Racks
* Squirt Lube
* The Pro’s Closet
* Today’s Plan
* Lee Likes Bikes - RideLogic Classes


2021 Colorado League & Partnering Evens visit the Website Calendar for more events and deadlines.

Colorado Race Season

North Conference Regions: Platte and Yampa

Race #1 Yampa Region ITT: August 28-29, Frisco Bay Invitational Info (Frisco) - Sock Contest
Saturday - Sunday Yampa Team List
Race #1 Platte Region ITT: September 11- 12, Showdown in the Boat Info (Steamboat Springs) - Sock Contest
Race #2 XC: September 25-26, Haymaker Classic Info (Eagle) - Tattoo Contest
Race #3 XC: October 9-10, Granby Ranch Round-Up Info (Granby) - Noisemaker Contest

South Conference Regions: Crystal and Piedra

Race #1 Crystal Region ITT: August 28-29, Cloud City Challenge Info (Leadville) - Sock Contest
Race #1 ITT - Piedra: September 11- 12, Chalk Creek Stampede Info (Nathrop) - Sock Contest
Race #2: September 25-26, Snowmassive Chase Info (Snowmass) - Tattoo Contest
Race #3: October 9-10, Haymaker Classic Info (Eagle) - Noisemaker Contest

October 23-24 Durango Mesa Pursuit State Championship - Disco Contest

Partnering Events

October 2-3 Yeti Beti Bike Bash | Lakewood, CO
October 14 USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships | Durango, CO


Their generosity keeps the wheels rolling!

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