Director's Note

Race #1 Frisco Bay Invitational is in 10 weeks. All race weekend information is posted on the website, including category race start times, spirit contests, lodging partners, and more. Note that the Sophomore boys have their own wave and the Varsity boys and girls will race in the same wave.

Please have you and your team know the Colorado Leauge Rulebook. Primary changes for 2018 are HERE.

Note the following upcoming deadlines:
June 30th - Coach Summit scholarship application
July 15th - Go Ride Scholarship
July 30th - Personalized Number Plate

Please read below about details and new developments for the 2018 season.

Many thanks for making magic happen!

Kate Rau, Executive Director

JV boys Start Nathrop

Elliott Vaughn, CRMS, 2256 charges JV start.

Camber Girls

Freshman Kindall Kott and Macy Sale, Natrona County racing at Chalk Creek.

Contents June 2018

1. July Coach Summits – Snowmass & Golden
2. Scholarship Opportunities
3. Leadville Silver Rush 50 July 7 - Discount Codes Available
4. Practice Reunification Protocol
5. Coach & Rider Representative for Race Weekend Course Inspection
6. Sponsor Highlight: Osprey and RockyMounts
7. Personalized Number Plates - July 30th Deadline
8. 2018 Category Placement Table (CPT) & Legacy Rider List
9. Requirements for Pre-Season & Fall Practices
10. Primal SHIFT Art Party
11. Sponsor Discounts
12. Calendar of Events

Snowmass Coach Summit Photo 2018

July Coach Summits – Snowmass & Golden

Want to get your Level 2 Coach License credentials this summer? Snowmass and Golden 1-day Summits will get you there. If you need to CPR, First Aid, or Wilderness First Aid recertification these will be offered in Golden.

July 7, Snowmass:
Registration - Deadline July 1

July 21, Golden:
Agenda - Includes First Aid, CPR, WFA-Recert optioins.
Registration - Deadline July 15


Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarships availavle to support teams, coaches, and riders.

Alpine Bank is offering 3 travel scholarships for State Championships in Durango. Team Evergreen Cycling, Yeti Cycles, and Mountain Island Construction are the three primary supporters of the Colorado League Scholarship Fund for teams, coaches, and riders. The 2nd Chance Fund funded by Mountain Island Construction assists with First Aid and CPR training. Please note the various deadlines for all scholarships.

The Go Ride Scholarship is the brainchild of Chris Anderson a Douglas County student-athlete, He raised money for a Colorado League student-athlete to participate in the 2018 season for his International Baccalaureate class project. This incredible opportunity includes a bike, team kit, team fees, and race entry fees. "Go Ride" scholarship applications are due by July 15th.

Please understand that funds are limited, and we make every effort to meet each applicant’s needs.


Leadville Race Series Commits to Silver Level Partnership for 2018 & 2019

Head to the high country in Saturday, July 7th to ride across the sky in the Silver Rush 50 MTB race.

Discount codes are available to the Colorado League community. For more information, please contact John Hutchison.

We are very grateful to the Leadville Race Series for their support. They generously provide equipment for south conference Race #2 CMC Cloud City Challenge and Race #3 Chalk Creek Stampede and sponsor the 2018 and 2019 race season.


Practice Reunification Protocol

It’s important to have protocols and a reunification process in place for your staff and students this season.

Staff and students should check in when they:

✓ Arrive at Practice
✓ Head Out on Course
✓ Finish Practice
✓ Leave the Practice

If a student leaves before a practice has concluded they should notify you, a member of your coaching staff, or your designated volunteer.

Having a good plan in place will help in the case of an evacuation from the practice venue or course. If there is an evacuation, your check-in check-out list will be crucial in confirming that all students have made it off the practice course, back to the venue, and are accounted for. Check-in check-out sheets can be set up by race category, practice group, or gender.

Be sure that parents do not leave with their son or daughter without them notifying you, a member of your coaching staff, or your designated volunteer.

An example of a simple check-in sheet and procedure are HERE.


Coach & Rider Representative for Race Weekend Course Inspection

This season, the Colorado League staff will begin partnering with teams to review course safety and layout. Two coaches and riders from the north and south conference will inspect the race course.

Each assigned team will select one coach and one rider to be a part of the race course inspection team. During pre-ride these coaches and riders will review course marking, route, and venue layout. They will then report their feedback to Colorado League staff.

Race Course Inspection Team Assignments: CLICK HERE

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Ozone Ultralight wheeled luggage.

Sponsor Highlight: Osprey and RockyMounts

Osprey Packs have provided the Colorado High School Cycling League course setters and course marshals with innovative high-performance gear since 2012. Osprey is headquartered in Cortez, CO. Nestled at the corner of the rugged San Juan Mountains. This landscape provides them with constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for packs and durable luggage. Osprey believes that they succeed when they meet the demanding expectation of their most discerning customers and they are proud to use their products. The Almighty Guarantee provided by Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday.

Colorado League Member Discount Code 40% Off Online Orders: Apply HERE and enter access code, CHSLOSP18, in the comments section of Part 2 of the application process.

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BackStage Swing Away Hitch Rack

RockyMounts has partnered with the Colorado High School Cycling League since 2015. They believe in getting more kids on bikes and have provided our staff, teams, families, and volunteers with exceptional products designed for cyclists, skiers, snowboarders, kayakers, adventure athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Twenty years after their start, and still locally owned in Boulder, they’re stoked to support the outdoor culture that sets them back to their roots. They still remember what it’s like to be an aspiring cyclist, ski bum, climber, outdoor enthusiast, etc. – which is why quality, innovation, and stellar pricing come easily to them. Check out the new line of lightweight, reliable locks to keep your gear secure.

Colorado League Member Discount Code 20% Off Online Orders: Contact John Hutchinson.

Personal Number Plate 2018

Personalized Number Plates - July 30th Deadline

The Pit Zone registration system is open for the 2018 fall season. Register by July 30th to get a personalized number plate for the season.

The Pit Zone login link and instructions are HERE.

Returning riders whose team affiliation is changing, as a result of moving schools, must login to the Pit Zone and update their registration documents before their team affiliation can be changed. Once registration is completed email Kate Rau to change your team affiliation.


Requirements For Pre-Season and Fall Practices

Teams, coaches, and riders must register in the Pit Zone, complete the registration process, and pay member fees prior to participating in team activities. These steps are necessary for insurance coverage.

Remember to set your team events to be enjoyable for all. Make it safe and purposeful with the following:

✓ Coach to rider ratio of 1:6 or 2:7
✓ Know the trail system, access routes for evacuation
✓ Check the weather
✓ Plan how to use the time i.e. skills, explore, mechanical

Riders have completed these steps if their name is blue and they are indicated as "practice ready" in the Team dashboard rider roster.

A total of 8 of Pre-season activities are allowed from April-July. These must be pre-approved and Head Coaches must have a certificate of insurance.

Remember, although the Pit Zone is now open for coaches and riders to begin registration for the 2018 season. The season official start date is August 1st.

Many resources are available HERE.

As always feel free to email Kate Rau with any questions.

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2018 Category Placement Table (CPT) & Legacy Rider List

To be sure that your team’s riders are in the correct category, please review the 2018 CPT HERE.

Those teams that have moved from the South Conference to the North Conference will find their riders listed on the North Conference tab of the 2018 CPT. If there are any questions, please contact Kate Rau.

Category Petition Guidelines

Category Placement Petition

We are very proud of those “Legacy Riders” who have raced in the League for 4 years. These riders will be recognized with a special race plate and will receive a Legacy gift at the end of the season.

Please confirm your team’s Legacy Riders HERE.

If a rider is missing from the Legacy Rider list, please contact John Hutchinson.


Primal SHIFT Art Party

We are honored to be a benefactor in the annual Primal Shift Art party Nov. 3rd. It is going to be an extravaganza celebrating the culture of cycling and the great outdoors!

Join us for an evening of art, music, drinks, food, and community.
When: Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 5-10 PM
Where: Primal Wear Headquarters 7700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Ste 106, Denver, Colorado 80231

If you are interested in creating an original piece of artwork inspired by the outdoors or cycling, please contact John Hutchinson for more information.


Sponsor Discounts

Companies that support Colorado League programming offer special discounts HERE.

Available Discounts
* Leadville Silver Rush
* Feedback Sports
* Honey Stinger
* Optic Nerve
* Osprey
* Primal Wear Inc.
* RockyMounts
* Today’s Plan
* Yeti Cycles

Check out offers provided by NICA sponsors HERE.



We are filling the calendar with a plethora of events for 2018.

Upcoming Events
June 18-21 Granite Girls MTB Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
June 21-26 Stone Temple Co-ed Mountain Bike Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY

July 7 Coach Summit 1-Day | Snowmass, CO
July 18-23 Fort Lewis College Mountain Bike Camp | Durango, CO
July 21 Coach Summit | Golden, CO
July 25-29 Western State Colorado University Mountain Bike Camp | Gunnison, CO

November 10 Primal Shift Art Work | Denver, CO

2018 Race Schedule
Race #1 August 25 (North) - 26 (South) Frisco Bay Invitational, Frisco, CO
Race #2 North September 9 Showdown In The Boat, Steamboat Springs, CO
Race #2 South September 9 Cloud City Challenge, Leadville, CO
Race #3 North September 23 Granby Ranch Round-Up, Granby, CO
Race #3 South September 23 Chalk Creek Stampede, Nathrop, CO
Race #4 October 6 (South) - 7 (North) Conference Championships, Haymaker Classic, Eagle, CO
Race #5 October 20 - 21 State Championships, Durango Mesa Pursuit, Durango, CO



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