Colorado-STT-2018
 
Sam and Jay
Tracy Ross and Hatcher-Cropped
Ruth and Tai Lee

Director's Note

Happy New Year! Season #9 is going to be another opportunity for youth to shine. Your Hometown Toyota Stores return as the presenting sponsor of the series. They and all who generously support us believe in the positive impacts of youth developing healthy habits and strengthening family bonds through outdoor pursuits.

Collectively, primarily under the leadership of coaches, the program provides a format where youth:

▪ Feel empowered to lead,
▪ Create ways to give back,
▪ Engage in stewardship,
▪ Serve as outstanding role models and mentors,
▪ Explore new endeavors with confidence, and
▪ Have a blast with friends and family.
Feel empowered to lead,
Create ways to give back,
Engage in stewardship,
Serve as outstanding role models and mentors,
Explore new endeavors with confidence, and
Have a blast with friends and family.

The 2018 schedule of events is evolving as we gain approval from land managers and host communities. To further enhance our programming be sure to take a few minutes to complete the 2017 Survey. Read below for more details about Coach Summits, First Aid training opportunities, and more.

Wishing you memorable adventures,

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

Contents January 2018

1. Team Evergreen Boosts Scholarship Fund
2. 2017 Season Survey - Feedback Requested
3. Bailey HUNDO Continues Integral Support -Race Registration Open
4. Coach Summit April 27-29
5. 2nd Chance Fund Supports First Aid/CPR Training
6. 2018 Schedule and Race Locations to Date - Durango on the Schedule
7. 2016 Annual Report
8. Event Calendar

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Triple Bypass VegaBrhely

Triple Bypass rider Summits Loveland Pass.

Team Evergreen Boosts Scholarship Fund

Team Evergreen is a loyal supporter of many local non-profits including the Colorado League since 2010. They announced a substantial increase of their support for 2018. A donation of $10,000 was presented at the annual Oktoberfest celebration. This contribution is earmarked for our scholarship fund.

This support is generated by the iconic Triple Bypass ride which celebrates 30 years of crossing mountain passes from Evergreen to Vail. Through the proceeds of the Triple Bypass, TE has been able to donate over $2.2 million to local non-profits that support this event. Join the ride on July 14th or volunteer at one of the aid stations. Register HERE. Sign up to Volunteer HERE by March 9th.

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2017 Season Survey - Feedback Requested

Please respond to the 2017 Season Survey. Listening to the opinions of our student-athletes, coaches, and parents is one of the most important tasks as we prepare for 2018. Your input is integral to guide our continuous effort to understand your needs and improve the quality of our events and programming. We appreciate your time and value your honest feedback.

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Train to reduce pain.

Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO June 16th

Join us Father's Day weekend for the 9th Annual Bailey HUNDO. This is an epic race with an epic cause. In 2017, the HUNDO distributed over $82,000 to nonprofit partners and community organizations in the Bailey area including the Colorado League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Colorado Mountain Biking Association. Various trail building projects near the Bailey area received $15,000. Huge props to all the FUND-racers who participate.

Register to race HERE. NOTE the $50 application fee for racers 18 and under will be waived. Juniors get your registration code by emailing director@bailey100.org. Racers are required to raise at least $200.

Want to support the racers and the benefactors? Donate to racers HERE.

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2015 Coaches Summit

Annual Spring Coach Summit April 27- 29, Eagle

Mark your calendar! The annual Coach Summit will kick-off Friday evening April 27 in Eagle, Colorado. Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student-athletes in the context of a high school mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge and guidance for Coaches. Event information is HERE.

We are planning NEW sessions including Managing Team Growth, Recruiting Females, and more! Join us Friday evening April 27, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for a discussion on recent developments and a forum to share your ideas to shape our future.

Complete details regarding weekend schedule and registration, coming February 15th. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Big thanks to Yeti Cycles, Team Evergreen, and many individual donors.

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Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor, Founder of 2nd Chance fund and Amy Dickerson, cardiac nurse.

2nd Chance Fund Supports CPR and First Aid Trainings

The 2nd Chance CPR-First Aid scholarship fund sponsored by Dave Taylor of Mountain Island Construction and other contributors, including the Bailey HUNDO.

Dave survived a cardiac arrest while on a mountain bike ride. This is a result of Amy Dickerson, Maureen Taylor, and Bruce Burrows performing CPR for 15 minutes on the trail before Flight to Life arrived. The full story is HERE.

Coaches and riders can apply for scholarships to receive funding to obtain CPR, Basic First Aid and Wilderness First Aid classes apply below.

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2018 Schedule and Race Locations to Date - Durango on the Schedule

The upcoming race season is coming together. We are happy to announce the race schedule to date. For two races each conference will be at their own venue. Some familiar and new venues are on the calendar.

The big news for 2018, is that Durango is hosting the State Championships with incredible local support from the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. There will be 2-days of racing to accommodate growing field sizes. We are grateful that the McMurry family in Nathrop and Eagle are welcoming us back.

Race #1 August 25 (North) - 26 (South) Location TBD
Race #2 September 9 (North) Location TBD
Race #2 September 9 (South) Location TBD
Race #3 September 23 (North) Location TBD
Race #3 September 23 (South) Nathrop, CO
Race #4 October 6 (South) – 7 (North) Conference Championships - Eagle, CO
Race #5 October 20-21 - State Championships - Durango, CO

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2016 Annual Report

Learn more about the structure of the Colorado League. Our first formal annual report is published on the website. The sustainability and success of the program is truly a cooperative effort. We are indebted to the expert guidance and active engagement of our Board of Directors. Click on the link below.

Calendar

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

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April 27-29 Colorado League Coaches Summit, Eagle registration opens February 15th
June 11-15 Ciclismo Race Camp, Curt Gowdy, WY
June 16 Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO
June 18-21, Granite Girls Mountain Bike Camp, Curt Gowdy, Laramie, WY
June 21-26 Stone Temple Coed Camp Curt Gowdy, WY

2018 Tentative Race Schedule:
Race #1 August 25 (North) - 26 (South) Location TBD
Race #2 September 9 (North) Location TBD
Race #2 September 9 (South) Location TBD
Race #3 September 23 (North) Location TBD
Race #3 September 23 (South) Nathrop, CO
Race #4 October 6 (South) – 7 (North) Conference Championships - Eagle, CO
Race #5 October 20-21 - State Championships - Durango, CO

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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