Director's Note

Student-athletes and teams continue to create a positive sporting culture where victories and personal accomplishments on and off the bike are celebrated. These magical moments will last a lifetime and are a direct result of the dedication of committed coaches, willing volunteers, generous sponsors, and welcoming host communities.

The festive spirit during race weekends continues to be exuberant and fuels the stoke for facilitating healthy youth and families while enjoying the ride. We are extremely fortunate to have several skilled photographers capture the incredible action. Check out the vibe in the 2017 photo gallery.

Please read below for important information about the remainder of season #8.

Enjoy National Public Lands Day this weekend!

Keep spinning and grinning!

Kate Rau
Executive Director

Contents September 2017

1. Race #4 Chalk Creek Stampede Registration Deadline - October 2nd
2. Race Weekend Volunteers - Sign Up Now
3. Overall Series Scoring and State Championship Qualification Criteria
4. 2017 Season Awards Nominations - Due Oct 16th
5. Roadhouse Hospitality Team Golden Pick Award - Trail Work Hours due Oct 16th
6. Primal Shift Art Party Nov. 4th
7. Calendar

Race #4 Chalk Creek Stampede Registration Deadline - October 2nd

Let's crank it up for the Overall Series Conference Championship race! The McMurry Ranch is our generous host next weekend for the Conference Series finale. Thank you to Coach Taf McMurry and the Buena Vista team for preparing this stunning venue.

Registration closes at 11:59 PM, Monday, Oct. 2nd.

Race registration is online ONLY.

Weekend Contest Noisemakers
Bring your noisemakers and celebrate the vibrant community of healthy youth and families. Everyone is encouraged to bring, noisemaker or better yet, handcraft one! Let’s see and hear your ingenuity!

Please use common sense. NO fireworks or confetti canons. We do not want to litter or ignite a fire.

This venue is on private property and pre-ride is available during race weekend only starting Friday afternoon. We trust that you will be respectful to our generous hosts and abide by all the rules outlined in the race info.

NOTE: The course includes lots of cactus and sand. Prepare accordingly.

Please review race info below for information about the race course, parking, camping, lodging partners, and more.

2017 Chalk Creek Stampede Cover Sheet

Click on image for Chalk Creek Stampede race weekend details.

Nate Vacura Sweep

Thank you Coach Nate Vacura for sweeping!

Race Weekend Volunteers - Sign Up Now

Race weekend volunteers are the BEST! Huge thanks to all of you who step up.

Course marshals, crossing guards, parking, finish line and more are needed!

A list of the teams assigned to this race is listed below. Much appreciation for rallying your members to help out.

Plan your weekend and SIGN UP today!

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List of team race weekend volunteer assignments.

Overall Conference Series Scoring and State Championship Criteria

The overall individual conference series rank is calculated using the top 3 of 4 race scores. A missed race or DNF of a race is considered your lowest score. If racers complete all 4 races of the series, they earn a 25-point series bonus. These series bonus points are added to the individual overall series standings only. They are not included in the series final individual race points, nor are they added to the team score for the Conference Championship race or to team overall conference standings.

Riders who compete in at least 3 races are eligible to race in the State Championships. Top-ranked riders from each conference, per category qualify. Refer to section 8.3 and 8.4 of the CO League NICA 2017 Rulebook for more information.

The specific criteria are listed on the website HERE or refer to the link below.

Cheyenne Mendoza Family

Cheyenne Mendoza, 2016 Most Improved Athlete Award Recipient.

2017 Season Awards Nominations - Due Oct 16th

We are fueled by the inspiration demonstrated by all involved!
Everyone associated with the Colorado League is a champion in their own right! To recognize coaches, racers, volunteers, and peers please nominate a worthy candidate that embodies NICA's 5 Core Principles (Strong Body, Strong Mind, Strong Character, Inclusivity, and Equality).

The recipients will be recognized Saturday, October 21st during the 2017 Celebration Picnic from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle.

Please consider nominations carefully. It is recommended that all nominees have participated in the League for at least 2 years. We recommend that you consider participants beyond your team where relevant and appropriate.

The awards range from Coaches, Student-Athletes, to Partner Organizations.

For your reference the 2016 Season Award Recipients are described HERE.

Please submit your 2017 Colorado Season Awards Nominations by Monday, October 16th.

Roadhouse Hospitality Team Golden Pick Award - Submit by October 16th

This year John Shipp of Roadhouse Hospitality Group expanded the Golden Pick award to include Colorado League teams. He established this award many years ago to participating teams in the Vail Recreation District race series. The Colorado League team that logs the most hours of trail work between April 1-Oct. 1 will receive the Golden Pick Award and a $500 donation to their team. There is still time to get out and dig in the dirt.

Teams log your hours below.

Primal Shift Art Party Nov. 4th

We are honored to be a benefactor in the annual Primal Shift Art party Nov. 4th. It is going to be an extravaganza celebrating the culture of cycling and the great outdoors! Local artists will auction off original artwork.

Join us for an evening of art, music, drinks, food, and community.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4th, 5-10 PM
Where: Primal Wear Headquarters 7700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Ste 106, Denver, Colorado 80231


November 4th Annual Shift Primal Art Party Fundraiser, Denver, CO

2017 Race Schedule:
Race #1 August 26 (North) -27 (South) Frisco Peninsula
Race #2 - South September 10 - Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
Race #2 - North September 17 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


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