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Director's Note

We welcome Alpine Bank to the high caliber group of supporters as a Platinum corporate sponsor for 2018-2019. Your Hometown Toyota Stores continues as the 2018 presenting sponsor.

Other new sponsors for 2018 include the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Centura Health Sports Medicine, Leadville Race Series, TREK, Delta Dental, and EROCK Sunrise to Sunset.

Note the many loyal sponsors listed below. We encourage you to support these businesses who support the dirt revolution. The sun is shining the days are longer, and there are many events to get your season off to a grand start. Whether a summer camp or a race get your wheels rolling.

Read below updates for the upcoming season of singletrack stoke that coaches fuel every day.

Wishing you many happy trails,

Kate Rau
Executive Director
John "Hutch" Hutchinson
Operations Director

Contents May 2018

1. Alpine Bank Joins as Platinum Sponsor
2. Pit Zone Registration OPEN - July 30th Deadline for Personalized Number Plates
3. Eagle Coach Summit - Fuels the Stoke
4. Upcoming Mountain Bike Events
5. Upcoming Summer MTB Camps
6. 2018 Race Information and Lodging
7. Scholarship Opportunities
8. Sponsor Discount Codes
9. Event Calendar


Alpine Bank Joins as Platinum Sponsor

Alpine Bank is a community-bank committed to giving back. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals have benefited from Alpine Bank and chairman Bob Young's generosity.

Community events, the arts, animal shelters, sports and recreation, and particularly children and education have been the focus of Alpine Bank’s philanthropy. In every Alpine Bank community, the bank is a major donor and supporter of local nonprofits. We are very fortunate to have them join the movement!

They opened in Carbondale 45 years ago. Now there are 38 locations and growing. Alpine Bank offers banking services for both personal and business. Contact them today!

Personal Number Plate 2018

Pit Zone Registration OPEN - July 30th Deadline for a Personalized Number Plate

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.

Group Ride Haymaker

Coaches are GOLD!!

Eagle Coach Summit - Fuels the Stoke

More than 100 coaches, presenters, staff, and Colorado League Board of Directors descending upon Eagle to prepare for the 2018 season. Many stimulating topics were presented, meals were shared, teaching skills were honed, and miles of singletrack were explored.

Lots of connections were forged and we welcome several new teams including:

▪ Denver Academy
▪ STEM Highlands Ranch
▪ Pagosa Springs
▪ Cañon City
▪ Santa Fe Composite
Denver Academy
STEM Highlands Ranch
Pagosa Springs
Cañon City
Santa Fe Composite

We are extremely grateful to all those who generously donated their time and expertise to fostering a welcoming, safe, fellowship based around healthy outdoor endeavors.

Coaches are GOLD as they are the true hub of the organization! Be sure to express your appreciation to these individuals who tirelessly mentor youth on and off the bike.

Special thanks to Eagle as being a gracious host community.


Upcoming Mountain Bike Events

June 2 - EROCK Sunrise Sunset 12 Hr. MTB Race
The 2018 EROCK Sunrise Sunset 12 Hr. MTB Race has partnered with the Colorado League. What better way to build team spirit and kick off the 2018 season!

Are you interested in forming a 5-person team that includes coaches, parents, and/or students? If so, there are discount codes available.

The event will award $500 to the Colorado League team in the Adult/Junior Category and Junior Category who complete the most laps! This is a great way to kick-off this year’s fundraising for your team!

Get your teams organized today! Contact John Hutchinson for your discount code.

June 16 - Bailey HUNDO
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 $75,000 to non-profit partners and community organizations including the Colorado League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro, and Colorado Mountain Biking Association. Huge props to all the FUND-racers!

All student-athletes interested in participating should contact Austin Smart to receive a discount code that will waive the $50.00 entry fee.

Offer support for the inspiring racers who are spinning for dollars June 16th. 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.

July 8 - Silver Rush MTB Leadville Race
In 2018, the Leadville Race Series will be offering the Colorado League community discount codes for the Silver Rush 50 MTB.

The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts and determination with the ultimate goal of “Racing Across the Sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold buckle.

Finally, we would like to thank the Leadville Race Series for the support. Without their generosity and equipment support, Race #2 Leadville and Race #3 Nathrop would not be possible.


Upcoming Summer MTB Camps

What are you up to this summer? Want to ride?

There are several mountain bike summer camps throughout the region. These camps focus on developing rider’s skills with an emphasis on building friendships, having fun, and exploring the outdoors.

To learn more and register today, click on the links below.

Curt Cowdy Camps, WY
June 11-15 Curt Gowdy Mountain Bike Race Camp Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
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

Fort Lewis College MTB Camps, Durango, CO
July 16-21 Fort Lewis College MTB Camp

Western Mountain Sports MTB Camp, Gunnison & Crested Butte, CO
July 25-29 Western Mountain Sports MTB Camp

Gowdy Camp Photo 2017
Toyota Primary Signature

2018 Race Information and Lodging

We are pumped to play with all of you during the 9th Season of the Colorado League!

Want to get a head start on planning your season? Current lodging information is HERE.
Note race information flyers will be updated as we obtain new information from local lodging partners.

Start times for race categories, spirit contests, and detailed race information for all weekends are posted HERE.


Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarships to support teams, coaches, and riders.

Team Evergreen Cycling, Yeti Cycles, Mountain Island Construction and Alpine Bank primary supporters of the Colorado League Scholarship Fund. The 2nd Chance Fund assists with First Aid and CPR training.

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

Alpine Bank boosted scholarship funds specifically for travel to the State Championships in Durango and collegiate scholarships in 2018-2019.


Sponsor Discount Codes

Companies that support Colorado League programming offer special discounts HERE.

Available Discounts
* Sunrise to Sunset 12 Hr. Mountain Bike Race
* Bailey HUNDO / HUNDito
* Leadville Silver Rush 50
* Feedback Sports
* Honey Stinger
* Optic Nerve
* Osprey Packs
* Primal Wear Inc.
* RockyMounts
* Today’s Plan



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

Upcoming Events
June 2 EROCK Sunrise to Sunset 12 Hr. Mountain Bike Race | Castle Rock, CO

June 2-3 Colorado Bike Expo | Castle Rock, CO
June 11-15 Curt Gowdy Mountain Bike Race Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
June 16 Bailey HUNDO/HUNDito | Bailey, CO
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 | Golden, CO
July 14 Denver Cycling Collective’s 2nd Saturday Ride | Denver, CO
July 16-21 Fort Lewis College Mountain Bike Camp | Durango, CO
July 21 Coach Summit | Snowmass, CO
July 25-29 Western State Colorado University Mountain Bike Camp | Gunnison, CO

November 3 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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