Tag: Colorado

1984 Bike Tour: Day 36 – Can’t stop cycling

ORDWAY, COLO. – Most of western Kansas and eastern Colorado was closed this Sunday, so we did the only thing we knew — we kept pedaling.

After patching up two flat tires just after sunrise, we rode out of town and back to the flat terrain. Everything was closed in the first town in Colorado — Towner. Same at Sheriden Lake …

So when we finally got to Haswell, thirsty and parched, there was nothing but bad water and what little water we had in our bottles. No bathroom. No shower. The only store in town was closed. Nothing to do but jump on our bikes and press on….

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Bicycle Tour of Colorado retires after funding woes

A popular around-the-state bicycle tour in Colorado appears to be folding its tent after failing to pay nonprofits that provided services during this past summer’s ride.

The Bicycle Tour of Colorado celebrated its 24th anniversary in 2018 with a loop around the Rockies that started and ended in Leadville and had overnight stops in Carbondale, …

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Essential ambulance equipment in Fort Collins, CO: bicycle racks

If you ever, heaven forbid, get injured in a traffic collision while riding your bike in Fort Collins, Colorado, at least you won’t have to leave your bicycle behind.

That’s because a hospital in the platinum-level bicycle-friendly community has equipped 14 ambulances with front-mounted bicycle racks.

Steve Main, director of emergency medical services for Poudre Valley …

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Colorado charity bike rides help flood victims, in spite of cancellations

The devastating flooding that struck Colorado in the past week has led to the cancellation of some charity bike rides in heavily hit Front Range communities.

Organizers of those bike rides, however, still hope to divert supplies and proceeds to the flood relief effort.

Law enforcement and emergency responders are busy dealing with evacuations. Many …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/19/colorado-charity-bike-rides-help-flood-victims-in-spite-of-cancellations/

Victory! Colorado Supreme Court overturns Black Hawk bicycle ban

Sometimes it’s worth fighting that ticket all the way to the Supreme Court.

Three Colorado bicyclists, supported by the advocacy group Bicycle Colorado, learned that on Monday.

Not only were their tickets thrown out, but a local law that might have had dire consequences as a precedent against bicyclists’ rights also was thrown out.

The …

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Vande Velde wins USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Christian Vande Velde made up a 9-second deficit to win the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on the final stage individual time trial in Denver on Sunday.

By winning, he unseated Levi Leipheimer who usually excels at the ITT in crunch situations.

Vande Velde said, “I actually had a lot of confidence in today. …

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Race against the clock will decide USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner

With the USA Pro Cycling Challenge coming to an end today, defending champion Levi Leipheimer has gone to the front as the overall leader.

The race has been a dead-heat between Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) for most of the week, with Leipheimer lurking down in fourth place just a few seconds behind.

The week-long stage bike race ends with a 9.5-mile individual time trial around Denver. All three are strong riders against the clock, although historically Leipheimer has the advantage…..

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Voigt still battling at USA Pro Cycling Challenge

A couple of days before the start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, 40-year-old Jens Voigt was asked about retirement. “That is not in my vocabulary. Sorry.”

The RadioShack cyclist demonstrated what he meant by that statement on Thursday when he took a solo victory on the 97-mile Stage 4 by nearly 3 minutes.

The …

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Another stage, another leader at USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Ownership of the overall leader’s jersey changes everyday at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

The Stage 3 sufferfest over two 12,000-plus foot mountain passes on Wednesday concluded with Garmin-Sharp’s Tom Danielson crossing the line first, while teammate Christian Vande Velde took the overall lead.

Oddly, Vande Velde took the overall lead from BMC’s Tejay van Garderen, even though both have recorded the exact same time in the race so far. ….

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New route for final day of Ride the Rockies bike tour will avoid wildfire

The route-meisters for this week’s Ride the Rockies bike tour revised Friday’s final day route to bypass the High Park wildfire that’s blackened 47,000 acres west of Fort Collins.

Earlier in the week, organizers of the six-day tour of 2,000 bicyclists thought they might have to find another final destination or cancel the last day’s ride altogether.

The new route simply leaves Estes Park on Friday morning and heads further east before heading north to Fort Collins …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/14/new-route-for-final-day-of-ride-the-rockies-will-avoid-wildfire/