29 December 2012

I am a sucker for inspirational quotes


And with each new year re-emerges those familiar questions to the self: Can I get back in shape ever again? Will I be a better person? Will I be fully present and tell those whom I love that I indeed love them? Will I finally sort through all the paper, old books, and old clothes around my house, thinning down to just two suitcases? Will I have no regrets, will my mistakes ache less, will I avoid hurting others, and will I once and for all free myself from the wasteful pages of facebook and twitter - regaining my ability to speak in full-sentences and complete paragraphs?

"The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare." ~ Basketball coach Bobby Knight.

Perhaps this one trait is what still attracts me to the sport of cycling and what brings out such admiration for all those who ride their hearts out at event rides. I applaud the evidence of hours spent in preparation and battle between the mind and body. I admire those who tackle a goal and not only dream but succeed.

I am grateful for the abilities of men like Dirk Friel and Jeremy Duerksen at Training Peaks, and other coaches, for the guidance they offer athletes, because to be quite honest, I am dreadful at giving or following any training regiment. I ride because I can cover a lot of ground quickly and I like the views, I zumba because I love to move to music, I swim because I like the change in gravity, I hike because I like the unknown, I yoga because it helps me with those first 12 steps out of bed in the morning.

I once tried to follow a set training plan - it told me when to ride and rest, when to lift and how. I was deep into February, following this boxed plan, and awoke to a glorious blue sky in Denver and perfect 57 degree weather. I looked at my training plan which demanded an indoor time trial at LT for 50 minutes, my heart sunk. Instead of going outside and following my spirit which desired to ride wherever the wind blew me for the next 3 hours - I did it. I did that damn LT test. Then, I never followed that training plan again. Done. That is a true story.

Yes I believe that training really works for the body, but for my mind, a set schedule is like making the creative writer in me write I must write in a straight line one-thousand times over, or making the artistic photographer in me stand in the same place all day. I go nuts! More baffling than anything else, is that others do not seem to understand this. They take the spirit right out of me with their talk of watts and exact start times and exact mileage needed at set speeds on set days.

I feel like an outcast in this sport of cycling. Heaven forbid I slip up and show signs of outward joy on a bike, especially when the day has not been deemed a recovery day. I wonder why I ever stopped rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking or backcountry skiing. These are the sports of kind souls with extreme minds who push their bodies to great physical limits without drugs and without words of disapproval for not getting it done their way. They are the types that are just happy to see you alive at the end of the day. The way I see it, the only thing that matters is making it to the top and back safely and having a good story to share over the next meal or drink.

It takes much to succeed, it takes desire and preparation, and a love of doing it. So give me a Col or high mountain pass anytime over an indoor compu-trainer class. These are the places were my mind and body meet in a place where all cares leave and the only thought becomes, I can do this. I am here, I am free.

I rode my bicycle here!!!
And so did most of those people. Mt Baldy, Amgen Tour of California, a different type of scenic mountain top, California, 2012
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
 And way up here!!!!
I can ride forever in the Ossau Valley - French Pyrenees, 2012
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Ride my own bike, then watch the Pros do it. KOM on Col d' Aubisque, Tour de France, 2012
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
 Cruising the Cirque du Litor on the way to the Col du Soulor, Pyrenees, 2012   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Riding the road to the Tour de France mountain top finish at Peyregudes, 2012   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Up and over a mountain. Gliding down from the Col de la Marie Blanque, Pyrenees, 2012   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Breathtaking (in two ways), on the road to Cirque de Gavernie, France, 2012   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
I am riding way up there to those mountain peaks! Climbing the east side to the Col du Soulor, 2012
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Heaven on Earth. My favorite ride in the Pyrenees - the gateway to the Cirque du Litor, 2012   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Where I had my Birthday celebration lunch last summer! On the patio of the Brasserie Col d'Aubisque.   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
And with these guys !!!
Yup, I do my training on the roads with BMC. Out for a ride in Durango, Colorado, 2012   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Looking down at my ride, nearing the summit of Independence Pass, USA Pro Challenge, 2012   
©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
And how can I forget my ride up the Koppenberg and Kwaremont on my 10 Euro rental bike!
The Koppenberg in Belgium, 2012. What a ride!  ©Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Getting it done .... any way I can.

I have NO idea what I will ride in 2013 .... but I won't be doing an indoor Lactate Threshold test on the first beautiful warm sunny day of 2013.

I fully support you in your New Year's resolution training plans, and once again offer this hefty list of event rides and races in Colorado in 2013. Why not take on a Gran Fondo, or an Etape du Tour, or a century ride while you're at it. It sure feels great when you cross the finish line, or reach the top of any col. Happy New Year!

Adendum: A friend sent me this note this morning (30 December 2012)
"In light of all the recent cycling scandal I am reminded of a William Blake quote.
 "No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings""

Update 01/01/13:  VeloNews offers this Design your own training plan for 2013 with free training program and calendar files from FasCat Coaching in Boulder, Colorado. Perhaps designing your own program will allow you to listen to your own mind and body, respond to spectacular or crummy weather, and adapt to family or work surprises. Real life stuff. Or speak with my good friend Sue Lloyd at Cycles Coaching, she will design a race or event training program for you, or simply answer your specific questions about your own plan with by the hour consultations. Sue knows better than to ask me if I'm going to compu-trainer class. No Sue, I'm going outside, thank you.

I need to travel

I got a new passport!

I am now onto my 4th passport (if you don't count my Irish one, which makes 5). Either I am not traveling as much or they don't stamp um like they used to. I fear it is the later, because my passports are staying thinner and thinner every year.

Remember when you used to get your passport stamped? Oh the sound, oh the meaning that you were entering new territory, oh the memories of travel as you glanced back upon your collection of stamps.

My passport used to have many page extensions with many stamps (probably because I lived in SE Asia, but also because they used to stamp the heck out of those books). Stamps brought me joy, now I am lucky if I hear that pound on the desk a few times a year.

Still the feeling when I received my new passport in the mail this past week was pure elation. My NEW passport, I called out as I held it aloft in admiration, it needs a STAMP ... travel!

Wait ... I have no place to go. I have no travel plans. That is just wrong.

5 passports! And no place to go ....

28 December 2012

2013 Colorado Bike Events and Races

Schedule of Bike Rides, Bike Events, Citizen Bike Races in Colorado

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It is the time of year to plan which bicycle events you will ride in 2013. There are plenty of bike events and races to fill your 2013 calendar. Here is a list of cycling events and bike races in Colorado, including century rides, multi-day or week-long bike rides, fundraisers, cyclocross races,  road races, and time trials. If you live in Colorado, or plan to visit as a tourist, you might be looking for some events to use as training, or as your ultimate goal in 2013. 

Below you will find lists of cycling events, road races, crits, time trials, hill climbs, and cyclocross races in or near Colorado.

"Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike" ~ Fausto Coppi 
It's a new year - time for new goals !
List of cycling EVENTS and dates in Colorado for the 2013 season 

February 22-24 - North American Handmade Bicycle Show Denver
March 16, 2013 - Pedaling for St. Pat's Colorado Springs
April 20, 2013 - MOG Sale, Bike Gear Sale, Grand Junction
April 25-28, 2013 - Fruita Fat Tire Festival
May 11, 2013 - Mission to Ride, Montrose
May 19, 2013 - Community Classic Bike Tour Loveland
May 25, 2013 - Durango-Silverton Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Race
June 1, 2013 - Buena Vista Bicycle Festival 
June 2, 2013 -  Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival Castle Rock 
June 8, 2013 - Pedaling for Parkinson's Denver 
June 8-10, 2013 - Death Ride Tour Silverton 
June 8-15, 2013 - The Denver Post Ride The Rockies  (Reroute information)
June 9, 2013 - Pedal through the Puzzle (family fun) Colorado Springs
June 15, 2013 - Denver Century Ride
June 15, 2013 - G'Knight Ride, Longmont 
June 22, 2013 - Mountain Top Experience Ride Woodland Park 
June 23, 2013 - Black Forrest Classic Gran Fondo, Parker 
June 23, 2013 - Golden Gran Fondo
June 23-29, 2013 - Bicycle Tour of Colorado 
June 28-July 4, 2013 - San Juan Huts 200 (Mtb), Durango-Moab
June 29, 2013 - Boulder Sunrise Century Race
June 29, 2013 - Coco Century Ordway 
June 29-30, 2013 - Newmont - Bike MS, presented by point-b
June 30, 2013 - The Silver Road Half Century Georgetown
July 6, 2013 - Honor Ride Denver / Ride 2 Recovery Event Flyer
July 13, 2013 - Tour de Ladies Parker  Event Flyer
July 13-14, 2013 - Triple Bypass Evergreen-Vail
July 20, 2013 - Tour de Steamboat 
July 20-22, 2013 - Courage Classic Summit and Eagle County
July 20-27, 2-13 - 109º West Bicycle Tour, southwest Colorado.
July 21, 2013 - Pikes Peak Cycling Hillclimb  
July 27, 2013 - SOS Outreach-Eagle River Ride
August 3, 2013 - Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle Copper Mtn
August 4-10, 2013 - Colorado Rocky Mountain Bike Tour
August 10, 2013 - Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride La Veta 
August 10, 2013 - Colorado Park to Park Challenge Denver-WP
August 10, 2013 - Red Rocks Century Red Rocks
August 10, 2013 - BStrong Ride Boulder 
August 17, 2013 - Circle the Summit - Bob Guthrie Memorial Ride
August 17, 2013 - Colorado Tour de Cure
August 17, 2013 - Vuelta a Salida
August 18, 2013 - Span the Rockies, Boulder
August 29-31, 2013 - Wounded Warrior Rides, Colorado Springs
September 1, 2013 - West Elk Bicycle Classic, Gunnison/CB 
September 7, 2013 - New Belgium's Tour de Fat, Denver, City Park, West
September 14, 2013 - Ride Westcliff Century
September 15, 2013 - AADA Monarch Crest Crank  Event Flyer
September 20-22, 2013 - Pedal The Plains Yuma 
September 21, 2013 - Bikes and Brews / Royal Gorge Century, Canon City
September 21, 2013 - Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life Longmont (Postponed!)
September 28, 2013 - Durango Fall Blaze Bicycle Tour 
September 29, 2013 - Venus de Miles Boulder (CHANGES!, see website)
October 5, 2013 - Icon LASIK Tour of the Moon Grand Junction
October 19, 2013 - Veloswap Bike Gear Sale, Denver 

At Elephant Rock 2012. A clear sign you are at a cycling event.   Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Other cycling EVENT rides near Colorado for the 2013 season: (CA, UT, NV, NM, OR, WA, AZ, IA, WY) including gran fondos and week long cycling events in western United States.
* For the traveling cyclist - some cycling events in nearby California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Iowa, Wyoming.
*Throughout the Year - RAAM Cycling Challenge (TX, CA, OR, MN, OH, FL)
February 9, 2013 - Tour de Palm Springs California
March 9, 2013 - Solvang Century California 
March 9-12, 2013 - Moab Skinny Tire Festival Utah 
March 23, 2013 - Spring Rush Century Palm Desert, California 
April 4-7, 2013 - Redlands Bicycle Classic California
April 6, 2013 - Gran Fondo Las Vegas Nevada
April 13, 2013 - Tour de Fire Nevada  
April 13 2013 - Mulholland Challenge California
April 18-21, 2013 - Sea Otter Classic California
April 20, 2013 - Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia at Sea Otter Classic, California
April 21, 2013 - Primavera Century California 
April 27, 2013 - Zion Gran Fondo Utah 
April 28, 2013 - L' Etape du California - Mt Diablo (Tour of California stage for citizens)
April 28, 2013 - Chico Wildflower Century California
May 4, 2013 - Breathless Agony California 
May 4, 2013 - GranFondo Moab Utah
May 11, 2013 - L' Etape du California - Escondido (Tour of California stage for citizens)
May 18, 2013 - Moonshadows in Moab Utah 
May 19, 2013 - Santa Fe Century New Mexico 
May 26, 2013 - Great Western 100 Century (Central Coast) California
June 2, 2013 - Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia  LA-Pasadena California
June 8, 2013 - Ride Around the Bear, Big Bear California  
June 11, 2013 - Race Across America Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD 
June 28, 2013 - Climb to Kaiser, Fresno California  
June 29-30, 2013 - Rough Riders 200, New Mexico
July 6, 2012 - Giro Bella, Sonoma County California
July 12-14, 2013 - Cycle Oregon - weekend ride 
July 13, 2013 - Death Ride California 
July 21-27, 2013 - Ragbrai Iowa
July 25, 2013 - RAMROD, Mt Rainier, Washington
August 2-4, 2013 - Cascade Gran Fondo Oregon 
August 17, 2013 - Fast Freddy Gran Fondo, Berkeley, CA  
August 17-18, 2013 - Bike MS Wyoming Colorado-Wyoming
August 25, 2013 - The Reno Tahoe Gran Fondo California 
September 7, 2013 - LOTOJA, Utah to Wyoming, 200mi 1-day race
September 7, 2013 - Amtrak Century Southern California
September 7-14 - Cycle Oregon - week ride  
September 14-16, 2013 - Hoodoo 500 (relay/solo), Utah
September 20-22, 2013 - Moab Century Tour Utah  
September 21, 2013 - Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello, Nevada
September 22, 2013 - Giro di San Diego Granfondo California
October 5, 2013 - Levi's GranFondo California
October 19, 2013 - Santa Barbara Century California 
October 19, 2013 - Tri-States Gran Fondo Nevada 
November 3, 2013: Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Beverly Hills California 
November 23, 2013 - El Tour de Tucson Arizona 106, 76, 54, 37 or 28, 11, 5, 1/4 miles
Various dates across the nation in 2013 - Soldier Rides Nationwide
* many many rides in California listed and mapped at: TourofCalifornia.org

Other Gran Fondo events in the U.S.A. for the 2013 season
May 5, 2013 - Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Five Boro, New York 
May 19, 2013 - Gran Fondo New York - The True Experienc By 303Cycling.com:
November 10, 2013 - Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Coral Gables, FL

Other events in Canada for the 2013 season:
August 24, 2013 - GranFondo Banff
September 7, 2013 - RBC GranFondo Whistler 

Also read by Pedal Dancer: Best Sportives and Gran Fondos (in the world!)
At Ragbrai back in 2007   Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
List of cycling RACES and dates in Colorado for the 2013 season 
* For more information on the races please visit the website of the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado Calendar of Events. As the race flyers are created and websites become active I will add them.

March 2, 2013 - Frostbite Time Trial 
March 16, 2013 - Cobb Lake Circuit Race
March 23, 2013 - Oredigger Classic Lookout Mtn HillClimb TT Cancelled
March 31, 2013 - Colorado Springs Classic Criterium
April 6, 2013 - Louisville Criterium Event Flyer 
April 10 - May 22 2013 - Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series 
April 13, 2013 - Haystack Time Trial 
April 14, 2013 - Front Range Cycling Classic USAFA 
April 18-August 15, 2013 - Ideal Market Twin Peaks Mall Crit (Thursdays) 
April 20, 2013 - Weld County Road Race  Event Flyer  Results
April 20, 2013 - Maverick Classic Team Time Trial, Fruita
April 20, 2013 - Maverick Classic Downtown Criterium, Grand Junction
April 21, 2013 - Maverick Classic Road Race, Palisade View Results
April 27, 2013 - Denver Federal Center Classic  View Results
April 28, 2013 - Deer Trail Road Race Event Flyer  View Results
April 30-September 24, 2013 - COS Track Training (Tuesdays)
May 04-September 28, 2013 - COS Track Training (Saturdays) 
May 4, 2013 - Cafe Velo Tri-Lake Time Trial
May 05-September 29, 2013 - COS Track Training (Sundays) 
May 5, 2013 - The Koppenberg Event Flyer View Results 
May 11, 2013 - Wheels of Thunder  View Results
May 11-12, 2013 - Eagle Outside Festival, MTB race, Clinics & Marathon
May 17-19, 2013 - Superior Morgul Classic View Results
May 25, 2013 - Boulder Orthopedics Time Trial Event Flyer View Results
May 25-26, 2013: Colorado Mini Classic (junior stage race) 
May 26, 2013 - Red Canyon Road Race Cancelled
May 27, 2103 - Basalt - Norrie-Basalt RR Cancelled
May 27, 2013 - Cottonwood Pass Road Race 
June 1, 2013 - Coal Miners Classic Event Flyer 
June 2, 2013 - City Park Criterium  Event Flyer
June 8, 2013 - Sunshine Hill Climb  Event Flyer
June 8, 2013 - Hammer Time Trial Day Event Flyer
June 9, 2013 - North Boulder Park Classic  Event Flyer
June 2, 2013 - BetiBikeBash (wms mtn bike race)
June 14-July 26, 2103 - Colorado Track Cup Series Event Flyer 
June 15, 2013 - Colorado Time Trial Championships  Event Flyer
June 16, 2013 - Mike Horgan Hillclimb Event Flyer
June 23, 2-13 - Black Forest Classic Gran Fondo Event Flyer
June 22-23, 2013 - Dead Dog Classic Stage Race, Laramie
June 23- September 1, 2013 - Trestle Gravity Series  Event Flyer
June 29, 2013 - Sonic Boom Race - (CO Master Criterium Championships)
June 30, 2013 - Guanella Pass Hill Climb Event Flyer
June 30, 2013 - The Silver Road Half Century  Event Flyer  
July 6-7, 2013 - CO State Track Championships Event Flyer 
July 07, 2013 - Ideal Market Niwot Downtown Criterium Flyer Cancelled
July 12-13, 2013 - U.S. Grand Prix of Sprinting  Event Flyer
July 13, 2013 - Firestone 88 Criterium  Event Flyer 
July 14, 2013 - Longmont Criterum (Colorado Senior Crit Championships)
July 20, 2013 - Bob Cook Memorial/Mt Evans Hill Climb Event Flyer
July 21, 2013 - Pikes Peak Cycling Hillclimb  Event Flyer
July 26, 2013 - Salida Classic Time Trial  Event Flyer
July 27, 2013 - Salida Classic Criterium  Event Flyer
July 28, 2013 - Salida Classic Road Race (CO Master RR Championships)
July 27-28, 2013 - Rocky Mountain State Games  Event Flyer
August 3, 2013 - ColoBikeLaw.com Lookout Mountain Hillclimb  Event Flyer 
August 4, 2013 - Bannock St Criterium (CO Junior Crit Championships) Flyer
August 10, 2013 - Racing for Hope Cycling Classic 
August 11, 2013 - Littleton Criterium  Event Flyer
August 17, 2013 - Steamboat Stinger (MTB PRO) Event Flyer
August 17, 2013 - Best on the Hess TT
August 18, 2013 - Rock the River Road Race (CO Junior RR Championships)
August 18, 2013 - Colorado Classic Road Race (not permitted)
August 18, 2013 - A Midsummer's Road Race (not permitted)
August 24, 2013 - Fort Follies Criterium 
August 24-25, 2013 - Colorado Master/Jrs Track Championships
September 31-Oct 2, 2013 - Steamboat Springs Stage Race

USA Cycling Events Calendar
BRAC Cycling Calendar 
303Cycling Calandar of bike races 
At Bannock Street Crit in Denver, 2012.   Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Colorado Cyclo-cross 2013 (last update 12/13/13)

09/07/13, Saturday - Kick It CX Festival and TT, Brighton Flyer
09/08/13, Sunday - Cross of the North, Loveland Flyer
09/14/13, Saturday - Zero Gravel Cross, Littleton Flyer
09/15/13, Sunday - Cyclo-X - Flatirons Flyer POSTPONED TILL 9/29
09/21/13, Saturday - Cyclo-X - Valmont Flyer (ON as scheduled)
09/22/13, Sunday - Body Sync Cyclocross Flyer (ON as scheduled)
09/28/13, Saturday - Storm the Castle, Castle Rock Flyer
09/29/13, Sunday - BRAC Junior Cyclocross Camp Flyer
09/29/13, Sunday - Cyclo-X - Flatirons Flyer
10/05/13, Saturday - Frisco Cross Flyer GOLD
10/06/13, Sunday - Primalpalooza, Arvada/Golden Flyer
10/12/13, Saturday - CO Cross Classic, Valmont Park GOLD Flyer
10/13/13, Sunday - Boulder Cup, Valmont Park GOLD Flyer
10/19/13, Saturday - Cross of the North #2 Flyer
10/20/13, Sunday - Cross of the North #3 Flyer
10/26/12, Saturday - Cyclo-X - Xilinx Flyer
10/27/13, Sunday - Crossoween '13 - Zombie Cross Flyer
11/02/13, Saturday - Schoolyard Cross, Longmont Flyer
11/03/13, Sunday - Feedback Cup Flyer
11/09/13, Saturday - Cyclo-X - Interlocken Flyer
11/10/13, Sunday - Blue Sky Velo Cup  GOLD Flyer
11/16/13, Saturday - Cyclo -X Louisville Rec Center Flyer
11/17/13, Sunday - Mile High Urban Cross, Denver  Flyer
11/23/13, Saturday - Cyclo-X - Westminster Flyer
11/24/13, Sunday - Green Mountain Sports POSTPONED TILL 11/30
11/28/13, Thursday - Turkey Cross Flyer
11/30/13, Saturday - Castle Cross, Castle Rock CANCELLED
11/30/13, Sunday - Green Mountain Sports CX, Golden/Morrison
12/01/13, Sunday - Cowboy Cross CANCELLED
12/07/13, Saturday - Cyclo-X - Boulder Res GOLD Flyer
12/08/13, Sunday - The RLW in memoriam CX Flyer
12/14/13, Saturday - Colorado Cyclocross Championships, Boulder GOLD Flyer
12/15/13, Sunday - Colorado Cyclocross Championships, Boulder Flyer
12/28/13, Saturday - Tune up Cup, Lookout Mountain Flyer
01/04/14, Saturday - Altitude Adjustment Cross Flyer
01/05/14, Sunday - Altitude Adjustment Cross 
Weds-Sun, Jan 8-12, 2013 - National CX Championships at Valmont Park Schedule
January 18, 2014 - 2013 Colorado Cross Cup Awards Party Flyer
Cyclocross Nationals 2013-14

Boulder, Colorado
January 8-12, 2014 - 2014 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships will be at Valmont Park in Boulder.
At a cyclocross race at Valmont Park in Boulder, 2012.   Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
PRO RACE in Colorado 2013

Remember the USA Pro Cycling Challenge dates are August 19-25, 2013
The 2013 USA Pro Challenge Cities and stages were announced. Read more information at USA PRO CHALLENGE

At the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge, 2012.   Photo by Karen at PedalDancer.com
Dates of 2013 American Tour Races
American Tour races in the USA 2013 dates (no they are not on the World Tour):
April 14, 2013 Tour of the Battenkill, Cambridge, New York
May 1-5, 2013 Tour of the Gila, Silver City, New Mexico
May 12-1, 2013 Amgen Tour of California, State of California
June 2, 2013 American Cycling Classic, Philadelphia cancelled
June 2, 2013 Philly Cycling Classic, Philadelphia 
August 2-4, 2013 Tour of Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
August 6-11, 2013 Tour of Utah, State of Utah
August 19-25, 2013 USA Pro Challenge, State of Colorado
September 14, 2013 Bucks County Classic, Pennsylvania

American Tour race in Canada 2013 dates
September 03-08, 2013 Tour of Alberta Alberta, Canada
September 13-15, Grand Prix Cyclistes - Montreal-Quebec

For a list of 21 recommended road bike rides in Colorado by 5280 Magazine, please read:  Cycling Routes in Colorado by 5280
Please contact me to add your event to these lists.