Presented by Gorman Engineering
Join Rolland Cycling and the Laramie Bicycling Network for a cyclocross race in Laramie’s LaPrele Park.
Race begins at 10 a.m. There will be FREE kid’s races, too, so bring the family.
$10 per rider (Kids race free). Please make checks payable to Rolland Cycling.
Available at the event. Closes 30 minutes before the race.
A challenging course at LaPrele Park. Expect a mix of grass, gravel, single-track, dismounts, and barriers.
MOUNTAIN BIKES WELCOME. This is a rain or shine event (though wet weather may require a course change). Parking will be located along Spring Creek Drive. Please do not block driveways. No USAC or BRAC license is required, but competitors must sign a waiver before receiving their bib number.
Additional Sponsors and Supporters:
City of Laramie Parks and Recreation, Happy Jack Software, & The Pedal House
In July of this year, Cosmo Catalano of http://cyclocosm.com/ moved to Fort Collins. The Cyclocosm is homegrown, cut to the chase cycling coverage. Each episode of The Week in Bike and How the Race Was Won lasts only a few minutes and is filmed in Cosmo's Old Town home.
Nicole Swan caught up with the man with the best name in domestic cycling for this edition of 20ish Questions.
Rider name: Cosmo Catalano
Team: First City Cycling Team
Age: 32 (cx racing age 33)
Occupation: I make stuff with computers
Hometown: Williamstown, MA
Type of racer/strengths: I think the term for “I’m not particularly good at anything” is “rouleur”.
What brings you to Fort Collins?
My girlfriend (Amy) was finishing up her residency at the University of Connecticut and during the job search asked “Do you think you could live in Fort Collins?” I had never been to FC specifically, but it took about five minutes after getting here for a visit to realize this place is awesome.
How do you like Fort Collins?
I love it! Lots of fun places to go, strong coffee, great beer, everyone’s riding bikes around. There have been so many moments riding/walking/hiking around here where I’ve just been like “wow, this is awesome”.
How do you like the NoCo riding so far? How does it compare to New England?
Also love it. It’s very different from New England—the big climbs are way longer, and the grades are definitely steadier. On the other side of that, you can head east and ride for hours in the same gear, at the same effort.
In New England, even the rides along rivers are always rolling. If you go out for a climbing day out there, with very few exceptions, you’re looking at doing 3 or 4 10-15 minute climbs. Here you can get the elevation of a hilly 50-60mi New England ride just going up Rist.
Also, there are fewer trees, plus that reservoir thing, so tons and tons of views. Then there’s the mountain biking…
The schedule for the ever popular Winter Ralleye rides just came up. No waivers, signup, Strava or fees. Just a bunch of nut-jobs riding epic NoCo routes. Run what you brung beuase all bikes are welcome. I'll post the flyer once it's posted.
If you need more info, ask here or email me at email@example.com
Hide the Salami is a way to further support Larimer County Food Bank. Get 3 of your closest friends (over 21) to pool together cash (dollar amount) or canned food items (by weight). The top 8 teams to donate the most cash and food will compete. Here is how it works:
Time and Location
7:45pm, Oct 10th at the COTN Figure 8 Track of Death
How Can I Enter?
Start saving canned goods and pool your cash with 3 buddies over 21. The highest bidding (8) teams will compete for massive street cred, a belly full of beer and salami and the impressive bag of odd prizes.
What the Hell are We Doing?
You will ride the ponies of pain and domination. Each team member will complete one lap around the figure 8, track of death. There will be tears and there will be heckling.
Uhh, How Do We Win?
Each team will be awarded points based on:
We mentioned the incomparable bag of odd prizes. The real winner is our community support for the Larimer County Food Bank. All proceeds will be donated to help those in need. So start saving cash and cans and assure your date with destiny! Hide the Salami, only at Cross of the North.
More info on Cross of the North can be found here: http://www.crossofthenorth.com/home.html
Registration for adult categories is online only and closes at noon race day.