Wednesday Worlds will start with the Short Loop at 5pm on Wednesday 03/12/2014. We will again be using the A,B,C, paced groups that gained popularity in 2013. The C group will go off at roughly 5:00pm, the Bs will go off at 5:05pm and the As will go off at 510pm. These times can and probably will be tweaked a little at the start of the ride depending on who shows up. More info on the new routes and format below.
WOR (Wednesday Open Ride) Leaves from the new ProVelo Location.
The WOR Ride will start at 5:00pm on Wednesday March 19th. The ride will leave from the new ProVelo Bicycles location at 4612 South Mason Fort Collins, CO. Once there is a little more light, the ride will move to 530.
New Worlds Format Info
Here's an excerpt from an article posted on YGR in July of 2013 outlining the new format.
The safe roads and hard riding have made it (Worlds) a popular ride for over 30 years. However, changes in the way people train, the cutthroat reputation of the ride, the direction in which the City has grown and boredom with the route have led to dwindling numbers in recent years. In order to keep the ride alive, ride leaders have instituted changes that seem to be rebreathing life into the the old classic.
The first change was the transition into a handicapped ride format. (Read more about handicapped races here). Riders are now separated into 3-4 groups based on their ability and/or current condition. Riders of any age and gender can now take part Worlds. Men, women, young, old, these details make no difference. You're placed into a group based on how strong you are. The respective groups are sent out on course in timed intervals. The slowest rolling out first with the fastest rolling out last. The first group may leave with a gap of 8 minutes over the next group and a total gap of 15 minutes or more over the last group. All the groups have the same goals, ride smooth, keep the group as large as possible for as long as possible and get to the finish line ahead of the other groups.
If you get caught by another group, feel free to work with them, or feel free to let the stronger riders do all the work. If you choose the latter, be prepared for them to try to convince you to pull through.
The second major change was the addition of a new route. Some see the Classic course as the perfect route to go out and hammer in a group. It has relatively low traffic, no stop lights and great road conditions. Others see it as a windy, flat loop that takes you out to Wyoming from which you may or may not return.
The new Owl Canyon, Dirt, Dairy Dams Loop has a little bit of everything without getting too far from town.
You Head North on the Frontage road, West on Owl Canyon, South on Taft Hill, West on the Cement Plant road. Just after the cement plant, you head west on CR 56E (dirt road which currently is in great condition), South on CR23E, West on CR 56 until you hit 287 (there's about 3 miles of good dirt). Follow 287 on the shoulder until the turning lane opens up and proceed CAREFULLY across the highway onto CR54E (Near the Dairy Farm). We seriously need to be very careful through this section. Cars are cruising. You take CR54E West, then South on CR25E, East on Risty Canyon Road and South on the Dams Road out of Bellevue. You finish at the tip top of Stadium Hill by the mail boxes (backside of Maniac). Here's a map.
The group meets at the Mountain Vista and Frontage Road intersection.
The first group goes off at 530 sharp. If you're in that group, get there a few minutes early.
When we're you're waiting to roll out, stay to the RIGHT of the white line. The traffic on Mountain Vista isn't super heavy, but we shouldn't be standing in the middle of the flipping road.
Don't get hit by a car, especially on 287. Wait to merge onto the highway from the shoulder until the turning lane opens up. Then get over and get over fast. There's no reason to hang out in the middle of the highway any longer than you need to.
We're still working on group timing and group abilities so please bear with us.
We alternate between the Classic and OCDDD route every other week. Check the YGR Facebook page to see what route is being used.
|RACE||DATE||DAY OF THE WEEK|
|CSU Circuit Race||3/29/2014||Sat|
|HTTT Series 1 (Horsetooth Time Trial Series)||4/1/2014||Tues|
|HTTT Series 2||4/8/2014||Tues|
|HTTT Series 3||4/15/2014||Tues|
|HTTT Series 4||4/22/2014||Tues|
|HTTT Series 5||4/29/2014||Tues|
|NBST Series 1 (New Belgium Short Track Series)||5/6/2014||Tues|
|NBST Series 2||5/13/2014||Tues|
|Community Classic Bike Tour (tour)||5/18/2014||Sun|
|NBST Series 3||5/20/2014||Tues|
|NBST Series 4||5/27/2014||Tues|
|THTT 1 (Taft Hill Time Trial Series)||6/3/2014||Tues|
|Bee Farm Circuit Race #1||6/24/2014||Tuesday|
|National EMS Memorial Bike Ride-Colorado||6/25/2014|
|National EMS Memorial Bike Ride-Colorado||6/26/2014|
|National EMS Memorial Bike Ride-Colorado||6/27/2014|
|40 in the Fort||6/28/2014||Sat|
|Bee Farm Circuit Race #2||7/1/2014||Tuesday|
|City Streets Crits 1||7/8/2014||Tues|
|City Streets Crits 2||7/15/2014||Tues|
|City Streets Crits 3||7/22/2014||Tues|
|City Streets Crits 4||7/29/2014||Tues|
|Lory Mountain Challenge 1||8/5/2014||Tues|
|Damn Double Dams 1||8/7/2014||Thurs|
|Lory Mountain Challenge 2||8/12/2014||Tues|
|Damn Double Dams 2||8/14/2014||Thurs|
|Lory Mountain Challenge 3||8/19/2014||Tues|
|Damn Double Dams 3||8/21/2014||Thurs|
|Lory Mountain Challenge 4||8/26/2014||Tues|
|Damn Double Dams 4||8/28/2014||Thurs|
|Tour de Fat (tour)||8/30/2014||Sat|
|Crazy Joe Cross 1||9/2/2014||Tues|
|Crazy Joe Cross 2||9/9/2014||Tues|
|Crazy Joe Cross 3||9/16/2014||Tues|
|Ram Bicycle Classic||9/21/2014||Sun|
|Crazy Joe Cross 4||9/23/2014||Tues|
|Fort Collins CX @ New Belgium 1||10/7/2014||Tues|
|Cross of the North||10/10/2014||Friday|
|Cross of the North||10/11/2014||Saturday|
|Cross of the North||10/12/2014||Sunday|
|Fort Collins CX @ New Belgium 2||10/14/2014||Tues|
|Fort Collins CX @ New Belgium 3||10/21/2014||Tues|
|Fort Collins CX @ New Belgium 4||10/28/2014||Tues|
|Pro Challenge Experience||TBD|
|Fort Follies Grand Prix||TBD|
|One Speed Open||TBD|
Registration for the Gowdy Grinder opens at 12:00pm today.
Race info: http://bit.ly/1i3eqIT
The Gowdy Grinder is a cross country mountain bike race brought to you by the Pedal House. It takes place on the trails of Curt Gowdy State Park in southeastern Wyoming. The beginner races are on a course with a handful of short technical sections, but mostly smooth riding. The more advanced categories will find plenty of the challenging riding typical of Curt Gowdy. Come out for a great day of racing and reconnecting with your riding pals (or rivals) for the spring.
Saturday, May 17th, 2014. Check-in opens at 9:00am, first race is at 10:00am
Check-in and Start/Finish will be at the Aspen Grove Trailhead in Curt Gowdy State Park. Here's a map
Intermediate Men - 8 miles - 10:00am
Intermediate Women - 8 miles - 10:05am
Beginner Coed - 3.5 miles - 10:06am
Open Men - 19.5 miles - 11:25
Advanced Women - 12 miles - 11:26
Open Women - 15 miles - 1:10pm
Advanced Men - 15 miles - 1:20pm
All categories above are for all ages.
Kids Races (under 13):
Race course is .5 miles. Half road and half single track.
Big Kids - 1 mile (2 laps) - 3:45pm
Not As Big Kids - .5 miles (1 lap) - 3:45pm
Push bike races - 4:15pm
These distances may seem a bit short, but if you have ridden at Gowdy, you know it tends to be slow going. Don't let the short mileages fool you.
Please go pre-ride the courses and/or take a look at previous race results to figure out the right category for you.
Opens on Monday, March 10th at noon. and closes on Friday, May 16th at 1:00pm, or when the race fills up.
Go to the registration page to sign up.
There is a total race limit of 275 riders as well as a field limit of 70 for most categories.
There is no race day registration!
Kids race registration will be at check in on race day. There is no limit on kids entries.
Race day check-in will be at the Start/Finish area from 9:00am until 10 minutes before each race start.
Bring a photo ID with you (sad, but true).
$20 - includes a meaty or veggie burger, side and drink.
Kids and push bike races are free.
National EMS Memorial Bike Ride June 25th, 26th and 27th.
|Fort Collins Bike Plan Open House|
Wed Mar 12 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
|Wednesday Worlds |
Wed Mar 12 @ 5:00PM -
|Saturday Ride Leaving from ProVelo|
Sat Mar 15 @10:00AM - 02:30PM
|Rio Base Mile Ride |
Sun Mar 16 @10:00AM - 01:30PM
|Wednesday Worlds |
Wed Mar 19 @ 5:00PM -
|WOR (Wednesday Open Ride)|
Wed Mar 19 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
|Saturday Ride Leaving from ProVelo|
Sat Mar 22 @10:00AM - 02:30PM