Photo by Paul Kumm
Crazy Joe Cross
The final Crazy Joe Cross of 2018 is tomorrow, Tuesday Sept 25th. More information on the Crazy Joe Cross races, errrrrr, rides, I mean parties, whatever, can be found here: https://goo.gl/mHqWzh . Long story long, they're super chill cyclocross rides at our good friend Ronny Bush's house. We go off in A and B paced waves, race for 20 min, take a break and race for another 20 min. They're free. CX, mountain and gravel bikes work well. All ages and abilities are welcome. First race goes off at roughly 530.
New Belgium Cyclo-cross
The New Belgium Cyclo-cross races begin on Tuesday Oct, 2nd and continue every Tuesday in Oct at New Belgium. Again, these races are open to all ages and abilities and all bikes are welcome, although a road bike with super skinny tires would be a poor choice. Kids race free, adults are $15. Online registration is a must. Little kid races, food trucks, a beer garden. More info here: http://yourgroupride.com/index.php/local-races/new-belgium-cyclocross
Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies recovery yoga
Our pals at SETCR host Monday Recovery Yoga, a yoga class geared towards cyclists (Geared, get it? Geared....). Anyway, while the class happens every Monday all year long, its especially important for 'cross racers to come in and undo all the bad things 'cross did to them over the weekend. The class starts at 530pm sharp and is led by Caitlin Bosshart. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/TTHxXn
Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies Cross Camp
The 2018 Source Endurance Training Center CX camp will take place September 29th from 9:30am-4pm as a one day camp. Just before the meat of the Colorado CX season, leave this camp with the skills and knowledge to have your best CX season yet. We will have morning coffee, a full day of cx riding, and expert instruction. We have barriers, grassy corners, run ups, off camber, SAND, everything you need to learn how to be the best cross racer you can be. Lunch and happy hour is provided after your hard days work. Please see the official schedule for details. Price is $150 for the day. $80 half day for just morning or after lunch sessions. We highly recommend you do the whole day.
Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies 6 Weeks to Fitness Cyclo-cross edition
Smash throughout the cyclocross season with 6 Weeks to Fitness Cyclocross edition. The classes will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays Oct 22-Nov 31st, leading you right into Nationals.
Wednesdays will be a specific cyclocross intervals session, progressing in intensity each week. Thursdays each week will be agility and weight training focusing on the accelerations demanded in cyclocross. Class options are Wednesdays at 5pm or 7pm for the riding sessions and a strength session Thursdays at 5:30pm.
With these combined workouts, you'll get faster and faster week after week! Our first group of participants in our first 6 Weeks to Fitness saw an 11% FTP gain. Expect to see not only a great FTP gain but, more importantly for cyclocross, an increase anaerobic capacity.
Cross of the North
One of the biggest, if not the biggest, weekend of racing in Northern Colorado is the festival called Cross of the North. COTN is widely considered to be the best CX weekend in the State. Hosted at New Belgium by the 1st City Cycling Team, on November 10th and 11th, it encompass all that is good about cross. A national caliber course, national caliber racers, at a brewery in one of the most bike friendly cities in the Nation. Races for all ages and abilities run all day, both days. There is a kids zone with kid's races, food trucks, vendors and of course a beer garden. Last year nearly 1000 racers took part with thousand of spectators in attendance. More information on COTN can be found here: http://www.crossofthenorth.com/
Registration is open and volunteers are needed!