When you live and breathe Colorado, as the Rio does, you can hardly help but get caught up in staying fit while having fun—preferably outdoors, under the almost-always-blue sky.
In 1999, the Rio’s passion for the Colorado lifestyle, together with their commitment to “love thy community,” led to the formation of Team Rio Grande Racing—one of the top elite amateur cycling programs in the country.
Now in our 12th year, Team Rio Grande has refocused on what has always been the heart of the team: our Colorado-based Master’s squad. Our team’s racers continue to light it up every weekend in Colorado and nearby states. Over 40 riders representing a broad range of race and age categories, from 55+ Cat 4s to National Champions, compete every week for the ACA best all-around rider and team competition.
Our mission is to act as ambassadors of cycling, promote true sportsmanship (on and off their bikes), and provide quality opportunities for
aspiring athletes in all categories—always while having fun.
Team Rio Grande has always played an important part in American Cycling. Former Team Rio Grande Racing members include current U.S. Pro Champion Mara Abbott, Allison Powers,
Taylor Sheldon, Scott Nydam, and current U.S. Pro Tour rider Tejay Van Garderen.
Team Rio Grande Racing trains and races year-round. Watch for us on the road in our signature Rio bike jerseys, cycling hard and enjoying those ColoRio endorphins.