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DDDTT Canceled
The final DDDTT pb Backcountry Delicatessen that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to weather. If you've already registered, I'll refund you via PayPal.
Chris Johnson's 2014 Interbike Interviews.
Chris Johnson interviews Fort Collins' own Peter Discoe of Swobo and Logan VonBokel of VeloNews at 2014 Interbike. Here's what they had to say. Stay tuned for more interviews by CJ as he cruises the grounds. Peter Discoe of Swobo Logan VonBokel of VeloNews. Logan finished 4th in the Wheelers &...
15 Signs You've Earned the Right to Race Masters
Alright moms and dads, here are 15 signs that it's probably ok for you to start racing with the Masters. Stop denying it and embrace it. 1) You raced with burp-up on your jersey or baselayer. 2) You plan your race schedule around the U5 soccer schedule. 3) You've completed a training ride with a...
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day - Saturday, September 13th
take a kidVia the Overland Mountain Bike Club Got Kids? Ready for some late summer fun? It's Take a Kid Mountain Biking day at Lory State Park! Come join the fun as we travel the trails with our young bikers. They'll learn mountain biking skills and trail etiquette, get a little swag, and tuck away some...
racing RenoPhoto by Thomas L. SteigerThis is an opinion piece by Reno Toffoli. Reno's opinions don't necessary represent the opinions of Your Group Ride or its advertisers but I always enjoy his rants. If you'd like to write an article for YGR, please email me at For whatever reason,...
Crazy Joe Cross 2014
joesapThe Crazy Joe Cross series will indeed be talking place this Sept. The races will be held Tuesdays Sept 9th, 16th, 23rd and potentially 30th. To obtain your personal invitation with complete details, please fill out the form below. You will receive an email later this week. If you have received...
First City Cycling Partners with the Food Bank for Larimer County for Cross of the North 2014
cotn2014Continuing their legacy of giving back, the First City Cycling team is partnering with Food Bank for Larimer County to create a food drive for this holiday season. Racers will be able to donate cash and food before and during the Cross of the North race weekend. Cash donations can be made on the...
NoCo Gravelo Rides
Saturday, Sunday, September 6-7 starting at 8am NoCo Gravelo is a semi-supported bicycle gravel ride and revival west of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, and it's FREE to participate. Rides start around 8:00 am Saturday morning, and we'll gather around the campfire for food, beverage and stories as...
Cross of the North Pre-Registration Kick-off Party
Organizers of the Cross of the North cyclcross race weekend will be hosting a pre-registration party at ProVelo Bicycles on Sept 6th. The party goes from 10-2pm and will include road, cx and mtb group rides, discounts at ProVelo, FREE lunch and beer. You'll also be able to register without...
Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge launches Facebook Group and announces Stage One Route
FireShot Screen Capture 041 - Four Seasons of Horsetooth I Ride I Strava - www strava com activities 184781101 The organizers of the Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge stage race have announced the stage one route. The roughly 20 mile stage will start in Lory State Park, continue on into Horestooth Mountain Park before returning to Lory for the finish. Details can be found on Strava at...
Case Study — solving tendonitis
zoom200By Ainslie MacEachran Many cyclists have experienced knee issues in one form or another. I can remember having bouts of tendonitis where riding was out of the question for extended periods. The high volume of miles, hours and pedal revs will wildly magnify any imperfections or alignment issues...
Adaptations by Dr Ben Miller- Ben's Favorites
Miller JZBen Miller races locally for the First City Cycling Team and is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Translational Research on Aging and Chronic Disease Laboratory at Colorado State UniversityIf you have any physiology, performance, or nutrition related questions, email Ben at...
Cross of the North 2014 Sizzle Video
cotn2014 Is everyone ready for 3 days of racing at Cross of the North this year? Racing gets started under the lights on Friday Oct 10th and keeps on going until Sunday the 12th. There are going to be all sorts of events and vendors for the entire family at the Budweiser Events Center this Oct. More...
The Cycling Theory of Relativity
albert einsteinThis is an opinion piece by Reno Toffoli. Reno's opinions don't necessary represent the opinions of Your Group Ride or its advertisers but I always enjoy his rants. If you'd like to write an article for YGR, please email me at Over the years, I have discovered a...
New Grassroots MTB Stage Race at Horsetooth/Lory
The inaugural Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge stage race has a very unique format. Each of the seasonal four stages can be completed anytime during their specified weekend. Timing is tracked and results are tabulated via Strava, Garmin Connect, etc... The first stage will be...
Volunteers Sought to Count Bicycles, Pedestrians
FCBikes 200The City of Fort Collins will be conducting bicyclist and pedestrian counts at 24 strategically chosen locations during three days in September and we need your help! This effort, part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, helps collect valuable information about...
Canadian National Time Trial Champion, Leah Kirchmann's TT Bike
LeahTT We are very lucky to have the Canadian Time Trial, Road Race and Criterium National Champion on tap for YGR Live tonight. Have a look at Leah Kirchmann's TT rig her and swing by the Rio's Agave room tonight (Friday August 15th) at 7pm to take part in the Q&A session. Leah Kirchmann and the...
Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race and the 1,000 Mile Buckle
By Gale Bernhardt This year marked my 10th Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race. My priority goals for the race were: Ride safe, stay upright and finish. Finish under 12 hours. Finish under 10 hours. You might read the list and have questions. For example, people would hear goal number one and say,...
3 Core Exercises that can be done at home
zoom200Cyclocross is arguably one of the most difficult disciplines of cycling. It requires an athlete to be somewhat more well rounded. Core strength plays a role with all cycling disciplines but in cyclocross, there is a larger component because unlike other disciplines you have mounts and dismounts...
YGR Live with the Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies Women's World Time Trial Team
lacourse-2557YGR and the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant are pleased to announce that the latest edition of YGR Live will feature the Optum Pro Cycling pb Kelly Benefit Strategies Women's World Championship Team Time Trial team on Friday, August 15th. Doors to the Agave Room (upstairs of the Fort Collins Rio)...