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The Story of Drake Cycles

The story of Eric Drake and Drake Cycles is the type of story I love to hear and showcase. From a 21-year-old kid reluctantly planning to attend CSU's engineering school to an entrepreneur running arguably the best full-service and independently owned bike shop in Fort Collins. Drake Cycles has come a long way since Eric's roommate first urged him to plant a sign in his front yard and an ad on Craigslist. While the growth has been slow, it has also been done with specific intent.

And yes, his last name is Drake, and the shop is located on Drake Road.

20ish Questions with Andy Clark

YGR had a virtual sitdown with Andy Clark for our first 20-ish Question episode in many moons. Andy has been active in the Fort Collins cycling scene since the early 1990s, first as a roadie during the golden age racing for the National Team in Europe and several domestic pro teams, then as a team director for Echelon Energy and Ciclismo Racing. He was one of the original members of the Ciclismo Youth Foundation (now Sendtown) and helped start the races at New Belgium. He worked to bring the USGP of Cyclocross to Fort Collins in 2011. He was the OG race director for the City Streets Crits and coached CSU for a spell.  He currently works as a cycling coach, working with national-caliber road and mountain bike racers and dozens of high school athletes and masters. He has 15 National Champion titles and over 120 National Championship medals among his athlete's palmarès. He quite literally wrote the Colorado High School Cycling Legues' Coaches Field Guide. Read on to get to know AC a little better.