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Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Fest

Event Type: MTB festival
Time of Year: Fall
Overland Mountain Bike Association's 2022 Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Festival is happening Saturday, October 8th in Lory State Park! Poker ride, Take-a-Kid MTB’ing Day, skills contests, vendor expo, live music, food, beer, and yes…demo bikes are back too!!!

YGR Time Trials-August

The August version of the YGR Time Trials is happening now.

Crazy Joe Cross Returns for 2022

Crazy Joe Cross returns to Bush Acres every Tuesday in September. Big thanks to Ronny and Alli Bush for allowing us to come out and play again this year.

2022 City Street Crits Results- Week Six

And that's a wrap, the City Streets Crits are done for the 2022 season. Thanks to everyone that raced and volunteered to make it happen especially Race Director Rob Howe.  Fort Collins grassroots racing continues with the YGR Time Trials in August and Send Town Cyclocross in October.

NoCo Cycling Calendar

Group Rides

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Life Behind Bars MTB Group Rides

Join us for a weekly Monday NO DROP ride for ALL abilities! I understand people can be intimidated/worried about holding others back, but fear no more. This ride is for you! The amazing bike community here brought me in with open arms when I had those fears, and I'm excited to pay it forward. Let's meet at Blue Sky lot @ 5:45 for 6pm wheels down, and smiles up. We will either ride North into Lory, or South into Blue Sky and regroup at various times. Hope to see you there! Remember, keep the rubber side down!

OMBA Women’s Sunday Destination Rides

Overland Mountain Bike Association, our local IMBA chapter, will be hosting women-only destination mtb rides on Sundays while conditions allow. The Sunday rides will require a little driving but it'll be worth it. We'll visit places like Gowdy, Hermit Park, Hall Ranch, Heil Ranch, and more.  Basic details are below but be sure to check OMBA’s Facebook page and/or their calendar for the most up-to-date information.

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OMBA Women’s Tuesday Group Ride

Overland Mountain Bike Association, our local IMBA chapter, will be hosting women-only mtb rides on Tuesday evenings while daylight and trail conditions allow.

OMBA Monthly Family Ride

Overland Mountain Bike Association, our local IMBA chapter, will be hosting an all ages, all abilities, no-drop family mountain bike ride once a month while conditions allow. All rides will be split into at least 3 groups based on ability: specific ride routes to be determined.

Borderlands Gravel

Time: All Season @ Sunday AM & Wednesday PM
Pace: Conversational Pace
Twice a week gravel group rides and good company. Join us at rotating starting points around town for some rowdy rides and raucous times exploring our NoCo gravel.

Rio-Covery Ride

Time: May-August @ Monday PM
Pace: Recovery Pace
These are great ways to spin the legs out and exchange war stories after a hard weekend of racing. Be sure to head back to the afterward Rio for a world-famous recovery marg.


Upcoming Races and Events

Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Fest

Event Type: MTB festival
Time of Year: Fall
Overland Mountain Bike Association's 2022 Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Festival is happening Saturday, October 8th in Lory State Park! Poker ride, Take-a-Kid MTB’ing Day, skills contests, vendor expo, live music, food, beer, and yes…demo bikes are back too!!!

Cross of the North

Event Type: Cyclocross
Time of Year: November
Cross of the North is a USAC sanctioned cyclocross weekend promoted by the 1st City Cycling Team and held on the New Belgium Brewing campus. With its festival-like atmosphere and national-caliber course, it is widely considered to be the best weekend of racing in the region. The races usually take place in mid-November.

Send Town Cyclocross

Send Town Cyclocross

Event Type: Cyclocross Series
Time of Year: Fall
The Send Town Cyclocross races are a Fort Collins institution. The races take on place the New Belgium Brewing campus on Tuesday nights each Fall with hundreds of people taking part. The kid's races are very popular with the littles. Be sure to check out the beer garden and food trucks. Online registration is required.

Crazy Joe Cross

Event Type: Cyclocross Series
Time of Year: Fall
CJCX is a free cyclocross training series that takes place midweek in Sept/Oct. They're more group ride than race and are the dusty highlight to many racers CX season. For the past several years we've been lucky enough to run these at the Bush Acres course at Ronny Alli Bush's place. They're super lowkey and open to all people and bikes. 

Steamboat Primer Time Trial

Event Type: Time Trial
Time of Year: Late September
The Steamboat Primer Time Trial will take place the weekend before the USAC sanctioned Steamboat Stage Race which is usually Labor Day weekend. This is your last race pace opportunity to dial in your time trial bike, position, and fitness before the big dance. Not racing Steamboat? No problem, come out anyway.

FoCo Fondo

Event Type: Gravel Fondo
Time of Year: July
A gravel ride, a gravel race, rooted in the insanity of a Fondo with the levity of the Fort Collins community. Whether you’re into racing bikes or all day bike parties in the open range of Colorado. FoCo Fondo is your adventure. #doityouwont