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Cross of the North 2023

Cross of the North is coming up!
Join us at the Fort Collins New Belgium Campus on November 4-5 for a weekend of awesome racing, food trucks, coffee, and beer. There are cyclocross races for all ages and abilities, including free kids races.

Sendtown Fall 2023 Dirt Pile Races (CX)

Sendtown's Fall Unicycle Program will take place every Saturday (10AM - 12PM) from Oct 28, 2023 to Nov 25, 2023 with two bonus beginner-only sessions on Thursday (4:30-6PM) Oct 26, 2023 and Nov 2, 2023. Registration is open. 

CTR 2023 NoCo Racers

The Colorado Trail Race, a 500-mile self-supported mountain bike race from Durango to Denver, started over the weekend. NoCo/SoWyo has several racers currently taking part.  Jimi Killen, Adam Vaughan, Teresa Garcia (ex-pat), Joshua Cameron, Brad Bensley (Cheyenne) and Andy Lueck (scratched) are on course from NoCo/SoWyo. 

Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Fest

The demand for single track trail vibes just can’t be denied here in Northern Colorado. They couldn’t contain all of the fun, food, music, rides, and demo bikes to one day, so they’ve expanded the 2023 Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Festival to two days over September 23-24, 2023! Overland Mountain Bike Association will be your host, with event central located at Lory State Park in Fort Collins, CO.

2023 City Streets Crits Results and Photos Week Two

City Streets Crits- Week Two full results and photo gallery by Tyler Phillips.

NoCo Cycling Calendar

Group Rides

NoCo Gravel Stage Race

Event Type: Gravel Stage Race
Time of Year: Spring/Summer
The NCGSR is a free, Strava-based gravel stage race that takes place during the Spring and Summer in Larimer and Weld counties. The goal of these races is to "create a grassroots gravel event that creates a welcoming and supportive environment where people can challenge themselves, explore Northern Colorado roads, and get involved with a community of like-mined riders."

FoCo Fondo Training Rides

Event Type: Gravel Group Ride
Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Summer
Whit and Zack with Bike Sports are hosting eight training rides leading into this summer's FoCo Fondo. The series includes two virtual rides, a women's only ride and five local gravel rides. The rides are free, but you must sign a waiver. The Fondo takes place on July 23rd.

Sunday Gravel Confessions

Time: All Season @ Sunday AM
Pace: Conversational Pace
Rain, snow, or shine, you can bet we're gonna ride! Join us on Sunday mornings for our weekly gravel group ride. We'll explore 25-35 miles on gravel and pavement terrain. This ride is the perfect opportunity for intermediate riders to get some mile and elevation gains in. The ride isn’t no drop, rather, riders will be able to ride with similarly paced riders. We'll do our best to post the route a few days before the ride to give you time to familiarize yourself with the route.

fort collins, mountain bike, nate adams, niner, sir9

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.

Rebecca Rush, Niner Bikes, Mountain Bike

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.


Upcoming Races and Events

FoCo Fondo Training Rides

Event Type: Gravel Group Ride
Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Summer
Whit and Zack with Bike Sports are hosting eight training rides leading into this summer's FoCo Fondo. The series includes two virtual rides, a women's only ride and five local gravel rides. The rides are free, but you must sign a waiver. The Fondo takes place on July 23rd.

Winter Ralleye Gravel Rides

Event Type: Gravel Group Ride
Time of Year: Winter
The Winter Ralleye is a series of gravel group rides that take place every winter in Larimer and Weld Counites. They are usually held regardless of weather conditions and can be done on any type of bike you are comfortable riding/pushing in harsh conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to; cold, darkthrity, COLD, snow, rain, deep snow, goat heads, wind and 60 degrees and sunny. It's not a race and there are no entry fees.

Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge

Event Type: Moutain Bike Series
Time of Year: Each Season
The Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge is a grass-roots un-event with no entry fees and no real start times and is ridden on the two solstices and two equinoxes in Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park.

NoCo Gravel Stage Race

Event Type: Gravel Stage Race
Time of Year: Spring/Summer
The NCGSR is a free, Strava-based gravel stage race that takes place during the Spring and Summer in Larimer and Weld counties. The goal of these races is to "create a grassroots gravel event that creates a welcoming and supportive environment where people can challenge themselves, explore Northern Colorado roads, and get involved with a community of like-mined riders."

RioSwap

Event Type: Bike Swap/Party
Time of Year: Feburary or March
RioSwap is one of the crown jewels of the YGR empire. The annual bike swap and season launch party is hosted by YGR in the Rio's Agave Room every year.

Frostbite Time Trial

Event Type: Time Trial
Time of Year: Early Spring
The Frostbite Time Trial is hosted by Team Rio Grande Racing and historically launches the Colorado road racing calendar each year. The course heads South and then North on the I25 frontage road for 11.4 miles near the Buckeye Power Plant exit. As the name implies, it's usually cold and as the photo shows, it's usually windy.