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CSU Race Weekend 2023

The CSU road race weekend will take place on April 22nd and 23rd this year. Saturday's circuit race will feature the Cobb Lake Circuit Race, and we'll finally return to the classic CSU Oval course on Sunday.

2023 Gravel Graceland

Looking for a fully supported gravel experience in Northern Colorado? Gravel Graceland is a three day gravel camp (not camping) based out of the Fort and run by Whitney and Zack Allison. The 30-50 mile rides are fully supported and traverse a mix of gravel, pavement, and single track. Plus, PLUS you get to hang out with Lauren Nagle who will be your mechanic and SAG driver for the weekend. Hit YGR for dates, pricing and to see what else is included.

Sendtown Program Registration Opens

Registration has opened for all of the Send Town Bike Club's spring youth MTB programs.  Brief information, including dates and prices for the Spring (HS & MS) Mountain Bike Program, Spring Muni Program, GrassRoots Program and Girls Only MTB Program, can be found here.

North South Colorado

Event Type: Gravel Bikepacking Race
Time of Year: Late Summer
The North South Bikepacking race is set to roll out from Fort Collins again in 2023. The 595-mile self-supported gravel race (similar to the CTR) with roughly  48500 feet of elevation gain will end in Trinidad, CO. The route has about 200 miles of pavement, 300 of gravel, and 15-30 miles of singletrack.

High Plains Drifter

Event Type: Gravel Bikepacking Race
Time of Year: Late Summer
The High Plains Drifter is a 330-mile unsupported bikepacking adventure following a mix of gravel roads and double in Northern Colorado. There are no fees, prizes or sign-up. The route is approximately 70% gravel, 10% B roads, 10% single-track and 10% hard surface.

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Group Rides

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.

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.


Upcoming Races and Events

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.

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.

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 Feb. Admission is free, vendor tables are cheap and the Rio chips, salsa and margs are fantastic.

CSU Race Weekend

Event Type: Crit & Circuit Race
Time of Year: Spring
The CSU road race weekend includes the technical CSU Oval Criterium and the Cobb Lake Circuit race. Both races are part of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference and include collegiate and USAC citizen categories. The weekend is hosted by the Colorado State University Rams cycling team every Spring.

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.