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Early September brings new meaning to the term Gold Rush in Colorado. When the Aspens turn from green to gold you know winter is close behind. Riding in the high country of Colorado will give you rich rewards. As you pedal through amber canopies of leaves and crisp autumn days, the Colorado high country is like no place else. By now you have peaked in riding skills and ability and you are ready to continue on with serious riding. Whether on the road or singletrack, this time of year brings changes and changes fast. Snow in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon, or anything in between. So dress warm, have layers to add or subtract and get ready to roll out. Check out our featured ride, Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass
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News and Events - April '18

Follow our website and get on our blog at switchbackcycling.blogspot.com to let everyone know the sweet rides, road and trail conditions throughout the state of Colorado.

INDEX to terms :
XC=cross country | HC=hill climb | TT=time trial
SD=Super-Downhill | STXC=short track cross country | 4X=four cross
DH=downhill | DS=dual slalom | MTB=mountain bike | SS=single speed

Mountain Events:

What: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
When: October 2
Where: Various
Pass the passion of pedaling on to the kids.
IMBA imba.com

What: LTR Fall Flyer
When: October 6
Where: Fruita, CO
Mike Driver LTR Sports 970-257-7678 sales@ltrsports.com ltrsports.com

What: Ring the Peak 100
When: October 6
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado State Endurance Championship. Self-supported singletrack, dirt roads, backcountry, high altitude epic ride around Pikes Peak. 100'ish miles. Limit 74.
Ryan Kohler ringthepeak.com

Road Events:

What: Tour of the Moon
When: October 6
Where: Grand Junction, CO
Ride the course made famous by the Coors Classic and the American Flyer movie. The epic ride starts in downtown and travel through Colorado Nat'l Monument. 41 and 60 miles. Limit 2,000. Support Colorado Waterfront Commission. Sponsored by Icon Lasik
Scot Olmstead Event Marketing Group LLC 303-282-9020 scottyo@tourofthemoon.com tourofthemoon.com

What: James Canyon Jaunt
When: October 6
Where: Louisville, CO
200km. Start/finish at Park and Ride at 8am. Climbs Lefthand Canyon to Jamestown, followed by spur to Loveland.
John Lee Ellis Rocky Mountain CC 303-604-1163 JEllisX7@juno.com rmccrides.com

What: Apple Valley Populaire
When: October 14
Where: Boulder, CO
Scenic foothills ride with autumn foliage. 129km. Starts at East Boulder Community Center 10am. RUSA sanctioned.
John Lee Ellis Rocky Mountain CC 303-604-1163 jellisx7@juno.com rmccrides.com

Cycle Cross Events:

What: Back to Basics CX #4
When: October 3
Where: Golden, CO
Lee Waldman Routine Leg Works 720-313-5312 lwaldman@jeffco.k12.co.us

What: Frisco Cyclocross
When: October 6
Where: Frisco, CO
Tim Assor 970-453-2201 arne_tyson@yahoo.com coloradocycling.org

What: Monarch High
When: October 7
Where: Louisville, CO
This race is held at the Monarch High Campus in Louisville CO. 3.1k in length, the venue offers a wide array of terain and challenges. Chip timing. First race off at 8:15am. All categories and abilities welcome.
Chris Grealish DBC Events 303-619-9419 chris@dbcevents.com dbcevents.com

What: Cross at the River
When: October 7
Where: Buena Vista, CO
Buena Vista River Park. Doug Robinson Absolute Bikes 719-221-0158 robison.doug@ymail.com coloradocycling.org

What: Back to Basics CX #5
When: October 10
Where: Golden, CO
Lee Waldman Routine Leg Works 720-313-5312 lwaldman@jeffco.k12.co.us

What: USGP
When: October 13-14
Where: Fort Collins, CO

What: Back to Basics CX #6
When: October 17
Where: Golden, CO
Lee Waldman Routine Leg Works 720-313-5312 lwaldman@jeffco.k12.co.us

What: BR CX Series #3
When: October 20
Where: Superior, CO
Interlocken Tony Panigutti Boulder Racing 303-882-8304 tony@boulderracing.com boulderracing.com

What: LTR Cyclocross Series #1
When: October 27
Where: Grand Junction, CO
Mike Driver LTR Sports 970-904-5708 mdriver@livetrainrace.com ltrsports.com

What: Colorado Cross Classic
When: October 27
Where: Boulder, CO
Aaron Bouplon 303-786-9255 boups@racecx.com coloradocycling.org


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