Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Breck 100 Press Release and Update

Registration is still open but filling quickly for Colorado's renowned one day epic mountain bike race, the Breckenridge 100.  For those racers who aren't up for the whole enchilada, shorter distances are also available for intermediate riders and teams who want to experience this spectacular high alpine cycling challenge.  

"The epic winter we had in Summit County has left a lingering snowpack that will make for a memorable crossing of Wheeler Pass on loop 1.  The typical 30 meter snowfield may this year be 200 meters!"

As Summit County trails begin to dry out from the epic winter snowfall it received, the excitement is building for the 7th annual Breckenridge 100 Mountain Bike Race, Colorado's premier one day backcountry endurance race.  Part of the National Ultra Endurance Series, and the statewide RME Series, racers will receive points in both rankings which determine the strongest and most consistent endurance athletes over the course of the season.

Can anyone unseat strongman Josh Tostado from winning his 7th consecutive Breckenridge 100 Championship?"

Local legend Josh Tostado absolutely owns this race winning every edition of the contest since its inception 7 years ago.  He has taken on all comers including Tinker Juarez, Jeff Schaulk, Travis Brown and Evan Plews to name a few, but none have been able to topple this man of steel who is undefeatable on his home turf.

"You've done the rest, now take the test!"  Are you tough enough to take the test?
Welcome to Colorado's premier off-road ultra endurance race, the 7th annual Breckenridge 100. Featuring Solo and Three Person Team Competitions, this incredible course climbs 13,719 feet over its 100 miles and will remind you of what pristine backcountry mountain biking is all about.
So start studying, the test is waiting for you on July 16th!  Featuring a sprawling course nestled between 3 ski resorts; participants are treated with a unique combination of beauty and challenge. The distinct cloverleaf loops offer team competitors the opportunity to strategize their efforts and pick which loop each participant will tackle.  
Our renowned course architect has linked together an amazing network of backcountry trails, roads, double track and bike paths that will take you beyond your typical boundaries. From start to finish, you will be both pampered and pushed to your limit at the same time. You'll cross the Continental Divide three times, climb 12,000 foot passes over a snow field, and forge high mountain streams while returning to the support and encouragement of staff, friends and teammates who are waiting for you in historic downtown Breckenridge.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Rideline Rampage Course Open and Ready to Ride

Final prep on Ridgeline Course is completed - this rippin' fast ride is open and ready to go. Run the soft rubber - banked turns and 4 short climbs - this is a power rider's dream! Sweet new venue, grassy expo next to pit zone, 5-star playground for the kiddies. Wahoo's and Oskar Blues will be in the house.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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 Voodoo Fire a Riders Perspective

The first stop on the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series was held at a new venue, Lake Pueblo State Park.  With its large singletrack trail system, no major climbs and just pure fun singletrack, this was a great first race of the season.

At registration Friday evening, a little monkey wrench was thrown into the mix. There was a last minute problem with a permit issue and the course had to be changed.  Instead of two 35-mile loops, we would have three 23-mile loops.  These last minute issues can be tough, but the race crew put together one sweet course without any issues.   

The race started with a good uphill pavement section, which thinned out the group before entering the singletrack. The first section of singletrack brought us to a little climb that bogged up the race, not a bad section, but a slip by one rider had everyone walking. This section seemed to put most people into recovery mode. Now let the passing begin!

Passing was not easy early in the race; you had to make a commitment to pass in the “rhubarb”, as a friend likes to say.  This was power zapping and it took some time to recover after each pass, but you needed to keep pushing the power out for the next catch and to make sure you weren’t getting passed back.

Lap 2 was sweet and super fast as the traffic had eased. This course was not technical by any means, but had lots of mean shale rocks strewn all over the trail.  These rocks were taking their toll on many racers’ lightweight race tires. Tire choice may not have seemed important on this course, but with many double and triple flats plaguing the field, it made the difference between a racer finishing or not.

The last lap can always cause some changes in the field when fatigue sinks in.  The first section of course was super fun and fast, but after the first Aid Station there was a section of bumpy, lumpy singletrack that beat up your kidneys and zapped your power. Everyone was talking about this section after the race and on this final lap it seemed to last forever. 

The little short ups and the canyons toward the end of the course made for a bittersweet ending. The descents were something you didn’t get much of on this course and then you would look up at the next rise and feel the burn.  The finish was a welcome sight after 69 or 70 miles of mostly all singletrack! A successful race for me, and all involved!

There is something about racing a bike and attending these events, you get a great rush from the race and then you get to socialize with friends who share your passion.  That is one of my favorite things about racing, you get to talk about the course and the fun you had over a few beers and some good eats.

Congratulations to all the racers and everyone involved in a very successful stop #1 at The Voodoo Fire in the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Front Range 60, Battle of the Bear and Denver Fat Tire Festival

With the Voodoo Fire 70 just around the corner in a couple of days, everyone at Warriors Cycling is excited for the next event in the series. The Front Range 60 and Battle of the Bear, a shorter version of the Front Range 60, as well as the Denver Fat Tire Festival.

We are super excited about the events this year. There will lots to do for the whole family. With a Kids Zone that will have many activities to choose from. From a Bounce House, Face Painting, Water Balloon Toss and a kids race.

The race will consist of super fast single track at Bear Ck. Lake Park. Be ready to hammer out some fast laps. A 29er dream, come ready to rip!

The course is 10 miles long, so be ready for 6 fast laps for the Front Range 60.

Battle of the Bear will be 10 miles or 1 lap for Beginner- Men, Women and Juniors.
The Sport Men, Women, Juniors and Clydesdale will race 20 miles or 2 laps.

The Expert and Pro distance will 30 miles or 3 laps.

Should be an awesome event to see how your early season training is going.

Check out all the info here-

See you there!