Pura Vida – La Ruta de los Conquistadores Report from Alex Grant

Pura Vida – La Ruta de los Conquistadores Report from Alex Grant

For that reason I have come to love visiting Costa Rica and look forward to going down to La Ruta de los Conquistadores each year, despite my knowledge of how brutally hard the race is. I know that regardless of how the race goes I will be able to experience the culture and natural beauty of the country and hopefully take a little bit of that home with me when I return to the States. I can’t speak for other countries but it seems like American culture is so focused on growth, doing more, doing it faster, and with less, that people’s lives become a blur of time. It’s refreshing to visit a small town in Costa Rica and see the simple life some people lead.

Exergy Tour International Women’s Stage Race to be Held in Idaho in 2012

The Exergy Tour, a new international women’s pro cycling race, will be held in Idaho from May 24-28, 2012. Sponsored by Boise-based Exergy Development Group, the race is expected to become one of the most significant international pro-cycling events on the women’s pro cycling calendar, and will set unparalleled standards for gender parity and opportunity in the sport for women.

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Announces Host Cities for 2012

Boulder, Telluride, Durango and Montrose Are Newest Additions to Second Annual Colorado International Cycling Stage Race   DENVER (Dec. 8, 2011) – With nearly 40 cities across the state expressing initial interest in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, race officials have unveiled the 12 host cities that will serve as starts and finishes for […]

Racing the Downieville Classic – A Report from Alex Grant.

I finally got to race the Downieville Classic. That one has been on my bucket list for years and this July I had the fortune of checking it out. I’d heard the rumors of awesomeness and have been intrigued by the format: a two day stage race, one day more of a cross-country focus and the next an all mountain downhill. The catch is that you have to ride the same bike with the same tires for both, and they weigh your bike and check your tires both days.

Crusher in the Tushars Returns for Second Year

Crusher in the Tushars Returns for Second Year

Salt Lake City – One of the year’s most unique on- and off-road cycling events – the “Crusher in the Tushars” – will return in 2012 with the Beaver County Travel Council as a new title sponsor. Recently-retired road and mountain bike professional and race promoter Burke Swindlehurst also announced the point-to-point race from Beaver, […]

American Cycling Association Representing Colorado and E. Wyoming Votes to Rejoin USA Cycling

Golden, Colorado.  The Club Council, Board of Directors, and staff of the American Cycling Association (ACA) is announced on November 19th that the ACA will serve as the Local Association in 2012 for USACycling (USAC) for the state of Colorado and eastern Wyoming.  This decision was reached at a special Club Council Meeting on November […]

UDOT Continues to Have Dangerous Roads Policy

Dangerous conditions persist on state roads because the Utah Department of Transportation has chosen not to incorporate safety improvements in repaving projects under their “Orange Book Policy” for preventive maintenance. Under the “no changes” Orange Book Policy, the department ignores opportunities to make existing streets safer and more efficient.

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