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.