Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bozeman Grand Prix




I’m just back from the Bozeman Grand Prix Cyclocross Race. Kelton and KO were there as well. (Send me some pictures guys, I will post them). Both of them are young, fast, and talented. Kelton especially rode well in the Men’s 1-2 race. I am a middle-aged guy riding a bike just happy to be there.
It was an absolutely beautiful fall day. This was my first time on the Bozeman course. It is one of the best I have seen anywhere. It features a long lap with a lot of high quality single track with sharp turns, climbs, and drops. In spite of all the singletrack, it never feels claustrophobic. There are plenty of opportunities to pass (or in my case to be passed).
Thanks to Dawn for the photos and her unfailing good humor in supporting another bike race.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kelton Williams - 2017 Montana Cross Camp Interview

Kelton Williams rode his dad's creation to 12th in the Junior 15-16 men at the 2017 Cyclocross National Championships. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine
Kelton Williams rode his dad’s creation to 12th in the Junior 15-16 men at the 2017 Cyclocross National Championships. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine
https://www.cxmagazine.com/kelton-williams-2017-montana-cross-camp-interview-junior-cyclocross

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Countdown to the Cube, Call for Volunteers

Rexburg’s annual cyclocross race, The Cube, is only two weeks from today, Saturday October 21st. Occasionally, someone asks about the Cube name, so for those of you who do not know the history here it is: Chris Huskinson may have been the first Rexburg local to participate in a cyclocross race. He came back, pitched the idea of cyclocross to me and Tony, and convinced the City of Rexburg to organize a cyclocross race named in his honor (Chris’ Ultimate Bicycle Experience).

·         Next Saturday, October 14th, I will be at the Nature Park at 9 a.m. with a couple of weed eaters to clean up the grass on the northwest corner and along the single track. Anyone who would like to help with a little course maintenance is welcome to join me.

·         One week from Tuesday, October 17th, we will be doing a little pre-ride and reconnaissance of the Cube course for the TNR. Don’t skip the TNR is you do not have a cross bike because there will be road riding that night as well.

·         On the morning of the Cube, it will be all hands on deck at the Nature Park starting at 7 a.m. We have a lot of set-up to do and a limited amount of time to do it. We need every able bodied worker we can get.

·         We also need volunteers for race day registration, support on the course, and especially help with the kids’ race. Please let us know how you can help and pass the message on to friends and family members.

https://www.rexburgcube.com/

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Danny MacAskill Tests Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels


Sasha Represents Rexburg at Jay P's



Sasha was the only Rexburg local to ride Jay P's Gravel Pursuit this year and reports that everything was awesome including the weather and the group of 60 cyclists who participated. Congratulations to Sasha who rode the same time as last year finishing eleventh in a fast field.

Two Days Until Moose Cross!




The weather is looking great and we are excited to race!
See you this weekend.

Full Details available at MooseCross.com
Click here to register at Athlete 360
We still need volunteers for Saturday afternoon and Sunday, sign up to help us out!
Click Here to Volunteer
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It's time for the government to get off Lance Armstrong's back--The Guardian

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Moose Cross Cyclocross Festival - 2017

Howdy and Hey There,

I hope you know that Moose Cross is happening this weekend in Victor Idaho. Like the Phoenix, Moose Cross lives.

All of the event information is on the website http://moosecross.com. I've attached the current flyer. 

Added back to Moose Cross, by popular demand is the Fun event - Now the Zany Fun and Crazy Costumes Encouraged Lap. 

Also going to have a Fat Bike lap

The scoring is all going to be done by hand. Raffle for most awards. Of course, proceeds to Mountain Bike the Tetons 501c(3)

It's going to be if not a little chaotic. My apologies in advance about that. But you probably new that Moose Cross had been cancelled back in July. I only found that out at the end of August. It's coming together.

There are going to be lot's of kids. Pumpkins are going to be the prizes for the kids. If you have extra, bring them.

Pass this along if you can. I'm still looking for volunteers and gift certificates for the raffles.

Thanks

Chuck Collins

Call or text me at 805-705-0352 






Friday, September 29, 2017

VeloNews' Rebecca Rusch Blood Road Story

Rebecca Rusch
photo credit Red Bull Media
This is a fine article. If you have not had the chance to read it in the print version of VeloNews, you can access the full content here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2017 TCI Kit - Last Call

We've met most of the minimums for ordering and will finalize the orders this weekend.

If you want in on the deal, please put your orders in before Monday!

https://store.dnacycling.com/collections/tci

2017 TCI Winter Podium Jacket

12 Days to Moosecross!



12 Days left to register for the 2017 Moose Cross!
Full details at MooseCross.com
Volunteers are needed, so please consider signing up for a shift.
Click Here to Volunteer
The weather forecast is looking to be clear and around 50 degrees, perfect for racing!

We have moved the start/finish to near the Victor Bike Park to make it easier for families to entertain themselves all day and look forward to seeing you there.
Register Here

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Congratulations to Shea on Her UTCX Win Today

 
Shea won the Women’s B UTCX race today in Ogden. It was her first cyclocross race of the season and she was dominant throughout. The A Race was advertized as Pro, Cat 1, and Cat 2, but in retrospect it might have been her preferred option.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Old Faithful Cycle Tour



Don't know how I'd missed this in the past, but if the weather is favorable I think I may make the drive up to enjoy an organized ride through the park:

http://www.cycleyellowstone.com/register/

Date for 2017 ride:  Saturday, October 7

Registration will open on June 15 at 9am Mountain Time.  

The West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour is a terrific way to wind down a summer of riding and a unique way to experience Yellowstone National Park.  Fall is a gorgeous time to be in Yellowstone, the elk are bugling, the aspens have turned to gold, and the thermal areas are relatively free of crowds. The supported ride is sixty miles round trip, with options available for one way travel. Cyclists in the tour can take advantage of two feed stations, three sag wagons, on-course bike mechanics, and end the day with a group meal.  The tour is limited by the National Park Service to the first 350 riders that complete the online registrationALL REGISTRATIONS ARE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS.  NO TEAM REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED.
National Park Passes ARE required for the ride.  Check out the National Park Service's website for more information about the different passes and how many riders are allowed in on each type.
Again this year, proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Yellowstone Park Foundation, the Reid Sanders Memorial Fund, and other local non-profits such as Community Health Partners Medical Clinics and the West Yellowstone Educators Fund.  $1,500 was donated on behalf of riders in the 2016 Cycle Tour.
Families, small groups, and recreational riders are encouraged to participate.  Check out the West Yellowstone Chamber's Specials Page  or www.yellowstonedestination.com for lodging and activity discounts.  If you are traveling by air, check out the West Yellowstone Airport.  Come enjoy the finest season that Yellowstone Park has to offer and ride in the West Yellowstone Old Faitfhul Cycle Tour.