The finish in downtown Denver will be especially exciting with the absence of reigning champion Tejay van Gardener. Image courtesy of Getty Images.
The USA Pro Challenge comes to a climactic conclusion on the streets of Golden and Denver this Sunday, and you'll want to know where to be before the yellow jersey-wearer pops the celebratory champagne. Here are seven spectator-certified spots that provide a better-than-television vantage point of...
August 21 2015, 9:00 AM
This year, women cyclists will join men on the awards podium of the USA Pro Challenge. —Brett Lange (Pro Challenge)
In the 1980s, the Coors International Bicycle Classic was America’s answer to the Tour de France. It featured the crème de la crème of the U.S. cycling world, and from its inception in 1975 as the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, the race grew in length from three days to two weeks, drew celebrity fans...
August 18 2015, 10:35 AM
Jeremy Powers of Team Jelly Belly signs autographs at the start of final stage of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Golden, Colorado. —Daniel Huerlimann-BEELDE / Shutterstock.com
The opportunity to attack some of the highest climbs in the world is enticing an increasing number of European teams to cross the Atlantic and participate in the U.S. Pro Challenge, taking place through August 23 across the Front Range. This means that fans have the chance to meet some of the...
August 17 2015, 10:00 AM
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If you’ve signed up for a triathlon on a whim or to get in shape, or you’ve always dreamed about how amazing it would be to cross that finish line, here are some tips to get you off your sofa and running—and biking and swimming—towards your goal, from someone who's been there:
July 16 2015, 10:15 AM
Colorado’s used gear market is irrefutably saturated. Check Craigslist or Ebay for a secondhand bike or pair of skis, and you’ll likely have your pick of options. Still, selling outdoor gear is a whole other ballgame: Who knows how long it may take to close a deal.
Americans spend about $...
July 15 2015, 11:45 AM
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Chrome Industries, the maker of marquee messenger bags for hippies, yuppies, businesspeople, and bike people, has come home to the Front Range. The recently opened retail hub in LoDo joins the ranks of eight global locations in places like New York City, Chicago, Osaka, and San Francisco, where the...
July 7 2015, 11:15 AM
Josh Caucutt on his pedicab.
Denver continues to push the bicycle as a viable means of transportation, with new bike-share stations and bike lanes popping up all over town. Also increasing in scope is the pedicab business. Josh Caucutt is a Denver pedal cabbie who sees himself as a tour guide to the city—tweeting about his...
June 26 2015, 9:00 AM
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1. Ride: 5280’s Historic Bike Tour of Denver
Why you should go: You like to bike. You like history. You love Denver. Combine the three in our two-wheeled tour of the city (it's great for newcomers, too).
Details: Your choice, Denver
2. Build: Sand in the City
Why you should go:...
June 3 2015, 10:45 AM