The roots of Warriors Cycling began in 1989 at a ranch near the old mining town of Gold Hill in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado, with a race called the April Fools Spring Fling. The Arapahoe Warriors Cycling Club was born in 1994, and with that a fundraising race at Keystone was created called the Snake River Mountain Challenge. This grew over it’s 9 year history into a 4-discipline event and became the Finals for the Mountain States Cup State Championship Series.  A focus on endurance racing began in earnest with the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series in 2006

IMG_0220The founder fell in love with his first Stumpjumper in 1983 and began racing in 1986 at the firehouse in Sunshine Canyon.  A 7-time Montezuma’s Revenge competitor and 3-time La Ruta de los Conquistadores finisher; he also competed in the first UCI MTB World Championships in Durango in 1990. Thane’s passion for cycling and people is infectious and you can find him wearing a variety of different hats at any given race, whether competing himself or encouraging a 7 year old in the Warriors Kids Race.

After nineteen years of promoting races, we have discovered the one thing necessary for a successful event – satisfied racers!  We strive to provide a rewarding experience for beginners to pros with the opportunity to challenge themselves on exciting courses in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

We believe that each venue has a unique vibe that begins with the course and is the sum of all the little things that make up a rewarding day of racing whether it be the quality of the clothing or the snacks in the athlete gift bag. Through thoughtful attention to all the parts of a racer’s experience, we hope to build upon our community of athletes, sponsors, and land managers.

Warriors Cycling
Keystone, Colorado