Mountain Bike Racing at High Altitude and the Effect on the Body

Photo by Tomek Kaczmarek on Unsplash What happens to our bodies when we ride and race at high altitudes? If your coach has not prepared you for high altitude bike racing, then knowing the effects of altitude can help you with race day preparation. The effects of high altitude are well known and considerable. After our bodies reach around 7,000 feet above sea level, the saturation of oxyhemoglobin begins to plummet, this is known as hypoxia. While the Breckenridge 100 race begins at 9600 ft and … [Read more...]

New Race Times – Ridgeline Rampage

**Ridgeline Rampage times have been changed** Please read below to see your new start time. Ridgeline Rampage START TIMES & DISTANCE Marathon – 3 laps, 48 miles    Relay Team – 3 laps, 48 miles XC – 2 laps, 32 miles Appetizer, Juniors 15-18 – 1 lap, 16 miles Juniors 10-14 - 1 lap on short course, 10 miles   Marathon and XC Marathon Men Pro and Singlespeed                                     8:00 XC Men Pro and Singlespeed                                       … [Read more...]

Sunday July 16th Ridgeline Rampage!

We've cross referenced all the global climate models and forecasts, and have determined that it is almost a near impossibility for the race to get snowed out on our lucky third try.  So we're going to throw a summer pool party disguised as a bike race! Sunday July 16th it is. Stay tuned for all the juicy details. … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (For Moms Who Bike)

Cards and flowers are nice, but get mom something she really wants this year.... BIKE GEAR! Your mom is amazing, and she deserves an amazing gift. Here are outside-the-box suggestions on what to get for Mother's Day (bike edition). Recycled Bike Tube Purse Throw in a few tire levers with your spare change, and hit the road. A mixture of fashion and function, this minimalist bag is made of recycled bike tubes! Moab Bag Co. Makes bags in all shapes and sizes from coin purses to tool bags. … [Read more...]