The 13th annual Battle the Bear was a huge success last weekend at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, Colorado. This marked the 2nd event in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Endurance Series. Racers of all ages came out to enjoy the beautiful venue and absolutely gorgeous weather! RME’s Presenting Sponsor, Giant Bicycles provided mechanical support as well as demo bikes, showcasing their new Anthem and Lust models. Oskar Blues Brewery offered cold brews, which was a well deserved and much appreciated … [Read more...]

The Rocky Mountain Endurance Series jumped off the line this weekend like it had a race to win. As did some 650+ riders. For, what's considered an early season race, Pueblo in April felt a bit like Albuqueque in July. Racers and participants alike had a blazing hot start to the season and what appeared to be a very enjoyable time. The energy of the race was one of anticipation and eagerness to get the season up and rolling. Another year to test limits, strive toward goals and attain … [Read more...]

The final race in the Series was contested on a new course that worked its way around the beautiful rolling hills of the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch near Elbert Colorado. The PV Cycle Derby course was a 22-mile mix of service road, old double track, and singletrack that wound its way through Black Forest and Ponderosa Pine. Lots of fast rolling terrain mixed with some great sections of technical singletrack made for super fun riding and a vertical gain of 2150 ft. per lap. With the full … [Read more...]

Riders were greeted on Saturday with clear skies and balmy temperatures as they prepared themselves for the neutral rollout ascent up Peak 9 and the infamous snowfields over Wheeler Pass heralding the beginning of the 7th Annual Breckenridge 100. Josh Tostado, defending 6-time champion and only racer to claim the Breckenridge 100, would be challenged by the likes of Jeff Schalk (Trek), Christian Tanguy (Team CF), and Kelly Magelky (HoneyStinger/Trek/Bontrager). Loop 1 took competitors … [Read more...]

The third race in the Series was held on a new course in Castle Rock. Bison Park, and its adjacent Ridgeline Open Space, is a great venue for this type of race. The course wound its way through the hills to the west of Castle rock, complete with tons of fast flowy singletrack, short punchy climbs, and lots of opportunity for spectators to witness the suffering up close. After a paved climb on the first lap to spread riders out, the course hit the dirt for 6 laps on the ten-mile circuit. In … [Read more...]