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Janine Hegeman

The Oz Bicycle Club of Witchita KS has a lot going on - check them out at


The 18th annual KAISER PERMANENTE MOONLIGHT CLASSIC late night city bike tour will take place on - Saturday night, July 17, 2010!  The event will once again start and finish at the Colorado State Capitol in Downtown Denver and will offer two distinct start waves. The Family Wave will start at 10:30 p.m. and the Gonzo Wave for riders who want to stay up late will start at 11:30 p.m.

Whether you’re an avid cyclists or you’re simply looking for some urban fun, you won’t want to miss the Kaiser Permanente Moonlight Classic.  For more info, go to


Centurion Cycling unveils trio of exciting Colorado courses

Calling to mind the glory days of the famed Coors Classic when Tour de France champions Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault roared through the Rocky Mountains, Centurion Cycling is bringing big time biking back to the challenging climbs that link Colorado's Front Range with the Peak-to-Peak highway (aka Colorado State Highway 72).

On July 18, 2010, thousands of amateur riders of all abilities will test themselves on a trio of courses that encompass the first of three Centurion Cycling events in North America. All three Centurion Colorado routes start and finish in Lyons, located an hour north of Denver, and only 25 minutes from the cycling Mecca of Boulder.

Centurion Cycling is presented by Ironman pioneer Graham Fraser, veteran cycling event organizer Len Pettyjohn and North American Sports - the same people who brought you Ironman North America.

Centurion Colorado's hallmark is its 100-mile ride, which includes nearly 9,100 feet of climbing during two ascents to the Peak-to-Peak (see course profile below). The first climb takes riders up through the town of Ward. Round No. 2 travels through Jamestown, then up the infamous Super James climb.

Each ascent is followed by a rolling northbound ride on the scenic, mountain-lined Peak-to-Peak, where stunning views of the Rockies await. Next comes a speedy trip down South St. Vrain Canyon back to the start/finish line in Lyons. The course's high point is 9,353 feet, and more than a third of the route is above 7,500 feet.

Like the 100-mile route, the 50-miler is heavy on climbing, heading out of Lyons, then south along Highway 36, before commencing the trek up to Ward. The 25-mile ride is more beginner and family friendly, sending riders on a mostly flat trip along the pastoral rural roads east of Lyons.

Detailed Centurion Colorado course maps and profiles can viewed and downloaded at Centurion Cycling's newly updated website,  The revamped site also includes information on Centurion Wisconsin and our newest event, Centurion Canada. There's also a comprehensive FAQ, helpful training tips, updated news, complete registration information, bios of key Centurion Cycling staff and much more.
REGISTRATION for the 3rd Annual Blue River Century and Metric Century***is NOW OPEN!*** 

***NEW*** Date in 2010! Sunday, August 22, 2010  Summit County, CO

Following the Blue River Century is the Blues and Arts Festival in River Run Village! The Blue River Century is limited to 700 participants!

About the ride:

Metric Century - *63 miles with 3500 feet of elevation gain

Century with 3 different finish options!
(select your finish option at the final aid station)
1. Montezuma Finish - All options to finish are very scenic, but would say this is the most scenic finish option. *101 miles with 6200 feet of gain.
2. A-Basin Finish - *103 miles with 7340 feet of elevation gain.
3. Loveland Pass Challenge - *109 miles with 8600 feet of elevation gain.

For more info and to register, go to 


Here's one of the most comprehensive links to "what's going on" all over Colorado (Thanks to Al Brody
for sending this)  



The Children’s Hospital Foundation announced the dates of its 2010 Courage Classic presented by ProLogis: July 31 – August 2 at Copper Mountain.

Regarded as one of Colorado’s premiere cycling events, the Courage Classic benefits The Children’s Hospital and is a three-day, 157-mile journey that begins and ends in Leadville with stunning views to keep you motivated as you make your way through Summit County.

Riders are encouraged to register early as last year’s event sold out in May. Registration will open February 23 and is open to the public.

Participation fees for the event are as follows: $95 for adults and $50 for kids younger than 16 years old. In addition to the registration fee, adult riders must raise a minimum of $300 in donations that go directly to the Children’s Fund. Kids 16 and younger must raise a minimum of $125. These funds support Children’s and its goal to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. Last year, the Courage Classic raised $2.3 million for The Children’s Hospital.

For more information about the ride, including registration information or to request a registration packet, visit or call (720) 777-7499.


 The famous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado's classic alpine road rides. Graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging climbs, the Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. The 5th Annual Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle Alpine Classic will take place on August 7, 2010 as an impeccably supported ride. It offers both recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to participate in a challenging and meticulously supported organized ride.

Cyclists will start and finish at Burning Stones Plaza in central Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado. Amply stocked aid/rest stations will be positioned throughout the course. Upon returning from your ride, participants will be greeted by the "Alpine Celebration". The post-ride party, with music, a first-class lunch, prize drawings and cycling expo will continue throughout the afternoon. Proceeds benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation. for more information, go to


The Bent Fork Chronicles - Vol 3 Issue 2 April 2010

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