We set out on the 40 mile look in really warm weather for 8am in March. But the first part of the ride was a bit too easy as the wind would remind us later. A full breakfast was needed to power us back into a roaring headwind. But thankfully all make it back safe thanks to it shifting to a partial cross wind for the final stretch back to the car!
A group of SoCoVelo members braved the cold on a winter's night to help out Kids on Bikes at the Pedal Station. It wasn't glamours but we knocked out some projects that just needed to get done!
On Thursday evening returning, new and prospective members met at Red Leg Brewing (one of our great sponsors) to find out what's on tap for 2020! A solid turn-out holds promise that our 11th season will be the best one yet. Find out more about joining here.
From noon on Dec 7th until noon on Dec 8th members of SoCoVelo kept a trainer connected to Zwift spinning for 24 hours straight! We did this as a fundraiser for Kids on Bikes, a local non-profit that helps get...(you guessed it) Kids on Bikes! We raised over $1,800 in support and rode a total of 343 (virtual) miles and climbed over 13,000 feet of (virtual) elevation.
SoCoVelo members organized and other members participated along with members of the community to contribute 614 pounds of food to the local Care and Share food bank. Teams "raced" for around 2 hours around town to collect food items to donate and attempted to win prizes in select categories.
A big shout-out to the organizers (Adam, Mike, Jimmy and Cam) plus Criterium Bicycle shop who donated some of the prizes.
A group of 4 members got out in Cheyenne Mountain State Park to work on a few sections of trail with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. It felt like a furnace in the 94 degree heat but the sun got below the peak as we fixed a number of sections that were leading to erosion and trail wash-out.
Yesterday 14 badass ladies came together to kick off SoCoVelo’s inaugural women’s-only ride, with Sarah as lead, and Beth, Patti, and Steph as sweepers. The ride was 22 miles long and went from Criterium Bike Shop to Garden of the Gods and back to Criterium via the Greenway Trail. A surprise aid station with bagels, bananas, Larabars, and water, set up by Dan, welcomed the ladies at Balanced Rock, the halfway point and highest point of the ride. The intent of this ride was to bring women together to ride, no matter their background or skill level! We definitely accomplished this and had riders attend from the entire spectrum of abilities—1 month on the bike to local pro cyclist Charlotte! It just shows that cycling has the ability to bring people together from all walks of life! Overall, the ride was a huge success. There were smiles, words of encouragement, and great conversations all around. Special thanks to Criterium for supporting this ride and letting us borrow Steph for the morning! - Sarah B
SoCoVelo members raced and volunteered to put on the first of 6 race series at Pikes Peak International Raceway. You can find out more about the series by clicking on the Crit Series menu at the top.
The first Wednesday 6pm from Criterium Bicycles Hump Day ride happened on May 1st. A hardy group of cyclists showed up and bundled up and temps were right around 40 with gray skies. The rain and snow held off (mostly) and we explore the new Cottonwood Creek underpass. Summer is coming right?
SoCoVelo helped clean up a stretch of Santa Fe trail on Saturday morning, April 27th. There was lots of trash having accumulated over the winter. Now the stretch from the Popcycle bridge up to the T-gap trail intersection is a bit cleaner. Thanks to everyone who showed up.