Look out here they come! The 2015 Colorado High School Cycling League’s state championships races will be held Sunday, October 25 in Eagle, Colorado with more than 700 riders expected to participate in this end-of-season race. In addition to the racers, the town’s weekend visitors’ index will rise to nearly 2,000 with their families and friends accompanying them. The Town of Eagle is known throughout the Colorado League as being the town that truly rolls out the red carpet so let’s give these guests a warm welcome! Eagle has hosted this race since 2013 and its Haymaker Trail has been designated as a Colorado League race venue.
The Colorado High School Cycling League is an independent 501(c)3 IRS (Tax ID 45-4906583) registered non-profit. The Colorado League was established in 2009 and is an affiliate of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
The weekend’s schedule begins Friday evening with a welcome party for riders and their families at the Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Trail rides begin at noon on Saturday hosted by Mountain Pedaler – meet at the shop at 2nd and Broadway. The League’s End-of-Season Awards Picnic will be held at the Brush Creek Pavilion on Saturday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and hosted by the Dusty Boot/Roadhouse Hospitality Group.
Sunday is the State Championship Race and activities begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Pit Zone next to the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink on Bull Pasture Road with the first race scheduled for 9:00 a.m. The championships end with the awards ceremony at 4:00 p.m. This is an exciting event to watch as the renowned Haymaker descent is visible from the bleachers. Please plan on biking to the event as parking is limited.
The Colorado League’s inaugural race series was held in the Fall of 2010 with 183 student athletes participating representing 20 teams from throughout the state and southern Wyoming. Participation grew in 2014 to 711 student athletes from 54 teams. The league’s season begins in late August with four races leading up to the final race at the State Championships. The League’s primary focus is to develop strong minds, bodies and characters in an inclusive, egalitarian environment by engaging juniors in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling.
For more information on the Colorado High School Cycling League or how to become involved go to www.coloradomtb.org.