Race Report | City Park Criterium & Colorado State Championship Deer Trail Road Race

 City Park Criterium Rocky Mountain Road Club (Thump Cycling) organizes this event and it was fantastic this year. The weather was perfect for racing. The day started off early with the combined SM5 and MM 40+ 5 group. Team VR7 came out in force for this race. We had four riders pushing their limits and…Read more Race Report | City Park Criterium & Colorado State Championship Deer Trail Road Race

Ridge at 38 Criterium

Today was a beautiful day for a bike race in Colorado and the Ridge at 38 crit proved to be a great event again this year. There was a great staging area near the finish, plenty of music and entertainment for families (aka bounce house!) and obviously some killer bike racing. The course is 1.5…Read more Ridge at 38 Criterium

Race Report | Federal Center Classic (Carnage)

There are days that you look back on and think to yourself... What just happened? Why did that go so wrong? This past Sunday was one of those days. It wasn't all bad though for the team. We did end up with five riders that finished their races out of seven. Three of our riders…Read more Race Report | Federal Center Classic (Carnage)

Race Report | Louisville Crit & Front Range Classic Road Race

Louisville Criterium Louisville is a great little town between Denver and Boulder. The views of the foothills, flatirons, and mountains are incredible, and the community loves bikes. It is a perfect backdrop for an early season crit. The Louisville Crit is a fast .7 mile course with three turns and a long sweeping climb to…Read more Race Report | Louisville Crit & Front Range Classic Road Race

Race Report | DU Club Cycling Criterium SM 4/5

The University of Denver hosted the first crit of the season here in Colorado. The race is held in City Park right in the heart of Denver. Beautiful weather awaited a sold out field for the SM4/5 race. The field consisted of about 75 CAT 4/5 riders who have spent the winter cooped up on the indoor trainers and doing…Read more Race Report | DU Club Cycling Criterium SM 4/5

Cycling Definitions | Criterium

Criterium: noun \krī-ˈtir-ē-əm\ A criterium or crit is a cycling race that takes place on a closed course. The race consists of laps and each lap is usually about 1 mile in distance or less. Criteriums are the most popular form of amateur racing. They are the easiest races logistically to organize and the most common…Read more Cycling Definitions | Criterium