Amos, Holcomb take titles at Dolores Mountain Bike Race

Young guns stormed the podium Saturday in Dolores in what is usually an event filled with veteran talent. Riley Amos and Ruth Holcomb, a pair of Bear Development Team riders from Durango, claimed...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at Purgatory Resort canceled

The wait continues for Fort Lewis College and Purgatory Resort. For the second year in a row, the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships were scheduled to be held at Purgatory...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Ben’s Down N Out: New trail name a birthday present to Sonntag

Benjamin Sonntag would have turned 40 years old Thursday. Durango Trails gave the community a present in his honor. Durango Trails, formerly known as Trails 2000, rebuilt a trail in the Horse Gulch...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gnarly conditions, loaded podiums at Telluride 100

Professional mountain bikers waited a long time to get back on a start line. Saturday offered that chance, but the event wasn’t for the timid. The Telluride 100 was held Saturday for the seventh...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

McKey lives the Death Ride, sets a new FKT

Nick McKey had never ridden his bicycle for so far and for so long as he did nearly three weeks ago when he and a couple of friends set out from Durango to try to conquer the famed Death Ride loop....

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Man accused of killing cyclist Ben Sonntag pleads not guilty

A La Plata County man has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide in connection to the death of professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag. Cordell Schneider, 19, is accused of striking and killing...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Classic cycling race canceled by coronavirus

This is getting old. Organizers on Thursday pulled the plug on the Colorado Classic race, set for August. The decision to cancel the fourth running of the four-stage race comes less than six weeks...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado High School Cycling League pulls plug on 2020 NICA races

No weekend camping trips to races. No state championship event in Durango. The Colorado High School Cycling League has been forced to seek an alternative format for 2020. Because of the ongoing...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

American Explorer: Howard Grotts discovers a drive beyond international mountain biking

A pure expression of energy. That’s what sets Howard Grotts into motion. From start lines at the Olympics and the biggest mountain bike races in the world in previous years to stepping out his...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Cycling cancels seven national championship events

With a spike in new COVID-19 cases across the country, USA Cycling’s hopes of holding national championship events this summer were dashed. After months of organizers working diligently to come up...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fort Lewis College cycling funding hits steep downhill

The Fort Lewis College cycling program took more than a 28% cut as the college moved to trim $1.85 million from the general fund budget. FLC cycling, which has won 24 USA Cycling collegiate...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

An ‘intriguing’ format change for mountain bike nationals possible

The mountain bike national championships, if held, could have a very different look in 2020. USA Cycling sent out its latest communication Tuesday regarding its premier mountain bike event that was...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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