Brands include K2, Black Diamond, G3,… Gear up for Salida Bike Festival on September 13-16 offering unique and fun bike events throughout the week for all ages and abilities. The party at Souldcraft begins at 6pm. We sponsor regular group rides and resources for every kind of cyclist to enjoy riding in Salida and across Chaffee County. A Colorado League mountain bike team can be any size. And whatever the season – early spring, late fall or dead of winter – it’s biking … Mountain Bike Clubs and Organizations in Colorado. Be Proactive. Salida Bike Company Sales, Service, Rentals, Classes and Workshops 148 North F Street Salida, CO 81201 (719) 539-4466 salidabikecompany.com. We are more than happy to help cultivate a love of mountain biking for all rider levels. Every year club members are involved in dozens of cycling activities. The Salida Racing team includes, from left front, Cameron Nichols, Ripleigh Potts and Owen Shin. Starting in 2014, Salida Bike Company is a top-level sponsor of Salida Racing – the Salida High School Mountain Bike Team. Salida and Buena Vista are well known for their biking, both road and mountain varieties. Senior Harper Powell does a final check of her pedals and chain before heading off for practice. 234 likes. Level: Advanced Mileage: 38 Be Nice. It is a club for roadies, mountain bikers, gravel grinders and cruise-around-towners. Congratulations on a Third-place finish in the state of Colorado. ... Dakota Ridge High School Mountain Bike Team. Following the path of the spring runoff, competitors start at the Continental Divide with a backcountry ski leg, mountain bikes carry competitors in the shadow of Mt. Middle: Iain Stewart, Cooper Wood, team captain Hallie Whittington, team captain Harper Powell, Alejandra Godina, Jade Fell, coach Tony Ricci and coach Mark Walker. The Salida Pole, Pedal Paddle began in 1999 and is a unique, multi-sport event. From serious racers to recreational riders who like to ride their bikes and hang out with friends, there is a place for every rider and personality on the Salida Shredders. We sponsor regular group rides and resources for every kind of cyclist to enjoy riding in Salida and across Chaffee … Sites said his goal will be cherishing those memories along with teaching the younger riders to enjoy their time on the team and in high school. We are a competitive mountain bike team and race throughout the state. It is a club for roadies, mountain bikers, gravel grinders and cruise-around-towners. Daniel Summerhill, Holowesko-Felt-Garmin; 4. Dealing with numerous teenage personalities year in and year out, coaches must find different ways to meet each competitor’s needs. Have fun with it and go with it from there.”. the Salida Cycling Club. Once you have decided to create a team, the League can help educate you and provide you with all the tools necessary to be an excellent coach. “It’s been a great way to not only learn how to bike better but to be a better teammate and learning to connect with other people and nature.”, Sept. 10 CMC Timberline Campus, Leadville. High 39F. Salida is a 426 m moderately popular doubletrack trail located near Santiago. Edgewater, CO. Rodeo Adventure Labs. Backcountry & XC Skis 1 Colorado Ski Mountaineering 1 Snowsports in Salida At Salida Mountain Sports, we live to ski. The Salida Mountain Trail System provides a true backyard to backcountry experience. Keep it Clean. Race the FIBark Mountain Bike Race Other cycling related events include: Tenderfoot Triathlon, Salida Police Bicycle Rodeo, the Vapor Trail, “Ride Right, Cycle Safe” and FibArk Cruiser Crit and the Crest Crank. Low 24F. It’s a time commitment with a conflicting schedule, but Shin has managed to handle the situation. High Valley Bike Shuttle Service Don't knowingly lie about anyone Dvorak is conveniently located on the outskirts of Salida just minutes from the Arkansas River. Race day is set for May 16, 2020. Learn more about our staff and their favorite gear pick by clicking each photo below. “It was hard to decide, but I ended up picking biking as my primary sport,” Shin said. Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. Jorge Espinoza, Prerace.com Cycling Team; 2. To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left. What. Located just three hours from Denver and 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs, Salida is less than a morning's drive away. These are the closest trails to downtown Salida and remain snow-free for the majority of the winter season, providing year round riding experiences. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.. Generally clear. Learn about the benefits of joining All proceeds from this race go to the Salida High School Mountain Bike team. Be Truthful. The Dvorak team wants everyone to share their love of the Arkansas River! The Monarch Crest trail is, without a doubt, one of the most desirable mountain bike rides in the state, maybe the country; with consistent top rankings and admiration, the Monarch Crest Trail delivers incredible high altitude single track with lots of long downhill options, descending thousands of feet back to Salida. We offer repair, rentals, and local trail advice. Regularly scheduled rides to meet One should simply have the desire to introduce kids to the sport of mountain biking. SBC donated new race-ready mountain bikes to two team members, and Amber volunteers as a coach. This mountain bike only trail can be used downhill primary. It’s what defines Salida Racing – even though everyone races separately, they’re always a team. I moved to Salida, Colorado, in April of 1999 to work for Shawn Gillis as the head mechanic and trail guide. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, The Salida Bike Park brings even more singletrack to this amazing area. It was a free event that took place in Victoria Square from 9 am to 4 pm and attracted tourists all over the world. Don't Threaten. She picked up first place in the girls’ varsity category in Salida Racing’s first event Aug. 28 at the Frisco Bay Invite and hopes to keep that up as the season progresses in her final year. This route uses a small portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route as its backbone, basing itself out of picture perfect Salida – a Coloradan town that boasts bikepacking in its veins, given its prime location on both the GDMBR and the Colorado Trail. If you love riding a bicycle, the SCC has something for you. Shredding singletrack with big smiles and driven hearts is the essence of the Salida High School Mountain Bike Team. “It’s all about having fun and living life,” Sites said. To compliment the cruisers, bike lanes and sharrows, this town in southern Colorado also has some seriously sweet singletrack. Salida Racing mountain bike team hits the trail. Senior Owen Shin lived by those words during the summer, which is how he became a dual-sport athlete this fall. Submit one here. The Salida Racing team includes, from left front, Cameron Nichols, Ripleigh Potts and Owen Shin. Salida Omnium. Mountain Bike and Road Bike Gear. Back: Kaden Sites, team director James Haarmeyer, coach Kim Bouldin, Madelyn Townsend, head coach Kevin Thomas, coach Mike Whittington, Caleb Smith, coach Amber van Leuken and team captain Trevor Love. SCC supports all aspects of cycling, Powell knows a thing or two about enjoying cycling. This race will be followed by a kick-off party with Soulcraft Brewing and our three bike shops in town. On average it takes minutes to complete this trail. SubCulture Cyclery in Salida, CO, is a rider-based, full service bike shop. “Don’t get too stressed out by your sports and academics. On Sunday, the 292-student school’s mountain bike team — now at 21 students, roughly the same size as the Spartans’ football team — placed four kids on the podium at the Colorado High School Mountain Bike League state championships in Castle Rock. With more than 5 Salida trails covering 20 miles, you’re bound to find a perfect trail like the Monarch Spur Trail or Milk Run Trail. Whether they are in serious competition, multi-sport athletes or part of the team to enjoy cycling on the collegiate level, there’s a spot available. Extensive cycling experience is not necessary. In both towns, rides are literally right out the door – there’s no need to load, unload, load and unload gear to get out for rides and back to home base. www.salidacyclingclub.org or anything. Senior Kaden Sites warms up on Sackett Avenue before the team’s practice begins. We'd love to hear eyewitness It may be a rafting trip today, a SUP rental tomorrow, or paddling an inflatable kayak through class II rapids into downtown Salida. Crested Butte, CO. The strong Sunday led Salida High to second place behind 1,800-student Boulder High. person will not be tolerated. I retired on January 21st, 2019 so I could focus on January 30th, 2019 when I donated my right kidney to a best friend of mine at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Az. Jonathan Baker, Groove Subaru Cycling Team; 3. Salida Racing invites riders from various walks of high school life to enjoy a cruise on a cycle. Explore the best trails in Salida, Colorado on TrailLink. If you love riding a bicycle, the SCC has something for you. For senior Kaden Sites, having fun is just as important as preparing for cycling at the collegiate level. You have permission to edit this article. and ride with the locals. Often known for its high country Monarch Crest - IMBA Epic ride, Salida has some great riding in the Arkansas Hills and Methodist Mountain trail systems. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. that is degrading to another person. Every year club members are involved in dozens of cycling activities. Get involved with the Chaffee County Mentors Help with the Juniors Program and the High School mountain bike team (Salida Cycling). Absolute Bikes Rental, Repair, Maps 330 W Sackett Street Salida, CO 81201 (719) 539-9295 www.absolutebikes.com. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Colorado City, CO. Dakota Ridge High School Mountain Bike Team. “I’m hoping to keep cycling well,” Powell said. Also on the team are Zach Bright, Caleb Hallett, Domenico Marinucci, Tristan Ricci and Camden Gillis. We specialize in Telemark, AT, Nordic skiing and Snowshoeing. It’s a great way to keep everyone having fun on their bike.”. “It’s been a great learning space,” Powell said. “Most of all, I hope that I continue to have fun.”. The cyclists all have varying reasons for competing with the team, but the closeness of Salida Racing has made the bond stronger each season. The Salida Cycling Club is the premier club for cyclists across central Colorado. Middle: Iain Stewart, Cooper Wood, team captain Hallie Whittington, team captain Harper Powell, Alejandra Godina, Jade Fell, coach Tony Ricci and coach Mark Walker. A Technical 12-hour Mountain Bike Race in the heart of the Rockies! 10% of our total daily sales will be donated to: Salida Racing (Salida High School Mountain Bike Team) Salida racing is made up of kids from Salida High school. We are not supported monetarily by the school so we rely solely on the support of the community. The Salida Cycling Club is the premier club for cyclists across central Colorado. Sites chose to forgo his senior year of cross country to put an emphasis on improving his cycling skills for college. OMG! Check out these three of the dozens of Salida mountain bike trails: The Monarch Crest Trail to Silver Creek. ... Salida Mountain Trails. Our team here at Salida Mountain Sports consists of tech nerds, industry geniuses, gear heads, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, all simple lovers of the mountains. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism Summer is fun, we love to hike and bike, but we’re pretty much waiting for winter from June through November. Salida is a bike town through and through. Colorado Mountain Biking Opportunities: Salida Mountains. ©2005-2021 by Salida Mountain Trails, contact us at SalidaMountainTrails@gmail.com . including riders, racers and kids on bikes. Use the 'Report' link on Sunny. Going to races the day before and spending time around the team is an aspect that helped keep Sites on the cycling team. Threats of harming another PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. No description for Salida trail has been added yet! SCC Salida Cycling Club. Salida Mountain Trails is an all volunteer organization committed to building and maintaining sustainable, non-motorized, multi-user trails on public lands adjoining the city of Salida. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Salida. “In practice we break into different groups, but then we’ll have a practice as a whole team. Criterium Men. Free group rides, bike films, a chainless race, pump track competition, a bike parade, the return of the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, and free live music in Riverside Park – plus much more! This cycling festival included 2km bike rides with your family and a popup street velodrome. accounts, the history behind an article. The bottom part gets significantly more rocky as we are in a rock wash for a good part of it. Part 2 of my favorite trail on S Mountain here in Salida, CO. 1. View detailed trail descriptions, trail maps, reviews, photos, trail itineraries, directions and more on TrailLink. racist or sexually-oriented language. “So Saturday we have a (cycling) race in Leadville and a (cross-country) meet at Lyons, and I chose Leadville.”. We have final approval for the all new 12 hour mountain bike race in central Colorado. 2016 was the second year Birmingham hosted their BikeFest, which was a huge success. Share with Us. Steamboat Springs, CO. Routt County Riders. After a trip up Tenderfoot Mountain this summer during FIBArk’s Tenderfoot Hill Climb, Shin said cross-country coach Kenny Wilcox recruited him to participate in cross country as well as cycling. Event load in begins May 15, 2020 at noon. “We camp out as a team a few times before races, and we prepare meals together, and that’s one of our fun ways we bond,” senior captain Harper Powell said. 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