Firecracker 5k

Meet The Mitchman

Hello! My name is Mitchell Long. I am also known as “The Mitchman.” I am 16 years old, a sophomore at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colorado, and I live with my parents, my sister, and two giant fuzzball Siberian Huskies. I’m a member of the...

First time rider Social

Now that I’ve won the lottery, I’ve got more questions. How do I prepare? What gear will I need that I don’t already have, and how much of that gear I need to bring to get to Westcliffe comfortably? The gear question is not as straight forward as you might think...

Meet Joe: Warning! Puns, sarcasm and possible shenanigans ahead!

Welcome to the 2015 Ride The Rockies! Please indulge me a moment as I introduce myself. My name is Joe Nieto. I am a Colorado native, and live in Highlands Ranch. In addition to cycling, I’m also an avid skier, camper and hike the occasional 14er. I’m very excited,...

Meet Julie: the Bicycle Neophyte

As I stand on the roof of my home looking west towards the windward side of the Sandia Mountains, I am again brain thumped by their beauty. Why the roof of my house? Because who would want to gaze upon so much overwhelming simplicity from the ground? Today, THAT BIKE...

Meet Kevin: the Michigan Mini-Pumper

I started road cycling in 1988 – the year I graduated high school. My parents had just moved from northern Indiana to St. Louis, Missouri, and that meant leaving the home where I grew up, all my friends, and my comfort zone. It was a miserable experience for me...