Firecracker 5k

Crossing the Line

The joy of finishing Ride The Rockies was tempered by the thoughts of people working on fire lines in the state. Closing ceremonies acknowledged their work and commitment. The final day concluding in Colorado Springs brought an expectation of more cars, more traffic...

Learning from pace lines

If there’s anything we’ve learned in the past week, it’s that there’s nothing like a good wind to make everyone go a little paceline-crazy. And it has become a treasured concept to me, the idea of sharing among people who may not even know each...

Riding the Rockies Away from Home

I write this from the far corner of the fields in Durango, where I just helped put my kids to bed. The importance of it is A: they are back in Fort Collins, so it was done over the phone (which if you’ve never tried to hold a conversation with a 2.5 year old...

People, pancakes and portos, oh my.

The season’s organized rides are kicking into gear, filling the roads around Colorado with huge masses of cyclists and support staff. As I’ve picked up my own training efforts and mileage, often joining some of these groups, I’ve been reminded why I...

Introducing: The Prodigal Blogger

My name is Ingrid Muller, and I’m a freelance graphic and web designer living in Boulder, CO. This will be my eighth Ride The Rockies tour; I’ve also been blogging and reporting from the tour for my former employer, The Denver Post, for the past five of...

Introducing: The Low-Riding Handcyclist

Hi, I’m Sherry Schulz and I am a handcyclist. This will be my 13th year doing RTR. I use the handcycle due to a disability I had at birth called spina bifida. I love sports of all kinds. I grew up here in Colorado and never really got to know the quaint small...