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  1. #1
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    Sep 2007
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    New to cyclocross in Denver

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    Hi,
    I am brand new to cycling and wanted to give cyclocross a try. I was hoping someone could help point me in the right direction of a group suitable for beginners in the Denver/Boulder/Golden area. I'm excited about trying this but kinda nervous and would love some help on getting started. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Eastern Indiana
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    No help locally, but I love this video:

    http://vimeo.com/9952653

  3. #3
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    Feb 2008
    Location
    Portland, OR
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    A few options

    I'm in Colorado Springs but work in Denver, and also want to try CX this season. Here are a few clinics and resources I've found lately in that quest:

    The fine folks at Salvagetti Bike Shop/Happy Coffee have a fun oriented team starting and are putting on a clinic this Saturday!

    Boulder Cycle Sport - Wed evening clinics, they encourage beginners and have a team.

    There's an affordable 9-1pm clinic in the Springs on Sept 11th I'm definitely doing, PM for details.

    There's also a very tempting clinic, Sept 11 and/or 12 in Fraser with a woman coach/clinic leader.

    I'm sure there's more, but those are the most beginner-friendly and accessible (as in I found them without TOO much work). Let us know what you end up doing!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    3
    Thanks for the advice- I really appreciate it! I was thinking about doing the Boulder Cycle rides and glad to hear they are friendly to beginners. Not sure if I can make the clinics next weekend due to another obligation but I am excited to hear about all of these options. Thanks again and hope to see you out on the trail!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Cape Cod, MA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. SR500 View Post
    No help locally, but I love this video:

    http://vimeo.com/9952653
    Love it! I'm getting psyched!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Centennial, CO
    Posts
    340
    Check out this blog - it's front range local http://blog.fritesenmayo.com/
    It mentions practice on Tuesdays at Belleview Park, and those are open to anyone. Also check out alpha bicycles http://www.alphabicycle.com/ i think the owner mentioned something about doing some adult clinics this year (they have a youth team too) and Alpha also practices at Belleview Park.
    I'll have a local race announcement soon!
    Jenn K
    Centennial, CO
    Love my Fuji!

 

 

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