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    Colorado Race Teams

    Hi, I'm a cat 3 racer from the Midwest who will be living in Ft. Collins, CO starting in May. The reason for this is because I'm taking summer classes at CSU. Anyways, I will of course have my bike out there and would love to hook up with a racing team. Are there any recommendations of teams in that area or even maybe if I had to travel to Boulder? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskimo85 View Post
    Hi, I'm a cat 3 racer from the Midwest who will be living in Ft. Collins, CO starting in May. The reason for this is because I'm taking summer classes at CSU. Anyways, I will of course have my bike out there and would love to hook up with a racing team. Are there any recommendations of teams in that area or even maybe if I had to travel to Boulder? Thanks!
    The biggest racing team there is Team Rio Grande. You can find their contact info and a list of a bunch of CO teams here http://www.americancycling.org/info/...lubsForWeb.htm

    Be sure to come up to Laramie Wyoming for the Dead Dog Classic stage race in late June.

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    That's great, thanks Merlin!

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    You are welcome.

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    I just looked at that Dead Dog Classic race and wow! We don't have many 86 mile cat 3 road races.

    question: so is the ACA like usacycling but for only a few states out west?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskimo85 View Post
    I just looked at that Dead Dog Classic race and wow! We don't have many 86 mile cat 3 road races.

    question: so is the ACA like usacycling but for only a few states out west?
    That's correct. USAC does some races out here too, but not very many.
    Hot's good. Cold is good. Up, down. Those are good, too.

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    Yes, almost all of the road racing in the Front Range of the Rockies is sanctioned by ACA (but you can race on a USCF license and buy one days). Re the Dead Dog: some of the CAT3's love that distance and some of them hate it. The hard part is (according to racers - of which I am not one), is that the final 10 miles is usually into a head wind with 1100 ft of climbing. Pretty tough after the first 76 miles.
    Unfortunately the ACA is in a bit of turmoil right now. I hope they get it all straightened out before the spring road season starts.

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