Home of Sand Creek Sports, Inc., the Ascent Cycling Series and the Tour of Colorado. The July 29, 2015 race was our 107th race. Twenty five years in 2015!
September 15th: It really came as no surprise when I received an e-mail from USA Cycling that our US Cup mtb race would not return to Colorado Springs in 2016. For the past two years I was was the Venue and Operations Director for the US Cup-Colorado Springs race held at UCCS’s Pulpit Rock Open Space.
The race this past June was once again on the International Calendar as a HORS Category (one step below World Cup), was a USA Cycling Pro XCT race and our Colorado State XC Championship race.
With over 350 riders plus support staff, riders from 15 Countries and 24 States this event had an estimated local economic impact approaching $225,000 and had no local sponsorships other than support from our Colorado Springs Visitors and Convention Bureau.
With our own National Championship race organizer Tim Scott as my Venue Director, Roland Hawkins with his extensive Tours of California and Utah and USA Pro Challenge experience, Rod Rodriquez as our Medical Director and Gina Dellinger in registration along with Southern Colorado Velo and our Woman’s Mountain Biking Assoc. of Colorado Springs and numerous other returning staff, we once again put on a great event that the UCI appointed Chief Commissaire gave us very high marks in his official report.
We cannot loose a race like this and as such the VP of national Events for USA Cycling, the Sports Marketing Director for the Colorado Springs Visitors and Convention Bureau and I will meet in early October.
As many of you know I’m trying to get out of this bike racing nonsense...it isn’t working.
As Ascent Cycling will take on a bigger roll in 2016 for the Ascent Cycling Series, I may have found two new venues. I guess I can’t go back to that Southern Mexico beach again this Fall, too much bike race work to do... Andy
My sincere thank you to all involved and just so you all know, I'm not done, yet....
I think its time to relax.
Final Ascent Cycling Series Overall Results are here, far right column. Ties in points were decided by the number of higher placing's.
An interview by Tim Bergsten appearing in the May 6-12th Colorado Springs Independent
What the Sand Creek Sports races (1991-2015) are all about.
"Racing for Chocolate Milk" by Tracy Thelen, 2012
Travis getting, "chicked" by 11 year old Heidi Martin
at Cheyenne Mountain State Park (2014. The Gazette's
Christian Murdock captures what our races are all about.
Our 2015 Sponsor Family
Interview with Patrick Cross
The complete C.O.N.I. Manual from 1972 is here.
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Kathleen Jury Bohlmann
October 13, 1946 - November 30, 2013
Wife to Andy, mother to Matthew and Philip
Founder of Sand Creek Sports, Inc., 1990
Please click on any of the photos below Left to right: Mexican racing bike; The C.O.N.I. Manual; 1983/'84 Campagnolo Technical
Support frameset and bicycle; Skeletons
Initial Web site by Philip Bohlmann