Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Jury in southwest Colorado convicts man of killing pro cyclist in crash

DURANGO — A jury has convicted a man of causing a crash that killed a professional cyclist in southwest Colorado. The Durango Herald reports Cordell Schneider was found guilty Thursday of vehicular homicide and reckless driving for the March 4, 2020, crash near Marvel that killed 39-year-old Benjamin Sonntag. Schneider is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 15 […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors, Transportation

What exactly is the Front Range Trail? You may already be riding on it.

For decades now, Colorado’s premier trail builders have nurtured the dream of a Front Range Trail, piecing together existing routes and new construction to complete an 876-mile continuous path from Wyoming to New Mexico, connecting 5 million people.  Here’s why that sentence requires the word “decades.” To complete one 5-mile set of Front Range Trail […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, Health, Outdoors

Bicycle retailers are seeing unprecedented sales. But the supply chain is tight and new bikes are hard to find.

Leigh Mattson is still looking for a new bike. In the early summer, she went to three bike stores near her home in Littleton and found no starter or intermediate bikes in stock. She thought she’d have better luck when she visited family in Tyler, Texas, in late June, but it was the same sight […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Silverman: To B or not to B? A love story for some, but Denver just wasn’t that into these two-wheel beauties

It must have been love. But it’s over now. She left town at the end of January. I remember when she’d leave Denver every winter, but that was long ago.  We’ve been year-round for a while. Then, out of nowhere, a thunderbolt to my heart. I learned it on a blog. She was leaving Denver. And me.   Our […]

Posted inBusiness, Environment, Growth, News, Outdoors

Battle over Carbondale to Crested Butte trail begins and ends at the top of McClure Pass. Economics are why.

On the Gunnison County side of McClure Pass, the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail is exactly that: a one-way trail from Pitkin County. And unlike residents of the Crystal River Valley who question the impacts of a trail through their narrow, remote canyon, folks on the Crested Butte side of the trail welcome the path. […]

Posted inEnvironment, Growth, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

Pitkin County approves segment of Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail with promise of decades more scrutiny

ASPEN — Pitkin County’s commissioners on Wednesday narrowly approved a portion of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail, touting the intensive two-year process as a model for trail development in Colorado. But keep the bikes in the garage. The board’s 3-2 vote moves the trail forward a mere pedal stroke. The trail-approving resolution doesn’t actually […]

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“Colorado is in the right place to change the game”: Colorado Classic drops men, sets up women-only pro racing event for 2019

Step aside fellas, it’s time for the women to shine as the Colorado Classic becomes a women-only bike race in 2019. The Colorado Classic bike race was forged in 2017, offered as a sustainable way to preserve professional cycling in Colorado as the seven-stage USA Pro Challenge dissolved after five years of racing across the […]