The Colorado mountain bike racing season came to a close in early October and promoters are already hard at work putting together their races for next season. It’s unfortunate that the Mountain States Cup won’t be coming back in 2013, but there are still some awesome races on the schedule. My own personal favorite series is the Winter Park Epic Singletrack series. These races are extremely well organized, don’t require a racing license, a high level of competition, and attracts a caliber of racers that you’d want to have a beer with after racing for 2 or 3 hours. Below is the full list of races that I recommend.
May 25/26: The Original Growler, Gunnison, CO (http://gunnisontrails.com/gunnison-trails-events/the-original-growler/)
June 15: Epic Singletrack Series Hill Climb, Winter Park, CO (http://www.epicsingletrack.com)
June 29: Epic Singletrack Series Super Loop, Winter Park, CO
July 4: The Firecracker 50, Breckenridge, CO
July 13: Epic Singletrack Series Point to Point, Winter Park, CO
July 27: Epic Singletrack Series Colorado Epic XC, Winter Park, CO
August 10: Epic Singletrack Series Race Rendezvous, Winter Park, CO
August 10: Leadville Trail 100, Leadville, CO (http://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/)
August 10: Steamboat Stinger 50, Steamboat Springs, CO
August: Aspen Power of Four, Aspen, CO
August 24: Epic Singletrack Series King of the Rockies, Winter Park, CO
Have another race in Colorado that you think should be included on this list? Let me know about it in the comments.