2015 was a FULL season of activity starting with events attended by many of us in the winter months. Fat Bike races at Copper Mountain (kudos to the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series) and Winter Park (kudos to the WinterPark Fat Bike Series) kept us on our steeds and sharing in great memories in the snow.
The normal cycling season kicked into high gear with many of team members participating and excelling at RME and Winter Park’s Epic Single Track series throughout the summer months. Our ladies made us proud with podium finishes at a number of the different events throughout the year. We also had a strong showing at the Firecracker 50, as well as the Steamboat Stinger.
The tail end of the season was full of giving back. It was a real treat to be a part of the planning and execution of the inaugural Rattler Series MTB event. Led by FUNK Cycles…, Dave, Paul and Bruce spearheaded a mid-week late summer race series for all ages and abilities at Bear Creek State Park. Most, if not all, of our team was hugely active in helping make this series a big success. We also could not have been successful without our sponsors and friends and family to put on this great event. Thank you to everyone who was so instrumental in this series! Next year will be even better!
As the fall months have come upon us, we are all looking forward to our year end party hosted by Carolyn and Tom. The memories and friendships we have shared throughout the year are best brought together with food, spirits, some storytelling and maybe lie or two….
In closing, it is such a great privilege to be a part of a team that all shares our love for cycling and passion for great friendships. I wish everyone an enjoyable, relaxing off season and look forward to seeing each of you (and more) on the trails this winter and next year!
Keep the rubber side down,
Matt Dahman (Team Lead)