Who we are

Northern Colorado Grassroots (NCGR) is a team of mountain bikers based out of Fort Collins, Colorado who like to have a good time and love riding bikes. We like to race our bikes, be good stewards of the trails, give back to the community, and be all around good advocates for the sport of mountain biking.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Back Into the Swing of Things

It's already the end of May and Memorial weekend is upon us.  The racing season has come back around!
Brian going hard!  (Photo credit to Yann Ropars @ Yannphotovideo.com)
The New Belgium Short Track series has gone through 3 of the 4 races for the season and NCGR had a good showing with Brian and Ralph, even though Ralph looked like he came out of a coal mine at the end of the race (thanks Mike Woodard for capturing that one!).  Brian roped in 3rd place in the Single Speed division at the third Short Track race!  Ralph fought a hard battle to ride into 11th in the Mens Expert division
Ralph gettin' work done!  (Photo credit to Yann Ropars @ Yannphotovideo.com)

Is that Ralph or his Klingon brother?
In addition to the Short Track races the Gowdy Grinder went down on May 20th.  Brian once again represented us on the short, but technically challenging, course.  Brian finished up in 16th place out of 55 in the Men's Open category where he raced his single speed against the geared boys.  Great job Brian!  Brian was even quoted in a post-race interview with Josh Cooley of Examiner.com.  You can find the article here.
This is just the beginning to the season and as things get into full swing we'll keep putting up the results!

Ride on!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Back in Action

Wow!  It has been quite some time since we posted anything here... I'm gonna try to get back on it and publish some of our team stuff, race results, and other fun stuff.
First an update from last year.  We were fortunate enough to get a variety of sponsors for the 2012 season!  We would like to thank Full Cycle Fort Collins, Long Building Technologies, Hines Irrigation, Wright Environmental Services, Blue Sky Coaching and Training, Akinz Boardwear, and Equinox Brewing for their support this season!  Thanks to the support of our sponsors and team riders we will be rocking a custom team Jersey this year, so keep an eye out on the Fort Collins trails for the NCGR jersey and say hello!

Here is a selection of the races we are riding in this year:  Gowdy Grinder, 24hrs in the Enchanted Forest, 40 in the Fort, Steamboat Stinger, Dakota Five-O, Lory Mountain Challenge, and the Laramie Mtn Bike Series.

It's looking to be a promising year for us with a group of strong riders so keep an eye out for us!
I'll post more team information as things come up and season starts rocking!  For more frequent updates and group ride info, follow us on Facebook here.

Ride on!