Salida BikeFest is this week Thursday through Sunday, and as part of BikeFest the classic Banana Belt Loop Race will be happening on Saturday the 13th! The race will start at 11 AM from the F-Street Bridge. The course is a Salida classic bike ride, from town to Piñon/Juniper forest, then on up into the aspen on the Rainbow Trail at Bear Creek. The race first was run in 1989 or 1990 (according to the best information I have, please enlighten [...]
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As you gaze across the length of a pool do you see young swimmers scissor kicking their way across the water and throwing down perfect flip turns? If so, the Salida Cyclones Swim Team has a job for you.
Head coach, Wendy Gorie is searching for two dynamic and dedicated assistant coaches to help guide this years team. If you have a desire to help kids ranging from 6 to 18 years old reach [...]
An unexpected midge hatch yields some great March dry fly fishing.
Join South Central Racing at Elevation Brewing on Tuesday, March 18 to help celebrate a new direction for the cycling club.
Spring isn’t far off and Salida Youth Soccer Registration is now open.
The Ark Valley High Rollers, Chaffee County’s flat track roller derby team is seeking community organizations to partner with for the 2014 season.
At each home meet AVHR will present $300 to an area non-profit organization. Applications and requirements to become a partner are on the AVHR web page: http://arkvalleyhighrollers.com/community/community-partners/ - deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.
The Ark Valley High Rollers is a non-profit organization and a member of the WFTDA Roller Derby
The Salida High School Boys soccer team finished its season with 15 wins and no losses. It earned the 2nd seed in the 32 team Colorado State, Class 3A playoffs. The team will host Arrupe Jesuit High on Friday, October 25th. Kick off is a 1pm at the SHS stadium. Don’t miss it!
Salida High Racing finished 4th at the 3rd High School Mtn Bike Race. State Finals will be held in Eagle at the Haymaker Classic on October 20th. We have some exceptional riders this year, with series leaders freshman Hallie Whittington and Sophmore Anna Schehrer holding back the pack.
Over 500 Racers for Colorado High School Cycling League Series Opener in Granby.
Yes people, the rumors are true! The Banana Belt is back and better than ever! Saturday, September 14. Yep, that’s this Saturday!
Folks who’ve been here a few years know that the Banana Belt has been a post-Labor Day tradition in Salida for a long time. First run in the late 80′s and for every year through 2007, the Banana Belt Loop Race was a rite of passage between the summer tourist season and the sweet, crisp autumn when Salida cools [...]
Vert Skateboarding has gone big time along with its counterpart, action sports filmmaking. Two Salida brothers have combined their talents to create a two-minute short
This month’s trail work day on the Little Rainbow Extension will be a bit different with longer hours and hopefully more fun – really! Join us Saturday, October 13 from 10AM – 4PM. Note the revised start/finish times. For this longer trail work day, Kona Bikes and Absolute Bikes are sponsoring this event with lunch, a BBQ afterwards, a movie, and some cool door prizes! We really need a big turnout to hopefully get a substantial amount of the remaining [...]
Following a hand-drawn map, we find out way through the mud to a perfect, hidden high country stream.
As things get under way, take a look around your garage. This rag tag team of hot shots runs on a shoe string budget. Some kids are woefully unprepared.
Our work on the Little Rainbow extension continues as we are making awesome progress on this new trail! We are over half done and expect to finish in the next 1-2 months if we can continue to get good volunteer turnout!
Meet at the County Road 110 parking area at the west trailhead of the Little Rainbow Trail, 2.3 miles south on CR110 from Highway 50. Drive just south from the trailhead toward the power lines to the larger parking area [...]
We are still working on constructing the Little Rainbow Extension. This time we will work on the eastern portion of the trail. Meet at the County Road 110 parking area at the west trailhead of the Little Rainbow Trail, 2.3 miles south on CR110 from Highway 50. Drive just south from the trailhead toward the power lines to the larger parking area where Power Line Road comes in. We will walk up the BLM trail due south of the parking [...]
Are you ready for the best match up so far this year? The AVHR All-stars will be battling it out against the Junction City Trainwrecks out of Ogden, UT on June 23rd. These two teams are neck and neck in the WFTDA western region and a win would help either team in the national rankings. You don’t want to miss this
We will continue with new trail construction on the Little Rainbow Extension. Meet at the County Road 110 parking area at the west trailhead of the Little Rainbow Trail, 2.3 miles south on CR110 from Highway 50. Drive just south from the trailhead toward the power lines to the larger parking area where Power Line Road comes in. Wear work clothes, sturdy boots, and bring water and whatever else you need for several hours of trail work. Barbeque for volunteers [...]
Come cheer on the AVHR All-Stars as they take on the Taos Whiplashes at our home season opener! Doors at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds open at 6pm, bout starts at 7pm. Tickets are available for $10 at Cafe Dawn, Moonlight Pizza, Serendipity Yarn & Gifts in BV or online at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets are available until close of business tonight or until they sell out. All remaining tickets will be for sale at the door for $12, but because [...]
Looking to capitalize on Colorado’s cycling fever in August, Salida is debuting the Vuelta a Salida, a 50-mile and 100-mile cycling race scheduled two days before the start of the Pro Cycling Challenge in Durango.