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Naked Women’s Racing, a Colorado Women’s Cycling Project, is a competitive women’s cycling racing team and women’s club team for enthusiasts. We’re passionate about women’s racing, volunteering in our community, and getting more women on bikes.

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Trying Cyclocross

Michelle Hancock is an athlete willing to try every discipline of cycling to really explore the different physical and mental challenges this sport offers.  Read about her experience last season trying out cyclocross.  

When I joined the Naked Women’s club team in 2013, I was introduced to the sport of cyclocross.  It reminded me a little of running cross country.  Cyclocross looked really fun, and  I knew I wanted to give it a shot.  So, I bought a bike and watched a bunch of YouTube videos.  In 2014, I did three races of the Back to Basics cyclocross Wednesday night series.  When the series ended, I left my new bike in the garage, riding it occasionally here and there.  

In 2016, I decided to dust off my bike and really give cyclocross a try.  Even though I really wanted to do it, this sport was out of my comfort zone.  I was afraid of falling and afraid of getting hurt.   At the Back to Basic Series, they had a beginner women’s race at the very end of the night which really helped to ease my anxiety.  I also came early every Wednesday to do the skills sessions led by Inspired Training Center.  I ended up doing about 11 cyclocross races that fall as well as the 6 races in the Back to Basics series.

Almost every weekend, I rode a different cyclocross course.  I met so many women and had a blast.  Cyclocross made me feel like kid.  I had to let go of my fear of crashing, accept that I might be last every week, and just have fun.

My favorite races of the season were Harlow Platts, Interlocken, and Valmont.  Harlow Platts was ridden on grass, and I started to feel like I was getting the hang of it.  Interlocken was the Halloween race.  My Naked teammates and I dressed in the theme of Wizard of Oz.  I rode the course as a flying monkey which was ridiculously fun.   Valmont was also fun because it was a long course with sand traps and stairs.

From cyclocross, I can tell that I have improved my bike handling skills.  That’s one of the best things about cycling, there is always room for growth and improvement.  Now I can truly say, “I Love Cyclocross!”  I’m looking forward to another season.

Recent Race Results!

Dynamic Duo Team Megan Carrington and Adam Pulford current race leaders in the Breck Epic winning 3 for 3 stages!
Becky Howland and Melanie Wong Henson win the Steamboat Stinger - Duo.
Naked Women Racing en force at the Steamboat Stinger with Lisa Strong, lucy Strong, Becky Howland, Melanie Wong Henson, Amanda Bye, Roberta Smith, Kate Pavlik, Kari Carey, Sydney Erin Donovan, Emily Zinn, Molly Oakley
Congratulations to Alli Nold winner SW3 Twilight Crit and Roberta Smith winner 40+ Bannock St. Crit.

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Cyclocross!

Event: Back 2 Basics Cyclocross Series

Dates: Every Wednesday starting August 23 – September 27, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Lookout Mtn. Youth Services Center. 2901 Ford Street, Golden, Colorado

Online Registration Closes: Tuesday at Noon the day before each race.  RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR!

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Event: Intro to Cyclocross Info Night 

Date: Thurs. Sept. 7 

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Feedback Sports 600 Corporate Cir Suite 0 Golden, CO

Click here to register for Women’s Cx Info Night

 

Ladies, beginning racer clinic!

Ever wonder what's it's like to race your bike?

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to race your bike?

Why not give it a try on a fun, closed course with no cars! Bring the whole family. Strider rides for the kids,and free lunch at noon. Stick around for a glimpse of amateur and pro racing all day
long. $15 gets you pre-race coaching on a closed course, and a 20 minute open race.
Where: Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Training Facility
25950 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016
When: August 19th, 6:30am

Click here to register for the clinic

A Colorado Women’s Cycling Project, Naked Women’s Racing was founded November, 2010 by three competitive cyclists passionate about women’s racing and simply getting more women on bikes. The team has grown to include 100+ women in all categories of competitive cycling. The team competes in cyclocross, mountain biking, road and track. In 2012, the team incorporated a club to foster women who are cycling enthusiasts and thinking of trying out racing. Though we support the beginning racer, we’ve won several state and national team and individual titles. Naked Juice is our title sponsor. If you drink good and do good, you’ll feel good. It’s really that simple. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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