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Beti Bike Bash '13 Colorado Women's State Championships

Posted by: Shannon Boffeli |January 24, 2013 12:27 AM



The fourth annual Beti Bike Bash presented by Stan’s NoTubes has become the premier women’s mountain bike event in Colorado. The highlight of the weekend’s activities will again be a full day of racing on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Bear Creek Lake Park, in the foothills west of Denver. This year’s event will also be the USA Cycling Women’s State Cross Country Championships for Colorado. Annual licensed racers will be eligible for titles in each category as well as the top 15 in each category will qualify for the 2013 USA Cycling Cross Country National Championships at Bear Creek Resort in Pennsylvania.  

"Stan's NoTubes is lending our staunch support once again as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Beti Bike Bash event,” explains Cindy Koziatek, Co-Owner of NoTubes. "The organizers of this annual all women's mountain bike event are a fully committed group of women with vision and outstanding ethics. This well-rounded event has continued to make a substantial impact for participating females in the biking community. Each year it has prospered and our hopes of seeing that continue are reflected in our renewed sponsorship.”

The course at Bear Creek is a 4-mile, non-technical, and fast singletrack loop with views of surrounding Red Rocks Park. A new category added for 2013 is the Never Ever category—a modified beginner category for women who have never raced before. All Beginners (CAT 3) and Never Ever racers will ride two laps; Sport racers (CAT 2) will ride three laps; Expert (CAT 1), Open/Advanced and Singlespeed racers will complete four laps; and the Pro Women will race five fast laps. With support from Stan’s NoTubes, the Pro women will again be competing for a cash purse that will pay 10-deep, awarding $1,000 to first place. 

"We are fortunate to expand on several levels of sponsorship this year,” says Amy Thomas from team YetiBeti. "With support from Elevation Cycles, we will offer a complimentary entry for the first 50 junior racers (18 years and younger) who register at one of their shops. We want to make the Beti Bike Bash as attainable as possible for young racers. Elevation Cycle’s support makes this possible.”

Junior registration will be available at Elevation Cycles in Highlands Ranch and Boulder beginning March 1, 2013.

The Little Bellas National Tour will return to Colorado after a successful inaugural appearance last year. The camp will feature girl’s mountain bike clinics June 1 and 2. The camp offers one or two days of professional mentoring for girls ages 7-14, and will provide skills practice and confidence-building in a fun, and supportive environment.  

"Little Bellas is thrilled to partner with the Beti Bike Bash to hold our two day girls-only camp. It's a natural collaboration since the Beti Bike Bash provides a great atmosphere to encourage women’s racing and the Little Bellas strives to get more girls riding bikes. Our missions line up perfectly and together we can build momentum to get more mothers and daughters riding single track,” says founder and 2012 Olympic competitor Lea Davison.

"The Beti Bike Bash is a unique race event specifically designed for women, but ultimately brings out the whole family,” says Sarah Rawley of Mountain Grown Marketing. "With the unwavering support of our sponsors that offer substantial industry support from our backyard—Stan’s NoTubes, Elevation Cycles, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado, Yeti Cycles, Twin Six, Noosa Yoghurt and Optic Nerve— we are excited to accelerate the growth of the future of our sport.” 

A portion of the proceeds from the 2013 Beti Bike Bash will benefit Camp Discovery, which helps women who have disorders of the spinal cord redefine themselves to live strong, productive and happy lives.

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