Category: Sports

Weekend Warriors: It’s Cyclocross Season 1

Weekend Warriors: It’s Cyclocross Season

For most Coloradans fall is synonymous with super-sweet apples, the Western Slope grape harvest and groves of golden aspen. But to a growing number of cyclists, fall means the start of cyclocross season. Merriam Webster defines the sport as “racing bicycles over rough terrain that usually requires carrying the bicycle over obstacles.” Imagine riding your bike so hard that your…

Denver Roller Dolls: Hell on Wheels 3

Denver Roller Dolls: Hell on Wheels

With a hard thrust from “Joe Momma’s” shoulder, Roller Doll Angela Death is knocked across the harsh concrete floor. She turns her fall into a somersault and, with barely any loss of momentum, is back on her feet and catching up to the rest of the pack. This is par for the course during a “bout,” or match, in roller…

Vail Lacrosse Shootout: A Sport for All Ages 5

Vail Lacrosse Shootout: A Sport for All Ages

From professional teams to Little League, the sport of lacrosse is exploding in Colorado. Two pro teams — Colorado Mammoth and Denver Outlaws — fill the calendar back to back from January through August. Kids are learning to play as young as 5; and in the spring, both boys’ and girls’ teams dominate fields at high schools and recreation parks…