The Colorado Mini Classic is the revival of a stage race for juniors that began in the 1980s with the Red Zinger and Coors Classic Stage Races. For more information on the original Red Zinger Mini Classic, please see Wikipedia and Facebook. The originial Mini Classics helped launch the careers of Bobby Julich, Jonathan Vaughters, Clark Sheehan, Ruthie Matthes, Colby Pearce and many other cycling legends. Check out the great photos on Facebook!
The 2014 Colorado Mini Classic includes the SM U23 Category,
and has the nation's highest designation for junior races!
The quiet, small town of Silt, CO will again host this year's event. Silt is located on I-70, 14 miles west of Glenwood Springs. The Silt community and Garfield County have truly embraced this event - we are very lucky to be working with such great people!
The Colorado Mini Classic is co-promoted by Altitude Cycling Sports and the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado, with support from USA Cycling the USA Pro Challenge. Be sure to update your BRAC membership prior to coming to packet pickup!
"It's very satisfying to have an A-level junior race in Colorado.
I've ridden the courses and know that they are exciting, challenging and can accommodate large fields. The Mini Classic is one of very few quality races I know of that is junior-focused.
Thank you Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado and Two Rivers Cycling!"
- Laurel R, Junior Racer
Here is a timeline for the 2014 event:
Friday, May 16 - 11:59pm Early Bird Registration Ends
Wednesday, May 21 - 11:59pm Registration Closes
Saturday, May 24 - Packet Pick-up, Time Trial, Pizza Party
Sunday, May 25 - Criterium
Monday, May 26 - Road Race and Awards - 10am - 4pm
The Holiday Inn Express in Silt is a valuable partner and will again be our Race Headquarters. Make your reservations now before it fills up, and be sure to mention "Mini Bicycle Classic" to receive a discounted rate.
Info for Past Mini Classics
2013 Mini Classic Technical Guide - Includes maps, directions, points schedules, race day schedules, rules, pretty much everything!
2012 Race Technical Guide - Includes maps, directions, points schedules, race day schedules, rules, pretty much everything!