Sports briefs: High school mountain bike team organizing |

Sports briefs: High school mountain bike team organizing

The Glenwood Springs Dirt Demons mountain biking team invites all interested student-athletes from the area to an informational team meeting/practice at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Springs High School.

Students from Coal Ridge, Rifle, Grand Valley, Yampah and Bridges high schools are eligible to join.

“Bring a bike if you have one; come anyway if not,” according to a news release.

The Colorado League is scheduled to resume competition this fall, after last season was canceled due to the coronavirus.

Dirt Demons team member Chloe Lutgring was a top-5 finisher at the Arkansas XCT Cup in April. She said high school cycling is affordable, inclusive and fun.

“Mountain biking has helped me learn who I truly am,” she said. “I like getting stronger while riding with my teammates and friends.”

For more information, contact head coach Randy Tuggle at 970-618-7118 or

Pyro’s Push It Up Trail races Saturday

The seventh annual Pyro’s “Push it Up” Trail Run and Walk takes place Aug. 14, beginning at the West Elk Trailhead on Buford Road north of New Castle.

The race offers three different race distances that increase in difficulty the longer the race. There will be a 3.5 kilometer beginner race, 7.7 kilometer challenging race, and a 13 kilometer steep, rugged race.

The Pyro Trail Run is held in remembrance of U.S. Air Force Capt. William “Pyro” DuBois, who died while serving in the Middle East in 2014. DuBois graduated from Rifle High School. All the proceeds of the race will go to the Pyro’s Wings Scholarship Fund, which helps future pilots and families of other fallen heroes.

The races start and finish at the West Elk Trailhead about 16 miles outside of New Castle. The races will start at 8:30 a.m., and there will be a barbecue celebration for all participants and spectators after the race.

Pyro’s “Push it up” Trail Run

When: Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m.

How to sign up: Sign up at ​​ or register at West Elk Trailhead the day off the race

Fee: $35, or $45 on day of race

Where: West Elk Trailhead

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