• Catching Up with 2015 Criterium Winner, Julie Emmerman (6/8/2016) by Kate Cooke - Eliminating prize disparity between genders is still a relevant issue throughout sports, especially pro cycling. This year, the Ridge at 38 Criterium will be issuing equal purse prizes for both men and women, which is something not as common as you might expect. With that in mind, we wanted to check in and follow up… ... Continue Reading
  • What is a Criterium? (Hint it’s not what you think) (5/12/2016) by Kate Cooke - Criterium races, also know as crits,  are short races held on a closed loop course which ranges anywhere from half a mile to two miles in length, and they are some of the most intense, heart throbbing, and fast paced events on the planet. As the shot signaling the start of the race echoes throughout… ... Continue Reading
  • Ridge at 38 Holiday Celebration (11/30/2015) by Kate Cooke - Holiday Celebration The City of Wheat Ridge and Localworks are excited to kick off the season with the annual Holiday Celebration on 38th Avenue -- also known as the Ridge at 38. Festivities will include a strolling Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer, horse-drawn hay rides, hot chocolate, cookies, carolers, and course the tree lighting! DATE: December… ... Continue Reading
  • Five Reasons Why You Should Volunteer For The Criterium (6/1/2015) by Kate Cooke - Any race director will tell you volunteers are essential to the success of many races including the Ridge At 38 Criterium. With a race that draws hundreds of cyclists, on city streets through the main thoroughfare of town…we need extra hands. Why should you volunteer? To serve. You may be the person that offers water… ... Continue Reading
  • What is a Criterium? (5/20/2015) by Kate Cooke - A critierium, or crit for short, is a single day bike race held on a short course on closed-off city center streets. The course is typically less than one mile or 5k and the total race length is determined by either the number of laps or total time. Criteriums usually last one to two hours… ... Continue Reading
  • Criterium Bike Workouts // Bicycling.com (5/7/2015) by Kate Cooke - Short & Sweet Bike Workouts By Chris Carmichael July 27, 2011 If you've been riding indoor all winter, you can ramp up for a summer crit series, century, or other event with a few short, intense workouts each week. Use the off-bike core exercises below to stave off fatigue on long rides and feel more… ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Golden Rules of Criterium Racing // 303Cycling (5/7/2015) by Kate Cooke - 5 Golden Rules of Crit Racing by Ainslie MacEachran In America, typically criterium season is in full swing by June through July. Criterium racing doesn't necessarily have to be a sprinters game. Even if you consider yourself a non sprinter, you can be equally as competitive as any other of the riders. Here's how: -… ... Continue Reading
  • History of the Ridge At 38 Criterium (5/7/2015) by Kate Cooke - While 2015 marks the second anniversary of the Ridge At 38 Criterium, the history of cycling in Wheat Ridge is long-established. Wheat Ridge criteriums began in the early 1980s fostering the development of some of the nation’s early cycling legends. Ron Kiefel, the President and General Manager of Wheat Ridge Cyclery, participated in these early… ... Continue Reading
  • Ridge at 38 — Helpful Resources (4/21/2015) by Kate Cooke - Have you taken a moment to realize all of the help that is available to you through the ridgeat38.com website? Each week we are going to highlight a different aspect of our site and how you can benefit from what we have assembled. This week we take you to our business resource page. Don’t miss… ... Continue Reading
  • What is the Ridge at 38? (4/13/2015) by Kate Cooke - If you haven’t visited us in a while we encourage you to take a stroll through the neighborhood. We have excellent food, businesses here to help, and some of the greatest weather we have had in months. Come explore what is new! Ridge at 38 is a commercial district at the heart of Wheat Ridge,… ... Continue Reading

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