Gran Corsa Ivywild

 

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Newly formed partners, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA), along with Olympian, Alison Dunlop, invite you to ride and dine at the Ivywild School in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Ivywild School is a 100-year-old former schoolhouse that has been redeveloped into restaurants and a brewery, as well as the Old School Bakery and a coffee shop. Participants choose an approximately 45- or 35-mile  road ride.

This culinary ride starts with espressos and pastries at the restaurant before pedaling the course at a leisurely pace and is followed by a fabulous buffet style feast.  Leaving from The Ivywild School and winding through scenic Colorado Springs neighborhoods, the ride will explore a mixture of familiar wide and narrow roads on the southwest side of town, some flat and some climbing, eventually heading out to the eastern part of town, mostly flat and fast, and eventually returning westward to a well-deserved feast in the historic Ivywild School gym.

The event is limited to 60 guests and offered at $35 for Booster Club Members, $45 for non-Members (prices include lunch).  Proceeds go to the NICA Booster Fund providing student-athlete scholarships, team grants and coach stipends to increase access to the high school mountain biking.  NICA is very pleased to be working with TrueSport®, USADA’s initiative to provide educational opportunities and implement programs for the NICA community that aim to help students develop as athletes while fostering a culture of clean competition and integrity in cycling.

Saturday, August 31st • Colorado Springs, Colo.

Pastries and Coffee 8:00 AM

Roll-Out 9:00 AM

Lunch 1:00 PM

Register Here

Course Map

Directions: Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs, Colorado

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ahsnow About Alison Dunlap
2 time Olympian: road race in Atlanta 1996, mountain bike in Sydney 2000
Mountain Bike World Champion
Mountain Bike World Cup Champion
6 time Mountain Bike US National Champion
6 time Cyclocross US National Champion
17 NORBA race wins
Pan American Games Gold Medalist
5 time winner of the Sea Otter Classic
Stage winner of the Women’s Tour de France
Colorado native and Graduate of The Colorado College