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Life Time Releases 2022 Schedule Spanning Triathlons, Marathons, Mountain Bike and Gravel Races

Life Time has released its 2022 lineup of athletic events of running, triathlon and cycling, spanning 11 states and drawing participants from around the world. The slate is highlighted by the Life Time Grand Prix Race Series, which is comprised of six iconic cycle races and offers a $250,000 prize purse to winning athletes. Life […]

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Life Time Announces New National Grand Prix Cycling Race Series for Elite Cyclists

Life Time is planning to launch the Life Time Grand Prix for elite cyclists with six races in 2022, including both new and established events like Big Sugar Gravel and the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Twenty Men and 20 women from a range of disciplines will compete for a $250,000 prize purse at the end […]

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Maryland Sets September 2022 Dates for Cycling Classic

After having its dates postponed for two consecutive years because of the pandemic, the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare has announced that the professional road cycling event will be staged in and around Baltimore on September 4, 2022. “We are excited to host the inaugural edition of the Maryland Cycling Classic and bring a […]

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Bob Stapleton Steps Down as Chairman from USA Cycling Board

USA Cycling has announced that Bob Stapleton is stepping down as chairman of the board for the organization, a position he has held since 2014. Vice Chairman Brendan Quirk was elected by board members to replace Stapleton, effective immediately. “It’s impossible to quantify the impact Bob has had on the direction of this organization, the […]

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UCI to Stage Cycling Esports World Championships in Futuristic New York

UCI, the international cycling federation, will partner with the indoor fitness platform Zwift to host the 2022 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships on a course set in futuristic New York. The February 26, 2022, event will be held on a virtual course that will center around Central Park, with Zwift’s New York map transporting riders […]

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USA Cycling to Adjust Format and Schedule of Inclusion Conference

USA Cycling will reformat its Cycling Inclusion Conference, originally scheduled to start September 10, based on the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases USA Cycling will launch the conversation virtually on September 10, from 10 a.m. to noon MDT as planned and use that time to start a series of monthly conversations centered on the topics […]

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USA Cycling Inclusion Conference Slated for September

USA Cycling will host its inaugural Cycling Inclusion Conference on September 10–11 in conjunction with industry partners, sports advocates and inclusivity experts. The target audience is cycling industry representatives with a view to educate, inform and stand for change. The focus will be on four key underrepresented communities in cycling: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled athletes, and […]

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Unbound Gravel in Emporia, Kansas, has become the premier event in the world of gravel racing, which has taken the cycling world by storm. Photo: Life Time

Roots in the Dirt: How Gravel Racing
Has Thrived in Smaller Destinations

For years, the claim to fame for Emporia, Kansas — a city of 25,000 between Wichita and Topeka — was that William Allen White, the famed Kansas newspaperman from the early 1900s, called the area home. “I love that we have that history,” said LeLan Dains, director of Visit Emporia. “But no one is pulling […]

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