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Colorado Classic Empowers Women Bicyclists With 220 Mile Race

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6min 20sec
Courtesy of Nick Wilson
Erica Clevenger of Golden will compete in the Colorado Classic.

The Colorado Classic cycling race comes back this year, with a twist. It is now a women’s event, touted as the only one of its kind “in the western hemisphere.” It's comprised of four stages, starting in Steamboat Springs, onto Avon, Golden and ending in Denver. Cyclist Erica Clevenger, of Golden, will compete in the 220 mile race. She juggles the sport and her studies at the Colorado School of Mines. She joined us to talk about the race and its message of empowerment.