Cycling Seminars

Ride The Rockies will feature a series of cycling seminars that highlight a particular, exciting topic relevant to the biking community. The series will be hosted by Olympic medalist and former pro racer, Ron Kiefel.

Ron Kiefel

Ron Kiefel is a seven-time Tour de France competitor and a 1984 Olympic bronze medalist. He first made headlines in 1983 when he became a triple U.S. National Champion with victories in the Road Race, Individual Time Trial and the Team Trial. Over the years he participated in multiple U.S. based professional cycling teams including 7-Eleven, Motorola, Coors Light and Saturn, leading to wins in several races including the 1985 Troeo Laigueglia and the 1987 Tour of Tuscany. In 1985, Ron became the first American stage winner in a Grand Tour when he won Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia. In 2004, he was appropriately inducted in the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. Since retiring from professional cycling thirteen years ago, Ron has been involved in TV and radio broadcast commentary and live reporting for many of the European classics and major tours. He is currently the President of Wheat Ridge Cyclery which was started 36 years ago by his father Eugene and is co-owned with his sisters Erlinda Stafford and Leona McCormick.

Cycling Seminar guests will be posted as confirmed. Stay tuned!

June 11: Pagosa Springs

Denise Mueller, John Howard

Pagosa Springs Highschool 5:00 - 6:30pm

One woman. One bicycle. One amazing goal. To be the world’s fastest female on a bicycle. Ever.
Come hear Denise Mueller, and coach John Howard, on how they worked to make Denise the fastest woman on a bicycle.


2017 Denise Mueller Bio

John Howard Bio


June 12: Durango

Sean Petty

Durango High School-  Auditorium 


Sean Petty, CEO of Firenze 15K Sports, LLC, is on the board of Bicycle Colorado, USA Cycling, and a member of the Union Cycliste International (UCI). Sean managed the 7-Eleven Cycling Team program, which included the first American men’s professional team to compete in the Tour de France and earn the yellow race leader’s jersey in 1986. And the only U.S. pro team and U.S. rider to win the Giro d’Italia (1988). 7-Eleven also sponsored the top women’s team in the U.S. and men’s amateur and junior development teams.

You won't want to miss this seminar!


Sean Petty bio

June 16: Gunnison

Chris Carmichael

Gunnison Middle School

Named the US Olympic Committee’s Coach of the Year in 1999, Chris formed CTS in 2000 to make world-class coaching accessible to athletes of all ability levels.

Come to a book signing with Chris Carmichael on his new book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist. Books will be available for purchase.

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Chris Carmichael Bio