Sugar Beets Cycling Team enters their 3rd season with renewed energy focused on the mission to grow women’s bike racing in Northern Colorado. The Sugar Beets’ goal is to empower more women to compete in the sport of cycling by breaking down real or perceived barriers, leading, and inspiring by example.
The Fort Collins, Colorado, based Sugar Beets race in the Pro / Elite / Cat 1 fields in mountain and cyclocross. In 2019 the team hosted the 1st and 2nd place Pro racers at the Colorado State XC Championship series. We had 5 competitors at USA Cycling MTB National Championships—the most Pro racers for any one women’s team. There we earned a 4th place podium in the Single Speed Category, 11th place in Pro Enduro, and 2-Top 20’s in the Pro XC race. We led 30 group rides including women’s road, women’s mountain, and our Beet Roots youth skills series, and the team put in over 120 hours of volunteer service in the cycling community.