cycling http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-3rd-2014 <p>Sunday marks an anniversary of a local tragedy. A wildfire near Glenwood Springs 20 years ago, killed fourteen firefighters.</p><p>As the cycling world gears up from the Tour de France, the sport is still dusting itself off. We hear from Lance Armstrong who was found guilty of doping.</p><p>Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was in Aspen this week, discussing two hot topics at the Aspen Ideas Festival - marijuana and fracking.</p><p>Another Ideas Fest speaker was Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform.</p><p>A natural history documentary screens on PBS next year and this one is unlike any other nature film. We’ll tell you why.</p><p>Finally, we’ll take you to Snowmass Village where a giant yoga festival gets underway today.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:40:27 +0000 Marci Krivonen , Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 21027 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 Armstrong, Mercier On Cycling & Doping: What Happened, What Now http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/armstrong-mercier-cycling-doping-what-happened-what-now <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the cycling world gears up for the Tour de France start this coming Saturday, July </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the sport is still dusting itself off. A generation of riders were found guilty of cheating in the late nineties through mid-two thousands. One of the most well-known riders was part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong who is now stripped of his many wins and banned from the sport. Organizers and riders alike say the sport is far cleaner now. Armstrong and two other former pro cyclists took some time to look back on the choices they made, and what comes next. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:27:46 +0000 Elise Thatcher 20809 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Armstrong, Mercier On Cycling & Doping: What Happened, What Now Basalt, Carbondale Get First Taste of Pro Challenge http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-carbondale-get-first-taste-pro-challenge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The USA Pro Challenge will return to the area this August, only this time it’ll cover more ground in the Roaring Fork Valley. The race will spend the first day in Aspen and Snowmass Village. The second day, riders head down valley through Basalt and Carbondale, then cycle over an unpaved pass to Crested Butte. Like in previous years, the route has prompted debate among local officials about which roads are best. So far at least one official is in favor of the proposed itinerary.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 04:34:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher 18131 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt, Carbondale Get First Taste of Pro Challenge Study Looks at Capacity and Use of Rio Grande Trail http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/study-looks-capacity-and-use-rio-grande-trail <p></p><p>An increasing number of groups want to use the Rio Grande Trail to host events like running and cycling races. So, Pitkin County commissioned a survey. The results show how many people use the trail during peak times and whether there’s a tolerance from the public for additional events. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:16:13 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15748 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Study Looks at Capacity and Use of Rio Grande Trail Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspenites-react-new-lance-armstrong-film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tarnished cyclist Lance Armstrong is at the center of an ongoing controversy about doping in the sport. He’s also now in the spotlight in Hollywood. The first of several anticipated movies about the iconic athlete recently showed in Aspen. In</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Armstrong Lie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award winning director Alex Gibney examines the underbelly of the the cyclist’s career. Reporter Elise Thatcher caught up with viewers after a showing at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:35:47 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14167 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film