Athletes share stories, advice ahead of Colorado Classic

On Saturday, August 24, the Colorado Classic, a four-stage women's pro road cycling race, comes to Golden. Last month, the Classic and Colorado School of Mines, convened a panel of trailblazing women, athletes, and engineers on the Mines campus to share stories and advice. 

Appearing before an audience of prospective students and families, cycling fans and campus supporters on July 26, the three panelists shared insights, enthusiasm and encouragement as a part of the event, titled "Women Engineering Change and Blazing Their Own Trails."

In the video below, the three participants repeat some of their advice and encouragement:

Panelists included: Erica Clevenger, the 2017 Collegiate Cycling Road Race National Champion, a USA Cycling Board Member and a PhD student in Environmental Engineering at Colorado School of Mines; Tricia Downing, author and first female paraplegic to complete an Ironman triathlon; and Lauren Revis, a competitive equestrian, process development engineer at Gates Corporation and a 2015 graduate of Colorado School of Mines. 

The video feed of the entire event is available online at

The four-stage cycling race kicks off August 22 in Steamboat Springs and arrives in Golden on Saturday morning. The Golden leg begins with a 5k fun run. The cycling race starts at 11:30 a.m. beneath the city’s historic arches downtown. More information on the morning’s Expo, 5k and other events are at  


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