Fixed Gear Classic: Event Wrap

Two teenagers made their presence felt in a world-class men’s field at the 2010 Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic. Colton Barrett (Texas Roadhouse), a 19-year-old, and 17-year-old Matt Baranoski (Alliance Environmental), won the endurance and sprint omniums, respectively, defeating such luminaries as Emile Abraham (Aerocat), Austin Carroll (Adageo Energy Pro Cycling) and Colby Pearce (Big Shark…

Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic: Day 1 Report

Youth Is Served As High-Schoolers Best Olympians and National Champions In unusually cool temperatures and under the threat of rain, the Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic began its three-day run at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine with an evening of hot racing. In the men’s field, the surprise was the performance of Colton Barrett…

Fixed Gear Classic Returns in Minnesota

The Fixed Gear Classic returns as part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival after a one-year hiatus. U.S. Olympian Colby Pearce, multi-time U.S. national champion Kacey Manderfield and Pan American Games silver medalist Emile Abraham of Trinidad and Tobago headline the star-studded field for this weekend’s Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic. Action in the three-day event…