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by Shane Stokes
October 20, 2017
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Colorado cycling fans will have the opportunity to win $35,000 in cycling prizes in a state championship tournament of the board game Glory Gears.
Created by 2007 Little 500 winner Alex Bishop, Glory Gears is a historical revision of the film Breaking Away, depicting the strategy involved in the annual race at Indiana University. The game’s optional, advanced set of rules includes bike mechanicals, wrecks, dropped bike exchanges, and secret team strategies.
The game was funded on Kickstarter in December 2016 and is now available at retailers across the U.S. and internationally.
In addition to creating the game, Bishop has organized an elimination tournament in Colorado across 24 bike shops in the state during November. One winner from each of the 24 events will head to the state championship, which takes place on December 6 in Denver. Over $35,000 of prizes will be on offer — a more significant prize list than nearly every amateur race in the state — including a Colnago V1R, wheels from HED and ROL, and clothing from Pactimo.
For a complete listing of event dates, locations, and registration, visit the Mind Melt Games website.