Craig Clark

Craig Clark - Manager

Where did you grow up and what brought you to Colorado?

I was born here in Colorado, St. Joseph's hospital in Denver. I have lived in five other states but always made my way back to the mountains and Lord willing, I'm back to stay

What is your first memory of being on a bike?

I apparently had an adventurous streak even as a little guy. My folks told me of a time when I was two years old that they found me a couple of miles from home "heading out" on my tricycle. My first Bicycle memory is my black and gold American Flyer that I road around the neighborhood and to Holly Hills Elementary when there wasn't anything east of Monoco!

To whom do you attribute your passion for cycling?

I'm not sure where my cycling passion comes from. I have always loved the 'outside'. Cycling allows me to see a lot of it without buying gas.

How long have you been in the cycling industry?

I've been around the cycling industry for nearly 40 years. I used to build bikes for Gene Hodges, the owner of Treads back in what seems a million years ago when Treads was still named Buckley Bicycles.

Do you do any racing/competition/first person to the road sign types-of-things?

I am a roadie at heart and raced back in the 80's.

What bikes do you currently own, and which one do you happen to find yourself on the most?

I've owned a Motobacan, Centurion, Pinarello, and a Trek Madone. I raced and rode and  the Pinarello for over 30 years - loved that bike but my knees would no longer support 53/43 6 speed criterium setup. I couldn't let the old vintage Campy stuff go. I now ride a 2012 Trek Madone 6.9 with a 50/34 and 11 speed rear. I can ride the mountains again!

What is your greatest/coolest accomplishment on a bike?

My century ride over 3 mountain passes on my Pinarello a loooong time ago with my best friend John Groman.