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Glory Gears Colorado State Championship (Endurance House Qualifier)

Endurance House Westminster
Event organized by Endurance House Westminster

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Do you like bikes, supporting Colorado businesses, cycling advocacy non-profits and family friendly competition that can be enjoyed by all? Look no further than the Glory Gears Colorado State Championship! This event is the first of it's kind in the world!

The Glory Gears Colorado State Championship is an elimination tournament using the hit new cycling strategy board game "Glory Gears!" "Glory Gears" is an historically accurate game inspired by the Oscar Winning Movie 'Breaking Away' showcasing the Little 500 bike race at Indiana University and created by the Cutters Little 500 Champion Alex Bishop.

The event utilizes 24, 3 hour fun filled nights of prizes and refreshments at available qualifying bike shop locations and dates (Nov 1st -Nov 30th) across the state! The event will conclude with 1 final night at Blake St Tavern's Social Underground (Dec 6th @7pm) from the 24 bike shop champions to establish the state champion!


*Participants will be competing for the biggest prize list all year in the state! Over $35,000 in total prizes and gifts!

State Championship Final Night Prize- $9,000 Colnago V1R Road Bike, Sram Red Build Kit, Atomik Carbon 50 Wheelset, and carbon accessories (size 52 Sloping, fits most riders 5'7'' to 6'1'')

Final 8 Cash Prizes- Up to a total $7000 cash purse will be awarded to the top 8 finalists of the championship! ($5 from each registration will go to amass this total cash purse. These 8 cash prizes will be calculated from the total purse with the following percentages: 1st- 30%, 2nd 25%, 3rd 15%, 4th 10%, 5th 5%, 6th 5%, 7th 5%, 8th 5%)

Consolation Final Night Prizes- (available to all participants, must be present to win during the final night)

PARLEE custom carbon handlebars, stem, seatpost, cages, and swag package (winner picks sizes, $1300 value)

HED Ardennes Gp road rim brake Wheelset ($700 value)

ROL Race Slr Road rim brake Wheelset ($700 value)

PACTIMO Cycling Clothing Gift Certs ($1000 value)

THRONE Supreme Lo Track Bike Frameset size 55cm ($350 Value)


Plus many other great prizes announced the final night ($1000 + value)

24 Bike Shop Qualifying Night Champ Prizes-

These prizes are comprised from our nearly 60 amazing Colorado partner businesses! Each 24 shops will have a different prize! Please look at all 24 shops eventbrite pages to see the list of their prizes. Plus special offers and gifts at each shop! (These will range from $400 to $800 value)

Every Registered Participant-

Each participant will receive a gift bag full of great gifts and special offers from our amazing list of Colorado Based Businesses at your qualifying host bike shop night of choice. (These are all valued at $60+!) Participants will also receive a raffle ticket to the consolation prizes the final night and if eliminated during a qualifying night will also receive a raffle ticket as a 2nd chance lottery entry the final night!

CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING NIGHTS AND PRIZES (prizes in addition to each participant $60 gift bag!)
(Please register for your night/s or choice, see other eventbrite pages for individual night details)

Nov 1 Full Cycle 6:30 PM (Grand Prize Skills Riding Session with Olympian Track rider Mike Friedman of Pedaling Minds and a Pactimo Cycling Kit Valued at $450!) + Happy Hour all night, Full Cycle swag to 1st, 2nd, 3rd $50-$150! +

Nov 2 Wheatridge Cyclery 7PM (Grand Prize 6 month supply of Healthy Skoop nutrition drink valued at $600!) +, WRC pint glass and $20 gift card to all participants!

Nov 3 Denver Bike Cafe 7PM (Grand Prize Endorphin Spin package, and Pactimo Cycling Kit, jerseys and bibs valued at $400!) +Happy Hour, Full tune $120 value to 1st, and Basic $80 tune to 2nd!

Nov 4 Green Mtn Sports 6PM (Grand Prize Orange Theory Fitness Package, Colorado Fairing Co Rack Fairing, and Yo Colorado hat package valued at $400!) +Optic Nerve sunglass to 1st place $100 value, and Swag to all!

Nov 6 Pedal 6:30 PM (Grand Prize Enduro Bites Nutrition Gift Package and Eleven Pine mtb shorts valued at $475!) + Raffle for $400 Shimano Syphere shoe/road or mtn, $185 Pedal Kit, and $100 Wahoo Element Computer!

Nov 7 Endurance House 6:30 PM (Grand Prize 1 month Elevated Legs rental and swag, Colorado Fairing Co fairing, and MTS tube gift package $475!) + 20% off clothing, except tri suits, and $150 running shoe to 1st!

Nov 8 Bike Source Denver 7PM (Grand Prize of Endorphin Spin Class package, D"Curve Helmet and Sunglass, MTS Tubes Gift Package Valued at $400!) +20% off all accesories, small parts, nutrition, except bikes!

Nov 9 Treads Aurora 7PM (Grand Prize Endorphin Spin Class package, Pactimo Cycling Kit, Cannondale Helmet, and MTS tubes gift package valued at $450!) +15% off accessories and small parts, swag kit to all participants $35 value, and Custom Jersey to winner!

Nov 10 Schwab 6PM (Grand Prize of Endorphin Spin class package, Fabric Floor Pump, Cannodale helmet and 3 massage package from Urban Escape Spa Valued at $400) + Pedalos womens cycling kit to top woman finisher $250 value, and Tactic Cycling kit to top mens finisher $250 value!

Nov 11 Old town Bike Shop 5PM (Grand Prize of Progressive Fitness Crossfit/Peak Performance training and Pactimo $100 Gift Card , MTS tubes gift package valued at $450) + 1st place $50 Gift card, 2nd $30 Gift card, 3rd $20 Gift card, and 20% storewide except bikes!

Nov 13 Golden Bear 6:30PM (Grand Prize a year supply of Peppod Hydration Drink valued at $500!) + $150 premium tune to 1st, $100 tune to 2nd, $50 Gift card to 3rd, Pint glass and door prize to all, 25% off shoes and clothing!

Nov 14 Retul Boulder 6PM (Grand Prize Retul pro fit and MTS Tube gift pack valued at $450) + water bottle to each participant)

Nov 15 Bike Source Littleton 7PM (Grand Prize $200 Pactimo gift card, Colorado Fairing Co fairing, and MTS tubes gift pack valued at $400!)+ 20% off all accesories, small parts, nutrition, except bikes!

Nov 16 Turin 6:30PM (Grand Prize Skratch Labs gift package, Endorphin spin package, Cannondale helmet and MTS gift package Valued at $425!) + 20% off storewide except bikes, $250 annual tune to 1st, and water bottle to each participant!

Nov 17 Pedal Pushers 6:30 PM (Grand Prize $250 gift cert from Golden Health Chiropractic + and Cross Fit Golden bootcamp/swag package Valued at $475! )+Fork and Shock rebuild to 1st, and 2nd $285 value ea, and Happy Hour!

Nov 18 Cycle Dynamics 5PM (Grand Prize of Evoc Truck tailgate bike pad, Absolute black Mtn chainring direct mount, + Primal wear cycling clothing gift package valued at $475!) + $100 tune to 1st, $50 tune to 2nd, $25 Gift card to 3rd and Water bottles to each participant!

Nov 20 Criterium 7:30 PM (Grand Prize of Retul fit , and VO2 and LT testing from Carmichael Training Systems Valued at $500) +$50 gift card to 1st, $30 gift card to 2nd, $20 gift card to 3rd!

Nov 21 Republic Cycles 6PM (Grand Prize Mygoflight gift package, pro travel bag, thermal mug, bike computer mount and go pro mount and MTS tube gift pack valued at $450!) +$80 tune to 1st, $40 bike wash to 2nd +

Nov 22 Velostop 7PM (Grand Prize D' Curve sunglasses, Colorado Fairing Co fairing, Cannondale Helmet, and MTS tubes gift package valued at $400)+ 20% off store wide, with a few exceptions!

Nov 25 The Bicycle Shack 5:30 PM (Grand Prize Pactimo $250 gift card, Fabric floor pump and MTS tubes gift pack valued at $400!) + 20% off store wide, except bikes, $120 tune to 1st, 2nd and 3rd!

Nov 27 Container Collective 7PM (Grand Prize $525 bamboo frame workshop (make your own frame) to 1st )

Nov 28 Peloton Cycles 7PM (Grand Prize Zipp component pack, stem, seatpost, bar, swag, and feeback sports gift package valued $450!) + (3) Pearl Izumi Barrier Jackets $125 ea, and swag door prizes$10-40 ea drawing!

Nov 29 Campus Cycles 6:30PM (Grand Prize Thule Raceway Platform Bike rack from Rack Attack valued at $450!) + $50 gift card to 1st, $25 gift card to 2nd, $10 gift card to 3rd, and $120 tune up raffle drawing!

Nov 30 Colorado Multisport 6PM (Grand Prize of Stages Powermeter DASH Head Unit and MTS gift package Valued at $450!) + Drawing for $100 tune, Gift cards ranging $10 to $50, CMS swag!



What if I have specific questions and would like to contact Mind Melt Games about the event?

Please email Alex at mindmeltgames@gmail.com or via phone at 720-697-8337


What prizes and gifts are guaranteed with my registration entry?

All participants will be guaranteed a 3hr fun filled night, with food, drinks, bike shop specials, and a gift bag valued at $60+ from great Colorado business at your bike shop of choice. Participants who were eliminated will also have a shot to be 1 of 8 lucky participants to be picked at a second chance entry during the final night to be state champion, as well as possibility to win one of many big consolation prizes! (must be present final night)

How many games must I win to win the Bike Shop Grand Prize and State Champion Grand Prize?

To win the Bike Shop Grand Prize and advance to the final night you must win 2 games. To win the entire State Championship and Grand Prize you must win only 4 games.


What if I don't know how to play or have never played Glory Gears?

Each participant will recieve an email after registration with step by step tutorials. Participants and interested individuals can watch tutorials at www.mindmeltgames.com under the (how to/video page). Those seeking all the advantages they can get is it highly recommended you practice and watch the following instructional videos....... Also the Glory Gears "miss n out" format of the game for the tournament is very simple to learn. It will also be tought the night of the event as well for those who don't know how to play and or those who need a refresher of the rules. However, those who want maximum chances at victory please practice as much as possible, and watch the following videos...

Basic Movement Tutorial

Movement Through a Pack Tutorial

Pace Card Movement Tutorial

Rider Stamina Tutorial

First time players playing Miss N Out (Glory Gears Championship Race Format)

What if id like to play and practice racing before entering the championship?

All are welcome to free play game nights hosted at Blake St Tavern's board room, each wednesday at 7pm until 9pm Sept 13,20,27, and Oct 4,11,18, and 25th. Games may also be purchased at a local Glory Gears Retailer or online at www.mindmeltgames.com (look at retailer page for local retailers) or shop online.

What if there is a question during the championship on a specific play or movement?

There will be 1 or more race officials each night you may ask to answer any questions about play.

What if someone went out of order, someone accidentally miss counted or there was an illegal movement?

It is your responsiblity to watch the board for not only your rider but others. However, gameplay will be based on the honor system. If something was a mistake, table can agree and correct as needed. If further questions arise a race official will answer and fix any issues.

What if someone gets out of line, and uses inapproriate behavior?

The Glory Gears Colorado State Championship is a fun family friendly competitive event. Glory Gears can get very competitive at times especially with great prizes up for grabs. Please realize it is all in good fun. If inapproraite behavior is used participants may be asked to leave the tournament and forfiet their spot, and chances at the consolation prizes, and 2nd chance opportunity for the final.

How long is each game and how long can I expect to play?

Each game will take roughly 50-60 mins to establish a winner of each board or game. If eliminated, participants are welcome to open free play the rest of the night with other eliminated participants at the qualifying nights, as well as food, drink and shop specials.


How is the starting positions established during the qualifying nights and the final?

Starting positions are based on order of registration! Do not hestiate! For example, with 8 tables, and 64 participants at most qualifying nights, the first 8 participants would start at pole position, 9 through 16 2nd, 17 through 24 3rd and so on. The final will be randomly picked from a raffle ticket drum.

What if we want to participate as a family?

If you have more then 2 people as a party/family members, we will do our best to make sure you each start from different tables to ensure fairness of moving to the finals.

What is the format and schedule for the qualifying and final nights?

Each night will be roughly 3 hours long. The qualifying nights will consist of 30 mins of food, drinks, socializing and bike shop announcements and offerings followed by the first round of game play (roughly an hour), brief intermission, the final round of gameplay, and finishing with awards and prizes. The final night will be similar but with consolation prizes and other unique prizes and special pro guests


How many nights of this 25 event must I be available?

If you advance to the finals, you are only required to available for 2 days. Your qualifying night and the final. However, you are encouraged to attend the final night as you may will a consolation prize and or be picked to have a second chance entry at the consolation table to be the state champion!

Can I register for more than 1 qualifying night?

Yes, if participants want additional chances of advancing to the final they may register for multiple nights. However, if advance other registrations would be forfeit. For example, participant purchased 3 different qualifying night tickets. The 1st night, they were eliminated, 2nd night they were the champ and advance to the final. The 3rd night is now forfeit, unless they would like to give the ticket to a friend or family member. (if so please email mindmeltgames@gmail.com and inform asap)

What do I need to bring to the event?

Just yourself, photo ID and your savvy bicycle racing skills!

What if I am late to an event?

The first 30 mins is a built in buffer with food and drink, to allow extra time for those who are a bit late. However, if you can't make it, your entry would be forfeit, but your consolation raffle, and ticket to be picked for the final night 2nd chance entry to be state champion would still be valid.

What if I cant make the final and Im in it!?

Please email or call mindmeltgames@gmail or 7206978337 and please give the info of your replacement for the night no less then 7 days before the final! Failure to do so would result in another finalist from your qualifying shop to take your spot in the final!

Refund Policy?

Refunds are good for up to 30 days before your entry night date!


(Alphabetical Order) (click company for more information)

Absolute Black
Atomik Carbon
Bicycle Colorado
Big Shot Bikes
Bobos Oat Bars
Blake St Tavern
Carmichael Training Systems
Colnago Bicycles
Colorado Fairing Co
Container Collective
Cross Fit Golden
Cyclist Lawyer
D Curve
Eleven Pine
Enduro Bites
Elevated Legs
Fabric Saddles
Feedback Sports
Golden Health Chiropractic
HED Wheels
Ipie Pizza(Infinitus Pie)
Mobile Bike Man
MTS Tubes
Optic Nerve
Orange Theory Fitness
Party Time Rental
Peak Perfomance Training
Pedaling Minds
People for Bikes
Pioneer S and M
Planet Cyclery
Polar Bottle
Pro Bike Express
Progressive Cross Fit
Qarv Imports
Rack Attack
Retul Fit
Rol Wheels
Skratch Labs
Slap Bag
Stages Cycling
Symmetry 360
Tommaso Bikes
Urban Escape Spa
Wilde Brands
Wish for Wheels
Wolfe Chiropathic
Yo Colorado