Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oskar Blues Lyons Outdoor Games - Images

Images from the 2010 Oskar Blues Lyons Outdoor Games via

Friday, June 11, 2010


Just in case grab that rain gear that has been sitting in the closet for the last 10 months and come on out to the Games. Remember if you bring it you won't need it. We have had some minor changes in the venues due to the high water levels but rest assured all events are still scheduled for this weekend. The kayaking... events in Meadow Park should be awesome! Be here for all the kayaking, trick bike demos, skate boarding, chainsaw carving, vendor expo area, music, food, dog competitions and all around outdoor enthusiasm. Competitions range in level from professional to beginner creating exciting and entertaining outcomes. There will also be a 5k "Dash and Bash" trail run, clinics, demonstrations, and exhibitions open to the public and performed by elite athletes. All of this will be brought to you by Oskar Blues Brewery and Smith Optics, this three day event offers entertainment for the whole family, the Lyons Outdoor Games is a must see. So, load up the family and head to nearby Lyons for a breathtaking spectacle set among redrock cliffs and shady riverside. This event is FREE to all spectators! Check out the updated schedule of events, maps, donated items for sale and more at our website

Thursday, June 10, 2010


The South Saint Vrain river is crakin' & Lyons Outdoor Games is ready to roll. We have world class PLAN A & PLAN B depending on the river levels so it is GAME TIME!! Grab & Dale's Pale Ale & watch the best boaters in the world attack the SSV.

Here are a few shots from the SSV Narrows.

Check out the COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for the weekend that includes Bike Dirt Jumps, Pumptrack & Short Track competitions, dog competitions, live music & a Smith Optics after Party at Oskar Blues Brewery!
Lee McCormack rippin' the Pumptrack.
Jen Gersbach drops into an off camber left hander in the Mountain Bike Short Track.
A Full On Clicked Out Turndown in the Dirt Jump competition.

See you this weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lyons Outdoor Games Ups The Ante: TAO vs. The World

Check it out at Canoe & Kayak.

Tao Berman has a deal for you: If you can beat him in the Lyons Outdoors Games’ extreme race June 12 he’ll pay you $500, bringing the first-place payday to $1,000.
But Berman also struck a deal for himself: Oskar Blues Brewery stepped to the Microphone & told Tao they would match his offer of $500 & up the ante by providing a year of free beer to him if he can pull out the win.

That’s the deal the 31-year-old extreme racer negotiated with Marty Cronin, the event’s organizer and vice president of sales for Jackson Kayak.
“It all started because I know they have the best race course in the country, but their purse isn’t big enough to attract the country’s best talent,” Berman says.

The race on South St. Vrain Creek began in 2007 when Andrew Holcombe won the inaugural event. But since 2008, no one has had faster lines than Berman.
“When Tao called and started going off on me, I’m like, ‘I’m just trying to make an event go,’” Cronin says. “And then he says ‘I’ll put up $500 of my own money.’ All of the sudden I’m like ‘Holy sh*t, that sounds cool.’ It created a nice little twist.”

“Colorado has a lot of fast paddlers,” Berman says. “Scott Shipley lives in Lyons. I’m willing to put up this money knowing there’s no guarantee that I’m going to win. I’m doing it, partly to give myself even more motivation to train harder.”