Some of you may remember the April Fools story we ran April 1st saying the Boulder Roubaix was on. Well, it worked because that one story on that one day got us record traffic. What is it about the Boulder Roubaix that can turn us in the most gullible people around? I've competed in the race at least 7 times because of its uniqueness from any other race out there, I love it and apparently so do many other Coloradans too but sadly the April Fools jokes has become a nightmare because the race is not on in 09. We contacted Chris Grealish at DBCEvents the promoter for the majority of the Boulder Roubaix's about the reason for not hosting the Boulder Roubaix in 09 and if it will ever be promoted by them in the future and he said..
"It appears bulk of the racers have shifted away from Road Races and their lifestyles and mindset are more geared towards 40-60 minute criteriums. With the low turnouts for 2008 Boulder Road Race and Boulder Roubaix , we decided to try them every other year instead of every year. 400 people went to the Roubaix movie at Boulder Theater the Wednesday before the race and 250 people raced Boulder Roubaix."
It is true, the turn out in 08 was sad but many would not blame the riders but mother nature because it was held during a very cold summer raining day... still it is Roubaix, right, where were the riders?