2011 - Buffs and Barriers

The classic Research Park CX race is back! A technical course including road, dirt two-track, quick ups and downs with plenty of passing

Registration opens at 8am. Racers must sign a standard USAC release. Registration closes 20 min before selected category start time. Race day registration only. All USAC rules and surcharges apply. MTB’s allowed, no bar-ends. No refunds. Races will run snow, rain, or shine.

Note: Ranking points for your USAC 'cross Ranking to be used at CX Nats in Wisconsin, one of the few in Colorado.


2011 - Fall Back Cross Race


- USAC Results

Event Description
Join us for the inaugural Fall Back Cross race. It will be held when Daylight Saving Time ends so be sure to set your clock back. Heck, set two clocks back to make sure you'll be on time. Your results from this race will count toward your cyclo-cross ranking which will be used for call ups at this year's Cyclo-cross National Championships in Madison, WI.

Course Description
Course is primarily grass, sand/dirt, with a start and finish on pavement. It is was also designed with input from Katie and Mark Compton. So expect to be challenged!

First race is $35 and additional races are $25. Junior races are $15. Day of registration add $10. USA Cycling annual license, road or mountain, required for all categories except Cat 4 Men and Women. Cat 4 Men and Women can purchase a USA Cycling one-day license. USA Cycling racing licenses, both one-day ($10) and annual ($60) available online at On-site registration will open at 7:00 a.m. and will close 20 minutes before each start. No refunds will be given.

Race held rain, shine, snow, or hail. Isn't that what cross is all about?!



2011 - Cross Clinic - Learn How To Ride The Sand

Learn How To Ride The Sand!

A Special Cross Clinic with Belgian Ben Berden
Wed. Oct 5th/5:30pm/Boulder Reservoir

Greetings Cyclocross Riders!

We are happy to announce a special clinic with one of the world's top cyclocross racers! Belgian's Ben Berden (Ops Ale - Clement) is in town to prepare for this weekend's USGP race in Ft. Collins and will be sharing his tips and tricks for riding through sand pits this Wednesday evening at the Boulder Reservoir. Ben is one of the top sand-riders in the world with 15 years of racing experience. He is also a 3-time winner at Koksijde, Belgium, one of the most difficult sand courses in the world and site of this season's World Championships. His techniques will also be useful for riding mud and snow, conditions we are sure to encounter later this cross season. Of course, we will also be working on mounting and dismounting and other cross skills with BCS CX Team Ambassadors Pete Webber, Kristin Weber and Brandon Dwight.

When: Wednesday, Oct 5th at 5:30, sharp! Ready to ride
Where: Boulder Reservoir main parking lot. Map Here:
How Much? It's free!


2011 - Alpha Cross- State CX Championship

Photo Credit: Chuck Parsons

Results Day 1

Results Day 2

Pictures / Video

Author: Mary Topping - Pro-cycling writer
@butterflywriter on Twitter

The 2011 Colorado State Cyclocross Championships course at Rhyolite Park in Castle Rock demanded full throttle from competitors during the entire race. The start and finish areas lay in a bowl surrounded by hills partially covered in snow. Riders set off from the park’s entrance up a long climb on the road that one racer described as twice the distance of a typical sprint start. Once in the park the course snaked up and down a hillside then continued to one of the most challenging aspects of the course, a steep flyover on one side of the finish line. Riders frequently crossed wheels and limbs near the top when those they followed couldn’t ride it all the way up and clip out fast enough. The course then dipped into splashy mud and rose to closely spaced barriers which led to the back-side of the course. Riding under the fly over, through the finish line, then alongside the pits, the riders faced a run-up that most rode to return to the top half of the starting climb.



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