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  • BRAC Announces Reorganization

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that Shawn Farrell has accepted the interim position of Operations Manager for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC). This interim position will focus on day-to-day operations of the organization and creating a new staff organizational structure

    Read all about it (PDF) on the BRAC Website

  • Driver in crash that injured cyclist Dale Stetina sentenced

    From the Daily Camera:

    Ryan Dowd had faced up to year in jail

    The driver involved in a Lefthand Canyon crash last year that left former professional cyclist Dale Stetina with life-threatening injuries was sentenced to 60 hours of community service by a Boulder judge last week.

    Ryan Dowd, 40, of Longmont, pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in injury -- the original count in the case -- on Aug. 29. In addition to the community service, he will have to pay court costs and restitution. The amount of restitution will be determined at a later hearing.

    Careless driving resulting in injury is a Class 1 traffic offense and is punishable by up to a year in jail.

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  • BRAC Executive Director is stepping down

    From BRAC's Facebook page

    After over a year of service I, Aaron Bouplon, Executive Director of the Bicycle Racing Association, have decided to resign in order to pursue other interests.

    I greatly value my experiences and the good times I have had with our members, event directors, and photographers. We have some amazing Board members and officials that I will also miss working with. I'm excited about the growth that we've accomplished in the past year. We've seen an increase in the number of women giving the sport a chance (and sticking with it), our junior camps sold out, and our beginner clinics were well attended and the riders made huge improvements.

    I'm thankful to the many of you that help make bike racing in Colorado a fantastic experience.I would like to give special thanks to Clint Bickmore, Deirdre Moynihan, Jon Tarkington, Chris McGee, Chris Grealish, Keith Nordstom, and Andy Johnson.

    My last day will be November 19th. Please feel free to contact me if there is anything that you need. Thank you for being a great group of people, I'm honored to have been able to work for you.

    -Aaron Bouplon

  • Boulder Valley Velodrome asking for help from Erie

    From the Daily Camera
    After more than two-and-a-half years of building, and some notable setbacks, owners Doug Emerson and Frank Banta are asking for help from the town of Erie to get things rolling at the much-anticipated Boulder Valley Velodrome.

    The financial situation surrounding the outdoor cycling track — at the northwest corner of Bonnell Avenue and County Line Road — is running "a little thin," Emerson said, partly because of two major weather events that severely delayed construction.

    The first setback came Aug. 3, 2013, when a violent thunderstorm blew through Erie and flattened the easternmost portion of the open-air structure, a calamity that set back completion a full year, Emerson said. The historic Boulder County flood of 2013 came a month later, doing less physical damage but further delaying construction.

    As such, Emerson said he and Banta are seeking short-term exemptions from some town building codes and a temporary certificate of occupancy so they can start offering classes and other services at the velodrome and infuse the money into completing the final details..

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  • Welcome Addie to sales at 303Cycling

    Addie Levinsky

    As some may know, Katie has left us to join Feedback in Golden where I know she will do great. In her place Addie Levinsky will be replacing her. We are excited to have her onboard in the critical position and one that we hope can grow over time. Who is she? Well without overusing the word, Addie lives for adventures in the mountains. She discovered cycling just over five years ago and became enamored with pounding on the pavement for hours at a time and riding fast in circles around office parks. Then, she discovered the dirt and everything changed. Now an enthusiast for back-country mountain biking and rock climbing, she firmly believes in suffering all in the name of fun (and post-ride coffees and pastries, always). She holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado and interned with VeloNews for six months fueling her passion for journalism and writing. She now handles sales at 303Cycling is extremely excited about the Colorado cycling community. She also writes freelance for various publications, and is working on starting her own adventure zine.

    To get in touch with Addie drop her a line at addie at 303cycling.com or sales at 303cycling.com