Even if the thought of a triathlon makes you quake in your cleats, watching this might change your mind. Pretty cool mtb features for our dirt-loving Thursday. Regardless of if this video converts you, it has raised the question: could/should WOL hold a mtb race here, along the Front Range? It's been mentioned that the WOL Crew might be gauging venues and interest to see if a new mtb series is next on their list of "to do's". Weigh in and let us know what you think, then you'd better get on your bike to start training now.
2014 Xterra Aspen Valley Course Preview
Cycling event forced to move as Boulder Valley Velodrome hits another snag
From the Daily Camera
Facility has not yet received certificate of occupancy from Erie
After a lengthy, weather-impacted construction process, the all-but-completed Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie hit another snag this week that will keep cyclists off its track.
The velodrome, located at the northwest corner of Bonnell Avenue and County Line Road, was set to host events as part of the Colorado state track cycling championships on Friday, but has canceled those races because the facility has not been fully approved to be open by the town of Erie, according to a post on the Colorado Track-Cycling Facebook page.
“We are sorry to report that we'll have to stop riding the Boulder Valley Velodrome until we get our certificate of occupancy,” reads a statement posted to the page Wednesday afternoon. “The Town of Erie informed us today that we cannot use the velodrome until we complete the Bonnell Ave access and our parking lot. They are essential for our first responders (the fire department). Those elements are in progress and we will have them completed soon.”
Amy D. Foundation seeks elite female applications.
BOULDER, Colorado (July, 2014)
The Amy D. Foundation, created in honor of cyclocross star Amy Alison Dombroski, “encourages and supports young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams.”
As one part of the Amy D. Foundation’s outreach, Amy D. Racing will facilitate the growth of elite-level women’s racing by providing a comprehensive sponsorship package to talented and driven women that exhibit character and values consistent with those that Amy displayed. The focus is on providing a much-needed bridge of support to women that strive to contend at the elite ranks of the sport.
The Amy D. Racing race schedule follows the domestic UCI events calendar and is available with the rider application. Donn Kellogg (Raleigh-Clement Cyclocross Team Manager) is managing the Amy D. Racing team. Rider applications must be received by July 22nd with a selection confirmed by August 5th.
*For application and more information, please visit amydfoundation.org/racing.
- 2014 Cross Cup Long Schedule and Policy
Mt. Evans/Pro-Women's Purse Update
To: The Colorado Cycling Community
From Deirdre Moynihan,
Ride Director, Mt. Evans
We have publicized throughout the year that if we get more than 19 SW Pro 1/2 racers we would provide a $3000 payout (or if less than that it would be $1500). This is in contrast to the $5000 men's payout. We have marketed it extensively to women, provided discounts to women's teams, reached out to WCA and we still just have 6 women registered for the Pro race. We are disappointed in these numbers, but we will keep trying next year to increase that field and ultimately provide an equal prize. We operate on a tight budget so our payouts are a big deal. So instead, we will use these funds to reward the juniors that are taking the challenge with some extra perks. We'll also recognize the Gran Fondo - which has the bulk of the women that are registered. I understand that we may receive some serious flack about this but feel I must make decisions for the fiscal health of the event. If by chance we get 20+ riders up to July 20th, we change it back to $3000.