Boulder Racing did it again and pulled off a quality show at Valmont Park in Boulder. A creative course that rolled quite differently than courses previously held at Valmont. This course utilized more of the Glades section of the Park and was fast and exhausting. It was not a course for the skilled and not powerful racer. My only negative (and this really applies to most courses) is to please rake the gravel pit between heats otherwise my mid day there really isn't a gravel pit. What are your thoughts on the course?
Taylor Phinney was admittedly a wide-eyed 18-year-old "kid" who soaked up every ounce of his first Olympic experience four years ago in Beijing.
"Probably the biggest distraction for me was having the U.S. women's gymnastic team staying above me," Phinney recalled with a laugh during a press conference Wednesday at Skratch Labs on Pearl Street.
A more mature and focused Phinney -- who turns 22 next week and is still the youngest member of the American men's road cycling team -- is gearing up for a whole new experience in London.
Whether you are a first timer on the road or trails in the Denver/Boulder area or a seasoned cyclists, there are always new routes to take and areas to explore. Start your sense of exploration with one of the many Boulder and Denver Bike and Trail maps and for the real adventureous check out the Colorado Cycling map as well. Many of these maps can be ordered in print format if the download size is too challenging to work with or if you are like myself and prefer a good old fashion map in your lap in the evenings to gaze upon and dream up new routes and rides.
Boulder Cup is Colorado's biggest CX race each year but don't take our word for it, look at the past years of Boulder Cup's success in the links below. This years addition of Boulder Cup will as mentioned, take place at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder on Oct 28th. The course map is shown below. There is plenty of parking near the venue but very likely you will have to do a bit of walking or riding. Registration is managed by BikeReg and Registration is closed. Don't miss this event!
Boulder has some wonderful trails for recreational riding or commuting to your destinations but how many times have you wished, "I wish this trail would connect to that trail so I can avoid the road". Well I go through that thought process all the time and I'm not alone. There is growing strong support to create some new segments of trails that would connect many other trails to help create a ring trail around Boulder.