Now that the weather is heading south many more riders have been heading back to the Boulder Velodrome. The last time we heard about the velodrome was when Velocross opened the cyclocross season out there with a unique usage of the facility. After the last few mud fest cyclcross races the riders have been fighting many are rethinking this whole cross thing and wonder if its time to hide from the elements and return to the velodrome.
So what's happening at the drome? If you haven't been to the velodrome recently (like since last spring/winter) then you will see the mountain bike park is complete. I myself look forward to heading down there and giving it a try, maybe with my son too. The drop in rate for the mtb is $9 an hr or you can get a punch card for 10hr at $69. The velodrome has added a new power class which use CycleOps PowerBeam Trainers. The trainers are available for usage by riders whenever a class is not going on. Drop in rates are still $19 and 6 session passes are $99, $112 or $125 depending on the expiration date you select of 6, 12 or 18 weeks or you can get a cold season pass which gets you unlimited open riding for $519.
Their winter riding schedule us up with a racing schedule coming soon if you are interested. As a reminder, you can't just show up and ride the velodrome if you've never done it before, taking a class is required besides being strongly suggested for you safety and everyone elses safety.
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If you haven't tried the Boulder Velodrome and are into cycling, even if not racing, it is a unique experience that will gain you water cooler talk for weeks at the lame office job.