Organizers of the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival and the Superior Morgul Weekend have announced an ongoing partnership to bring two of Colorado’s signature events together to create the most-exciting weekend on the state’s cycling calendar.
For the past four years, the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival has hosted the region’s largest gathering of custom framebuilders, component and accessory manufacturers, distributors, cycling service providers, and non-profits. “It’s been incredible to see this event grow, and to see the community come together around it. Finding a home in Superior and partnering with Without Limits/Boulder Racing will allow us to really grow this event and make it a staple on the national cycling calendar,” said event-owner Carol Johnson of Miles Ahead Events, Co.
The Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival will take place in conjunction with the Downtown Criterium on May 19th. The three-day Superior Morgul features a Friday Evening Time Trial on May 18th, a downtown criterium on the 19th, and the famous Morgul Bismark Road Race on the 20th. A smaller expo will also be situated near the finish of the road race on Sunday to entertain race spectators.
This weekend isn't all about racing though, it's about the joys of cycling, a passion that helped bring the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival and the Superior Morgul together. "The past two seasons the Town of Superior has done an amazing job with their kids zone, on course expo, and post race festivities. By bringing the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival to the Saturday Summit Criterium and Sunday Morgul Bismark we're hoping to build on that momentum," said Lance Panigutti of Without Limits/Boulder Racing.
The Superior Morgul’s roots stretch back to the days of the Red Zinger and Coors Classic, launching the iconic careers of US Stars like Davis Phinney and Ron Kiefel. The 2012 addition of a Friday Time-Trial, a new citizen's ride of the Morgul Bismark, a relationship with the US Pro Cycling Challenge, and joining the Nature Valley Pro Chase are just some of the highlights that have already attracted the eyes of cyclists across the nation.