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Superior Bike Park opens Saturday!

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The Superior Bike Park opens this Saturday at noon according to the Daily Camera

We reported back in October that Superior was also getting a bike park. The new park is located at Rock Creek Parkway and Honey Creek Lane. Lee McCormack is designing and constructing the park. Here is an update from Lee's website.

Design and build a bike park for the community. Riders of all ages, levels and styles. The upcoming Valmont Bike Park in Boulder will draw hardcore riders; this can really focus on local kids, families and mountain bikers.

Required features
- Jumps
- Pump track
- Natural terrain a la Lyons Bike park
- Beginner area with Strider-approved pump tack

This park will teach the skills riders need to rip the local trails. That’s what I tried in Lyons, and I think it came out nice. Heck, I’ve learned tons on the sandstone pyramid.

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Lee McCormack at Superior Bike Park

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Lee Hill Drive CLOSED week of March 21 and week of April 4.

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from City of Boulder….

Boulder County has been working on improvements to Lee Hill Drive since the beginning of the year. Substantial work on the rock walls and drainage culverts will require two road closures over the next five weeks.

Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25. Lee Hill Drive to be closed south of Wagon Wheel Gap Road (between Wagon Wheel and 4th Street) during daytime hours only (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM). Closure is to accommodate rock work on the hillside above the roadway along with rock-wall construction. No vehicles (including both bicycles and cars) will be allowed be allowed through the construction area. Wagon Wheel will remain accessible from the north.

Monday, April 4 at 8:30am through end-of-day Wednesday, April 6. Lee Hill Drive to be closed north of Wagon Wheel Gap Road (between Wagon Wheel and Olde Stage Road) all day (24 hours). Closure is to allow for the replacement of a large drainage culvert north of Wagon Wheel. No vehicles (including both bicycles and cars) will be allowed access between Wagon Wheel Gap Road and Olde Stage Road. Wagon Wheel will remain accessible from the south.

New SW4 team designed to help women who ride, become women who RACE!!

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"" SW4 team was developed for brand new road and track cyclists who have never raced before and who want to learn the fundamentals in a team environment. Team size will be limited to 20 ladies, with a waiting list created for additional women who want to join. The philosophy behind this team is that beginner female cyclists deserve a supportive and educational team where they can learn about racing, training, nutrition and tactics in a fun atmosphere.

Rides, clinics, meetings, races and more will be held primarily in the Denver and Boulder areas. The topics will range from training to nutrition to racing to pre-race strategy, both as an individual racer and also as a member of a team.

The team will be led by Megan Hottman, professional road and track cyclist, and sponsored by her law firm, Hottman Law Office. Treads Bicycle Outfitters will be the team shop and will provide a meeting location and discounts to team members. Founder Hottman says, "The goal for these women is to help them earn sufficient upgrade points in one or two seasons, to move up to SW3, and to join other locally-competitive teams. The underlying purpose in this is to keep the sport growing by bringing in new women at the beginner level, and then helping them move up. This keeps local racing exciting by keeping field sizes large, local teams fed with new riders, and also helps identify new up-and-coming talent for the professional ranks."

How to Join?

Email Megan at She’ll ask you a few questions by email to be sure you are a good fit with this group and if so, then she’ll send you instructions on how to get started.

Mead-Roubaix Video Preview

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Below is a description of the Mead Roubaix course by rider Chad Totaro

A few weeks back a few of us from the team rode out from Boulder to preview the Mead Roubaix road race course. The race isn’t for a couple of months but it was a good way to get in 4+ hours of riding while also getting excited about the first big road race. This road race is replacing the Boulder Roubaix race and it is actually a very different race, so in my opinion it is just taking its place on the calendar. The only similarity is that there are some dirt sections but very different terrain.

Valmont Bike Park Update from the BMA

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Thanks to the Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance for making this recent update on Valmont Bike Park

Last week's snow made for some good photos ops, but caused some challenges for the construction crews. They moved inside and worked on the restroom building (yes, no porta johns!!!) while the snow melted. The windy and warm weather this week dried the site off, and let the crews get back to work on the bike features. Many of the elements of the construction are weather dependent, and we are hoping for an early spring to put the finishing touches on park construction. The photo below is one of the jumps installed on concrete footers....

Berthod cyclist attacker found guilty

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On July 18th of 2010 Bryce Barker attacked a cyclist with a bat on County Road 6 just outside of Berthod. The act destroyed the bike and terrified the cyclist. The case just finished in court and Bryce was found guilty. I find the comments to our orignal story on 303 to be rather comical now that the case is closed


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