Today Open Space officials announced they are going to crack down on illegal parking at trail heads and will be confiscating mountain bikes when riders are caught riding on trails not allowed for cyclists.
"The open space board has talked in the past about fines in general, and one of the issues that got us considering it was the overflow of parking along Eldorado Springs Drive at Doudy Draw and South Mesa trailheads," said Allyn Feinberg, an open space trustee.
Feinberg said the popular trailheads are often overflowing with vehicles on the weekends, with cars illegally parked along the road.
We first talked about The Crusher in the June. Looks like its back for 2012!
Swindlehurst's 'Crusher' Back For Second Helping
Salt Lake City – One of the year's most unique on- and off-road cycling events – the "Crusher in the Tushar" – will return in 2012 with the Beaver County Travel Council as a new title sponsor.
Recently-retired road and mountain bike professional and race promoter Burke Swindlehurst also announced the point-to-point race from Beaver, Utah, across one of Utah's highest roads to the ski resort at Eagle Point, will keep its mid-July date. The 69-mile race is scheduled for Saturday, July 14.
Last year's inaugural edition attracted nearly 200 road, mountain and cyclocross riders of all abilities from 17 states and Canada. An impressive line-up of professional riders included Olympian Clara Hughes – who won the pro/open women's division – along with pro mountain bike legend David "Tinker" Juarez, three-time U.S. national cyclocross champion Tim Johnson, and pro roadies Jeff Louder, Paul Mach and men's division winner Tyler Wren.
This is written in response to Jason Vogel's recent guest commentary (Camera, Nov. 10) regarding the City Council's decision not to open Anemone Hill to mountain bikes. The premise of the article is that the city has not been fair to mountain bikers and that they have been treated unjustly.
This premise is not supported by the facts. The city spent in excess of $7 million acquiring and developing the new Valmont Mountain Bike Park that opened this summer, and that costs a $150,000 a year to maintain. The vast majority of the new trails constructed in the city's open space in recent years have been opened to mountain bikes. The city is working on acquiring and constructing a connector trail for mountain bikes from Eldorado Springs to the extensive mountain bike trail system at Walker Ranch, and from Boulder Canyon up Chapman Drive to Flagstaff Mountain, at the costs of additional millions of dollars. The council also re-affirmed its commitment to engaging with county, state, and private landowners to find additional links from the city to surrounding mountain bike trail systems.
Dump truck driver faces charge of careless driving resulting in death
The driver of a dump truck who struck and killed a cyclist in Lefthand Canyon in June will be charged with careless driving resulting in death, a misdemeanor, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said Friday.
Christopher G. Loven was driving a Kenworth W900 dump truck hauling a trailer with construction equipment west on Lefthand Canyon Drive on June 17 when he turned left to go south on Olde Stage Road and collided with Eugene "Phil" Howrey, 73, of Boulder.
Howrey was thrown 39 feet and died at the scene.
A Colorado State Patrol investigation into the fatal accident had languished -- along with nearly two dozen other probes into crashes that resulted in death or serious injury -- due to a backlog in District 6, which includes Boulder and Broomfield counties.
It looks like the Mead Roubaix is in jeopardy of not happening for 2012. Here is an email I saw earlier this week.
The Mead Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Town of Mead is soliciting letters of interest, including event resume/experience to conduct a road race on April 21, 2012. Some background:
The Mead Chamber in cooperation with the Town of Mead and under the direction of Chris Grealish, of DBC Events, successfully conducted the Mead Roubaix in April , 2011. The event drew over 600 participants. The Chamber is interested in hosting a road racing event in 2012 and has reserved the tentative date of April 21 on the 2012 ACA road racing calendar. DBC has decided to “pass the baton” to another promoter and the Chamber is soliciting the interest of others to conduct the 2012 event. Chris is acting as our advisor.
The cooperation of the Town in the 2011 event included the active participation of various town departments, from the Town Manager’s assistance in the organization of the event, to the Public Works crews grading dirt portions of the course, sweeping paved streets, providing cones, assisting in street closures, etc.
The 2012 Bailey HUNDO: The Senator's Invitational will be opening registration for all legacy racers and interested applicants on Thursday, November 17th at 12 Noon on PreRace.com. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for more information.