Boulder Junior Cycling (BJC) is pleased to announce the addition of a Road and Track program for 2011. The Track and Road programs join the successful and nationally-recognized BJC Mountain Bike and Cyclocross programs. The program is open to all kids 10 through 18. Kids will be placed in a group appropriate to their skill level and will be taught by USA Cycling certified coaches.
There will be a kickoff meeting with more information at Boulder Indoor Cycling (upstairs) on Wednesday February 16th at 6:00. There will be a presentation by a coach and parent volunteer. There will also be jersey’s available to try on for those joining the team. There are two options for Developmental riders - a single ride per week with racing on the weekend; and two rides per week. There is an option for older, more advanced riders as well.
The formal season will start on the week of April 4th and go until the week of August 8th.
Costs are as follows:
Developmental 2 (1 ride/wk; plus racing) - $450
Developmental 1 (2 rides/wk; plus racing) - $625
Advanced (2 rides/week; plus racing and advanced coaching) -$850
I think Boulder has lost its BRA or maybe they never had a BRA. Those who follow cycling news, especially that of recent events on West TSA access have to take a moment and reflect on the power of BMA. Whether the BMA wins or not the West TSA access issue it shows the power of a tightly knitted mountain biking community! So where is BRA (Boulder Road biking Association)?
The City has partnered with Boulder Bike Sharing, a newly formed, local nonprofit that will be operating as Boulder B-cycle, to bring a public bike sharing system to our community. Boulder B-cycle will own, manage and maintain the system. It is scheduled to launch in May 2011, with 200 bikes and 25 stations stretching from the Downtown corridor to 29th Street.
The City has garnered a $250,000 federal grant for the bike-share program, and Boulder B-cycle will begin a grassroots fundraising and sponsorship campaign in November to raise the rest of the necessary funds. Visit boulderbcycle.com for more information.
A public bikeshare system will help meet the sustainability goals established by the City of Boulder by reducing single-occupant vehicle trips, vehicle miles of travel and transportation-related emissions. Other goals of the program are to:
Increase use and awareness of Boulder's award-winning bikeway system;
Create new bicycle commuters;
Expand community partnerships in support of bicycling as an active, fun and convenient transportation mode; and
Leverage city contribution and commitment of the program with community-based sponsorship revenues.
February 3, 2011--This bill for bicycle access faces a critical vote any day. Please contact your state House Representative and ask for their support of House Bill 1092.
Why House Bill 1092 Matters
Freedom to Travel
One of America's economic cornerstones is the freedom for people to travel from state to state and from town to town. Residents and visitors are being banned from travelling to sections of the state when using a bicycle. These restrictions on people's travel hurt the 29% of Coloradoans without a driver's license (2009-2010 CDOT Fact Book.) HB 1092 ensures people's ability to travel across the state.
Colorado can't afford to ban bicycling in its communities. Bicycling is the second most popular Active Outdoor Sport in Colorado as reported by the Outdoor Industry Foundation's 2009 study. Colorado Active Outdoor Recreation:
Contributes over $10 billion annually to Colorado's economy
Supports 107,000 jobs across Colorado
Generates nearly $500 million in annual state tax revenue
How extensive is your Boulder/Denver History knowledge? Can you help presearve history and fill in all missing gaps you know of. With the comments I'll rebuild the page. Should be fun. I'll also gladly take photos to post, send them to kris at 303cycling . com