More Valmont Bike Park news today, this press release from DBCEvents
Boulder, Colorado - July, 2011 -In 2011, the internationally recognized Boulder Cup Cyclocross race will be held at the newly opened Valmont Bike Park. Entering its sixth year, the race at Valmont Bike Park on October 30th will follow successful editions at Harlow Platts Park, the Boulder Reservoir, and Broomfield's Flatirons Crossing.
The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department has selected the Boulder Cup and DBC Events (after a competitive call for proposals) as one of only a few events to be sponsored by the city at Valmont Bike Park this year.
While the Boulder Cup is only six years old, DBC Events has been promoting cycling races along the Front Range since 1988. In the early years, race turnouts might be only 100 athletes - in 2011, 700+ are expected to line up to race Boulder Cup on October 30th.
DBC Event's Chris Grealish, views cycling as not just a sport but a way to bring a whole community together."It is not about creating a race for the cycling community but about creating an occasion for an entire community to come together," explains Grealish. "By making the Boulder Cup a community-based event, we hope to introduce Valmont Bike Park to members of the community that may not have discovered the park otherwise."
The bike park, an idea 15 years in the making, became a reality when the Boulder biking community celebrated the park's opening this June. Located at Valmont and Airport roads, the park features 40 acres of natural-surface riding and multiple trails and structures for any rider's skill level, including a tricycle area for toddlers.
The opening of Valmont Bike Park was a wonderful culmination of the collaboration between Boulder's local cycling community and the City of Boulder. The Boulder Cup is excited to host its first cyclocross event at the park - as this event embodies the same spirit of collaboration and community that helped created this unique park.