October 28 (Boulder, CO) Organizers of the Boulder Cup cyclocross race have announced a change of location for the annual event scheduled Sunday November 1. The international caliber race has been relocated to The Boulder Reservoir replacing the south Boulder location at Harlow Platts Park.
The fall storm that has blanketed the Front Range of Colorado with a heavy layer of wet snow on Tuesday night and Wednesday forced the decision on City of Boulder and event organizers in an effort to avoid damage to the turf at Harlow Platts.
Race director Chris Grealish described the move as the best alternative given the fragility of the turf at Harlow Platts, “The racers love Harlow Platts because of the challenging nature of the grassy terrain but we have an agreement with the City of Boulder to make a move if conditions there risk long-term damage to the park.”
The schedule of events for the event remains unchanged with racing takes place all day beginning with local amateurs at 8:00 am. The professional men and women race during the afternoon beginning at 2:30 with the Elite Women followed by the Elite Men at 3:20. A complete schedule is available at www.crosspartners.net