Barry Lee hired by Without Limits Productions as its newest race director!
If you raced a Without Limits cyclocross or road cycling event in 2015 you were bound to see Barry Lee during the day. He was a jack of all trades last season, bouncing around the venue helping string course tape, conduct podium ceremonies, greet vendors, set up volunteers, and jump behind a registration table. 70 degrees and sunny or -5 degrees and snowy Barry’s passion was always evident. Maybe that enthusiasm was fueled by his giant thermos of
Conscious coffee, but either way he’s become a positive fixture in the Colorado cycling scene. For the 2016 season, Barry has been promoted to lead race director for the Sunshine Hill Climb, Guanella Pass Hill Climb, Boulder Stage Race, and 3 days of Salida.
“When Barry first moved to Boulder he jumped right in volunteering for the Mike Horgan Hill Climb and Morgul Bismark. At first we thought this guy was too good to be true: bringing 10+ volunteers out to each event, helping coordinate post-race food through Ideal Market, and helping market our races- but that’s just Barry. It’s no secret that everyone on our staff comes from a racing background, that’s a resume requirement- but Barry brought so much more to the table. He currently runs the Ninox Racing Team, has founded and directed numerous large scale events in Austin, gives back to the grass roots community with his Casey Middle School Program, and has served as a USAC official and coach. Our mission is to grow the sport at all levels: women, juniors, amateurs, and aspiring pros. So when it came to finding a race director, Barry was a perfect fit for our style of race production.” – Lance Panigutti co-owner Without Limits Productions
“When you watch Barry at an event it’s clear that he brings a fresh perspective that is needed for a well-rounded race. Having been a cat1 racer he understands the dynamics and needs of the professional level, but his passion for helping women, juniors, and beginner men overcome barriers is what leads to a balanced race for all” – Tony Panigutti co-owner Without Limits Productions
So what can we expect in terms of big changes for Barry’s events this summer? Time will tell, but rumor is the Boulder Stage Race, supported by the Sklar-RealD Cycling Team, is undergoing a huge makeover. Stay tuned for three brand new stages soon to be released!
Barry can be reached at Barry@withoutlimits.com
Barry Lee’s Background: Co Director/ manager with Austin Parks and Recreation for over ten years providing youth development cycling programs for minority and at risk kids for mountain bike including trips to Colorado. This included spin classes at Pure Austin Fitness and visits to Austin bike shops.
Founder and Director for Texas School for the Blind weekly youth spin class at Pure Austin Fitness Center, for 20 kids, for over six years. This included tandem rides and preparation to lead kids up to a tandem race for 20k at Pace Bend Road Race.
Volunteer for rides, providing donated cycling clothing, equipment, polar bottles, food from sponsors to Casey Middle School Trips For Kids Bike Club, for the last three years.
Created and was race director for the AT&T Austin Downtown Professional NRC (National Race Calendar) USA Crit Series event, for six years. This was held in center of downtown Austin partnering with AMLI Development, AT&T and the City of Austin.
Created and managed as race director the number #1 road race in Texas, the Pace Bend Road Race, on Lake Travis, outside Austin, Texas with over 700 racers. This race is still the top in attendance for the state and Boulder awards were taken down this year for podium winners.
Created and managed weekly Austin Crit series at four different locations including the current “The Driveway Crit Series” the #1 weekly Crit series in the US, with over 350 per week today by Holland Racing.
Race director for the Boulder Weekly Crit series at the Boulder Tech Center around the THULE-Case Logic office building. Promoted and hosted the NIWOT Downtown Crit, with the town of Niwot and the NBA, NIWOT Business Association. Created and managed the Longmont Twin Peaks Crit Series with NewMark Merrill and Whole Foods Market. This location and venue was under construction for the last two years and is now the base for the Boulder Omnium Race. Worked for Without Limits events as a Whole Foods Market on site vendor providing post event