The Bill Davis Road Cup is a multi-category road race on Weld County country roads. Rolling hills with a one-mile section of dirt road makes this a spring classic.
The 2018 version has been renamed to the “Bill Davis Road Cup” in memory of Bill Davis, a member of the RallySport Cycling team that tragically lost his life during a training ride when he was hit by a drunk driver. Bill leaves behind a wife and three young sons.
Proceeds from this race will help support the Bill Davis Foundation.
A friend and teammate remembers Bill:
“Bill was the best. To me, he embodied what it meant to be good. Doing the right thing in every situation, making everyone feel included, and taking the lead where ever he saw an opportunity to do so. I met Bill several years ago when I was with some friends riding CX bikes at Valmont, ahead of the upcoming season. Bill had not been through a CX racing season yet, but all I knew was that, ‘holy crap, this guy is fast.’ We became fast friends, as he included me on his Google group lunch ride list, even though I didn’t work there. Every day you rode with Bill was going to be a hammer fest. Dang, how did this guy do it every day? Soon enough, he upgraded to my category and was quickly wiping the course with my sweat. I’ll never forget the race where I was taken out in a crash and was having a tough time finishing the race, when he passed me and gave me an encouraging hand on the back. When I joined the Rally team last year, through his encouragement, I saw how well he interacted with the team and always was willing to help the team out with race support, sponsors, and a general Rally Sport cycling team positive attitude. Really gave me the perspective of what it was like to be a part of a great team.”
“Outside of the team, Bill was very welcoming of close cycling friends into his home. He would frequently organize get-togethers at his house as the cross season approached and during the season. In fact, the day he died, several of us and our wives were supposed to get together for dinner in anticipation of the upcoming season.”
“Bill’s friendship and leadership within the cycling community really set him apart and Colorado’s cycling community has had a big hole in it since he has been gone.”
A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Bill Davis Foundation.
Bill Davis grew up in Reinbeck, IA and graduated from Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School in 1999. We have created a scholarship in his memory for a graduating senior who displays the following qualities and characteristics; dedication to his/her studies, willingness to help others, goal oriented, courage, and determination. Each year Brianne, Bill’s parents, and staff at GR will select the student based on this criteria. There is no application process for this scholarship as all graduating seniors wishing to further their education by means of college, trade, school, or otherwise will be taken into consideration.
Registration information can be found here