By Bill Plock
For now, the Boulder Valley Velodrome appears to be on its way to surviving and flourishing with a new partner and operational mode. Said Cari Higgins who has been leading the effort to keep the velodrome open, “we have a corporation that is under contract to buy the land where the Velodrome exists. We will then be organizing a non-profit to operate it and meet the financial requirements of the new owner. It’s not clear yet how hands-on they will be with the operation, but they will most likely have some presence at the very least on the board of the non-profit. Through this entire process of exploring ownership, we discovered many new people who share our passion and want to make this succeed.”
Two simultaneous avenues of investment into buying the land were being pursued; that of multiple personal investors and one of a single corporate investor. In the end, one company stepped up to buy the land. “Once the buyer is ready, they will be making an announcement and the non-profit will be reaching out to the locals for support to help keep this amazing venue sustainable,” said Higgins.
Also this weekend the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado chose five new board members. Congratulations to; Melissa Langworthy, Kim Nordquist, Joe Lewis, Jon Tarkington, Glen Winkel.
Speaking of congratulations, “across the pond,” eight Coloradans competed in the World Cyclocross Championships in Switzerland. Madigan Munro of Boulder took third in the Junior Division and Katie Compton was fourth in the Elite field. Other Coloradans who finished in their respective divisions; Eric Brunner 13th, Gage Hecht 16th, Cassidy Hickey 35th, Michaela Thompson 37th, Tea Wright 4oth and Jared Scott 60th.