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Upcoming at the BOULDER VALLEY VELODROME

JULY 29th - Wednesday Night - 7pm Start
Colorado State Scratch Race Championships
(yes there will be other races as well!)
Pro, 1-2 Men; Pro 1-3 Women & Cat 3 Men
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-1830
JULY 30th - Thursday Night - 7pm Start
Race categories:
SR Men 1-3, SR Men 4, Masters 40+, SR Women
Colorado Cup Races for Jrs.
Jr. 9-12; Jr Women 13-16 & Jr. Men 13-16
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-1588
AUGUST 1, 2015 - TIME TRIALS - NEW START TIME
ALL CATEGORIES - YOU PICK YOUR EVENT
(except Hr. Record Attempt) :)
Registration/Warm-up - 9am
Time Trials - 10am - Noon
This week at the Boulder Valley Velodrome!
July 22 - Wednesday Night - Keirin & Elimination
CO State Championships presented by Groove Subaru continue this Wednesday at 7:00pm.  Also separate races for Category 3 Men as well!
July 23 - Thursday Night - Junior CO Cup Races
This Thursday is the 2nd Colorado Track Cup race for Juniors at the BVV! 
In August we move to Colorado Springs so make sure you come and grab some points!!
Saturday Time Trials - Time Change - July 11th (8pm Start)
Saturday TT's are moving to 8pm Start Time this week.  Registration will be set up at 7pm.
Warm-up starts at 7:30p - That means you have a chance to ride under the lights!! Don't miss a chance to get your name on the board! 

Wednesday, June 24

Colorado State Keirin Championship Presented by Groove Subaru
Racing for Pro, Cat 1-2, Womens Pro Cat 1-3 and a separate Category 3 Mens field.
Races in addition to the Keirin Championships: Point-a-Lap, SuperSprint; Points Race.
The purse is $500 and state championship medals. Racing begins at 7PM.
Pre-register at https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-1830

Oskar Blues Brewery

Thursday Night Racing, June 25

Oskar Blues Night
Come out and race this special night! Oskar Blues will have beer and tacos for sale. All sales benefit the Can’d Aid Foundation. With 100 tickets already pre-sold for the event, don’t miss your chance to ride in front of a great crowd! Pre-register at https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-1588

Special Note:

We want the race field to be impressive on Thursday night and since state championships are the night before, I worry that we may have a diminished turnout. Therefore, if you race states on Wednesday, I will personally pay your entry fee on Thursday night. You’ll probably be a little tired, but I would greatly appreciate your help on this matter. Call it a two for one. Let us know on Wednesday so we can register you for Thursday.   -  Doug Emerson


 

 

 

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TNR

Due to the success of Thursday night racing, we’ve come up with new parking guidelines. Race participants are prioritized over spectators with regard to parking spots. However, once the lot is full, cars will be directed to Carbon Ct., the side street across County Line Rd. If you can manage to carpool, it would be a big help. We have a legislated capacity of 275 people in our infield. Last week we had 73 racers, and ~60 spectators, and the lot was full, with an additional 50 cars parked across the street. We can do better than this! If you can’t carpool, perhaps you could rendezvous with a couple of other cars on Carbon Ct., and pile into one car to park in the BVV lot.

Another change implemented; Thursday Night Racing registration has gone online! Riders have until noon the day of the event to register. This will speed up the check in process at the track. Note: if an event is cancelled due to weather conditions registration fees will be refunded. The field is limited, so please check the registration site to be sure slots are still available. Registration link: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-1588

Warm-up period for the TNR
We had 74 riders last Thursday and we will get to a point where the fields will be limited. We will monitor the track during warm up and will limit the number of riders on the track. If you have rollers or a trainer, we STRONGLY advise you to bring them and warm-up on the infield or in the bunker. Rider safety is paramount.

Pro-Am

Rocky Mountain Pro-Am Series

Wednesday nights starting June 24!

First off, a big thanks to the folks at Groove Subaru for stepping up as a Presenting Sponsor of the series…These guys are great, so when your buying your next car remember they walk the walk! The online registration is now open for the Rocky Mtn Series – There is racing for Men Pro, Cat 1-2, a separate field for Cat 3 Men and a Women Pro, and a Cat 1-3 field. Again, we have field limits, so get signed up for the series asap! $30 online - $40 on site. Registration: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-1830

 

 

 

 

Masters

Master State Championships – July 4 & 5

Registration for Masters State is now open – (Online registration only) Registration closes at noon on July 3. This allows us to get start sheets out to all riders the evening of the 3rd. In this way, you know the approximate start times of the pursuits & scratch races. Out goal is to try and make the event as fun as possible and not have to have riders spend all day at the track if they don’t have to. So please sign up – We know this is different than in years past but we are sure it will be a positive move!
Registration Link: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2015-2262

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TNR RACE REPORT – May 28, 2015

Opening night for the Boulder Valley Velodrome (BVV) finally is finally in books and from all accounts it was a rousing success.  The infield was rocking as spectators mixed with a Buffalo Bicycle ClassicFund Raiser to ensure the riders were supported on every lap.  Long-time cycling expert Bruce Hildenbrand provided insight and fun into the race announcing, and of course the rider’s provided the excitement that so many of have been waiting for years to see!  If you missed it mark your calendar for next week’s program – The CO Track Cup begins next Thursday for Masters - Racing starts at 7pm.  Below find a brief report on the events – Full Results on www.bouldervalleyvelodrome.com


Pro 1-3 Men Report

A field of 18 Senior Men lined up for the Opening Night racing program. And from the first lap to the final they didn’t disappoint the crowd!   Steven Herzfeld took the Snowball Sprint by making a great move with 3 laps to go and never looking back!  Steven will be the answer to a future trivia question – “Who won the first race at the Boulder Valley Velodrome?” 

 

After the “speed” event, the Zach Allison & Liam Donoghue laid the wood to the group.  This duo kept attacking in nearly every race and finished 1-2 the Elimination, Win & In and the 10km Scratch Final – This included the two lapping the field in the finale.  The racing was fast and furious with 12 of the 18 riders scoring omnium points many riders showed good form especially this early in the season.

 

Snowball Sprint

Elimination

Win & In

10k Scratch

1. Steven Herzfeld

1. Zach Allison

1. Liam Donoghue

1. Zach Allison

2. Zach Allison

2. Liam Donoghue

2. Zach Allison

2. Liam Donoghue

3. Peter Lucke

3. Brad Tyra

3. George Jordan

3. Andrew Kruse

 

 

Women Report

The first night of racing saw a field of 10 women take to the track. Maddie Tuggle and Amy Shepard split victories and even tied in the omnium competition (ties are broken by most victories- Congrats to Amy).  Maddie also finished 2nd in the combined Women’s / Masters Finale.  With more women taking the BVV Certification course we are excited about watching the women’s field grow!

 

Snowball Sprint

Elimination

Win & In

5k Scratch w/ Masters

1. Amy Shepard

1. Madison Tuggle

1. Amy Shepard

2. Madison Tuggle

2. Madison Tuggle

2. Vera Divenyi

2. Madison Tuggle

6. Amy Shepard

3. Vera Divenyi

3. Amy Shepard

3. Vera Divenyi

8. Renee Schroeder

 

Masters Men 40+ Report

 

Our Masters field had 11 racers in it and might have been the most competitive top to bottom.  Each of the Masters races produced a different winner as Rich Voss, Greg Langer, Thom Miller & Dane Emde all found different ways to win. The racing was very interesting with 10 of the 12 riders scoring Omnium points - tonight gave us a small peak of what to expect from our Masters Group. It should be a fun year!

 

Snowball Sprint

Elimination

Win & In

5k Scratch w/ Women

1. Rich Voss

1. Greg Langer

1. Thom Miller

1. Dane Emde

2. Thom Miller

2. Russ Miears

2. Greg Langer

3. Greg Langer

3. Dane Emde

3. Tim Tuggle

3. Russ Miears

4. Eric Maxfield

 

 

Senior Men Cat 4 Report

 

The Cat 4 Men field had 9 riders with the majority of these being the Junior/ Under 23 variety.  Though this is the beginning group the riders all rode well and considering it was the first night of the season showed good bike handling and pack awareness.  Chet Henry stole the show – Winning every race and EVERY sprint in the Points Race.    

 

Snowball Sprint

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Points Race

1. Chet Henry

1. Chet Henry

1. Chet Henry

2. Andrew Johnson

2. Max Schmidtmann

2. Max Schmidtmann

3. Max Schmidtmann

3. Andrew Johnson

3. Andrew Johnson

 


CHECK OUT THE BOULDER VALLEY VELODROME FOR INFO ON NEXT WEEKS RACES!
 
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Saturday Time Trials - Beginning May 30th, Saturday Time Trials will be Rider’s Choice. From flying 200m to 4km pursuit, you can get timed in the discipline of your choosing. Since the weather has undermined our first few Saturdays, we felt this flexible format would be the best preparation for State Championships.

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▪ Youth participation at BVV is going to be a significant part of our future.

The Youth Velodrome Challenge begins on June 2nd, and BRAC has got involved to help!  Information on the program can be found on the website if you are planning to sign up make sure you hit the SHOP button -
You can STILL register so Come out and  Join the Fun!!
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