We are incredibly pleased to launch the Colorado Track Cup in 2013, with a balanced calendar of events between the 7-11 Velodrome in Colorado Springs and the Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie. Funding and support for Colorado Track Cup has come from the Colorado Velodrome Association, and with funding in place, we have contracted with Pat McDonough to serve as our Track Coordinator. Pat has a tremendous amount of track and cycling experience, including an Olympic silver medal and years running the velodrome in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. Zach Lee created a smashingly good logo, we have our awards, vests, and trophies in place, and we are building a comprehensive racing calendar and points competition for Colorado track racing.
In 2013, Colorado will be home to two fantastic velodromes: the 7-11 Velodrome in Colorado Springs, and the Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie. We are working to build unprecedented collaboration between these two venues to best provide our cycling community with unparalled track racing.
The 7-11 Velodrome is part of the Olympic Training Center and was built to prepare American athletes for the 1984 Olympic Games. This 330 meter track has hosted amateur track racing in the Springs for the last 25 years, including midweek racing, weekend racing, National Championships, UCI International events, season-long points competitions, and programs to help beginners understand all the great racing events on the track.
The Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie is planning to open this year after five years of work. This 250 meter wooden track will be fast, fun and a huge compliment to the Boulder County and Colorado cycling community.
A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in this amazing project.
2013 track racing will start in May and go into September. Stay tuned for details on racing and training at the two venues - this is an exciting time for track racing in Colorado!