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 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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
▪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.
▪ 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!!