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The Boulder Valley Velodrome is a 250-meter wooden cycling track in Erie, Colorado which for 5 years served as a training ground for Olympians, and a place of discovery and excitement for those new to track cycling.
Founded by Frank Banta and Doug Emerson and designed by renowned track architect Peter Junek, Boulder Valley Velodrome is an Olympic-caliber track that boasts the angles and altitude for some of North America’s best riding. The property was acquired in 2008, construction began in 2011, and the track opened in 2013.
In 2013, a week away from opening, 70m of the track was destroyed by a tornado. Then, after a month’s worth of repairs, lightning struck in the same spot. That was the month of the disastrous Boulder flood.
Over its 5 years of operation, the velodrome hosted numerous national and international cycling events and was a popular destination for anyone from Olympians to amateur cyclists and families – really anyone with the need for speed.
The facility was put up for sale in 2019 and has since fallen into disrepair.
In 2020, a group of dedicated cycling enthusiasts launched a campaign to resurrect the velodrome and restore it to its former glory. Their efforts have included fundraising through GoFundMe, seeking sponsorships, and recruiting volunteers to help with the restoration work.
The goal of the campaign is to create a world-class cycling destination that will attract riders from all over the world and help to promote the sport of cycling. With the support of the community, the Boulder Valley Velodrome is poised to once again become a vibrant center of cycling culture and competition.
The Boulder Valley Velodrome’s story is, and will always be, a story of passion, perseverance, and community.
Out of the 26 velodromes in the country, the Boulder Valley Velodrome is one of just two tracks that meet Olympic standards.
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