Message from Pat

Since we’ve added a second night of racing each week, we’re seeing some great rider benefits. Most obviously, we’re no longer racing until 11PM! But also, since we have fewer classes participating on each night, we are able to offer more races, and more diverse races, for each class.

As the Masters riders return from Nationals, we expect Tuesday nights to grow in participation, which means that both the Masters and Cat 4 riders will have the new opportunity to race some longer events.

In case you missed it this past Thursday night, our invitational Australian Pursuit pitted some of our very best against each other. (Congrats to Dan Holloway on his victory!)

These are examples of the sort of expansion in ridership experiences, technical skills and enjoyment that we aim to cultivate for every rider class. The best way to do that is offer each class its own full schedule!

See you at the track!


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Racing Recap

At last week’s Thursday Night Racing, the Texas Roadhouse group was pushed to its limit by some great riders from Thailand, Singapore and locals from the Colorado Front Range. “Shoey” Phonarjthan from Thailand won the Keirin and the Unknown Distance event, finishing second overall to Colby Lange who won the Super Sprint and the 50 lap finale.  

On Tuesday night, we saw excellent racing by the Masters/Cat 4 field. While Geoff Quinter keeps gaining experience and upgrade points learning from the Masters, it was Glen Winkel, Erin Witter and Terry Lott who took the top three spots. And, Joe Paulson won the Tuesday night finale. Race Results

Athlete of the Week: Aaron Miller

Starting track cycling only three years ago, Aaron Miller of Team Viking came through the BVV certification class and moved on to the Saturday Time Trials. It didn’t take long for Aaron—and the rest of us—to recognize that he is FAST! With a focus on sprinting, he has become quite successful in a short time. He is a  U.S. Masters National Champion in Match Sprint and Team Sprint—and he still keeps getting faster! “I love the atmosphere and people at the track.” Aaron explains his attraction to the sport: “The truth is, the speed is a rush and pushing yourself to the next level is what makes track cycling the sport for me.” Aaron will be a featured “invited” sprinter at this Thursday Night Racing.

Sponsor of the Week

Please welcome BVV track sponsor Wheels Manufacturing—one of the world’s largest suppliers of high-quality bicycle parts and speciality tools—and a local success story. Starting in 1998 in Boulder as a small machine shop producing cog-removal tools and chainring spacers, the company quickly grew into large-scale manufacturing facility in Louisville that produces a full line of small parts.

Wheels Manufacturing products are designed and made in the USA, which means no long wait time for overseas products of questionable quality and reliability. Consider them your domestic source for quality bicycle goods. Whether you are a cycling enthusiast, bike shop owner, frame builder or manufacturer, Wheels Manufacturing can help you out. Give ‘em a try—you’ll be pleased you did.

Stop by the Wheels tent at Thursday Night Racing |


Hit the velodrome and try something new!



Ride the track for free!

On Monday, July 30 @ 5 – 8PM

What’s that huge red structure on County Line Road? It’s a cycling track called a velodrome. In cooperation with the Parks and Recreation of Erie, you are invited to our special one-day event to give everyone—ages 9 to 90—a chance to experience the thrill of riding the banked oval track. Get ready to feel the speed!

  • Show up, sign a waiver, and ride!

  • Bring the family! Bring a picnic! Be a spectator and watch the riders

  • We supply the bikes and cycling shoes

  • Bring a helmet (we have those as well) and shorts comfortable for riding

  • Local champs on hand for demonstration races. See you there!

Learn about track cycling | Demo a bike on the banked track | Stop by to spectate!

Save some time by filling out the required waiver in advance!

More information: Boulder Valley Velodrome

Mid-Season Pass Special

Attention: If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2018 Season Pass, now is the time! Take advantage of our mid-season pass special price of $250, which includes the use of Specialized Langsters (if you need a bike). Please tell your friends and loved ones, but most importantly, come out and join us! We want you back in the saddle at BVV.
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