With all this negative talk recently lets turn this conversation around to be more constructive and talk about what cycling events (not just racing) inspire you and why. This information, if we do it right, is golden information for any promoter out there to listen to. I'll start the ton with my favorite and why
CU Short Track
Hands down my favorite! It has a great location, price that can't be beat, the event is short, mid week, low pressure but still competitive if you are that way. Awesome kids race even though sometimes college students don't make the best choices for 7 year olds. Now I patiently wait the outcome of this year's CU Short Track... CU???!!?!?!
This is more of a love hate relationship, most of the hate is due to Mother Nature due to the evil winds that sometimes visit it on race day but the course is perfect, little road, little gravel and technical enough that pure strength won't cut it. This course has also always been near the various jobs I've had over the years to so is a common training route for MTB or road.
Tour De Cure - Colorado
It's not always about the course, sometimes it's about why I am doing it. The course is pleasant but the intent of the rides, the organization and hearing the stories of other fellow riders is humbling.
Now these rides are Boulder centric, nothing against Denver, there are great events there as week, City Park Crit, Lookout HC, former Sara K course.
So what do you like (not hate) and why. What are the building blocks For YOU that makes these events so great.