Cycling event forced to move as Boulder Valley Velodrome hits another snag

From the Daily Camera

Facility has not yet received certificate of occupancy from Erie

After a lengthy, weather-impacted construction process, the all-but-completed Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie hit another snag this week that will keep cyclists off its track.

The velodrome, located at the northwest corner of Bonnell Avenue and County Line Road, was set to host events as part of the Colorado state track cycling championships on Friday, but has canceled those races because the facility has not been fully approved to be open by the town of Erie, according to a post on the Colorado Track-Cycling Facebook page.

“We are sorry to report that we'll have to stop riding the Boulder Valley Velodrome until we get our certificate of occupancy,” reads a statement posted to the page Wednesday afternoon. “The Town of Erie informed us today that we cannot use the velodrome until we complete the Bonnell Ave access and our parking lot. They are essential for our first responders (the fire department). Those elements are in progress and we will have them completed soon.”

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Nicely done Don! While it would be nifty to have a roof someday, it's already a great track with a pretty incredible sense of community and hasn't officially opened yet. When compared to what many of us spend on Bikes, tires and entry fees, the track is actually pretty affordable. I'll admit, I was skeptical like many but the few times i got out with my club and turned left I was damn happy. I can't wait for the chance to get out there again!

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