Description: North Boulder Criterium is a Colorado cycling iconic race. For many years this race served as finishing race in the Red Zinger Bike Race. While this doesn't the the award for oldest race in Colorado, City Park in Denver has that, this one probably has the most exposure and attendance than any other race. Starting in 1974 this race has see a lot of great racing though the course of the first to decades was larger than the one used today [Anyone know the official old course?]. This race truly symbolizes Colorado bike racing and those show respect for it's history Boulder will be constructing a North Boulder Park Monument plan to start construction in summer of 2010. This was the race that Davis Phinney watched as a 16yr and knew this was the sport for him. At the height of it's popularity, it was said that as many as 300,000 people descended upon North Boulder Park to witness the Men's and Women's Pro Races.
Course: It has changed a little from the past but majority stays the same, left turns around North Boulder Park
Map & Course views