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Like to Bike? Join the Volunteer Courtesy Patrol

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Denver Parks & Recreation’s Park Rangers are looking for a few good bicyclists this summer.

Are you friendly? Do you love Denver’s parks and trails? Planning to be on your bicycle enjoying the outdoors this summer? The Denver Park Ranger Program wants YOU to apply be a member of the Volunteer Courtesy Patrol!

BikeDenver and Denver Parks & Recreation’s Park Rangers want YOU to apply by April 18 for selection to a new high-profile volunteer program that will help them take good care of some our favorite outdoor spaces! This is a great opportunity to meet others who love Denver’s parks and trails as much as you do and be part of very fun group!

The Volunteer Courtesy Patrol needs 45 bicyclists over the age of 18 this summer. The patrol has been expanded this year and the Park Rangers are recruiting more volunteers to help in more areas this year. Volunteers will assist Park Rangers in at least six of Denver’s most popular spaces, including; the Cherry Creek Trail, South Platte Trail, Bear Creek Trail (NEW), City Park, Washington Park, and Cheesman Park (NEW). Bike jerseys will be provided by Primal Wear. Volunteers will provide their own bicycle and helmet.

2012-03-14 - Update on Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie

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Update on Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie

Wed, 2012-03-14

Today we are excited to update the cycling community on the progress of the Boulder Valley Velodrome.

Excavation for the clubhouse, infield bunker (a bike storage depot) and access tunnels is complete and we are ready to begin construction of their footers and foundations. The storage depot is a new feature to our velodrome design. At 4,800 sqft, the depot is a sunken building that houses changing rooms and bike storage. The flat roof will protrude 22” above the infield, creating a 4,800 sqft. platform that will not obscure the spectators’ sight lines. The basement-like structure will have 8? ceilings, and the garden level entrance is wheelchair accessible. Four restrooms will flank the structure for convenience access.

Leadville Fatbike/Winter Racing

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Photos: Leaf Treinen
www.quandarygraphics.com

The winter of 2011-2012 has seen an explosion of fatbike riding. Thankfully, the Cloud City Wheelers gang in Leadville has been organizing a winter mountain bike racing series for years that welcomes both fatbikes and regular mountain bikes. The first race of the series, the Copper en Fuego, held at Copper Mountain, was a huge hit.

This past Saturday night was the third race of the series, the Mineral Belt Mayhem. It's a staple in the series and for good reason. It's an opportunity to race down the main street of downtown Leadville, Harrison Avenue.

Forty racers showed up for the race around the Mineral Belt Trail. For this race, the Cycles of Life bike shop, located on Harrison Ave. played host as the race venue. It's a unique race because the street is covered with a thick packed snow course for the annual ski joring event that is part of the yearly Crystal Carnival, which also includes a weekend full of events.

It was nearing 7pm and we started to get ready to roll. The start of the race was a neutral rollout down the main drag until the group met a local police officer, who then lead the rest of the neutral rollout until the official race start at the Mineral Belt Trail.

BMA Annual Banquet Gala changes Venues and format this year

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The big BMA Banquet isn't returning to the glamorous St. Julian Hotel this year but the fun and value in supporting BMA has not changed. Below is what you can expect from this new event


BMA's Annual Banquet Gala has evolved into the BMA Spring Soiree. While honoring the slightly fancy spirit of the Banquet, the Spring Soiree busts into new territory with:

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