Valmont Bike Park

2012/04/26 - 1:54pm

 

USA Cycling announced Wednesday that Boulder had won the bid to host the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships at Valmont Bike Park. A committee from USA Cycling visited all three potential host cities in January. Boulder's Valmont Bike Park was their final stop on the tour, and Smith said organizers "came back just raving about the course." "A huge factor was the Valmont Bike Park, itself," Smith said. "It's one of the only permanent cyclocross courses around." "It offers great terrain and great facilities around the course," she added. City of Boulder Vamont Bike Park director Michael Eubank said the park was built for both daily recreation for the community and national and international events, like this.

Learn more about Cyclocross and the National Championships here.

 

Valmont Bike Park Facebook Page Valmont Bike Park Twitter

2011/11/05 - 9:10am

On October 30th, DBC Events hosted the biggest cyclocross race so far at Valmont Bike Park.  To help cheer on the racers, BMA helped run a beer garden alongside the 5280 Runup, with beer donations going directly to the Park.  All told BMA raised $2000 for the Park!

Major props go out to Boulder Beer for donating the beer for the garden, the Boulder Cup for throwing such a killer event, and of course to the great volunteers from both BMA and the City.  You all made this possible!

 

BMA vice-president Botsy Phillips presents the $2000 beer garden proceeds to Mike Eubank from the City of Boulder.

2011/10/12 - 8:28pm

Parks and Recreation Department wins 2011 Colorado Parks and Recreation Association award for Valmont Bike Park

The City of Boulder's Parks and Recreation Department was awarded the 2011 Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Columbine Award for Recreation Facility Design at Valmont Bike Park. The award was presented to Parks and Recreation Director Kirk Kincannon and Recreation Superintendent Alice Guthrie on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the CPRA Annual Conference in Grand Junction.

"This is a great honor for the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department," said Kincannon. "Valmont Bike Park was designed and constructed with the community in mind. Through our extensive public input process, we were able to create a park that appeals to all levels of cyclists and provides a great recreation facility for families. We are thrilled to have this community treasure recognized by the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association."

The opening of Valmont Bike Park in June 2011 was the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between the community and Boulder Parks and Recreation Department. A 40-acre, natural-surface bike park, Valmont was designed and developed in partnership with the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA), a group representing the area's active, off-road cycling community. BMA brought volunteers, funding and sport-specific expertise to this ambitious project. BMA also agreed to help with fundraising and long-term stewardship of the bike facility and formed a partnership with the PLAY Boulder Parks Foundation as a mechanism to receive tax-deductible donations.

The park offers trails and features for all ages, riding abilities and styles. It also incorporates the latest sustainable design features including water conservation systems; LEEDTM certified building design, solar photovoltaic power and wildlife-proof recycling and trash containers.

The addition of the park and completion of multi-use trails leading to it elevated Boulder's League of American Bicyclists' status from gold to one of only three, Platinum-level bike friendly communities in the U.S. Valmont Bike Park provides new recreation opportunities for the community and competitive venues for local, national and international events.

Valmont Bike Park Facebook Page Valmont Bike Park Twitter