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Immortalize yourself in stone! Buy a brick for Valmont Bike Park!

IT IS REAL FOLKS!! The Valmont Bike Park is officially underway after a unanimous voting session by the Boulder City Council. The vibe surrounding the project is unbelievable and people are tremendously excited.

In fact, work has already begun! BMA and Parks and Rec staff are working with landscape architects to select a team of world class trail designers. Solicitations have literally come in from around the globe by well known trail architects to get involved in this project. As previously reported the park will offer SO MUCH to the off road cycling community such as...

• A UCI World Championship Cyclocross Race Course
• A BMX Jump Course
• A Pump Track
• Mountain Bike Skills Course
• Four Cross Track
• Singletrack Trails
• Progressive Challenge - For the Entire Family!

All this said, we want to make this park WORLD CLASS and build all the special features you desire for the ultimate experience. While we have funding coming in from the City of Boulder, the Valmont Bike Park Committe is also working with Go Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) for a grant of $200,000! This will get us further in completing the whole vision but your donations will make ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

For the indiviual contributor, the Valmont Bike Park Committee is going Northern European:


The Comittee is offering a Buy a Brick Campaign! You as an individual, your family, your team...even your company can become immortalized in stone with an inscribed brick placed in a special area of the park...likely to be near the circuits start/finish complex. Just envision your cross race in Boulder starting and finishing in a mad sprint across pave'. SWEET!

Click on the Buy A Brick image above and it will take you to the page to quickly learn about all the options you have to help financially support this cause. Out of the gate today, donations are rapidly approaching $10,000! Amazing support already from the community.

Donations can start as low as $25!! But to make it fun, there are all types of sponsorship opportunities you as an individual or your organization/company can get involved with:

Contribution Options:
• $25 Valmont Supporter- Keep me in the loop!
• $50 Fat Tire Society- Single track in Boulder? Sign me up!
• $100 SwitchBack Member- Engraved Individual Brick* (includes 1 year BMA individual membership)
• $250 CycloCross Founder– Engraved Medium Brick* (includes 1 year BMA individual membership)
• $500 Big Ring Society– Engraved Large Brick* (includes 1 year BMA individual membership)
• $1,000 Top of the Podium– Engraved XL Brick* (with your company logo or a personalized message and 1 year BMA individual membership)
• Other - Fill in a random amount you would like to contribute.

We have lofty goals for permanent structures to enhance the park experience. If you or your company wants to be more involved, we are looking for donations to construct the following.

• Podium $2,500
• Belgian Run-Up $5,000
• Pump Track $25,000
• Event Registration Shelter $25,000
• Tot Lot Play Ground $50,000

We really appreciate any financial or volunteer support you can contribute.

Click HERE to learn more about ways to get involved.

It's happening!!!

'Cross on.

Reader Comments (12)

Very envious of all of that stuff down in the republic. Now if only Boulder were a more mtb-friendly town to live in. Damn hippies and open space. Breck has great trails, but we could use a pump/bmx/cross area for sure.

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

Now my dear Jeff, the VBP *will* make Boulder a more MTB friendly town! That and epic connector trail systems being worked on by BMA between Heil and Hall ranches will be SWEET! Lots going on for the fat tire types here in the hippe bubble. When you come here and do a race in the VBP some day, you'll be stoked!

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

i wanna get stoned at Valmont park! oh wait....

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKP


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July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

spam alert! Go Sandi!

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sandi: Tell you what. If your company buys a brick and supports the Valmont Bike Park, I'll link to your platform. Whosaboutit?

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg


Is the Belgian Run up "Belgian" because there is a chocolate fountain running alongside? Or perhaps something more frothy?

[Insert Homer Simpson-esque noise here...]

Hope all is well!


July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

a race at the VBP would be epic. already I love the Xilinx venue. Who cares if I "eradicate" a prairie dog during a race. Oh, ummm, the Republic would care. Hopefully this November I will fare better at Harlow Platts.
The community support is pretty incredible there. My in-laws live up on Sugarloaf, the connector down from Betasso is pretty slick. Too bad it's only open half the week to mtb'ers. The epic connector will be the cat's meow.

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

I admire your enthusiasm, but gotta tell you I'd rather see the money spent on making the town more bike-friendly. That includes driver education courses, better connections between bike paths, greater differentiation between what is the street/what is the bike path, etc.
Don't get me wrong, the bike park will be rad, but there's other stuff I'd like to see first.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

Thanks for the comment Phil! I hear you but from my observation, Boulder *is* doing quite a bit to better the connections between bike paths to make it safer for commuters, kids, etc. As we speak, most of Broadway in NoBo is dug up to widen to specifically re-lay bike paths to link us up here in no-mans-land with the rest of civilization. Further, if you look at all the work done over the last 18 months in and around many major intersections (e.g. Broadway/Iris or Arapahoe/Foothills, multi-million dollar efforts were spent to route paths under the intersections to make it safetr and more fluid for bikers. More can always be done but I've been fairly impressed with the efforts. Education will be good but the concept of driver education would be overwhelmingly monumental. You and I know that teh general behavior of your average citizen (who is a non biker proportionally) will simply not 'get it'. It' shard to educate people to be less retarded while behind the wheel. I'd rather see the money spent on stuff I'm seeing...e.g. routing paths to safer places and where possible (e.g. most dangerous), put distance between cyclists and cars. Just my $.02.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

"It' shard to educate people to be less retarded while behind the wheel."
Hah! Agreed. And thanks for updating me on the progress. I've only heard dribs and drabs -- I need to go sit in on some TAB meetings.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphil

I'm jealous...I think I need to move back out to Bouldah so that I can have my boys at BCS love my bikes and so I can train at Valmont.
Stu would be pissed and wednesday night cross practice wouldn't be the same if I did.
Good luck with the park!

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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