FAQs

Boulder Valley Velodrome
601 Bonnell Avenue
Erie, CO 80516 USA
BVVelo@gmail.com
Track: 250m, 7m wide, 41.5 max banking

When can I ride the velodrome?
During the week we have open ride times that are self organized by groups of riders for all track members to participate in.  Throughout the season, we also have structure training, advanced training and specific classes that are held by experience cyclists.  You can refer to the velodrome calendar to see when it is open to you as a member.

How can I get on the track if I’m not a member?
Sign up for  Day at the Track intro class which is your first step becoming certified.  Or if you just want to race, see our question on racing below.

What does it mean to be track certified?
Once tracked certified you can ride BVV for race events and/or become a member of the track. You don’t have to be certified at BVV, but If you wish to pursue your certification with us you can find out more about the process here.  If you have track experience and have been certified elsewhere, your certification will be honored at BVV.

What will go on in the winter?
The track is open all winter, weather permitting, and we believe the winter season will provide some of the best training days. Note that Boulder and Erie weather patterns are different. Daily tweets and Facebook updates will communicate when the velodrome is open or closed.

Are rental bikes available?
Yes, a fleet of Specialized Langster single speed bicycles.
The following sizes and quantities are available for rent:

  • 44cm – 4’5” to 4’8” – 10 bikes – 650c wheels
  • 46cm – 4’8” to 5’0” – 5 bikes– 700c wheels
  • 49cm – 5’0” to 5’5” – 8 bikes
  • 52cm – 5’5” to 5’8” – 9 bikes
  • 54cm – 5’8” to 5’10” – 9 bikes
  • 56cm – 5’10” to 6’0” – 10 bikes
  • 58cm – 6’0” to 6’3” – 9 bikes
  • 61cm – 6’3” to 6’6” – 5 bikes

Rental bikes are included in the costs of all BVV classes and courses.

What kind of pedals will be on the rental bikes?
Boulder Valley Velodrome is fortunate to have Shimano/Pearl Izumi as a sponsor. They provided pedals and shoes for our rental fleet. If you do not have shoes with standard Shimano road cleats, you can use our Pearl Izumi rental shoes for free. We will not be changing pedals on the rental fleet.

What is the minimum age to ride the track?
The minimum age is 11, and fit our smallest bike size, 44 cm with a standover of 27.5″.

Can bikes and wheels be stored at the facility?
Yes. If you have your own track bike, we have 300 spaces in our infield bunker, each wide enough to accommodate one bike and an extra set of wheels. A storage space rents for $125 per year.

Will my belongings be insured through the Boulder Valley Velodrome?
No. You’re on your own.

What if I’m just visiting Erie, Colorado? How can I get on the track?
If you are certified by your home track and have a valid race license, look for an open track time or ask if we can get you aligned with one of the clubs’ training sessions. If you are at the Boulder Valley Velodrome to race, you must hold a USA Cycling Road/Track Racing License, Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4. If you’re a first timer, sign up for a Day at the Track.

When will races be held? What do I need to participate?
We are extremely lucky to have Pat McDonough as our race director. His credentials as an event coordinator, as well as a lifelong passionate track cyclist, are impeccable. Please check the velodrome calendar for upcoming races.

Our Racing Programs will run under the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado. To compete, riders must hold a USA Cycling Road/Track Racing License, Category 4 or above and have been certified on a track.

See you on the track!
For any further questions, please email us at: BVVelo@gmail.com

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