FAQs

When can I ride the velodrome?

Refer to the velodrome calendar to see when it is open to you.

Are any club slots still available?

Yes, please contact us directly.

How can I get on the track if I'm not a club member?

Sign up for the three-hour Day at the Track intro class.

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 will indicate if the velodrome is open.

Are rental bikes available?

Yes, a fleet of Specialized Langster single speed bicycles (~ $700 retail) is available for rent. This model features an A1 Premium Aluminum compact frame with integrated headset, fully-manipulated tubing and track geometry that excels at the velodrome. The Specialized FACT carbon fork is stiff and ultralight for precise steering. The bike also features a track wheelset with track threading for fixies and track-specific, square taper alloy crank arm for acceleration and power. Its oversized aluminum handlebar is stiff for serious performance.

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’ll be 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.

The 2015 Racing Program 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.

See you on the track!

For any further questions, please email Doug Emerson at: BVVelo@gmail.com

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