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Thursdays

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Thursday Night Races

USA Cycling Mass Start Racing
Boulder Valley Velodrome’s Thursday Night Racing series (TNR) features racing with some of the fastest racers from around the country and occasionally, the world. On Thursday nights we encourage spectators to bring a picnic and make a night of it. The fast paced action with a variety of nail-biting events are enjoyed by racers and spectators alike. Music, a race announcer and crowd giveaways make this a great night to bring the family! Our 2019 TNR Series is put on every other week during the season.

Madison

2-man Team Race Series
The Madison is a two-man continuous relay event that takes technical skill, endurance, speed, teamwork and tactical savvy.  On certain Thursday nights BVV will be offering a combination training / racing night where riders can learn this incredible event and experienced riders can compete. This series consists of  “training” nights with the finale being the CO State Madison Championship.

Moto Lap & Wheel Races

Unique Training Races
Motor-paced race, a form of competition in which each track cyclists competes behind a motorbike or e-bike. The bicycles used to have small front wheels, enabling the rider to move close to a freely moving roller on a bar projecting from the rear of the pacing motorbike and thus to take full advantage of the air currents created by the motorbike’s passage. The technique requires excellent teamwork by both the motorcyclist and the racer to keep from becoming separated and thereby losing ground. Speeds may average better than 60 kilometres (40 miles) per hour in a 100-kilometre (62.1-mile) race.

Saturdays

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Saturday Time Trials

It’s a race against the clock, others and each rider’s personal best
Saturday Time Trials offer a glimpse into the vast athletic diversity of track cyclists. Events range from flying 200m time trials that display fast-twitch speed and power to 4km time trials that demonstrate unrelenting stamina and disciplined aerodynamics. Participants may also compete in team sprint and pursuit events. Saturday Time Trials are held on specific weeks throughout the season. As always, spectating is encouraged and free to all.

Saturday Sprints

Match sprint tournaments that showcase rider tactics, speed and power
What are the fastest races on the track? Sprints! Match sprint tournaments begin with a flying 200m time trial for each participant. Each racer is then seeded according to the selected format, and then the head-to-head competition begins. Match sprints last just three laps, often starting out slow and tactical with nail-biting finishes. These races are often likened to chess on wheels. Saturday Sprints are held on specific weeks throughout the season. As always, spectating is encouraged and free to all.

Keirin

Keirin races showcase rider tactics, speed and power
Races are typically 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) long: 6 laps on a 250 m (270 yd) track, 4 laps on a 333 m (364 yd) track, 4 laps on a 400 m (440 yd) track. Lots are drawn to determine starting positions for the sprint riders behind the pacer, which is usually a motorcycle, but can be a derny, or electric bicycle. Riders must remain behind the pacer for 3 laps on a 250 m (270 yd) track. The pacer starts at 30 km/h (19 mph), gradually increasing to 50 km/h (31 mph) by its final circuit. The pacer leaves the track 750 m (820 yd) before the end of the race (3 laps on a 250 m (270 yd) track). The winner’s finishing speed can exceed 70 km/h (43 mph).

Competition Keirin races are conducted over several rounds with one final.

Colorado State Track Championships

Each summer, track cyclists from around Colorado meet at the Boulder Valley Velodrome to compete for the State Track Championship jerseys awarded by BRAC (Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado). On specific weekends throughout the season we host championship events for juniors, masters, time trialists and sprinters. As always, spectating is encouraged and free to all.

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