Thursday, October 23, 2008

On Site

Yesterday, Pete Webber (IMBA) gathered a few of the Valmont Committee members together at the site to look over the latest plans and talk specifically about Race Venues at the park. It was a cold windy day but everyone was pumped to be on site imagining what it's going to be like racing here. You will not believe the incredible view from the top of the hill! This park is going to be world class!

the crew discussing the latest plan

prairie dog trapping has begun

View from atop the hill

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blue Sky Velo - Xilinx CX Race

Saturday was a great day for the Bike Park fund raising effort!
Rob Love, Dan Farrell and the Blue Sky Velo team put on an incredible cyclocross race....not only that, they helped us raise over $1000 in donations to the park! The Blue Sky crew cooked up tasty Brats and all donations went to the bike park! Talk about passionate cyclists! Thanks so much to everyone who helped and contributed!
Junior podium...sporting the Valmont T's

Dan Farrell (Blue Sky) & Bobby Noyes counting the donations.


James Batty & his daughter Bergen...raising money for the park.

We'll be out in full force again during the Boulder Cup Weekend (Nov 1st & 2nd). Come check out the tent. We'll have socks, t-shirts and stickers for sale!
For more pics of the Blue Sky Xilinx Race check out these great local photographers:
Dierdre Moynihan
Rob O'Dea
Mark Woolcott

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You're Invited! Help design the gravity sections of the VBP!

You're Invited!
What: Open House to View Plans and Give Input on Gravity/Jump/Technical/Flow Trails at Valmont Bikepark

When: This Friday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Fix Bike Shop, 3085 Bluff Street, Boulder (303.939.8349)

Why: The park designers want your input to make this a killer place to ride! Meet Randy Spangler and Judd de Vall

Who: All riders interested in gravity/jump/slalom/technical styles of mountain biking/BMX, and anyone else too!

Come over to The Fix this Friday night to check out preliminary plans for Valmont Bikepark, meet the park designers, give feedback, and learn more about the project. This gathering is focused on the downhill/dirt jump/technical riding elements at Valmont, but all types of riders are welcome to attend and check it out. Plus, there will be fizzy beverages in stock. Don't worry if you can't attend this time, as there will be future opportunities to view the plans for the entire park and give feedback as things move forward. The next chance will be at the BMA Annual Meeting and Party, Nov. 6 at Rocky Mounts.

The gravity/technical terrain at Valmont is being designed by Alpine Bike Parks LLC, a professional bikepark and trail building company, in partnership with IMBA. The designers include Judd de Vall and Randy Spangler, veteran riders and park builders of Alpine Bike
Parks, and Pete Webber of IMBA.

Please bring an open mind, fresh ideas and show up early if you wanna ride The Fix jumps. Check inside the shop for beta before you ride.

To learn more about the project, visit:

Are you coming? Drop Pete a quick email at and let us know if you can.

CONTACT: Pete Webber

International Mountain Bicycling Association

cell: 303-562-7510