Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Platinum Baby!

(Originally posted by Andrew Hyde on Boulder.Me )

If you haven't heard, Boulder became the third community in the US to achieve ‘platinum bike status’ from the League of American Cyclists.

This video is produced by StreetFilms and is very well done.  It perfectly captures the feeling of biking around town.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CO State 'Cross Championships hauls in the Moolah for VBP!

Pretty unbelievable....even in the midst of a (shhhh) recession. The generosity of folks is stunning. Or maybe it's just bike geeks like us who REALLY want to see this park styled out with all the features of a park set to be a MODEL for many to learn from. There seem sto be a lot of us though willing to help raise funds!

Zach reported the following from the VBP tent...

- Velonews sold cowbells and other cycling goodies...all monies going to VBP
- Dales hooked us up with beer
- Boulder Sausage supplied a plethora or delicious brats
- Antonio and the Rocky Mounts Brat-Squad cooked up some tasty bites for all
- Izze supplied the alco-free suds
...all for donations to the park
- our VBP tent had socks, posters, CX Magazines, new brochures and the video on display for all to see.
...we made about $1600 today!
Most donations came from the brats/beers, but we did have several larger $250 & $100 donations, sold at least 10 subscriptions to CX mag, & sold about 6 pairs of sox. People seemed especially generous when donating for beer and brats.

Everyone was pumped, everyone pretty much knew what the park was about...but maybe just hadn't donated yet.


States Cashola (photo by www.PHOTO-CYCLE.COM)

The park is going to RIP!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

9 Ball Diaries Movie Event

Last week, 9 Ball Diaries played at the Boulder Theater...and it was a great time!
Hundreds of dedicated cx fans braved the snowy conditions to make the event.
First of all, the movie was awesome! TJ is a total rockstar (evidence by him winning this years USGP title yesterday). Secondly, the event helped support the bike park and props to Dave Towle for being the MC and spreading the good word.
Andrew Yee of Cyclocross Magazine hooked us up by letting us sell his magazine subscriptions and 25% of the proceeds go to the bike park.
Thanks Andrew! Here are some pics of the evening:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Come See the 9 Ball Diaries!

Valmont Bike Park & Boulder Weekly Films
invite you to join us for a great evening!

The 9 Ball Diaries

The 9 Ball Diaries

DATE: Thursday, December 4

TIME: 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Boulder Theater

MORE: Tickets $10 General Admission


The Nine Ball Diaries stars U.S. Cyclocross National Champion Tim Johnson. Ride along with road racing's golden boy, Tim Johnson, as he wraps up his day job and makes the transition to compete in his true love: Cyclocross. Follow Tim as he tackles the North American cyclocross circuit, kicking it all off under the lights in Las Vegas. Then watch as he battles through the rain and mud of the greuling USGP series, eventually claiming the National Championship title on a brutal, frozen course in Kansas City.

Four-time Emmy Award-winning sports documentary producer and director, Don Hampton and his crew from DH Productions captured all of the drama and triumph in pristine high definition.

Valmont Bike Park

Valmont Bike Park is a destination being crafted specifically for you, the cycling enthusiast.This multi-discipline cycling park is being designed by some of the finest trail builders in the United States to support a vast array of trail networks created for their respective disciplines. Epic single-track for the mountain biker, rhythmic pump tracks for BMX enthusiasts, and cyclocross circuits designed in the style of the best courses in Belgium will be free for all to experience and allow any skill level to enjoy from beginner to expert, child to senior citizen.
To see the plans click here

The 9 Ball Diaries

Can't make the movie but want to support the Valmont Bike Park? 
Consider buying a brick!

Valmont Bike Park Committee

Contact Rocky Mounts or DBC Events