Boulder. Say it, and seasoned cyclists perk up, no matter where they might be riding at the time. It could be France, Italy, or any one of cycling’s old-guard haunts. Boulder is one of the few points of reference off the European continent that’s become pilgrimage-worthy for riders.
Who knows when Boulder became synonymous with cycling. Maybe it was the halcyon days of North American racing, from the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic to what became the Coors Classic. That race featured the iconic Morgul-Bismark loop with fans 10 deep at the barriers. LeMond won the Classic, as did Boulder’s Davis Phinney. The Coors Classic was Bernard Hinault’s last pro race.
Certainly, Boulder’s cycling pedigree comes from racing. But those events left long ago. The cyclists stayed. During this RCC summit, we’ll show you why.