Boulder Ultra Cross
The Boulder Ultra Cross director, Shane DeMars, joins the show to talk about the new race and how it's become so popular. Listen in to hear about the course, the racers, and what's it's like to organize a race like this.
Listen in here:
Here is a description of the race from the site:
"Ultra cross is not like every day CX. It’s old school! What follows is NOT a race and it is NOT an event. It’s merely my suggestion of what would be a great ultra cross route in Boulder, and the date and time below seems like a good time to do this. If you do choose to do this at that time you’re doing so on your own volition.
For those of you not in the know, cyclocross didn’t always have man made barriers and run ups. It used to traverse much rougher ground where streams, logs, ditches and grades too steep to ride were just part of the course. Ultracross (UCX) takes these origins and the longer distance format of the UK’s classic Three Peaks race. Most UCX events are 30-60 miles, but here in the US all of the American Ultracross events are East of the Mississippi. That makes me sad.
Distance: 52.5 miles
Surface: ~1/3 paved, ~1/3 gravel, ~1/3 more interesting
GPS map: Map My Ride version, Garmin Connect
Cost: This isn’t a race or an event so it only costs you what ever a normal 50 mile ride costs you – nothing
Support: See cost"
Related Show Links:
Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/BoulderUltraCross
The Endurance Experience - www.enduranceexperience.com
Mosaic Cycles - www.mosaiccycles.com
Ablaze Food Truck - www.facebook.com/pages/Ablaze-Food-Truck/