Boulder County, Colo. - Two cycling events will be taking place in Boulder County this weekend, Bike MS: Colorado on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26; and the Boulder Sunrise Triathlon on Sunday, June 26.
If you are traveling through the area during the events, please pay close attention to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputies and the volunteer traffic marshals who will be helping to keep the roads safe for everyone. When passing a bicyclist, motorists must allow at least three feet of space between their vehicle and a bicyclist. To pass a bicyclist safely, drivers may cross a double yellow center line when oncoming traffic is clear.
Westbound Jay Rd. will be closed on Sunday from CO 119/Diagonal Highway to 51st St. from 7:15-11 a.m. All other roads involved, including eastbound Jay Rd. from 51st St. to CO 119/Diagonal Highway, will remain open throughout both events.
Bike MS: Colorado on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26
On Saturday and Sunday June 25-26, riders in Bike MS: Colorado will cross the county on their way from Westminster to Fort Collins and back. Riders will depart Westminster at 6 a.m. Saturday in waves through 9 a.m. and will enter the county riding westbound on CO 52/Mineral Rd, then head north on 95th St., west on Niwot Rd. through Niwot, north on 73rd/75th St. through Hygiene, and north on 83rd St. before entering Larimer County.
On Sunday, riders will return south on N 95th St. to Woodland Rd., continue south on 75th to Hygiene and turn east towards Airport Rd. in Longmont. Riders will exit Longmont by riding south on 95th St., east on Lookout Rd., south on N 115th St., and south on E. County Line Rd. into Erie.
All riders will be off the course no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. View Bike MS: Colorado interactive course maps and more information.
Boulder Sunrise Triathlon on Sunday, June 26
On Sunday, June 26, the Boulder Sunrise Triathlon will start promptly at 7:15 a.m. with the cyclists entering the roadway at approximately 7:25 a.m. Riders will be single file and spread out, with the last cyclists leaving Boulder Reservoir at approximately 8:30 a.m. All cyclists will be off the road by 11 a.m. A sweep vehicle will follow the last cyclists and alert the police and course marshals along the way so that traffic can return to normal as soon as possible. View Boulder Sunrise Triathlon course maps and more information.
Questions about the Boulder Sunrise Triathlon may be emailed to Travis Campbell, Race Director at email@example.com, or John Holste, Boulder County Special Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.