Join IM Boulder Race Directors Tim and DC for the unveiling of the 2018 IM Boulder bike course. This new course will be exciting, challenging and fast. If you can’t make it, be sure to check it out FB live on both the IRONMAN Boulder and 303Triathlon pages.
With IRONMAN Boulder just a mere 143 days away, It’s time to reveal the bike course.
CMS will be hosting this special reveal party. IRONMAN Boulder Race Director, Tim Brosious and his staff, have been working hard with the City and County of Boulder to develop an exciting and challenging course that keeps the safety of athletes, spectators and community a priority.
So, please bring your friends and questions and join 303Triathlon and IRONMAN Boulder at CMS on Friday evening.
Where: Colorado Multisport, 2480 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Friday January 19, 5pm – 7pm ish with a 5:25 reveal
“We do make course alterations nearly every year with all of our races to improve the athlete and spectator experience,” the triathlon’s national office said in an emailed statement. “In line with that model, the bike course for Ironman Boulder was modified from last year.”
Ironman officials did not respond to multiple questions about what changes were made to the stretch of the course on U.S. 36 just to the north of Broadway in unincorporated Boulder County where 34-year-old Michelle Walters was killed during last August’s race.
The Colorado State Patrol stated following an investigation into the crash that Walters was killed after she veered out of a designated cycling lane on northbound U.S. 36, collided with a northbound pickup truck, fell down and was struck by the truck.
The truck’s driver was not ticketed or charged with any crime.
Last year, the cycling lane on U.S. 36 was “heavily coned,” a state patrol official said at the time, and vehicle traffic was realigned away from the cycling lane that had been set up on the shoulder of the highway.
This year’s 112-mile-long cycling course remains in place where Walters was struck, according to a map of the course.