Tri Boulder

Boulder

 

‘The Beast’ Long Course distance will be back for its second year! As one of Colorado’s most popular summer triathlons, Tri Boulder offers many different multisport race distances, all in one eventful day.

Take in the natural beauty of the mountain backdrop that sets the scene for this iconic race destination. Most of the bike course will take place on rural Boulder county roads, with spectacular views of the Flatirons and surrounding green fields.

Enjoy the after-race party with music, post-race food & beer, plus an awards ceremony with awards and prizes. Mark your calendar for this epic race at the end of July!

 

Event details and registration here

Tri Boulder

Boulder

 

You asked for it, you got it! Introducing ‘The Beast’ long course triathlon, and aquabike to one of Colorado’s already most popular races. Tri Boulder also features an Olympic, Sprint, and Relay so we’ve got a distance to fuel everyone’s competitive spirit. Mark your calendars because this is a race you don’t want to miss!

 

Event details and registration here

Tri Boulder Race Recap

By Kirsten Smith

Photo by Ashley Wilkinson

The BBSC Tri Boulder race at the Boulder Rez this year was a huge success! Not only was the weather perfect, the water smooth as glass, the temps only moderately hot, and barely any wind, but PRs and a great time was had by almost every athlete I talked to after the race!!

The only complaints I heard were no shade on the run, couldn’t see buoys because we swam straight into the sun, the aid station on the bike was on a downhill so it was hard to gab bottles at high speed, no actual awards for podium finishers, and packet pick up should have been Friday in Denver and then Saturday in Boulder since most people coming into town only came one day in advance.

People loved the finisher’s medal, post-race food, support, volunteers, beginner wave, and low key feel for the race. The thing most people talked about was how fast and fun the bike course was. The roads in Boulder are all pretty fast and smooth. Parking on race morning was easy and there were lots of activities for spectators and families to do during the race.

Photo by Bill Plock

The courses for both the sprint and the Olympic races are very familiar to most local Colorado triathletes so it’s nice to be able to come in and race hard and compare times and progress to other races on the same or very similar courses.

I had several clients who did the race this year and all either PRd or made the podium. All walked away happy with their result.
This was my 2nd year doing this race and I had a lot of fun racing with so many local triathletes. I was only one minute slower than my goal and I blame it on the sun. It was so bright at the start I swam to the wrong buoy near the turnaround so I added 1-2 minutes on my swim. Other than that I had a great race! I love racing at the Boulder Reservoir and can’t wait to do their next race in Boulder on August 26th, register here and I will see you there!!!

BBSC has triathlons, duathlons, and running races in Boulder, CO, St. George, UT, and Las Vegas, NV. Check out their race schedule here

Weekend Preview: What’s on Tap

Triathlon Events 

Thursday July 20th

 

Stroke ‘n Stride

Boulder


Saturday July 22nd

 

Kids TRY-athlon

Parker


Find Your Feisty Transition Training

Boulder


Sunday July 22nd

 

Evergreen Sprint Triathlon 

Evergreen


5th Annual Tri Boulder

Boulder


Rocky Mountain States Game: Triathlon

Colorado Springs



Cycling Events

Thursday July 20th

 

Rocky Mounts Guest Bartender Event: Luis Benitez

Boulder


BVV Track Night

Erie


CX Strength & Conditioning

Boulder


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Friday July 21st

 

Tooth or Consequence MTB Festival

Ft. Collins


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Saturday July 22nd

 

SOS Outreach Colorado Eagle River Ride and Roadhouse MTB Ride

Beaver Creek


WP Epic Singletrack: Elk Creek XC

Winter Park


Courage Classic

Copper Mountain


Telluride 100

Telluride


Lee Likes Bikes Level 2 MTB Skills Clinic

 Boulder


Shimano Tour de Steamboat

Steamboat Springs


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Tooth or Consequence MTB Festival

Ft. Collins


Sunday July 23rd

 

The Heart of Colorado

Manitou Springs


Lucky Pie Criterium

Louisville


Colorado Trail Race

Durango


Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


Courage Classic

Copper Mountain


Women’s Cycling Camp

Steamboat Springs


USAC MTB Championships

Snowshoe, WV


Tooth or Consequence MTB Festival

Ft. Collins

 

Boulder Race Director Who Lost Legs After Accident Returns To The Gym

craig-towler-workoutUpdate on Craig Towler, Boulder race coordinator, on his recovery since losing both legs when he was hit by a drunk/distracted driver last summer.

From CBS4

If anyone knows life can change in a moment’s notice, it’s Craig Towler. The Boulder man lost his legs when an accused intoxicated, distracted driver hit him. For the first time since the accident Towler spoke to CBS4’s Jennifer Brice.

“Your body is such an amazing tool,” said Towler.

It’s a tool the 29-year old has leveraged his whole life.

He enjoys hiking, biking, races and being outdoors. Towler believes if you treat your body right, “You can watch yourself get stronger.”

LINK: Gofundme Page To Help Craig Towler

Stronger … that’s a word with a lot more meaning these days. Towler and I began to talk about the accident that took his legs.

It was the Fourth of July. Towler was on foot in front of his home when a driver hit him from behind.

Towler was pinned between two cars.

“After I felt the impact I was still conscious,” said Towler. “I looked down at that point and I knew it was severe.”

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