The Clif Bar Team Bus, powered by biodiesel and seen in our “Racing for Change” article in Issue 4, was destroyed by the Boulder wildfires yesterday morning. The bus was used to drive bikes, gear, and at times, racers to cyclocross races across the country, and the sight of it often meant the big show had come to town.
The bus was being stored in its off-season home in a commercial parking lot east of Highway 36 outside of Boulder. Ben Turner, Clif Bar Team Manager, said, “High winds blew burning debris that started the bus on fire, with the front end destroyed before fire fighters arrived to put out [the fire].”
The bus started out as the “Dartmouth Big Green Bus” and ran two seasons in the Clif Bar colors.