The Boulder Cup returns this weekend to Boulder, Colorado and promises top-level racing, with half the country’s UCI-point hunters primed to do battle at altitude (the other half being at the Cycle-Smart International in Northhampton, MA). But with a “CycloCruise” and “Wacky Start Lines,” is Boulder going Cross Crusade on us? Full press release below:

Boulder Cup has Arrived! The Wildest Cyclocross Weekend of the Year!

Boulder’s finest cyclocross racing is finally here!. With a competitive field and fall in the air, this is the weekend you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a fan, new to cyclocross or racing it yourself, it will be two days you won’t soon forget. Come out on Nov 1st and 2nd to be part of the excitement.

Both days racers will be competing for the title of The Annual ACA Best Cross rider and Best Cross Team. Both days are also part of the North American Cyclocross Trophy. These incentives coupled with amazing cyclocross talent is sure to make for an exciting day.

Four of America’s premiere UCI cyclocross weekends joined forces to form the new national race series for Elite Men and Women, the North American Cyclocross Trophy. Coming together to offer a series cash purse of $7,000, the eight race North American Cyclocross Trophy is:

(Elite Men and Women winners)

Race 1: Full Speed Ahead Star Crossed (Jeremy Powers, Sue Butler)
Race 2: Rad Racing Grand Prix (Tim Johnson, Wendy Simms)
Race 3: Gran Prix of Gloucester (Ryan Trebon, Amy Dombrowski)
Race 4: Gran Prix of Gloucester (Ryan Trebon, Amy Dombrowski)
Race 5 & 6: Boulder Cup Race (TBD!)
Race 7 & 8: Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup (TBD!)

Elite Men Current Standing:

  1. Ryan Trebon
  2. Tim Johnson
  3. Jeremy Powers

Elite Women Current Standing:

  1. Boulder’s own Amy Dombroski
  2. Wendy Simms
  3. Sue Butler

Join Tyler Hamilton on Sunday, November 2nd at 12:30 pm for the only CycloCruise Lap in the nation!

A CRUISER RIDE?! Are they serious? Why yes, we are. Not only are we serious, we intend to make the record for the World’s largest CRUISER BIKE LAP on a cyclocross course. Come out to witness it or be a part of the race!

It will start at 12:30 pm, Sunday, November 2nd. Be near the start location and ready to go! Everyone is welcome – any type of human powered bicycle welcome! Let’s show the world what Boulder is really all about!

Do you need to register? Heck no! Just be there ready to CycloCruise! All speeds, talents, bikes welcome!

(Is that Rock Racing’s Tyler Hamilton? You know it – he led the CycloCruise Lap at the 2006 Boulder Cup! )

The Boulder Cup Promises:

* Wacky Start Lines!
* World Class Cyclists battle it out through sand, hills, obstacles and you can watch all of it from one location
* Boulder Beer
* Great Expo
* Energy Charged Crowd
* A Cruiser Ride!
* Food!

Come on Saturday at the Boulder Reservoir. Come Sunday to Harlow Platts Park in Boulder. Come both days! Bring a picnic and be ready to watch some amazing cycling! For more info: