Talk about the ultimate Christmas gift for the cyclist in your life. This week, the owners of the Boulder Valley Velodrome announced that the $4.7 million facility is for sale. The track was designed by architect Peter Junek and the facility developed by Doug Emerson, owner of University Bicycles in Boulder, and Frank Banta, owner of Frank BantaConstruction.
Embracing a spirit of inclusivity and community since its inception, Boulder Valley Velodrome has hosted training sessions, races, camps, fundraisers, corporate parties, and cycling team events. From Olympians with advanced training needs to young families trying track cycling for the first time, it’s a space for anyone looking to experience the thrill of riding or racing on a velodrome.
At 250 meters long, the Olympic-caliber wooden track sits on a fully developed 4.2-acre lot surrounded on two sides by 10 acres of open space. The fully operating facility features a parking lot, bike storage bunker, exterior lights, changing rooms, and infield restrooms. Amenities such as a clubhouse and spectator stands are already zoned and fully permitted.
Other desirable attributes include the facility’s membership base of more than 200 people, an experienced staff, an army of community volunteers, and more than 30 sponsors. It is situated in Erie, Colorado, which is just west of Interstate 25, and has easy access to Denver International Airport and Colorado’s entire populous Front Range.
Boneshaker has taken this project as far as they are able, and they know how much more it can become. As track cycling increases in popularity, offering an alternative to riding on the road, and as Colorado’s Front Range population continues to surge, the velodrome is ripe with potential. Emerson and Banta feel the time is right to sell to an investor with the requisite vision and desire to help it grow.
“All the heavy lifting is done. More than a decade has passed, and Frank and I, we’ve reached the point in life where our priorities are shifting,” Emerson explained. “Grandstands, retail and office space, international events — you name it, people are asking for it. There’s a demand. There’s an incredible opportunity here for someone with fresh energy and the means and passion to invest.”
Visit www.bouldervalleyvelodrome.com for more information.