Old Man Winter
Bundle up and get ready to RUN and/or RIDE Colorado’s best mixed terrain. Riders – choose 50km or 100km of dirt, snow, sweat, and beer rolling through the world-famous cycling mecca of Boulder County. Runners can crush the 10K run course, a fast, flat “Best of Lyons” tour, that integrates singletrack trails, red rock canyon, and gravel paths. Everybody gets luxury aid stations with real food and hydration, a hot meal and a cold beer at the finish line, and a killer post-ride party with great music, a fire pit, and a massive raffle.
1st Bolder Boulder Qualifier of the year!
SUNDAY FEB 9, 2020
The Old Man Winter Rally was created to be THE multi-sport winter event. With two bike courses and a one-of-a-kind running course, there is plenty of winter adventure for all runners and cyclists.
It is the one and only winter cycling festival that brings Boulder’s best riding to cyclists of all levels. From quiet country roads to rugged mountain canyons, we’ve got the distance and the terrain you’re after.
- The 50km route tours some of the scenic, rolling terrain that has made Boulder County, CO one of the country’s most popular gravel riding destinations.
- The 100km ride starts with the same country riding as the 50km course before sending cyclists on a roller coaster route of climbs and descents through the snow-filled canyons west of Boulder.
- The 10km run will take you out and back in a Red Rock canyon that incorporates sections of the ever-popular Picture Rock Trail and “Lyons Fruit Loops”. It’s truly a “Best of Lyons’ course with big views, minimal elevation gain, and mixed terrain.
You’re going to love the custom gear that we’ve developed with Rapha and Boco Gear! We have a VERY limited edition longsleeve jersey available along with 3 different caps to suit your style. Back by popular demand, Merino Wool socks are available too! You can order any of these items when you register to run or ride.
The 100km course is a challenging mixed terrain route including rolling gravel roads, classic Boulder County climbs, fast tarmac, and the infamous Rowena Trail. Rowena connects Lefthand Canyon to Sunshine Canyon and is a 2 mile stretch of historic gold mining railroad line. It always covered with snow in the winter, so you’ll need to plan accordingly when choosing your bike set up. The section of the course going through the City of Boulder is untimed, so your total time will be a combination of your time from Lyons to the top of Sunshine Canyon and your time from the bottom of Linden back to Lyons. You’ll definitely earn your Sufferfest beer and hot chili after taking on this course!
The 50km course is a tour of some Boulder County’s best riding, including non-technical gravel riding and scenic views of the Rocky Mountains. There is enough rolling terrain to make the course challenging, but no major climbs. The aid station at Butter Ranch will be warm you up and keep you fueled before the last stretch back to Lyons, where the after party awaits!
ASIDE FROM GLORY…WE’VE GOT SOME SWEET PRIZES
“SNOW FLAKE” Prizes – EXCLUSIVE to the Old Man Winter Rally! Along the course will be ‘Snow Flakes’ which you can pick up for a guaranteed prize. It could be anything from a water bottle, gift card to one of our sponsors, KEEN Boots, a pair of tires….or even a custom REEB bike frame.
That’s right – one lucky participant! You must be present at the after party to win Snow Flake prizes – you can pick them up when you finish. Limit one snow flake prize per person.
EVENT WEEK SCHEDULE
Friday, February 7
5:30PM – 8PM Packet pick up (Location TBD)
Saturday, February 8
12PM – 4PM Packet pick-up (Location TBD)
Sunday, February 9Laverne Johnson Park 600 Park Dr, Lyons, CO 80540
Follow signs when entering Lyons for parking
8:30AM Packet pick-up opens at Laverne Johnson Park
10:00AM 100km ride starts
10:30AM Run start
12:00PM 50km ride starts
11:30AM After party begins / food beer served
12:30PM Awards for Run
2:30PM Top finishers of the 100km ride awarded
3:00PM Top finishers of the 50km ride and Run/Bike Combo awarded
11:30am – 4 Snowflake prizes distributed as finishers arrive
4:00PM Bike course closes
5:00PM After Party ends
Sunday, February 09, 2020
10:00am - 05:00pm
600 Park Drive Lyons, CO 80540
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