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Get on the BJC BUS!

To our Cyclocross, Road, & Mountain Bike Teams, Sponsors, Parents & Friends of BJC:

Join Boulder Junior Cycling for the unveiling of the new Boulder Junior Cycling bus and the presentation of our 2014 Road and Mountain bike teams!

Meet Head Coaches Andy Bajadali and Ann Trombley and the Boulder Junior Cycling assistant coaches.

There may also be appearances by some very special guests… Stay tuned for more information as it develops.

When: Thursday, April 24 at 6:15 pm

Where: Valmont Bike Park in the open structure near the East parking lot and Dog Park.

Parking may be limited, over flow parking is available across Valmont (South of Valmont) in the large lot accessible at the Airport Road Light.

The bus will be open for tours and plans will be unveiled for customization, bike racks and graphics.

Post ride food will be provided for BJC riders who are coming directly from practice.  All riders (yes even all of the Cyclocross specialists – we want everyone to be in the pictures) should be in full kit for press photos.

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Cross 2013-2014 Recap – Our coaches did pretty well at Nats too!

A look back at 2013

Some reposts from our face book page:

Ann Trombley, BJC coach, Founder, and all-around inspiration just won the Stars and Stripes in the SW 50-54 category at CX 2014 Cyclocross Nationals. Nice goin’ Coach!


What a weekend! Coach Pete Webber takes the Stars and Stripes in the Men’s 40-44 age group. Nice job Coach!!!!


Former BJC Coach Allen Krughoff placed 5th at Nats and earned a spot on the ‘Cross Worlds Team – Allen Allen Alllen – read more here:  http://www.cxmagazine.com/raleigh-clements-worlds-team-member-allen-krughoff


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Cross 2013-2014 Recap – Nats!!

A look back at 2013

With National championship on our home turf in Boulder the turn out of  BJC riders at Valmont was unprecedented. Over 50 BJC riders participated. Wow!

It takes  courage and self confidence to toe the start line at the national championships. We are  proud of all of our BJC riders. Remember, the goal is always to do your best no matter where you place. We hope you all had fun out there!

Coach Emily had these words for our BJC riders:

“I was so proud of all of you this week! What an opportunity — to race the National Championships at home on a course your coach designed and break it in for the best in the world! You all left it all on the course and showed respect, sportsmanship and encouragement to those around you. You all did amazing, I hope you got to take in the joy of it all and heard lots of people cheer your name.”


Coach Michael Robson had this observation:

“By the way, a quick pencil and paper tally revealed this: Colorado riders took home 13 bronze medals, 12 silver and 13 gold. That’s just over 11 pounds of gleaming metal.”

Nice work Boys

The Start of the 9-10 JM race

The Start of the 9-10 race

There were some standout results and we would like to congratulate the following for their top 10 finishes:

JrW 9-10 Kaya Cline 4th ;   JrW 11-12 Tea Wright 1st (National Champion)

JrM 9-10 Kahill Bailey 2nd,  Seamus Keller 3rd, Kayden Cline 4th, Carden King 7th, Nicholas Boni  10th

JrM 11-12 Jared Scott  2nd, Dakota Cline 3rd, Aiden Keller 8th,Luke Elphingstone 10th

JrM 13-14 Ethan Wright 4th, Nolan Stephenson 5th, Max Robson 6th, Nolan Brunner  9th

JrM 15-16 Denzel Stephenson 5th,Eric Brunner 7th, Jack Tanner 9th, Cassidy Bailey 10th

JrM 17-18 Grant Ellwood 5th

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Cross 2013-2014 Recap – Racing in Belgium

BCSD p/b/ BJC riders Grant Ellwood and Chris Key were invited to attend the USA Cycling Euro Cross Camp.

Here is a link to Chris’s Race report: http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/eurocrosscamp-xi/in-a-routine


Read Grant’s Race Report from  Waremme, Belgium:  (this report was previously posted on the BJC facebook page)

The race in Waremme was a “B” cross, which is a regional-level event. Today there was also a World Cup happening at Namur, Belgium, but the U.S. is only allowed to field 6 riders, and so the the riders who couldn’t do the World Cup raced at Waremme.

“Today’s race was pretty crazy. Registration was in a bar that smelled like cigarettes, just like we heard it would be. Trying to get our numbers we kept getting cut in line by all the Belgians. We kitted up and tried to get on the course but couldn’t the first time because younger kids were racing. We finally got on the course and got our first taste of a Belgian track. It wasn’t too technical, but there were some steep and slick parts in the woods. Everywhere else was flat and muddy, which was slow going and pretty tiring.

After pre riding we went back to the van and got the bikes dialed. The Belgian mechanics taking care of us were pretty funny. 90% of the time you couldn’t understand what they were saying and then they’d look at you and start talking about something and point to your tire. Then they would just start adjusting your pressure and get you to check it. I think I had about 18-19 psi in my tires.

We warmed up on the road and headed to the start. The wind really picked up and it was really cold. Five minutes later we had 6 Americans huddled behind a tree trying to stay warm. At the start line they were calling up everyone and even though I had UCI points I ended up last row. Off the start there was a crash but I avoided it and ended up in top 1/3 of the field going into the first turn. Half a lap later I cut my sidewall and had to run. Fortunately the pit was just about 100 ft away. That was lucky. On the B bike I slowly started passing people and after 2 laps I caught Chris Key who was leading. A lap later Chris crashed and unfortunately broke his derailleur hanger and had to run 2/3rds a lap to the pit. After Chris crashed I just kept focused and rode hard… and took the win! All the preparation that we did to help us get ready for Belgium really paid off, especially our mud practices at Hunter’s Farm. Thanks to my coach Pete Webber, my team Boulder Cycle Sport Devo p/b BJC, and of course thanks to Boulder Junior Cycling.” –Grant

Grant takes the win in Belgium

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