The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the World governing body for the sport of cycling recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The UCI was founded in Paris in 1900, its headquarters are located at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland.
The UCI administers and promotes the development of the eight disciplines of cycling all around the world (road, track, mountain bike, BMX, para-cycling, cyclo-cross, trials and indoor cycling). Over the last 10 years, the UCI has intensified its development activities on all five continents.
Valmont Bike Park is a 42-acre, natural surface cycling terrain park offering diverse amenities for several riding styles and abilities. Owned by the City of Boulder, with design assistance from Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, and financial support from grants and contributions from many private donors.
Trail building has always been a passion of mine, and working at Valmont Bike Park has given me that opportunity within the local cycling community. Helping maintain one of the best bike parks in the Front Range area has been a great introduction to other riders and the world of local trail builders.
Community Cycles promotes, educates, and advocates for the safe use of bicycles for transportation — bikes are sustainable, affordable, and fun! The bike shop offers refurbished bikes for sale, and is a welcoming community and educational center for bike care and repair. Beyond our shop, the organization unites our community around biking, advancing cyclists’ agenda at the level of planning and policy, and working to make a better Boulder for bicyclists.
Donating my used shoes, bike parts, and other bike-related items to Community Cycles is an important part of helping the cycling community around Boulder, CO, grow to its full potential. This is a starting point for the passion of riding for many locals, and those who are less-fortunate.
Erie Singletrack Advocates has helped me expand my building experience to include more natural terrain, as well as meet other locals who share the same passion for riding and building as I do. Trails on the eastern slope of Colorado are scarce, and ESA has helped make mountain biking more accessible to others in that area.
The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance's mission is to serve as a positive voice for mountain biking in Boulder County, Colorado, by improving the trail experience for all users through social rides and events, advocacy, and trail building. To fullfill this mission, the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance works towards three major goals:
Cyclists 4 Community is a nonprofit, tax exempt, 501 (c)(3) charity organization, organized for the benefit of the citizens of Boulder County, Colorado. After the 2013 flood, cyclists in Boulder County rallied the business community to pull together resources to help those in need. The inaugural event, Cyclists 4 Jamestown, in October of 2013 and raised $120,000. Following fundraisers, including the Fat Tire Flurry helped raise an additional $30,000. In 2014, on the 1 year anniversary of the flood, Cyclists 4 Lyons was held at Bohn Park in the town of Lyons and helped raise $40,000 for the community.
Boulder Bike & Brew Fest is an all day fundraising event full of bike racing, beer tasting, music, bike clinics, and family activities at the Valmont Bike Park. The first annual event took place on August 15, 2015. The event is put on by Cyclists 4 Community, the organization of cyclists founded in 2013 that is committed to building a stronger community in Boulder County.
The mission of the Nederland Area Trails Organization (NATO) is to support, sustain and improve the trails around Nederland, Colorado. NATO fosters learning, hands-on experience and cooperation among all user groups, as well as public land managers and private land owners, to create a safe, fulfilling, and emotionally enriching environment for appreciating our local trails and forests.