The legendary Boulder Roubaix is back in 2022 as one of the most hallowed road races in the West!
BOULDER, Colorado (January 14, 2022) — About one thousand athletes from 15 states will converge in Boulder on Saturday, April 16 for Colorado’s oldest and most popular one-day bicycle race. The Boulder Roubaix Road Race features hilly, gravel roads and fast, smooth pavement on a 18.7-mile circuit. Held the day before the European Classic, Boulder Roubaix is our local tribute to Paris Roubaix.
The first Boulder Roubaix took place in 1992 and has since become one of the most well-attended amateur road races in the United States. Gran Fondo Guide recently recognized the Boulder Roubaix as one of the “All Time Best Spring Classic Races in North America”.
Boulder Roubaix is held every other year and offers 32 race categories, allowing everyone from 9/10- year-old juniors to pro/elite level racers to national and international teams trace. Veteran pros and amateurs alike revere Boulder Roubaix and know that a win can elevate an up-and-coming racer to get noticed by pro teams. Some of the biggest names in U.S. cycling have won here including Roy Knickman, Scott Moninger, Chris Baldwin, and Olympian Mara Abbott.
The 2022 course is a challenging 18.7-mile circuit with 60% dirt roads and the rest paved. The pro men will complete five laps of almost 96 miles and the pro women will do three laps of about 56 miles. Beginner’s and first-timer’s races start at 8:00 am with other categories throughout the day. For the full schedule see www.boulderroubaix.com.