06 August 2012

Local Racing - Bannock St Crit

Sunday at the races
Every August the Mike Neilds Memorial Bannock St Cycling Race in Denver, Colorado is a time to visit friends while watching hours of crit racing. Located a few blocks south of downtown Denver (and a couple miles from my house), the race always attracts the usual suspects (racers, family, a few friends), plus good support from the cycling community, and locals who just happen upon a bike race.
One of those locals was asking a volunteer how to maneuver around the road closures while talking on his phone. "This is wild, here comes another group of cyclists!" he told his friend on the end of the line, not realizing he was seeing the same group of men go round and round the small course. That is crit racing! Bannock St Crit is pure fun and pure Denver style relaxed race atmosphere. 
View Pedal Dancer® images from the day at the races: Pedal Dancer, Bannock St Crit Photos View race results for 2012 Bannock St Crit: results 
A few images from the day
Bannock St Crit racing, Senior Mens 35+
Bike racing in downtown Denver
local glory
A great place for fans to enjoy the race
Womens Pro 1,2 race
What are these Mens Pro 1,2 racers at the line-up looking at?
This! A remote controlled aerial video camera by SkySight Aerial Imaging,
it happily buzzed over the race to the delight of riders and fans. I think these cameras are so cool.
The Primal team had GoPro camera's on their bikes and bodies
Garrett and Garrett, GoPro is one of their team sponsors.
I can't wait to see the high-action video of the Pro 1,2 race
Even Michael, on the race ref moto, had a GoPro camera
Spectators and racers (and friends) having a good time being fans
(shameless plug for Pedal Bike Shop, and Boulder Running Company)
Mens Pro 1,2 race continued ... until the sprint!
View all Pedal Dancer Photos. It was a great day with friends. Until next year ...