Have you ever noticed how the prize lists for Elite Men racers is so much higher than the Elite Women racers?

Huge difference – take the upcoming Boulder Cup for example:  based on the UCI rules the Elite Men will receive a total of $9000 distributed to the top 30 racers while the Elite Women will only receive a total of $2,000 distributed to the top 30 riders.

So, Boulder Cup promoter DBC Events has put together a great promotion to help increase that amount for the 2011 Boulder Cup Elite Women!  And yes, they have enlisted the help of the local Girl Bike Love crew.

Stop by the Boulder Beer Garden at the Boulder Cup and grab a glass of wine from Bookcliff Vineyards served to you by volunteers from Girl Bike Love.   The net proceeds from the sale of the Bookcliff Vineyards wine will go directly to increasing the prize list for the Elite Women’s Race.

It is that easy:  race a great course; watch a great race; enjoy a great glass of wine and help provide appropriate awards for great women racers!

Full Cycle’s women’s club Venus de Miles will also be in the garden doling out some serious “Hup-Hup”, cowbell and much needed heckling.

Boulder Cup is Sunday, October 30th at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, Colorado.

Womens Races:

SWEATY BETTY BLONDE SW 35+/ SW3 /SW4 8:00 am  (Awards 9:15 am)

CURVE Junior Women 15-16 12:32 pm (Awards  2:00 pm)

CLIF BAR Junior Women 17-18 12:33 pm (Awards  2:00 pm)

YELLOW SCENE Junior Women 8-9 1:35 pm (Awards  2:30 pm)

SINGLETRACK MAPS Junior Women 10-12 1:45 pm (Awards  2:30 pm)

CX MAGAZINE Junior Women 13-14 1:46 pm (Awards  2:30 pm)

Elite Women 2:40 pm (Awards 4:15 pm)

Some of the Elite Women that will be vying for the win:

  • Kaitlin Antonneau – Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com
  • Maureen Bruno Roy – MM Racing p/b Bob’s Red Mill
  • Sue Butler – CX World Championships
  • Katie Compton
  • Nicole Duke – Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com
  • Georgia Gould   – Luna
  • Caroline Mani – French National CX Champion/CC Etupes
  • Cristina Begy
  •  Kelsy Bingham
  •  Sage Wilderman
  •  Catherine Johnson, Big Ring Cycles
  •  Kate Powlison ColoBikeLaw.com
  •  Rebecca Blatt
  •  Amanda  Carey
  •  Lynn Bush
  •  Amber Rydholm, NewHope360/Trek/GS Boulder
  •  Shannon Gibson
  •  Emily Thurston

See you there!

Bookcliff VineyardsVenus de Miles Girl Bike Love