Monday, May 30, 2016

Week 3

The third race of the CU Short Track series is set for this Wednesday, 6/1. Below you will find this week's course, featuring Corkscrew in reverse (read: UP CORKSCREW)! The rest of the course is fairly open, with few tight and technical turns, so although this may be the longest course of the season it should be fast, with little time for recovery once you cross into the southern section of the park.

Again, please remember your bib number with its timing chip or you will have to pay $10 to replace it. Another important thing about the numbers that wasn't mentioned last week: if you are racing multiple races, you MUST race with a different number for each race! The way the timing system is set up, if you do not have the correct numberplate you will not be scored.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Week 2 Results

Results for CU Short Track week two can be found here. Series standings will be available soon, and the "overall series standings" link on the sidebar will link to that page.

As always, don't hesitate to comment or email if you have any questions. With the arrival of week two, a couple minor timing hiccups occurred, so if something isn't looking quite right, let us know and we can get it corrected.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's Almost GO Time

Just a couple reminders as you all prepare to go racing tonight:

  • DO NOT forget the bib number you were given last week. Since the numbers this year have timing chips embedded in them, it is not enough to just write your number on a paper plate like in previous years. You must get a new number with a chip. Replacement is $10.
  • If you won a race (A race winners excepted, you've got a free entry), please come to your race director, Carl Sechrist, to claim your prize.
  • We will have Skratch Labs at the event with drink mix, and Boulder Cycle Sport will be providing mechanical support.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Short Track Week 2

Race number 2 of the CU Short Track series is coming up this Wednesday, 5/25 and unless the forecast makes a u-turn it looks like it will be another great evening for racing! Below you can find the course map. Key features are that it will be around twice as long as last week's course and have an out-lap to spread things out before hitting the singletrack on the first lap.

If you won your race last week, contact the race director, Carl Sechrist at or on race day. Men and Women A winners earned a free race entry.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

First Week Is In The Bag

Thank you to everybody who showed up, raced last night, and made the first evening of CU Short Track '16 a great success! We look forward to seeing you for the next 11 races of the series.

The electronic timing system provided by RaceRite worked flawlessly and results can be found by going to, clicking the "results" tab and finding "CU Short Track" on the list of races. You can also simply click this link. The results link on the sidebar will also now direct to the correct place.

A special thanks to Yellowbelly Chicken and Skratch Labs for supplying prizes. If you won a race and have not claimed your prize, send an email to and we will be sure to get it to you at the next race.

As always, don't hesitate to comment or email if you have any questions, concerns, recommendations, etc. We always like to know not only what we've done well, but what could be improved.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The First Week Is Almost Here

Good news! This Wednesday will kick off the 2016 CU Short Track series at Valmont Bike Park, this season featuring electronic timing provided by RaceRite.

Since this is the first race of the season, things may move a little bit slower than usual as we get you all signed up to race for the first time and find our stride. Be prepared for this and show up 10-15 minutes earlier than you normally would to compensate for any hiccups that may occur. The race schedule can be found to the right, and we will keep to this as closely as possible.

Just like last year, the number you get on the first week you race will be your number for the entire series. Unlike last year, this season's numberplates have electronic chips attached to the back for use with the aforementioned electronic timing system. This means you must be sure you hold onto your number and bring it with you every week. Unfortunately, if you lose your number and need a new one, you will be required to buy a new numberplate for $10. If you plan on participating in multiple events in one evening (for example Men's B and Singlespeed), you must use a unique numberplate for each event. The benefit of this new system is that you will be able to see your results immediately after finishing the race, results will be accurate and correct, and final results with points will be up by the next day at the latest.

This week's course will stick to the southern portion of the bike park, going through the Skillz Loop and Glades.

At the time of writing, rain has closed the trails at Valmont. Hopefully the sun will come out on Wednesday and we will be good to go by 5pm; check back here for any updates should the weather choose not to cooperate.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

CU Short Track Summer 2016

Hey all! It's that time again! CU Short Track will be starting up once again in a couple weeks at Valmont Bike Park. As weather permits, races will be held starting Wednesday, May 18 at 5pm and proceed according to the schedule in the sidebar. Check back here each week for course maps, results, and any other relevant information we may have.

If you have any questions feel free to email us at or simply write in the comments section of this post.