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by Shane Stokes
October 25, 2017
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The owners of the Boulder Valley Velodrome have taken the decision to sell the facility, with Boneshaker LLC deciding that it must pass to others to be further developed. The company is owned by University Bicycles owner Doug Emerson and Frank Banta of Frank Banta Construction, who have put more than ten years into the project.
“Boneshaker has taken this project as far as they are able, and they know how much more it can become,” said representatives of the velodrome in a press statement. “As track cycling increases in popularity, offering an alternative to riding on the road, and as Colorado’s Front Range population continues to surge, the velodrome is ripe with potential.
“Emerson and Banta feel the time is right to sell to an investor with the requisite vision and desire to help it grow. This would be a fitting next chapter in the velodrome’s ‘Cinderella’ story.”
The outdoor wooden track is 250 metres long and described as Olympic calibre. It was designed by renowned architect Peter Junek and is located on a fully developed 4.2 acre lot, with 10 acres of space on two sides. It features a parking lot, storage bunker, exterior lights, changing rooms, and infield restrooms. Amenities such as a clubhouse and spectator stands are already zoned and fully permitted.
“All the heavy lifting is done. More than a decade has passed, and Frank and I, we’ve reached the point in life where our priorities are shifting, ” said Emerson of the $4.7 million facility. “Grandstands, retail and office space, international events — you name it, people are asking for it; there’s a demand. There’s an incredible opportunity here for someone with fresh energy and the means and passion to invest.”
Enquiries about purchasing the track should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.