The Boulder organizing committee for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge has created a space that features five large screen televisions, cushy couches, and stationary cycle trainers allowing a work out while watching the Tour. The large and cool space is located at the 29th Street Mall where MontBell previously had their store.
The opening day started at 6 am, with fans watching the Tour de France prologue. Coffee and Sketch energy drinks were available for a wake up, as well as free wi-fi. After the televised race, Andy Pruitt, from the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, delivered a presentation on proper bike fitting. Andy is well known among professional bike racers and pro athletes for his medical knowledge on athlete physiology and is a certified athletic trainer.
During the Tour de France the lounge is open from 6am to 11am. After the Tour, the lounge will be open for the daily viewing of the London Olympics from July 27 to August 12th. During the entire time, the lounge will serve as an information center for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage 6, that will be in Boulder on August 25.
For more info and events coming up, visit the Boulder Cycling Lounge website.
Photos by Peter Wayne