Drivers are being reminded to safely share the road with bicyclists this weekend as Boulder County hosts two separate cycling events.
Saturday’s event, Bike MS, is a fundraising event supporting residents living with multiple sclerosis. In small waves, bicyclists will cross the county, departing from Front Range Community College in Westminster between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Participants’ route in Boulder County will follow westbound Colo. 52, northbound North 95th Street, westbound Niwot Road, northbound 73rd and 75th streets, then northbound 83rd Street into Larimer County. Riders will come back through the county along East County Line Road on their return to Westminster.
On Sunday, the Boulder Sunrise Triathlon starts at 7:15 a.m. at the Boulder Reservoir. Cyclists will be off the road by 10:30 a.m. with a sweep vehicle following the last cyclists to keep law enforcement and course marshals informed so that normal traffic in the area can be resumed.
Athletes will leave the park through the main entrance of the Boulder Reservoir, then head south on Jay Road, then veer right onto 28th Street, then again onto North Foothills Highway. .
Motorists are reminded to leave three feet between cyclists and their vehicles. Passing over a double-yellow line to safely pass a cyclist is permitted when oncoming traffic is cleared.
Questions can be emailed to Boulder County Special Events Coordinator John Holste at email@example.com.