- - Boulder Roubaix Road Race Returns for 2024

Boulder Roubaix Road Race Returns for 2024

Call it a Road Race, a Gravel Race or a Mixed-Surface Race … It’s the highlight of the Colorado bicycle racing season and it’s back in 2024.

Over one thousand athletes from 15 states and multiple nations will converge on Saturday, April 6 for the Boulder Roubaix Road Race powered by Wholesome, Colorado’s oldest and most popular one-day bike race. The Boulder Roubaix features hilly gravel roads and fast smooth pavement on an 18.7-mile circuit just north of the cycling mecca Boulder Colorado. 

The first Boulder Roubaix took place in 1992 and has since become one of the most well-attended amateur road races in the United States. The Gran Fondo Guide recently recognized the Boulder Roubaix as one of the “All-Time Best Spring Classic Races in North America.” The Boulder Roubaix is a local tribute to the famed European classic Paris Roubaix, which is held the day following and was first held in 1896. 

Boulder Roubaix is held every other year and offers race categories ranging from future champions 9- & 10-year-old juniors to Pro & Elite level racers as well as national and international teams. 

Race founder and director Chris Grealish stated, “Veteran pros and amateurs alike love Boulder Roubaix. Up-and-coming racers know that a win can get them noticed by pro teams. And with the crazy growth in Gravel Racing in the USA I’m hearing from many top-level gravel pros who plan to use Boulder Roubaix as a tune-up for their season.”

The 2024 course is a challenging 18.7-mile circuit with 60% dirt roads and the remainder paved roads. The pro men will complete five laps of almost 96 miles and the pro women will do three laps of about 56 miles. Beginners and first-timers races start at 8:00 am with other categories throughout the day. For the full schedule see

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