Superior Morgul Bismarck Bike Race

Ever heard of “The Wall”, the “Red Zinger Bicycle Classic”, or “Coors Bicycle Classic”?

The Town of Superior, and local Rock Creek residents are sure to be excited about a revived event that honors these well-known bicycle events which included a famous loop called the Morgul Bismarck. It was even featured in a movie from the mid 1980’s called American Flyers.

There are also lots of great running, walking, and biking trails all through Rock Creek. Did you know that there are almost 30 miles of trails in Superior, Colorado?

If you ride a bicycle, and have ever followed any racing events, you’ll likely at least heard of these bicycling events.

If you’re old enough, you may have even attended or participated in one of them. In its various forms, these classics ran their own course for about a dozen years from the mid 1970’s through the late 1980’s.

I’m hoping that if they’re not already part of the action, Full Cycle Bikes will have an opportunity to show you their stuff at this event. They’re one of the premier bike shops in the area, and I think they have just about anything you might need for biking. IMHO.

Now there’s a new and exciting opportunity to revive some of these memories with a new event called the Superior Morgul Classic Weekend.

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The Superior Morgul Classic is coming this Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29 & 30th 2010.

There will be street sprints, a criterium, a circuit road race, and there are supposed to be all sorts of activities for spectators.

Visitors to Superior can look forward to three days of competitive and family oriented
bike events for all ages and skill levels, as well as a food showcase highlighting
healthful options for eating from area restaurants, a sports exposition,
sustainability information and exhibits, along with other wellness-centered
events. An art show will provide opportunities for both professional and local
amateur artists. Over the course of the weekend, racers, families and spectators
will also be treated to a wide variety of entertainment including opening act,
The Hazel Miller Band, and many other well-known acts.

See the info on the Town of Superior website for more details.

Some Wiki History on the Red Zinger Classic:

In 1975, Mo Siegel and John and Wyck Hay, founders of the Celestial Seasonings herbal tea company, launched the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic race to promote alternative transportation in the Greater Boulder area, particularly bike lanes, bike paths, and community awareness. The Classic was named after their popular Red Zinger tea.

In 1979, Michael Aisner, the race’s then PR director, bought the race for one dollar from Siegel, and with his blessing took the idea of a grander event to Peter Coors, the beer impresario. Over the next 8 years, the Coors Classic grew into two weeks of racing in California, Nevada and Colorado, with stages in some years in Hawaii and Wyoming.

From 1981-1992 a youth bicycling series called the Red Zinger Mini Classics was held in Colorado, its name inspired by the original Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, inspiring a generation of young cyclists to enter the sport.

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