BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Be the first to donate $15,000 to the proposed U.S. Cycling Monument here and you could ride away with the bike that Bernard Hinault rode to victory in the 1985 Tour de France.
Promoters of the monument — planned for North Boulder Park, the site of many stages of the Coors Classic — are running an Indigogo campaign to raise $150,000 to complete it. Besides the Hinault bike, other "perks" for donations include have a personal voicemail message recorded by TV commentator Phil Liggitt (for the first $5,000 donation) or anthropologist Jane Goodall (for the first $10,000 donation). Other perks are listed on the Indiegogo site.
This is the final round of funding for the monument, following significant contributions from Alcoa and MillerCoors, along with contributions from dozens of businesses and hundreds of supporters.
"Years of prep and approvals with the City, Parks and Recreation, and Arts Commissions, are done," said project director Zach Johnson. "We can assuredly sew this project up by August."
The monument sculpture was designed by Colorado artist Kimmerjae Johnson. It includes a 50-foot-long, spiraling beam of aluminum that will sail above a cobblestone plaza, between a stone archway (the winner's circle) and a massive stone pillar (the talking stone). Inscriptions will describe the history of the Red Zinger Classic and the Coors Classics, commemorating all the winners, men and women.