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Pikes Peak Cycling Week is Here!! - Road Closures and Route Information
Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Stage 4 in Colorado Springs will be a circuit race with the entire route, including the start and finish, within the city limits of Colorado Springs.  Prominent features include: 

  • Start at the Broadmoor Hotel (12:50 pm)
  • Circuits (4) through Downtown Colorado Springs and Garden of the Gods
  • Finish in Downtown Colorado Springs (3:30 - 4:15 pm)

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Take part in the excitement as Colorado Springs prepares to host Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge

Pikes Peak Cycling Week Schedule Of Events

Wednesday, August 20

 UpaDowna Pedal Party (coordinated by UpaDowna) - 6:00 - 7:30 pm, McCabe's Tavern (520 S Tejon Street). This family-friendly, all ages cycling extravaganza is the perfect reason to saddle up and pedal around town during the the beautiful summer months for this 5 mile ride. Whether you ride a clunker, a fat bike, a trike, a unicycle, a tall bike, small bike...all are welcome!

Race Day Activities and Festival Area 

Thursday, August 21

Finish Festival (Pikes Peak between Cascade & Tejon)

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Multiple big screen TVs showing a live broadcast of the race
  • Kid's Zone featuring inflatables, Strider Bikes, and other family fun
  • Multiple vendor and merchandise booths
  • Three beer locations provided by Sierra Nevada
  • A Wine location provided by Infinite Monkey Theorem
  • Live entertainment by Maxxis BMX Stunt Team
  • Complimentary Bike Valet at Acacia Park from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Race Day Food & Drink Specials / Sales - Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, featuring live entertainment from Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at Bancroft Park! 


Celebrate Colorado Springs Cycling Ride- 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, FREE community ride through downtown Colorado Springs featuring cycling organizations: USA Cycling members, USA Triathlon members, cycling clubs, BMX clubs, adaptive riding groups, unicycles, etc. Riders will stage at Acacia Park (Platte & Tejon) at 10:45 am. The ride will begin at 11:30 am and go south on Tejon St. from Acacia Park to Colorado Ave, west on Colorado Ave. to Cascade Ave, north on Cascade to Bijou St., east on Bijou St. to finish at Acacia Park. Participants are encouraged to wear cycling jerseys, costumes, etc.,and use the free bike valet in Acacia Park after the ride.  

Race to Register!
 

Miss-n-Out Invitational Criterium- 12:00 - 12:30 pm: Short criterium course (0.75 miles/lap) within downtown Colorado Springs. This will be an invitational race limited to 50 riders with riders dropped periodically until 10 riders will race each other over the final laps to determine a winner. The race will be run so that final lap will finish before 12:30 pm. Riders will stage at UPC Finish Line at 11:45 am. The race will start at UPC Finish Line with riders heading south on Tejon St. to Colorado Ave., west on Colorado Ave. to Cascade Ave., north on Cascade Ave. to Bijou St., east on Bijou St. to Tejon St. and south on Tejon St. to the UPC Finish Line.

Invitational Sprint Tournament- 12:30 pm: Four heats of five riders (male & female) will sprint 430 meters from Platte Ave. to the UPC Finish Line with the top two males & females from each heat advancing to the Finals. Cyclists placing in 3rd through 5th place in each heat will compete in the Minor Finals.

Not So Pro Cycling Challenge - (Coordinated by Colorado Springs Independent) - 4:15 - 5:00 pm: 11 teams of "cyclists" will compete a cycling course on tricked-out kid's bikes on Tejon between Pikes Peak and Kiowa. The teams will be from Tony's, Navakai, The Ritz, McCabe's, Springs Orleans, Jack Quinn's, The Mansion, Cowboys, Blondie's, Gasoline Alley, and the Independent.

USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4

  • Start (12:50 pm): 1st Street & Lake Avenue
  • Finish (3:30-4:15 pm): Pikes Peak Avenue & Tejon Street      

Stage 4 Gala- The Broadmoor Hotel (One Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs)
Celebrate the excitement of the USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4 with some of the top riders in the world and the most well-known voices in the sport of cycling with a special evening at The Broadmoor.

  • VIP Reception at The Penrose Heritage Museum and Stage 4 Gala (next to Broadmoor Hall) 6:00 - 7:00 pm: $250 per person.

Enjoy cocktails and light appetizers with Phil Liggett, universally known as "the voice of cycling", and Paul Sherwen, an expert cycling analyst for the Tour de France, Tour of California and USA Pro Challenge, to celebrate the excitement of Stage 4 at an exclusive VIP reception before heading to The Broadmoor for a three course dinner and Q&A with some of the top riders in the sport. (Dinner in Broadmoor Hall). Purchase Tickets

  •  2014 USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4 Gala - 6:30 - 8:30 pm: $150 per person

Enjoy a three course dinner at The Broadmoor with NBC highlights and live commentary from Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett as they conduct a Q&A with some of the top riders. (Dinner in Broadmoor Hall) Purchase Tickets           

** The Gala will feature a Silent Auction with exclusive items from the USA Pro

                 Challenge and the Colorado Springs cycling community**

Online ticket sales close Wednesday, August 20 at 5:00 pm

 

Friday, August 22

 USA Pro Challenge - Stage 5 - Woodland Park to Breckenridge           

  • Start (11:20 am): Hwy 24 & East Midland Avenue, Woodland Park 
  • Finish (approx. 3:10 pm): S. Main St. & Washington Ave., Breckenridge

 

Sunday, August 24 
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb- The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is the ultimate test for cyclists as the participants compete on the same 20 km course that the automobiles and motorcycles use in The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb every summer. Register now!

 About the USA Pro Challenge

Referred to as "America's Race," the annual USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world's top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies reaching higher altitudes than they've ever endured. 


One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history, as well as the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge continues to set records in professional cycling by taking the riders to unprecedented elevations. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America's most beautiful scenery. 

For more information, including volunteer opportunities, activities and events, as well as route maps, please visit www.COSSTAGE4.org

For event information, go to  www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/

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Stage 5: Woodland Park to Breckenridge - Friday, Aug. 22

About:

The 2014 USA Pro Challenge does not let up with Stage 5. This stage's serene first 80 miles hide a vicious finish and a last chance for climbing specialists to really make a move. Starting in the new host community of Woodland Park, Stage 5 heads west then north through some of the most picturesque terrain in Colorado. The route takes the riders on a quiet run through the Pike National Forest on Tarryall Rd., which was unpaved until just last year and the riders will christen it properly with high speeds and lots of breakaway attempts. The action really starts when the race hits Fairplay and begins the long grind up 11,500 ft. Hoosier Pass, the highest point in the race. Then it is on to Breckenridge, where last year's challenging finish up Moonstone Rd. will be repeated again. This nasty little climb can kill a break or launch a winner.

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About The BROADMOOR The BROADMOOR is the longest consecutive winner of the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for excellence. Situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, the resort encompasses 3,000 acres, 779 rooms and suites and includes three championship golf courses, a Forbes Five Star spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis staff and program, 26 retail boutiques and 19 restaurants, cafes and lounges including Colorado's only Forbes Five Star restaurant, Penrose Room. The new "BROADMOOR Wilderness Experience" encompasses The Broadmoor's Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and The BROADMOOR Fishing Camp (opening in 2015). Colorado Springs is serviced with non-stop flights from 11 US cities via Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, Delta and United. With connections to worldwide destinations, Denver International Airport hosts more than 1,600 national and international flights daily.

The BROADMOOR is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America. For more information on The BROADMOOR please call 800.755.5088 or visit www.broadmoor.com