USA Pro Challenge Aug 21

USA Pro Challenge banner
View closure map here.
Come have fun with us Thursday, Aug 21st! One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. On August 21st, Colorado Springs will host Stage 4, a circuit race that takes place entirely within the city limits.

USA Pro Challenge – Stage 4
Start (12:50 pm): 1st Street & Lake Avenue
Finish (3:30-4:15 pm): Pikes Peak Avenue & Tejon Street
See the map of the route at this link.

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
Old Colorado City:
Food and drink specials at participating merchants.
Live entertainment from Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at Bancroft Park!
Bike Decoration Station, 10-10:30 am
Roll Bike Art and Kids on Bikes will provide a  bike “Decoration Station” in the northwest corner of Acacia Park starting at 10am! Grab some cool decorations or noise makers for your bike and please consider dropping in a small donation to help them provide bike goodies!

Celebrate Colorado Springs Cycling Ride – 11:30 am – 12:00 pm, Local nonprofit UpaDowna will lead a 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.
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.

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