The 4th Annual US Pro Cycling Challenge kicked off this past Monday in Aspen, Colorado weaving its way through the mountains and valleys of this beautiful state. If you happen to have a stop near or in the town of Breckenridge this week, make sure to mark down this event as one to check out on Friday, August 22nd! If you are not familiar with the Pro Cycling Challenge, now is the time to freshen up. This 7 stage race is the highest spectator sport in the United States. Featuring some of the fastest road bikers in the world, competing in this mountainous race, the US Pro Cycling Challenge has become the most popular bike race in the US, over the past four years.
Here is a quick look at the schedule:
Stage 1: Aspen
Stage 2: Aspen to Crested Butte
Stage 3: Gunnison to Monarch Mountain
Stage 4: Colorado Springs
Stage 5: Woodland Park to Breckenridge
Stage 6: Vail
Stage 7: Golden to Denver
Stage 5, when the Us Pro Cycling Challenge is in Breckenridge, is just around the corner and could be the day to break the race wide-open. After four grueling stages, where the riders will have accumulated 336 miles, the Woodlands to Breckenridge race will be no picnic. The slow and steady climb from Woodland to Fairplay will be quite the warm up for racers looking to compete for the King of the Mountain trophy up Hoosier Pass and the later climb up Moonstone in downtown Breckenridge.
This is Breckenridge’s fourth appearance as a start or finish location for the US Pro Cycling Challenge, and for good reason. With some of the best hotels, restaurants, and activities for spectators to experience, not to mention the picturesque Victorian Main Street finish, it really is an ideal location to host the Challenge. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to view some of the world’s top athletes in this thrilling competition.