Colorado Classic Bike Race

Professional cycling returns to Breckenridge Aug. 11, 2017 with the Colorado Classic
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The inaugural “Colorado Classic” will roll through Breckenridge August 11, 2017


Breckenridge knows how to throw a bike-themed party and we're excited to welcome the return of professional cycling with the inaugural Colorado Classic. The Colorado Classic promises to be a cycling event like locals, pros and all of the United States have never seen before.  Pro cyclists in the inaugural four-day men's race, including international pros with BMC Racing and Cannondale Drapac, will cover 313 miles (503.5 km) and endure more than 20,000 vertical feet of intense, high-altitude climbing in four stages that showcase the state's incredible terrain and enhance viewing options for fans.

Date: August 11, 2017
Time: All Day - View Event Schedule for Details
Cost: Free to view

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Stage 2 Route

Stage two will test be a test of endurance and willpower over 64 miles (103 km) in the scenic mining town of Breckenridge. During 10 laps on the 6.4-mile (10.3 km) course, riders will face more than 7,000 feet of climbing, including multiple, leg-crushing runs up the notorious Moonstone climb — and the subsequent thrilling descents down Illinois Gulch.

Women's Race:  11:00am -12:45pm
Men's Race:  2:00pm - 4:45pm


Men's and Women's Stage 2 Route

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CO Classic 2017 Route Map

 

August 11 - Stage 2 Race Schedule

10:00am - 5:30pm   Festival Village

Join in on the race day festivities at Festival Village located in Tiger Dredge Lot (aka Riverwalk Center).  Enjoy expo, beer garden, a kid's zone, art, official merchandise and more!


10:00am  Strider Challenge sponsored by Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Children ages 2-5 of any ability levels are invited to participate in this FREE* fun race on strider bicycles.
Location: Main Street near Start/Finish Line
Cost:  Free
Bring your own Strider Bike. Helmets required.
 

10:30am  Pro Women's Rider Sign-in

Located at Announcer Stage at Main Street & Washington

11:00am  WOMEN'S RACE START

The second and final stage of the women's race will cover 32 miles (51.5 km) over five laps on the Breckenridge course, with riders conquering Moonstone hill over and over again.
Location: Main Street & Washington
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11:00am - 11:30am   Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | BIFA: Ants

An interactive roving performance which has giant Ants bringing children together in a gentle and intriguing landscaping project. Faced with hundreds of giant bread crumbs and big insects, children are irresistibly drawn in to discover what the Ants want them to do. Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment.
Location: Breckenridge Arts District
Cost: Free

12:00pm - 12:30pm   Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | BIFA: Ants

An interactive roving performance which has giant Ants bringing children together in a gentle and intriguing landscaping project. Faced with hundreds of giant bread crumbs and big insects, children are irresistibly drawn in to discover what the Ants want them to do. Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment.
Location: Breckenridge Arts District
Cost: Free

12:30pm  Women's Race Finish (ETA)


12:30pm  Colorado Classic Women's Stage 2 Awards Presentation

Winners from the Women's race will be awarded.
Location: Awards Stage, NW corner of Riverwalk Lawn

1:00pm  Pro Men's Rider Sign-in

Location: Announcers Stage at Main Street & Washing

 

2:00pm  MEN'S RACE START

10 laps on the 6.4-mile (10.3 km) course, riders will face more than 7,000 feet of climbing, including multiple, leg-crushing runs up the notorious Moonstone climb — and the subsequent thrilling descents down Illinois Gulch.
Location: Main Street and Washington
Find the best spots to watch the race


2:00pm - 2:30pm  Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | BIFA: Ants

An interactive roving performance which has giant Ants bringing children together in a gentle and intriguing landscaping project. Faced with hundreds of giant bread crumbs and big insects, children are irresistibly drawn in to discover what the Ants want them to do. Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment.
Location: Breckenridge Arts District
Cost: Free


3:00pm - 3:30pm  Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | BIFA: Ants

An interactive roving performance which has giant Ants bringing children together in a gentle and intriguing landscaping project. Faced with hundreds of giant bread crumbs and big insects, children are irresistibly drawn in to discover what the Ants want them to do. Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment.
Location: Breckenridge Arts District
Cost: Free
 

4:45pm  Men's Race Finish (ETA)


4:45pm Colorado Classic Men's Stage 2 Awards Presentation

Winners from the Men's Stage 2 race will be awarded
Location: Awards Stage, NW corner of Riverwak Lawn
 

5:30pm  Entertainment: DJ f-ether & Ned Garthe Explosion

Following the Men's Awards Presentation, stay around for entertainment
Location: Awards Stage, NW corner of Riverwalk lawn at Tiger Dredge Lot
Cost: Free


8:00pm - 10:00pm  Live Music: Itchy-O

Itchy-O is a 30-plus-piece marching band that draws its inspiration from many cultures that include Japanese Taiko drumming, Chinese Lion dancing, Mexican street processions, ancient esoteric symbology and American drum corps. A blazing aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Special musical guests DJ f-ether and Ned Garthe Explosion open.
Location: 
Entertainment Stage, Tiger Dredge lot
Presented in conjunction with the Breckenridge stage of the Colorado Classic.

 

Additional All Day Entertainment

Trail Mix Series at the Monsteon Trail

Trail Mix Series at the Iowa Hill Trail

Trail Mix Series at the Illinois Creek Trail

8:30pm  Monuments by Craig Walch 

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Where To View The Race:

 It’s a matter of choice - the uphill and downhill sections are exciting as corners and the finish line. Racers have different strengths that are exhibited at different points in the race.  

View the route map for more information

Spectator FAQ


MTB & Hiking Trails:

Moonstone Trail and other trails near the race will remain open on race day.  It can be accessed in town from the Carter Park Trailhead


Road & Lot Closures

Starting Thursday, August 10th at 6:00am the Town of Breckenridge will start implementing lot and road closures with the majority of closures taking place Friday morning at 6:00am & 9:30am.  Lots and roads will re-open at approximately 6:00pm on Friday with the exception of  Main Street from Lincoln/Ski Hill Rd. to Adams Ave.  Parking lots (except Tiger Dredge) open as they are cleared of event items.  Highway 9/Park Ave. will remain open in both directions all day.

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Parking

Race spectators are encouraged to use The Satellite Lot to the north of town off of Highway 9 and Airport Road; there will be dedicated shuttles about every 15-20 minutes to bring you to the action. BONUS: Bus riders will receive FREE cow bells as a thank you for parking in the Satellite lot (while supplies last)!

GPS: Breckenridge Satellite Lot at 1790 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Follow event parking signage as you enter town.


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Employee Parking Guidelines


Event Transit Schedule

• Breckenridge Free Ride will have shuttle service available from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
• The event shuttles will operate from the Satellite Lot on Airport Road to Breckenridge Station approximately every 10-15 minutes.
• Shuttles will continue to operate throughout the race.

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Bike Parking

One of best ways to get around town is by bike.  Bike parking (bring your own lock) will be available at the Sons of Norway park, just south of Blue River Plaza, across the river from the Riverwalk Center lawn.

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Interested in volunteering for the upcoming Colorado Classic?


Volunteers are needed for Stage 2 of the Colorado Classic in various positions on race day and in some cases, before race day.

Volunteers are needed to fill various roles, including the following:

Course marshals
Ancillary event support

Volunteers in Breckenridge receive:

- T-Shirt
- water bottle
- Snacks
- And of course, up close views of race!



>> Click here to register to volunteer

Make sure to select Breckenridge – Stage 2 as the city you’re volunteering for.

Feel The Speed.
Cheer The Pros.

Meet the teams of the 2.HC four-stage race sanctioned by UCI with some of the best racers in the world competing right here in Colorado.


Men's Rosters

Women's Rosters

Watch Racer Profiles


Men's Teams


 

Women's Teams

 



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