Colorado Classic Bike Race

Professional cycling returns to Breckenridge Aug. 11, 2017 with the Colorado Classic
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  • 2015 Route

The inaugural “Colorado Classic” will roll through Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, and Denver Aug. 10-13, 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. See the schedule outline below and stay tuned as more details are announced for the 2017 event.



From Aug. 10-13, a world-class and international field of professional, men cyclists will race more than 300 miles in multiple, fan-friendly circuits, combining the exciting elements of each day’s start and finish into the same location. The Colorado Classic will also feature two days of professional women’s cycling, beginning in Colorado Springs on Aug. 10 and concluding the following night with a women’s-only event under the lights in Denver.

“From the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, to the Coors Classic and on to the USA Pro Challenge, professional bike racing has become a part of our identity in Colorado. I can’t wait to once again show off this wonderful state to the world during the Colorado Classic,” said Ken Gart, Chairman of RPM Events Group, the organization formed to put on the race. “The Colorado Classic is being developed to appeal not just to cycling fans, but a wide array of Coloradans and visitors to the state.”

The schedule for the four-day stage race:

Aug. 10 — Stage One: Colorado Springs (men and women)
Aug. 11 — Stage Two: Breckenridge (men)
Aug. 11 — Denver circuit race (women)
Aug. 12 — Stage Three:  Denver, start and finish RiNo Art District (men)
Aug. 13 — Stage Four:  Denver, start and finish RiNo Art District (men) and closing festivities

“I raced in Colorado in 1977 for the first time in the race known as the Red Zinger which grew into one of the biggest bike races in the world. Now 40 years later, I’m excited to see Colorado once again leading the way forward for men’s and women’s pro racing,” said Connie Carpenter Phinney of Boulder, who won the first-ever gold medal in a women’s Olympic road race.

The inaugural Colorado Classic, designated a 2.HC race by Union Cycliste Internationale (Aigle, Switzerland), will host 18 world-class, domestic and international teams, comprised of 6-riders each. The women’s field expects some of the top professional cyclists in the U.S.

“Coloradans love pro bike racing,” said Derek Bouchard-Hall, President & CEO of USA Cycling, “and we’re extremely pleased that the Colorado Classic will continue the state’s proud tradition with both men’s and women’s events.”

To sign up for additional information, visit: ColoradoClassic.com

Take a look at past professional cycling routes in Breckenridge.

2015 Route Info:


See Google Map of Thursday and Friday Route

Thursday, Aug 20Stage 4 starts in Aspen and finishes in Breckenridge. After three pass climbs and two sprints, racers tackle one final obstacle – the wall up Moonstone Road.

Friday, Aug 21 Stage 5 brings the new Breckenridge Individual Time Trial, an 8.5 mile course that starts flat, brings the riders back up Moonstone and finishes with a carving descent.

See the Map for the Stage 4 Finish in Breck:

See the map for the Stage 5 Time Trials:




Click here
for more information about the race route.
With bike-themed activities all week in honor of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, make Breckenridge your basecamp. Save big — up to 35% — on stays of four nights or more.

Click here for 2015 lodging packages

Breckenridge has many packages to choose from for any budget. Build your own package to include lodging, bike rentals, a Vail Pass Shuttle and more. If you have questions the experts at Breckenridge Central Reservations can help. Give them a call at 888-251-2417.


See the feed below to see photos hashtaged "#breckbecause and #breckprochallenge


 
(7/28/15) Times are subject to change. 

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2015 USAPC Breckenridge Street Closure Plan Stage 4 & 5

See Google Map of Thursday and Friday route and road closures

Wednesday, August 19

6:00am
Tiger Dredge (Riverwalk) Lot will close
Ice House Lot will close
Schoonover Lot will close
200 S. Main Street will have a partial parking closure (6-10 parking spaces near the Blue River Plaza). Traffic flow will not be impacted.
 

Thursday, August 20 Stage 4 Finish

Tiger Dredge, Ice House and Schoonover Lots will remain closed
 
5:00am
South Main Street from Ski Hill Road to Park Avenue will close. No parking/towing will be enforced.

6:00am
F-Lot will close
Courthouse Lot will close
South Gondola Lot will close
Wellington Lot will close
East Sawmill Lot will close
 
12:00pm
Royal Tiger Road from Hi Point Drive to Wellington Road will close
Hi Point Drive from Moonstone Road to Royal Tiger Road will close
Moonstone Road and County Road 503 from Hi Point Drive to Boreas Pass Road will close
 
12:50pm
Highway 9 from Boreas to Hoosier will close in both directions

1:30pm closures:
Park Avenue from South Main Street to French Street will close
Ski Hill Road/Lincoln Avenue from Park Avenue to Ridge Street will close
North Main Street from Ski Hill to Watson Avenue will close
Watson Avenue will close
Wellington Road from North Main Street to Royal Tiger Road will close
Boreas Pass Road from Highway 9 to County Road 503 will close
Approximately 3:00pm-3:30pm race finish

Approximately 4:30pm
Roads reopening except for Main Street from Watson to Adams Avenue which will remain closed. Lincoln/Ski Hill will open for access across Main Street.
 

Friday, August 21 Stage 5 Time Trial

Tiger Dredge, Ice House, Schoonover, FLOT, S. Gondola, East Sawmill, Wellington and Courthouse Lots will remain closed
Main Street from Watson to Adams Avenue which will remain closed.

9:00am closures: Complete course closure until end of Men’s Time Trial (approximately 4:00pm).
Watson will close
Highway 9 from N. Main Street to Coyne Valley including roundabout will close
North & South Main Street from S. Park Avenue to roundabout will close
French Street from N. Main to Wellington will close
Wellington Road from French Street to Royal Tiger Road will close
Royal Tiger Road from Hi Point Drive to Wellington Road will close
Hi Point Drive from Moonstone Road to Royal Tiger Road will close
Moonstone Road and County Road 503 from Hi Point Drive to Boreas Pass Road will close
Boreas Pass Road from Highway 9 to County Road 503 will close
French Street from Boreas Pass to Jefferson Ave will close
Jefferson Avenue will close
Ski Hill from Park Avenue to Ridge Street alley on Lincoln will close

4:00pm: All roads are open except Main Street from Watson to Adams Avenue. Parking lots will open as they are cleared of event items
 
11:00pm:
Main Street will reopen
Crossing Points – these points will open intermittently throughout the race for cross traffic
Goldflake Terrace @ Wellington
Briar Rose @ Wellington
Ridge St @ Jefferson - to leave and access the east side of Main Street; access to the east side of Main Street will be restricted to residents and employees
Friday Travel Notes
Access to and from the Highlands, French Creek, and Wellington will be via Tiger Road through the Highlands to Highway 9 to CR 450 (Huron Road).
Park Avenue will remain open except at Airport Road where northbound traffic will be routed to Airport Road to Coyne Valley to Highway 9.

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Official Lodging Partners:

 

Local Sponsors:

 Sponsors of the Strider Challenge

    
Sponsor of Pond Crossing   
Check out their Photo Contest!     

Meet riders and win prizes at Breckenridge’s newest fan parties – Team Houses


Inspired by the Olympic National Hospitality Houses, several Breckenridge businesses are stepping up to offer Team House fan parties themed for USA Pro Challenge teams including BMC, Cannondale-Garmin, Trek Factory, Tinkoff-Saxo, UnitedHealthcare and Jelly Belly. From live race broadcasts and 50 percent off cocktails, to swag giveaways and opportunities to meet athletes, these new fan parties show just how much the Breckenridge community loves cycling.

Wear your favorite cycling gear and stop by all the Team Houses during Breckenridge race days Aug. 20-21 for an extra dose of USA Pro Challenge excitement.

BMC Racing Team / Park & Main (970) 453-9493
Stop by both days for a live feed of the USA Pro Challenge Tour Tracker. Get your choice of 50% off alcoholic beverages, 10% off your entire ticket or $5 kids’ items and chip.

Tinkoff-Saxo / Fatty’s Pizzeria (970) 453-9802
Head over at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 to meet the athletes of team Tinkoff-Saxo. Prizes will be up for grabs and fans should arrive early to get rolling on the specialty cocktail created just for this year’s USA Pro Challenge.

Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by MAXXIS / Kenosha Steakhouse (970) 453-7313
Get 25% off the entire bill this Thursday or Friday—simply wear your favorite Jelly Belly race kit or favorite jersey, tag a photo of you and the family with ‪#‎teamjellybellybreck, and show your server.

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team / LIV Sotheby’s (970) 453-0550
Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and 11:00 a.m. on Friday, LIV Sotheby’s will be hosting a casual party with foods, drinks, cowbells and more.

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team / Downstairs at Eric’s (970) 453-1401

Trek Factory Racing / Mi Casa (970) 453-2071