USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Breckenridge Stage 5 Finish - August 22nd

While you are in town, don't miss Breck Bike Week

Thu, 08/21/2014 to Fri, 08/22/2014

The 2014 USA Pro Challenge does not let up and Stage 5 is no exception. 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. 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. See the Breckenridge finish route below.

Full race map:

Breckenridge knows how to party, and we invite you to join the celebration. On race day, Aug. 22, hit the streets early. Must-see activities include:

·         Free concert with Big Head Todd and the Monsters

·         Funkadelic Pond Crossing

·         Strider Challenge by Grand Lodge on Peak 7

·         Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Adaptive Ride

And of course, be sure to catch the racers as they sprint toward the finish; there’s plenty of places to watch in Breckenridge. No matter where you cheer, make way back to the Blue River Plaza. This public gathering space serves as the center of activity for both Breck Bike Week (Aug. 20-24) and race day activities.

Check back for detailed race day info (including the activity schedule) as it becomes available.

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1. What is this race? 
The USA Pro Challenge is a 7-day professional cycling race attracting many of the top cyclists in the world, and is again expected to be one of the largest spectator sporting events in the US. reckenridge is honored to be chosen as a host city for the third consecutive year. This year we host the Stage 5 Finish. 
 
2. When is the race? 
The 7-day stage race takes place August 18-24. Breckenridge is hosting the Stage 5 Finish on Friday, August 22nd.
 
3. When should I arrive in Breckenridge? 
The earlier the better – there will be plenty of activities, shopping, dining and simply strolling options! The finish of Friday's Stage 5 will be in the early afternoon, but we’ll have many exciting events you won’t want to miss throughout the day and weekend. The Finish Festival will be hopping with action from 1:00-6:00pm. For prime viewing spots and to soak in the energy throughout town before the racers arrive, we recommend that you be where you want to be BEFORE 1:00PM Friday. 
 
4. Where are the routes? Best viewing locations? 
Friday's Stage 5 finish line is on the corner of Washington and S. Main St, near Blue River Plaza. For detailed race route information and maps, visit BreckProCycling.com. 
 
5. Is there a fee to view the race?
No - the race is FREE to watch in Breckenridge. There will be a jumbotron located at the Riverwalk Center lawn all week for Race Day viewing and for nighttime film features. On Tuesday, multiple jumbotrons will be located throughout town for race viewing. 
 
6. Where can we park? 
On Friday, the most convenient parking will be at the Satellite Lot to the north of town off of Highway 9 and Airport Road; there will be dedicated shuttles to bring you to the action. Additional parking can also be found at: Gold Rush, Ice Rink, Klack Placer, Upper and Lower Exchange lots, Tonopah, Sawmill/Wellington, Court House, French St.
 
7. Are dogs allowed? 
No, for the safety of our beloved four legged friends (and the racers!), this is a NO PET EVENT and they will not be allowed (leashed or unleashed) at the race start/finish or along the race route. 
 
8. Is there a place for my bike? 
Bike parking (bring your own locks) will be available at two locations – the corner of Washington & Ridge (near Twist & The Hearthstone), and at The Sons of Norway park, just south of Blue River Plaza, across the river from the Riverwalk Center Lawn. 
 
9. What about drinking water? 
Bring your reusable water bottles to fill up at our water filling stations with Breckenridge water – Purity at its Peak. 
 
10. Will there be recycling? 
There will be Zero Waste tents throughout the event; be sure to look for these mighty Zero Heroes to help you dispose of trash, recyclables and compostable items properly. 
 
11. Is camping allowed along the race route in Breckenridge? 
There is NO camping allowed along the race route within the Town limits of either Breckenridge or Blue River. Camping is allowed along the race route south of the Blue River Town limits in unincorporated Summit County to the top of Hoosier Pass. For the stage 3 route, there are some limited camping spots available in the USFS campground on Swan Mountain Road. 
 
12. What else is there to do? 

Many shops and restaurants are welcoming cycling fans with specials throughout the week. Please visit gobreck.com for details. 
 
13. Where can I find additional information? 
For general race information, visit usaprocyclingchallenge.com. For Breckenridge specific information, visit BreckProCycling.com, Facebook.com/BreckenridgeQPC, Twitter @breckprocycling; or GoBreck.com. For Breckenridge road & parking updates, via Twitter @BreckPolice. For Summit County roads, sign up for alerts at SCAlert.org. For Colorado roads – cotrip.org/content/usapcc for specific race route closure updates. 
 
14. Volunteer Opportunities?
Yes, there are still many volunteer opportunities available. 

 

We want you to weigh in on which day you think will be the "Queen Stage," based on your knowledge of Colorado and the potential routes between the cities. (*Hint, vote for the Breckenridge Stage)

The voting options for the the Queen Stage are between:

Stage 2: Aspen to Crested Butte
Stage 3: Gunnison to Monarch
Stage 5: Woodland Park to Breckenridge

Click here to tell us what you think!

By providing your opinion, you’ll have the chance to win two tickets to the finish of the 2014 Pro Challenge Queen stage once it has been announced!