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.