USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Breckenridge Stage 5 Finish - August 22nd

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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.

Thursday, August 21st

7pm - 9pm: Bike in Movie Filmed in Breckenridge the classic "Dumb and Dumber."
Location: Riverwalk Center Lawn

Friday, August 22nd

Noon – 6:00pm: Festival Village is open with demos, free live music, food, retail, and Jumbotrons to watch the racers come into Breckenridge! Including one MASSIVE TV that can’t be missed!
Location: Tiger Dredge / Riverwalk Parking Lot                                              

Noon: Breckenridge Grand Vacations Strider Challenge
Location: Main Street between Adams & Washington

12:30pm: Ripstoke Stunt Bikes Performance
Location: Riverwalk Lawn and the Blue River

1:00pm: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Freedom 2 Ride
Location: Main Street

1:00pm: Dave and Brad Broadcasting Live
Location: Finish Festival Stage

1:30pm: Funkadelic Pond Crossing Challenge
Location: Dredge Pond at The Dredge Restaurant

2:30pm: Ripstoke Stunt Bikes Performance
Location: Riverwalk Lawn and the Blue River

2:30pm: Maxxis Stunt Show
Location: Festival Village

2:30pm: Dave and Brad Broadcasting Live
Location: Finish Line Stage on Washington Ave.

Approx. 3:30pm: Estimated Finish
Location: Main Street

Approx. 3:45pm: Awards Ceremony
Location: Finish Festival Stage

4:00pm: Pine Beatles - Live Music
Location: Finish Festival Stage

4:30pm: Ripstoke Stunt Bikes Performance
Location: Riverwalk Lawn

7:00pm: Doors open for the FREE CONCERT – Big Head Todd and the Monsters!
Location: Riverwalk Center

7:30pm: Big Head Todd and the Monsters FREE CONCERT kicks off!

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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. Breckenridge is honored to be chosen as a host city for yet another 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 is scheduled for approximately 3:30pm, but we’ll have many exciting events you won’t want to miss starting at noon; the Finish Festival will be hopping with action from noon-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. The FestivalVillage opens at 12:00pm, activities begin at 11:00am.
 
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. After coming over Hoosier Pass, the race will barrel into town and turn left on S. Park Ave. Heading northbound, racers will turn right on Ski Hill Rd., left on Main St., then a sharp right on to Wellington Rd. Racers will turn right on Royal Tiger, then left on Highpoint as they tackle the short but stiff climb up Moonstone for King of the Mountain points. They will then turn right and descend Boreas Pass Rd. back into town and finish on Main Street. Best vantage points to see the action will be Highpoint, Moonstone, Boreas Pass Rd, and Main Street. See more about viewing locations here. 
 
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 Friday, 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.
 
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 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.  
 
12. What else is there to do? 

**FREE Concert: catch the free concert with Big Head Todd and the Monsters on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Riverwalk Center; doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm.  Many shops and restaurants are welcoming cycling fans with specials throughout the week.  

13. Where can I find additional information? 
 

For Breckenridge specific information, visit BreckProCycling.com, Facebook.com/BreckenridgeProChallenge, Twitter @breckprocycling. 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.

14. Volunteer Opportunities?
Yes, there are still many volunteer opportunities available. 
15. You are invited … to attend the Local Organizational Committee’s public meeting regarding the latest race details on Thursday, August at 5:30pm at the Breckenridge Town Hall (Council Chambers/Auditorium).

 

For day-of parking, road closure, and other race information please follow @BreckProCycling on Twitter and sign up for text alerts

Use hashtag #breckbecause to upload your photos to the page below and to be featured on the jumbotrom during race day.

Use hashtag #breckbecause to upload your photos to the page below and to be featured on the jumbotrom during race day.

 2014 USAPC Breckenridge Street Closure Plan

Thursday, August 21

6:00am Tiger Dredge (Riverwalk) Lot will close

6:00am Ice House Lot will close

6:00am Schoonover Lot will close

6:00am 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.

Friday, August 22

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

6:00am Courthouse Lot will close

6:00am South Gondola Lot will close

12:00pm Moonstone Road and County Road 503 from Hi Point Drive to Boreas Pass Road will close

1:00pm closures:

 High Point Drive from Moonstone Road to Royal Tiger Road will close

 Royal Tiger Road from Hi Point Drive to Wellington Road will close

1:50pm Highway 9 from Boreas to Hoosier will close in both directions

2:30pm closures:

Park Avenue from South Main Street to Ski Hill Road 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

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 3:25pm-3:45pm race finish

Approximately 5:00pm Roads reopening except for South Main Street from Ski Hill to Adams Avenue which will remain closed until approximately 7:00pm