USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Stage 5 Finish - August 22nd

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

Calling all artists:
Breckenridge USA Pro Challenge 2014 Local Poster Contest

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Breckenridge stage 5 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge is accepting submissions for the Host City Poster Contest. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014, and should tie in with the race and cycling in Breckenridge. Winning artwork will appear locally on posters, merchandise, advertising and potentially other event collateral. The winning artist will receive (2) VIP passes to the stage 5  VIP Hospitality Tent, along with some event merchandise.

  • Submitted posters must be 11.5″x17.5″ (to accommodate for bleeds) 
  • Preferably submitted via email (jeff@gwlodging.com)
  • Accepted file formats include .jpg (300dpi) or .pdf.
  • One can submit in person at the BRC offices (111 Ski Hill Rd. in Breckenridge)
  • Or via U.S. Mail to the GoBreck, ATTN: Special Events, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
 
Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2014
 
 
2013 winning poster, by James Billiter

Detailed race route information coming soon.

The race will begin on August 18th in Aspen and end in Denver on August 24th.

On Friday August 22nd race will begain in Woodland Park Coloradon and Finish in Breckenridge.

Click here for more details

Click here for last year's race route

 

 

 

 

Last year's race route:

Monday Aug. 19
 
11:00am: Race Coverage on Jumbotron - Riverwalk Center Lawn
Get LIVE race coverage of stage 1 of the U.S.A. Pro Cycling Challenge on the Jumbotron at the Riverwalk Center (RWC). No outside alcohol allowed, alcohol will be available on site.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 20
 
Main St, Park Ave. and other road closures.
 
8:30am: Ride with BMC rider George Hincapie, presented by Breck Bike Guides. must RSVP
11:00am: Race Coverage of Stage 2 on the Jumbotron - Riverwalk Center Lawn
1:00pm: Finish Festival opens - Tiger Dredge lot (RWC parking)
1:00pm: Summit Mountain Challenge (SMC) Mountain Bike Junior League Street Sprints
2:00pm – 5:00pm: RipStoke Mountain Bike Show
2:00pm: Pine Beatles free concert  - Finish Festival Stage
3:30pm: ETA Stage 2 Finish into Breckenridge (subject to change)
3:45pm: Awards presentation for Stage 2 of U.S.A Pro Challenge – Finish Festival stage
4:15pm: Summit Mountain Challenge (SMC) #6 - Peaks Trail TT 5:30pm: Railroad Earth Concert - Riverwalk Center The New Jersey-based “newgrass” band will play a free concert at the Riverwalk Center on Tuesday, August 20 at 5:30pm to welcome the cyclists to town (doors open at 5:00pm). The band just played a wildly successful show at Red Rocks and we’re honored to have them here in town. Learn More.
6:00pm: Finish Festival Village closes
6:00 pm: Meet & Greet with George Hincapie – Breck Bike Guides, 114 Lincoln Street
 
Wednesday, Aug. 21
 
Main St., Park Ave., and other road closures.

9:30am: Start Festival Village Opens - Blue River Plaza 9:30am: Autograph Alley opens - Main St. 9:30am: Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge, presented by Stork & Bear – Main Street * For kids ages 2-5. Register today at Stork & Bear (610 Main St in Frisco), or day of event, by 9:00am at the Stork & Bear booth in Blue River Plaza. 970.668.5937 for more info. 10:00am – 12:00pm: RipStoke Mountain Bike Show 11:00am: Live Race Coverage of Stage 3 on Jumbotron – Riverwalk Center Lawn
12:10pm: Estimated start time for stage 3 1:00pm: Funkadelic Pond Crossing Challenge, presented by Maverick Sports Promotions  - Dredge Pond 5:00pm: BRC August Mixer - Alpine Bank
Bike to the August Breckenridge Resort Chamber’s Mixer to meet and mingle with local business owners. Learn the latest on town happenings and initiatives and enjoy some free passed hors d’oeuvres.
 
Thursday, Aug. 22
 
11:00am: Live race coverage of stage 4 on the Jumbotron - Riverwalk Center lawn
8:00pm: Bike-In Movie Night: “Caddyshack” - back deck of the Warming Hut Restaurant

Friday, Aug. 23
 
11:00am: Live race coverage of stage 5 on the Jumbotron – Riverwalk Center Lawn
5:30pm: Bike-In Movie Night: “American Flyers” presented by the Breckenridge Restaurant Association – Riverwalk Center Lawn
* no outside alcohol allowed, alcohol available on site
 
Saturday, Aug. 24
 
11:00am:  Live race coverage of stage 6 on the Jumbotron - Riverwalk Center Lawn
5:30pm: Bike In Movie Night: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” presented by the Breckenridge Restaurant Association – Riverwalk Center Lawn
* no outside alcohol allowed, alcohol available on site

Sunday, Aug. 25
 
11:00am: Live race coverage of stage 7 on the Jumbotron - Riverwalk Center Lawn

 

Join us in Breckenridge, Colorado for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, one of the largest cycling events in United States history. The 2013 race will feature professional cycling’s best competing on a challenging course through some of Americas most beautiful scenery.

Dates Available: 08/19/2013 through 08/25/2013

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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.