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 12:00pm; the Finish Festival will be hopping with action from 12:00-6:00pm. 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. 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.
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. (more details to come)
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. Also, those who park in the Satellite Lot will recieve a free cowbell. 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 on US Forest Service land along the race route south of the Blue River town limits in unincorporated Summit County to the top of Hoosier Pass. Please do not camp on private property.
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 up to date race information, visit 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 for specific race route closure updates. Click here to sign up to get alerts on race day.
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).