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?
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).