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Taking place Aug. 17-23, the USA Pro Challenge rolls through Breckenridge Aug. 20 for a stage finish and Aug. 21 for an all-new individual time trial event. With bike events all week long and two additional stages in Summit County, Breckenridge makes the perfect home base to experience the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Thursday, Aug 20Stage 4 starts in Aspen and finishes in Breckenridge. After three pass climbs and two sprints, racers tackle one final obstacle – the wall up Moonstone Road.

Friday, Aug 21 Stage 5 brings the new Breckenridge Individual Time Trial, an 8.5 mile course that starts flat, brings the riders back up Moonstone and finishes with a carving descent.

See the Map for the Stage 4 Finish in Breck:

See the map for the Stage 5 Time Trials:


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Breck knows how to throw a bike-themed party. See the highlights below, and know that the community has tons more on tap for the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Check back later in summer as additional race-day activities are confirmed.


Thursday, Aug. 20 – Stage 4 starts in Aspen and finishes in Breckenridge. Free activities roll throughout the day.

• All day: Mobile Scavenger Hunt on Main Street
• All day: Austin Bike Zoo, ARTCRANK and more bicycle-themed fun in the Breckenridge Arts District
• Noon-6pm: Maxxis Stunt Show in the Festival Village
• 11:00-11:45am: Yoga on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• Noon-12:30pm: Strider Cup on Main Street
• 12:30-1pm: Wish for Wheels parade
• 1-2pm: Street Sprints on Main Street
• Noon-2pm: Bluegrass by Trout Steak Revival in the Festival Village
• 2-3pm: Music by Dave and Brad in the Festival Village
• 3-4pm: Watch the finish in town or on the big screen at the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 4-4:30pm: USA Pro Challenge awards ceremony
• 4:30-6pm: Bluegrass by Trout Steak Revival in the Festival Village
• 6pm: Tour de Breck bike decorating and costume parade through town
• 7:30pm: Concert by The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Friday, Aug. 21 – Stage 5 brings the new Breckenridge Individual Time Trial (ITT). Also on Friday, the inaugural Women’s USA Pro Challenge kicks off with a time trial event.

• All Day: Maxxis Stunt show on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• All day: Austin Bike Zoo, ARTCRANK and more bicycle-themed fun in the Breckenridge Arts District
• 10am: Racing begins
• 10-10:45am: Boot camp fitness on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 11-11:45am: Yoga on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 10-noon: Brews and Blues (and Bloody Marys!) in the Festival Village beer garden
• Noon-1pm: USA Pro Challenge women’s awards
• 1-2pm: Celebrity Pond Crossing at the Dredge pond
• 1:30-2:30pm: Kids’ games and bike rodeo in the Festival Village
• 2-4pm: Live feed of the final time trial competitors on the big screen at the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 4pm: USA Pro Challenge men’s awards
• 7:30pm: Free concert with Los Lobos at the Riverwalk Center

BASECAMP BRECKENRIDGE

From organized road rides to BreckCreate’s bike-themed art exhibits, cycling activities roll all week. Make Breckenridge your basecamp for a week of cycling activities just in time for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Sunday, Aug. 16 – Road cyclists should start the week with Circle the Summit, a memorial ride that supports local rec paths. With a new timed section to Arapahoe Basin (where the USA Pro Challenge finishes on Aug. 18), participants will get a split they can compare to the pros. CircleTheSummit.com

Tuesday, Aug. 18 – From Breckenridge, ride over to Arapahoe Basin to get in a bit of climbing and watch the pros battle it out on Loveland Pass. Not ready for a big climb? Try one of our favorite Breckenridge road rides, the classic Lake Loop.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Hop back in the saddle and ride the bike path from Breckenridge to Copper Mountain for the USA Pro Challenge Stage 3 start, or just cruise around town and watch the race live in one of town’s many bars and restaurants.

ARTCRANK BRK – Later in the evening, head to the newly-renovated Old Masonic Hall for ARTCRANK, an international pop-up show of bicycle-inspired posters. The show, following stops in Paris, London and more, debuts on Aug. 19 with posters on display through Aug. 31. BreckCreate.org

Thursday, Aug. 20 – Stage 4 starts in Aspen and finishes in Breckenridge. Free activities roll throughout the day.

• All day: Mobile Scavenger Hunt on Main Street
• All day: Austin Bike Zoo, ARTCRANK and more bicycle-themed fun in the Breckenridge Arts District
• Noon-6pm: Maxxis Stunt Show in the Festival Village
• 11:00-11:45am: Yoga on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• Noon-12:30pm: Strider Cup on Main Street
• 12:30-1pm: Wish for Wheels parade
• 1-2pm: Street Sprints on Main Street
• Noon-2pm: Bluegrass by Trout Steak Revival in the Festival Village
• 2-3pm: Music by Dave and Brad in the Festival Village
• 3-4pm: Watch the finish in town or on the big screen at the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 4-4:30pm: USA Pro Challenge awards ceremony
• 4:30-6pm: Bluegrass by Trout Steak Revival in the Festival Village
• 6pm: Tour de Breck bike decorating and costume parade through town
• 7:30pm: Concert by The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Friday, Aug. 21 – Stage 5 brings the new Breckenridge Individual Time Trial (ITT). Also on Friday, the inaugural Women’s USA Pro Challenge kicks off with a time trial event.

• All Day: Maxxis Stunt show on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• All day: Austin Bike Zoo, ARTCRANK and more bicycle-themed fun in the Breckenridge Arts District
• 10am: Racing begins
• 10-10:45am: Boot camp fitness on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 11-11:45am: Yoga on the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 10-noon: Brews and Blues (and Bloody Marys!) in the Festival Village beer garden
• Noon-1pm: USA Pro Challenge women’s awards
• 1-2pm: Celebrity Pond Crossing at the Dredge pond
• 1:30-2:30pm: Kids’ games and bike rodeo in the Festival Village
• 2-4pm: Live feed of the final time trial competitors on the big screen at the Riverwalk Center lawn
• 4pm: USA Pro Challenge men’s awards
• 7:30pm: Free concert with Los Lobos at the Riverwalk Center

Sunday, Aug. 23 – Close out the week with a silent move-live concert event—The Triplets of Belleville (a classic animated cycling film) with Benoît Charest + Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville. BreckCreate.org

See the full schedule and Breckenridge race details here
With bike-themed activities all week in honor of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, make Breckenridge your basecamp. Save big — up to 35% — on stays of four nights or more.

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Breckenridge has many packages to choose from for any budget. Build your own package to include lodging, bike rentals, a Vail Pass Shuttle and more. If you have questions the experts at Breckenridge Central Reservations can help. Give them a call at 888-251-2417.


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Check back later in summer as additional race-day information is confirmed.

Timmy Duggan to lead USA Pro Challenge free community bike ride in Breckenridge

Sunday, June 21
All participants entered for a chance to win VIP Passes

On Sunday, June 21, join former pro road cyclist Timmy Duggan for a bike ride in honor of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge’s return to Breckenridge. This free group bike ride will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 21 at Breck Bike Guides, 411 S. Main St., Unit 12. Choose from a shorter bike path ride or circle the Dillon Reservoir for a longer option—those who go long will also have the option to ride the Moonstone climbing section of the Breckenridge race route. No pre-registration is required, however all who sign in upon arrival will be entered to win a pair of VIP passes to the Breckenridge Individual Time Trial on Friday, Aug. 22.