USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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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.


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Thursday, August 20

11am  FREE Yoga on the Riverwalk lawn near the Awards Stage - bring a yoga mat or towel

12 - 7pm Festival Village in Tiger Dredge (aka RWC) Lot, including bike stunt shows, demos, music, food, kids’ zone and a MASSIVE TV to watch the racers come into Breckenridge!

12 - 2pm Trout Steak Revival (bluegrass) FREE concert on the Entertainment Stage in the Festival Village

12pm  Strider Challenge (kids ages 2 - 5) on Main Street sponsored by Breckenridge Grand Vacations

12:30pm Wish for Wheels parade on Main Street at Finish

1pm  Citizen Street Sprints on Main Street at Finish

3:45pm (est.) Stage 4 Finish into Breckenridge on Main Street

3:55pm (est.) Awards Ceremony for Stage 4 of USA Pro Challenge, Awards Stage, Riverwalk lawn

4:15pm (est.) Introduction of the Inaugural Women’s USA Pro Challenge, Awards Stage, Riverwalk lawn

5:30 - 7pm Trout Steak Revival (bluegrass) FREE concert on the Entertainment Stage in the Festival Village

7pm Tour de Breck bike parade led by the Austin Bike Zoo – wear your team, group, club or family uniforms or colors and show your town spirit departing from Festival Village

7:30pm  The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band - Arts District’s Festival Square on the TV-8 Summit stage

Friday, August 21

10am - 5pm Festival Village in Tiger Dredge (aka RWC) Lot, including bike stunt shows, demos, music, food, kids’ zone and a MASSIVE TV to watch the racers race around Breckenridge in a Time Trial!

10am -12pm Brews and Blues with DJ Fred in the Festival Village

10:45am Opening Ceremonies for Women’s Inaugural USA Pro Challenge Time Trials on North Main St.

11am  FREE Yoga on the Riverwalk lawn near the Awards Stage - bring a yoga mat or towel

12 - 1pm   Kids’ Games and fun competitions near the Entertainment Stage in the Festival Village

12:45pm Opening Ceremonies for Men’s Time Trial on North Main St.

1 - 2pm  Funkadelic Pond Crossing at the Dredge Pond presented by Breckenridge Restaurant Association

1 - 2pm  Live Interviews with the Women racers on the Entertainment Stage in the Festival Village 

2:15 pm Women’s Awards Ceremony on the Awards Stage on the Riverwalk Center lawn

3:50pm (est.) Men’s Awards Ceremony on the Awards Stage on the Riverwalk Center lawn

7/7:30pm Los Lobos free concert in the Riverwalk Center on the TV-8 Summit stage - Doors open/show begins

Both Days: 

Scavenger Hunt along Main Street and Festival Village to find token/clues, Smart phone-based

Live race coverage 2 - 4pm on the big screen on the Riverwalk Center lawn

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts | BIFA featuring Austin Bike Zoo – magical creatures on bicycles, The Blue Trees – an environmental art installation, ARTCRANK BRK – exhibition/sale of bicycle-themed posters created by Colorado artists.

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


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.

See Google Map of Thursday and Friday Route

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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for more information about the race route.
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 the fifth consecutive year.

2. When is the race?
USAPC is August 17-23 for Men’s, and Breckenridge is hosting the Stage 4 Finish on Thursday, August 20 for Men’s, and the Time Trials on Friday, August 21 for both Men’s and Women’s races.

3. Where are the routes? Best viewing locations?
Please see the maps. It’s a matter of choice- the uphill and downhill sections are exciting as are corners and the finish line. Racers have different strengths that are exhibited at different points in the race.

4. Is there a fee to view the race? Where can we see race footage?
No - the race is FREE to watch in Breckenridge. There will be a jumbotron located at the Riverwalk Center Lawn for race days, and the race will provide multiple jumbotrons throughout town for race viewing. TVs throughout restaurants in town will also be tuned in.

5. Where can we find out about race standings?
On the jumbotrons, TV coverage and tour tracker online.

6. What is the television coverage?
Tour Tracker online will show all the coverage. Universal Sports will air coverage. Some of it may also be shown on NBC/NBC Sports, depending on network decisions.

7. Where can we park?
On race days, 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 about every 15-20 minutes to bring you to the action. Overnight parking will be available at the north end of this lot. Much of the normal parking in town will be taken up by the race.

8. Will public transportation on the Summit Stage and Breckenridge Free Ride be affected?
Yes, the schedules and routes will be revised to accommodate road closures.

9. 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.

10. Is there a place for my bike?
Bike parking (bring your own locks) will be available at The Sons of Norway park, just south of Blue River Plaza, across the river from the Riverwalk Center Lawn.

11. What about drinking water?
Bring your reusable water bottles to fill up at our water filling stations located near Blue River Plaza and Festival Village with Breckenridge water – Purity at its Peak.

12. 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.

13. Is camping allowed along the race route in Breckenridge?
There is NO camping allowed along the race route within the Town limits. Camping is allowed in designated campgrounds around the county. Check recreation.gov for campgrounds. You can day-park at top of Hoosier Pass, but camping and fires are not allowed.

14. What else is there to do? Where/when are the awards?
Please see separate event schedule. Los Lobos will provide a free concert to close out the two days at the Riverwalk Center at 7:30 p.m. on 8/21. BreckCreate is also hosting the Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts. The awards ceremonies are on the event schedule.

15. Why are the trees around town blue?
The Blue Trees project is an environmental art installation by Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos created as part of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), which runs August 14-23. These trees have been temporarily transformed with a water-based, biologically safe pigment to inspire awareness and discussion about global deforestation and highlight the importance of trees in our environment. More information at breckcreate.org/TheBlueTrees.

16. What website/app can we use to follow the race?
On Twitter- @breckprocycling; #breckbecause prochallenge. Shop for “usa pro challenge tour tracker” on your mobile device.

17. Where is Festival Village?
It encompasses The Riverwalk Center and Lawn and the Tiger Dredge Parking Lot.

18. Where is the VIP tent?
In Blue River Plaza.

19. What is Wish for Wheels?
It is a non-profit organization providing new bicycles to children. Local businesses have been sponsoring bike-building events. The parade of these bikes will be on Thursday, August 20 at 12:30 on Main Street.

20. Where is First Aid available?
In addition to local medical facilities, first aid is available in the Festival Village in Tiger Dredge (aka Riverwalk Center) Lot.

21. Volunteer Opportunities?
Where can I find additional information?
Yes, sign up at www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com, search for Volunteers.

22. Where can I find additional information?
For general race information, visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com. For Breckenridge specific information, visit www.breckprocycling.com, Facebook, Twitter @breckprocycling; or www.gobreck.com. For Breckenridge road & parking updates, via Twitter @BreckPolice. For Summit County roads, sign up for alerts at www.SCAlert.org.
For Colorado roads go to COTrip.org for specific race route / road closure updates.

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.

Click here for 2015 lodging packages

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.


See the feed below to see photos hashtaged "#breckbecause and #breckprochallenge


 
(7/28/15) Times are subject to change. 

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2015 USAPC Breckenridge Street Closure Plan Stage 4 & 5

See Google Map of Thursday and Friday route and road closures

Wednesday, August 19

6:00am
Tiger Dredge (Riverwalk) Lot will close
Ice House Lot will close
Schoonover Lot will close
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.
 

Thursday, August 20 Stage 4 Finish

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
Courthouse Lot will close
South Gondola Lot will close
Wellington Lot will close
East Sawmill Lot will close
 
12:00pm
Royal Tiger Road from Hi Point Drive to Wellington Road will close
Hi Point Drive from Moonstone Road to Royal Tiger Road will close
Moonstone Road and County Road 503 from Hi Point Drive to Boreas Pass Road will close
 
12:50pm
Highway 9 from Boreas to Hoosier will close in both directions

1:30pm closures:
Park Avenue from South Main Street to French Street 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
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 3:00pm-3:30pm race finish

Approximately 4:30pm
Roads reopening except for Main Street from Watson to Adams Avenue which will remain closed. Lincoln/Ski Hill will open for access across Main Street.
 

Friday, August 21 Stage 5 Time Trial

Tiger Dredge, Ice House, Schoonover, FLOT, S. Gondola, East Sawmill, Wellington and Courthouse Lots will remain closed
Main Street from Watson to Adams Avenue which will remain closed.

9:00am closures: Complete course closure until end of Men’s Time Trial (approximately 4:00pm).
Watson will close
Highway 9 from N. Main Street to Coyne Valley including roundabout will close
North & South Main Street from S. Park Avenue to roundabout will close
French Street from N. Main to Wellington will close
Wellington Road from French Street to Royal Tiger Road will close
Royal Tiger Road from Hi Point Drive to Wellington Road will close
Hi Point Drive from Moonstone Road to Royal Tiger Road will close
Moonstone Road and County Road 503 from Hi Point Drive to Boreas Pass Road will close
Boreas Pass Road from Highway 9 to County Road 503 will close
French Street from Boreas Pass to Jefferson Ave will close
Jefferson Avenue will close
Ski Hill from Park Avenue to Ridge Street alley on Lincoln will close

4:00pm: All roads are open except Main Street from Watson to Adams Avenue. Parking lots will open as they are cleared of event items
 
11:00pm:
Main Street will reopen
Crossing Points – these points will open intermittently throughout the race for cross traffic
Goldflake Terrace @ Wellington
Briar Rose @ Wellington
Ridge St @ Jefferson - to leave and access the east side of Main Street; access to the east side of Main Street will be restricted to residents and employees
Friday Travel Notes
Access to and from the Highlands, French Creek, and Wellington will be via Tiger Road through the Highlands to Highway 9 to CR 450 (Huron Road).
Park Avenue will remain open except at Airport Road where northbound traffic will be routed to Airport Road to Coyne Valley to Highway 9.

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Official Lodging Partners:

 

Local Sponsors:

 Sponsors of the Strider Challenge

    
Sponsor of Pond Crossing   
Check out their Photo Contest!     

Meet riders and win prizes at Breckenridge’s newest fan parties – Team Houses


Inspired by the Olympic National Hospitality Houses, several Breckenridge businesses are stepping up to offer Team House fan parties themed for USA Pro Challenge teams including BMC, Cannondale-Garmin, Trek Factory, Tinkoff-Saxo, UnitedHealthcare and Jelly Belly. From live race broadcasts and 50 percent off cocktails, to swag giveaways and opportunities to meet athletes, these new fan parties show just how much the Breckenridge community loves cycling.

Wear your favorite cycling gear and stop by all the Team Houses during Breckenridge race days Aug. 20-21 for an extra dose of USA Pro Challenge excitement.

BMC Racing Team / Park & Main (970) 453-9493
Stop by both days for a live feed of the USA Pro Challenge Tour Tracker. Get your choice of 50% off alcoholic beverages, 10% off your entire ticket or $5 kids’ items and chip.

Tinkoff-Saxo / Fatty’s Pizzeria (970) 453-9802
Head over at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 to meet the athletes of team Tinkoff-Saxo. Prizes will be up for grabs and fans should arrive early to get rolling on the specialty cocktail created just for this year’s USA Pro Challenge.

Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by MAXXIS / Kenosha Steakhouse (970) 453-7313
Get 25% off the entire bill this Thursday or Friday—simply wear your favorite Jelly Belly race kit or favorite jersey, tag a photo of you and the family with ‪#‎teamjellybellybreck, and show your server.

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team / LIV Sotheby’s (970) 453-0550
Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and 11:00 a.m. on Friday, LIV Sotheby’s will be hosting a casual party with foods, drinks, cowbells and more.

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team / Downstairs at Eric’s (970) 453-1401

Trek Factory Racing / Mi Casa (970) 453-2071