Seven days of activities in advance of more than 100 cyclists and thousands of fans coming to Stage 5 start in Woodland Park, CO.
Woodland Park, CO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/05/2014 --“We have a week-long schedule of events to elevate the excitement that will lead up to the high altitude USA Pro Challenge Stage 5 start,” Michael Perini, Local Organizing Chair said.
“People are encouraged to bring their bike, tricycle, OHV or hiking boots because there’s plenty to do in Woodland Park. We have great eateries, shopping and lodging, including RV and campsites near the start,” he said.
Additional recreational fun for everyone of all ages is here on HWY 24 in Teller County.
To capture race memories to treasure and share with family and friends, Perini encourages spectators to have that camera or video on hand at the race. “Along the route in Woodland Park, in the background, are speculator views of America's mountain Pikes Peak to enjoy," he said.
USA Pro Challenge and Stage 5, Woodland Park merchandise will be for sale at select locations.
Current list of activities:
Friday, August 15 Kick Off Party
Downtown Artwalk, Business Window Decorating and Sidewalk Chalk Art, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Woodland Park Roots Project Outdoor Movie – Midland Pavilion, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16
Downtown Business Exposure (Window and Sidewalk art display)
Sunday, August 17
Saddle Club Street Dance - Midland Pavilion, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 18
BierRun 5K Fun Run and Ride - 121 E Midland Avenue, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20
Rampart Library District Story Time followed by a craft, 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Top Cycling Club Cruisers Family Bike Ride - Midland Pavilion, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 21
Rampart Library District Story Time followed by a craft - 10:00 a.m.
Team Telecycle Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride – 5:30 p.m.
Beer Garden Pre-Race Block Party - Bergstrom Park & DDA, 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22
Kids Zone, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Flying Carrot Bus
Strider Cup Adventure Zone – sponsored by Kids on Bikes
Clown with balloons
CSCS Plyometrics Fitness Demo
10 years and younger Bike Decorating for Parade (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
Joanies Deli Parking Lot, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Signs for Life Bus
10 years and younger Decorated Bike Parade – 12:00
BMX Demo - Stunt Masters Impact Street Team – 10:00, 12:00, 2:00
Team Telecycle Entry Level Mountain Bike Ride – 1:00 p.m.
(start at: 615 S Baldwin St)
Team Telecycle Advance Level Mountain Bike Ride – 3:00 p.m.
(start at: 615 S Baldwin St)
Life is Good Youth Prevention Expo, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., UPCC
Concert at Midland Pavilion – 5:00 p.m.
Mountain Top Cycling Club Bike the Night Ride - 10:30 p.m.
(start at: 312 N. Center St.)
After Ride, 12:00 midnight, breakfast at Senior Center
The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the race will visit 10 official host cities for the starts and finishes of each stage, ranging from small towns to cities as large as Denver, with a population of more than 634,000. The final stage should serve to break any previous single-day attendance records with a start in Boulder, one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., two passes through Golden, which has brought out huge crowds in past years, and a finish in Denver, the state’s capitol.
The two new locations joining the 2014 race – Monarch Mountain and Woodland Park – each offer breathtaking scenery that will add to the overall excitement. Reaching a top elevation of 11,542 ft. on Hoosier Pass, the race will include a total elevation gain of nearly 40,000 ft. over the seven days. Two new mountains – McClure Pass and Kebler Pass – will help reach that number.
On Thursday, August 21st, fans can see Stage 4 -- Colorado Springs Circuit Race –
After a ceremonial start at the world famous Broadmoor, the race will head into town and join up with a 16-mile circuit that will be raced four times. With climbs through Garden of the Gods, Mesa Rd. and the infamous Ridge Rd., which hits grades of nearly 17 percent, the route will present some challenges for the riders. If a sprinter hangs on to win, they will have earned it the hard way.
Host city information, maps and elevation profiles are available on the race website at http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/route.
Woodland Park Partners include:
The UPS Store
El Pomar Foundation
Matrix Design Group
Front of the Pack
Falcon Physical Therapy
Colorado Natural Gas
Sanborn Western Camps
More information can be found online at
Twitter at @USAProChallenge
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