The Annual Breck Bike Week will be returning to Breckenridge, August 20 through the 24th.  Breckenridge is passionate about their cyclists and the town was recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Cyclists.  So if you love riding your bike, you don't want to miss out on the bike demos, bike tunes, guided tours on Breckenridge's best trails, and so much more!   There are activities for all ages and ability levels.  And most of the activities are free!

Another bicyclists dream will be on August 22nd, when the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 5 Finish takes place in Breckenridge.  Today, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge kicked off the seven day race in Aspen.  They will begin their journey through the majestic Rocky Mountains, reaching extreme elevations and some of the toughest mountain passes.  You don't have to miss any of the action!  There has been a jumbrotron screen setup at the Riverwalk Center, so you can cheer on the racers.  Stage 5 will being in a new host city of Woodland Park.  Competitors will endure high speeds and breakaways through Pike National Forest.  The intensity will pick up in Fairplay and Alma as the racers will prepare to take on the highest elevation in the competition, 11,500 feet, as they make their way up Hoosier Pass.  Then the fast descent into Breckenridge will be exciting to watch.

If you are planning on being in town on August 22nd for one of the largest races in America, I would recommend that you arrive early.  The USA Pro Cycling Challenge draws some of the largest crowds from all over.  The finish is tentatively scheduled for 3:30 p.m., but be at the location that you want to view the race before 1:00 p.m.  There will be lots of action from noon-6 p.m., so you will not be bored.   The free skier lots, north of town, off highway 9 and Airport Rd, will be the best place to park. There will be shuttles running to and from town all day.

For more on the USA Pro Cycling Challenge race details, please contact me.

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