USA Pro Challenge

Wed. Aug. 21, 2013 - Thu. Aug. 22, 2013

9:00 AM

Various locations, Steamboat Springs

The USA Pro Challenge will return to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2013. Riders will race through nine host cities from August 19th - August 25th with the Bike Town USA Stage in Steamboat Springs on August 21st and August 22nd.

USAPCC Bike Town USA

Experience a start and finish in one place!

Stage 3: Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs – Wednesday, AUSA Pro Challenge Package13ug. 21

Stage 3 will be difficult to predict for even the biggest cycling fans. Can the climbers hold off the field or can the sprinters hang on? Stage 3 is wide open for the taking.

After leaving Breckenridge, Swan Mountain Rd. provides a great launch pad for breakaways as the riders weave north to Kremmling, but it’s all just a prelude to the day’s main showdown on Rabbit Ears Pass. Climbing the challenging eastern slope will give the climbers a chance, but they will have to hold off the sprinters for 20 miles after cresting the top as they head downtown Steamboat Springs. Can they do it? Or will there be a repeat of 2011’s thrilling and monstrous field sprint?

Stage 4: Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek – Thursday, Aug. 22

Stage 4 is the Queen Stage of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge. It features some previously used terrain, but with some added spice. One thing is for sure, the road to the final podium in Denver goes straight over Bachelor Gulch.

A new start in Steamboat will send the race off onto new country roads around Routt County. This roller coaster of small hills gives way to a gentle route south until the racers have to climb up from the river bottom at State Bridge. That’s just the beginning, as the new approach to Beaver Creek will now send the racers up the new climb of Bachelors Gulch. It may not be the longest or most well-known climb, but it is quite possibly the toughest. The relentless grade with pitches up to 18 percent will do real damage and create the sort of epic racing for which the Pro Challenge is known.

After Bachelor Gulch, the leaders still have to race down a technical descent and power up the final 2 km climb to Beaver Creek Village. By that time the winner may not even have the strength left for a victory salute.

View the Route Maps. Visit steamboatprocycling.com or usaprocyclingchallenge.com for more information.

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Events Schedule for Bike Town USA - Bike Week

See the schedule below for the USA Pro Challenge Bike Town Stages schedule, as well as Bike Week in Steamboat Springs. Visit our biking page for more information on trails in Steamboat.

Check out our blog for the best 3 spots to watch the event.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

8am  Honey Stinger 50 MTN Bike Race
3:30pm  Enduro-X Mountain Bike Race Series

Sunday, August 18, 2013

7:30am  Honey Stinger Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Race
9am  Enduro-X Mountain Bike Race Series

Monday, August 19, 2013

8:30am  Moots Cycles Suggested Road Ride and Factory Tour (more info at steamboatbiketown.com/bike-week/)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

8pm  Bike-in Movie - Adventure Films 5Point Series

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

10am - 4pm  Gondola open, Steamboat Ski Area
10am - 12:30pm  Moots Cycles factory tour
11am - 3pm  Kent Eriksen Cycles factory tour
11am - 4pm  Lifestyle Expo & New Belgium Beer Garden, Lincoln Ave
1pm  USA Pro Challenge Stage 3 Finish Festival Opens
1 - 2pm  Kids Strider Races
1 - 6pm  Kids Zone, 9th and Lincoln Ave
2 - 4pm  Bike Polo Tournament
3pm  Big Screen Live Race Feed Begins
4:45 - 5pm (Approx)  USA Pro Challenge Cyclists' Finish & Awards on Lincoln Ave
5 - 6pm  Live Music on Awards Stage - Loose Change (Classic Rock/Country)
7pm  Finish Festival Closes
5 - 8:30pm  Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series

Thursday, August 22, 2013

9:30am  USA Pro Challenge Stage 4 Start Festival Opens, Gondola Square/ Promenade
10 - 11am  Athlete's Alley, autograph signing
11am  USA Pro Challenge Cyclists' Stage 4 Start

TBD  Kids Trial Event, Ice Cream Social, Team Flying Wheels BMX Series, Downhill event
5:30pm  Sunset Happy Hour, top of Gondola

Friday, August 23, 2013

8:45am Kent Eriksen Suggested Ride (more info at steamboatbiketown.com/bike-week/)
5 - 8pm  Steamboat Art Cruiser Ride

Saturday, August 24, 2013

8am  Continental Divide Trail Run
9am Bell Loop Supported Emerald Mountain Epic Community Ride (more info at steamboatbiketown.com/bike-week/)

Full Calendar

Road Closures

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1pm  Closure on Lincoln Ave from 3rd - 11th, keeping 3rd, 5th, and 11th cross streets open

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

10am  Closure of 5th St, from Oak to Yampa
1pm - 5pm Eastbound US 40 (Rabbit Ears Pass) Closed between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs
5pm  Re-Open 5th St from Oak to Yampa
12am  Lincoln Avenue reopens for driving; no parking

Thursday, August 22, 2013

10:30 - 11:30am  US 40 will be closed between 13th Street/County Road 33 and Mt. Werner Road.
11:30am  Lincoln Aveune re-opens for driving and parking

For details on Hwy 40 closures and detours outside City limits visit cotrip.org/content/usapcc and click on the Stage 3 or Stage 4 tabs.