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Colorado Bike Race (and More) Returning in August

13 Mar, 2017


Elite pro cycling returns to Colorado and begins in Colorado Springs on August 10, and in Denver is followed by the Velorama Festival of bikes, bands and brews August 11-13.

RPM Events Group LLC, a team of civic-minded investors, is bringing back professional bicycle racing to Colorado with an international 4-day professional cycling race and festival in Colorado.

They will be creating a fan epicenter in Denver's RiNo Art District and integrating the world-class race with a world-class festival with live music, a marketplace, food, craft beer, cycling events and much more. 

Their vision is to cultivate a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the spirit of bicycling, the state, local communities and the RiNo Art District, while having a long-lasting economic and social impact.

You can find out more about the Velorama Festival by visiting www.VeloramaColorado.com

The race will begin in Colorado Springs on Thursday, August 10 for Stage 1, and it will continue its way through Breckenridge and Denver. 

Stages:

Aug. 10 - Stage One: Colorado Springs (men and women)

Aug. 11 - Stage Two: Breckenridge (men and women)

Aug. 11 - Denver ProAm circuit race (women)

Aug. 12 - Stage Three: Denver, start and finish RiNo Art District (men)

Aug. 13 - Stage Four: Denver, start and finish RiNo Art District (men) and closing festivities

The Sports Corp also announced a series of ancillary events around the first stage:

August 9
Press Conference (USA Cycling)
VIP Reception & Gala to include Team Introductions  (The Broadmoor Hotel)

August 10 - Colorado Classic Race Start (Colorado Springs, Route TBA)

August 12 - USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships & The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb (Pikes Peak - America's Mountain)

Additional details to be released as finalized

Colorado Springs hosted a stage of the USA Pro Challenge in 2011, 2012 and 2014, as well as the 1986 World Pro Road Cycling Championships and numerous other USA Cycling events.

"From the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, to the Coors Classic and on to the USA Pro Challenge, professional bike racing has become a part of our identity in Colorado. I can't wait to once again show off this wonderful state to the world during the Colorado Classic," said Ken Gart, Chairman of RPM Events Group, the organization formed to put on the race. "The Colorado Classic is being developed to appeal not just to cycling fans, but a wide array of Coloradans and visitors to the state."

Each day of the Colorado Classic will showcase an interactive start/finish area; and the daily routes will combine downtown circuits of each city with the beauty of Colorado's legendary terrain and landmarks. 

The inaugural Colorado Classic, designated a 2.HC race by Union Cycliste Internationale (Aigle, Switzerland), will host 18 world-class, domestic and international teams, comprised of six riders each. The women's field expects some of the top professional cyclists in the U.S.

To sign up or for additional information please visit,

www.ColoradoClassic.com or www.VeloramaColorado.com

The Colorado Classic is being produced by RPM Events Group, which includes philanthropic community investors with a vision of re-inventing cycling events that are sustainable and fun, while providing a long-term positive social and economic impact to citizens and communities.

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