Cycling Race, Festival Returning to Colorado
21 Mar, 2017
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.
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The race will begin in Colorado Springs on Thursday, August 10 for Stage 1, and it will continue its way through Breckenridge and Denver.
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: 2017 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.
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.