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Cycling exposure trumps impact

Cycling exposure trumps impact

Stage 4 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge seemed to have an outright positive effect on few vendors along the Aug. 21 race route, but small business folks stand strongly in support of the event that brings international attention to the Pikes Peak region. The Colorado Springs leg exposed scores of local businesses to Pro… Continue Reading Cycling exposure trumps impact

USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

After a 2013 hiatus, the state’s largest spectator event once again is making its way through Colorado Springs next week — but don’t blink. The fourth USA Pro Challenge is welcoming back some of the world’s fastest cyclists, with Stage 4 of the seven-stage event here on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. The stage will start… Continue Reading USA Pro Challenge returns for third time

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Another August, another Copper Triangle, and another couple of weeks of being broke. We left Colorado Springs last Friday afternoon for Copper Mountain, stayed in a pleasant studio at Copper Mountain Resort on Friday and Saturday nights, and came back Sunday afternoon. The bike ride was wonderful, as always. What’s not to like about an… Continue Reading Triangle reaffirms what Colorado Springs needs

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Local economy on a slow rebound

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Economic numbers from early 2014 would lead economists to believe there’s another recession in America. Not so, said Fred Crowley, a UCCS professor of economics, economic consultant and well-known authority on the subject.  In the first quarter of the year, the gross domestic product dropped 2.9 percent, an annualized number, Crowley said. “Normally, if you… Continue Reading Local economy on a slow rebound

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Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

Colorado Springs tourism brings to mind the usual attractions worthy of occupying the in-laws between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sites like Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak make many a tourist’s list. And while those landmarks are stunning for out-of-towners and locals alike, some people prefer their… Continue Reading Tied to tourism: Local events create major summer impact

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

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International spot to be filmed in Springs

Through a competitive bid process of regional production companies, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Windstar Studios, Inc. to produce a 30-second commercial that will air on two NBC broadcast channels as well as online during the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24, 2014. The 30-second spot will highlight Colorado Springs and… Continue Reading International spot to be filmed in Springs

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As most readers probably have figured out by now, our focus throughout this week’s issue will be the “Business of Sports” in Colorado Springs. That doesn’t mean having a multitude of stories about every aspect of our local sports industry. In fact, sports always will be part of the Business Journal’s potential mix for any… Continue Reading Routon: Don’t forget sports as key to our future

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Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

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Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb will take place Aug. 24, organizers announced this week. The event will cap Colorado Springs Cycling Week, which will take place from Aug. 18-24. Festivities will include a number of cycling events highlighted by the USA Pro Challenge. Stage 4 takes place in and around the City of Colorado… Continue Reading Cycling Hill Climb scheduled for Aug. 24

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The 2013 Pro Challenge won’t cycle through Colorado Springs in its third annual statewide race. The week-long race, set to begin Aug. 19 in Aspen, runs through Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail, Loveland, Fort Collins and ends in Denver Aug. 25. Colorado Springs bid on the chance to be included once again, but Pro… Continue Reading Pro Challenge to blow past Springs in 2013

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We could argue all day about what cultural, sports or other events bring the most valuable exposure for Colorado Springs to the outside world. Many would nominate the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with its global coverage to Japan and Europe. As that event grows exponentially in the years to come thanks to the fully… Continue Reading Springs’ best free ad to the world

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