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For $10,500, you can race in USA Pro Challenge

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A lot of cycling enthusiasts would like the chance to ride with the pros in the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Now they’ll get their shot, if they pay $10,500. The select few who can pay the fee will ride the seven-day course with retired professional cyclist and Colorado Springs businessman Chris Carmichael. Dubbed the… Continue Reading For $10,500, you can race in USA Pro Challenge

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Springs places 5th, all according to plan

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Colorado Springs made an intentional bid on one of the last legs of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge race with the understanding that later stages promise even bigger slices of the economic pie. In the 2012 race, which is classified as second only to the Tour de France, cyclists will race out of Breckenridge… Continue Reading Springs places 5th, all according to plan

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Pro Cycling Challenge coming back to Springs

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Colorado Springs is among the 12 cities that will host next year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Denver Post is reporting. Next year’s race, scheduled for Aug. 20 through Aug. 26, will begin in Durango and end in Denver with the fifth leg of the race ending in Colorado Springs. The Denver Post posted the… Continue Reading Pro Cycling Challenge coming back to Springs

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The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge held in August attracted more than 1 million spectators from around the state, the country and the world and had an $83.5 million economic impact on the state, according to a report by IFM, a global sports research firm. “The crowds were big, they were enthusiastic, they spent money… Continue Reading USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought in $83 million to state

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be back in Colorado in 2012 for seven days of cycling from Aug. 20-26.  Race organizers have already begun planning for the 2012 race, although host cities have not been announced. Cities interested in becoming a host city must apply through an official Request for Proposals process beginning next… Continue Reading Race is on to become USA Pro Cycling Challenge host city for next year’s event

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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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Free parking, bike valet at USA Pro Challenge

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There will be free parking downtown Colorado Springs from noon to 6 p.m. Monday afternoon for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, an event expected to draw thousands of spectators. And for those riding bikes into downtown to see the race, there will be a free bike valet, no locks needed, at the corner of Colorado… Continue Reading Free parking, bike valet at USA Pro Challenge

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Camping allowed along Pro Challenge race route

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Cycling fans will be allowed to camp along roadsides of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge route up to 24 hours in advance in order to get a good view of the cycling competition. The Colorado Department of Transportation added this one-time exception for those who wish to camp along the route, which mimics the spirit… Continue Reading Camping allowed along Pro Challenge race route

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CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to draw 1 million spectators to Colorado Springs when it gets under way Aug 22. And that is likely to cause traffic snarls. Here’s a list of roads and highways to avoid between noon and 4:30 p.m. that day, as well as suggested alternate routes. U.S. 24 and… Continue Reading CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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