Steamboat Springs The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge elicited a frenzied reaction from many in Colorado and certainly a lot of folks in Steamboat Springs.
Although the race won’t make a stop in Steamboat this year, a local business is providing a unique opportunity for road bike enthusiasts. Spindle 1 Bike Tours in Steamboat is offering a package to shadow the 2012 race.
The tour leaves from Steamboat and meets up with the Pro Cycling Challenge in Crested Butte. Riders then have the option of peddling the Queen Stage the next day from Gunnison to Aspen.
“This trip is a big one,” said J.R. Thompson, Spindle 1’s owner. “It’s a really unique opportunity.”
Riders would leave four to five hours before the professionals, while intermediate riders would be shuttled to the top of the first big climb.
The cost is $2,295 and is limited to 12 riders.
It includes seven nights of lodging, meals, luggage and bike transfers, support, lunch and a mobile repair shop.
Thompson said there still are spots open. To register, visit www.spindle1biketours.com.