There will be bike rides for citizens and chances for autographs, cowboys on bikes and cyclists on horses, music and movies, a beer garden and, oh yeah, two massive days of bike racing when the USA Pro Challenge comes to town in August.
The council on Tuesday approved an additional $12,000 for marketing of the USA Pro Challenge in Steamboat with the caveat that the donation will only be made if a local match is made.
Two laps of Twentymile and a climb up Rabbit Ears will be the highlights of the USA Pro Challenge's two Steamboat Springs stage routes, which were officially announced today.
A three-stage women's race will be added to this summer's USA Pro Challenge. It won't include a stage in Steamboat, but one local pro is more than excited for the opportunity.
Organizers planning bike-centric weekend around the event start
Steamboat will play host to the 2015 USA Pro Challenge and it will have a bigger role than ever before. Steamboat will be the site of the entire first stage and the start of the second.
Update: The 2015 Pro Cycling Challenge will include two stages in Steamboat Springs, all of the first stage and the start of the second stage.
Steamboat cycling spectators will have to travel if they want to catch next year’s USA Pro Challenge live. The 2014 route was announced Monday morning, and Steamboat Springs is not included.
Steamboat Springs police think two spectators who had their backs to the race caused the crash that took down several USA Pro Challenge cyclists Wednesday.
USA Pro Challenge CEO Shawn Hunter said Steamboat's hosting of a start and a finish in 2011 and again this year might serve as a model for the race in the future.
Steamboat Springs came out Thursday to say goodbye to the race it loudly welcomed into town Wednesday. The USA Pro Challenge rode out of town Thursday morning.
Stage 4, the Queen Stage, will be one of the toughest in this year’s USA Pro Challenge and how the top contenders handle the looming difficulties could have everything to say about how things look come the final stage in Denver.
A steady stream of cyclists chose to avoid the crowds and took the USA Pro Challenge party to Rabbit Ears Pass on Wednesday.
As the motorcycles ferrying photographers buzzed down Lincoln Avenue ahead of the racers, people rang more than a thousand cowbells passed out as schwag and others beat their inflatable batons on the advertising panels lining the course.
Weather, event setup and the route of the stage coming into Steamboat Springs all can have an effect on the downtown businesses lining the race chute on Lincoln Avenue.
Jens Voigt, the 41-year old German, showed Wednesday why he's one of the world's most popular cyclists, charging over Rabbit Ears Pass to the delight of Steamboat's cycling fans. It wasn't, however, enough to prevent a wild sprint finish on the streets of downtown.
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- • Map of downtown road closures
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