For a large part of Monday, your personal vehicle likely won't be the most efficient or expedient way of getting around Steamboat Springs.
During the USA Pro Challenge, Steamboat will be buzzing with a multitude of events that range from music, arts, culture, history, athletics and more for people of all ages to enjoy.
The beginning of the 2015 Pro Challenge in Steamboat Springs will include a wide variety of events that offer something for all to enjoy.
Stage 1 is likely to end in a sprint finish. Stage 2, however, will offer a different kind of excitement as the week's racers get their first real taste of Colorado mountain passes. Plenty of miles will remain after the finish day's finish in Arapahoe Basin, but the course could offer up a look at the top overall competitors.
Where are the best spots to take root and watch the two Steamboat stages of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge? We tried to pick out eight of our favorites, four for each day.
Jim Schneider and Kara Stoller, co-chairs of the Local Organizing Committee, welcome visitors and locals to enjoy the Steamboat Springs stages of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge.
To commemorate the Steamboat Springs start of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge, artist Chula Beauregard was tasked with creating a poster that would highlight the Stage 1 start route, which begins with parade laps through downtown.
Steamboat Springs professional cyclist Amy Charity will race starting Wednesday in the women's USA Pro Challenge this year, but she's plenty familiar with both race tactics and the terrain around Steamboat and she agreed to share some thoughts on key strategies.
The geography leading into Steamboat Springs — especially that which Stage 1 will cross — mean a breakaway group is almost sure to get caught. It doesn’t mean a group or a rider can’t keep things exciting, however.
Sometimes, against the odds, breakaways do work, as at least one rider racing next week in Steamboat is well aware.
A uniform can be more than a uniform in cycling and from the first day of this year’s USA Pro Challenge, riders will be competing for jerseys that signify their standings in the race.
16 teams hailing from five nations will compete in the 2015 USA Pro Challenge.
Amateur cyclists will have a chance Saturday to tackle the same course the USA Pro Challenge will ride with the Go Ride Steamboat event.
For the second time in three years, the Pro Challenge comes to Steamboat next week. Monday’s Stage 1 Circuit Race will be a fantastic competition. It runs along local road riders’ well-known route, a circle out to Oak Creek and back to town. For the race, do that again. OK, now do it really, really fast.
Amy Charity stood at the finish line of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge men’s finish in downtown Steamboat Springs, and in the back of her mind, she couldn’t help but think she’d like her own crack at the race. Now she’s getting it.
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Road closure information:
- • Map of downtown road closures
- • Map of Stage 1 overall start and race
- • Map of Stage 2 start
- • CDOT highway impact information
Race information:Tweets from https://twitter.com/steamboatpilot/lists/steamboat-pro-challenge