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USA Pro Challenge: Schedule of events for the 2015 Pro Challenge in Steamboat Springs

— Although the USA Pro Challenge race is centered around all things bikes, Steamboat Springs will offer a multitude of events throughout the weekend including music, arts and culture, presentations, yoga, kids activities and more.

USA Pro Challenge Weekend Schedule

Saturday Aug. 15:

Go Ride Steamboat — Steamboat Ski Resort base area, 7:30 a.m.

Go Ride Steamboat — Steamboat Ski Resort base area, 7:30 a.m.

This event is open to all ages and is a fantastic way to experience the course the pros will be riding. Participants can choose to ride one of two distances, either the 28-mile ride or the 54-mile ride and finish under the official USA Pro Challenge truss. Registration available day of race.

Teams presentation — Howelsen Hill downtown, 5 p.m.

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Open to the public, the presentations will feature five riders in addition to official USA Pro Challenge announcers Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.

Free Summer Concert Series concert: The Jeff Austin Band — Howelsen Hill downtown, following the teams presentation

The Free Summer Concert Series show will welcome the popular bluegrass group, The Jeff Austin Band, featuring Jeff Austin, a mandolinist and singer best known for his part in the Yonder Mountain String Band.

Sunday, Aug. 16:

Festival opens — Yampa Street downtown, noon

Enjoy food, drinks, vendors, live entertainment and a special kids zone during the opening festivities for the race.

Loose Change — Festival Stage, Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, noon to 2 p.m.

One of Steamboat's favorite local bands, Loose Change will take the stage at noon for a show that is sure to get everyone on their feet dancing.

Bike Polo — Festival area downtown, 2 to 4 p.m.

This fun spectator event will include competitors on bicycles rather than horses.

NBC Sports' Phil Liggett & Paul Sherwen — Festival area downtown, 3:30 to 4 p.m.

The two sports anchors will conduct a race preview and question-and-answer session in the festival area.

Throwdown rock cover band — Festival Stage, Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

This concert will feature a local classic rock cover band, Throwdown.

Festival closes — 6 p.m.

Steamboat has a huge selection of restaurants and bars nearby the festival area, which will be open and welcome to all.

Monday, Aug. 17:

Yoga on Yampa — Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Teachers from the Yoga Center of Steamboat will teach an all-levels class. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Bring a towel or a mat and dress in layers. Limited number of mats will be available for use. Water and snacks will be provided. $10 suggested donation.

Festival opens — Yampa Street downtown, 10:30 a.m.

On race day, there will be a number of festivities with food, drinks, vendors, live entertainment and a special kids zone.

Maxxis Stunt Show — Festival Stage, Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, 11 a.m.

Start ceremonies begin — Lincoln Avenue downtown, 10:45 a.m.

Official start of the USA Pro Challenge Stage 1 — Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue downtown, 11:40 a.m.

Strider Races — Lincoln Avenue downtown, noon

This race is for kids only.

The Crane Wives — Festival Stage, Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, 1 to 2 p.m.

This indie-folk group from Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializes in three-part harmonies and eclectic instrumentation for an innovative and captivating show.

Dave and Brad live — Festival Stage, Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, 2:15 p.m.

Maxxis Stunt Show — Festival Stage, Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, 2:30 p.m.

Race finish — Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue downtown, race finish expected around 3:40 p.m.

Awards Ceremony — Festival Stage, Seventh and Yampa streets downtown, immediately following the race finish

Festival closes — 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug 18:

Start Village opens — Steamboat Ski Resort base area, 9:30 a.m.

Start ceremonies begin — Steamboat Ski Resort base area, 10:40 a.m.

Race starts — Steamboat Ski Resort base area, 10:55 a.m.

Wish all of the athletes good luck and farewell as they take off from Gondola Square, up Rabbit Ears Pass and head to Arapahoe Basin, their next destination.

Festival closes — 11:25 a.m.

After the race festivities, enjoy all that Steamboat has to offer with biking, hiking on Mount Werner and Emerald Mountain and enjoying the town's natural hot springs.