USA Pro Cycling Challenge Boulder
Welcome to the City of Boulder's information page for city news and preparations related to the Boulder stage of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 25! For more detailed information about the event itself, please visit one of the two sites linked to the left, as they are the official sources of race information. The information provided on this page and on the subpages accessible from the left menu is intended to help residents, business owners and visitors understand the city's role in this exciting event.
Given the large crowds anticipated and the limited number of available parking spaces, the city is encouraging spectators to use alternate transportation. Parking in city lots on the day of the race will be $30 per vehicle, cash only; sorry, no credit cards. Shuttle service will be offered to downtown from University of Colorado lots only. For more information on the hours of operation for this service, please visit CU's parking website. To view the most up-to-date parking and transportation options based on your specific routes/needs, take a look at the Boulder Stage Interactive Map. The state is also producing information about road closures throughout the region. This information will be located at www.cotrip.org.
Police will be facilitating rolling closures for the majority of the race route. This means roads will close prior to the race passing through and re-open following the last rider. Some roads including the east end of Pearl Street, 17th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Spruce Street, and Spruce Street between Broadway and 17th Street will be closed for longer periods of time. Details are still being finalized but will be included on the Boulder Stage Interactive Map as soon as they are available.
Residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to use the community's transportation options on race day. RTD will have modified routes with additional routes scheduled. The SKIP and the HOP will be running. There will be no shuttles to Flagstaff. To view RTD information related to the race, please visit RTD's website.
Code of Conduct
The decision to allow the finish on Flagstaff Mountain was not taken lightly. Flagstaff Road traverses very important and ecologically sensitive lands, including Chautauqua Park and the City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks. On race day, spectators entering Flagstaff Mountain will be required to have a wristband obtained in advance and adhere to the following code of conduct in order to avoid and minimize impacts to these special lands and the wildlife that depend on them.
Bike parking will be available at multiple locations for a small donation. Free bike parking will be available at Casey Middle School for about 300 bikes, but cyclists will be responsible for locking their bikes to the racks. There will be no monitoring of the bike corral at this particular location. Bike Corrals are displayed on the Boulder Stage Interactive Map.
The race festival will take place on the east end of Pearl Street between 15th and 19th streets and will be the best place to catch the wide array of race-day action. Riders will pass through the area twice, allowing spectators double the excitement when experiencing this internationally-televised event firsthand. The festival has plenty to offer spectators and families for an entire day of fun including: booths from sponsors, food and beverage vendors, a kids' zone, jumbotron screens to watch the race and live music. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m.
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Last Updated on Monday, 27 August 2012 16:16