Aug. 21, 2012 - City of Boulder closures for USA Pro Cycling race begin Friday
Media Contacts: Patrick von Keyserling, Communication Manager, 303-441-4959 Jennifer Bray, Parks and Recreation and Library Communication, 303-441-4160 www.bouldercolorado.gov
City of Boulder closures for USA Pro Cycling race begin Friday
On Saturday, Aug. 25, Boulder will host stage six of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado’s largest professional bike race. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to visit the city. As a result, Boulder officials are asking residents to be aware of when and where road and facility closures will occur during the event. Please plan ahead and allow for extra time when traveling through Boulder.
The following city facilities, trail areas and roads will be closed for the event:
Friday Aug. 24
Open Space Flagstaff area:
Beginning at Friday, Aug. 24, there will be no parking along Flagstaff Road from 6th Street to the 5-mile marker (Bison Drive) to allow for the set-up of race-related infrastructure.
After on Friday, Aug. 24, there will be no public access to the Open Space and MountainParks properties in the Flagstaff area. This closure includes all property and trails west of 6th Street, north of GregoryCanyon (including the GregoryCanyon trail) and south of BoulderCanyon and east of Chapman Drive.
Starting at on Friday, Aug. 24, the only vehicles allowed on Flagstaff Road will be for local residents and race related traffic, from 6th Street to Bison Drive.
Pearl Street from 15th Street to 20th Street will be closed on Friday, Aug. 24, starting at .
Both 15th Street and 20th Street will remain open on Friday, but 16th Street, 17th Street, 18th Street and 19th Street will be closed one-half block north and south of Pearl Street. The mall loop will remain open on Friday and access to and from the parking garage at 15th Street and Pearl Street will remain open.
Baseline Road will be closed at 6th Street, preventing vehicular access to Flagstaff. This closure will start at on Friday evening.
Saturday Aug. 25
Open Space Flagstaff area:
After on Saturday, Aug. 25, the public may begin accessing the Flagstaff area on foot using the Viewpoint Trail and by foot or bike using Flagstaff Road. Dogs are prohibited. No bikes will be allowed north of Realization Point on Summit Road. Bike corrals will be available at multiple points on Flagstaff Road.
Tents, canopies or structures will not be allowed on FlagstaffMountain. Folding chairs and personally held umbrellas are permissible.
After the race, spectators will be allowed to use designated portions of the Flagstaff Trail for egress along with the Viewpoint Trail and Flagstaff Road.
Main Boulder Public Library:
The Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., will be closed Saturday, Aug. 25. Branch libraries (Meadows, George Reynolds and Carnegie) will be open regular Saturday hours. Information: www.boulderlibrary.org.
Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, will be open; however no public parking will be available anywhere within the Chautauqua area. The Chautauqua Dining Hall will be open.
On Saturday morning, starting at , the closure of Pearl Street will be extended and Pearl Street will be closed from 15th Street to Folsom Avenue. The closure will affect all cross streets intersecting Pearl Street from 15th Street to Folsom Avenue.
17th Street will be completely closed for the entire day from Canyon Boulevard to Spruce Avenue. Vehicles traveling east and west on Walnut Street will be able to cross the intersection of 17th and Walnut streets. All other intersections will be closed.
Starting at , Spruce Street, from Broadway to 17th Street, will be completely closed for the entire day. Southbound vehicles will be able to cross Spruce Street at 14th Street. Local traffic will be able to cross Spruce Street at 16th Street. All other intersections will be closed.
Starting at , westbound Baseline Road (toward Flagstaff) from Broadway to the west city limits will be closed, except for local traffic at the Broadway and Baseline Road intersection.
Starting at , 20th Street between Baseline Road and Cascade Avenue will be closed and will remain closed for the entire day.
In addition to these full-time street closures, there will be periodic closures of numerous roadways along the USA Pro Cycling race route. These closures will typically take between 15 and 45 minutes, as the caravan of race riders, support vehicles and police escorts traverse the course. Estimated times for periodic road closures are available on the Boulder Stage Interactive Map (www.usaproboulder.com/map). A video tour of the interactive map can be seen at https://vimeo.com/47741383.
To view the most up-to-date event parking and transportation options based on your specific needs, visit the Boulder Stage Interactive Map. The State of Colorado also is announcing information about road closures throughout the region. Regional information is available at www.cotrip.org.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will increase bus service to Boulder to provide more transit options for race spectators, and the HOP will provide free bus service within Boulder on Aug. 25. Service will be doubled for RTD’s BV route and on the BOLT to Longmont. RTD route information is available at: www.rtd-denver.com.