Professional cycling returns to Boulder once again for the fourth annual USA Pro Challenge. The seven-day race begins on August 18 in Aspen, with stages in Gunnison, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Vail. The final Stage 7 kicks off in Boulder on Sunday, August 24 at noon at 18th and Pearl Streets.
The parade of racers will loop through downtown Boulder twice before heading up Broadway through University Hill and then out of town on Broadway to Golden and the rest of Stage 7. Don’t forget to bring—and ring—those cowbells!
RACE DAY—AUGUST 24
11-12 p.m. Meet the Pros
Autograph Alley will be open near the start area from 11-12 p.m. at Folsom and Pearl Streets. Look for the team buses. This will be the place to be to get autographs from your favorite riders as they head to the sign-in stage.
12:30 p.m. Race Start
The pro race kicks off at 18th and Pearl Streets.
2-4 p.m. Watch Party
A watch party is set for 2–4 p.m. at Boulder Theatre. Just because the race is over doesn’t mean the fun is!
For details, visit USAProBoulder.com.
BOULDER KID’S CHALLENGE
12:45 p.m. ‘Race’ Start
Kids up to age 11 get to race this year—with the same start time as the pros! Staging and start will be at the southeast corner of 19th and Pearl Streets where David Towle, the Phil Liggett of Colorado bike racing, will announce.
1 p.m. 10-11 year olds — 3 laps
1:15 p.m. 8-9 year olds — 2 laps
1:30 p.m. 5-7 year olds — 1 lap
1:45 p.m. 4 year olds & under — 100 meters
1 p.m. FREE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream scoops and Great Harvest Bakery cookies at Full Cycle, 1795 Pearl Street
First 300 to register win a T-shirt
$5 suggested donation to benefit Community Cycles
Pre-register at USAProBoulder.com/Kids-Challenge.