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Stage 6: Loveland to Fort Collins (Saturday, August 24)
Distance: 115.2 miles
Loveland’s outskirts will see racers off with the early miles of the stage on the prairie and passing through Windsor before returning to Loveland. Then, racers will move up Big Thompson Canyon, north to Devils Gulch, wind through Estes Park, and head back down Big Thompson before rounding Horseshoe Reservoir in Fort Collins.
Start: 11:35 a.m.
Where to Watch: Devils Gulch, the last of the King of the Mountain competitions.
Fuel Up: Perk yourself with a cup of coffee from Cranknstein, Fort Collins’ coffee shop, bike store, and bar—all in one.
Don’t Miss: Finish Festival in Fort Collins’ Old Town Square
Stay: The Armstrong Hotel, a historic boutique hotel in the heart of downtown.
—Image courtesy of Doug Pensinger