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Stage 4: Colorado Springs Circuit Race (Thursday, August 21)

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From guides to each stage of the race to our favorite bicycle shops around Denver, we give you all you need to know during Colorado’s favorite road-cycling race.


Riders take off from the world-famous Broadmoor resort, speed into town, and enter a 16-mile circuit, on which they’ll complete four laps. The circuit features climbs through the Garden of the Gods, Mesa Road, and Ridge Road.

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Distance: 70 miles

Start: 12:50 p.m.

Where to Watch: The route goes through the center of the city twice and finishes downtown, so find a spot near either Cascade Avenue or Tejon Street near the city center.

Fuel Up: Treat yourself to some of the best Ethiopian food in the mountains at Uchenna.

Don’t Miss: The amazing rock formations at Garden of the Gods. Check out the visitor and nature center at 1805 N. 30th St. in Colorado Springs.

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Stay: If you enjoy the Garden, stay awhile at the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort.

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