Cycling Race

USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Even if the powers that be didn’t put “Colorado” in the name, this is going to be one helluva killer bike race—and it’s about damn time our cycling-crazed state hosted one of this caliber. Starting in Colorado Springs on August 22, the race will head to the high country for some serious pedaling—including two 12,000-foot climbs—over the following week. Some of the world’s best riders and pro teams—including Boulder’s own Garmin-Cervélo squad—will tackle the mountains in and around Crested Butte, Aspen, Gunnison, Vail, Steamboat, and Breckenridge.