Last year, 145,308 newcomers exchanged their out-of-state driver’s licenses for Colorado IDs, but we can’t expect everyone to trade in their NFL team colors too. So here’s our better-than-cookies welcome gift: a guide to the unofficial watering holes for transplanted fans.
The finish in downtown Denver will be especially exciting with the absence of reigning champion Tejay van Gardener. Image courtesy of Getty Images.
The USA Pro Challenge comes to a climactic conclusion on the streets of Golden and Denver this Sunday, and you'll want to know where to be before the yellow jersey-wearer pops the celebratory champagne. Here are seven spectator-certified spots that provide a better-than-television vantage point of...
August 21 2015, 9:00 AM
This year, women cyclists will join men on the awards podium of the USA Pro Challenge. —Brett Lange (Pro Challenge)
In the 1980s, the Coors International Bicycle Classic was America’s answer to the Tour de France. It featured the crème de la crème of the U.S. cycling world, and from its inception in 1975 as the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, the race grew in length from three days to two weeks, drew celebrity fans...
August 18 2015, 10:35 AM
—Courtesy of Ben & Kelly
Earlier this summer, the Adam Sandler–led movie Pixels imagined a world in which aliens—having interpreted our video games as a declaration of war—use characters from classic arcade games to attack humankind. Considering the caliber of Sandler’s recent work, Pixels probably won’t stay on the big...
Reigning USA Pro Challenge champion and former Fort Collins resident Tejay van Garderen will not participate in this year's race, meaning that someone else in the star-studded field will don the Yellow Jersey in downtown Denver. —Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
The "dream team." The high-altitude time trial. And, most importantly, the re-integration of women's competition for the first time in 27 years. This year's USA Pro Challenge, taking place August 17 to 23, is going to be one for the record books, and you'll want to know what's going on by the time...
August 17 2015, 11:25 AM
Jeremy Powers of Team Jelly Belly signs autographs at the start of final stage of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Golden, Colorado. —Daniel Huerlimann-BEELDE / Shutterstock.com
The opportunity to attack some of the highest climbs in the world is enticing an increasing number of European teams to cross the Atlantic and participate in the U.S. Pro Challenge, taking place through August 23 across the Front Range. This means that fans have the chance to meet some of the...
August 17 2015, 10:00 AM
Cyclists compete in the 2012 USA Pro Challenge on August 25, 2012 in Boulder, Colo. Courtesy of Shutterstock
Cycling fans can get up close and personal as riders fly by on each of the seven stages during this month’s USA Pro Challenge, but what spectators often miss is the work the support staff puts in behind the scenes. “All you do during a race is ride your bike, nothing else. It can be quite boring a...
August 12 2015, 1:55 PM
A fond farewell to a scintillating but confounding talent
As the Rockies were losing their game to the Cubs last night in the most Rockie-ish of ways—with their pitchers blowing leads both early and late—the fact that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had departed just before the bottom on the ninth inning elicited the sort of "uh-oh" Denver fans have become...
July 28 2015, 11:02 AM