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

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.

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.

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

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