Special Use Permit For The 2014 Pro-Cycle Challenge

2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Day 3

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, in conjunction with three other National Forests and several other partners or agencies, will issue a special use permit for the 2014 Pro-Cycle Challenge. Bicycle riders and their teams will cover 550 miles as they race through Colorado during this international event. 

Comments, concerns or questions can be sent to Recreation Program Manager Neal Weierbach: 719-553-1510, nweierbach@fs.fed.us. Or, mail to: U.S. Forest Service, 2840 Kachina Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81008. Comments will be received until June 15, 2014

The race will start in Aspen, on August 18, with a circuit race. Racers then pass through Snowmass, Gunnison, Salida, Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Breckenridge, Vail, Boulder and numerous other communities before ending in Denver on August 24. Along the way, numerous spectators will be cheering on the racers as they challenge some steep mountain passes. The Colorado Springs and Vail segments will also be circuit races. 

On Wednesday, August 20 the race is scheduled to end at Monarch Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area. A festival in the parking lot will follow the end of the day?s race. The route will primarily travel along State and County roads. Temporary road closures will be in place as the bike race progresses. 

Additional information about this route can be found at:http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/