Good Adventure: Go See The USA Pro Challenge!
Colorado is lucky to be hosting what Lance Armstrong refers to as “America’s answer to the Tour de France” for the second year in a row this week. The USA Pro Challenge is a week-long bicycle race that brings together 135 of the world’s best bicycle riders to race across 683 miles of Colorado’s breathtaking terrain. This year, there are twelve host cities for the race:
- Crested Butte
- Beaver Creek
- Colorado Springs
The race ends in Denver this Sunday, but if you have some free time, consider traveling to a new part of Colorado to view one of the stages! Race organizers have detailed spectator guides for each of the stages, and Outside Magazine has put together a Good “adventure-oriented” guide to the USA Pro Challenge, complete with places to stay during each stage, restaurants to try out, outdoor adventure activities to do nearby, and more. It is definitely worth a read if you are considering watching a stage, but if you do plan to go watch the race in person, your best bet in terms of lodging might just be camping–last year nearly 1 million(!) spectators watched the race from the roadsides.
Above is a recap of day 1 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge. Click here to view the stages and race route, and enjoy the race!
In addition to writing for The Good Life Denver (and being an avid cyclist), David works full-time as a Denver real estate agent. David helps his clients (ranging from first-time home buyers, to sellers, to seasoned investors) achieve their real estate goals. Contact him today for all of your Denver real estate needs.