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Stage 1: Monday, August 19, 2013  (See Map) PDF Icon

Aspen/Snowmass - Circuit
Race Begins: 1:05 p.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4 p.m.
Highways Impacted: State Highway (SH) 82

 

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

 

Stage 1 - Traffic Impacts (Aspen/Snowmass)

Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Aspen

Check with the city of Aspen for local closures and parking at www.aspenupcc.com.

TBD

TBD

Eastbound SH 82

Closure of SH 82 between Owl Creek Road and Aspen

Noon

4 p.m.

Westbound SH 82

Closure of SH 82 between Owl Creek Road and Aspen

Noon

4 p.m.

Suggested alternative route to avoid the race:

·         SH 82 over Independence Pass

·         US 24

·         I-70

PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 1:05 p.m. and may be subject to change. Additional unforeseen delays of up to 45 minutes are possible on local roads.

Stage 2: Tuesday, August 20, 2013  (See Map) PDF Icon

Aspen to Breckenridge
Race Begins: 10:10 a.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4 p.m.
Highways Impacted: State Highway (SH) 82 (Independence Pass), US 24, SH 285, SH9 (Hoosier Pass)

 

Race day only, this route is closed as noted below to all hazardous material, oversize/overweight vehicles.

 

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

 

Stage 2 - Traffic Impacts (Aspen to Breckenridge)

Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

City of Aspen

Check with the city of Aspen for local closures and parking at www.aspenupcc.com.

TBD

TBD

Hazardous or oversize / overweight vehicles

All hazardous material, oversize/overweight vehicles will be restricted for the duration of the closure.

8 a.m.

4 p.m.

Westbound SH 82
(Independence Pass)

Independence Pass closed between Twin Lakes/US 24 and the Aspen city limits.

Day parking only between MM 55 and MM 65. The pass will remain closed following the end of the race convoy for up to 2 hours to allow departure of spectators.

7 a.m.

2 p.m.

Eastbound SH 82
(Independence Pass)

Independence Pass closed between the Aspen city limits and Twin Lakes/US 24.

Day Parking only between MM 55 and MM 65. The pass will remain closed following the end of the race convoy for up to 2 hours to allow departure of spectators.

9 a.m.

2 p.m.

Eastbound US 24

Will be closed between SH 82 and Buena Vista.

Noon

1 p.m.

Westbound US 24

Will be closed between Buena Vista and SH 82.

Noon

1 p.m.

City of Buena Vista

Check with the city of Buena Vista for local closures and parking.

TBD

TBD

Southbound US 285

Will be closed between Fairplay and Johnsons Village. Vehicles will be detoured to SH 9.

12:45 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Northbound US 285

Will be closed between Fairplay and Johnsons Village.

12:45 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Southbound SH 9
(Hoosier Pass)

Southbound SH 9 closed between Fairplay and Breckenridge, including Hoosier Pass.

1:45 p.m.

4 p.m.

Northbound SH 9
(Hoosier Pass)

Northbound SH 9 closed between Fairplay and Breckenridge, including Hoosier Pass.

1:45 p.m.

4 p.m.

Town of Breckenridge

Check with the town of Breckenridge for local closures and parking at www.breckprocycling.com.

TBD

TBD

Suggested alternative route to avoid the race:

·         SH 82 west of Aspen

·         I-70

PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 10:10 a.m. and may be subject to change. Additional unforeseen delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on local roads.

Stage 3: Wednesday, August 21, 2013  (See Map) PDF Icon

Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs
Race Begins: 12:10 p.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 5 p.m.
Highways Impacted: State Highway (SH) 9, US 40

 

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

 

Stage 3 - Traffic Impacts (Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs)

Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Town of Breckenridge

Check with the town of Breckenridge for local closures and parking at www.breckprocycling.com

TBD

TBD

I-70

Exit 205 (Silverthorne Exit) eastbound and westbound exit ramps closed. Motorists should use Exit 203 (Frisco Exit).

Noon

1:30 p.m.

Northbound SH 9

Will be open between Breckenridge and Kremmling, but motorists choosing to use this route will be following the race and will be traveling at slower speeds than usual. Expect delays.

1 p.m.

3 p.m.

Southbound SH 9

Will be closed between Silverthorne and Kremmling.

Will be closed between Swan Mountain and Breckenridge.

11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

3 p.m.

1 p.m.

Eastbound US 40
(Rabbit Ears Pass)

Closed between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs.

1 p.m.

5 p.m.

Westbound US 40
(Rabbit Ears Pass)

Will be open between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs, but motorists choosing to use this route will be following the race and will be traveling at slower speeds than usual. Expect delays.

1:45 p.m.

3 p.m.

City of Steamboat Springs

Check with the city of Steamboat Springs for local closures and parking at www.steamboatprocycling.com

TBD

TBD

Suggested alternative route to avoid the race:

·         I-70

·         SH 131

·         SH 134

PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 12:10 p.m. and may be subject to change. Additional unforeseen delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on local roads.

Day 4 / Stage 4: Thursday, August 22, 2013  (See Map) PDF Icon

Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek
Race Begins: 11 a.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4 p.m.
Highways Impacted: US 40, State Highway (SH) 131, I-70 US 6

 

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

 

Stage 4 - Traffic Impacts (Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek)

Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

City of Steamboat Springs

Check with the city of Steamboat Springs for local closures and parking at www.steamboatprocycling.com

TBD

TBD

Eastbound US 40

Will be closed between 13th Street/County Road 33 and Mount Werner Road.

10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Westbound US 40

Will be closed between Mount Werner Road and 13th Street/County Road 33.

10:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Northbound SH 131

Will be closed as race proceeds south. Expect delays of up to 60 minutes. Alternate routes advised.

Noon

3 p.m.

Southbound SH 131

Will be open between Oak Creek and Wolcott, but motorists choosing to use this route will be following the race and will be traveling at slower speeds than usual. Expect delays.

Noon

3 p.m.

Eastbound US 6

Will be closed between Wolcott and Avon.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Westbound US 6

Will be closed between Avon and Edwards.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Beaver Creek and The Town of Avon

Check with the cities of Avon and Beaver Creek for local closures and parking: www.beavercreek.com

TBD

TBD

Suggested alternative route to avoid the race:

·         US 40

·         SH 9

·         I-70


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 11:00 a.m. and may be subject to change. Additional unforeseen delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on local roads.

Stage 5: Friday, August 23, 2013  (See Map) PDF Icon

Vail Time Trial
Race Begins: 1:05 p.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 5 p.m.
Highways Impacted: I-70, US 6

 

No parking is allowed on the shoulder of I-70. Vehicles that park on I-70 will be towed. Parking is available in town of Vail and at Black Lakes near to the top of Vail Pass until it reaches capacity. No event parking at the Vail Rest Area. No oversize/overweight loads for this stage.

 

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

 

Stage 5 - Traffic Impacts (Vail Time Trial)

Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Town of Vail

Check with the town of Vail for local closures and parking information at www.vailgov.com/subpage.asp?page_id=1054.

TBD

TBD

Westbound I-70

Right lane closed on westbound I-70 (one lane will remain open) between Vail Pass and mile marker (MM) 181.

Exit 180 (East Vail Exit) westbound off-ramp closed. Motorists should use Exit 173 (West Vail Exit).

Exit 176 (Vail Exit) westbound off-ramp closed intermittently. Motorists should use Exit 173 (West Vail Exit).

10 a.m.

5 p.m.

Westbound I-70

No oversized/overweight vehicles allowed between Vail Pass and US 24.

10 a.m.

5 p.m.

Eastbound I-70

Exit 180 (East Vail Exit) eastbound off-ramp closed. Motorists should use Exit 173 (West Vail Exit).

11:45 a.m.

5 p.m.

Vail Rest Area
(I-70 Exit 190)

Rest area may be closed due to capacity restrictions.

11:45 a.m.

5 p.m.

Westbound US 6

Closed between the east end of Big Horn Road/Vail Bike Path and Vail Road.

11:45 a.m.

5 p.m.

Eastbound US 6

Closed at Vail Road moving east.

11:45 a.m.

5 p.m.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 1:05 p.m. and may be subject to change. Additional unforeseen delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on local roads.

Stage 6: Saturday, August 24, 2013  (See Map) PDF Icon

Loveland to Fort Collins
Race Begins: 11:35 a.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4 p.m.
Highways Impacted: State Highway (SH) 392, US 34, SH 7, US 36, US 287
Stage 6 Closures Notification Sheet

 

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

 

Rocky Mountain National Park
For information about race impacts to Rocky Mountain National Park: Suggested Detour Routes to National Park

 

Stage 6 - Traffic Impacts (Loveland to Fort Collins)

Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

City of Loveland

Check for local closures and parking at www.nococycling.com/closures/

TBD

TBD

I-25

Exit 262 (Windsor) northbound and southbound off-ramps closed. Motorists should use Exit 265 (Harmony Road Exit) or Exit 255 (State Highway 402).

11 a.m.

Noon

I-25

Exit 259 (Crossroads Boulevard) northbound and southbound exit ramp closure. Motorists should use Exit 265 (Harmony Road Exit) or Exit 255 (State Highway 402).

11 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

I-25

Exit 257 (Loveland/Greeley) northbound and southbound exit ramp closure. Motorists should use Exit 265 (Harmony Road Exit) or Exit 255 (State Highway 402).

11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

I-25

Exit Ramp closures will be tentative as times may extend or shorten with traffic and race progression.

SH 392

Will be closed in both directions starting at 11:15 a.m. through approximately Noon from CR 5 (Fairgrounds Ave) to Hwy 257 Southbound.

11:15 a.m.

Noon

Eastbound US 34

Closed at Centerra Parkway in Loveland.

Closed between County Road 29 at the entrance to the Big Thompson Canyon and Mall Road in Estes Park, and also in Estes Park between Elkhorn Avenue and Maraine Avenue. Rolling closures will include the US 34 bypass (Wonderview Avenue) between MacGregor Avenue and Elkhorn Avenue/US 36/US 34 Business, and Big Thompson Avenue west of Mall Road.

Noon

Noon

12:30 p.m.

3 p.m.

Westbound US 34

Closed at Centerra Parkway in Loveland.

Closed between County Road 29 at the entrance to the Big Thompson Canyon and Mall Road in Estes Park, and also in Estes Park between Elkhorn Avenue and Maraine Avenue. Rolling closures will include the US 34 bypass (Wonderview Avenue) between MacGregor Avenue and Elkhorn Avenue/US 36/US 34 Business, and Big Thompson Avenue west of Mall Road.

Noon

Noon

12:30 p.m.

3 p.m.

Town of Estes Park

Check for local closures and parking at www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/TownofEstesPark/CBON/1251643197373

TBD

TBD

US 287

Southbound closure from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. from 7th Street to 1st Street.

Northbound closure from Noon to 1 p.m. from 1st Street to 7th Street.

7 a.m.

Noon

1 p.m.

1 p.m.

US 287

In Fort Collins, highway will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

US 36

Closed in both directions between Park Entrance Road and SH 7.

9 a.m.

3 p.m.

SH 7

Closed in both directions between Kiowa Trail and US 36, including rolling closures between Marys Lake Road and US 36 (North Saint Vrain) in Estes Park.

Estimated 10 a.m. but may close sooner due to parking constraints

3 p.m.

City of Fort Collins

Check for local closures and parking at www.nococycling.com/closures/.

TBD

TBD


Suggested alternative route to avoid the race:

·         I-25 (except off-ramps impacted by race)

·         SH 14

 

PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 11:35 a.m. and may be subject to change. Additional unforeseen delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on local roads.

Stage 7: Sunday, August 25, 2013 (See Map) PDF Icon

Denver
Race Begins: 11 a.m.
Race Ends: TBD
Highways Impacted: None

 

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com

 

Denver - Traffic Impacts

Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

City and County of Denver

Check with the city of Denver for local closures and parking at www.denver.org/usa-pro-cycling-challenge.

TBD

TBD

 

PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 11:00 a.m. and may be subject to change. Additional unforeseen delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on local roads.

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Official Website and Spectator Information

 

Race Day / Stage Maps (PDF)

Stage

Maps


1

August 19 / Stage 1: See map for August 19 / Stage 1    PDF Icon

2

August 20/ Stage 2: See map for August 20 / Stage 2    PDF Icon

3

August 21 / Stage 3: See map for August 21 / Stage 3    PDF Icon

4

August 22 / Stage 4: See map for August 22 / Stage 4    PDF Icon

5

August 23 / Stage 5: See map for August 23 / Stage 5    PDF Icon

6

August 24 / Stage 6: See map for August 24 / Stage 6    PDF Icon

7

August 25 / Stage 7: See map for August 25 / Stage 7  PDF Icon

**Parking

Long-term Parking Guidelines: See map for Long Term Parking    PDF Icon

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Official Website and Spectator Information

 

Overnight Parking Guidance is presented by:  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT),Colorado State Patrol CSP), the U.S. Forest Service, USA Pro Cycling, and other agencies.

Purpose:  In anticipation of large spectator crowds during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, long term parking should be controlled in order to maintain a safe, manageable, and enjoyable environment for everyone. Therefore, in keeping with the bicycle racing tradition regarding spectator access, and as an effort to provide a world class experience for race participants, Colorado residents, visitors and spectators, the guidelines for overnight parking along Colorado state highways and Forest Service land are as follows:

 

Long Term Parking

1) Overnight parking on state highway right of way (ROW) is allowed, but no more than 24 hours in advance of the time the race is expected to pass that location. There are exceptions to this and they are explained as such:

   • No overnight parking will be allowed on State Highway 82 Independence Pass between mile markers 56 and 66 however day    parking is allowed in this area unless posted otherwise. Day time hours are sunrise to sunset. Click on the tab labeled    Independence Pass that highlights this area. See map for Independence Pass GuidancePDF Icon.

   • Tents are not allowed and are considered camping, not long term parking. Rest in your car! An awning for sun protection    during race day is allowed.

   • County roads are not considered the state highway ROW; please check with your local county for restrictions.

   • Some state highway roads are on Forest Service land and have restrictions in place. For example, if you park in a posted “No    Parking or Camping” area, you will be asked to move and/or be ticketed. In addition, some areas due to environmental concerns    that are normally accessible may have restrictions and will be marked as restricted (No Parking).

   • State Highway 119 in Boulder Canyon between Pearl Street and County Road 118 (Four Mile Canyon Drive) is susceptible to    flash flooding and this area will be restricted for all spectators and parking for safety reasons.

2) No camp fires will be allowed at any time along state, county, and Forest Service highway right of way. All fire restrictions    apply when camping in designated areas outside of the highway right of way. It is your responsibility to understand these    restrictions.

   • The highway right of way varies, but in most cases it is defined by a fence that runs parallel to the highway about 30 to 50    feet from the edge of the roadway. In areas where there is no fence, please use good judgment and stay away from cliffs, ledges,    steep hills, and private property.

3) If CDOT OR CSP determines an area to be too crowded with vehicles, including trailers, either entity may clear the area by    requiring vehicles to be moved to another location.

4) All vehicles, including trailers, must be parked off the highway which is considered the edge of pavement and access to private    property and must not create a safety risk to the motoring public, regardless of parking area. This includes blocking the view at    intersections for turning vehicles. Spectators shall be aware that the highway may still be open to active, live motorized traffic.

5) Authorities are asking that everyone do their part to keep Colorado clean and respect public lands. All spectators should ensure    their areas are clean of debris and trash prior to leaving the area. Littering violations will be strictly enforced.

6) Sanitation laws are in effect for you and your fellow spectators. Please be respectful of others and abide by “leave no trace”    guidance. Please use the portable facilities and trash containers that will be available in popular spectator locations. Where    containers are not available, you are required to haul your trash away.

7) Road closures and delays to motorized traffic do not apply to pedestrians and bike traffic. If you can’t park close to your    desired location, you’re encouraged to walk and/or bike to the location. Both are great ways to see the race and join in the fun    and excitement of experiencing this world class event. Just be aware of your surroundings and stay on the shoulders where    they’re available.

8) Consider carpooling to your parking location. A little planning with friends may eliminate the need to bring extra vehicles to the    area.

9) For the safety of man’s best friend and your favorite cyclists, keep your dogs on a leash and pick up after them. Check with    hosting cities and towns to ensure dogs are welcome at the event before you bring them.

10) CDOT, CSP and The Forest Service reserve the right to modify these guidelines and make immediate changes based on safety,    weather, crowd control, etc. Therefore, please enjoy the experience, but also remember to keep safety first.

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FAQ

• When will the highways be reopened for traffic after the race?

   Once the race caravan passes your location, the highway will be reopened for traffic. However, motorists should plan for    average speeds of 20-25 MPH and will not be permitted to pass any members of the race caravan, including cyclists and    vehicles.

• Can I ride my bike or walk in areas that are closed to cars, trucks, and other vehicles?

   Spectators are encouraged to bicycle or walk to race locations and will be allowed to move through closed areas. Bicyclists will    be required to dismount once inside closures.

• If I live within an area where there are closures, am I allowed to leave my residence and drive nearby within a closure zone?

   Residents will be permitted to move within closures, except when the race caravan is passing by.

• Are the times listed on this website accurate?

   Delay times are estimates only and can vary depending on many factors such as weather, race speed, race team strategy, etc.

• Are alternative routes encouraged during the race?

   Carefully pick alternate routes to see the race. Many county roads are not paved and may not be traversable in a standard    vehicle including SUVs.

• Will there be increased security this year at the race?

   Colorado and Federal agencies    are certainly aware of the tragic event at the Boston Marathon. Our law enforcement agencies are taking measures to increase public safety for the USA ProChallenge event. We also ask spectators to be vigilant for    suspicious activity and report such to law enforcement personnel or use 911.