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Monday, August 18, 2014 (Stage 1)
Aspen/Snowmass Circuit Race

Race Begins: Approximately 2:40 p.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 5:15 p.m.
State Highways Impacted: SH 82

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

State Highway Impacts

Please note: Bikes and pedestrians will be allowed at all times on all roads,
regardless of closures to vehicular traffic.

Location

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Aspen

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Aspen for local impacts: www.aspenupcc.com.

Westbound SH 82 at Owl Creek Road

Vehicles heading westbound on SH 82 towards Carbondale prior to race start will not be delayed.
Vehicles traveling westbound on SH 82 during the race may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

2:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Eastbound SH 82 at Owl Creek Road

Vehicles traveling eastbound on SH 82 during the race may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

2:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Eastbound SH 82 into downtown Aspen

SH 82 into Aspen will be closed to all vehicles except airport shuttles, emergency vehicles and buses.

2:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Westbound SH 82 out of downtown Aspen

SH 82 out of Aspen will be closed.

2:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 2:40 p.m. and are subject to change. The closures/delays listed above are for state highways only; additional delays are possible on local and county roads.



Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (Stage 2)
Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte

Race Begins: Approximately 11:10 a.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4:00 p.m.
State Highways Impacted: SH 82, SH 133

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

State Highway Impacts

Please note: Bikes and pedestrians will be allowed at all times on all roads,
regardless of closures to vehicular traffic.

Location

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Aspen

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Aspen for local impacts: www.aspenupcc.com.

Westbound SH 82 between downtown Aspen and Cemetery Lane

Vehicles traveling westbound on SH 82 prior to race start will not be delayed.

10:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m.

Eastbound SH 82 between downtown Aspen and Cemetery Lane

Vehicles traveling into downtown Aspen may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

10:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m.

Westbound SH 82 between Smith Way/Juniper Hills Road and 2 Rivers Road

Vehicles traveling westbound on SH 82 towards Glenwood Springs may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

10:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Eastbound SH 82 between Smith Way/Juniper Hills Road 2 Rivers Road

Vehicles traveling eastbound on SH 82 towards Aspen may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

10:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Eastbound SH 82 at Catherine Store Road (County Road 100)

Vehicles traveling eastbound on SH 82 may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

10:30 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Westbound SH 82 at Catherine Store Road (County Road 100)

Vehicles traveling westbound on SH 82 may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

10:30 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Carbondale

Check with the city of Carbondale for local closures
and impacts. Impacts are estimated between 12:00
and 12:45 p.m.

Southbound SH 133
(McClure Pass)

Southbound traveling vehicles may be delayed for up to 30 minutes.

11:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

Northbound SH 133
(McClure Pass)

McClure Pass (SH 133) will be closed to northbound vehicle traffic.

12:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

Kebler Pass

5:00 AM Kebler Pass will be closed between mile marker 9 and mile marker 25. Basically that is between the winter trailhead on the west and Irwin Forks on the east side. NO TRAFFIC over the top.

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Kebler Pass will be closed to ALL TRAFFIC from HW #133 to the Town of Crested Butte.

5:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Crested Butte

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Crested Butte for local impacts: www.elkmountainevents.com.
Impacts are estimated between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Gothic Road

Gothic Road will be closed between the town of Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte.

2:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 11:10 a.m. and may be subject to change. The closures/delays listed above are for state highways only; additional delays are possible on local and county roads.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (Stage 3)
Gunnison to Monarch Mountain

Race Begins: Approximately 11:25 a.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4:00 p.m.
State Highways Impacted: SH 135, US 50, US285

Stage 3 Parking, Closure and Detour Plan

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

State Highway Impacts

Please note: Bikes and pedestrians will be allowed at all times on all roads,
regardless of closures to vehicular traffic.

Location

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Gunnison

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Gunnison for local impacts: www.gunnisonprochallenge.com.

Stage 3 Parking, Closure and Detour Plan

Eastbound US 50 between Gunnison and Salida

Vehicles headed eastbound on US 50 towards Salida will not be delayed prior to race start except commercial oversize, overweight and hazardous materials. US 50 will close at SH 114 30 minutes prior to race start and vehicles will be detoured (see map).

10:55 a.m.

Detour onto
SH114 until
6:00 p.m.

Eastbound
Monarch Pass (US 50 between SH 114 and US 285 in Poncha Springs)

Monarch Pass will be closed to all through traffic. Vehicles heading eastbound on US 50 will be detoured onto SH 114 to US 285.

10:55 a.m.

Detoured to
SH 114 to US 285
until 6:00 p.m.

Westbound
Monarch Pass (US 50 between US 285 in Poncha Springs and SH 114)

Monarch Pass will be closed to all through traffic. Vehicles heading westbound on US 50 will be detoured onto US 285 to SH 114.

11:25 a.m.

Detoured to
US 285 to SH 114
until 6:00 p.m.

Northbound and southbound US 50/US 285 intersection in Poncha Springs

Expect up to a 30 minute delay at the US 50/US 285 intersection for all northbound and southbound traffic. Expect short delays on SH 285 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Salida

Expect closures and detours downtown Salida. Check with the city of Aspen for local impacts: cityofsalida.com. Impacts are estimated between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 11:25 a.m. and may be subject to change. The closures/delays listed above are for state highways only; additional delays are possible on local and county roads.

Please read the Monarch Pass Parking, Closure, and Detour Plan for additional information.



Thursday, August 21, 2014 (Stage 4)
Colorado Springs Circuit Race

Race Begins: Approximately 12:50 p.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4:00 p.m.
State Highways Impacted: US 24, I-25

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

State Highway Impacts

Please note: Bikes and pedestrians will be allowed at all times on all roads,
regardless of closures to vehicular traffic.

Location

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Colorado Springs

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Colorado Springs for local closures and impacts: COSSTAGE4.org

Intersection of US 24/Cimarron Street and 21st Street

Vehicles traveling eastbound and westbound on US 24 can expect up to a 30 minute delay. No left or right turns will be allowed onto 21st Street.

12:45 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

Northbound and southbound I-25 at Bijou Street
(UPDATED)

I-25 ramps will be closed at the Bijou Street exit. Use Uintah Street and Cimarron Street (US 24) to enter and exit I-25.

11:00 a.m.

4:30 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 12:50 PM and are subject to change. The closures/delays listed above are for state highways only; additional delays are possible on local and county roads.



Friday, August 22, 2014 (Stage 5)
Woodland Park to Breckenridge

Race Begins: Approximately 11:20 a.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4:00 p.m.
State Highways Impacted: US 24, US 285, SH9

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

State Highway Impacts

Please note: Bikes and pedestrians will be allowed at all times on all roads,
regardless of closures to vehicular traffic.

Location

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Woodland Park

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Woodland Park for local closures and impacts: www.city-woodlandpark.org/home/stage-5-start

Westbound US 24 from Woodland Park to Tarryall Road (County Road 77)

Vehicles traveling westbound on US 24 from Woodland Park prior to race start will not be delayed.
Vehicles following the race will be delayed up to 30 minutes.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Eastbound US 24 from Tarryall Road County Road 77) to Woodland Park

Vehicles traveling eastbound on US 24 toward
Woodland Park can expect up to a 60 minute delay as the race passes.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Northbound Tarryall Road(County Road 77) from US 24 to US 285

Vehicles traveling northbound on Tarryall Road will not be delayed.

12:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Southbound Tarryall Road (County Road 77) from US 285 to US 24

Vehicles traveling southbound on Tarryall Road can expect up to a 30 minute delay as race passes.

11:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

Southbound US 285 between Jefferson and Fairplay (Red Hill Pass)

Vehicles traveling southbound on US 285 towards Fairplay can expect up to a 30 minute delay.

1:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Northbound US 285 (Red Hill Pass)

Vehicles traveling northbound on US 285 towards Jefferson can expect up to a 60 minute delay.

1:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Northbound SH 9 (Hoosier Pass) from Fairplay to Breckenridge

Vehicles traveling northbound on SH 9 towards Breckenridge can expect up to a 30 minute delay.

2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Southbound SH 9 (Hoosier Pass) from Breckenridge to Fairplay

SH 9 will be closed between Breckenridge and Fairplay.

2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Breckenridge

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Brenkenridge for local closures and impacts: www.breckprocycling.com
Impacts are estimated between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 11:20 a.m. and are subject to change. The closures/delays listed above are for state highways only; additional delays are possible on local and county roads.



Saturday, August 23, 2014 (Stage 6)
Vail Individual Time Trial

Race Begins: Approximately 1:05 p.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4:00 p.m.
State Highways Impacted: I-70

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

State Highway Impacts

Please note: Bikes and pedestrians will be allowed at all times on all roads,
regardless of closures to vehicular traffic.

Location

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Vail

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Vail for local impacts: www.vailgov.com.

Westbound I-70

Expect lane closures and delays on westbound I-70 approaching Vail.

10:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

Westbound I-70 for oversize, overweight vehicles

Oversize, overweight vehicles will be held at the scenic overlook (mile marker 196) just prior to the Copper Mountain exit.

8:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

Exit 180, from eastbound and westbound I-70

Exit 180 (eastbound and westbound) will be closed from I-70.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 1:00 p.m. and are subject to change. The closures/delays listed above are for state highways only; additional delays are possible on local and county roads.



Sunday, August 24, 2014 (Stage 7)
Boulder to Denver

Race Begins: Approximately 12:30 p.m.
Race Ends: Approximately 4:00 p.m.
State Highways Impacted: SH 93, US 40, SH 391 (Kipling Street), SH 121 (Wadsworth), SH 95 (Sheridan), I-25

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

State Highway Impacts

Please note: Bikes and pedestrians will be allowed at all times on all roads,
regardless of closures to vehicular traffic.

Location

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected
Re-Open Time

Boulder

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Boulder for local impacts: www.usaproboulder.com.

Southbound SH 93 from Boulder into Golden

Vehicles traveling southbound prior to race start will not be delayed. Vehicles following the race may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Northbound SH 93 from Washington Avenue in Golden to Boulder

Vehicles traveling northbound on SH 93 will be diverted onto either 64th Ave, Coal Creek Canyon Road (SH 72), W. 120th Ave (SH 128), or Marshall Road (SH 170).

12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Golden

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Golden for local impacts: procyclinggolden.com.
Impacts are estimated between 12:00 and 2:30 p.m.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain will be closed to all vehicle traffic between white pillars and Buffalo Bill's entrance.

12:00 p.m. on
Saturday, 8/23

2:00 p.m. on
Sunday, 8/24

Eastbound US 40 between Lookout Mountain Road and Heritage Road

Vehicles traveling eastbound on US 40 can expect up to a 30 minute delay.

1:15 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Westbound US 40 between Heritage Road and Lookout Mountain Road

Vehicles traveling westbound on US 40 can expect up to a 30 minute delay.

1:15 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

US 6 at Heritage Road/Jefferson County Parkway

Vehicles traveling eastbound and westbound on US 6 can expect up to a 30 minute delay to cross Heritage Road/Jefferson County Parkway.

1:45 p.m.

2:15 p.m.

I-70 at 32nd Avenue (Exit 264)

I-70 eastbound and westbound off-ramps to 32nd Avenue will be closed.

2:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Kipling (SH 391) between 32nd and 26th

Northbound and southbound traffic will be held for up to 30 minutes.

2:15 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Wadsworth (SH 121) between 26th and 32nd

Northbound and southbound traffic will be held for up to 30 minutes.

2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Sheridan (SH 95) between 32nd and 29th

Northbound and southbound traffic will be held for up to 30 minutes.

2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Denver

Expect closures and detours downtown. Check with the city of Denver for local impacts: www.denver.org/things-to-do/sports-recreation/usa-pro-cycling-challenge/.
Impacts are estimated between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m.

I-25 at Speer Blvd.

I-25 ramps will be closed at the Speer Blvd. exit. I-25 access will be maintained at Colfax Avenue and 20th Street.

2:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Traffic impacts are based on a start time of 12:30 p.m. and are subject to change. The closures/delays listed above are for state highways only; additional delays are possible on local and county roads.


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

 

Race Day / Stage Maps (PDF)

Stage

Maps


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August 18 / Stage 1: See map for August 18 / Stage 1    PDF Icon

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August 19/ Stage 2: See map for August 19 / Stage 2    PDF Icon

3

August 20 / Stage 3: See map for August 20 / Stage 3    PDF Icon

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August 21 / Stage 4: See map for August 21 / Stage 4    PDF Icon

5

August 22 / Stage 5: See map for August 22 / Stage 5    PDF Icon

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August 23 / Stage 6: See map for August 23 / Stage 6    PDF Icon

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August 24 / Stage 7: See map for August 24 / Stage 7  PDF Icon


 

2014 USA Pro Challenge

Long-Term Parking Guidance for State Highways

August 18 to August 24, 2014


In anticipation of large spectator crowds during the USA Pro Challenge, short-term and long-term parking will be controlled in order to maintain a safe, manageable, and enjoyable environment for everyone. In keeping with the bicycle racing tradition, and in an effort to provide a world class experience for race participants, spectators are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Long-term 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 start.
  • The highway ROW 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.
  • Local roads and county roads are not considered state highway ROW; please check with the local authorities for any possible restrictions.
  • Some state highway roads travel through Forest Service land and have restrictions in place. Parking in a posted "No Parking or Camping" area may result in a ticket. Additionally, due to environmental concerns, some areas that are normally accessible may have restrictions and will be marked.
  • No camp fires will be allowed at any time along state, county, or Forest Service highways. County fire restrictions apply when camping in designated areas outside of the highway. It is your responsibility to understand these restrictions.
  • Tents are considered camping and are not allowed. An awning for sun protection on race day will be permitted.
  • 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.
  • All vehicles, including trailers, must be parked completely off the highway. Access to private property must be maintained.
  • Parking 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 should be aware that the highway may still be open to active, live motorized traffic, prior to, and after the race.
  • Authorities ask that everyone do their part to keep Colorado clean and respect public lands. All spectators should ensure that their areas are clean of debris and trash prior to leaving. Littering violations will be strictly enforced.
  • Sanitation laws will be in effect. 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.
  • Road closures and delays to motorized traffic do not apply to pedestrians and bike traffic. If you cannot park at 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.
  • Consider carpooling to your parking location. A little planning may eliminate the need to bring extra vehicles to the race.
  • For the safety of man's best friend and your favorite cyclists, all pets must be kept on a leash; owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.