2014 Stage 2 Finish
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be rolling through the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 for the Stage 2 finish of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
Race Day – Tuesday, August 19th!
Townie Crit – downtown CB –Starting 10:30ish. Bring your townie, a costume and your pedaling legs for the annual shenanigans of the Crested Butte Townie Crit. The course involves twists-and-turns on Elk Avenue, even more than before, giving spectators a new look at this third-year event. Not to worry, the race course still makes its way through the local watering hole, of the Talk of the Town – in through the back of the bar and out the front door. It’s cycling entertainment at its finest, to say the least!
Finish Festival – opens at noon on August 19. Come watch the racers make their way from Aspen to Crested Butte, where all the specatating action takes place. The Finish festival is located in the parking lot at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, 2.5 miles up a grueling final climb for racers before they cross the finish line for day 2 of the big race. There will be cycling vendors throughout the event area and a large jumbo-tron to watch the entire race on the big screen. As racers make their way into the Gunnison Valley, the energy builds, the crowds go wild and this is where you’ll want to be! Doctor Robert, the Colorado Beatles Tribute Band, will be playing from 4-6PM.
Want to get involved? Volunteer Registration
Road Closures on 8/18 and 8/19
Starting Tuesday, August 19th at 5:00 AM Kebler will close from mile marker 9 – 25. That is basically from the winter trailhead on the west side of the Pass to Irwin Forks. At 11:00 AM Kebler will close to all traffic between Crested Butte and McClure Pass, until the race passes through.
Elk Avenue will be closed on Monday, 8/18 from approximately 3 PM – 9 PM between 2nd and 4th 3rd Streets (the 200 Block). Elk Avenue will close again on Tuesday, 8/19 from approximately 6:00 AM through 4:00 PM.
Expect closures and detours in Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte on race day, 8/19. Gothic Road will be closed between the town of Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte from approximately 2:30 to 4:30 PM on Tuesday, 8/19.
Everyone is encouraged to ride their bike up the rec path or take the free Mountain Express bus from town up to the mountain to eliminate as much road traffic as possible. There will be a bike valet located near the finish line for everyone who rides their bike. Parking is extremely limited and should be avoided.
*Please note, closures and times are subject to change. Riding your bike or taking the bus are the best forms of transportation on race day.
Watching Stage 3 on Wednesday, 8/20?
Here is a link
to road closures for Gunnison, Salida and Monarch Pass.
Please stay tuned to www.cotrip.org
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