USA Pro Cycling Challenge - Citizen's Event
As we all know it USA Pro Cycling Challenge is coming to Durango this August! It's such an exciting event that will be starting in Durango and many spectators from all over will come to watch the kickoff to this 6 day race. And, we have some exciting news! On Sunday, August 19 (the day before the race starts), there will be a Pro Challenge Experience Presented By UnitedHealthcare that will give recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves against some of the most difficult and scenic terrain in the world.
The race will be utilizing portions of the USA Pro Challenge Stage 1 route and will give people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride like a pro. Featuring two distances, this historic bike ride and festival is open to cyclists of all ages. The two distances available are 45 miles and 72 miles where riders can select the option that is best suited for their ability. Both distances will start at 7 a.m. MT and the routes begin in downtown Durango with a loop of the USA Pro Challenge official start. Riders will then head through Wildcat Canyon and past the breathtaking scenery of the San Juan Mountains and San Juan National Forest. After returning briefly to downtown Durango, the riders will climb steadily to Durango Mountain Resort via Route 250 and Shalona Hill. At this point, cyclists participating in the 45-mile route can stop and celebrate at a festival hosted by Durango Mountain Resort. Those wishing to continue will complete another 27 miles on the return to Durango via Route 550 with a final push into Fort Lewis College to cross the line at the official finish festival.
The cost to participate in the Pro Challenge Experience is $65 and includes an exclusive commemorative shirt. Sign up today because space is limited! After registration, all participants will have the opportunity to raise funds for America’s Road Home, a nonprofit organization focused on ending family homelessness, and Trails2000, a nonprofit that builds and maintains trails, while educating users and encouraging connectivity.
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