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Race the Pros in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue

August 22, 2011

 

ttThis is your chance to participate in a once in a lifetime experience and race head-to-head with the world's top professionals! On Monday August 22nd, 2011, just before the professional peloton starts the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, YOU can race over the official 5.18-mile prologue time trial course in Colorado Springs. Experience the same precise timing as the pros, the cheers of the crowds lining the course, and professional officiating by UCI officials. Compare your time against the professionals!

 

Limited number of time trial slots available. Proceeds go to the Pikes Peak Cycling Society to help support the costs associated with attracting and hosting the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

 

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Full Schedule of USAPCC-Related Events in Colorado Springs

 

Aug. 4  

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Fun Ride

  • True fans of cycling will get a preview of the Aug. 22 Prologue start and finish areas, along with portions of the course, followed by a cookout at the USA Cycling offices. Open to riders of all ages, the 18-mile ride hosted by USA Cycling will start at 5:45 p.m. at the USA Cycling offices on Delmonico behind Mateo's Day Spa. Sign-up is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Pike's Peak Cycling Society. The first 50 riders to register receive a special gift bag from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge event organization. Click here for online registration.

Aug. 18

Pikes Peak BMX Track Event

  • All ages and levels are welcome, and spectators are free. Enjoy an evening of BMX racing at the Pikes Peak BMX Track starting at 7 p.m. For those interested in racing, sign-ups take place between 5 and 6:30 p.m. For more event information, contact Bubba Hayes at bubbablazehayes@yahoo.com or 719.447.7013.

Aug. 19

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Ride of Champions, sponsored by SRM

  • Escapade through the Garden of the Gods and along the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue course with some of the biggest names in cycling. Tour SRM's state-of-the-art facility in Colorado Springs before departing on a two-hour ride with some of cycling's past and present champions, including Chris Carmichael (CEO of Carmichael Training Systems), Alison Dunlap (Mountain Bike World Champion), Steve Johnson (CEO of USA Cycling), Steve McCauley (USA Cycling Foundation Development Director), founder Uli Schoberer and representatives from SRM and professional cyclists who rely on SRM power meters, as well as several professional cyclists who will be competing in the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. After the ride, enjoy a VIP Cocktail Reception with your fellow riders, champions and special guests at the Carriage House Museum at The Broadmoor. Guests will also receive an exclusive gift bag from USA Cycling that includes a Pikes Peak Cycling Society 2012 jersey and more. Proceeds go to the Pikes Peak Cycling Society to help support the costs associated with attracting and hosting the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Limited spots are available at $495 per ticket.

Aug. 20

Opening Gala

  • Roll in style at the official Opening Gala! From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy VIP treatment with a dinner, team introductions, live and silent auctions and more emceed by Bob Roll. Tickets start at $200 per person with special table packages available for interested sponsors.

 

University Village Colorado Grand Prix of Cycling

  • Race run clockwise with small undulations and wide turns. The start is at 7 a.m. and finish (4 p.m.) are both located on the University Village Colorado campus. This all-day affair will feature food and fun for the whole family, cycling pros and more. Register online (www.usacycling.org) until 11:59 pm MST on August 18 to avoid $10 late fee.

 

Aug. 21

Colorado Endurance Sports Cheyenne Caņon Time Trial

  • Learn what it feels like to climb a mountain at altitude. This challenging, 3.1 mile hill climb to the top of Cheyenne Caņon gains approximately 1250 feet in elevation. The course follows North Cheyenne Caņon Road, and the final 1000 meters is a constant 10% grade. From 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., cyclists will race for the $1,000 in cash prizes and merchandise at awards ceremony at the America the Beautiful Park. The question is, "Who can beat Garmin-Cervelo pro Tom Danielson's record of 13:34?" There is limited space so early registration is recommended! Register online at www.coloradoeendurancesports.com. The cost: $35.00 for all categories and juniors race for $20.

Kids on Bikes Family Ride & Parade

  • Tons of fun activities for children of all ages at America the Beautiful Park - beginning at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Kids on Bikes Family Ride & Parade will include live music, bike decorating, a kid's bike safety rodeo, bike art projects, BMX demos, carnival games, crazy bike races, bounce houses, face painting, and more. The Kids Bike Parade will start at 1:00 pm with various distance bike rides starting at 1:30 pm along the trail system. Cost for the ride is $15 an individual or $50 for the entire family. Register online at http://www.active.com/cycling/colorado-springs-co/kids-on-bikes-festival-2011 

Peoples Pedal Party, presented by the Downtown Development Authority Board

  • In honor of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and to celebrate cycling in Colorado Springs, you're invited to the People's Pedal Party from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. On the eve of the Prologue, fans, friends and families will come out to enjoy live music by Grass It Up and Hazel Miller, bike art, entertainment and much more right on Tejon Street between Colorado Avenue and Kiowa Avenue. For more information, visit www.downtown80903.com.                

Aug. 22

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue Time Trial Experience

  • Be one of the few to participate in a once in a lifetime experience and race head-to-head with the world's top professionals! Just before the professional peloton starts the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a select number of amateur athletes will race over the official 5.18-mile prologue time trial course in Colorado Springs. Experience the same precise timing as the pros, the cheers of the crowds lining the course, and professional officiating by UCI officials for a chance to compare times against the professionals. Proceeds go to the Pikes Peak Cycling Society to help support the costs associated with attracting and hosting the Prologue of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.  Space is very limited and tickets are $750. Less than 15 spots are left. 

Aug. 23

Movie: Pedal-Driven

  • Wrap up a month of cycling fun with Pedal-Driven, a documentary that goes behind both sides of a confrontation - riding with the free riders and chasing them down with the rangers - in an exploration of issues increasingly important to all Americans. With an ever-increasing population and a finite supply of unspoiled wild lands, the sense of urgency around protecting and preserving these national treasures only grows. Pedal-Driven will examine the shared philosophies of stewardship and sustainability from both sides and, ultimately, offer examples of the ways in which opposing factions can find common ground in defense of our common grounds. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. at the Stargazers Theatre. Tickets for this event start at $9 in advance online and $12 at the door the night of the show.

Aug. 25

Movie: Bicycle Dreams

  • Call them seekers, madmen or angels hell-bent on riding across America. This documentary voyagers discovering what is truly at stake as they pedal on, praying for the deliverance only the finish line can bring. By journey's end, some are saved, others are lost, but all learn that the fuel that takes a soul toward its own true destiny is desire. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. at the Stargazers Theatre. Tickets for this event start at $10 in advance and $15 at the door the night of the show.

 

Visit www.pikespeakcyclingsociety.org  for more information on the Prologue or www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com for details on the seven-day race. 

Get Your Company Involved in the Region's Biggest Sporting Event!
  

 

Sponsorships are still available for the Colorado Springs stage of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge! Your company can achieve regional, national, and international exposure by coming on board as a sponsor of the USAPCC in Colorado Springs. Spectator attendance for the event is expected to be in the hundreds of thousands, the Colorado Springs stage will be broadcast live on Versus (part of the NBC/Universal television network), and there will be a nationally-televised race recap on NBC Sports. Additional sponsorship opportunities exist for the locally-oriented events surrounding the professional cycling event, like the Gala Reception, Ride of Champions, and numerous amateur cycling events for riders of all ages, abilities, and disciplines (road, mtb, bmx, track).

 

All sponsorship proceeds go to the Pikes Peak Cycling Society to cover the costs associated with attracting and hosting the Prologue Time Trial of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Leclerc at sleclerc@trainright.com or

719-331-7057, 8a-5p M-F MDT.
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