Colorado Springs is not along the route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge cycling race. The city has hosted stages the past two years, but as with the rest of Southern Colorado, is not among the 2013 planned stages. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The race kicks off August 19th in Aspen, and moves though Breckenridge, Vail, and other cities. Loveland and Fort Collins are making their race debut before cyclists finish in Denver.

Chelsy Murphy with the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau says the city did put in a bid, but accepts the process.

“We were so fortunate to be part of the inaugural race and last year’s race, but we do understand that this is supposed to be something that is shared throughout the state of Colorado and has different routes and showcases different destinations.”

Murphy says there’s been talk of including portions of the Pikes Peak Highway in future races. Event organizers say the race has drawn over one million fans in each of the two previous events, generating nearly $200 million across the state.



The 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge host cities and stages:

Stage 1: August 19, Aspen/Snowmass Circuit
Stage 2: August 20, Aspen/Snowmass – Breckenridge
Stage 3: August 21, Breckenridge – Steamboat Springs
Stage 4: August 22, Steamboat Springs – Beaver Creek
Stage 5/ITT: August 23, Vail Time Trial
Stage 6: August 24, Loveland – Fort Collins
Stage 7: August 25, Denver Circuit

 

Comments are closed.

News

October 23, 2014 | NPR · The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.
 

AFP/Getty Images
October 23, 2014 | NPR · The blunt-talking Moshe Ya’alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.
 

AFP/Getty Images
October 23, 2014 | NPR · The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City Wednesday demanding justice.
 

Arts & Life

Luma Bites
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that’s literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It’s just basic food chemistry, folks.
 

October 22, 2014 | NPR · When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
 

October 22, 2014 | NPR · Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it’s announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.
 

Music

October 22, 2014 | NPR · Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It’s all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.
 

Mountain Stage
October 22, 2014 | NPR · The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 22, 2014 | WXPN · The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab