USAPCC Comes to Breckenridge

Dan Lipsher danlipsher@gmail.com (970) 389.5702

How about a relaxing 10-mile bike ride down the multiuse recreation path between Frisco and Breckenridge? Or, for the more adventurous cyclist, you can circumnavigate the Dillon Reservoir on a 28-mile ride that climbs some 1,700 feet and includes portions of the course before the racers arrive around 3:00 p.m.

Of course, if you prefer to drive closer to the finish line, spectators should plan to park at the Airport Road Satellite Skier Lot. The Town of Breckenridge will run complimentary buses between this lot and downtown, or you can ride your bike the two miles into town. Because of road closures, in-town parking will not be available. But never fear, a BYOL (bring your own lock) bike corral is available at the Courthouse Lot between Wellington and Lincoln where you can stow your ride for the day.

Whether you plan to bike or drive to the finish, be sure to arrive early. Not only will you avoid delays on Highway 9 into town, but you don’t want to miss the cycling expo and entertainment leading up to the mid-afternoon finish. (Remember, when it’s a sweltering 90 degrees in Denver, August temperatures in Breckenridge are typically in the low 70s.) And don’t forget your cowbell!

BFC April 2011 Issue - Vol 4 Issue 4, 1 August 2011

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