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June 6 Community Meeting Covers Details On August 14 Pro Challenge Cycling Race


USAProCyclingChallenge2012Logo-280Preparations underway for exciting event and crowds of spectators Professional cyclists in the USA Pro Challenge race will speed through Estes Park August 24, potentially drawing tens of thousands of spectators and international media coverage. To provide logistics information and answer community questions, the Town of Estes Park and agency partners will hold a community meeting June 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Residents and businesses of the community are encouraged to attend for a discussion of how the race details will affect the community during this exciting event. Discussion topics will include the race route, public safety and security, traffic flow, street and parking lot closures and special events that will be offered on race day.

This meeting will be recorded and posted to www.estes.org/videos for residents who cannot attend the meeting. Bo Winslow, Community Services Department Director, commented, “This event has the potential to be the largest single-day event that Estes Park has ever seen. ” He continued, “The Town is planning for large crowds throughout the area on August 24. And, we’re planning events to highlight the race throughout the summer, including many fun, family activities.” On day six of the Pro Challenge — August 24– cyclists will pedal through Glen Haven and Estes Park before heading toward the finish line in Fort Collins. Cyclists will not stop in Estes Park, and the race peloton may be in town for approximately an hour. However, race route preparations, special events and large crowds of spectators will cause road closures and traffic and parking implications for much of the day on August 24.

Staff and volunteers from many local, state and federal agencies will be in Estes Park and stationed along the race route to assist with coordination and safety. The race route includes: U.S. 34/Big Thompson Canyon west from Loveland, County Road 43 at Drake to Glen Haven, Glen Haven to Estes Park via Devil’s Gulch Road and MacGregor Avenue, east on U. S. 34/Wonderview Avenue, west on U. S. 36/Business 34/Elkhorn Avenue, south on U. S. 36/Moraine Avenue, south on Marys Lake Road, north on CO Highway 7, west on U. S. 36/North Saint Vrain Avenue, and finally, east on U. S. 34 Big Thompson Avenue down the canyon. Race-day events for residents and visitors will be held in Bond Park and other community locations yet to be announced. For more information on the USA Pro Challenge, please visit www.nococycling.com.

To volunteer on race day, please contact the Town of Estes Park’s Special Events Division at events@estes.org or 970-586-6104. To receive Town news by email, please email townadmin@estes.org.

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