Boulder may limit attendance at pro cycling race
July 18, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. – Boulder leaders are considering a cap of 30,000 spectators on Flagstaff Mountain during the sixth stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge next month.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera ( http://bit.ly/NWBPN5 ), city officials said Tuesday they are concerned about potential fire danger and problems trying to evacuate the mountain if there is an emergency. The race route calls for a dramatic finish at Sunrise Amphitheater on the mountain just west of Boulder.
The inaugural USA Pro Challenge attracted more than 1 million spectators statewide last year. Organizers hope to nearly double that this year.