USA Pro Challenge Aspen/Snowmass schedule of events
Friday, Aug. 16
— New Belgium, Spotlight Ride of the Day. Meet at the Sky Hotel, tour to Maroon Bells, 9:30 a.m. Advance registration at http://www.aspenupcc.com.
— Valhalla Nights, top of Snowmass Mountain, 5:30-9 p.m., evening gondola rides to the Elk Camp Restaurant.
— Peloton Aspen 13, 6:30 p.m., Shane Aspen Real Estate presents the Kickoff Party to the USA Pro Challenge, a benefit for the Davis Phinney Foundation and Aspen USA Pro Challenge (advance tickets required).
Saturday, Aug. 17
— New Belgium Spotlight Ride of the Day. Mountain bike tour at Snowmass Village. Meet at the Ranger Station, 9:30 a.m. Advance registration at http://www.aspenupcc.com.
— Snowmass Village Opening Ceremonies, 3 p.m., tour team parking, upper lots 10, 11, 12.
— Snowmass Village mall festivities, 4-6 p.m., including best bike legs competition.
— Wildwood Pool Party, 5-6 p.m.
— USA Pro Challenge Opening Ceremonies, Snowmass Base Village Plaza, 6:15-8:30 p.m., team introductions.
— Wildwood Welcome, 9-11 p.m., Westin/Wildwood complex, live music, New Belgium
Sunday, Aug. 18
— New Belgium Spotlight Ride of the Day, Aspen tour to Ashcroft. Meet at the Hickory House, 9:30 a.m. Advance registration at www. aspenupcc.com.
—Aspen Finish Line Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Festival grounds located at Paepke Park in downtown Aspen.
— Bike Around Happy Hour, 5- 7 p.m.
— Aspen Sprint Challenge, seeding rounds, 6-8 p.m.
— Moonlight Cruise, meet at Aspen Brewing, 7:30 p.m., start at the Limelight Hotel.
Monday, Aug. 19
— Stage 1 Race Start, 1:05 p.m., Main Street downtown Aspen.
— Aspen Finish Line Festival, noon-6 p.m. Festival grounds located at Paepke Park in downtown Aspen.
— Aspen Sprint Challenge, final eliminatiion rounds in between laps of the USA Pro Challenge.
— Bike Around Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
— Stage 2 Race Start, 10:10 a.m., Main and Garmisch, downtown Aspen.
For updated information, visit http://www.aspenupcc.com.
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