USA Pro Challenge
Embrace The Race!
The USA Pro Challenge, also known as America's Race, is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race that takes Colorado by storm for one week each year. Celebrated for taking racers and spectators to incredible altitudes and through spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, the race makes its second appearance with Stage 6 in Northern Colorado in 2015.
Stage 6 is a Northern Colorado regional collaboration hosted by Larimer County, the Cities of Fort Collins, Loveland and the town of Windsor. The world's top professional cyclists will start the route in Loveland and finish in Fort Collins.
More details about the race, including the route, are coming soon, so check back often for the latest updates.
USA PRO CHALLENGE 2015 COMING SOON
USA Pro Challenge Resources
City of Fort Collins residents and visitors wishing to learn more about the race will find general information at:
- USA Pro Challenge
- USA Pro Challenge: Fort Collins
- Stage 6 Route (PDF)
- Women's Stage 2 Route
- Race Elevation Profile (PDF)
- USAPC Community Events Page
Fort Collins Resources
For residents and visitors seeking race information specific to the City of Fort Collins, we hope these useful links will help:
Getting About Town
The USA Pro Challenge entices international bicycle racers and fans alike. While the size and nature of this event may affect travel for some in Fort Collins on race day, alternate routes, travel options and clear communication are being developed to help make the downtown areas and the race route accessible. We are dedicated to ensuring the event is safe and successful; please check here for the latest updates on how to best get around town.
The sixth stage of the seven-stage race starts at 11:35 a.m. in Loveland at The Ranch Events Complex before going through Windsor, Loveland, up to Rist Canyon and then finishing in Old Town Fort Collins. Cyclists are expected to arrive in Fort Collins around 1:30 p.m. that day and reach the finish line on Mountain Avenue by 1:45 (women's race) and 3:30 p.m. (men's race). The race will result in some street closures in Fort Collins along the route.
Visitors are encouraged to ride their bikes. Attendees can also take MAX and Transfort. MAX will run every 10 minutes on race day. There will be two minor interruptions when the racers cross Mason Street, but the service will run as normal otherwise. Parking in the Old Town will be limited to the Civic Center and Oak/Remington parking lots.
Fort Collins Finish Festival
- The Finish Festival, from noon - 5:30 p.m., will include, Maxxis Stunt Shows, the Band "Pandas and People".
- The women's race awards will take place immediately following the women's finish (around 2 p.m.) at the stage at Linden Street and Walnut Street.
- Men's awards will take place immediately following their race finish (3:45-4 p.m. approx.) on the same stage.
We will have background music on stage after awards are complete. Autograph session at the Pearl Izumi Tent immediately following the awards. There will be access between the finish line on Mountain and the festival stage on Linden through Old Town Square.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. To learn more, visit the USA Pro Challenge Volunteer page.