A Summer of Cycling in Aspen and Snowmass leads up to the ultimate pro cycling race, the USA PRO CHALLENGE. Spectacular scenic backdrops, sophisticated cultural activities and exciting alpine adventure define Aspen and Snowmass in Summer. Review the calendar of events below, you’ll be amazed at what you discover. There are many events surrounding the USA Pro Cycling Challenge’s arrival in Aspen and Snowmass on 8/18.
Summer of Cycling SPOTLIGHT COMMUNITY RIDES– Join other cycling/biking enthusiasts for these FREE community rides throughout the August – all rides start at 9am. Space is limit, sign up now.
• August 15th – Tour to Maroon Bells (road bike) starting at the Sky Hotel (will offer lunch & drink specials upon return from ride)
• August 16th – Tour Snowmass Mountain (mountain bike) starting at the Westin Snowmass Resort
(will offer lunch & drink specials upon return from ride)
• August 17th – Tour to Ashcroft (road bike) starting at Limelight Hotel
Join us to celebrate the USA Pro Challenge Overall Start in Aspen and Snowmass with race festivities starting days before the official start.
AUGUST 15 – 19TH Activities kick-off for the weekend on Friday
- 9am – Spotlight Ride – Tour to Maroon Bells (road bike) - sign-up above.
- 6:30pm – SHANE Aspen Real Estate Presents “Peloton Aspen 14” fundraiser for the Aspen Hope Center & Aspen Silver Cycling – Aspen. www.pelotonaspen.com for information and tickets
- 9:30pm Belly-Up Aspen – Danger Kitty – Live Music – for tickets and more info www.bellyupaspen.com
- 9am- Spotlight Ride of Day – Snowmass Village – Westin Snowmass Resort – Mountain Bike Tour – Snowmass Mountain – sign up above
- Snowmass – Base Village – Welcome/Opening Ceremonies
- 4 pm Tour Team Parking – Upper Numbered lots – Free
- 4 – 6pm Snowmass Base Village Festivities – USA Pro Challenge Highlight Reel, Kid’s Activities, music, food & drink specials and more. Free
- 5:30 – 8:30pm – VIP Reception $150 – Ricard’s @ Base Village hosted by Viceroy Snowmass. For tickets please contact Wes Graham @ 970-429-2098
- 6:15 – 8:30pm – Opening Ceremonies – Base Village Plaza – free
- Team Introduction Celebration
- 8:30 – 10pm – DJ May –Music, food & drink specials- Base Village Plaza
- 8pm – Belly-Up Aspen – Live Music – BB King – Live Music- for tickets and more info – www.bellyupaspen.com
- 9am Spotlight Ride of Day – Aspen – Start Location – Limelight Hotel – Tour to Ashcroft – sign up above
- Aspen Finish Line Festival – Paepcke Park – Downtown Aspen
- Noon – 5pm Festival Grounds Open @ Paepke Park – Downtown Aspen
- Noon DJ Elevation (provided by aspendjs.net)
- 1pm Aspen 82 LIVE- Race Preview Show with Special Guests
- 3:30pm NBC Sports Phil Liggett & Paul Sherwen- Race Preview & Q&A
- 5 – 7pm Aspen Sprint Challenge – Downtown Aspen
- 7:30pm Moonlight Cruise – Downtown Aspen – Start Location – Aspen Brewing Company – Find us on Facebook @Tuesday Cruiseday ~ Aspen Cruiser Ride
- 8pm Belly-Up Aspen – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – Live Music – for tickets and more info – www.bellyupaspen.com
Official Start of the USA Pro Challenge
- Noon -5pm VIP Tent – Main Street – Aspen
- Noon -5pm Festival Grounds Open @ Paepcke Park – Downtown Aspen
- Noon DJ Dylan (provided by aspendjs.com) Free
- 2:10 PM Official Race Start Aspen – Main Street
- 2:15-3:45pm Race commentators “Dave & Brad” – Live Call of Circuit Race
- Aspen Sprint Challenge Finals– Downtown Aspen (Between laps #1 & #2)
- 2:15 pm Marcel Majid Kahhak– live event painting
- 4:30pm Stage One – Awards Ceremonies
- 8pm Belly-Up Aspen – Live Music – www.bellyupaspen.com
Stage 2 Start Aspen / Crested Butte
- 9:30am -11:30am VIP Tent – Main Street – Aspen
- 11:10am - Race Start Aspen – Main/Garmisch – Aspen
- Valhalla Nights – Top of Snowmass Mountain – 5:30-9pm
Take an evening gondola ride to the Elk Camp Restaurant, which is transformed into a nighttime adventure. Guests and locals alike are encouraged to light up the night with friends and family while enjoying activities such as a climbing wall, lawn games and s’mores by the campfire. Dance to live music and enjoy an outdoor BBQ sure to please any palate.
Click on the community calendar and select Aspen, Snowmass or All Events to see everything that is going on.