2017 Colorado Classic - Stage 1




1. What is the Colorado Classic?
From August 10 to 13, starting in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, a world-class and international field of professional male & female cyclists will race more than 300 miles in multiple, fan-friendly circuits, combining with each stage starting and finishing in the same location.

2. Where are the best locations to watch the race?
The best locations for spectators to watch the race are Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Garden of the Gods Park.

3. Is the Colorado Classic free to spectators?
Yes, ALL spectators are welcomed to watch the Stage 1 race in Colorado Springs at no charge.

4. Where can I park?
You can find instructions on where to park at our Race Information page.

5. How do I volunteer for the Colorado Classic?
Volunteers are needed for specific roles to include course marshals (400 persons), ancillary event support, setup, tear-down, information booths, route notification and many other activities. Roles will be administrated for the following shifts:

  • Wednesday, August 9 (TBD)
  • Thursday, August 10 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 10 - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

                    Click here to Volunteer!

6. Will there be any road closures?
Yes, click here to find road closure information.

7. What is the schedule for the Colorado Classic?
Ancillary events related to Stage 1 of the Colorado Classic will be taking place from August 2-13. Click here to view the schedule of events and stage details.

8. Is there a television broadcast?
Yes, the four-day race (August 10-13) will be televised on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and live streamed on NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s live streaming direct-to-consumer subscription app. The Stage 1 broadcast is tentatively scheduled on NBCSN (all times MT and subject to change) for August 10, 4:30-6 p.m. Paul Sherwen will call the action on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, joined by analyst Christian Vande Velde and reporter Bob Roll.

9. Where should I stay during my visit to Colorado Springs?
We strongly encourage you to book your stay at one of the Stage 1 partner hotels in the community that is supporting this event. Our partner hotels have provided special lodging rates for all incoming visitors. Click here to visit our lodging page.

10. Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not permitted for the safety of the cyclists that will be racing at speeds in excess of 40 mph.

11.  Is this event family-friendly? 

  • Visitor info at the Visitor Hub at Acacia Park.
  • Kid’s Race on Thursday, August 10 at 1:20-1:35 p.m. Click here for more information.
12. Are there any rules that I need to be aware of as a spectator? 
• Pets will not be permitted.
• For your safety, please do not climb up rocks in Garden of the Gods Park. 
• Although enthusiastic cheering is encouraged, please do not interfere with the cyclists on the course.
13. Will there be public restrooms?
Public restrooms will be available inside the Festival Area and at the Visitor Hub in Acacia Park.

14.  Where can I go to find updates on the race?

• Follow @thesportscorp and @ColoradoClassicPro on Facebook 
• Follow @TheSportsCorp and @COClassicPro on Twitter
• Download the FREE Colorado Springs Travel Info app. Click here for more information on how to download or use the app.
• The Colorado Classic event app will be available soon for download.

15.  What activities are there to do Downtown?

• Visit the Downtown restaurant and shopping directory: downtowncs.com/shop
• Take a self-guided tour of the Art on the Streets exhibit with the free Otocast app. Download the Otocast app to your smartphone and hear from the artists who created the works. For more info: DowntownCS.com/aots
• Visitor Info at the Visitor Hub 
Click here to view all of our Ancillary Events
16.  Are there other cycling events planned around the Colorado Classic?
Yes, the following events are official events of the Colorado Classic: USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships and The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo on Saturday, August 12.
17. How & where can I ask questions about planning for this event and get immediate assistance if needed?
Use the SpeakUp COS! Discussion Board to ask your questions about the planning for the event: road closures, access issues, local impact and other Colorado Springs-specific topics.  Answers to questions that others have posted are listed on the discussion board as well.
Additionally, this discussion board can be used on race day to request immediate assistance related to the race from the Colorado Springs Police Department.


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