Aug. 24 leg of USA Pro Challenge bike race will pass by Horsetooth, through Lory State Park and over Bingham Hill

Stage 6 of this summer’s USA Pro Challenge bike race will feature a tour of Larimer County’s Front Range parks, and a jaunt over Bingham Hill near Bellvue. The Loveland to Fort Collins stage takes place Aug. 24 as part of seven-stage race that starts in Aspen on Aug. 19 and ends in Denver on Aug. 25.


From the USA Pro Challenge website at

Stage 6: Loveland to Ft. Collins – Saturday, Aug. 24

With a flat speed-fest scheduled for Sunday in Denver, any contenders for the Leader Jersey will have only this stage left to make a move or lose it all. The outskirts of Loveland will see the racers off as they spend some early miles on the flat windswept plains passing through Windsor and back to Loveland. Then it’s up Big Thompson Canyon where things will heat up. Split north onto Devils Gultch, the race’s last King of the Mountains competition, before hitting Estes Park and back down Big Thompson. Horsetooth Reservoir provides one last chance for aggression on its steep rollers. If no one gets away here, look for the sprinters to have their day.

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