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To watch some of the best women cyclists in the world compete in the Aug. 22-25 Colorado Classic presented by VF Corporation, fans will want to make their way to one or more of the 14 Fan Zones in Steamboat Springs, Avon, Golden and Denver, unveiled today.
While fans can catch the action from nearly anywhere along the course over the four days of racing, Fan Zones are some of the best spots where spectators can partake in the frenzy of race action – whether it’s a sprint on a straightaway, a fast turn or a steep mountain climb or whether it’s the fans themselves, dressed in costumes, banging cowbells or waving thundersticks.
Many of the Fan Zones are located near the Start/Finish and Bike and Lifestyle Expo in each stage, where fans will find another kind of action with exhibits, vendors, food and beverage, and free family-friendly events on race days.
Start/Finish Line at Meadows Lot. Help kick off the 2019 Colorado Classic and catch all the action at the start/finish line including rider sign in, awards ceremonies, a live press conference and a Bike and Lifestyle Expo area.
Oak Creek Sprint. Come to downtown Oak Creek and catch the fastest women battle for sprint leader, with plenty of parking and local bars, restaurants and businesses primed for action.
Whitewood Drive. Follow as the women compete for Queen of the Mountain before racing back down to the finish!
AUGUST 23 – STAGE 2 – AVON PRESENTED BY FIRSTBANK
Start/Finish Line at Lake Street Nottingham Park. Enjoy the Bike and Lifestyle Expo area in Nottingham Park while cheering on riders during the first 7 laps from the start/finish line on Lake Street.
Main Street Mall and Benchmark Road. Catch the racers as they sprint through 7 laps and, on the final lap, fight to the finish line. You can also pick up official Colorado Classic merchandise by Primal!
Village Road. Line the sidewalk and make some noise for the final lap as the peloton begins their uphill battle towards Bachelor Gulch, they’ll fly by again on their descent as they race toward the finish line!
Daybreak Ridge Road at Village to Village Trail. After the 7 laps there’s one more to go — and what a lap it is. The plus 1 Bachelor Gulch lap! Encourage racers as they battle it out for Queen of the Mountain while tackling one of Colorado’s most notorious climbs: Daybreak Ridge followed by a swift descent down Bachelor Gulch. This Fan Zone is accessible by foot only and offers a prime opportunity to hike or bike your way to the cheering section on this final lap!
AUGUST 24 – STAGE 3 – GOLDEN
Start/Finish Line on Washington between 12th and 13th. Send off the riders in style under the iconic Golden arch, watch as the peloton flashes by 7 times and be the first to know the winner!
15th/Washington. Bring your cowbells, line the street and cheer on racers as they begin the short yet steep climb up Washington. The final lap will see racers give their final push as they fight for Queen of the Mountain.
New Terrain Brewery. In addition to over 15 fresh brews on tap, Golden’s very own New Terrain Brewery offers front seat views as the race flies down 44th Ave. for 7 laps.
Bike and Lifestyle Expo at Parfet Park. Explore the Bike and Lifestyle Expo area while still keeping up with the action on big screen TVs as the racers head towards the finish line.
AUGUST 25 – STAGE 4 DENVER PRESENTED BY GATES CORPORATION
Start/Finish Line at Coors Field (21st and Blake). Pro-racing returns to Denver for the third year and kicks off at Coors Field. Watch the start, eight laps of racing and the finish in one of Denver’s most iconic locations. Plus it’s home to the Bike and Lifestyle expo, highlighted by the VF Village, which will feature a multitude of fun activities from giveaways, to art walls, to BMX demos. Not to mention food trucks, Papa John’s pizza and beer from Michelob Ultra.
City Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and picnics in the park along the route to catch cyclists as they loop through the park. You can also pick up official Colorado Classic merchandise by Primal!
17th Avenue restaurants. Not only can you catch nearly constant race action here, but it’s always abuzz with some of Denver’s most popular cafes and restaurants.
The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation (Aug 22-25, 2019) is one of the premiere standalone pro women’s cycling races in the world. Nearly 100 of the world’s best racers from 16 teams will compete in the UCI 2.1 four-stage race, coursing through Steamboat Springs, Avon, Golden and Denver.
More than a race, the Colorado Classic is a game-changing movement, advancing opportunity in women’s pro cycling with harder, longer routes; higher prize money; unprecedented team support; and daily live TV streaming coverage start-to-finish that puts women’s racing on a global stage like never before. Bicycling Magazine named the Colorado Classic one of 13 races in the world not to be missed this year.
About RPM Events Group
RPM Events Group LLC is a Colorado-based company committed to re-imagining professional cycling events while providing meaningful social and economic impact. The company owns and organizes the Colorado Classic presented by VF Corporation — a world-class women’s pro road race August 22-25, 2019— the only UCI 2.1 women’s race in the Western Hemisphere and on the USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour. www.rpmeventsgroup.com
About VF Corporation
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic outdoor and activity-based lifestyle and workwear brands, including Vans, The North Face, Timberland and Dickies. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit