Monday, December 19, 2011

USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 - Colorado Springs - Lodging Special at Eastholme

Well it's official......Twelve Colorado cities will host next year's 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Next year's race, scheduled for Aug. 20, 2012 through Aug. 26, 2012 will begin in Durango and end in Denver after some 520 miles of racing that include five ascents of passes over 10,000 feet.

The official route has been released and we are excited that Colorado Springs, Colorado is in Stage 5 of the race.  The race will come through Woodland Park and Cascade on August 24, 2012.

The first stage of the 2012 race will wind 111 miles from Durango over 10,222-foot Lizard Head Pass and down into Telluride.

The second stage will begin in Montrose and end in Mt. Crested Butte, a host city from this year's race. At least six of this year's host cities will again host stages in 2012.

Stage three will start in Gunnison and race over 12,126-foot Cottonwood Pass and 12,095-foot Independence Pass into Aspen, the same 131-mile route as this year's second stage and the highlight of the inaugural race.

The next day the racers will pedal 102 miles back up Independence Pass, down into Leadville and through Minturn, climbing to a finish at Beaver Creek/Vail Valley.

Stage five will begin in Breckenridge and race over 11,532-foot Hoosier Pass for 106 miles, ending in Colorado Springs.

Stage six will begin in Golden and run up Coal Creek Canyon to the Peak to Peak Highway. Traversing the heavily cycled Peak to Peak through Nederland and Ward, the route then descends Left Hand Canyon into Boulder in a 61-mile or 73-mile route.

A final stage will be held in Denver, with organizers planning a time trial along city streets.

Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast is located in Cascade, Colorado just minutes from Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park.  We are offering a 10% discount for all advance bookings for three or more night stays starting now through March 2012.  Rooms are limited so book your reservation soon! 

Eastholme in the Rockies
A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade, CO 80809
Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers

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