Late summer is the perfect time to visit The Mile High City, with temperatures in the mid-80s and clear blue skies. During the day, check out must-see museum exhibits and attractions, or explore the city’s 850 miles of off-road, paved bike trails. Head to the city’s diverse neighborhoods where you can shop at one-of-a-kind boutiques, enjoy craft beers and relax in one of dozens of Denver parks. The Mile High City’s fresh night air encourages all kinds of after-hours summer activity, from rooftop patio dining and music to outdoor cinema. The city’s cuisine scene is thriving, with independent, farm-to-table bistros serving innovative dishes of every variety. And just a short drive away, Denver’s big backyard – the Rocky Mountain Front Range – delivers natural beauty, outdoor adventure and old west history.
Join us in celebrating a Summer of Cycling AND the 30th Anniversary of the classic, American Flyers.
All proceeds will be donated directly to Bicycle Colorado.
Sponsored in part by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Denver, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and USA Pro Challenge.
There will be a pre-film presentation of "Behind the Race Scenes" in AMERICAN FLYERS, hosted by Scott Christopher, Development Director of Bicycle Colorado and cycling extra in the movie.
Run like the pros ride in the Lifeblood 5K benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participants will finish under the Pro Challenge truss and get prime viewing of the cyclists as they ride through town just a few hours later!
Visit lifeblood5k.com for more information.
For a finale, the Pro Challenge goes back to its roots. This route was the final stage of the first Pro Challenge in 2011 and introduced the world to the cycling crowds on the Front Range.
After a short loop north of Golden the race will tackle its main obstacle of the day, the 4-mile climb of Lookout Mtn. Another quick pass of Golden and the race is screaming through Wheat Ridge and Lakewood en route to downtown Denver. Four laps of the familiar Denver circuit await and Civic Center Park, City Park, and 17th street will be treated to blazing speeds as the last prizes of the week are fought over tooth and nail.