The City of Golden is a unique community featuring easy access to both Denver and the Rocky Mountains, while maintaining its own identity as a close-knit community with historic roots. Golden served as the capital of Colorado Territory before Denver received the honor when Colorado became a state.
Golden has a rich culture steeped in its roots as a mining town, but the community has also grown into a progressive, unique city full of economic diversity and opportunity. With 24 miles of trails and more than 400 acres of open space, Golden is known for its outdoor recreation and is a destination spot for people around the world.
Whatever your age, energy level, or interest, you won’t be bored in Golden. We are a playground for all ages! Whatever your style, we’ve got an activity for you, whether it’s road cycling, mountain biking, white water kayaking, fine dining, shopping, visiting museums or just relaxing in a park by the creek. And every activity comes with a beautiful backdrop. We guarantee it!
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Additional details about the community ride coming soon!
Start Time: 10:30 am - Estimated Finish: 11:30am
The women have tested their time trial legs and their climbing legs, now it’s time to test their elbows in some shoulder to shoulder technical circuit racing served up Colorado style in Golden.
This final stage is no mere promenade or flat four corner coronation for the current leader. With hills, technical corners, and plenty of time bonuses up for grabs on this tight 1.5 mile circuit, the overall winner will have to prove their worthiness for one more day. If they survive this circuit they will truly be a worthy winner of the first-ever Women’s USA Pro Challenge and will have proved their skill in all disciplines of the sport.
Start time: 1:10 pm - Estimated finish: 3:45 pm
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.