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USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 – The Official Route

USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 – The Official Route

This warm weather is getting all of us excited for the upcoming cycling season, especially the USA Pro Cycling Challenge! The route for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 20-26 in Colorado, will take riders on a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies. After making history in the inaugural year by traveling to the highest elevation of any race in North America or Europe – higher than the most challenging route on the Tour de France – this year’s race will take the riders to an altitude of 12,000 ft. not once, but three separate times, and will include a finish on iconic Flagstaff Mountain on the penultimate day. “In determining the route for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, we wanted to showcase as much of the Rocky Mountains as possible, while creating a challenging course for the riders that would provide ideal viewing locations for spectators,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. “This year, the...

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Montrose Base Camp to Adventure

Montrose Base Camp to Adventure

Rivers, Lakes, Hiking, Biking, Wineries, Agritourism and Scenic Drives Galore!? Where you might be asking? Montrose! The Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism invites travelers to make Montrose their base camp so they can take advantage of one-tank trips and treks that won’t break the bank. This may be one of the less explored and overlooked areas in our beautiful mountain region of Colorado.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: At 2,700 feet deep and 53 miles long, the Black Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the country.  During the summer, visitors may drive the South Rim for beautiful views of the canyon.  Fishing, hiking, rock climbing (for experts only), nature walks, and horseback riding are also popular (and inexpensive!) pastimes. Curecanti National Recreation Area: Located an hour outside of Montrose, Curecanti is home to three reservoirs named for the corresponding dams on the Gunnison River.  Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado’s largest body of water and the largest Kokanee salmon fishery in the U.S., is a great place to fish,...

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