On August 20, Durango will host the Overall Start of the largest cycling events in U.S. history, the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Fort Lewis College is proud to be a Local Stage Host Partner of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The FLC campus will host the Cycling Village, Start Festival, media center, as well as the pre-race Gala Celebration. "Let's Get It Started." For local information about the race and any events or to volunteer, please visit www.Durango2012.com.
The 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge attracted more than a million spectators and was broadcast in 161 countries and territories. This year's event will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course for seven days through the state of Colorado.
The race will take place Aug. 20–26, 2012, and travel through 12 host cities from Durango to Denver. For more information, visit the Pro Cycling Challenge website at www.prochallenge.com.
Bike Crazy Durango
Durango’s cycling tradition dates back to 1895 and the founding of the still-active Durango Wheel Club. Today it is home to some of the greatest collegiate, professional, and Olympic riders in the history of road and off-road cycling.
The Fort Lewis College campus is surrounded by thousands of miles of trails through beautiful and challenging mountains, deserts, canyons, and river valleys. For road riding, Durango is on the world-famous San Juan Skyway, a 230-mile scenic loop over mountain passes and through the historic towns of Telluride, Dolores, Mancos, Silverton, and Ouray.
Durango is also home to the world-renowned Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, an annual three-day cycling festival featuring more than 2,000 riders racing a steam train over the mountains to the mining town of Silverton.
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