USA Pro Challenge - Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The second annual USA Pro Challenge
will take place Monday, August 20 through Sunday, August 26,
2012. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top cyclists will race
through 12 host cities from Durango to Denver. This is one of the
largest cycling events in United States history and our city will be a
part of it.
Montrose will host the Day 2 Start for the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Officials are expecting anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 spectators to line the race route
in Montrose, while millions more around the country and world will watch the race live on television and online.
While the race will serve as an excellent opportunity to showcase our community, it will involve significant road closures and travel delays, particularly in the city’s core. Residents, businesses and the traveling public are advised to take note of the specific road closure information included on this Web page and plan ahead to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience.
Road Closure Information
Extensive road closures and potentially heavy traffic congestion on
alternate routes will likely make travel through Montrose very
difficult. Alternate travel routes will not be available for some
Monday, August 20
Race Day - August 21
- 6:00 p.m. through end of race event - Parking not permitted on any streets that are included in the race route. All vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- 10:00 a.m. - Partial road closures along the race route begin.
- 11:20 a.m. - The following intersections will be closed to divert traffic from the race route:
N. 2nd & Townsend Avenue (Traffic will be routed through N. 2nd eastbound or N. 2nd westbound to N. Rio Grande).
67.00 Road & Hwy 50 (Traffic will be routed south on 67.00 Road).
Montrose Drive & S. Townsend (Warning signs will be posted
directing through traffic to use S. Rio Grande at E. Oak Grove).
Main Street and Rio Grande (Traffic will be routed south on Rio Grande).
- 11:05 a.m. - Entire race route closed to all traffic, except for emergency services. Roads will remain closed until race activities conclude along each portion of the route.
The race will begin at 11:25 a.m. at the Montrose Pavilion. Racers with then proceed as follows:
Westbound on E. Niagara Road
North on Hillcrest Avenue to Sunnyside Road
- East on Sunnyside Road to 67.00 Road
South on 67.00 Road to E. Niagara Road
West on E. Niagara Road and travel at parade pace to Pavilion Drive, turning into the start village for a pass-through.
Racers will then travel from the Pavilion back onto E. Niagara Road and proceed to the intersection of E. Niagara and Hillcrest Avenue, where they will go to full race speed and proceed as follows:
West to S. Townsend Avenue
North to the intersection of S. 5th Street
- East on S. 5th Street to S. Nevada Avenue
North on S. Nevada Avenue S. 2nd Street
West on S. 2nd Street to S. Townsend Avenue
North on S. Townsend Avenue to E. Main St.
East on E. Main Street and leaving the City of Montrose via Highway 50
Please keep in mind the racers will use both lanes of traffic and
pedestrians will be cautioned to stay off the race route during the
entire event. Spectators are encouraged to walk or bike to watch the
race to help alleviate traffic congestion.
Additional Information & Resources
Official Pro Challenge website
Montrose Pro Challenge website
Statewide road closures from CDOT
Race Route Map
Race Route and Road Closure Information Sheet
- Children and adults must stay off the curb, and clear of the street or risk significant injury. Racers use the entire street from curb to curb.
- Stay out of the street and gutters. Racers will run over feet.
- Do not bring pets to the race.
Those who are interested in participating as race volunteers can
register on the Pro Challenge website