Thursday, November 4

Quiznos Pro Challenge Bike Race coming to Breckenridge

Mark your calendars! The Quiznos Pro Challenge professional bike race is coming to Breckenridge!

Breckenridge has been selected as one of 11 host cities for the inaugural version of this new pro bike stage race. Less than half the towns making proposals were selected. Bob Faucett & Rick Oshlo attended the press conference announcing the selected cities at the Capitol building in Denver Thursday. Breckenridge will be hosting the finish of the penultimate Stage 5 from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on Saturday August 27th, 2011. Detailed routes have not been finalized but more information on the race can be found on the race website at and in a short VeloNews article summarizing the press conference at

Summit Biking as been actively involved with the Breckenridge organizing committee since the beginning and has committed to undertake the overall volunteer organizing & coordination effort in support of Breckenridge and Summit County. This will be a great opportunity for Summit Biking members to get up close and inside the race. Combining the Quiznos race with the Bob Guthrie ride a week earlier gives us numerous opportunities to highlight Summit County and Summit Biking to residents and visitors. 

Clearly, helping make both the Guthrie Ride and only a week later the Quiznos race great events will be a challenge for us, but just think of the opportunities; a great multi-distance organized ride on one end, a serious pro race on the other and perhaps some hosted rides such as the Copper Triangle, Loveland Pass, Vail for lunch & back or "ride the Stage 5 course" in between for visitors! We are already talking with Breck and Frisco about what could be a great marketing opportunity for both Summit County and Summit Biking. What a week it will be for cycling in Summit County!