Start: 11:30 am (MT)
Finish: 2:00 pm (MT) (approx)
GOLDEN - Stage 3 - August 24
On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter’s delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don’t be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington St. is enough for a mini-QOM on the last lap, combined with additional rollers, add up to over 4,000’ of vertical. Look for breakaway attempts and sprint trains after the non-climbers have waited for two days to get on terrain that suits them.
3 intermediate sprints and time bonuses
QOM up Washington Street at the start of last lap
Short steep hill on Washington St right after Start/Finish
Many great course-side bar and restaurant viewing options
Ride the Route
Explore Stage 3
Expo Location: Parfet Park
Expo Start / End Time: 9:30 am -2:30pm
Where to Watch
Stage 3 will include three Fan Zone where you will get the best view of the racing:
Expo at Parfet Park
Golden Women’s Community Ride – August 23rd, 5:30pm, a community ride, and everyone is invited. The ride will start under the Arch and make a quick trip to the Lions Park Ballfiels where Movies and Music in the Park will start at 7 pm. Activities celebrating women athletes will take place before the movie. Come celebrate the city’s deep commitment to women on bikes!
Golden Movie Night - August 23, free in Lion’s Park, starting at 7 pm with music from the Sweet Lillies followed by a showing of Mary Poppins Returns at dusk under the stars, around 8:30 p.m. Also, expect some updates on the race -- in person!
The Golden Farmer’s Market - August 24th, 8 am - 1 pm. Get some shopping done before the race starts!
Altra 5k at the Colorado Classic -- August 24, free fun run for anyone, any age starting at 8:30 am in Parfet Park and ending at the race finish line under the Golden Arch. Check back for additional registration information.
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