FAN ZONES - BEST PLACES TO WATCH
While you can catch the action from nearly anywhere along the course, Fan Zones are some of the best spots To partake in the frenzy of race action -- whether it’s a sprint on a straightaway, a treacherous curve or a steep mountain climb — or whether it’s the fans themselves, dressed in costumes, banging cowbells or waving thundersticks.
Start/Finish Line at Meadows Lot. Help kick off the 2019 Colorado Classic and catch all the action at the start/finish line including rider sign in, awards ceremonies, a live press conference and a Bike and Lifestyle Expo area.
Oak Creek Sprint. Come to downtown Oak Creek and catch the fastest women battle for sprint leader, with plenty of parking and local bars, restaurants and businesses primed for action.
Whitewood Drive. Follow as the women compete for Queen of the Mountain before racing back down to the finish!
AUGUST 23 - STAGE 2 - AVON PRESENTED BY FIRSTBANK
Start/Finish Line at Lake Street Nottingham Park. Enjoy the Bike and Lifestyle Expo area in Nottingham Park while cheering on riders during the first 7 laps from the start/finish line on Lake Street
Main Street Mall and Benchmark Road. Catch the racers as they sprint through 7 laps and, on the final lap, fight to the finish line. You can also pick up official Colorado Classic merchandise by Primal!
Village Road. Line the sidewalk and make some noise for the final lap as the peloton begins their uphill battle towards Bachelor Gulch, they’ll fly by again on their descent as they race toward the finish line!
Daybreak Ridge Road at Village to Village Trail. Encourage racers as they battle it out for Queen of the Mountain while tackling one of Colorado’s most notorious climbs: Daybreak Ridge. This Fan Zone is accessible by foot only and offers a prime opportunity to hike or bike your way to the cheering section on this landmark!
AUGUST 24 - STAGE 3 - GOLDEN
Start/Finish Line on Washington between 12th and 13th. Send off the riders in style under the iconic Golden arch, watch as the peloton flashes by 7 times and be the first to know the winner!
15th/Washington. Bring your cowbells, line the street and cheer on racers as they begin the short yet steep climb up Washington. The final lap will see racers give their final push as they fight for Queen of the Mountain.
New Terrain Brewery. In addition to over 15 fresh brews on tap, Golden’s very own New Terrain Brewery offers front seat views as the race flies down 44th Ave. for 7 laps.
Bike and Lifestyle Expo at Parfet Park. Explore the Bike and Lifestyle Expo area while still keeping up with the action on big screen TVs as the racers head towards the finish line.
AUGUST 25 - STAGE 4 DENVER PRESENTED BY GATES CORPORATION
Start/Finish Line at Coors Field (21st and Blake). Pro-racing returns to Denver for the third year and kicks off at Coors Field. Watch the start, eight laps of racing and the finish in one of Denver’s most iconic locations. Plus it’s home to the Bike & Lifestyle expo, highlighted by the VF Village, which will feature a multitude of fun activities from giveaways, to art walls, to BMX demos. Not to mention food trucks, Papa John’s pizza and beer from Michelob Ultra.
City Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and picnics in the park on the south side along the route to catch cyclists as they loop through the park. You can also pick up official Colorado Classic merchandise by Primal!
17th Avenue.Not only can you catch nearly constant race action here, but it’s always abuzz with some of Denver’s most popular cafes and restaurants.