COMMUNITY RALLY POINT REQUEST
To participate, please read about the program and fill in the following pages. You'll need to isolate the EXACT latitude and longitude of where your group would like to be located.
The 2018 Rally Point Program has several objectives:
-Provide a way for local groups to gather on course
-A way for groups to communicate their gathering location to their membership
-A means for new fans to meet and experience racing through these gathering
-Have a whole lot of FUN!
All Rally Point areas must serve as spectating ambassadors, setting the example of responsibly having fun. The rules are simple:
-Respect the Sport
-NO RUNNING - enjoy the race passage, running poses significant risks to riders and spectators
-Keep the roadway clear - nothing but clean pavement from shoulder to shoulder
-No Paint on the roadway
-No unpermitted structures or amplified sound systems
-Welcome newcomers, the more the merrier!
-Last but not least, have a great time! That's a rule!
Please keep these rules in mind when planning. Next step is review the 2017 parking guidelines. You will be sent the 2018 CDOT parking guidelines with final instructions the week before the race. To review the parking guidelines, CLICK HERE.
Use this form to submit how your shop, club or group would like to involved as roadside ambassadors for the Colorado Classic. Please respond once per stage that you are interested in. Read through ALL of the sections and make sure to include as much information as possible.
In anticipation of large spectator crowds during the Colorado Classic Bike Race, short-term and long-term parking will be controlled in order to maintain a safe, manageable, and enjoyable environment for everyone. In keeping with the bicycle racing tradition, and in an effort to provide a world class experience for race participants, spectators are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:
Short-term and long-term parking is prohibited on the Interstate.
Long-term parking is allowed on state highway right-of-way (ROW), unless posted otherwise, but no more than 24 hours in advance of the time the race is expected to start.
The highway ROW varies, but in most cases it is defined by a fence that runs parallel to the highway about 30 to 50 feet from the edge of the roadway. In areas where there is no fence, please use good judgment and stay away from cliffs, ledges, steep hills, and private property.
Local roads and county roads are not considered state highway ROW; please check with the local authorities for any possible restrictions.
Parking in a posted “No Parking or Camping” area may result in a ticket and/or tow. Additionally, due to environmental concerns, some areas that are normally accessible may have restrictions and will be marked.
No camp fires will be allowed at any time along state and county highways.
County fire restrictions apply throughout all stages of the race – it is your responsibility to know the current restrictions. Check for current information here:
Stages1and2(Vail)–Town of Vail News- https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/stage-2-fire-restrictions-implemented-in-eagle-county
Stages 3 and 4 (Jefferson Co/Denver) –
JeffCo Fire Information Hotline 303-271-8200
Tents are considered camping and are not allowed. An awning for sun protection on race day will be permitted.
If the Colorado Department of Transportation, or the Colorado State Patrol, or local law enforcement determines an area to be too crowded with vehicles, including trailers, either entity may clear the area by requiring vehicles to be moved to another location. This includes the roadway, all right of way and access to the roadway.
All vehicles, including trailers, must be parked completely off the highway. Access to private property must be maintained.
Parking must not create a safety risk to the motoring public or the race course, regardless of parking area. This includes blocking the view at intersections for turning vehicles or race participants. Spectators should be aware that the highway may still be open to active, live motorized traffic, prior to and after the race. CDOT and CSP maintain the right to tow vehicles for security reasons or to keep the race course clear.
DO NOT USE PAINT to mark the pavement as it can be a detriment to the race course and can have a negative impact on the surrounding environment. The use of chalk is allowed.
Authorities ask that everyone do their part to keep Colorado clean and respect public lands. All spectators should ensure that their areas are clean of debris and trash prior to leaving. Littering violations will be strictly enforced.
Sanitation laws will be in effect. Please be respectful of others and abide by “leave no trace” guidance. Please use the portable facilities and trash containers that will be available in popular spectator locations. Where containers are not available, you are required to haul your trash away.
If you cannot park at your desired location, you’re encouraged to walk and/or bike to the location. Both are great ways to see the race and join in the fun and excitement of experiencing this world class event. Just be aware of your surroundings and stay on the shoulders where they’re available.
Consider carpooling to your parking location. A little planning may eliminate the need to bring extra vehicles to the race.
For the safety of man’s best friend and your favorite cyclists, all pets must be kept on a leash; owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.