START - MOUNTAIN PLAZA - VAIL, CO
Description: Mountain Plaza will host the start of Stage 2 of the 2018 Colorado Classic. Watch the riders as they set off on the 10-mile Time Trial up Vail Pass. Mountain Plaza will be a great spot to watch the race as you will be able to see the riders set off one at a time for the time trial. The start area will also be home to the Vail bike Expo.
Bonus: You will also be able to watch the award ceremony after the race.
Parking: Parking near the race is limited, but there are opportunities for parking during the day.
Early bird parking will be located at the Lionshead parking structure on S. Frontage Road. The parking structure will be open all night prior to the event but closes at 9am and won't open again until 3pm. Please be advised that cars will not be allowed in or out of the structure between 9am - 3pm.
Additional parking is located at the Vail Village parking structure from 9am until it's full.
Overflow parking will be found on the Frontage road, and is open all day.
We recommend biking or taking the bus into Vail, as parking will be limited on race day.
For more information on Bus routes, download the PDF below.
FINISH - VAIL PASS - VAIL, CO
Description: Watch the riders fight for the finish line near the top of Vail Pass. The hill climb format of the Time Trial during Stage 2 offers numerous viewing opportunities and longer exposure to the riders as each rider individually competes on the course.
The riders will be racing on the same iconic Time Trial that has been used in previous professional races including the Coors Classic and USA Pro Challenge which saw Tour de France and National Champions alike take the win on Vail Pass.
Parking: There will be no parking along the bike path so we recommend biking or hiking up to watch the Time Trial.