Colorado Springs will host the first stage of the Colorado Classic on August 10th, 2017 and we couldn't be more proud of our fine city. Riders will bike 93.5 miles through Colorado Springs, with six push-pace laps on a course between downtown and Garden of the Gods.
There's more: the event will air on NBC, with two 30-second commercials (view here) from the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau making their big debut. From the Bureau:
"The 30-second spots highlight Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region as a leisure, family-friendly vacation destination where Olympic dreams are born and bred. Featured Olympians Samantha Achterberg (modern decathlon) and Cale Simmons (track & field) and Paralympians Allison Jones (cycling), Roderick Sewell (swimming) and Ben Goodrich (Judo) were filmed training against iconic backdrops including the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, Garden of the Gods Park, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Helen Hunt Falls and the Manitou Springs Incline."
It's all part of a larger push to share our "Olympic City USA" pride with the rest of the nation. Again, from the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau:
"Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies, more than 50 National Sport Organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and the future U.S. Olympic Museum. The Olympic Ideals of Excellence, Friendship and Respect, and the Paralympic Ideals of Courage, Determination, Equality and Inspiration transcend sports and are infused daily throughout this vibrant community."
Isn't that the truth?! We hope you'll join us in watching this event and supporting our amazing local athletes with tremendous pride for the beautiful city we all get to call "home."