Vail and Beaver Creek Again to Host Next Summer’s US Pro Challenge Cycling Race


2012-08-23 15.41.56It was announced yesterday that the 2013 US Pro Challenge will stop in both Vail and Beaver Creek.  Two years ago Vail hosted a time trial and last summer Beaver Creek hosted a stage finish in Beaver Creek Village.  I was in Beaver Creek for the finish of that stage and it was amazing how many people were in the Village.  The photo was from last summer’s race.  I’m sure this summer will be just as exciting.

Beaver Creek will host the finish of Stage 4 on Thursday, August 22. The racers start in Steamboat Spring.

The following day, Friday, August 23, Vail will host the time trial.  That race course was lined with spectators the last time the time trial was in Vail.

The cool thing is that the racers will be in Beaver Creek and Vail on Thursday and Friday, making for a great long weekend for visitors. I’m guessing there will be plenty of events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.  Plan your trip now and come see the races!

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  1. #1 by PHYLLIS RISKEY on December 30, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    I JUST HEARD YOUR GROUP BOUGHT MT BRIGHTON IN BRIGHTON MICHIGAN. TO GIVE YOU A FEW FACTS. THERE WERE APROX 35 STOCK HOLDERS IN 1960. THE GENERAL MANAGER WAS BILL RISKEY . DOYLE TIPPET , GENE HILL AND BILL RYAN WERE AMONG THE STOCK HOLDERS. THEN IN APROX 1968 ALL THE OTHER STOCH HOLDERS WERE BOUGHT OUT BY DOYLE TIPPETT, GENE HILL, BILL RYAN AND BILL RISKEY. GENE HILL WAS THE SKI SCHOOL DIRECTOR AND PR PERSON. BILL RYAN WAS THE SEC. TREASURER. BILL RISKEY RAN THE OPERATIONS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE FOR OVER 27 YEARS. PRIOR TO BILL RISKEYS LEAVING GENE HILL AND BILL RYAN SOLD OUT TO DOYLE TIPPETT AND BILL RISKEY. IT WAS NOT UNTILL ABOUT 1987 THAT DOYLE TIPPETT BROUGHT IN HIS FAMI;Y ( WHO BY THE WAY HAD VERY LITTLE KNOWLEGE OF THE SKI BUSINESS ). BILL RISKEY WAS KNOWN FOR HIS DEVELOPMENT OF SOME GREAT SNOW GUNS AND WORKED WITH JIM VANDERKILLEN OF SMI. HE WAS INSTERMENTAL IN DEVELOPING THE HILLS THAT ARE MT. BRIGHTON AND HELPED WITH 90% OF THE SCRAPER AND BULLDOZER WORK. HE WORKED CLOSE WITH THE BLIZZARD SKI SCHOOL WHICH BROUGHT AS MANY AS 25 BUSSES TO THE AREA. GENE HILL DEVELOPED A SKI POLE FOR PEOPLE WITH A HAND DIABILITY. BILL RISKEY LEFT MT BRIGHTON DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE HAD ONLY 49% OF THE STOCK BUT DID MOST OF THE DEVELOPMENT.HE DESIGNED THE NEW CAFETERIA AND GROUP RENTAL DOWNSTARS.
    JUST THAUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE AN UPDATE. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK WITH HUGE KNAPP TO CHECK THESE FACTS.

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