The race considered commitments in the areas of lodging, volunteer recruitment, marketing and local tourism, as well as an ability to host world-class athletes and promote the State of Colorado.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado, (PRWEB) August 19, 2012
Breckenridge will be the launching point for the stage 5 start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a 12-city competition recently upgraded to a 2.HC ranking, the highest registration level next to the Tour de France. Attendees and participants from around the world are booking vacation rental homes and condos in all 12 Colorado Challenge cities through ColoradoVacationRentals.com.
More than one million spectators attended the 2011 challenge, and this year’s organizers expect to top that number. Over the course of the seven-day competition, the race will pass through all 12 cities winding up in Denver on August 26.
Vacation rental accommodations in Breckenridge and each of the other 11 host cities are a popular alternative for travelers looking to avoid the crowds and inconvenience of a hotel.
The Challenge will begin in Durango and Telluride on August 20, and continue on the following course:
- Tuesday, Aug. 21 Stage 2 Montrose – Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte
- Wednesday, Aug. 22 Stage 3 Gunnison – Aspen
- Thursday, Aug. 23 Stage 4 Aspen – Beaver Creek/Vail Valley
- Friday, Aug. 24 Stage 5 Breckenridge – Colorado Springs
- Saturday, Aug. 25 Stage 6 Golden – Boulder
- Sunday, Aug. 26 Stage 7/ITT – Denver
With plenty of competition for lodgings in Breckenridge and across Colorado, Challenge attendees are booking short term vacation rentals for their stay. ColoradoVacationRentals.com offers home-away-from-home comforts for travelers. Friends and families can stay close to the competition venue in each city in a private lodgings that accommodates everyone under one roof.
John Romano of ColoradoVacationRentals.com says that more and more travelers now opt to book a private vacation home or condo rental in Colorado because of the amenities like a kitchen and laundry room, and the privacy a private home offers.
“People have been taking advantage of vacation rental properties for short visits in places all across Colorado for years because of the convenience and cost savings,” Romano says. “We make it easier for vacationers to connect with homeowners who want to rent their properties out to private parties.
“Our job is to make sure travelers and property owners connect, making it much easier for travelers to find the right place to stay, something that will suit their needs and easily suit their budget.”
New in 2012 is the placement of the Individual Time Trial on the final day of racing in Denver, keeping fans holding their breath to the very end to see who will be awarded the overall victory of the seven days of fiercely competitive racing. Fans in Denver will have multiple opportunities to cheer for any given rider, as well as the benefit of both start line access to riders along the traditional team “pit row” and the thrilling finish line excitement.
A number of criteria were taken into consideration when evaluating potential host cities, including full city services support. The race also considered commitments in the areas of lodging, volunteer recruitment, marketing and local tourism, as well as an ability to host world-class athletes and promote the State of Colorado.
For more information on booking private vacation rentals in Colorado, visit the ColoradoVacationRentals.com website.