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UPCC news round-up, 1/6/12 – race gears starting to turn

January 9, 2012

Road closure sign in Golden for 2011 UPCC

While it may seem planning for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge (UPCC) is dormant, the host city local organizing committees (LOC) have begun to sink roots into the race.

  • The race begins on August 20th in Durango. The Durango Herald reported that the city’s LOC consists of twelve committees that include city officials, community members and “lovers of bicycles” to coordinate planning of the race. Durango is going all-out to attract as many visitors as possible. Plans involve a week-long festival prior to the race and a cycling village at Fort Lewis College inspired by athletes’ villages at the Olympics.
  • Golden’s looking for a new logo and advertised on its race website for submissions due by February 10th.
  • Host city LOC representatives will gather on January 18th and 19th to share experiences and learn about their roles as LOCs.

Pro-cycling teams are thinking about the race.

Volunteers can sign up for course marshalling and media can request credentials to cover the race via the UPCC website.

Still reminiscing about the inaugural 2011 UPCC? Here’s a couple of ways to re-ignite memories or start dreaming about the 2012 race. Enjoy 146 photos and the video titled, “It was a cycling circus” via the local CBS news website.

Green thong man on Rabbit Ears Pass (D.J. Molny)

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