Aug 15, 2011 12:31 PM by Stephanie Collins

State issues restrictions for bike race spectators

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation has issued restrictions for campers and others who want to watch the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

State officials say parking and camping will be allowed along Colorado highways as long as it's no more than 24 hours before the race and spectators stay off the road and clear their trash.

Race officials are estimating the race may draw more than one million spectators over the course of seven days beginning Aug. 22. The race will cover more than 500 miles of Colorado terrain, including Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Denver, Gunnison, Salida and Steamboat Springs.

The prologue for the race is in Colorado Springs. The route takes cyclists from Garden of the Gods, through Old Colorado City and ends downtown.

Click here for a look at the route.



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