See June 14 update: New route for Ride the Rockies will avoid fire zone
Five high mountain passes and 24,937 vertical feet of climbing can’t stop the 2000 cyclists on the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour this week in Colorado, but a wild land fire can.
The High Park Fire has burned about 43,000 acres …
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The route for this year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado will be breath-taking, and we’re not talking about the scenery.
Route details for the Aug. 20-26 bicycle race reveal that cyclists will be pedaling above 12,000 feet — higher than any route in North America or Europe — three separate times.
Because of less air pressure at high altitudes, there’s 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath than at sea level. Cyclists who haven’t acclimated to riding at high altitudes will be suffering. …
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