It has been almost two months since the country saw the devastating pictures of the Mountain Shadows subdivision burning outside of Colorado Springs. Those images drove down lodging numbers 13.3 percent in July according to a recent Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. Today as the seven-day USA Pro Cycling Challenge rolls through Waldo Canyon into town officials hope a new image will emerge.
Today marks the start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a seven-day professional bike race that will broadcast images of Colorado to about 200 countries. It also marks the finish line for the 12 cities hosting the event, which have spent months and thousands of dollars preparing to welcome the traveling road show.