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USA Pro Challenge Comes To NoCo With A Hefty Price Tag

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Northern Colorado cycling enthusiasts have until the end of June to raise the money needed to host one stage of this year’s USA Pro Challenge.

Organizers of the 2013 event announced the official route in April – and it includes a day riding through northern Colorado.

A community group called NoCo Cycling put together the successful bid to land that portion of the route. The group is comprised of local tourism experts and cycling enthusiasts who wanted to see cities like Loveland, Windsor, Estes Park and Fort Collins on the route for the first time.

But their work is just beginning, says Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall.

"The group is now working to find sponsors for the local portion of the race," Nuttall says. "They still need another $300,000 to add to contributions from all four cities included in the route, and the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, who committed the money before the route was announced."

The cost to bring the race to northern Colorado is roughly $550,000. Nuttall says the group hasn’t yet released the names of any sponsors, but should be making an announcement within the next few weeks. They're trying to get sponsorships secured by the end of June.

As host of KUNC's Colorado Edition, I work closely with our producers and reporters to bring context and diverse perspectives to the important issues of the day. And because life is best when it's a balance of work and play, I love finding stories that highlight culture, music, the outdoors, and anything that makes Colorado such a great place to live.
Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall helped establish the business journal in 1995 and its expansion to a biweekly format in 1999. Jeff is involved with numerous community activities in Ft. Collins. He discusses regional business and economic issues impacting northern Colorado every other Thursday at 5:35 and 7:35 during KUNC’s Morning Edition.
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