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Pro bike race to close roads

Professional bicycle race to prompt road closures


The USA Pro Challenge, the statewide high-profile professional bicycle race, will prompt temporary road closures in Lakewood during the last day of racing on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Starting at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24, the following streets will be closed in Lakewood for about 45 minutes:

• Westbound off-ramp from  Interstate 70 at West 32nd Avenue 
• 32nd east to Kipling Street
• Kipling Street south to West 26th Avenue
• 26th east to Wadsworth Boulevard
• Wadsworth north to 32nd

Lakewood Police will try to accommodate residents’ needs to come and go from the neighborhoods adjacent to the race, but all access will end at 2 p.m. for the duration of the closure.

The cyclists will enter Lakewood on West 32nd Avenue. They will then ride south on Kipling Street to West 26th Avenue, then east to Wadsworth Boulevard. They will turn north on Wadsworth, where they will leave Lakewood as the race returns to 32nd to continue toward Denver.

The race brings some of the world’s top professional cyclists to the state along with fans to watch the race, affecting state and local roadways. Closure times are estimates only and are subject to change depending on the pace of the race, weather and other unanticipated conditions.

For complete race information, visit  

Posted on: Friday, August 15, 2014