Join us at a car-free Open Streets event at the Colorado Classic!

by Jessica Vargas on August 15, 2019

On Sunday, August 25, the final stage of the Colorado Classic will be rolling through Denver. The Colorado Classic is the only women’s standalone pro road race in the Western hemisphere. The race will be closing down a number of streets in downtown to vehicle traffic to host an Open Streets event. This will be your chance to experience a car-free, family-friendly downtown! 

Open Streets is closure of select streets to motor vehicles in order to allow people to bicycle, scoot, skate and walk worry-free. There will be a number of free, fun activities along the route, including part of the race route and the finish line. From 10:45 am to 12:30 pm, all are welcome to use the Open Streets route. A special kids and families ride led by the mayor will take place at 10:30 am starting at the intersection of 22nd and Blake Streets. 

During the Open Streets event, the Denver Streets Partnership will be hosting a parklet to demonstrate how to reclaim street space for people instead of cars! A parklet uses curbside parking spaces for temporary or permanent installations that can include benches, greenery, games, workspaces, bike and scooter parking, and a whole lot else. Parklets help to slow traffic, make more space for people, and remind us all that the right of way belongs to everyone. Stop by our parklet next to the Bicycle Colorado booth at the Colorado Classic Expo to hang out and enjoy the event! You can also sign up online to volunteer!

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