SummitCove Staff Share Their Experience at the ProCycle Challenge!

Several SummitCove staff members were able to volunteer to help out for the ProCycle Challenge in Summit County and Golden from each of our offices.  As this awesome race wraps up, we’re sharing our experiences from this week!

SummitCove Golden Office

“When I got to Parfet Park in Golden on Thursday afternoon, I was greeted with a sandwich and a cold glass of water before I started any work.  I was there to help set up for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge that is coming through Golden today!  Everyone there was really curious about what we do at SummitCove, and glad that a local business came out to show support.  I helped set up a few tents, and got to explain to some of the other volunteers what we do at SummitCove.  We went around town and started marking where the signs were going to be hung up on Saturday morning.  There were some inmates from the Department of Corrections helping.  I talked to one of them about how he does volunteer work teaching Mexican children to speak English, since he is fluent in both English and Spanish.  Overall it was a good experience, and I am glad to have been able to show the people of Golden that we here are SummitCove are happy to be part of the community.”

–Meagan, Vacation Planner

SummitCove Keystone Office

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“On Saturday August 27th I worked as a volunteer for the USA procycling challenge for the Breckenridge stage.  When you live in a small tight knit community like Summit County you really enjoy it when the community comes together to work for one cause because it does give you that small town feel. I worked for the majority of the day as a parking attendant, really a glorified flag waver in the airport parking lot, but I had the opportunity to chat with people from all over the US who had made the trek to Summit County to watch some of the best cyclists in the world. The excitement was incredible, and the number of people who were excited about next year’s race were always approaching me asking what I thought. It was very cool to chat with people from all over about the race and rewarding when they thanked me for taking the time to do my job. The security guards were especially thankful for our help, although I’m not exactly sure why.  Nonetheless, it was a rather rewarding experience especially when I was able to tell people that I live up here, and that I am not just an out of towner up to volunteer. I am already excited about next year, and optimistic about the prospect of the riders taking a route that I have dreamed up in my mind. Colorado has so much to offer, and Summit County will be ready when the race returns next year.”

-Wren, Owner Services

*Photography by Wren Arbuthnot and Ernie Long

It’s ProCycle Race Day in Summit County!

Today is the day long awaited by Summit County bicycle enthusiasts.  We have some helpful tips for our guests to navigate to the race and to your condo in Keystone!  The USA Pro Cycling tour is expected to bring a record-breaking number of spectators to Colorado.

On Saturday, 8/27 I-70 in the Summit County area will be impacted from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. due to spectators traveling in, and rolling closures on Hwy 9 and Hwy 6.  Swan Mountain Road will be closed during this time frame.  The Town of Breckenridge suggests that in order to watch the finish in Breckenridge, be where you want to be by 1:00 p.m.  On Sunday, check here for race impacts on I70 in the Denver Metro area.
Plan on the typical weekend travel patterns, but expect to have a few more friends on the road as folks come and go for the bike race!  On Sunday, expect  congestion to begin by 11:30 a.m., to be significant at its peak between 3:00-4:00 and drop off around 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the cycling in the mountains on Saturday, and in Golden/Denver on Sunday!  Stay tuned as SummitCove shares our pictures and staff experiences over the next couple of days both from Keystone and Summit County and from our Golden office!

The Week Ahead in Keystone for August 22-28th!

This promises to be an exciting week in Keystone, and it’s a great time to visit Summit County.  The weather has been perfect, and the events keep coming.  Here’s your look ahead at all that Keystone Resort has to offer this week!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Summit Mountain Challenge XC Race Series is entering its 25th season and race #6 this summer is the Keystone River Run Rally this week.  Registration is open, and details can be found here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Theatre on Thursdays presents ‘Altar Boys’ at Warren Station in River Run Village.  Doors will open at 7pm and the performance begins at 7:30.  Visit the Lake Dillon Theater‘s main webpage for information and tickets.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Friday Afternoon Club continues with FREE gondola rides from 3pm – sunset every Friday. Enjoy live music while taking in the majestic scenery from the deck of the Summit House and chow down on some delicious BBQ.  The remaining lineup for music features the Luv Brothers on August 26th, and Arnie J. Green on September 2nd.

The Snake River Chamber Festival also continues in Keystone, with doors opening at 6:15pm and musical performances beginning at 7pm at Warren Station Center for the Arts in River Run Village.  This week’s concert features Charles Wetherbee playing violin, David Hardy playing cello and Lisa Emmenheiser on piano (aka Opus 3).  For additional information on artists and programs visit the Dercum Center website.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The ProCycle Challenge hits Stage 5 from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge on Saturday.  After winding through Dillon, Keystone and Gold Hill, the cyclists will enter Breckenridge and ride to the finish line downtown.

Give us a call at SummitCove for further information or to book a place to stay!