Red Zinger / Coors Classic Reunion
The Ultimate Celebration of Cycling from the ‘70s and ‘80s!
We can’t wait to reconnect with you and the hundreds of other folks coming from around the globe! Just for teasers, here are a few of the many, many folks making their way back home:
Michael Aisner, Michael Anderson, Bunki Bankaitas-Davis, Carla Besseman-Larson, Tim Blumenthal, John Bowen, Jonathon Boyer, Jacque Bradley Myers, Connie Carpenter, Al Carson, Gavin Chilcott, Pete Coors, Richard Degarmo, Noel Dejonckheere, Greg Demgen, Susan Eastman Walton, Kevin Edwards, Sue Ehlers Sutton, Mark Frise, Jeanne Golay, Kay Groeneveld, Jim Hannigan, John Hay, Sherrie Heap Winkler, Don Hobbs, John Howard, Ron Kiefel, Roy Knickman, Bruce Leaf, Phil Liggett, Cheryl Lindstrom, Marianne Martin, Ruthie Mathes, Alan Mc cormack, Fran Meneley, Scott Ogle, Alex Osborne, Elisa Passarelli, Jeff Paulsen, Davis Phinney, Jeff Pierce, Thomas Prehn, John “Fireball” Ross, Kenny Schwartz, Muriel Sharp, Mo Siegel, Sherri Steele, Deb Stephan Knickman, Anne & Dale Stetina, Wayne & Barbara Stetina, Tillie, Leslee Schenk Trczinski, Marilyn Trout Friesen, Laurel Van Driest, Danny & Monica Van Haute, Louis Viggio, Hugh Walton, Gaylene West, Lumpy Williams, Beth Wrenn-Estes, Joy Yule Harrison, Lennard Zinn!
Vail Reunion Dinner, Party and Memory Lane Spectacular
Thursday, August 25 from 6:00-11:00pm
Four Seasons Resort, Vail Village
· $99 until sold out
Situated in the most famous and beloved of all Zinger Coors host towns, and bracketed by USAPCC’s Thursday Vail ITT and Friday Avon to Steamboat RR start, we’ve found the perfect setting for our blowout event, hosted by Michael Aisner and Phil Liggett and featuring celebrities, videos, and much more.
Special Note: This is a private event for people with connections to the race (and their guests). Due to hotel size restrictions this reunion event is limited to 300 guests, so buy your ticket early and don’t be closed out!
Housing options in Vail are provided in your confirmation email.
Avon “Drop-In” Brunch
Bob’s Place, 100 W Beaver Creek Blvd, Lodge at Avon Center (just steps from race start)
Friday, August 26 from 10am to 12noon
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge Avon to Steamboat Road Race is scheduled to depart at 12:15pm from the center of Avon. Bob’s Place opens at 7am and offers a full menu and bar. We’ll be on hand and hope that many of the previous night’s revelers can swing on by and enjoy some casual gathering with their reunited friends of cycling before the stage start. Bob Doyle and his wife Sarah, along with son Chris, are long-time supporters of the Coors Classic, especially the Colombian racers that they have hosted and visited on many occasions.
American Flyers 25th Anniversary Screening and Reunion
Ballfields at Lions Park, 10th Street and Maple, Golden
Friday, August 26, Evening (details soon)
· Free! No tickets required, open to everyone!
Watch the film that was shot at the 1985 Coors Classic in an amazing outdoor setting. We’ll have giveaways, behind the scenes stories and more. Make it a picnic with family and friends!
Zinger Coors Pancake Fest (Honoring Stuart Keene)
Sunday, August 28 from 8:00am to 10:30am (USAPCC starts at 10:45am)
Clear Creek Historic Park, 11th and Arapahoe, Golden
· $12 over 13, $8 for 6-12, under 5 eats off momma’s plate.
· Tickets sold at event, no advance purchase.
On this final day of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge we will gather one last time for a morning of embracing old friends and reminiscing. Our outdoor breakfast site is directly adjacent to the team motor homes, just two blocks from the race start line. Enjoy the excitement as the teams prep for the final day of racing. Kids may just score a few autographs!
Watch the racing! The USAPCC race has a unique format with multiple passes through Golden. Starting at 10:45am the race rolls out of Golden for a short loop and returns back under the S/F banner just 15 minutes later. Then it’s up and over Lookout Mountain before circling back under the banner in Golden before finally heading to Denver and the finish. That’s three views of the action for the price of one!
Many folks are considering bringing a bike and riding the paved trail from the breakfast to the base of Lookout Mountain (10-15 minutes, moderate uphill) to watch the racers as they grind up the side of this well-known cycling landmark.
Special Inspiration: The Pancake Fest honors late Coors Classic staff videographer Stuart Keene who would annually host an all-comers pancake breakfast during the race as part of his lifelong search to find the perfect flapjack (aka johnnycake). A wonderful tribute to Stuart and his passions can be found on Facebook.