Colorado Classic Underway Today

August 22, 2019 - Northwestern Colorado


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Stage One of the Colorado Classic, a four-stage women’s professional bicycle race, begins today with 53 miles of racing in the Steamboat Springs area.   

The race begins at 11:30 a.m. in Steamboat Springs, travels southwest to Oak Creek, and returns and ends in Steamboat Springs at approximately 1:45 p.m.  Traffic impacts are as follows (listed times are best estimate): 


Northbound and southbound off-ramps CLOSED from U.S. 40 to Mount Werner Road (Closure: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.). 

State Highway 131 between County Road 14E and CR 14 (Closure: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

State Highway 131 through Oak Creek – between CRs 14 & 27 (Closure: 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.)


CR 14 between Mt. Werner Road and SH 131

(Closure 11:15 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. & 12:45 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.)

CR 14 between SH 131 (Steamboat) and SH 131 (Oak Creek)

(Closure 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.)

CR 27 between SH 131 and CR 33

(Closure 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.)

CR 33 between CR 27 and CR 43

(Closure 12:05 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

CR 43/CR 41/CR 35 between CR 33 and CR 14

(Closure 12:25 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

CDOT’s website – - will be assisting motorists traveling the various state and local roadways that are part of the 220-mile race route.  Information will include road closure and opening times, anticipated delays and parking information.  Please be aware that delay and closure times are estimates only and subject to change depending on the pace of the race, weather, and other unanticipated conditions.  Drivers should be prepared for delays and/or detours at all locations where a roadway intersects with the race route. 

Bicycles and pedestrians will be allowed on all roads, at all times, regardless of closures to vehicular traffic. 

For real-time information regarding highway impacts, motorists can sign up for travel alerts via email and text by visiting In addition, additional spectator and road closure information is available at the Colorado Classic website at


Whole System - Whole Safety  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System. Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.