This weekend from August 10 through 13, the Colorado Classic — the inaugural men and women’s pro bicycle race — is taking place right in our own backyard. Sanctioned by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and part of USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour, this is certainly expected to be one of the most exciting road cycling events in the country.
OZ Architecture helped make initial introductions between RiNo Art District leaders and the organizers of Velorama, the concurrent three-day music and bike festival encompassing twelve blocks in the nearby neighborhood. In fact, the racers will be cycling along Walnut street, just behind the OZ office.
What’s more, there will be family-friendly festivities, local exhibitors, Colorado makers and retailers selling goods through Denver’s Super Flea, and culminating performances by Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie. The entire weekend promises to be a memorable event, and OZ couldn’t be more excited to support our city’s active and artistic culture.
“Part of the reason our office is in RiNo is because we love the energy and vibrancy of this community, and Velorama is a perfect example of that,” said OZ Architecture’s Rick Petersen. “As an active member of the RiNo neighborhood, we’re proud to be stewards of the RiNo culture, to design exciting new spaces in the area, and to be connected to all the energy RiNo brings to Denver.”
For more on the race routes, visit: https://www.veloramacolorado.com/colorado-classic/routes/
To learn more about the festival, visit: https://www.veloramacolorado.com/velorama/