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USA PRO Challenge 2014 - Breckenridge

Stage 5 finish of the USA Pro Challenge hits Breckenridge on August 22nd 2014, after a grueling 80 mile trek from woodland Park Colorado.  Though the first 55 miles are a beautiful and gradual ride through the Colorado countryside, the last 25 miles will take these riders over both Hoosier pass and Boreas pass, proving who the real climbers are.  Don’t miss the Finish of the USA Pro challenge in Breckenridge, at about 3:p.m. on August 22nd 2014.

USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2014 race day events-

Thursday August 21st Town of Breckenridge River walk Lawn- bike in movie night

Friday August 22nd will bring a free concert at the Breckenridge River walk Center- Big Head Todd and the Monsters at 7:30 p.m.

5 insiders tips to fully enjoy the race-

1. The race finishes at about 3:30, but you need to get your spot along main street early!  Activities begin at noon, and carry on until and after the race.

2. Speaking of early, if you are coming from the south to Breckenridge, the road will be closed for many hours prior to race time.  Get on the road early if you do not want to miss the finish of the USA pro challenge on Main Street.

3. Parking will be a zoo, so again, early birds will be happy!  If you arrive in town early, you may have a shot at parking in town at one of our many lots.  However, as the USA pro challenge finish gets closer, Main Street will be closed, and parking will be very limited.  The best places to find open parking are at the gondola lots, the satellite lot at the north of town, the ice rink lot, and the gold rush lot. 

4. Now you are here, early (hopefully), and you want to be in selfie distance from the finishing racers, right?  There is quite a long stretch of highway 9 in Breckenridge that will get you directly in the action, from the south entrance to town, past the ice rink, and several blocks past you will have a front row seat.  Also, several blocks north you will be able to get face to face with the athletes. 

5. Wait or wait.  The race is over, and you have a choice to make.  You can either wait in traffic, heading back to your Breckenridge vacation rental or back home, or you can wait in town for traffic to clear up, and enjoy all the shopping, dining, and activities that make our town special.  Stay, shop, have dinner, and go back to your bed happy and relaxed.  Unless you enjoy traffic…

Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2014 - Schedule

Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2014 – schedule of events

2014 is the 20th year of our renowned Breckenridge Oktoberfest celebration, and we get better every year, offering more and better foods and beers.  The party begins on Main Street in Breckenridge, Friday the 12th 2014 at 2 p.m., for those who are brave!  The party continues each day, through Sunday at 5 p.m.

Friday the 12th

    2– 6 First day of our Main Street Biergarten Party

    6– 9 the succulent Brewmaster Dinner: Paulaner beers uniquely paired with fantastic food.  This is how kings eat!

Saturday the 13th

    10 - 1 Breckenridge Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run

    10 – 6 Main Street biergarten Party- Save you strength!

Sunday the 14th

    10– 5 Main Street Party- if you have made it this far, one more day wont hurt.

Breckenridge 4th of July 2014 schedule of events

Breckenridge 4th of July 2014 schedule of events

7- Independence Day Trail Run – Starts at carter park

9:30- Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race –Race will start on Main Street, right before the parade!

9- BHA Fourth of July Garden Party - 9:00 a.m. on the Barney Ford museum lawn.

10- Main Street Parade (wooo!) – The parade will consists of 30+ floats of all shapes and sizes, rolling down main street, on to park avenue, and into history.

9 to 7- Budweiser Clydesdales

12:30 to 2:30- Kids’ Water Fight – right on main street, fire hoses included!

2- Free concert at the Breck River Walk Center

8:30 NRO: 4th of July Concert at the river walk center

9:45- Fireworks!  These can be seen from pretty much anywhere in town.

Breckenridge Kingdom Days 2014- Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events for Breckenridge Kingdom Days 2014

June 13 2014- Friday

Barney Ford, Edwin Carter Museum tours - 11– 3

Breckenridge Kingdom Days 2104 Town Party- 4 – 9

June 14 2014- Saturday

Gun Fights! Shots fired at Main Street Station- 10 to 12 and 2 to 4

Reading of the Breckenridge Kingdom Days Proclamation at the Breckenridge Welcome Center- 11

Kids' outdoor activities- 111 E. Washington Avenue from 11 – 3

Meet Red Tail, the Breckenridge mountain man at 111 N. Ridge Street from 11 – 4

Petting zoo and museum tour of the Barney Ford House at 111 E. Washington Avenue from 11– 4

Mining activities and gold panning in the Blue River Plaza on Main Street from 11 – 5

Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the Barney Ford parking lot from 12 – 4

National Repertory Orchestra concert at the Riverwalk Center starting 7:30

June 15 2014- Sunday

Breckenridge Kingdom Days 2014 Sunday Market at Main Street Station from 9– 2

Gun Fights, again! Hunker down at the Main Street Station three times throughout the day- 10, 12, 2

Breckenridge Kids Fun Area on the Riverwalk Center Lawn from 11-4

Breckenridge Outhouse Races- Main Street, 2 p.m.

 

Breckenridge Summer 2014- schedule of events to welcome summer

Breckenridge Summer 2014- schedule of events to welcome summer

                Yeah it is summer, and you should be excited!  Breckenridge is your home for summer vacations, offering you a wide variety of activities, events, sights, and intense adventures to keep you free for the lingering reminders of work, and full of your senses experiencing our mountain paradise. Breckenridge Summer 2014 will “officially” open with our signature Breckenridge event, Kingdom Days, kicking off June 14th 2014.  During Kingdom days, Breckenridge comes alive with colorful flowers, raging rivers, open trails, miles of recreation paths, and plenty of sights to see for the first time.  Our summer is literally warming up in June, with the introduction of golfing, the Blue River Concert series, the gondola and fun park, and the excitement of our historic Main Street. 

Here are the opening events for Breckenridge Summer 2014!

  • Breckenridge Golf Course Opening- May 23rd 2014
  • Breck Fun Park Opening- June 13th 2014
  • Breckenridge Music Festival “Blue River Series”- Trombone Shorty June 20th 2014

We hope to see you soon, in June!  Book your Breckenridge Vacation Rental right now.

Early Summer Special- Save in June! - 20% off any stay of 3 nights or more!

Terms, conditions, and blackouts apply.  Not all units participating.

Use promo code- stayinjune20

Breckenridge Spring Lodging Deal 2014

Summer special time is here!  June is one of our favorite months in Breckenridge for many reasons.  It provides the first legitimate taste of enduring summer weather, and the fear of an isolated snow storm can be surrendered.   The flowers are blooming, aspen trees are leafy, and people have fully adopted a summer wardrobe.  Activities are in full swing, rivers are at their peak, and the wilderness becomes a playground.  The gondola opens mid-month, and Breckenridge Kingdom Days kicks off with its official welcome to the summer season.

To make this time of year even more special and enticing to our valued guests, we are offering 20% off any 3 or more might stay in June.  As if you needed any more excuse to make a summer journey to Breckenridge, this great deal makes it just a little bit sweeter.

We hope to see you soon, in June!  Book your Breckenridge Vacation Rentals right now.

 

Early Summer Special- Save in June! - 20% off any stay of 3 nights or more!

Terms, conditions, and blackouts apply.  Not all units participating.

Use promo code- stayinjune20

Goodbye Breckenridge Ski Season 2013-2014

This is it, Breckenridge ski season 13/14 is coming to a close this weekend, and we watch it go with both the sadness of packing up our sticks, and the excitement of breaking out the shorts.  Spring in Breckenridge is an interesting mix of warm sunny days, and wet heavy snow storms.  Every spring brings the mystery of what type summer we will get.  Will it snow until June, and create a short summer; or will the skies offer a heaping portion of sunny blues, and create a never ending summer playground? 

All we know for sure is that come Sunday, when the last run has been skied, we will all be looking for the mystery to unfold, and the clouds to roll back, opening up permission to wear flip flops, and eat an ice cream by the river. 

The snow that will create that river is now melting, running down and through the bedrock of this fantastic town.  By the numbers of our winter snow totals below, water levels should be consistent and full this summer, bringing to life the abundant nature and activities that we all look forward to enjoying.

NEW SNOW

Last 24 hrs:          0 "

Overnight*         0 "

Last 48 hrs:          0 "

Last 7 days:         5 "

 

SNOW CONDITIONS

Spring Conditions

Base Depth         86 "

Season Total      439 "

3 things to know as winter leaves, and summer comes home-

  1. Sure, May and early June are muddy, but they are six of the most relaxing weeks in Breckenridge.  Visitors can really relax, and locals are able to take a breath, and enjoy the town we call home.
  2. Wildlife come to life in May- creatures great and small, along with their human counterparts, begin to creep out into the forest, and frolic in the summery climate.  Be careful of bears!
  3. Breckenridge is known for our ski area, but summer is when you need to be here.  Forget the beach, come rafting, hiking, camping, wheeling, riding, and biking in our never ending playground this summer.

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