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Unless noted with an asterisk (*), each event below is officially related to the Pro Cycling Challenge.

Ongoing

*Eighth Annual Roll Bike Art Festival: Full Circle, the return of this bicycle-themed art show, which includes photography, sculpture and more. Through Oct. 20. Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., #210, 444-1012, smokebrush.org.

*Bikes, work by Gary Weston and Abigail Kreuser. Through Aug. 31. Pro Cycling Challenge reception, Friday, Aug. 24, 5-8 p.m. Kreuser Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-6347, abigailkreusergallery.com.

Saturday, Aug. 18

USA Pro Challenge Fun Ride, a 20-mile ride from USA Cycling (210 USA Cycling Point, #100), down to Centennial Road and Garden of the Gods with a finish downtown. Participants can register the day of the ride beginning at 7. 8:30 a.m. $20-$40. ridestage5.com.

Bike Rodeo, also held at USA Cycling, be-helmeted youngsters ages 4 to 9 and their bikes, trikes or Big Wheels will join Mike & the Bike's rodeo that includes activities, a goodie bag and lunch. Registration begins at 7 a.m. 9:30 a.m. $5. ridestage5.com

Monday, Aug. 20

Rally Week Ride: Fun Ride with Colorado Springs Cycling Club, the first of five free rides that all begin at 6 p.m. in America the Beautiful Park (126 Cimino Drive) and end up at a different destination. This day ends at Old Chicago, 118 N. Tejon St. ridestage5.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Rally Week Ride: Family Ride with Kids on Bikes and Road Ride with Pro Cycling, both conclude at CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Rally Week Ride: Cruiser Joy Ride with UpaDowna, concludes at McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Rally Week Ride: Ladies Mountain Ride with Women's Mountain Biking Association, concludes at The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave.

Friday, Aug. 24

SRM VIP Ride with Mario Cipollini, a spin with star cyclist and sprinter "Cipo" that starts at SRM USA (720 W. Monument St.) and swings through Garden of the Gods and downtown. Tickets include two VIP race day tickets and a jersey. 9 a.m. $500. usacycling.org.

Ride Stage 5 Criterium, sign up to ride the same route the pros will in a competitive or fun category (which include men's, women's and a citizen's ride.) 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25. usacycling.org.

Stage 5 Finish Festival, an all-day party held downtown with live music from Funkiphino, the Martini Shot, big screen live coverage, BMX demos, a beer garden, the Mobile Music Project (a pedal-powered and -transported music venue), kids activities and more. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. ridestage5.com.

Not-So-Pro Challenge: Adult Trike Races, watch company teams, including the Indy, compete in a trike race with challenges that include a beer pong stop, cones to weave and other shenanigans. 5-6 p.m. Free. ridestage5.com.

Stage 5 Afterparty: Live Music, Drink Specials and Fireworks, following the Stage 5 Finish Festival, music continues in Acacia Park and the Mansion, drinks will flow at downtown bars, and the fireworks will kick off at 9:30 p.m. from the parking garage at Kiowa Street and Nevada Avenue. 6-10 p.m. Free. ridestage5.com.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Rally Week Ride: Community Ride, concludes at Blondie's, 24 N. Tejon St.

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