USA Pro Challenge Stage 4: Where to watch 

Editor's note: This story was updated on Thursday, Aug. 21, to correct an error related to the race-day deal offered by Jake & Telly's.

The great thing about a city race is that you can get in on the action almost anywhere along the route. Big-time cycling fans may stake out harrowing turns, or jam up against the finish line. But for the more relaxed among us, the way to watch the race is with a plate, and maybe a pint. Here are a handful of views that such types will enjoy.

click to enlarge Garden of the Gods
  • Melissa Macis
  • Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

click to enlarge Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna
  • Melissa Macis
  • Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna

Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna

Many Old Colorado City merchants are featuring race-day specials, such as the one Jake & Telly's is offering — your choice of sandwich and a draft beer for $12 — but nobody has a second-floor patio offering ideal street views like this Greek restaurant does. Plus, a little ouzo might be the perfect way to toast the passersby. Opa!

click to enlarge Pizzeria Rustica
  • Melissa Macis
  • Pizzeria Rustica

Pizzeria Rustica

click to enlarge The Wild Goose
  • Melissa Macis
  • The Wild Goose

The Wild Goose Meeting House

click to enlarge Cowboys, Gasoline Alley, The Mansion
  • Jason Janc
  • Cowboys, Gasoline Alley, The Mansion

Cowboys, Gasoline Alley, The Mansion

click to enlarge Stage 4 is a circuit race, with the entire length happening within city limits.
  • Stage 4 is a circuit race, with the entire length happening within city limits.

Reading the map

Kicking off from First Street and Lake Avenue at 12:50 p.m., Colorado Springs' Stage 4 is a circuit race, with the entire length happening within city limits. Riders will travel from The Broadmoor to downtown Colorado Springs via Cresta Road, South 21st Street and Colorado Avenue. After looping around a few downtown blocks, they'll turn around and head to and through Garden of the Gods. From there, it's the GOG-to-downtown-and-back loop three more times before finishing on Tejon Street.

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