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And, the Winner Is…

Levi Leipheimer (in yellow above) led a group of five American riders at the top of the final standings of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The race ended in Denver in front of about 100,000 enthusiastic, and knowledgeable bicycle racing fans. Many of those fans had seen every stage of this year’s inaugural event, and many were from far away. This was a talented field of riders with the top international teams vying for the…

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Modernism, Greenism, Bikeism and Broncoism. Your Weekend Forecast!

No hurricanes. But plenty to do. The Denver Modernism Show 2011 is on this weekend at the National Western Complex, where we last visited the Denver County Fair. Thankfully, this is not the County Fair.  See information here. An event called the Green Route Festival takes place Saturday on 26th Street betwee Blake and Larimer from Noon until 11 p.m. Food, music, booths, and beer. Go to their website at greenroute.com and see if you can…

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Downtown’s Most Unique Shopping Street Isn’t Where You Think It Is!

There’s no official name for the blocks of Platte Street running north of 15th Street. There should be. And, there should be more recognition for this eclectic group of shops and businesses and their owners. It’s not in LoDo and it’s not in Highlands, or LoHi, if you must. It’s Platte Street. And, it’s special. Now, everyone knows where REI is, but not many people actually know that REI is located on Water Street. Even fewer people…

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Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher Speaks Out!

He has a great booming voice. He is a native of North Denver and a lover of Downtown Denver. He can take you on a memorable narrated tour of the city and the Historic District. He is a true orator. And, Dennis Gallagher is mad! About the Stock Show’s possible move to a place called Aurora. In case you missed it, click on this link to today’s Denver Post article and the Press Release from the Auditor’s…

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Here’s the REAL “Taste of Colorado”! What’s Yours?

Looking ahead a couple of weeks, the events calendar shows that, once again, there will be a big food thing at the Civic Center. Corn cobs, turkey legs, hummus and beer. A lot of people who do not live Downtown will go, try to figure out the parking, and pay too much for the same food, but in smaller portions, that they can find any day at their neighborhood strip mall. But, Downtown Residents can…

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Time to Gear Up for the U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge!

Next week in Colorado, 128 of the best bike racers in the world will take to Colorado’s roads and mountains. Not since the old Coors Classic (born of the Red Zinger) have we been able to watch this caliber of racing in person…in Denver! The top three finishers from this year’s Tour de France will be here. In fact, the Schleck brothers have been training and fly fishing in Steamboat Springs for days. Tour winner…

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