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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 win. Welcome back to Colorado and Denver…top tier international professional bike racing! Now, fix the Denver finish area. True bike race fans love to see the race finish and the award presentations. Organizers in Denver, presumably…

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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 figure it out. Sunday’s big arrival of the US Pro Cycling Challenge is bound to be crowded. The racers will arrive Downtown about 12:30 and begin six laps of a 5-mile circuit that goes up…

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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 know that Water Street becomes Platte Street at 15th. Some people may know there is a grocery store on the corner where the pool hall used to be. But, with bad signage, even that goes…

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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 office. We agree. Keep the Stock Show in Denver! (Photo: Diane Huntress)