From the Daily Camera:
Boulder open space officials: Flagstaff cycling event can be managed
Cost to control expected crowds for USA Pro Cycling Challenge: $90,000
Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks managers are bracing for anywhere from 12,000 to 140,000 cycling fans to gather on Flagstaff Mountain in August to watch world-class bike racers wind their way up the steep climb at the end of the sixth stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
However, with the right precautions, the crowds can be managed while protecting open space, Open Space and Mountain Parks Director Michael Patton said in a memo prepared for the Open Space Board of Trustees and the Boulder City Council.