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THURSDAY, AUG. 16

WHAT: Tutu to Brew. Bike parade and beer festival from Buckley Park in downtown Durango down the Animas River Trail to Ska Brewing World Headquarters. Parade will leave Buckley Park at 5:30 p.m.

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m.

WHERE: Buckley Park/Ska Brewing

WHAT: “The Bicycle Men,” a musical comedy about a hapless American tourist who crashes on his bicycle and encounters interesting inhabitants of a French village. Tickets: $22.

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Durango Arts Center

WHAT: True West Railfest outdoor movie screening of “A Ticket to Tomahawk.”

WHEN: 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train depot

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

WHAT: Bicycle sculpture dedication

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: Florida Road roundabout

WHAT: “The Bicycle Men.” (See Thursday.)

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Durango Arts Center

WHAT: Grand open house

WHEN: 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Durango

WHAT: True West Railfest outdoor movie screening of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

WHEN: 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train depot

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

WHAT: It’s a Real Butte Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run. An endurance running and mountain biking race hosted by Trails 2000. For more information, visit www.trails2000.org.

WHERE: Twin Buttes

When: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

What: True West Railfest. Quick draw shoot out and Western vendors.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train depot

What: Start festival. Live music, food, New Belgium beer, cycling goods for sale, bike demos, a kids zone and the Jumbotron with rider interviews and highlights from the inaugural 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

WHEN: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Fort Lewis College

WHAT: Kids Bike Rodeo. Different stations for kids to highlight skills training, helmet fitting, bike maintenance, along with a photo opportunity with some of the pro cyclists.

WHERE: Fort Lewis College

WHEN: 12-3 p.m.

WHAT: Let’s Get it Started. A gala and team presentation hosted by celebrity announcers Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll.

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Lewis College

WHAT: “The Bicycle Men.” (See Thursday for details.)

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Durango Arts Center

SUNDAY, AUG. 19

WHAT: Start festival. Live music, food, New Belgium beer, cycling goods for sale, bike demos, a kids zone and the Jumbotron with rider interviews and highlights from the inaugural 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Lewis College

WHAT: Pro Challenge Experience Citizens Bicycle Ride. The Big Ride is a 72.75-mile ride will start in downtown Durango with a loop of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge start. Riders then will head out to Wildcat Canyon before returning to Durango for a ride to Durango Mountain Resort. They will return to Durango by U.S. Highway 550 with a final climb to the finish festival at Fort Lewis College. The Durango-to-DMR ride is a shorter, 45-mile option, with a finish festival at the ski resort.

WHEN: 9 a.m.

WHERE: Start downtown Durango

What: True West Railfest. Quick draw shoot out finals and Western vendors.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Durango train depot

WHAT: “The Bicycle Men.” (See Thursday.)

WHEN: 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

WHERE: Durango Arts Center

what: Human Fuel Lab. Jeff Vierling explores how to fuel for endurance sports.

Where: Boiler Room Theatre at the Durango Discovery Museum

When: 2-3 p.m.

what: Amateur Challenge. Kids can show off their favorite wheels and test their strength on the Power Cycles.

where: Powerhouse Plaza at the Durango Discovery Museum

when: 3-5 p.m.

what: Bike blessing.

where: Powerhouse Plaza at the Durango Discovery Museum

when: 3:30 p.m.

WHAT: Downtown street party. Food, beer garden, dancing, live entertainment by Andrea’s Fault, Kirk James Band, Ralph Dinosaur and the High Rollers.

WHEN: 4-9 p.m.

WHERE: Main Avenue

what: Fireworks

Where: Main Avenue

When: 9:15 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 20

WHAT: Race Day Start Festival. Food, exhibits and race viewing on Jumbotron display.

WHEN: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Durango at 12th Street and Main Avenue, and at Buckley Park.

WHAT: Opening ceremonies

WHEN: 8 a.m.

WHERE: Main Avenue

WHAT: Race start

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Main Avenue

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