Aspen Square Daily News
The 6th anniversary MountainSummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen begins tonight, August 21. A collaboration between Mountainfilm in Telluride, this is one of the leading film festivals for outdoor adventure and wilderness advocacy. The festival comprises films, artists, speakers, activists and lovers of adventure together at the Wheeler Opera House. For details and the complete schedule, visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
Now that the USA Pro Challenge has rolled on towards Crested Butte, bike enthusiasts can drown their sorrows on a unique pub crawl tonight. The Aspen Historical Society is hosting the pub crawl beginning at 5:30pm at the J-Bar in the historic Hotel Jerome. From there, participants will visit Justice Snows, in the lower level of the Wheeler Opera House, Little Annie's and finish off the evening at the Red Onion. It's a fun way the learn about Aspen's iconic Victorian buildings and enjoy a little food and libation along the way. For details, visit www.aspenhistory.org.
Next Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and 19, the USA Pro Challenge returns to Aspen. Nearly 140 pro cyclists will take part in the first two stages of the 2014 race through the mountains of Colorado. There will be road closures on both days, so if you are arriving or departing from Aspen Square either day, please note:
-From 1pm - 5pm Hwy 82 will be closed in both directions
-RFTA buses will continue to run in and out of Aspen during the race
-Motorists should plan to travel before 1pm or after 5pm