I feel so blessed to live in Littleton, Colorado! Just look at that view down Main Street with the shadow of the mountains in the background. These photos were taken on August 9, 2014. It was a lovely summer afternoon and evening for the bike races. The Criterium served as the Colorado State Championships for USA Cycling. More than 500 racers participated. They reached speeds of up to 40 mph. This event was held during Western Welcome Week. I took bunches of photos - enjoy a few of my best.