Where to get wristbands

North Boulder: Amante Coffee, 4580 Broadway; FasCat Coaching, 4550 Broadway; Pro Peloton, 2615 13th St.

South Boulder: Trek Store, 2626 Baseline Road; Boulder Cycle Sport, 629 Broadway

East Boulder: Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center, 2440 Pearl St.; the Sports Garage, 2705 Spruce St.; Bicycle Village, 2100 28th St.; Colorado Multi-Sport, 2480 Canyon Blvd.; Boulder Cycling Lounge in the Twenty Ninth Street mall (through Aug. 12)

University Hill: Full Cycle, 1211 13th St.

Downtown Boulder: Boulder Visitor's Center kiosk, Amante Coffee, 1035 Walnut St.; Cured, 1825 Pearl St.; The Cup, 1521 Pearl St.; University Bicycles, 839 Pearl St.; Vecchio's, 1833 Pearl St.; Full Cycle, 1795 Pearl St.

On race day: Baseline Road at the base of Flagstaff Road and at the Viewpoint Trailhead

More info: Visit usaproboulder.com

The race to the finish line of the Boulder stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge is still weeks away, but the chance for fans to secure a spot at the finish is here.

Wristbands for those who want to watch the Flagstaff finish of stage six of the elite race at the end of the month are now available at various locations throughout Boulder.

Boulder will be hosting the second-to-last day of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Aug. 25, with the stage finish taking place on Flagstaff Mountain. Those who want to watch the finish will be required to wear a special Tyvek wristband that lists the rules and code of conduct for access to the mountain.

The wristbands are free. Each person will be limited to five and must read and abide by the code of conduct.

Concerns about crowds creating a fire hazard and trashing Boulder open space prompted officials to put the guidelines into place.

"We appreciate how the race organizers have been sensitive to the needs and concerns of open space, and we believe the wristbands and code of conduct -- developed by the Local Organizing Committee in coordination with the city -- will be an important tool for both educating spectators and managing the overall numbers on Flagstaff," said Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam in a statement.

While handing out wristbands at the Boulder Cycling Lounge on the Twenty Ninth Street mall, Julie Hudetz, of Cycling Soul -- which was contracted by the local organizing committee -- said most of the people picking up wristbands have been understanding of the code of conduct and the five-bracelet limit.

"People have been very reasonable," she said. "The important thing for us is to have the race finish on Flagstaff Mountain but to maintain the integrity of Flagstaff."

Hudetz said she has already given out a large amount of wristbands to eager race fans of all sorts.

"We just had some junior cyclists come in and pick up some," she said. "People are really excited about it."

Alec Uitti, of Boulder, picked up four wristbands for his wife and two friends Wednesday from the Cycling Lounge after seeing them while walking past the store. He said he watched the Aspen stage of last year's race and was excited to hear it was coming through Boulder this year.

"Even though the cyclists pass you in about a minute, the great thing is it's thousands upon thousands of other people who love the sport and are screaming their heads off," he said. "Being in a group of people who are so enthusiastic about it, it almost brought me to tears last time."

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329 or byarsm@dailycamera.com.