Although the Ride the Rockies event will not be going through Montrose, the town will garner some benefits from it. According to Montrose ACT director Jenni Sopsic one of the pit stops of the race is in Hotchkiss, but they do not have enough accommodation for the expected 1800 riders. So about 600 hotel and motel rooms in Montrose have been reserved for Sunday night as the riders sleep over. Sopsic said that motor coaches will be used to transport the athletes from their stop in Hotchkiss to their overnight accommodations here in Montrose. This will be the first impression Montrose have to leave a positive impression on Ride The Rockies officials. The next big test is in Aug. when the USA Pro Cycling Challenge wheels its way into town.