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Hosting stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge, Aspen will soon be abuzz with everything cycling. But our town always has something for everyone. Here are our top picks for week.

Pro-cyclist Mark Friedman signing a poster

Aspen won’t let France have all the fun. The USA Pro Challenge will take cyclers to the highest elevation the Pro Challenge has ever offered—a starting elevation of 7,900 feet rising to 12,000. Spectators can catch the action on Main Street. DETAILS Aug. 19, usaprocyclingchallenge.com

Peloton 2013 will bring locals and cyclists together to benefit the Boulder-based Davis Phinney Foundation which helps individuals inflicted with Parkinson’s. Sponsored by Shane Aspen Real Estate, the intimate dinner features silent and live auctions and interviews with Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his wingman Richie Porte by NCB Sports commentators Bob Roll and Paul Sherwen. DETAILS Tickets $500. Aug. 16, pelotonaspen.com

Gina Murdoch’s Aspen Yoga Society presents internationally renowned musician Michael Franti for the launch of “Do It For The Love.” The cocktail reception and acoustic performance at the home of Michael Goldberg and Ramona Bruland will raise funds for Franti’s newly launched nonprofit devoted to bringing live music experiences to individuals diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. DETAILS Aug. 20, 5:30-8pm, bellyupaspen.com

Italian vocalist Roberta Gambarini will perform two shows at Jas Café this weekend. Come downstairs at The Little Nell to enjoy her swinging vocals at our favorite spot for jazz. DETAILS Tickets $35. Aug. 17 and 18, 7 and 9:30 pm, jazzaspensnowmass.org

Spring Cafe offers delectable vegetarian and vegan options. Our favorites at this airy spot include the falafel wrap and Highlands bowl—mixed vegetables, tofu and brown rice served with a housemade peanut sauce. It’s easy to eat healthy with a menu like this. DETAILS 119 Spring St., springcafeaspen.com