I've launched from the bridge over the Blue (likely private property and illegal so you might not want to listen to me) to avoid the race day cluster. Added more time than I thought it would as it "S" turns quite a bit in there. Maybe launch from the bridge over the Colorado instead?
EDIT: Yep, so out of it with a newborn that I didn't realize I've already missed Gore Fest. Yeah.
"I think I handled my alcohol pretty well considering how drunk I was." -Cousin Dan