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Cycle the City on September 23

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, join us for Denver’s epic urban cycling experience at the Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride (DCR) presented by Bank of America. 

DCR is one of our favorite events of the year, as it gives folks the chance to discover the bikeable streets, trails and parks across the Denver Metro area with your friends and family. The ride starts and finishes at the Shops at Northfield. You’ll have your choice of 25-, 50-, 85- and 100-mile courses, fully supported with well-supplied aid stations and SAG vehicles. Depending on your selected distance, you’ll get to cruise though City Park, past Coors Field, up Lookout Mountain and down the Hogback. Which route will you choose to ride this year?

a group of people on bikes rides in front of Coors Field
a group of people on bikes rides in front of REI in Denver, CO.
two people on bikes ride down the road in Morrison, CO.
a view from Lookout Mountain of the City of Golden, CO.

25-mile Route

Distance: 27.2 Miles
Elevation: +711 / -712
Max. Grade: 5.3%
Avg. Grade: 0.0%
Time: The departure window for all 25-mile riders will be 7:15–8 a.m. with all riders off the route by 1:00 p.m.

50-mile Route

Distance: 50.5 Miles
Elevation: +1,709 / -1,709 ft
Max. Grade: 6.4%
Avg. Grade: -0.0%
Time: The departure window for all 50-mile riders will be 7:15–8 a.m.

85-mile Route

Distance: 88.4 Miles
Elevation: +3,906/ -3,907 ft
Max. Grade: 9.5%
Avg. Grade: 0.0%
Time: The departure window for all 85-mile riders will be 6:30–7:00 a.m.

100-mile Route

Distance: 103 Miles
Elevation: +5,983 / -5,984
Max. Grade: 9.9%
Avg. Grade: 0.3%
Time: The departure window for all 100-mile riders will be 6:30–7:00 a.m.

As you cross the finish line, you’ll be welcomed back with an ice-cold can of beer from Breckenridge Brewery. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Post Ride Street Park and Expo in the streets of Northfield with several great meal options from local Northfield restaurants and a selection of beverages to enjoy as you visit our sponsors and exhibitors. 

As a special benefit, members of Bicycle Colorado are eligible to receive 20% off ride registration. If you’re a BC member, log in to our Member Discounts page for your discount code. Can’t find your login password? Email us at hilary@bicyclecolorado.org. 

The Denver Century Ride is a Champion Event Member of Bicycle Colorado, helping us generate important funds for statewide outreach and advocacy for bicycling. 

For more information, go to denvercenturyride.com. We hope to see you there on September 23!

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Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. We use advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. With the support of our members and numerous partnerships across the public and private sector, we’ve made significant strides in improving bicycling since 1992.

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