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Discover the city by bike at the 2017 Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride

Photos courtesy of the event

The eighth-annual Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride presented by Stapleton will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Are you signed up? This unique event features urban-based routes that allow cyclists to discover street riding in, around and routes to and from Denver within an enjoyable, supportive atmosphere.

This year, they are offering a special discount to all our readers for 20% discount of registration and merchandise. Simply use this code when you register:

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Four routes are offered: 100, 85, 50 and 25 miles. The founders of the Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride believe that cycling is not just a sport but a way of life. That is why the Denver Century Ride explores the many diverse neighborhood streets of the metro area and supports cycling advocacy groups.

Relish in the proximity of city and country on the 100-mile route, designed to help cyclists discover how easy it is to get out to the mountains by bike with the downtown Denver skyline in full view. This ride highlights some of Denver’s best bicycle commuter routes and most famous cycling spots, including a challenging climb from Golden through Genesee Park.

Like the 100 mile route, the 85-mile route is designed to help cyclists discover how easy it is to get out to the mountains by bike with a little bit of a distance reprieve. This route eliminates the challenging ascent through Genesee Park, as not everyone has the need to climb like a mountain goat.

The 50-mile route is designed to help cyclists discover the myriad of roads to ride within the Denver metro area. It highlights some of Denver’s bicycle commuter routes and casual riding areas through city parks, historic neighborhoods and the Cherry Creek Reservoir.

The 25-mile route is for everyone! It showcases the city’s historic neighborhoods and natural gems as you travel through eight city parks on connected bicycle commuter streets and paths. Almost anyone can do this ride, and it can be done on a road, hybrid or mountain bike.

Not only will you have a wonderful, exploratory day riding in the Denver Century Ride, but you can feel good about it. This ride benefits bicycle advocacy in Colorado by donating $10 of every long-distance registration to three non-profit organizations: Bicycle Colorado, BikeDenver and Bike Jeffco, each of which works to enhance cycling in Colorado.

By the way, the Denver Century Ride is considered by many to have the city’s best post-ride celebration. Participants and their families and friends are invited to celebrate the ride achievement at the Denver Century Ride’s Street Party at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton. With entertainment, Michelob Ultra beer, an awesome expo and fantastic food options provided by the restaurants of Northfield Stapleton, it makes a great end to the day.

For detailed route descriptions and maps, complete event information, news updates and to register for this fully supported ride, visit DenverCenturyRide.com.

Find them on Facebook or Tweet the ride at @DenCenturyRide.

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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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