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Discover the city by bike at the 2018 Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride

The ninth-annual Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride, presented by Forest City, will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Are you signed up? If not, you should be! This unique event features urban-based routes that allow bicyclists to discover street riding in and around Denver and routes to and from the city in an enjoyable, supportive atmosphere.

This year, they are offering a special, 20% off registration discount to all our readers! Simply use this code when you register:


Bicycle Colorado thanks the Denver Century Ride for their generous support. As a proud Champion Event Member, they contribute to the work we do every day. Please read the article from them below to get YOUR discount and learn more about the routes!

In 2018 they’re offering four routes: 100, 85, 50 and 25 miles. The founders of the Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride believe bicycling is not just a sport but a way of life, which is why they design routes that explore the many diverse neighborhood streets of the metro area and support bicycle advocacy groups like us.

Click on the map below to see the routes, and learn more about each below.

100-Mile Route Details

The 100-mile route features a tour of some of Denver’s most iconic places. This route provides both distance and a climb. Cruise past Coors Field and Union Station before the steep climb to the summit of Lookout Mountain. The ride’s organizers also planned a stop in Red Rocks Park and closed the Cherry Creek Dam road just for riders. Ride around old elegant Denver, up and down the foothills and along city streets and bike paths that connect this city.

85-Mile Route Details

This 85-Mile route provides all the distance without the steep climb. Tour the iconic sights and discover some of the commuter bike routes that connect the Denver Metro Area. Roll past Coors Field on a closed street and cross the Cherry Creek Dam Road, which is also closed just for Denver Century Ride bicyclists. Plus, cruise around old elegant Denver along city streets and bike paths.

50-Mile Route Details

The 50-Mile route is designed to help bicyclists 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 across the Cherry Creek Dam Road, closed for our cyclists’ use only.

25-Mile Route Details

The 25-Mile route is made for all cyclists! This urban ride provides a tour of old elegant Denver following bicycle commuter streets and paths. It showcases the city’s historic neighborhoods and natural gems. 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 nonprofit organizations: Bicycle Colorado, BikeDenver and Denver B-Cycle, each of which works to enhance cycling in Colorado.

Making your cycling experience fun, convenient and safe is paramount to the Denver Century Ride. The well-paced aid stations feature a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, sweet treats and endurance nutrition products, not to mention ice-cold drinks.

The long distance routes offer a full fresh lunch to keep cyclists strong, healthy and recharged. All routes end at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton where you will be rewarded with an ice cold beer after crossing the finish line. Northfield is home to our renowned street party featuring food, entertainment and a cycling & lifestyle expo. With multiple Northfield restaurants from which to choose, cyclists enjoy a hot satisfying meal of your choice along with a frosty beverage in our shaded seating area.

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 at DenverCenturyRide or Tweet the ride at @DenCenturyRide.

Don’t forget to use promotional code COLORADO20 for your registration discount!

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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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