Ride with Roll Massif for camaraderie, challenge and community
Roll Massif sportives are back for 2021—take your pick of adventure from the Front Range to alpine terrain, high desert to the canyons of Western Colorado and more. With their collection of eight road, gravel and mountain bike events—including Tour of the Moon, Crooked Gravel in Winter Park, and two 12-hour mountain bike races—Roll Massif’s sportives center on an immersive community experience for riders in beautiful and diverse parts of Colorado.
The gravel sportives feature timed segments that riders can take as seriously or as frivolously as they like. As the sportives are not races, all riders are encouraged to take advantage of the ample feed zones and postcard-worthy photo opportunities. Roll Massif’s two 12-hour mountain bike races, Sunrise to Sunset Elephant Rock and Sunrise to Sunset Winter Park, can be raced solo, though most prefer the team relay format for a fun day of hot laps.
And, to encourage youth riders, all kids 18 and under ride free in the six road and gravel sportives offered by Roll Massif.
While these in-person sportives are preparing to invite riders to the course, Roll Massif recognizes that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. Members of the bicycling community have varying degrees of comfort in attending in-person events so this year, six of their eight sportives will have accompanying “virtual rides!” Virtual ride participants will receive an event t-shirt and access to a leader board to track your miles. Complete the ride and receive a virtual badge and certificate for your accomplishment.
Roll Massif’s sportives are not only fun, challenging and everything in between, but a portion of all registration proceeds for each ride goes toward supporting local and state nonprofit organizations, including Bicycle Colorado! Other organizations supported by Roll Massif’s sportives include the Davis Phinney Foundation, the Colorado High School Cycling League and environmental and community-oriented nonprofits in the communities where the rides take place.
Registration for all eight Roll Massif sportives and the virtual rides is open now on RollMassif.com.
Exciting news from Roll Massif this year: Their parent company, Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), has added five amazing brands to the family: Outside Magazine, Outside TV, Gaia GPS, AthleteReg, and Peloton Magazine. And the parent company name changed from Pocket Outdoor Media to Outside.
Riders who want to save time and money can buy a Pedal Pass for multiple events. The Pedal Pass comes in 2-Pack, 3-Pack, 4-Pack, and VIP Pass options. New this year is the inclusion of two third-party rides in El Tour de Mesa and El Tour de Tucson.
Are you a Bicycle Colorado member or contributor? You have access to a $10 off discount code for all Roll Massif events, including their two VIP Experiences. The code is good through April 30, 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want the code!
Roll Massif 2021 calendar
|Wild Horse Gravel||gravel||De Beque||May 15|
|Sunrise to Sunset Elephant Rock||mountain bike||Castle Rock||June 5|
|Elephant Rock||road and gravel||Castle Rock||June 6|
|Crooked Gravel||gravel||Winter Park||July 24|
|Sunrise to Sunset Winter Park||mountain bike||Winter Park||July 24|
|Copper Triangle||road||Copper Mountain||August 7|
|Tour de Vineyards||road||Palisade||September 18|
|Tour of the Moon||road||Grand Junction||September 25|