Bicycle Colorado

Roll Massif reimagines cycling with eight Colorado sportives

Roll Massif expects 15-20,000 cyclists to ride one of their sportives in Colorado this year. With their collection of road, gravel and mountain bike events—including existing institutions like Copper Triangle and Tour of the Moon as well as new sportives like Wild Horse Gravel in De Beque and Crooked Gravel in Winter Park—Roll Massif’s sportives center on an immersive community experience for riders in beautiful and diverse parts of Colorado.

From riding fresh new pavement in the Colorado National Monument to the rolling gravel of Castlewood Canyon State Park to the alpine delight of Winter Park and Copper Mountain, their rides have you covered. 

Our road, gravel and mountain bike sportives offer the perfect balance of camaraderie and challenge. With timed segments and varying options of distance and difficulty, Roll Massif sportives are fun for riders new and old.

Chandler Smith

Co-founder, Roll Massif

The road and 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.

And, to encourage youth riders, all kids 18 and under ride free in the six road and gravel sportives offered by Roll Massif.  

Roll Massif also offers two 12-hour mountain bike races, Sunrise to Sunset Elephant Rock and Sunrise to Sunset Winter Park. Although these can be raced solo, most prefer the team relay format for a fun day of hot laps. Both races benefit the Colorado High School Cycling League.

We are excited to help grow cycling with gorgeous courses, professional organization and a fun, welcoming environment for all riders.

Scott Olmsted

Co-founder, Roll Massif

While the brand is new, the team behind it is not. Co-founders Chandler Smith and Scott Olmsted have a combined 30 years experience putting on the biggest cycling events in Colorado—including many of those now in the Roll Massif fold.

Together, the pair’s events have raised more than $2 million for charity, with funds going to organizations like us and the Davis Phinney Foundation.

Registration for all eight Roll Massif sportives is open now on RollMassif.com. Riders who want to save time and money can buy a Pedal Pass for multiple events. The Pedal Pass comes in 3-Pack, 4-Pack, VIP Pass and Massif Pass options.

Roll Massif 2019 calendar

Sportive Discipline Location Date
Wild Horse Gravel gravel De Beque May 11
Sunrise to Sunset Elephant Rock   mountain bike Castle Rock June 1
Elephant Rock road and gravel        Castle Rock June 2
Copper Triangle road Copper Mountain      August 3
Crooked Gravel gravel Winter Park August 10
Sunrise to Sunset Winter Park mountain bike Winter Park August 10
Tour de Vineyards road Palisade September 21   
Tour of the Moon road Grand Junction September 28

Roll Massif is a champion event member and supporter of Bicycle Colorado advocacy. We encourage you to learn more and register for a Roll Massif sportive this year! Learn more here.

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About the Author: Bicycle Colorado

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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