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Colorado Park 2 Park Challenge

Register for the Colorado Park 2 Park Challenge here!

The Route

One of Colorado’s newest and most challenging events. The Colorado Park 2 Park Challenge is a single-day Gran Fondo from Denver’s City Park to Winter Park Resort, climbing three of Colorado’s toughest mountains with over 11,000 vertical feet of climbing. A group rolling start begins the day as you head towards Golden riding through downtown Denver and then tackling Lookout Mountain, Squaw Pass and Berthoud Pass.

Fully supported and personalized with a limited field of riders. The event wraps up in Winter Park Resort with an achievement celebration.

Our nonprofit beneficiary is Wish for Wheels, an organization determined to make a difference by providing new bikes and helmets to elementary school kids.

2018 Pre-Rides

Sunday, May 20th – Denver’s City Park to the top of Lookout Mountain and back (about 45 miles roundtrip)

Saturday, June 2nd – Base of Lookout Mountain to Boettcher Mansion to Buffalo Herd Overlook, making a U turn and heading down US 40 to Mother Cabrini Shrine for a quick up and down and then back up US 40 to Paradise Rd and back to Lookout Mountain Road for a fun downhill back to the base of Lookout Mountain. (about 25 miles roundtrip)

Saturday, June 23rd – Bergen Park, Echo Lake, Idaho Springs, Floyd Hill Loop (about 45 miles roundtrip)

Sunday, July 8th – Idaho Springs to the top of Berthoud Pass and back (about 45 miles roundtrip)

Details about each pre-ride will be emailed prior. Please make sure you RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

King of the Hills Challenge & Awards

Start training since competition last year was fierce. If you don’t plan to race the event, no worries, we’ll have some great items to give away at our awards celebration.

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Take the Challenge! Learn more and register here.

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Event Details

When:

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time:

06:00am - 04:00pm

Location

Denver, CO
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