Denver Century Ride – cancelled
The 2020 Denver Century Ride is cancelled. Please save the date for Denver Century Ride on Saturday, June 19, 2021!
The Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
DENVER, CO (August 10, 2020) – The Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride announced today the cancellation of the 11th annual city-oriented cycling event for 2020 due to the ongoing public health concerns and complications related to COVID-19. The event was originally planned for June 20, 2020 and then postponed to September 12, 2020 before organizers made the final decision to forgo the entire event this year.
Organizers had been working in good faith with state and municipal authorities, as well as their medical advisory board, to ensure they were planning accordingly to address appropriate public health guidelines during the pandemic. Additionally, they had collaborated with ride beneficiary Bicycle Colorado, and through them the staff of the Colorado State Governor’s Office, to create the protocols and procedures to responsibly and safely conduct the ride. However due to the combined effects of pending municipal permits, the appropriate massive increase in public safety protocols and the lack of a core volunteer base due to pandemic restrictions it was no longer feasible to produce the large-scale cycling event in 2020.
“This decision is heart-breaking to all of us on the ride team as our motivation to continue to attempt to stage the ride in 2020 was based upon a spirit of hope. We had been carefully following the decrees and directions from Governor Polis, Mayor Hancock and other civic and medical industry leaders to determine the safest approach and best overall plan to host the 2020 Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride. We were trying to remain optimistic that we could keep some sense of community, return to the things we love, and be a bit of a beacon of what can be,” said Bruce Erley, Executive Producer of the Ride. “However, given the continued uncertainty related to COVID-19, we made what we feel is the most prudent decision to officially cancel in consideration of all public health guidelines as well as an abundance of caution for the safety and wellness of our cyclists, volunteers and the communities through which we pass.”
Ride organizers have reconfirmed their commitment to provide a significant charitable gift to their beneficiary Bicycle Colorado, the states leading cycling advocacy group. “We know they depend on our support each year,” continued Erley. “Therefore, we wanted to make sure we were still contributing to them during these difficult times. We are presenting a gift of $5,000 in the form of a challenge grant to our registrants and the cycling community so that the total might be doubled.” All program details including the donation platform can be found at DCR Challenge Match.
Event sponsors, including Title Sponsor, Coldwell Banker and Presenting Sponsor, Bank of America have provided Organizers their advice and perspective throughout the spring and summer and maintain their unwavering commitment to return in 2021. The Official Host, the Shops at Northfield also supports this decision and plans to invite the event back again in 2021.
“Being a great community partner has always been very important to Coldwell Banker,” said Chris Mygatt, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Colorado. “Although we love this ride and the feeling of comradery it creates, we fully-support the decision to cancel this year – safety has to come first. We will keep logging miles on the saddle, so we are ready for 2021!”
Since its inception, producers of the Coldwell Banker Denver Century have encouraged people to live healthy lifestyles and to discover Denver by bike. That is one thing COVID-19 can’t change. Throughout the pandemic shutdown in Colorado, cycling has remained an approved and recommended activity to maintain personal health and exercise. To support that, cycling shops have remained open as an “essential business.” The event’s bike partners reported increases in bike and part sales as compared to the same time period last year. Cycling is up around the State and as the Denver Century Ride is an urban ride, designed to showcase bikeable streets and trails around Denver, Organizers want to encourage everyone to get out and ride, independently at a safe social distance. Here is a link to designated bike paths and resources.
Save the date for Denver Century Ride on Saturday, June 19, 2021!
The founders of the Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride believe that cycling is not just a sport but a way of life. We want you to discover urban cycling in Denver within a fun & enjoyable experience. That is why the Denver Century Ride explores the many diverse neighborhood streets of Metro Denver and supports cycling advocacy groups.
The eleventh-annual Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride presented by Bank of America, will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020, starting and finishing at the Shops at Northfield in the Stapleton neighborhoods. This unique event features four urban-based routes (100, 85, 50 and 25 mile courses,) that allow cyclists to discover street riding in, around and routes to and from Denver within a fun, supportive, and safe atmosphere.
*Members of Bicycle Colorado get 20% off registration. Use your member promo code to get 20% off registration. Don’t have the code? Email email@example.com to get your Bicycle Colorado member discount code.*
Four routes are offered: 100, 85, 50 and 25 miles! Turn by turn, the Denver Century Ride connects cyclists to attainable urban routes for a casual cruise or a commute to work. Bicyclists may be surprised to roll past Coors Field on a closed street or find themselves turning past a horse property with a mountain view a few miles down the road. This is possible because the connective routes throughout the city. Our beneficiaries all work in various ways toward enhancing the cyclists’ experience out on the road. Weaving through our beautiful city allows cyclists to discover Denver by bike and let the good times roll.
Click each of these links to learn more about the course:
Your 2020 swag is here! You can purchase men and women traditional jerseys, the women’s tank jersey, t-shirt, wind jacket, and more! Click the images below to learn more about the merchandise and purchase online!
The Denver Century Ride was voted the Best Cycling Event in the Mountain West Region by Competitor Magazine readers three years in a row. Here are a sampling of the glowing reviews!
“It was a great event that I can’t wait to do again next year. It was well organized and I was even able to meet a lot of new people to ride with. WELL DONE…”
“…this is the BEST century I have ridden.”
“…The course was excellent, the aid stations well-stocked, and the party at the finish was a hoot– the lady handing out beer at the finish was a nice touch!”
“…Great ride and well-supported as always!”…
“By far the BEST post ride party of all the major rides around Denver!!”
From the ride to the post-ride party: