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Ride the Rockies

June 11 – June 16, 2023

Ride the Rockies is an annual bicycle tour that takes 2,000 cyclists on a 6 – 7 day ride through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.  The route changes every year but is designed to highlight the beautiful Rocky Mountains as well as some of the unique mountain communities in the region. On June 9th the prologue kicks off with a cocktail party followed by a specially designed ride and more on the 10th. One-day registrations are also available

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Stage 1: Sunday, June 11

Fort Collins to Estes Park: 47 Miles
Elevation Gain: +4,673′

Stage 2: Monday, June 12

Estes Park to Allenspark & back to Estes Park: 32 Mile loop
Elevation Gain: +2,965′

Stage 3: Tuesday, June 13

Estes Park to Grand Lake: 50 Miles
Elevation Gain: +5,294′

Stage 4: Wednesday, June 14
Grand Lake to Winter Park: 43 Miles
Elevation Gain: +4,673′

Stage 5: Thursday, June 15
Winter Park to Gilpin County (Black Hawk and Central City): 40 miles
Elevation Gain: +4,000′

Stage 6: Friday, June 16
Gilpin County  (Black Hawk and Central City) to Ft. Collins – 91 miles
Elevation Gain: +5,285′

Mission: Nonprofit Partners & Beneficiaries

Bicycle Colorado: Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. Their mission is to lead a passionate and growing movement that champions the interests of everyone who rides or wants to ride a bicycle in our state. They envision a Colorado where riding a bicycle is always safe and convenient for everyone, where bicycling is the top choice for recreation and everyday trips, and where the benefits of bicycling are experienced and valued by all people in our state.



There is no lottery for the 2023 Ride The Rockies.  Registration is first come, first serve until capacity is reached. Registration is now open and will close on June 1st, 2023 or when capacity is reached.

-Weeklong Ride: $500
-Day passes: $100 per day
-Prologue Experience: $1,500

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Event Details


Sunday, June 11, 2023


09:00am - 03:00pm


Fort Collins - Estes Park - Grand Lake - Winter Park - Gilpin County - Fort Collins, CO
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