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Join us for Ride The Rockies June 13-18, 2021. See below for info regarding the route. Save the date for Ride The Rockies 2021!

We understand that June 13th this year will be a hard day for everyone as that’s the day everyone would have been rolling into Durango. And while we will miss seeing you in 2020, we have a few online events we encourage you to participate in so we can stay connected. Please check the Ride The Rockies website and email list for access to registration:

●       June 14, 2020 – 9:00am  Zoom Ride with the Pros including Mara Abbott, Mari Holden
●       June 19, 2020 – 8:00am  Zoom Ride with Durango Pro Cyclists Ned Overend, Todd Wells

We also encourage you to join the RTR20 Ride With GPS Challenge. In collaboration with our partner Ride With GPS, we have set up a series of challenges to happen between June 14-19, 2020. Stay tuned to learn how you can participate and what you can win if you join!

We are confident, the 34th Annual Ride The Rockies will no doubt be the best tour ever and Durango, Cortez, Norwood and Ridgway will be ready to have us! Before we know it, we will be back on our bikes taking in the beauty of the glorious mountains and enjoying being together again.

The 34th annual Ride the Rockies features the stunning roads of southwest Colorado, with this year’s start and finish situated in Durango, one of the Centennial State’s most popular outdoor recreation and tourism destinations.

Along with easy access to some of Colorado’s best road and mountain bike riding, Durango offers visitors a plethora of recreation and leisure opportunities. Ride the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, raft the rollicking whitewater of the Animas River, or simply enjoy delicious food and drink at one of the town’s many great restaurants and bars. Durango has it all.

And for the second year in a row, the Ride the Rockies route is a loop, simplifying logistics while taking riders on a breathtaking adventure around one of the most scenic areas in all of Colorado. Besides Durango, other host communities along this 6-day, 418-mile clockwise tour include Cortez, Norwood, and Ouray County. Along the way are challenging uphill encounters with Lizard Head Pass, Red Mountain Pass, Molas Pass, and Coal Bank Pass, which together account for the bulk of the route’s 28,484 feet of climbing.

lunch at ride the rockies

Enjoy the company of your colleagues, relish the challenge, and seize an opportunity to make memories that last forever. All proceeds from the event support The Denver Post Community Foundation.

Registration and ride options

One Day Loops on Sunday, June 13th & Thursday, June 17th:

Click here to see your two One Day Loop route options and click here to learn more about registration.

Two Day Loop on  June 13-14, 2020:

Click here to see the route of the Two Day Loop and click here to learn more about registration.

ride the rockies 2020

pancakes at ride the rockies

Registration add-ons:

Private caravans, parking, and additional luggage. Click for more info!

VIP Prologue Experience on June 11-12, 2021:

Be part of a 5 Star Experience to benefit the Denver Post Community Foundation. You’ll immerse yourself in the western heritage and historic lodging of Colorado and experience exquisite meals. Enjoy a fully supported ride that ends with a catered lunch and a luxurious hot spring. You’ll ride and dine among world class athletes! Click here to learn more.

ride the rockies experience in host communities

Your registration includes

  • Camping space
  • Showers
  • Transportation of one bag from HQ to HQ for the entire week (< 70 lb)
  • Shuttle services
  • Entertainment in host communities
  • Aid stations
  • Bike techs
  • Sag vehicles
  • Medical support
  • Commemorative items
  • Primal Wear jersey
  • Water bottle
  • Buff
  • Lapel Pin
  • Tour Map Book
  • Mobile App

recumbent bike rider at ride the rockies


Here’s the route for 2021! Click the image to learn more.

Ride the Rockies 2021


Ride The Rockies riders enjoying a climb

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Event Details


Sunday, June 13, 2021


09:00am - 03:00pm


Durango, CO
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