RIDE THE ROCKIES
The 35th 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.
During — and between — those ascents is a bounty of spectacular scenery. Indeed, the 2021 route rolls along the banks of the Animas River, winds through Southern Ute Tribal Land, climbs the Uncompahgre Plateau, and ventures deep (and high) into the San Juan Mountains. There is no doubt that this will truly be the bike ride of a lifetime.
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 Saturday, June 12th, Sunday, June 13th & Thursday, June 17th:
Two Day Loop on June 14-15th:
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.
Your registration includes
- Camping space
- 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
- Lapel Pin
- Tour Map Book
- Mobile App
Here’s the route for 2021! Click the image to learn more.
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