Stonewall Century Ride
Scenic – Challenging – Delicious!
Join us in La Veta, Colorado for the 16th annual Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride. You’ll be treated to scenic vistas, friendly volunteers, great feed stations, and steep hills. The route follows Highway 12, a Colorado Scenic Byway known as the “Highway of Legends”. The grade on this beast exceeds 10%. Have no fear, the steepest section lasts only one mile and the grade lessens toward the top. Then you’ll enjoy the 17-mile descent into La Veta, where a BBQ dinner and massage tables await you.
You’ll start in La Veta at 7,013 ft elevation, climb to the top of Cucharas Pass (9,945 ft), descend to 8,400 ft then climb to the second feed station at North Lake (8,600 ft). The route descends to the beautiful town of Stonewall and on to the lunch stop in Segundo, where the route reverses and returns, climbing along Highway 12. You’ll encounter the back side of Cucharas Pass, which some have called the “Soul Crusher” at 83 miles into the 102-mile ride.
Meals and other event details
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Our Friday registration and meal will again be held at the La Veta United Methodist Church. Alys is again catering, and her meals are always wonderful. Desserts will be provided by the United Methodist Women and other community members.
On the day of the ride our aid stations will be stocked with our usual goodies, healthy ride food, Skratch drink, water, and Pickle Juice. Our post-ride meal will be catered by Sid’s High Country Barbeque and held at the Ryus Avenue Bakery, across the street from the Town Park. Beer will be available inside. We hope to honor our slogan of: Scenic, Challenging, Delicious. See you there!
Friday night packet pickup and pre-ride meal
La Veta United Methodist Church, 416 S Main St.
Friday night packet pickup: 4-9 pm
Friday night dinner: 5-8 pm
Saturday ride and post-ride meal
We suggest you wait at least until 6:30 am Saturday to begin the ride.
Saturday post-ride meal: 12 noon-7 pm
Ryus Ave Bakery, 129 W Ryus, across the street from the Town Park.
Registration is just $75 until July 20th, then increases to $85. Register today for this challenging 102-mile ride, from La Veta to Segundo and back along scenic Colorado Highway 12, with great views, friendly volunters, and excellent food!
Registration includes: 7 SAG stations (including lavish lunch), mechanical assistance, t-shirt, and post-ride meal. To be sure you get a Friday night dinner, register by July 20. We will offer some additional dinner tickets for $20.00, first come first served, but we cannot guarantee dinner for late or onsite registrations.