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Stonewall Century Ride

Challenging – Scenic – Delicious!

Join us in La Veta, Colorado for the 15th 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.

After many requests from riders, we will be selling Stonewall cycling jerseys this year! They are amazing. You can check out our Facebook page: Spanish Peaks Cycling to check out the jerseys.

Meals and other event details:

Our Friday registration and meal will again be held at the La Veta Inn. This year we will have access to the whole building, including the outdoor patio. The meal will be delicious: meat lasagna, vegetable lasagna, pasta and meatballs, roasted potatoes, green beans, grilled chicken in marinara (gluten-free), Coke products, water, and tea. 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 also be at the La Veta Inn. The riders will have access to the whole restaurant, including the patio. We will offer one free beer to each rider as we did last year. We are unable to offer beer at the town park because the town board will not allow it. The post-ride meal will consist of:  hamburgers/cheeseburgers, pulled pork, veggie wraps, coleslaw, baked beans, a gluten-free choice that has not been determined yet, assorted cookies made by the Inn’s pastry chef, Coke products, water, and tea. We hope to honor our slogan of: Challenging, Scenic, Delicious. See you there!\

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Event Details

When:

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time:

06:30am - 06:00pm

Location

La Veta, CO
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