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
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 are unable to offer beer at the town park because the town board will not allow it.) The post-ride meal will. We hope to honor our slogan of: Scenic, Challenging, Delicious. See you there!
Registration will be opening soon!