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An expedition to raise awareness of the role outdoor activities have in our personal and spiritual growth. This weekend, Crested Butte will play host to an estimated 2,000 cyclists for the 34th Annual Ride The Rockies (RTR) Colorado Bicycle Tour. Check out this limited edition Nelson Vails “Ride The Rockies” event jersey! If you live in the Rocky Mountain states or simply want to come out and ride on.

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Ride The Rockies is an annual bicycle tour that takes 2000 cyclists on a 6-7 day ride on paved roads through Colorado's Rocky Mountains each June. The route is different each year, but always climbs a few challenging mountain passes and showcases Colorado's spectacular scenery. Daily rides can be as short as 35 miles or as long as 100 miles, but generally average 60-65 miles.

The Ride The Rockies registration fee includes camping space, restrooms and showers, transportation of one bag during the tour, shuttle transportation and entertainment in host towns, aid stations, bike repair vans, sag vehicles and medical support on the route, a Ride The Rockies cycling jersey, a water bottle and a tour map book.

Ride The Rockies registration is limited to 2000 riders. Since many more often apply, participants are chosen on a lottery basis. Registration opens in early February, and riders are chosen in late February.


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06-14-2020Ride The Rockies - An annual bicycle tour that takes 2000 cyclists on a 6-7 day ride on paved roads through Colorado's Rocky Mountains each June.

Источник: http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/RideTheRockies.html

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Ride the Rockies Coming to Mancos on Monday, June 14

The Colorado bicycle tour, established 1986 by the Denver Post, brings approximately 2,000 riders from around the country to participate in the six day, cross-state tour.

Ride The Rockies chooses different routes every year, and this year, riders will have a pit stop at Boyle Park in Mancos. Click HERE for this year’s route.

The cyclists will be in Boyle Park from about 8am – 3pm, with the bulk of riders coming through about 10:30am – 1:30pm. They will be traveling off of 160 to the 160 business route and then through downtown Mancos and back on to 160 towards Cortez.

Local businesses* and local nonprofits are welcome to come set up a table at Boyle Park and sell their wares such as food, art, etc. Lemonade stand fundraisers are a great hit. The Town asks that businesses/ nonprofits do not drive on the grass. Space is limited. Please contact [email protected] or call (970) 533-7725 ext. 313 for approval.

*Participating businesses must hold a Town of Mancos business license.

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Источник: https://www.mancoscolorado.com/ride-the-rockies-coming-to-mancos-on-monday-june-14/

Ride the Rockies, Colorado's most prominent cycling tour, announces its route for the 2018 Event

 

 

 

 

DENVER, FEBRUARY 4 – The Denver Post Ride The Rockies (RTR) Bicycle Tour presented by Flexential , (formerly Peak10 + ViaWest) announced its 2018 tour route to an excited crowd gathered for the annual RTR Route Announcement Party held at the Cable Center on Saturday, February 3. The 2018 ride will be a loop, beginning and ending in the Front Range accessible mountain town of Breckenridge. The tour will span over six days beginning with the RTR Bike Expo on Saturday, June 9 and ending with finish line festivities on Friday, June 15.

The 2018 Ride The Rockies Tour will showcase the communities of Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake and Winter Park. Cyclists will ‘Ride The Loop’ by beginning their epic ride in Breckenridge and returning to the historic mining town to cross the finish line and celebrate. Each town in the 2018 tour offers spectacular hospitality and the quintessential charm of Colorado’s mountain culture.

“Ride The Rockies provides the best opportunity for cycling enthusiasts from all over the world to experience what Colorado is known for – its stunning Rocky Mountains,” said Jason Carolan, chief cloud officer of Flexential. “For the fifth consecutive year, we are proud to put our name behind this iconic event for Colorado that continues to innovate and draw more cyclists to participate. The opportunity to explore our unique towns and passes for an even better cause is reason in-of-itself to not only participate in the bike tour but support it.”

Tour highlights include Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass, State Bridge, Rabbit Ears Pass and Ute Pass. The tour will cover 418  miles and ascend 25,935 vertical feet in elevation as RTR riders experience endurance days as well as days of lower mileage. For the first time, on June 12, RTR will open up the ride to outside participants for “Ride The Rockies’ Steamboat Springs 1-Day Loop.” The loop-day ride, open to riders and locals alike, will be 48 miles and end with an unforgettable party in Steamboat.

“Our hope is that by creating a loop tour close to the I-70 corridor, it will be more accessible to riders on and off the bike.” said RTR’s new Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan, a seasoned cycling professional whose recent bike events include Colorado Classic/Velorama, Denver Century Ride and Mavic Haute Route Rockies. “We believe this route will entice our veteran cyclists, as well as draw in new folks.”

Ride The Rockies, the biggest fundraiser for The Denver Post Community Foundation , has opened up their registration for applicants to sign up on a first come, first served basis, moving away from the former lottery process. Registration prices are tiered, allowing the first 500 applicants to register at the lowest Tier 1 price level. The 33 rd annual RTR tour will admit 2,000 cyclists who will join us from around the state, across the US and even overseas.

Cyclists will have the opportunity to either camp or stay at hotels in the different host communities that RTR visits along the route. At the heart of RTR is a group of people who make the tour possible and consider Ride The Rockies to be like family. These loyal volunteers have been involved with the RTR tour since its inception and continue to pour their time, energy and passion into making the tour a classic Colorado event.

Prior to the tour, the Ride The Rockies VIP Prologue Experience will take place Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10 near the start line of RTR in Breckenridge. Prologue participants will ride, wine and dine with cycling celebrities in Breckenridge, a town historically referred to as “Colorado’s Kingdom.” Prologue riders will join an elite group of celebrity cyclists, including cycling legends Mara Abbott and Chris Anthony, for a ride up and over Hoosier Pass, ending in Fairplay, where the VIP group will enjoy an elegant lunch and wine tasting in the middle of South Park City, a restored mining town. The dining experience will continue after guests enjoy afternoon massages with a western dinner served at the famous Country Boy Mine.

Ride The Rockies is made possible by these sponsors: Flexential (formerly Peak10 + ViaWest), Suncor , King Soopers , and Odell Brewing Co .

To learn more about Ride the Rockies, please visit the organization online at www.ridetherockies.com .

To learn more about Ride the Rockies’ premier sponsor, Flexential, please visit them online at www.flexential.com .

About Ride The Rockies

The annual cycling tour was established in 1986 to benefit Colorado’s communities through The Denver Post Community Foundation (DPCF). RTR gives cyclists a diverse mix of scenic byways, country roads, state highways and bicycle trails as they explore Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Local businesses in each host community benefit from an estimated $250,000 in economic impact each day of the tour. Increasing this impact, The DPCF will award a $5,000 grant to a nonprofit organization in each host town. Since 2001, Ride The Rockies has presented 115 grants, totaling more than $620,000, to nonprofit agencies in host communities. These organizations focus on youth education, cycling safety and increased access for low-income participants. For more information about the tour, visit www.ridetherockies.com .

About Flexential

Flexential helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Utilizing its people, values and reliable performance, Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its 4,200+ customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as cloud and managed solutions. Flexential’s robust suite of assets span 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 41 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. For more information on Flexential, please visit www.flexential.com .

About Denver Post Community Foundation

The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is an event of The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community by raising and distributing funds to metro-area and Colorado nonprofit agencies serving the areas of arts, youth, education, and human services. To learn more about The Denver Post Community Foundation, visit www.denverpostcommunity.com .

Источник: https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/2018/02/ride-rockies-colorados-prominent-cycling-tour-announces-route-2018-event/

Ride The Rockies, by Eric Kenney, Ek Endurance Coaching

EK Endurance Coaching Plans:
Big event ahead, Big goals, Little time. Streamline your training with better, more effective workouts and periodization for a low cost.
For the intermediate rider looking to make the most out of there muti-day ride through the rocky Mt's. this plan will work well for the single day Death Ride, or other killer multi day rides.

Endurance Coaching Plans:
This program is designed for someone who has reasonable general fitness and has ridden their bike at least twice a week for the past month. Those under taking a tour ride like the triple bypass, ride the rockies, courage classic or other ultra distance ride and using this plan should be able to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week and up to 10 to train.

Managing your plan:
Don't worry about the volume! we use a flexible volume method to better fit your sch and fitness level.
This plan comes with doc's on managing your plan, descriptions of zones, core strength routines and more.

Contact Me at [email protected] for customized plans or consultations

Источник: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/training-plans/cycling/road-cycling/tp-6918/ride-the-rockies-by-eric-kenney-ek-endurance-coaching

Here’s What’s New at the 2019 Ride the Rockies Tour

Adventure

Happening throughout central Colorado this week, the 34th annual Ride the Rockies tour is focusing on giving back to the communities that host the race.

By Mary Murphy

For more than three decades, the Ride the Rockies cycling tour has been a storied tradition in Colorado, bringing thousands of cyclists and spectators from around the world to the Centennial State for eight grueling days of cycling. The roughly 2,500 riders on course, as well as their families and supporters along the way, bring annual economic stability to the host communities in the form of community grants to local nonprofits and by buoying the hospitality services in places where the tour stops—including Crested Butte, Gunnison, Buena Vista, Snowmass, Carbondale, and Hotchkiss. 

This year, the tour is broadening its charitable impact through its new Two Wheels for Change campaign. Created by the Denver Post Community Foundation, this effort gives riders an opportunity to support charitable organizations that work to make cycling accessible.

The campaign benefits five nonprofit organizations, four of which are local to Colorado. Crested Butte’s Adaptive Sports Center is a therapeutic recreation program that provides individuals with disabilities with access to adaptive outdoors activities. Denver-based Bicycle Colorado is an advocacy group that works to increase safe biking across the state. Wish for Wheels, also based in Denver, provides free bikes and helmets to kids in low-income communities. Louisville’s Davis Phinney Foundation was created by the Tour de France winner to promote and fund research to improve the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s Disease. And World Bicycle Relief, based in Chicago, provides bicycles and skills to those in need in countries throughout Africa, South America, and Pacific Asia.

Race organizers gave registered teams at Ride the Rockies crowdfunding pages through which they can collect donations during the tour. The campaign is designed to provide cycling stewardship to those in need and connect members of cycling communities across Colorado and the world, organizers say. 

In addition to the new philanthropic push, this year also marks the addition of electric-assisted bikes that organizers of Ride the Rockies hope will welcome more novice riders—and seasoned cyclists who might have been stymied by an injury. 

“It’s a great compromise, and it’s really extended my cycling abilities,” says rider Doug Campbell, who, due to a chest injury, is unable to ride the full mileage of the tour and some portions of the harder climbs without some assistance. These new, partially powered e-bikes are available for any riders, according to Laura Driscoll, media relations director for Ride the Rockies. “It’s a great way for beginners who have no touring experience to get their feet wet and be part of the community,” she says.

This year’s adventurous ride is all about getting bike enthusiasts outside and enjoying Colorado. Whether you’re a long-time cyclist or a first-timer to the world of bike touring, Ride the Rockies is just simple, inclusive, pedal-powered fun.

If you go: Ride the Rockies takes place June 9–15. The 434-mile loop starts and ends in Crested Butte. 5280 is a sponsor of the 2019 Ride the Rockies. 

Источник: https://www.5280.com/2019/06/heres-whats-new-at-the-2019-ride-the-rockies-tour/

Ride the Rockies, the popular Colorado cycling event, acquired by USA TODAY/Gannett Ventures


One of Colorado's popular annual cycling events has a new home.

The race isn't going anywhere, but it will be under new administration, starting with Ride the Rockies' 37th annual edition Jun 11-17, 2022.

Ventures Endurance Events, a subsidiary of Gannett’s USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, has acquired the Ride the Rockies Bicycle Tour from The Denver Post Community Foundation.

The Denver Post or its community foundation has put on the event since 1986, annually drawing more than 2,000 cyclists from all 50 states and nations across the world.

Ventures Endurance will be responsible for operations of the tour, which has historically been held in June across the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The route is different every year, traversing the state's vast array of mountain towns and spanning the Front Range to the Western Slope.

Participants ride for 60 to 80 miles daily for six days, and the route often drives visitors and tourism to some of Colorado's most beautiful destinations. The 2021 route was largely in the state's southwestern corner, including Cortez, Durango, Ridgway, Ouray, Norwood and more.

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Ventures Endurance Events 

organizes Iowa’s popular and long-standing Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) event, the largest multi-day bicycle ride in the world, in addition to the Great Iowa Fall Ride and Tour of Battenkill in New York. 

“Ride the Rockies has a strong tradition as one of the country’s premier cycling events,” said Brad Scudder, senior vice president of development, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. “We look forward to building on the legacy of this great event while continuing to support its host communities.”

The 2022 event director will be Dieter Drake, Ventures Endurance Events' ride director for RAGBRAI and other cycling events under the VEE umbrella. Drake is also a Colorado native.

Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO, Denver Post Community Foundation, said, "We have had the honor of producing this great event for over 35 years and are now looking forward to its new chapter under the accomplished leadership and expertise of the Venture Endurance Events team."

Chris Abshire is the sports and stats content coach at the Coloradoan. Contact him at [email protected] Support his work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today.

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Источник: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/cycling/2021/11/11/ride-rockies-colorado-cycling-event-acquired-gannett-ventures-endurance-events/6378331001/

Ride the Rockies Returns

Are you a fan of cycling? If so, now is the time to start training for the 35th edition of the popular Ride the Rockies bicycle tour. The event is returning to the southwest Colorado area for the ride the rockies time since 2017 and will see riders travel from Durango through several towns, including our own Ouray. The entire ride takes place over six days and encompasses nearly 420 miles.

Those willing to brave the Ride the Rockies tour will climb more than 28,000 feet of elevation. This year’s ride is aimed at ride the rockies some of Colorado’s rural areas as they travel on pavement and the occasional packed dirt roads. It should also be a much smoother experience after snow caused last year’s event to experience logistical challenges.

Should six days and 400+ miles seem a little daunting, the routes will include smaller loops that begin and end in the same city, potentially making it easier for novice riders to enjoy the trip.

Ride the Rockies began in the late 1980s. It draws thousands of participants each year spanning a broad age range and many different countries beyond the United States. The money raised goes to The Denver Post Community Foundation, which then donates the funds to various Colorado-based nonprofits.

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And They’re Off! Ride The Rockies Underway In Southwestern Colorado

(CBS4) – Nearly 2,000 cyclists are putting the pedal to the pavement during this year’s Ride The Rockies Cycling Tour. Organizers are celebrating 35 years of the Colorado tradition after the coronavirus pandemic pumped the brakes on the event last year.

(credit: Ride the Rockies)

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The tour started on Sunday with the Durango Loop which included 73 miles and an approximate elevation gain of 3,600 feet.

On Monday, cyclists moved on to Cortez for 69 miles and another 3,600 feet in elevation.

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Day 1 of the 2021 Ride The Rockies (credit: Ride the Rockies)

The tour lasts six days and covers 418 miles and 28,484 feet of climbing. Along the way, cyclists can take in views of the Animas River, Southern Ute Tribal Land and the Uncompahgre Plateau.

Day 6 will take cyclists from Ridgway to Durango over multiple passes including Red Mountain Pass.

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Ride The Rockies is a non-competitive event that’s open to ride the rockies of all ages. Participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace. All registrations are on a first come, first serve basis, until the ride is sold out.

Источник: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/06/14/ride-rockies-durango-colorado/

Ride The Rockies, by Eric Kenney, Ek Endurance Coaching

EK Endurance Coaching Plans:
Big event ahead, Big goals, Little time. Streamline your training with better, more effective workouts and periodization for a low cost.
For the intermediate rider looking to make the most out of there muti-day ride through the rocky Mt's. this plan will work well for the single day Death Ride, or other killer multi day rides.

Endurance Coaching Plans:
This program is designed for someone who has reasonable general fitness and has ridden their bike at least twice a week for the ride the rockies month. Those under taking a tour ride like the triple bypass, ride the rockies, courage classic or other ultra distance ride and using this plan should be able to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week and up to 10 to train.

Managing your plan:
Don't worry about the volume! we use a flexible volume method to better fit your sch and fitness level.
This plan comes with doc's on managing your plan, descriptions of zones, core strength routines and more.

Contact Me at [email protected] for customized plans or consultations

Источник: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/training-plans/cycling/road-cycling/tp-6918/ride-the-rockies-by-eric-kenney-ek-endurance-coaching

The annual Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour sponsored by Flexential today announced it is finally getting to celebrate its 35th year June 13th – 18th as the beloved Colorado institution, and one of ride the rockies Denver Post Community Foundation’s signature events. The 35th anniversary tour was postponed in 2020 due to event restrictions from COVID.

Over the last 6 months spearheaded by Deirdre Moynihan, Tour Director for Ride The Rockies, a group of seven Colorado based bike tours, all with events over 1500 participants, organized a COVID mitigation task force to review each and every aspect of bike tours and make recommendations for best operating procedures.

“In 2020, the sport of cycling flourished, as one of the activities people could safely do on their own during the pandemic. On the other hand, bike tours were hindered by the necessary restrictions and mandates with only a few small bike tours able to occur. As we approach the 2021 season, there is renewed hope that the bike tours can move forward with appropriate risk mitigation,” commented Ride The Rockies Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.

Ride the Rockies is closely monitoring the Colorado state COVID mandates and has made sure to stay within all guidelines.

This year’s ride the rockies features the stunning roads of southwest Colorado, with the start and finish situated in Durango, one of the Centennial State’s most popular outdoor recreation and tourism destinations.

See the route at  RTR21 Complete Tour Map vPRINT

And for the third 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, food bank groton ct 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. This year’s route also includes a few forays off pavement and onto packed dirt roads, which means less time on busier roads and a little extra adventure. Add it all up and this will truly be the bike ride of a lifetime.

“Access to trails, good weather and a bike friendly community are just a few reasons why Durango has more cycling national champions, world champions and Olympians per capita than anywhere else,” said Rachel Brown with Visit Durango. “We are excited to welcome back riders after a long year, to experience Durango’s world class cycling, hospitality and the stunning San Juan Mountains.”

Known for its beautiful vistas, RTR has added a new host community, Norwood, who will be host to Day 3 after cyclists have ridden 100 miles north from Cortez.

Also new this year will be two 1-day cycling options, Sunday, June 13th with a loop starting and ending in Durango and Thursday, June 17th, a loop starting and ending in Ridgway.

Some of the protocols in place for all event staff and participants include:

Wear a mask when not riding their bicycle

Maintain 6’ social distance

Must be healthy to participate. Participants will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result within 3 days of the start of the event.

Answer a health screening questionnaire no more than 48 hours prior to the event

Wash or sanitize hands frequently

No sharing of equipment

Follow all COVID protocols as laid out by Ride The Rockies

Provide a list of lodging for the event should contact tracing is needed

Sign ride the rockies Social Contract confirming that they understand the protocols and will follow them

A strict “one strike you’re out” policy must be in effect and enforced. Any person that does not follow the COVID protocols puts others at risk as well as the event and will be asked to leave.

“For 35 years, Ride The Rockies has showcased some of the best places to visit, quaint back road towns, beautiful mountains passes and iconic landscapes. This year is no different. More than any other year, we are anxious to be back together and excited to support the towns hit hard by COVID. We are thrilled to welcome Norwood as a new host community and take riders to a new place we haven’t experienced as a tour,” said Ride the Rockies Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.

Serendipity Catering will be providing the breakfast and dinner for riders for the entire week. Sack lunches available for riders to order as well.

Jason Sumner, cyclist and author who helped design the course, said, “I’m truly excited to get back on the bike and be around fellow cyclists. This year’s route has a little bit of everything, high mountain climbs, quiet country roads, amazing scenery, and some great host communities. Wix app customer service definitely going to be a ride to remember.”

Ride The Rockies is a non-competitive event that’s open to cyclists of all ages. Participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace. All registrations are on a first come, first serve basis, until the ride is sold out. Proceeds from the event benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation and all the funds raised are returned directly to Colorado nonprofits. Registration is open and a list of everything that the tour fee includes can be found on the website at https://www.ridetherockies.com/registration/.

Источник: https://www.eptrail.com/2021/04/01/ride-the-rockies-is-set-to-celebrate-35-years-after-2020-postponement/

Here’s What’s New at the 2019 Ride the Rockies Tour

Adventure

Happening throughout central Colorado this week, the 34th annual Ride the Rockies tour is focusing on giving back to the communities that host the race.

By Mary Murphy

For more than three decades, the Ride the Rockies cycling tour has been a storied tradition in Colorado, bringing thousands of cyclists and spectators from around the world to the Centennial State for eight grueling days of cycling. The roughly 2,500 riders on course, as well as their families and supporters along the way, bring annual economic stability to the host communities in the form of community grants to local nonprofits and by buoying the hospitality services in places where the tour stops—including Crested Butte, Gunnison, Buena Vista, Snowmass, Carbondale, and Hotchkiss. 

This year, the tour is broadening its charitable impact through its new Two Wheels for Change campaign. Ride the rockies by the Denver Post Community Foundation, this effort gives riders an opportunity to support charitable organizations that work to make cycling accessible.

The campaign benefits five nonprofit organizations, four of which are local to Colorado. Crested Butte’s Adaptive Sports Center is a therapeutic recreation program that provides individuals with disabilities with access to dartanyan edmonds alive outdoors activities. Denver-based Bicycle Colorado is an advocacy group that works to increase safe biking across the state. Wish for Wheels, also based in Denver, provides free bikes and helmets to kids in low-income communities. Louisville’s Davis Phinney Foundation was created by the Tour de France winner to promote and fund research to improve the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s Disease. And World Bicycle Relief, based in Chicago, provides bicycles and skills to those in need in countries throughout Africa, South America, and Pacific Asia.

Race organizers gave registered teams at Ride the Rockies crowdfunding pages through which they can collect donations during the tour. The campaign is designed to provide cycling stewardship to those in need and connect members of cycling communities across Colorado and the world, organizers say. 

In addition to the new philanthropic push, this year also marks the addition of electric-assisted bikes that organizers of Ride the Rockies hope will welcome more novice riders—and seasoned cyclists who might have been stymied by an injury. 

“It’s a great compromise, and it’s really extended my cycling abilities,” says rider Doug Campbell, who, due to a chest injury, is unable to ride the full mileage of the tour and some portions of the harder climbs without some assistance. These new, partially powered e-bikes are available for any riders, according to Laura Driscoll, media relations director for Ride the Rockies. “It’s a great way for beginners who have no touring experience to get their feet wet and be part of the community,” she says.

This year’s adventurous ride is all about getting bike enthusiasts outside and enjoying Colorado. Whether you’re a long-time cyclist or a first-timer to the world of bike touring, Ride the Rockies is just simple, inclusive, pedal-powered fun.

If you go: Ride the Rockies takes place June 9–15. The 434-mile loop starts and ends in Crested Butte. ride the rockies a sponsor of the 2019 Ride the Rockies. 

Источник: https://www.5280.com/2019/06/heres-whats-new-at-the-2019-ride-the-rockies-tour/
suntrust small business app the Rockies, the popular Colorado cycling event, acquired by USA TODAY/Gannett Ventures


One of Colorado's popular annual cycling events has a new home.

The race isn't going anywhere, but it will be under new administration, starting with Ride the Rockies' 37th annual edition Jun 11-17, 2022.

Ventures Endurance Events, a subsidiary of Gannett’s USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, has acquired the Ride the Rockies Bicycle Tour from The Denver Post Community Foundation.

The Denver Post or its community foundation has put on the event since 1986, annually drawing more than 2,000 cyclists from all 50 states and nations across the world.

Ventures Endurance will be responsible for operations of the tour, which has historically been held in June across the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The route is different every year, traversing the state's vast array of mountain towns and spanning the Front Range to the Western Slope.

Participants ride for 60 to 80 miles daily for six days, and the route often drives ride the rockies and tourism to some of Colorado's most beautiful destinations. The 2021 route was largely in the state's southwestern corner, including Cortez, Durango, Ridgway, Ouray, Norwood and more.

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Ventures Endurance Events 

organizes Iowa’s popular and long-standing Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) event, the largest multi-day bicycle ride in the world, in addition to the Great Iowa Fall Ride and Tour of Battenkill in New York. 

“Ride the Rockies has a strong tradition as one of the country’s premier cycling events,” said Brad Scudder, senior vice president of development, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. “We look forward to building on the legacy of this great event while continuing to support its host communities.”

The 2022 event director will be Dieter Drake, Ventures Endurance Events' ride director for RAGBRAI and other cycling events under the VEE umbrella. Drake is also a Colorado native.

Tracy Ulmer, president and CEO, Denver Post Community Foundation, said, "We have had the honor of producing this great event for over 35 years and are now looking forward to its new chapter under the accomplished leadership and expertise of the Venture Endurance Events team."

Chris Abshire is the sports and stats content coach at the Coloradoan. Contact him at [email protected] Support his work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital americas best wings baltimore today.

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Ride the Rockies Coming to Mancos on Monday, June 14

The Colorado bicycle tour, established 1986 by the Denver Post, brings approximately 2,000 riders from around the country to participate in the six day, cross-state tour.

Ride The Rockies chooses different routes every year, and this year, riders will have a pit stop at Boyle Park in Mancos. Click HERE for this year’s route.

The cyclists will be in Boyle Park from about 8am – 3pm, with the bulk of riders coming through about 10:30am – 1:30pm. They will be traveling off of 160 to the 160 business route and then through downtown Mancos and back on to 160 towards Cortez.

Local businesses* and local nonprofits are welcome to come set up a table at Boyle Park san jose tacos and tequila florence sc sell their wares such as food, art, etc. Lemonade stand fundraisers are a great hit. The Town asks that businesses/ nonprofits do not drive on the grass. Space is limited. Please contact [email protected] or call (970) 533-7725 ext. 313 for approval.

*Participating businesses must hold a Town of Mancos business license.

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