City Buena Vista
Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are fun and easy, and they help get people outside and on bikes. There’s no cost to you or your participants (unless
Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are fun and easy, and they help get people outside and on bikes. There’s no cost to you or your participants (unless you want to charge a fee to participants to cover your costs). The initiatives help create community connections, promote destinations, and can boost local economies. You can participate in Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day through your own programming or you can partner with other groups.
There are two ways to be part of Bike Travel Weekend & Bike Your Park Day:
1. Plan and register a Bike Travel Weekend trip at BikeTravelWeekend.org and/or register a Bike Your Park Day ride at BikeYourParkDay.org. Registration, planning resources, and inspiration are available for free. Plus, registrants will receive stickers for their group and will be entered to win a bike and Amtrak tickets to Glacier National Park.
2. Promote Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day to your customers, visitors, and friends. Visit the “Promote” pages at BikeTravelWeekend.org and BikeYourParkDay.org for sharing resources and a downloadable Toolkit with resources to help you plan your rides or just encourage others to participate.
Adventure Cycling also has Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day sponsorship opportunities to help you promote your brand or destination. Please contact me at [email protected] or (406) 532-2743 if you are interested in sponsorship or if you have any questions about Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day. I would be happy to walk you through the planning and promotional resources and registration process. I can also send additional stickers and postcards for your audiences.
I hope to “see” you out on the roads and trails on June 5 – 7 for Bike Travel Weekend and September 29 for Bike Your Park Day. Enjoy your ride! Bike Travel Weekend, inspires thousands of people throughout the world to go on a one- or two-night bike trip to a campground, hotel or B&B on the same weekend. Registration, planning and promotional resources are free at BikeTravelWeekend.org.
4 (Friday) 7:00 am - 6 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Leaving BV, the GRAVEL GRINDER rides through the Colorado Midland Railway Tunnels past the historic town of Vicksburg to either the Sheep Gulch trailhead
If you don’t want to ride, there are plenty of ways to get involved, either before, during or after the event. Check out this list of volunteer jobs.
Rules of the Event
- You are required to obey all Colorado traffic laws and rules of the road.
- Please ride single file at all times. The Colorado State Patrol will be on the course to promote rider and motorist safety.
- This is a self-paced ride, not a race. You may go as fast or as slow as you like. We ask that you pace yourself in order to arrive in Buena Vista at a reasonable hour.
- BVBF SAG support will end at 3:00 p.m.for the parts of the course north and west of the Malta Aid Station, 4 pm for the parts of the course north of Granite and west of the intersection of CR 390 and US 24 (Gravel Grinder course), and 5 pm on the balance of the course.
- Please make sure both you and your bike are physically fit enough to complete the rides. SAG vehicles are on the courses Saturday for emergencies and assistance.
- ANSI and/or SNELL approved helmets are required for all registered riders.
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buena Vista, CO
Buena Vista Bike Fest Contact UsDoug Brady [email protected]
Unfortunately in June 2020 we were not able to celebrate the 35th Annual Ride The Rockies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was hard
Unfortunately in June 2020 we were not able to celebrate the 35th Annual Ride The Rockies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was hard but definitely the right choice and we hope everyone remains safe and well. We are looking forward to hosting more than 2000 riders from around the world to explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains by bicycle in 2021. It is a wonderful route and we know how much everyone was looking forward to it.
Registration for the 2021 Ride The Rockies is open so sign up now.
In 1986, 1,500 cyclists pedaled off on a 300-plus mile citizen’s tour that crossed three mountain passes and became an annual tradition called Ride The Rockies. The tour that Outside Magazine called a “celebration of fitness” now celebrates its 35th year as a beloved Colorado institution sponsored by the Denver Post Community Foundation. Ride The Rockies embraces not only cyclists but the towns, sponsors, volunteers and Colorado residents who enjoy following the annual multi-day event.
While the Tour route changes each year, the benefits and responsibilities of each host community remain the same. Benefits include publicity, positive economic impact, fundraising opportunities and a grant provided to an eligible non-profit agency in each host town by The Denver Post Community Foundation. Cyclists in 2019 spent an average of $250,000 in a 24-hour period in each town and many planned to return at a later date as tourists. Host communities provide alternative lodging, inexpensive community meals and entertainment.
Riders on past Ride The Rockies have represented all 50 states and 18 foreign countries. Ride The Rockies is a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace.
Proceeds from Ride The Rockies benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. All funds raised are returned directly to Colorado nonprofits.
june 13 (Sunday) - 18 (Friday)
Colorado Rocky Mountains
Denver Post Community Foundation[email protected] 5990 Washington St Denver CO 80216