City Colorado Springs
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
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
Anyone following cycling the last few years knows that riding bikes on gravel roads is having its moment. The mix of scenery, safety and challenge have all conspired to make
Anyone following cycling the last few years knows that riding bikes on gravel roads is having its moment. The mix of scenery, safety and challenge have all conspired to make the road less traveled more desirable. Get off the paved path and you’ll encounter fewer cars and more solitude and serenity. That’s the inspiration behind the first annual RTR Getaway Gold Rush Gravel Tour, a three-day self to semi-supported ride that circumnavigates Colorado’s famed Gold Belt region, an area rich in old west mining history and replete with stunning scenery — and amazing gravel roads.
Starting in Woodland Park, this testing route traces a 222.3-mile or 155.10 mile counterclockwise loop that passes through Cripple Creek, Cañon City, Victor, and Colorado Springs. There are two route options: a more relaxed, easy going option or a more challenging option both in distance and elevation. Pick what works for you. Notable highlights include Shelf Road, Red Rock Park, Temple Canyon, Phantom Canyon Road, Victor Pass, and Gold Camp Road. But most impressive of all is that the Gold Rush Gravel challenge route is 55% off-pavement (122.6 miles total) and features a leg-leg burning 21,747 feet of climbing. Remember there are more relaxed options on Day 1 and 3, which significantly reduce total mileage and climbing. It is a getaway – do what is most enjoyable for you!
Relaxed Gravel Route: 155.10 Miles/14,810′ Approximate Elevation Gain
Challenge Gravel Route: 222.3 Miles/21,747′ Approximate Elevation Gain
- Thursday, July 8, 2021 – Packet Pick-up: Woodland Park
- Friday, July 9, 2021 – Cañon City
- Saturday, July 10, 2021 – Colorado Springs
- Sunday, July 11, 2021 – Woodland Park
9 (Friday) 6:00 am - 11 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Mile for mile, the 719 Ride is one of the most challenging single-day cycling events in Colorado. The 719 Ride is a 100% self-supported, grassroots, group cycling ride organized and
Mile for mile, the 719 Ride is one of the most challenging single-day cycling events in Colorado.
The 719 Ride is a 100% self-supported, grassroots, group cycling ride organized and held in Colorado Springs, CO.
It’s an unsponsored, word-of-mouth, Festival of Never-Ending Ascending held on a loop course of neighborhood roads. It’s where repetition happens and beauty is found in a merry-go-round of uphilly-ness.
Five laps (71.9 miles and 9,190′ of elevation gain) is the signature ride, but you can ride as many laps as your brain can handle and your legs and lungs allow.
Without any on-course support or aid stations and ridden when the thermometer is typically in the low-to-mid 90s, the 719 Ride is as challenging as any single-day ride in Colorado. The course is relentless, unwavering and never defeated.
But the 719 Ride is a challenge that can be tailored to any fitness level.
Ride as many laps as your brain can handle and your legs allow. Your 719 Ride adventure won’t end until you choose to end it.
(Saturday) 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
Chipeta Elementary School
2340 Ramsgate Terrace Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719 Contact Team[email protected]
Join us for a fun day of trail running and mountain biking at Cheyenne Mountain State Park! Challenge yourself to race the entire course solo or as a two person
Join us for a fun day of trail running and mountain biking at Cheyenne Mountain State Park! Challenge yourself to race the entire course solo or as a two person relay, all while helping support Kids on Bikes!
11 Mile Course – 2M RUN, 6.5 MTN BIKE, 2M RUN (great for beginners!)
18 Mile Course – 3.2M RUN, 11.2 MTN BIKE, 3.2M RUN
(Sunday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Hts, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80926
The Pikes Peak APEX, presented by RockShox, is a unique 4-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain. The event features exhilarating, exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep
The Pikes Peak APEX, presented by RockShox, is a unique 4-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain.
The event features exhilarating, exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep trails, and the amazing alpine singletrack that is essential Pikes Peak. The terrain will be challenging, but not overly technical. This rigorous Rocky Mountain trail experience through the aspens in Colorado’s backcountry will draw not only professional riders, but also amateur cyclists looking for a bucket list endurance experience.
The Mission: To create a world-class event that drives economic impact to the area in order to improve the trails and open space in the Pikes Peak region for the lasting enjoyment of its residents and visitors.
The Vision: To make Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region an internationally recognized endurance sports destination.
The APEX is a non-profit endeavor that seeks to bring several organizations together in the Pikes Peak region.
23 (Thursday) 7:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Join thousands of others around the world on September 25, 2021 to explore your parks and public lands by bicycle. Ride any distance on roads or trails and make a day of
Join thousands of others around the world on September 25, 2021 to explore your parks and public lands by bicycle. Ride any distance on roads or trails and make a day of it: stop to enjoy a picnic, pause by a river to cool your toes, or take a break at a visitors center to learn something new. What better way to spend a fall day celebrating our public lands?
Registration is free. Everyone who registers will receive a Bike Your Park Day sticker in the mail, and will be entered to win a Co-Motion Cycles Divide bike or two Amtrak tickets to Glacier National Park.
Thank you to the 2020 participants for being part of the fourth annual Bike Your Park Day, with over 1,000 rides and more than 14,000 participants.
Share Your Bike Your Park Day Photos: Continue to share your photos with us or tag them on social media with #bikeyourpark. Check out Bike Your Park Day photos on the Bike Your Park Day Facebook page.
All Day (Saturday)