COPPER TRIANGLE ALPINE CYCLING CLASSIC
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Copper Mountain Resort
3 Mountain Passes
6,500 ft of Climbing
A Colorado Classic
Based at Copper Mountain in the heart of the Rockies, the famous Copper Triangle is a Colorado classic. This road sportive is graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three climbs over 10,000 feet, each with a timed segment. We start high in the Rocky Mountains and only go up from there.
Every year thousands of riders flock to Copper Mountain for the annual Copper Triangle Alpine Cycle Classic. Don’t miss it!
The course is a spectacular 79-mile loop that crests three Colorado mountain passes – Fremont Pass (elevation 11,318’), Tennessee Pass (elevation 10,424’) and Vail Pass (elevation 10,666’). The route incorporates three ski areas, is littered with historic mining outposts and includes Camp Hale, the training ground for the famous 10th Mountain Division. The total elevation gain for the course is 6,500 feet.
Ride Start Time
Please plan to start your ride between 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. All riders MUST be on the road by 8 a.m. We encourage riders to begin early to avoid Colorado’s traditional afternoon mountain thunderstorms and highway traffic.
Colorado State Patrol does not permit anyone to start before these posted times, however, if you find yourself riding before first light you must have both a front and backlight on your bike.
Vail Pass SAGS
If you are unable to make it over Vail Pass, our sag Vehicles can take you to the top of Vail Pass or Copper Mountain. In order to pick up the sag, please stop at the parking lot at the East Vail exit, before the aid station on the base of Vail Pass.
Sag wagons will be available to assist riders who are experiencing mechanical trouble or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared to handle your own flats and minor repairs.
For the safety of all riders, private sag vehicles are NOT permitted on the course.
The Copper Triangle is one of the most important fundraising events that benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s. Since 2006, registration fees and fundraising efforts tied to the Copper Triangle have resulted in more than $1.5 million for the Davis Phinney Foundation. You can further support the cause by donating or joining Team DPF. Thanks in advance for your contribution in helping people who live with Parkinson’s live well today.
The Davis Phinney Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. While it’s critical to find a cure, the Foundation feels strongly that people living with Parkinson’s need information, inspiration and tools that motivate them to take action to improve their quality of life right now. They fund innovative early phase research to discover therapies and enable people with Parkinson’s to thrive. They build healthy communities and connections across the country and around the world. They believe in the power of positive change, grounded in science. Learn more about their important work at www.dpf.org.
“It’s a terrific ride over a terrific course for a terrific cause, put on by terrific people…Need any more reasons to do it next year?
“Fifth time – what a blast. This is absolutely the best ride in Colorado!”