OVERVIEW OF ASPEN
Located along the Roaring Fork River in a remote area of the Sawatch and Elk Mountain Range, Aspen was founded as a mining camp during the “Colorado Silver Boom.” An internationally known ski resort and cultural center, Aspen boasts a number of historical landmarks, from the Hotel Jerome to the Wheeler Opera House.
Aspen is equally known for its exquisite food, incredible environment and big city features with small town charm. Although it’s most popular for its champagne powder, Aspen was recently recognized by the League of American Bicyclists in 2012 as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community. Aspen celebrates bicycling and bicycling culture in a variety of ways and affords some of Colorado’s best rides in Independence Pass, Maroon Bells, Ashcroft and the Rio Grande Trail.
ASPEN BIKE RESOURCES
This event is held at the Aspen Golf Course / Aspen Nordic Center on groomed trails, it is for FAT bikes only with 3.8 minimum width tires. Each lap is
This event is held at the Aspen Golf Course / Aspen Nordic Center on groomed trails, it is for FAT bikes only with 3.8 minimum width tires. Each lap is approximately 2.53K in length.
8 am Racer Check-in and Race day Registration in the lower lobby of the Aspen Nordic Center
9 am start Open Division, 50 minutes of Racing
-as many laps you can do in 50 min
10 am Start Rec Division 30 minutes of racing
-as many laps as you can do in 30 min
Prize money to the Top Finishers in the Open Division
-$150 First Place, $100 Second Place and $50 Third place
-(For men & women. Must have at least five women to compete to pay all 3 prizes. Otherwise, only first place female will receive the cash prize)
Race Reg includes Race T-shirt, Complimentary Food and a Beverage from Red Mountain Grill
Discounted rentals from the Aspen Nordic Center
RACE DAY INFORMATION:
Packet pick-up and race day registration will begin at 8 am at the lower level of the Aspen Golf Club House aka Aspen Cross Country Center.
Open Division Race starts at 9 am for 50 minutes of racing, please be at the starting line at 8:45 am.
Recreation Division Race starts at 10 am for 30 minutes of riding please be near the at the starting line at 9:50 am
Lunch begins at 10:15 am.
We anticipate awards at 10:45 – 11:00 am. After the race, demo a CIMA bike from UTE City Cycles.
Don’t want to race? Demo a fat bike from Ute City Cycles. Ute City Cycles is going to have CIMA FBG full carbon fat bikes to demo – super light. Stop by from 8:45 am – 11:15 am to demo this bike!! (demo bikes can’t be used for racing)
Need a bike to race with rent one from the Aspen Cross-Country Center – there is a discount for racers.
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
One of the great things about Colorado is that you can bicycle year-round. Now's your chance to take on the challenge of Winter Bike to Work Day! Dare yourself to
One of the great things about Colorado is that you can bicycle year-round. Now’s your chance to take on the challenge of Winter Bike to Work Day! Dare yourself to take on the cold temps and unpredictable weather that might come you way. Various Colorado and International communities have observed Winter Bike to Work Day for many years. Riders who pledge to ride have the option to participate in the International Gift Exchange.
All Day (Friday)
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
Denver Post Community Foundation[email protected] 5990 Washington St Denver CO 80216
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)
CHECK OUT HICKORY HOUSE RIBS FOR SOME
SERIOUS POST-RIDE BBQ’D PROTEIN
Birthplace of Olympic Gold Medalist and United States Bicycling Hall of Fame member Alexi Grewal, Aspen has a long and storied history of bike racing dating back to 1898 were an annual bike race from Basalt to Glenwood Springs lasted until 1914. This event was then followed by the Aspen Alpine Cup, a 200 mile race that locals fondly referred to as “a two day torcher on wheels.” From 1975 to 1980, Aspen hosted a three day stage race called the Red Zinger Classic. This event became wildly popular, quickly grew to a weeklong race and was renamed the Coors Classic. More recently, Aspen has played host to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a weeklong stage race that brings some of cycling’s most decorated athletes to its community via a trek over Independence Pass.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR FOR ASPEN
SUFFER SO THOSE AFFECTED BY PARKINSON'S DON'T HAVE TO. The ninth edition of Tour of Sufferlandria, the Greatest Grand Tour of a Mythical Nation in the World, is coming. Seven days of brutal stages
SUFFER SO THOSE AFFECTED BY PARKINSON’S DON’T HAVE TO.
The ninth edition of Tour of Sufferlandria, the Greatest Grand Tour of a Mythical Nation in the World, is coming. Seven days of brutal stages showcasing the harsh beauty of that tortured country on the shores of the Great Lactic Acid Sea, all to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and their programs to help those affected by Parkinson’s Disease.
HOW IT WORKS
You do the rides from the relative discomfort of your own home or in a group at one of our Officially Licensed Embassies.
1. Get The Sufferfest App and subscribe. You’ll need it to do the required stages. The cost is $12.99 USD/month or $99 USD/year and you can cancel at any time.
2. Don’t want to Suffer alone? Join The Tour at a Sufferlandrian Embassy near you. We have more than 160 cycling studios around the world licensed to play The Sufferfest videos and there is nothing quite like visiting Sufferlandria with a group.
3. REGISTER: for the Tour by making at least a $10 USD donation to the Davis Phinney Foundation (link coming soon). For every $10 USD you donate, you earn one chance in our killer prize pool (so if you donate, say, $100, you earn 10 chances in our prize pool). Even better: Start a fundraising page and ask your friends to donate to your cause. Each $10 you raise also earns you a chance to win.
4. Want to be a part of the community? Join the Tour of Sufferlandria Facebook Page. It’s the Official Race Village where challenges are made, tales of glory are shared, and prizes are lusted after. Not required, but totally worth it.
5. Ride the video(s) for each stage of the Tour on the day specified.
february 14 (Sunday) - 20 (Saturday)
Davis Phinney Foundation