The Pedal 50 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends in Monument, CO. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road (you’ll be rattled and risk multiple flats with a road bike!). Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. It’s your chance to ride something different in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains!
(Please give up to 2 days to see your name on the roster below)
We didn’t want to make this just another ride, so we went in search of a win-win-win situation. We found the answer we were looking for – the free ride, backed by Pedal of Littleton, with a raffle for a whole pile of great goods, with the proceeds going to two great organizations.
This year the Pedal 50 will benefit Kids on Bikes. We believe that they are great organizations with great people doing great things that can use the money very wisely.
Grand Raffle Prize – 2017 Salsa Cycles Timberjack! (Pedal of Littleton is then offering a discount on the build)
Pedal of Littleton will have $100’s worth of goods, including a full box of Salsa Cycles gear, pumps, Cannondale helmets, and more
Kids on Bikes – Various swag – adult and kids jerseys, water bottle, socks, a kids bicycling t-shirt, and a brand new Panaracer cross tire
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
8:00am – 10:25am – Check-in
10:45am – Preride meeting in front of Pike Peak Brewing
11:00am – Ride start
4:00 – 5:00pm – Raffle drawing for a full pile of goods, including a Salsa Cycles frame out in the patio area
5:00 – ? – Hang around Pike Peaks Brewing and enjoy the great beer!
Start/Finish: Pikes Peak Brewing Company
Parking: The parking lot at Pikes Peak will likely be nearly full early on. Please plan on parking at the Park and Ride on Woodmoor Drive on the west side of the intersection of Woodmoor Drive and Lake Woodmoor Drive. It’s 1 block from Pikes Peak Brewing.
Distance: 50 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,000+ feet
Estimated Time: 3-5.5 hours for most riders.
Print Cue Cards:
Riders will also be provided with course cues on ride day. There are NO course markings. You should be prepared and know the course.
Dial 911 for any emergencies. You need to be reliant on yourself and have a plan in place for anything that may happen to you. While there are many other riders out there, you should expect periods of time where you may not see others.
UCHealth Emergency Room (6.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 487-2060 – 13510 Meadowgrass Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Memorial Health (13.5 miles from Monument) – (719) 444-2273 – 4110 Briargate Pkwy #445, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
For non-emergencies: You can reach Andy Christman at (303) 335-5055
Chris Van Patten
Trent Hovenga and tandem partner
Ron Harman King