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Tour de Steamboat

July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 am 7:00 pm

The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1,200 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northwest Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Yellow Jacket Pass, Stagecoach, Yampa and Oak Creek dot this incredible route. We host four different road ride routes—26, 46, 66 and 116 miles—and new this year, a 100 mile gravel route, something for riders of all ages and abilities. We are a non-competitive event, and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world! We offer superb aid stations, support, and end of the ride barbecue and craft beer garden. All proceeds from the Tour de Steamboat go directly to our beneficiary non-profits.

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Date:
July 20
Time:
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
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Website:
www.tourdesteamboat.com

Organizer

Tour de Steamboat
Email:
info@tourdesteamboat.com
Website:
www.tourdesteamboat.com

Little Toots Park

55 12th St.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 United States
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www.tourdesteamboat.com
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Ride The Cog – Hayden, CO

May 18, 2019 All day

The 2019 Hayden Cog Ride is impressive both in its physical presence and historical prominence. Although ‘gravel grinders’ are currently a big trend for cyclists, West Routt County, CO has been gravel grinding for over a century, thanks to early Hayden pioneers and cycling enthusiasts Ferry Carpenter and Ernest Walker. The Cog Ride takes advantage of the Cog’s impressive climb along with the network of gravel roads surrounding Hayden. Taking place on Saturday, May 18, the 2019 Cog Ride celebrates the sixth anniversary of this epic event, which has proven to be a colorful gathering of every level and age of bicycle enthusiast. From vintage models, single speeds, and tandems to fat bikes and high-end racing setups, and even to electric-assisted bicycles, you see it all at the Cog Ride, which benefits the Hayden Heritage Center Museum.

The ride has three options including a 31 mile scenic ‘Gravel Grinder’ that starts with a challenging ride on pavement up the Cog then circles west on gravel roads around Elkhead Reservoir; a 26 mile ‘Mud Route’, almost entirely on gravel and dirt, starts with a spectacular climb up the Middle Cog then heads along remote backcountry routes including the homestead of Ferry Carpenter; or the challenging 43 mile ‘Combined Ride’ which features the best of both routes. The Combined Route starts at 9:00am while the Gravel Grinder and Mud Routes begin at 9:30am. A short and very easy family ride at 11am lets the youngest riders participate both with bicycle decoration, and a fun obstacle course.

Early bird registration and t-shirt orders are available online through April 30th at HaydenHeritageCenter.org for $40, while registration beginning at 8am on the day of the event is $50 on-site at the Hayden Heritage Center. Registration includes the Ride the Cog After Party at the Hayden Granary catered by Embers Wood Fired Pizza; 2 beverage tickets and live music by 3Wire. Non riders are welcome to come join the fun, food and music at the Granary for $15. More information including ride details, maps, and mileage along with event sponsorship opportunities are on the Cog Ride’s website at HaydenHeritageCenter.org. Please also feel free to email the museum at haydenmuseum@zirkel.us, or call 970-276-4380.

Details

Date:
May 18
Cost:
$40 – $50
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Website:
https://www.haydenheritagecenter.org/fundraiser-event-hayden-cog-ride

Organizers

Hayden Heritage Center
Wild Goose Coffee

Distance

26 miles; 31 miles; 43miles

Hayden Heritage Center

300 West Pearl Street
Hayden, CO 81639 United States
+ Google Map
970-276-4380
https://www.haydenheritagecenter.org/fundraiser-event-hayden-cog-ride
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Pony Xpress Gravel 160

May 18, 2019 All day

Pony XPress Gravel 160

The Race

Come discover the challenge’s Pony Express riders faced in the 1860’s. These earliest American racers speed across remote, desolate regions of America. They had to combine speed, endurance, and mental toughness just to stay alive. While at their physical limits, they had to keep a clear mind, to navigate, to read the weather and to manage their food. If they got into trouble, they had only their own wits and fortitude. So come challenge your ability to think and plan under pressure. Success will require the ability to combine speed, endurance, clear thinking and sheer dogged determination.

The course is made up of gravel county roads that travel northwest Trinidad,Colorado. Each distance has only 10k of blacktop. Unlike Leadville Trail 100 or Rocky Mountain Endurance series,which are loops or out and back, each distance contains mostly new terrain.  Consisting  of rolling foothills, forests and open plains with stunning views of Fisher Peak. At no point do you ride or even cross a state highway. 70% of the course is in tree sheltered or canyon areas that are less susceptible to wind. So it’s unlikely you’ll face the winds of Dirty Kanza. Roads are open to public vehicle traffic as well as cattle (open range). Early portions of the course travel thru historic mining areas including the nationally recognized  Ludlow memorial. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 8,800 feet. Typical temps range from 50 degrees at start to 75 degrees mid day. Put away those heavy Dirty Kanza tires. These roads are fine gravel, so lighter tires can be run.  If you hate competing with cars and love riding quiet gravel roads, then this is your event. This course will not disappoint! All participants must have a GPS, as the course is unmarked . A Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships event.

Details

Date:
May 18
Cost:
$90.00 – $179.95
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Website:
www.PX160.org

Organizer

PX160/Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships
Phone:
877 743 3566
Email:
Saddles@Koobi.com
Website:
www.PX160.org

Distance

160 Kilometer & 70 Kilometer

Cokedale

Trinadad , CO 81082 United States + Google Map
877 743 3566
www.PX160.org
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The High Plains Gravel Grinder

The High Plains Gravel Grinder Come enjoy the challenging gravel roads around Elbert, Colorado featuring a variety of terrain from rollers to steep climbs. Test yourself on long stretches of gravel with views of Pikes Peak, beautiful local ranches, and pine forests. 70 and 55 mile options The High Plains Gravel Grinder website Inaugural Event to Raise Funds for Elbert Parks and Recreation Youth Sports!  
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Frost Bite Gravel Grinder

<Back to News Home | The Ride We recently received a note from the Colorado Springs Cycling Team about the first ever Frost Bite Gravel Grinder. 80 riders departed Pikes Peak Brewing in Monument, Colorado at 12pm on Saturday, December 20 under fair skies and relatively good temperatures and conditions for late December for 40 […]

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AntiEpic Gravel Grinder Pictures Posted

The AntiEpic Gravel Grinder was yesterday, April 5th in Monument, Colorado. For more information about the rides, check out the AntiEpic. 2014 AntiEpic Gravel Grinder Pictures   If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some pictures, check out the Riding Gravel Forum thread. Do you have news about an event, a race, […]

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AntiEpic 160 Final Course Map Posted

“The AntiEpic 160 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends at Pikes Peak Brewing in Monument, Colorado. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road. Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. Just realize that you are completely responsible for yourself. It’s early April, so […]

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AntiEpic Course Scouting

For those of you riding the AntiEpic 50 or AntiEpic 160, the roads are looking good. We (me, Joe, and Nord) checked out a lot of the AntiEpic 50 course today. The 20-degree temperature made for a little chilly start (in spring mode, so everything below about 35 seems cold these days – more mental […]

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