23 October 2011

2012 Bicycle Tour of Colorado Route

Route and dates announced for the 2012 Bicycle Tour of Colorado
June 17-23, 2012
The route of the annual week-long event ride for amateur cyclists was announced today.  In 2012, 6 days of riding, with one rest day, will take cyclists over 462 miles in a large loop through northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. 

Bicycle Tour of Colorado map 2012
This is the first time in the 16 year history of the event that Bicycle Tour of Colorado (known as BTC) will journey into Wyoming.
2012 BTC date, route, miles and profile:
June 17 Sunday DAY 1 Fort Collins 5,003' to Laramie, WY 7,165', 67 miles, (profile)
June 18 Monday DAY 2 Laramie to Saratoga, WY 6,792', 81 miles, (profile).
June 19 Tuesday DAY 3 Saratoga to Craig, CO 6,186', 111 miles, (profile). 
June 20 Wednesday DAY 4 Craig to Steamboat Springs 6,728', 44 miles, (profile).
June 21 Thursday DAY 5 Rest Day in Steamboat Springs
June 22 Friday DAY 6 Steamboat Springs to Walden 8,153', 60 miles, (profile).
June 23 Saturday DAY 7 Walden to Fort Collins 5003', 99 miles, (profile)
Registration information. The cost to register for the week-long event is $380 (this month - the rate increases $5 every month, and is usually available up to a month before the event dates June 17-23, 2012). Visit the official Bicycle Tour of Colorado website for more information on camping or hotels.

*Note: this is not the professional race USA PRO Cycling Challenge to be held August 20-26, 2012 in Colorado.