07 January 2017

Cycling Events and Bike Rides and Race in Colorado 2017

2017 Colorado Bike Ride, Bike Race and Cycling Event Calendar List

It is time to plan your bike rides and bike races for the 2017 cycling season in Colorado. Which bike ride, race or event will you participate in this year?

Every year, thousands of road cyclists, gravel riders, mountain bikers, fat bike lovers and cruisers use the Pedal Dancer® bicycling event list to plan their personal cycling season. This is a fine list of bike rides, cycling events, charity bike rides, century rides, bike races, hill climbs, and mountain bike events and races organized by hard-working enthusiasts who bring you cycling events across the state of Colorado; from free rides to charitable fundraisers, week-long bike tours, fat bike races, an ultimate haute route or the nation's toughest century.

There seems to be fewer cycling events this year, with an apparent drop in timed gran fondos but plenty more fat bike events, and of course, continuing growth in the popular Colorado sport of mountain biking. There remains a demand for out-of-staters to visit Colorado for some of our spectacular multi-day bike tours.

The Pedal Dancer Event Calendar List - now in it's sixth year - is the comprehensive free bike event calendar in Colorado listing cycling events and bike rides. Intended to inspire and help you plan and register for a bike event of your choice. Get ready to escape on your bike in search of that next great ride or cycling adventure.

"Life is about experiencing all the things you find interesting and fascinating. Just get out there and experience as much as you can. Participate in life." ~ Louie Zamperini


I have listed below separate groupings for fun Colorado cycling events, Colorado century rides, Colorado mountain bike rides, Colorado fat bike events, Colorado gravel rides, Hillclimbs, Colorado cruiser nights, Colorado multi-day tours, and major Professional Races in the Unites States for 2017.

Updated throughout the year, this calendar list of bike events in Colorado is listed in date order with known 2017 dates and links to the bike ride or event website. If you would like your bike event added to the calendar (for free), please contact me.

During my fifteen years as an avid cyclist I participated in many of these ride.  Especially enjoying the ones I traveled to; staying in new cities and riding on new roads. I preferred the events that I could not easily ride on my own without support like e-rock, Santa Fe Century or Ragbrai with its glorious pie. I have very fond memories of the Solvang Century, Triple Bypass, Moab Skinny Tire Festival and the Copper Triangle.

Nothing will get you out on a bike better than having an event to target.

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BIKE EVENTS

List of Colorado road cycling events, gran fondos, century rides, cruiser rides, fat bike races, randonneurs, extreme long distance bike events, hill climbs, mountain bike events, gravel rides, week-long bike tours, charity bike rides and so much more.

*Final dates will be added as published by the event organizers. This calendar will be updated throughout the year.

Cycling EVENT RIDES and bike TOURS in Colorado in 2017: Full list of all cycling events in Colorado (CO) with a few in nearby in Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, Arizona and California listed below.

January 1, 2017 - Resolution Ride, Creekside Bikes, Parker, 11:00am
January 7, 2017 - Summit Mountain Challenge Fat Bike Series, Breckenridge, Fat bike
January 8, 2017 - Dust2 Fat Bike Race, Pagosa Springs, Fat bike
January 8, 2017 - CRC Group Ride, Parker, 20/30/40mi
January 8, 2017 - Big Ring Fat Bike Race #1, plus "Smiles not Miles" casual ride, Conifer
January 11, 2017 - Full Moon Fat Bike Race, Steamboat Springs, Fat bike
January 14, 2017 - Lone Cone Fat Bike Challenge, Norwood, Fat bike
January 25-29, 2017 - Borealis Fat Bike World Championships, Crested Butte, 20mi, Fat Bike
February 4, 2017 - Eagle Vail Metro District Snow Bike, Vail Golf Course, Fat Bike/MTB ?
February 4, 2017 - Silverton White Out, Silverton, Fat bike endurance
February 4, 2017 - Summit Mountain Challenge Fat Bike Series, Frisco, Fat Bike
February 11, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Tennessee Pass Night Jam, Fat bike/MTB
February 11, 2017 - Snow Mountain Ranch Fat Bike Round-Up, Granby, Fat Bike
February 12, 2017 - Old Man Winter Rally, Lyons, 50K/100K, (Gravel), paved, run
February 12, 2017 - Big Ring Fat Bike Race #2, plus "Smiles not Miles" casual ride, Conifer
February 18, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Winter Bike @ Copper Mtn, Fat bike/MTB
February 25, 2017 - Summit Mountain Challenge Fat Bike Series, Breckenridge, Fat Bike
March 4, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Mineral Belt Mayhem, Fat bike/MTB
March 12, 2017 - Big Ring Fat Bike Race #3, plus "Smiles not Miles" casual ride, Conifer
March 18-20, 2017 - Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Stage Challenge, Fort Collins, MTB
March 25, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Great Divide Grinder, Fat bike/MTB
March 25, 2017 - Great Divide Grinder, Monarch, Fat bike
April 8 2017 - RMCC Foothills Climbfest, Ken Caryl, 8,000 feet in 80 miles
April 15, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series East Side Epic, Fat bike/MTB
April 15, 2017 - East Side Epic, Leadville, Fat bike 
April 27-30, 2017 - Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita! multi-event, MTB
April 29, 2017 - Ridgeline Rampage, Castle Rock, 16-mile circuit, CX, Endurance MTB 
May 5-6, 2017 - 18 Hours of Fruita, Fruita, 7+mi repeated loop, Endurance MTB
May 6, 2017- AntiEpic 160 Gravel Grinder (RMCC), Monument, 76/160mi, (Gravel)
May 6, 2017 - Encierro Ride (Gravel), Elbert / Monument, 50/100K
May 7, 2017 - Rose Hill Rally, Grand Junction, 31/62mi (facebook)
May 13, 2017 - Triple C - Bike Ride, Broomfield, 35/63/102mi
May 13, 2017 - Desert Rats Mtn Bike Classic, Kokopelli Trail CO-UT, 50/100K, MTB
May 13, 2017 - 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, Cortez, MTB Endurance
May 13, 2017 - Battle The Bear, Lakewood, 10/20/30/50mi, Endurance MTB
May 19-21, 2017- The Grand Junction Off Road, Grand Junction 15/30/40mi, MTB
May 20, 2017 - Ride for the Pass, Independence Pass opening the road, Aspen, 10mi
May 20, 2017 - Pony Xpress (Gravel) Gran Fondo, Trinidad, 70/160K
May 21, 2017 - McKee Classic Bike Tour, Loveland, 5/30/37/60mi
May 27, 2017 - Estes Epic, Estes Park, Endurance MTB
May 27, 2017 - Colorado Mesa Double Century, Grand Valley, 200mi
May 26-28, 2017 - Iron Horse Bicycle Classic - Citizens Tour, Durango-Silverton, Road 50mi
May 28, 2017 - Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, XC MTB
May 27-28, 2017 - The Half Growler, Gunnison, 32mi, MTB
May 27-28, 2017 - The Original (Full) Growler, Gunnison, 64mi, MTB
May __, 2017 - Cafe Velo Tri Lakes Gran Fondo, Monument, 22/44/66/88/110mi
June 3, 2017 - Palisade Gran Fondo, Palisade, 72mi chip-timed (fruit & wine country!)
June 3, 2017 - Palisade Piccolo Fondo, Palisade, 40mi untimed, with with post picnic
June 3, 2017 - Buena Vista Bicycle Festival, Buena Vista 38/50/62/97mi
June 3, 2017 - Subaru ERock Sunrise-Sunset Mountain Bike Race, Castle Rock MTB
June 3-4, 2017 - Beti Bike Bash, Lakewood, women-only XC MTB
June 3-4. 21017 - Eagle Outside Festival, Eagle, USAC State Champs XC, MTB
June 4, 2017 - Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, Castle Rock, 40/62/100mi, road
June 4, 2017 - Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, (Gravel) Castle Rock, 27mi
July 4, 2017 - Firecracker 50, Breckenridge, Endurance MTB
July 8, 2017 - Leadville Silver Rush 50, Leadville, Endurance MTB
June 9-10, 2017 - Ride The Rockies Prologue Ride (by special invite/registration)
June 10-12, 2017 - Death Ride Tour, Silverton, 225mi, 3-day Tour
June 10, 2017 - GoPro Mountain Games, Vail, Road TT, Enduro, MTB, Art, Festival, dogs+
June 10-17, 2017 - The Denver Post Ride The Rockies, Alamosa to Salida, 7-day Tour, 447mi
June 11, 2017 - Death Ride Challenge, Silverton, 225mi, 1-day
June 11, 2017 - Eddy Rando Creekside Bikes, Parker, 20/40mi fast/slow, steel bikes, party
June 17, 2017 - Mountain Top Cycling Club Experience Ride, Woodland Park, 50/75/106mi
June 17, 2017 - Colorado Death Ride (RMCC), Durango, 1-day 225mi
June 17, 2017 - Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride, Denver, 25/50/75/100mi
June 17, 2017 - Bailey Hundo Bailey, 102.47mi, MTB
June 17, 2017 - Bailey Hundito Bailey, MTB
June 17, 2017 - Starlight Spectacular, Garden of the Gods, night ride short ride, costumes too
June 18-24, 2017 - Bicycle Tour of Colorado, starts/ends Pagosa Springs, 7-day Tour
June 24, 2017 - Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo, Snowmass Village, 20/40mi, MTB
June 24, 2017 - Bike MS Colorado, Westminster to Fort Collins, 1-day
June 24, 2017 - Pedaling for Parkinson's (P4P), Denver, 37/65/100mi
June 24-25, 2017- Bike MS Colorado, Westminster, 2-days
June 24-26, 2017 - Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Stage Challenge, Fort Collins, MTB
June 24-30, 2017 - Mavic Haute Route Rockies, 7-day timed multi-stage competitive ride
June 24 - July 1, 2017- 109˚ West Bicycle Tour, Moab to Cortez, 7-day Tour
June 29- July 1, 2017 - Leadville Camp, Leadville, MTB training camp (entrance to Leadville 100)
June __, 2017 - G'Night Ride, Longmont, 1/3/12mi, cruiser family ride
June __, 2017 - Pedal 4 Possible, Supporting Craig Hospital, Louisville, 100mi 10/50/100K
July 8, 2017 - Tim Kalisch Memorial Grand Loop (RMCC), Golden, 200mi, 15,000ft
July 8, 2017 - Silver Rush 50, Race, Leadville, MTB (a LT100 qualifier)
July 8 or 9, 2017 - Triple Bypass, Evergreen to Avon (West), 120mi, 1-day
July 8-9, 2017 - Double Triple Bypass, Evergreen - Avon - Evergreen, 240mi, 2-days
July 9, 2017 - Triple Bypass, Avon to Evergreen (East), 120mi, 1-day
July 15, 2017 - Bob Cook Memorial Mt Evans Hill Climb Race, Idaho Springs, 28mi, 6,900ft
July 15, 2017- Bob Cook Mem'l Mt Evans Hill Climb Gran Fondo, Citizens-age, Idaho Springs
July 22, 2017 - Eriksen Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, 25/40/110mi
July 22, 2017 - Screamin’ Beaver Enduro, Fort Collins, Enduro MTB
July 22, 2017 - Telluride 100, Telluride, Endurance MTB
July 22-23, 2017 - Courage Classic, Summit and Eagle Counties, 3-days
July 23, 2017 - Colorado Trail Race, Durango, Endurance MTB
July 23, 2017 - 40 in the Fort, Fort Collins, XC /Endurance MTB
July 28-30, 2017 - Leadville Stage Race, Leadville, XC MTB (a LT100 qualifier)
July 29, 2017 - Grin & Barrett Black Canyon Buttkicker, Montrose, 33/50/75/115/155mi
July 29, 2017 - Denver to Aspen Classic (RMCC), Denver, 180mi
July 29, 2017 - Breck 100 Challenge, Breckenridge 100mi, MTB
July 30, 2017 - Colorado Park to Park Challenge, Denver to Winter Park, 96mi, 10,177 ft
July 8, 2017 - Tour de Ladies, Parker, 30/62.5m, women only
July __, 2017 - SOS Outreach Colorado - Eagle River Ride, Beaver Creek, 42/68/100mi
August 5, 2017 - Copper Triangle, Copper Mountain, 82mi
August 5, 2017 - Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride, Spanish Peaks, La Veta, 100mi
August 12, 2017 - Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville, 100mi, MTB
August 12, 2017 - The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hillclimb Gran Fondo, 12.42m, ~8,000ft
August 12, 2017 - Vuelta a Dillon Fondo, Dillon, 20/60/90mi
August 12, 2017 - Steamboat Stinger, Steamboat Springs, Endurance MTB
August 13-18, 2017 - Breck Epic, Breckenridge, 35-50mi a day, 6-day stage race, MTB
August 19, 2017 - Food Rescue Ride, Cherry Creek State Park, 15/30mi
August 27, 2017 - Golden Gran Fondo, Golden, 30/50/80mi
August 26, 2017 - Venus de Miles, Longmont, 33/64/100mi, women only
August 26, 2017 - Rampart Rager (Gravel) Colorado Springs, 63mi
August 26, 2017 - Cycle For Life (for CF), Highlands Ranch, 49/65mi *good price
August 12, 2017 - BStrong Ride, Boulder, 24/69mi
August __, 2017 - Colo Bike Law Lookout Mountain Hillclimb, Golden, 4.6mi, 1228ft
August __, 2017 - Good Sam Bike Jam, Lafayette (Boulder County), 62/100mi
Aug/Sept 2017 - Boulder Fearsome Five, 16,000+ ft 100 miles, the Nation's toughest century
September 2, 2017 - Red Rocks Challenge, Red Rocks, 5/30/50/62mi
September 9, 2017 - Tour de Cure Colorado, Parker, 10/50/62/100mi
September 9-10, 2017 - Vapor Trail 125, Salida 125mi, 17000ft, midnight MTB, 1 night
September 10, 2017 - Buffalo Bicycle Classic, Boulder, 35/50/70/100/110mi  
September 10, 2017 - Golden Giddy Up, Golden, Festival, MTB, Enduro
September 15-17, 2017 - The Denver Post Pedal the Plains, Eastern Plains, 3-day Tour
September 16-17, 2017 - Tour de Vineyards, Palisade, 25/58mi 
September 30 - October 1, 2017 - Vail Outlier, Vail, enduro, ultra XC, Demo, MTB, Festival
September 23, 2017 - Mountains To The Desert Bike Ride, Telluride, 72/101/104/132mi
September 23, 2017 - Bikes and Brews, Royal Gorge, Canon City, cruiser, road, MTB
September 23, 2017 - Royal Gorge Century, Royal Gorge, Canon City, 32/62/100mi
September 25, 2017 - The Crippler (Gravel) and Harvest Festival, Canon City 66mi
September 30, 2017 - Icon Tour of the Moon, Grand Junction, 62mi
September __, 2017 - Wacky Bike Ride, Highlands Ranch, 6/25/45/62/100mi
September __, 2017 - Salida Bike Fest, Salida, MTB, 4-days
September __, 2017 - Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, Salida 26mi, MTB
September __, 2017 - Boulder Bike Brew Cyclocross Festival (by Cyclists 4 Community), Boulder
September __, 2017 - Monarch Crest Crank, Salida, 25mi, MTB
September __, 2017 - Ride 4 Success, Greeley, family/25/50mi
October 7, 2017 - Aspen Valley Ranch Mountain Bike Race, Woodland Park, USAC XC MTB

UTAH, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON

Some fun and interesting bike rides in 2017 near Colorado - a calendar of bike rides in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, California and Oregon. Travel to a bike event is very exciting and fun to make a road trip out of a special event.

February 17-19, 2017 - 24 hrs of Old Pueblo, Tucson, AZ, 16.1 mile loops MTB
March 11, 2017 - True Grit Epic, Santa Clara, UT (Saint George), 50/100mi MTB
March 11-14 , 2017 - Skinny Tire Festival, Moab, Utah, bike, run
March 25-27, 2017 - Moab Rocks - TransRockies Race Series, Moab, UT, 3-day stage race MTB 
April 20-23, 2017 - Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA road, MTB downhill, enduro, Festival
April __, 2017 - Zion Gran Fondo, Zion Utah, timed event ride
May 7, 2017 - Gran Fondo Moab, Moab, UT, 65mi 
May 21, 2017 - Santa Fe Century, Santa Fe, New Mexico 20/50/100mi
June 24-25, 2017 - Rough Riders 200, Angle Fire, NM, 50/100/150/200mi, 2-days
June 24 - July 1, 2017- 109˚ West Bicycle Tour, Moab to Cortez, 7-day Tour
July 8, 2017 - The REAL Death Ride, Toru of the California Alps
July 23-29, 2017 - RAGBRAI, Iowa, 7-day event with lots of pie & watermelon!
July 27, 2017 - RAMROD, Oregon, ride around Mt Ranier in 1-day
July 29, 2017 - Laramie Enduro, Laramie, WY, 32/62mi MTB
August 26, 2017 - Cycle For Life (for CF), CO date, 49/65mi *good price (also in UT, AZ)
September 9-16, 2107 - Cycle Oregon, 8-day bike tour around Oregon
September 10, 2017 - LOTOJA, Utah to Wyoming, 200 mile 1-day race
September 17, 2017 - Amtrak Century, 100 miles Irvine to San Diego, CA (take the train back)
September 23, 2017 - Moab Century Tour, Moab, Utah, 40/60/100mi
September 30, 2007 - Levi's Gran Fondo, Santa Rosa, CA, 11-routes
October 21, 2107 - Solvang Century, Solvang, CA (nice location!)
November 18, 2017 - El Tour de Tucson, Tucson, AZ, ride 106, 76, 54, 37 or 28, 11, 5, 1/4 miles
November 10-12, 2017 - Zion Benduro, Virgin, UT, 2-day Multi-Stage Mountain Bike Race Reg 


REGISTRATION DATES

Key registration dates for bike rides and events in 2017. These sell out fast in Colorado! Mark your calendars to sign up for these very popular Colorado bike rides and races.

Leadville Trail 100 - MTB race. Lottery Dec 1-31, 2016. Notified mid-January and charged $425 registration fee. Read: Selection Rules for Leadville Trail 100. Sign up for the Leadville Camp and get a guaranteed entrance: more information. Qualifier Events launch January 16th - event qualifiers listed at Leadville Race Series. Race date: August 12, 2107.

Baily Hundo 100 - MTB race. If you started the 2017 race you are guaranteed an entrance into the 2017 race. 400 rider cap. Race date: June 17, 2017. $250 (minimum) donation entrance fee. Register. Race dates: June 17, 2917.

Triple Bypass - 2017 registration opens January 9, 2017 until sold out. Team Evergreen members can register on January 4th. Register. $165 one-day one-way, $295 for 2-day Double Triple Bypass ride. Ride dates: July 8-9, 2017.

Ride The Rockies - 2017 Lottery registration opens February 5 - February 26, 2017 (5pm) after their ride announcement party announces the route for 2017. No information until the route is announced on the Event website for this very popular Colorado week-long bike tour. Notifications of lottery acceptance in to Ride the Rockies will be on March 3, 2017. Ride Dates: June 10-17, 2017.

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic - 2017, Citizen's Tour and road and MTB races sell out fast. December 5, 2016 registration opens for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2017. Ride Race Dates: May 26-28, 2017


CHARITY RIDES

Because I now have a job helping non-profits file their tax returns, I am giving special mention this year to those events that fund raise or support local charities in Colorado. Some rides have required fundraising minimums. Teams often form in these charity rides and raise significant funds. See ride dates listed above.
  • The Triple Bypass has donated $1.8 million dollars into local charities since it's beginning 16-years ago.  You can apply to receive donations for your organization.
  • The Cloud City Wheelers who run the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series and many other fat bike rides support Trips for Kids.
  • The Bailey Hundo and Hundito raises money for Trips For Kids Denver/Boulder (TFK), Colorado High School Cycling League and Colorado Mountain Biking Association (COMBA), $250 minimum contribution.
  • The Ironhorse Classic benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation.
  • The BStrong ride benefits the Boulder Community Hospital and George Karl Foundation for cancer.
  • The Tour de Ladies ride benefits the Douglas County Crisis Center.
  • The Grin and Barret Ride benefits San Juan Cancer Center at Montrose Memorial Hospital.
  • Pedaling for Parkinson's raises money for Parkinson's Disease.
  • Buffalo Bicycle Classic raised funds for scholarships to students to CU-Boulder's College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The Colorado Park to Park Challenge contributes to Wish For Wheels.
  • The all-women ride Venus de Miles supports Greenhouse Scholars.
  • Pedal 4 Possible supports Craig Hospital in Englewood specializing in brain injury and rehabilitation.
  • The Mountains To The Desert Bike Ride raises money for the Just for Kids Foundation.
  • Red Rock Challenge , Death Ride Tour and Death Ride Challenge all benefit ALS.
  • Courage Classic benefits the Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • The Denver Post Ride the Rockies and Pedal the Plains contributes to The Denver Post Community Foundation and also offers grants to a non-profit organization based in each of its host cities along the route.
  • Bike MS Colorado for Multiple Sclerosis requires a minimum fundraising effort of $400.
  • Tour de Cure benefits Diabetes. 
  • Cycle For Life benefits Cyctic Fibrosis. 
  • Pedal The Plains will benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of Colorado FFA and Colorado 4-H.
  • The Food Rescue Ride benefits Denver Food Rescue’s (DFR) heathly food access for all. 
2017 Honor Rides Schedule (rides this year in California, Ohio, Florida and New Hampshire). The Honor Ride is a non-competitive cycling event that lets the public ride alongside our healing heroes. Rides vary from 10-100 miles and are designed for all skill levels. Injured veterans ride for free. You can ride along with our Veterans.

Please refer to the website of Mad-Cycling to make a difference with your cycling by searching for charity rides across our great nation, with this one easy to use website: mad-cycling.com


CYCLING EVENTS

Local Colorado cycling EVENTS, FILMS, SUMMITS, SWAPS, EXPOS, PARTIES, FUNDRAISERS, and KEY REGISTRATION DATES in 2017:

List of Colorado bike swaps, special events, parties, bike meetings, award nights, key registration dates, bike camps and so much more.

December 1, 2016 - Lottery Registration opens for Leadville Trail 100 2017, MTB
December 5, 2016 - Registration opens for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2017
January 9, 2017 - Registration opens for Triple Bypass 2017
January 12-15 - Expo International Sportsman's Expo, Denver
January 21, 2017 - BRAC Cyclocross Council Meeting and Cross Cup Awards
January 23-27, 2017 - Various activities Winter Bike Week, Denver
January 25-29, 2017 - Festival Fat Bike World Championships, Crested Butte, Fat Bike
February, 2017 - Meetup Bikes Biz & Beer, Denver, every 2 months (must RSVP)
February 4, 2017 - Route Announcement Party for Ride the Rockies 2017
February 5 - February 26, 2017- Registration opens for Ride the Rockies 2017
February 5, 2017 - Advocacy Moving People Forward by Bicycle, Denver
February 7, 2017 - Hangout First Tuesday Bike & Brew (reoccurring) The Rayback Collective
February 28, 2017 - Colorado Bicycle Event Coalition Winter Conference (for Event Coordinators)
March 10-12, 2017 - Bike Show North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Salt Lake City, UT
March 31 - April 1, 2017 - Expo Colorado Outdoor Expo, Denver
April 28, 2017 - Fundraiser Bicycle Colorado Gala Fundraiser, Denver
May 5-7, 2017 - Camp Junior Road Camp, Larkspur, CO, Tri Velo Series
May 5-7, 2017 - Camp Junior MTB Camp, Larkspur, CO, Tri Velo Series
May 10, 2017 - Ride Movement National Walk Bike to School Day
May 15-19, 2017 - Ride Movement National Bike to Work Week
May 19, 2017 - Ride Movement Colorado Bike to Work Day (Friday!)
May 16, 2017 - Ride Movement National Bike to Work Day
May 19-20, 2017 - Expo Primal Colorado Bike Expo, Denver, 3-day outdoor event
May 19-21, 2017- The Grand Junction Off Road, Event and Music Festival, Grand Junction
June 3-4, 2017 - Eagle Outside Festival, Eagle, Festival, Demo, Camps, Rides
June 10, 2017 - GoPro Mountain Games, Vail, Road TT, Enduro, MTB, Art, Festival, dogs+
June 11, 2017 - Collectors Eddy Rando Ride with steel bikes! with party after
June 16-17, 2017 - Food Frisco BBQ Challenge, a great day to ride Summit County and then eat!
November 4, 2017 - Swap Velo Swap, Denver, annual bicycle equipment swap
Fall of 2017 - Meeting Colorado Bicycle Summit, Denver, Advocacy

WOMEN ONLY

Women's only Cycling Event Bike Rides in Colorado in 2017:

If you enjoy the friendly atmosphere and good vibes of riding with other women - you will enjoy the show of strength and determination at these women only bike rides and races in Colorado:

June 3-4, 2017 - Beti Bike Bash, Lakewood, women-only XC MTB
July 8, 2017 - Tour de Ladies, Parker, 30/62.5m, women only
August 26, 2017 - Venus de Miles, Longmont, 33/64/100mi, women only


TOURS

Colorado MULTI-DAY Event Tour Rides (2-day, 3-day, week-long tours) in 2017:

Why not vacation in Colorado in 2017? Completely relax knowing all you have to do is pedal ... for a week.

June 10-12, 2017 - Death Ride Tour, Silverton, 225mi, 3-day Tour
June 10-17, 2017 - The Denver Post Ride The Rockies, 7-day Tour, 2000 cyclists!
June 18-24, 2017 - Bicycle Tour of Colorado, starts/ends Pagosa Springs, 7-day Tour
June 24-25, 2017- Bike MS Colorado, Westminster, 2-days
June 24-25, 2017 - Rough Riders 200, Angle Fire, NM, 50/100/150/200mi, 2-days
June 24-30, 2017 - Mavic Haute Route Rockies, 7-day timed multi-stage competitive ride
June 24 - July 1, 2017- 109˚ West Bicycle Tour, Moab to Cortez, 7-day Tour
July 8-9, 2017 - Double Triple Bypass, Evergreen - Avon - Evergreen, 240mi, 2-days
July 22-23, 2017 - Courage Classic, Summit and Eagle Counties, 3-days
August 13-18, 2017 - Breck Epic, Breckenridge, 35-50mi a day, 6-day stage race, MTB
September 9-16, 2107 - Cycle Oregon, 8-day bike tour around Oregon 
September 15-17, 2017 - The Denver Post Pedal the Plains, Eastern Plains, 3-day Tour


CENTURY

Colorado Road CENTURY bike rides in 2017:

These century rides in Colorado promise you the option of near or greater than 100-miles on a road bike in a single day. For a list of Metric Centuries (62.137 miles), please see the complete list of events at the top of this page).

May 13, 2017 - Triple C - Bike Ride, Broomfield, 102 miles
May 21, 2017 - Santa Fe Century, Santa Fe, New Mexico 20/50/100 miles
June 4, 2017 - Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, Castle Rock, 100 miles
June 17, 2017 - Mountain Top Cycling Club Experience Ride, Woodland Park, 106 miles
June 17, 2017 - Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride, Denver, 100 miles
June 24, 2017 - Pedaling for Parkinson's (P4P), Denver, 100 miles
June __, 2017 - Pedal 4 Possible, Supporting Craig Hospital, Louisville, 100 miles
July 8 or 9, 2017 - Triple Bypass, Evergreen to Avon (West), 120 miles
July 9, 2017 - Triple Bypass, Avon to Evergreen (East), 120 miles
July 22, 2017 - Eriksen Tour de Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, 110 miles
July 29, 2017 - Grin & Barrett Black Canyon Buttkicker, Montrose, 115 / 155 miles
July 30, 2017 - Colorado Park to Park Challenge, Denver to Winter Park, 96 miles 10,177 ft
July __, 2017 - SOS Outreach Colorado - Eagle River Ride, Beaver Creek, 100 miles
August 5, 2017 - Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride, Spanish Peaks, La Veta, 100 miles
August 12, 2017 - Vuelta a Dillon Fondo, Dillon, 90 miles
August 26, 2017 - Venus de Miles, Longmont, 100 miles, women only
August __, 2017 - Good Sam Bike Jam, Lafayette (Boulder County), 100 miles
Aug/Sept 2017 - Boulder Fearsome Five, 16,000+ ft 100 miles, the Nation's toughest century
September 9, 2017 - Tour de Cure Colorado, Parker, 100 miles
September 10, 2017 - Buffalo Bicycle Classic, Boulder, 110 miles 
September 23, 2017 - Mountains To The Desert Bike Ride, Telluride, 101 / 104 / 132 miles
September 23, 2017 - Moab Century Tour, Moab, Utah, 40/60/100 miles
September 23 2017 - Royal Gorge Century, Royal Gorge, Canon City, 100 miles
September __, 2017 - Wacky Bike Ride, Highlands Ranch, 100 miles

Double Centuries in Colorado

Including the RMCC 2017 Challenge Series / Colorado Triple Crown Series ultra distance cycling events.

May 27, 2017 - Colorado Mesa Double Century, Grand Valley, 200mi
June 11, 2017 - Death Ride Challenge, Silverton, 225mi, 1-day
June 17, 2017 - Colorado Death Ride (RMCC), Durango, 1-day 225mi
July 8, 2017 - Tim Kalisch Memorial Grand Loop (RMCC), Golden, 200mi, 15,000ft
July 29, 2017 - Denver to Aspen Classic (RMCC),Denver, 180mi


GRAN FONDOS

Colorado GRAN FONDOS or timed events in 2017:

Test yourself against the clock on these long road or mountain bike citizen races call Gran Fondos - all in Colorado.

June 3, 2017 - Palisade Gran Fondo, Palisade, 40/69 miles
May 20, 2017 - Pony Xpress (Gravel) Gran Fondo, Trinidad, 70/160K
May 26-28, 2017 - Iron Horse Bicycle Classic - Citizens Tour, Durango-Silverton, Road 50mi
June 3, 2017 - Palisade Gran Fondo, Palisade, 72mi chip-timed (fruit & wine country!)
July 30, 2017 - Colorado Park to Park Challenge, Denver to Winter Park, 96 miles 10,177 ft
August 12, 2017 - Vuelta a Dillon Fondo, Dillon, 20/60/90 miles
August 27, 2017 - Golden Gran Fondo, Golden, 30/50/80 miles

LONG DISTANCE

Randonneurring - EXTREME LONG DISTANCE cycling events in Colorado in 2017

There are more than 10,000 members of Randonneurs USA, find more information at www.rusa.org/. Randonneurring is long distance (200-1200+ mile) self-supported cycling. Brevets are randonneuring events. The events have time constraints and speed goals averaged whether still or moving. You'll find plenty of awards or certificates and incredible challenges, including the ultimate event, the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur (every four years; next race August 2017) in France. A Populaire is a brevet-format ride shorter than 200km (100km-199km). To learn more randonneurblog. For a list of brevets in Colorado, please see Rocky Mountain Cycling Club. To seach the list of randonneur rides in the United States, please search by state at: Rondonneur Events.

MOUNTAIN BIKE

Varied distances of Mountain Bike Events in Colorado for 2017: A calendar list of Mountain bike races and bike rides in Colorado and Utah in 2017. Some of these events may be both Fat Bike and Mountain Bike.


February 11, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Tennessee Pass Night Jam, Fat bike/MTB
February 18, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Winter bike @ Copper Mtn, Fat bike/MTB
March 4, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Mineral Belt Mayhem, Fat bike/MTB
March 11, 2017 - True Grit Epic, Santa Clara, UT (Saint George), 50/100mi MTB
March 18-20, 2017 - Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Stage Challenge, Fort Collins, MTB
March 25, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Great Divide Grinder, Fat bike/MTB
March 25-27, 2017 - Moab Rocks - TransRockies Race Series, Moab, UT, 3-day stage race MTB 
April 15, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series East Side Epic, Fat bike/MTB
April 20-23, 2017 - Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA road, MTB downhill, enduro, Festival
April 27-30, 2017 - Fruita Fat Tire Festival, Fruita! multi-event, MTB
April 29, 2017 - Ridgeline Rampage, Castle Rock, 16-mile circuit, MTB
May 5-6, 2017 - 18 Hours of Fruita, Fruita, 7+mi repeated loop, MTB
May 13, 2017 - Desert Rats Mtn Bike Classic, Kokopelli Trail CO-UT, 50/100K, MTB
May 13, 2017 - Battle The Bear, Lakewood, 10/20/30/50mi, MTB
May 13, 2017 - 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, Cortez, MTB Endurance
May 19-21, 2017- The Grand Junction Off Road, Grand Junction 15/30/40mi, MTB
May 27, 2017 - Estes Epic, Estes Park, Endurance MTB
May 27-28, 2017 - The Half Growler, Gunnison, 32mi, MTB
May 27-28, 2017 - The Original (Full) Growler, Gunnison, 64mi, MTB
May 28, 2017 - Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, XC MTB
June 3, 2017 - Subaru ERock Sunrise-Sunset Mountain Bike Race, Castle Rock MTB
June 3-4, 2017 - Beti Bike Bash, Lakewood, women-only XC MTB
June 3-4. 2017 - Eagle Outside Festival, Eagle, USAC State Champs XC, MTB
June 17, 2017 - Bailey Hundo Bailey, 102.47mi, MTB
June 17, 2017 - Bailey Hundito Bailey, Endurance MTB
July 8, 2017 - Silver Rush 50, Race, Leadville, MTB (a LT100 qualifier)
July 22, 2017 - Telluride 100, Telluride, Endurance MTB
June 24, 2017 - Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo, Snowmass Village, 20/40mi, MTB
June 24-26, 2017 - Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Stage Challenge, Fort Collins, MTB
July 28-30, 2017 - Leadville Stage Race, Leadville, XC MTB (a LT100 qualifier)
July 29, 2017 - Breck 100 Challenge, Breckenridge 100mi, MTB
July 4, 2017 - Firecracker 50, Breckenridge, Endurance MTB
July 8, 2017 - Leadville Silver Rush 50, Leadville, Endurance MTB
July 22, 2017 - Screamin’ Beaver Enduro, Fort Collins, Enduro MTB
July 23, 2017 - Colorado Trail Race, Durango, Endurance MTB
July 23, 2017 - 40 in the Fort, Fort Collins, XC /Endurance MTB
July 29, 2017 - Breckenridge 100 Challenge 100mi, MTB
July 29, 2017 - Laramie Enduro, Laramie, WY, 32/62mi MTB
August 12, 2017 - Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville, 100mi, MTB
August 12, 2017 - Steamboat Stinger, Steamboat Springs, Endurance MTB
August 13-18, 2017 - Breck Epic, Breckenridge, 35-50mi a day, 6-day stage race, MTB
September 9-10, 2017 - Vapor Trail 125, Salida 125mi, 17000ft, midnight MTB, 1 night
September 10, 2017 - Golden Giddy Up, Golden, Festival, MTB, Enduro
September 23, 2017 - Bikes and Brews, Royal Gorge, Canon City, cruiser, road, MTB
September 30 - October 1, 2017 - Vail Outlier, Vail, enduro, ultra XC, Demo, MTB, Festival
September __, 2017 - Salida Bike Fest, Salida, MTB, 4-days
September __, 2017 - Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, Salida 26mi, MTB
September __, 2017 - Monarch Crest Crank, Salida, 25mi, MTB
October 7, 2017 - Aspen Valley Ranch Mountain Bike Race, Woodland Park, USAC XC MTB
November 10-12, 2017 - Zion Benduro, Virgin, UT, 2-day Multi-Stage MTB Race Reg


LONG DISTANCE OFF ROAD RIDES IN COLORADO

Colorado Gravel or Mountain Bike, 100K or 100-mile CENTURY bike rides in 2017:  

These century rides in Colorado promise you the option of near or greater than 100-miles on a gravel bike or mountain bike in a single day.

February 12, 2017 - Old Man Winter Rally, Lyons, 50K/100K, gravel, paved, run
May 6, 2017- AntiEpic 160 Gravel Grinder (RMCC), Monument, 76/160mi, (Gravel)
May 6, 2017 - Encierro Ride (Gravel), Elbert / Monument, 50/100K
May 13, 2017 - Desert Rats Mtn Bike Classic, Kokopelli Trail CO-UT, 50/100K, MTB
June 17, 2017 - Bailey Hundo Bailey, 102.47mi, MTB
July 29, 2017 - Breckenridge 100 Challenge 100mi, MTB
August 12, 2017 - Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville, 100mi, MTB 
September 9-10, 2017 - Vapor Trail 125, Salida 125mi, 17000ft, midnight MTB, 1 night

GRAVEL

Gravel bike events in 2017 in Colorado:

February 12, 2017 - Old Man Winter Rally, Lyons, 50K/100K, (Gravel), paved, run
May 6, 2017- AntiEpic 160 Gravel Grinder (RMCC), Monument, 76/160mi, (Gravel)
May 6, 2017 - Encierro Ride (Gravel), Elbert / Monument, 50/100K
May 20, 2017 - Pony Xpress (Gravel), Trinidad, 70/160K
June 4, 2017 - Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, (Gravel) Castle Rock, 27mi
August 26, 2017 - Rampart Rager (Gravel) Colorado Springs, 63mi
September 25, 2017 - The Crippler (Gravel) and Harvest Festival, Canon City 66mi

Weekly Gravel Rides

RMCC Erie Thursday Night Gravel Rides, January 5, 2017 through March 30, 2017 - every Thursday night in Erie, CO.


FAT BIKE

January 7, 2017 - Summit Mountain Challenge Fat Bike Series, Breckenridge, Fat Bike 
January 8, 2017 - Big Ring Fat Bike Race #1, plus "Smiles not Miles" casual ride, Conifer
January 8, 2017 - Dust2 Fat Bike Race, Pagosa Springs
January 11, 2017 - Full Moon Fat Bike Race, Steamboat Springs, Fat Bike
January 14, 2017 - Lone Cone Fat Bike Challenge, Norwood, Fat Bike
January 25-29, 2017 - Fat Bike World Championships, Crested Butte, 20mi, Fat Bike
February 4, 2017 - Silverton White Out, Silverton, Fat bike endurance
February 4, 2017 - Summit Mountain Challenge Fat Bike Series, Frisco, Fat Bike
February 4, 2017 - Eagle Vail Metro District Snow Bike, Vail Golf Course, Fat Bike/MTB ? 
February 11, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Tennessee Pass Night Jam, Fat bike/MTB
February 11, 2017 - Snow Mountain Ranch Fat Bike Round-Up, Granby, Fat Bike
February 12, 2017 - Big Ring Fat Bike Race #2, plus "Smiles not Miles" casual ride, Conifer
February 18, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Winter bike @ Copper Mtn, Fat bike/MTB
February 25, 2017 - Summit Mountain Challenge Fat Bike Series, Breckenridge, Fat Bike
March 4, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Mineral Belt Mayhem, Fat bike/MTB
March 11, 2017 - True Grit Epic, Santa Clara, UT (Saint George), 50/100mi MTB
March 11-14 , 2017 - Skinny Tire Festival, Moab, Utah, bike, run
March 12, 2017 - Big Ring Fat Bike Race #3, plus "Smiles not Miles" casual ride, Conifer
March 18-20, 2017 - Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Stage Challenge, Fort Collins, MTB
March 25, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series Great Divide Grinder, Fat bike/MTB
March 25, 2017 - Great Divide Grinder, Monarch, Fat bike
April 15, 2917 - East Side Epic, Leadville, Fat Bike
April 15, 2017 - Winter Mountain Bike Race Series East Side Epic, Fat bike/MTB

HILLCLIMBS

March __, 2017 - Oredigger Classic Lookout Mountain ITT, Golden, 4.5mi (Facebook page)
May 20, 2017 - Ride for the Pass, Independence Pass opening the road, Aspen, 10mi
June __, 2017 - Guanella Pass Hillclimb, Georgetown, 11mi
July 15, 2017 - Bob Cook Memorial Mt Evans Hill Climb Race, Idaho Springs, 28mi, 6,900ft



CRUISING THE CITY

Colorado CRUISER rides in 2017

Short social bike rides around town, sometimes involving costumes, always involving rowdy fun.

Denver Cruiser Ride Denver Bike Nights - every Wednesday night, late spring to early fall, May to September 2017, typically near downtown Denver.
Longmont Bike Night - every Wednesday night, late spring to early fall, May to September 2017, near downtown Longmont.
Pueblo Cruiser Bike Rides - every Friday night, late spring to early fall, May to September 2017, near downtown Pueblo.
Happy Thursday Cruiser Ride, Boulder - every Thursday night, late spring to early fall, May to September 2017, near downtown Boulder.


CLIMBS OF COLORADO

For more information on the climbs of Colorado, and perhaps some ideas on new places to ride, please visit the Pedal Dancer® guide to Colorado Climbs at www.pedaldancer.com/p/colorado-climbs

Or visit my guide to Summit County Cycling at: www.pedaldancer.com/p/summit-county-cycling



COLORADO CYCLING TOUR COMPANIES

Cycling Sights Tours - dates July 23-30, 2017. 6-7 days Heart of Colorado cycling route


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