Triple Bypass

July 8-9, 2017 | presented by Team Evergreen Cycling

2016 Triple Bypass Ride Overview

Order photos of the Triple Bypass 2016

Triple Bypass two lane highwayThe Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is recognized as one of the premier cycling events for those who DARE! Celebrating the 28th Anniversary of the Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride, the Triple offers two days of enjoyment in the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains on your bike.

The July 9th Saturday ride is SOLD-OUT. Click the "Register Now" button to register for the Sunday or Double Triple Bypass, or click the "Wait List" button to enter the waiting list for the Saturday ride.
Note: Triple Bypass 2016 Registrations closed

On Saturday July 9th, 2016 the Triple Bypass ride heads WEST from Evergreen and concludes in Avon over three mountain passes. The ride is 120 miles from Evergreen (Bergen Park) over Juniper Pass (11,140 ft.), Loveland Pass (11,990 ft.), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 ft.), concluding in Avon. The ride has over 10,000 ft. of challenging elevation gain! Registration fee $160 SATURDAY RIDE SOLD OUT!

On Sunday July 10th, 2016 the Triple Bypass heads EAST, starting in Avon, over 3 mountain passes. The ride is 120 miles from Avon (Nottingham Park) over Vail Pass (10,560 ft.), Swan Mountain, Loveland Pass (11,990 ft.) and Juniper Pass (11,140 ft.) concluding in Evergreen (Buchanan Park). Enjoy the long 35 mile descent from the top of Loveland Pass to Idaho Springs! The ride has over 10,000 ft. of challenging elevation gain! Registration fee $140

On Saturday and Sunday. For those truly interested in a heart-pounding experience, riders are able to complete both ride days in the "Double Triple Bypass presented by Epic Mountain Gear." Epic Mountain GearThe Double Triple Bypass is the ultimate challenge. When you complete the Double Triple Bypass you feel like you can do anything! This year the dedicated Double Triple riders receive their own unique jersey, additional gear bag and a bag drop-off to Loveland. There is no reason not to give the infamous Double a shot this year - we'll take care of you along the way. Registration fee $285.


Read these inspirational Triple Bypass Stories   Triple Bypass Video Story on Denver 7 with Sue



Triple Bypass Registration

Registration opens January 12th for the 2016 Triple Bypass. There is no "selection process" this year, we expect the ride to sellout in May. Team Evergreen members were able to register a day early gauranteeing them the ride of their choice. Join here

Entry Fees:
The 2016 Triple Bypass Saturday single day entry fee is $160 and has sold out. (A wait list does exist)
The Sunday single day entry fee is $140.
The Double Triple (both Saturday and Sunday) is $285 for the two-day ride.

The entry fee includes a 2016 Triple Bypass jersey, helmet sticker, wristband / bike bib; food, energy drinks and water at Aid Stations; finish line cuisine; all road law enforcement, SAG support, medical support and mechanical support along route.
Cancellations & Refunds: There are no refunds or roll-forwards from past or to future rides. There is a ride transfer process for riders that are unable to ride.
Registered Tandem Riders: Both riders will have to be registered and have a number. If you are registered as a tandem you must ride a tandem bike.

Helpful Hints for Registration Days:

  1. Each participant must have a unique email address. Only one email address per participant.
  2. Event entry fee is $160 for Saturday July 9th (sold out), $140 for Sunday July 10th, and $285 for Double riders ( Saturday and Sunday).
  3. A 2016 Triple Bypass jersey is included with your registration and will be in your rider packet.
  4. Look at the merchandise ahead of time so you know what items and size to order. View Store
  5. You will need to know the postal code associated with your credit card mailing address.
  6. Make sure that your email address will accept the confirmation email from Triple Bypass website, Spam filter and bulk mail filters may cause problems, so be proactive.

The July 9th Saturday ride is SOLD-OUT. Click the "Register Now" button to register for the Sunday or Double Triple Bypass, or click "Wait List" to enter the waiting list for the Saturday ride.

Note: Triple Bypass 2016 Registrations closed


Packet Pickup
If you register before May 18th you will select your packet pick-up location. Your packet (with ride jersey) will be available the week of June 20th running through Monday, July 11th close of business. Start Line packets will be available at the Evergreen Start in Buchanan Park on Saturday starting at 5:00am and on Sunday in Nottingham Park starting at 5:00am. Start Line packets will also be available at Bicycle Outfitters in Evergreen on Friday July 8th from 10:00am to 7:00pm. If you selected the US mail option your packet will be mailed the week of June 20th, 2016.
IF YOU DID NOT PICK-UP YOUR PACKET BEFORE RIDE DAY, YOU MUST PICK-UP YOUR PACKET BY MONDAY JULY 11TH. Any packet not picked up by Monday July 11th will NOT be shipped out. This is the FINAL packet pick up.
The last day to make any changes to your packet pick-up choice is June 1st, 2016.
If you have questions about your packet pick-up location, please contact

Packet Pick Up Locations

Bicycle Outfitters29017 Hotel Way Unit 101CEvergreenCO80439
Bicycle Village (Boulder only)2100 28th StBoulderCO80301
BikeSource2690 E. County Line Rd AHighlands RanchCO80126
BikeSource - University Hills2665 South Colorado BlvdDenverCO80222
BikeSource8176 W Bowles AveLittletonCO80123
Campus Cycles2102 South Washington StreetDenverCO80210
Jinji Cycles2538 W 32nd AveDenverCO80000
Kind Bikes & Skis295 Main StreetEdwardsCO81632
Wheat Ridge Cyclery7085 W. 38th Ave.Wheat RidgeCO80033
Epic Mountain Gear223 Lusher Ct #2-6FriscoCO80443
Start Line - SaturdayEvergreenCO80439
Start Line - SundayAvonCO80000

How do I create or join a team?
If you are planning to ride with a group of people, why not create a team?
Your team will need to assign a team leader to facilitate the team process. If you are the team leader click "create a team." The Team leader creates a new team by entering a new "team name" which can be a maximum of 20 characters. Subsequent team members can "join" that team. Your team leader will receive an email asking to approve you as a new team member, if you are not approved, you are registered as an individual rider. If you do not join a team during registration, you can do so later using the Rider Status link.

Merchandise: Triple Bypass commemorative merchandise is available for purchase during registration, and at our online store. Items available include: additional jersey(s), wind and rain jackets, shorts, bib-shorts, wind vests, arm warmers, socks, hats, T-shirts, posters, hoodies, pint glass and water bottles. Please note: additional merchandise will be shipped separately from your rider packet in late June if ordered by April 8th.

Transfer Entry
Transfers: Riders wishing to transfer their registration can request a ride entry transfer code between February 1st and 10pm July 7th, 2016. Transfer coupons can be used to register through end of day July 7th. A non-refundable $25 processing fee will be paid by the assuming rider. Transfers after April 8th, 2016, will receive the jersey of the original rider.
There are three periods of time where transfers are allowed. The first one is February 1st through April 8th. During this transfer period, riders that receive a transfer will be able to select their jersey size and have the rider packet and ride jersey delivered to the packet pick-up location of their choice or mailed to them via US Mail. The second dates are April 9th through July 7th. During this transfer period, riders that receive an entry transfer will need to use your (the original owner) packet and ride jersey. You and they will need to coordinate the packet exchange. There will be a new rider bib (helmet number, bike number, and wrist band) printed with the transferee information available for them to pick-up at Bicycle Outfitters on July 8th 10am to 7pm, then at the start area(s) between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th, 2016. If the jersey is the wrong size there are provisions at the finish line(s) to exchange ride jerseys and/or it can be done on Team Evergreens Face book page.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER USING A TRANSFER CODE IS July 7th 11:59pm (You would ride with a hand-written bike bib.)

How do I transfer my registration?
Step 1: Request a Transfer Coupon Code HERE. On your rider dashboard, the green menu on the left “Transfer Entry"
Step 2: Once you find a rider to take your entry, send the new rider the transfer coupon code and instruct them to go to
Step 3: The new rider will register and enter the transfer code in the "Coupon code?" field on the personal information page and pay the $25 transfer fee.
Step 4: After they pay the $25 fee, your entry will become theirs. Any compensation is to be worked out between you and the transferee.

Why use the transfer process?
It is not permitted to ride under someone else's information.
As a new rider with a transferred registration, you will receive a rider number and bib with your name and information on it.
You will receive a rider packet just like everyone else.
Most importantly, we will have the correct emergency contact information, and we will be able to run a safer ride.

I purchased a transfer code from another rider, how do I register with the code?
1) Go to
2) Click the Register tab
3) Click the red -Register Now- button
4) Enter your email twice and click “Continue with your registration”
5) Enter the demographic info and click “Continue with your registration”
6) Select your name or select “I am not on this list” and click ”Select”
7) Enter your contact information and enter your transfer code in the last field call “Coupon Code?”


Route & Course Maps

The Triple Bypass is a ride to or from Evergreen (Bergen Park) and Avon over three mountain passes. The ride is 120 miles from Evergreen (Bergen Park) to Avon over Juniper Pass (11,140 ft.), Loveland Pass (11,990 ft.), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 ft.), with over 10,000 ft. of lung/leg challenging elevation gain!

Event & Route Details

Detailed information for registered riders (PDF) from the 2015 ride.

What is the Route for the 2016 Triple Bypass?

Saturday Route

Saturday Course


Sunday Route

Sunday Course



See course map above and summary of the Route below

Ride Route
Triple Bypass Saturday Ride Begins in Bergen Park, Colorado heading West on Highway 103 traveling along Juniper Pass/Squaw Pass, through Echo Lake into Idaho Springs. From Idaho Springs, riders will continue on the Frontage Roads and the new Bakerville to Loveland Bike Path adjacent to the I-70 corridor through Georgetown, Silver Plume and Bakerville into Loveland Ski Area. The ride will continue on Highway 6, over Loveland Pass and into Keystone. From Keystone, riders will take Swan Mountain into Frisco. From Frisco, riders will take the bike path through Copper Mountain, over Vail Pass and into East Vail. From East Vail, riders will take the Frontage Roads, bike path and Highway 6 into the finish area in Avon, Colorado.
Triple Bypass Sunday Ride Begins in Avon, Colorado heading East on highway 6, the bike path and Frontage Roads through Vail and over Vail Pass. Riders will travel over Vail Pass, through Copper Mountain and into Frisco on the Bike Path. Once in Frisco, riders will take Swan Mtn Road to Hwy 6 and on to Keystone. From Keystone, riders will travel along Highway 6 over Loveland Pass and into Loveland Ski Area. From Loveland Ski Area riders will take the new Bakerville to Loveland Bike Path through Bakerville, Silver Plum and into Georgetown. From Georgetown, riders will continue East on Frontage Roads to Idaho Springs and onto Highway 103 through Echo Lake and over Juniper Pass/Squaw Pass into the finish area in Evergreen (Buchanan Park).
Double Triple Bypass Ride See Saturday and Sunday descriptions above.

Start/Finish Maps

2016 Triple Bypass Saturday Start/Finish at Buchanan Park (PDF)

2016 Triple Bypass Sunday Start/Finish at Avon (PDF)

Additional Course Information

2016 Triple Bypass Saturday and Sunday Routes (PDF)

Triple Bypass GPS File: Bergen Park to Avon (*.gpx) or Bergen Park to Avon (*.txt)



Lodging Options

Avon, Colorado

Comfort Inn Vail/Beaver Creek - (includes breakfast)
161 West Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, CO 81620
(970) 949-5511 and reference the Triple Bypass.
Special rates phone only - call (970) 949-5511

The Christie Lodge
47 E Beaver Creek Blvd Avon, CO 81620
Please call (866) 516-3172 to reserve your suite.

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, Colorado 81620
Call: 970-790-2000 (two night minimum)

The Charter at Beaver Creek - Rates from $139 to $439
1 Bedroom $143-$184, 2 Bedroom $269-$289 (require a 2 night minimum)
3 Bedroom $365, 4 Bedroom $445 (3 and 4 Bedroom units require a 2 night minimum)
120 Offers on Road, Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620
800-525-6660 and reference the Triple Bypass.
Special rates phone only - call (800)-525-6660

The Borders Lodge at Beaver Creek - Rooms from $129-$449
1 Bedroom $149, 2 Bedroom $199-$249, 3 Bedroom $299-$350, 4 Bedroom $449 (require a 2 night minimum)
1120 Village Road, Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620
800-525-6660 and reference the Triple Bypass.
Special rates phone only - call (800)-525-6660

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek - 136 East Thomas Place, Beaver Creek CO 81620
Special Triple Rate Offer Code 16SMO (that is O like Oscar, not the number)

Beaver Creek Resort Properties

Team Evergreen has partnered with Beaver Creek Resort Properties for the Triple Bypass. Beaver Creek Resort Properties are dedicated to providing their guests with an experience they will always remember. From standard rooms to lavish suites, their hotels have a variety of accommodations to meet every traveler's needs. After riding 120 miles, you deserve to lay your head down on a pillow of luxury.
Beaver Creek Resort Properties also provides a complimentary shuttle to the start line in Evergreen (4:30am Saturday morning/10:00am Sunday morning) for Saturday riders and back to Avon (5:00pm and 7:00pm Sunday evening) for Sunday riders. A link to schedule your transportation will be sent when making your reservations.

Must have reservations at Beaver Creek Resorts to make a reservation. Here is the link to sign up for the lodging shuttle. Have a great ride!

Beaver Creek Resort Properties also provides a complimentary town shuttle at the Avon finish line to take you to the Elk Parking Lot and Beaver Creek Resort Properties accommodations on Saturday.

Call 877-820-7669 - Option 2 (Reference Triple Bypass Special Rate or GD4BYA one night stay or GD4BCT two night stay) Riders can also book online using the following links:
ONE NIGHT STAY – GD4BYA (sold out)

Pines Lodge* - Rates from $157 to $183
>Townsend Place* - Rates from $193 to $217
$142 1 Bedroom - $164 2 Bedroom

Seasons at Avon*< - Rate from $160 to $215
1 Bedroom $160-$175; 2 Bedroom $184-$200; 3 Bedroom $200-$215

Chapel Square*< - Rate from $165 to $199
2 Bedroom $140 3 Bedroom $153

Lodge at Brookside*< - Rates from $165 to $245
Bedroom $140 3 Bedroom $155

Canyon Run*< 2 Bedroom $165

Arrowhead Condos*< Rate from $233 to $309
2 Bedroom $233; 3 Bedroom $254
Osprey* - Rates from $188 -$200

*Complimentary transportation back to the start is included only with Beaver Creek Resort Properties lodging reservations. You will receive a link to schedule transportation service. One bike and one small bag are allowed on the shuttle bus.

Evergreen, Colorado

Comfort Suites Evergreen Parkway
29300 U.S. Highway 40 Evergreen, CO 80439
Call for reservations (303) 526-2000

Golden, Colorado

Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden CO 80401
Special rate starting at $167. To book online Click Here.

Courtyard by Marriott in Golden

14700 West Sixth Avenue Frontage Road, Golden CO 80401
Special rates of $149 per night. Book your group rate for Triple Bypass Ride 2016.
To book online Click Here.

Hampton Inn Denver West/Golden
17150 W. Colfax Avenue Golden, CO 80401
To book, call 303-278-6600

Home2 Suites by Hilton
50 Van Gordon Street, Lakewood, CO 80228
To book online Click Here.




Triple Bypass Logistics


Ride Support

With your Triple Bypass registration fee, you'll be treated to the best supported cycling event you've ever experienced. More than 600 volunteers work hard to make your ride as enjoyable as possible.

The ride is fully supported and assisted by local and state law enforcement, ambulance services, and many non-profit organizations. The ride forges through four counties and the local law enforcement assists Colorado State Patrol providing safety along the way.   Triple Bypass Rider Bible (Click Here to view pdf file in a new window)

Mechanical support from a variety of local bike shops and sponsors (BikeSource, Wheatridge Cyclery, Jingi, Campus Cycles, Epic Mountain Gear and Bicycle Outfitters) are available to all riders at the aid stations. Please bring extra bike supplies as this is a remote location and parts and supplies for your bike may not be readily available.

Start Time - The Triple is a RIDE and not a Race, so we do not have an official start time. We ask the riders to start between 5:00am and 8:00am. The peak finish time is between 2:30 - 5:00pm. The finish line closes at 8:00pm.

Parking - Overnight parking in Evergreen is available at the parking lots, unless stated as “Drop Off Only”. Overnight parking in Avon is at the Elk and Bear lot. Please see start and finish maps under the Route Tab.

Centura HealthMedical support is offered at the aid stations by Venture 911. Venture 911 are first responders and will attend to minor first aid needs. In the case of an emergency, please call 911. Please Note: Venture 911 will not have aspirin, ibuprofen, and other over the counter medications. If you think you might need some medications along the route, please make sure you bring it with you.

PrestigeSAG support vehicles will be available along the route. SAG vehicles are identified with a green car flag on the back windows. SAG will only move you forward and take you and your bike to the next aid station for medical and mechanical assistance. Some of our SAG vehicles have been provided by Prestige Imports.

Triple Bypass support includes 5 full aid stations, all supplied with a great selection of cuisine and drink, plus 3 additional water stops at key locations on the course for Sunday. But that's not all. We also include a lunch stop at Loveland Ski Area during the ride both days, Finish line cuisine, beer, massages, and a sponsor expo area at the finish areas in Avon and Evergreen.

Triple Bypass Expo: Be sure to visit the many booths and vendors at the Triple Expo. Beer is available. Massages will be available for $40/half hour (cash, check, Master Card or Visa accepted). Showers and towels are available at the Avon Recreation Center and the Evergreen Recreation Center for $5.

Luggage Truck: One small bag will be transported from the start (Saturday Evergreen and Sunday Avon) to the finish area (Saturday Nottingham Park and Sunday Buchanan Park). Please make sure your bag has identification name, cell phone and rider number. Team Evergreen is not responsible for lost bags or bags that are not picked up. Please note: Once you have loaded your bag on the truck it will be transported directly to the finish area. You will not be able to pick up anything along the route. Due to unpredictable weather we suggest you carry your personal items at all times, especially rain gear.

Private SAG support (CREW) To ensure an optimal experience for all,Team Evergreen has banned all private SAGs on Highways 103 (Squaw Pass) to Echo Lake, and Highway 6 / Loveland Pass. Swan Mountain Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from Highway 6 to Highway 9. In addition, TE requests that private SAGs park in designated locations at all aid stations and to stay off the rest of the route to the greatest extent possible. If you want to cheer on riders, the best places to do so are in Idaho Springs and Loveland Aid Stations. Please refer to the TE website for Alternate Driving Instructions for private support vehicles.

Alternate Route Instructions (Click Here)

Triple Bypass Shuttle Bus Transportation

Looking for a ride back? Pro Bike Express is running shuttles approximately every 90 minutes from Avon to Evergreen and back again. Price includes yourself and your bike, handled by professionals.

Make a Transport Reservation

Visit Pro Bike Express website

Email :

Phone : 720.878.2088

ClifAid Station Food: Bagels, peanut butter, jelly, Clif Bars, cookies, chips, pretzels, crackers, fresh fruit, energy drink and water. Gourmet sandwiches will be provided at Loveland Aid Station. Always carry additional water and energy snacks.

ChefFinish Line Gourmet Feast: After your 120 mile ride, enjoy a fabulous meal to refuel your tired body. Meat lovers, vegetarians and gluten-free will all be happy. Lots of healthy options to choose from - all delicious!! Your Triple wristband provides entrance to the Finish Line Feast along with a complimentary beer!
Again in 2016 - Footers Catering. Click here for menus. Additional meal tickets can be purchased on site for an additional $20.




Riders experiences found on the web:

By Thomas Otter




Start & Cut-Off Times: Generally, the start-time is between 5:00 - 7:30am or at daylight. All riders must start by 8:00am. All riders must be OFF the course by 8:00pm.

Saturday Aid Stations Hours of Operation:
Start Highway 74 and Squaw Road (5:00am 8:00am)
#1 - Juniper Pass (6:00am - 10:00am)
#2 - Georgetown Alvarado Road (7:30am - 12:30pm)
#3 - Loveland Valley (9:30am - 2:30pm)
#4 - Summit County High School (10:00am - 4:00pm)
#5 - Vail Pass (11:00am - 6:00pm)
Finish Avon Nottingham Park (11:00am 8:00pm)
Sunday Aid Stations Hours of Operation:
Start Highway 6 and Nottingham Park (5:00am 8:00am)
Bighorn Water Station* (6:00am 9:30am)
#1 - Vail Pass (6:00am - 10:00am)
#2 Keystone Ski Area (8:00am - 12:00pm)
A-Basin Water Station* (8:30am - 1:00pm)
#3 - Loveland Valley (9:30am - 2:30pm)
#4 Idaho Springs (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Hwy103 10MM - Water Station (Ponders Point)* (11:00am 5:30pm)
#5 Juniper Pass (11:00am - 7:00pm)
Finish Buchanan Park (11:00am 8:00pm)
* Water only, no food

Safety: Safety is the most important component of this event. The organizers insist that you adhere to this safety information for your safety and all other event participants. While we have tried to outline the necessary information for you to have a safe ride, please remember that this event can be dangerous! Be careful, your safety is your responsibility. Ride at your own risk! Safety violators will be removed from event and future events.

  • Heed the Safety warnings at all times.
  • Helmets are required at all times.
  • No earphones
  • No child carriers.
  • Expected and unexpected weather changes (cold, heat, wind, rain, hail and snow) can quickly occur so be prepared by having extra layers of clothing.
  • Ride single file and to the right at all times.
  • Be alert and respectful to other riders.
  • Control your speed on descents.
  • Use your brakes sparingly and evenly on descents, rims can heat up from brake pad friction. Watch for overheating brakes.
  • Watch for bumpy road conditions and gravel.
  • Be aware of vehicular traffic. Obey all traffic laws, even on closed roads. Reduced speed zones will be signed and in effect.
  • Carry extra tubes, a pump, etc. so you are prepared for hazards.
  • Carry extra water. Drink before you're thirsty. Drink water before the ride and drink frequently during the ride. Plan for at least two bottles per hour.
  • Carry extra energy food, etc. especially if starting early as the rest stops might not be open. Eat before you're hungry. Eat often during your ride. Small portions keep the fuel supply up.

Medical Insurance: Please check your medical insurance coverage. Medical transportation from the course is mandatory to a medical facility and can easily exceed typical insurance coverage. Please carry personal identification and medical card with you. Our medical personnel may need this important information if you need to be transported to a medical facility.

Jersey Exchange - If you need to exchange your ride Jersey, you can do so at the finish line in Avon or Evergreen from 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This will be the only opportunity to exchange your jersey through Team Evergreen Cycling/Triple Bypass Ride. Tags MUST still be attached in order to exchange your jerseys. Exchanges are subject to availability and based on first come first serve.

Triple Bypass Photos: Visit Sundance Images to see your ride photo(s). Look for the Triple Bypass logo at the top of our events page on Friday evening. When you click on the logo it will take you to the images. If the images have not yet been posted you will be given the option to leave an email address and we will then notify you as soon as the images are ready.




Triple Bypass Shop

The store is available as part of the registration process, and may also be accessed separately from registration using this link:

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Triple Bypass Training

Click here for tips for first time riders from experienced riders.


We are excited to work with with Optimize Endurance as our training partner for on the road, indoor training and recovery services for the 2016 Triple Bypass.


Optimize Endurance Services For 2016 we've designed our Triple Bypass general training plans to prepare any rider, from relatively new cyclist to experienced rider, to finish the Triple Bypass riding strong. We have both beginner and expert plans for sale for the Westbound (Saturday), Eastbound (Sunday) and Double Triple routes. Available in 23 or 15-week lengths, we're sure to have a plan to fit your needs and schedule. We also offer one-on-one coaching and lactate threshold testing for those looking to really take their riding to the next level. Get all of the details on the Optimize Endurance Triple Bypass Training Page.
The dates of our coach-led Triple Bypass Training Rides.

begin on February 1st, 2016 and the 15-week plans begin on March 28th, 2016. FREE 8 week Triple Bypass Training Outline starts May 17th, 2016. Available to download starting on May 10th 2016. Print out a free plan* that breaks the training down into segments. Gives general guidelines as to where you should be in your training as the June 13th-14th dates move closer. Join OES for one or more of our three practice rides of the Triple Bypass climbs in June 2016. Get all the details on the Triple Bypass Training Plans page. Below are the links provided in the copy:

Ask The coach

Brenda from Dallas Question: I would like to understand how rugged the Triple is. We train two to three days a week, with my avg watts at 170 and my hubby at 200. In spin class, riding outdoors avg speed 12 to 14 mpg on the road in Dallas (yup flatlanders). Just wondering if the Triple is within our capacity, we are just barely over 60 years old.

Coach Adam Answer: I definitely think that anyone is capable of finishing the Triple Bypass, it is just a matter of how long it is going to take and how comfortable they are going to feel along the way.
You have to figure that at roughly 12mph average it would take you about 10hrs of moving time to finish the ride. You'd probably have some extra time beyond that at aid stations/stops/etc. So it's definitely a long day! But you wouldn't be alone. There are folks of all abilities that do the ride and at vastly different speeds. Honestly, once you get to the top of Vail Pass around the 92mi mark you're almost home free as it's a lot of downhill from there to Avon. So if you look at it in that light it doesn't seem quite as bad!
Squaw Pass (the first climb on the westbound route) is a long one but it's a very steady climb so you're able to maintain a fairly consistent effort the whole way up. I find the most challenging part of the westbound route to be the stretch from Idaho Springs to the base of Loveland Pass. It's just a long, gradual uphill drag for about 25mi with a few short, steep sections mixed in for good measure. The climb up Loveland isn't that long but the altitude is the most challenging part there. Vail pass is pretty much the same.
I think if people just train consistently and then pace things properly on event day they can get through it!


Clif Clif Cast

  • Clif Cast Training Tips from Clif Bar
  • 1. Caffeine, taken in moderation, will help improve your performance on a run. Learn more about the benefits of caffeine by listening to ClifCast, the sports nutrition podcast series from Clif Bar.
  • 2. Stay Hydrated! Drink fluids early and often. Keep a water bottle handy and sip on it all day long - you'll feel a difference immediately. Learn more about hydration by listening to ClifCast the podcast series on sports nutrition for runners from our friends at Clif Bar.
  • 3. Carbohydrate should make up about 2/3 of each meal. Carbs are the most important source of fuel for your muscles and your brain. Choose carbohydrates that are high in fiber, such as whole wheat bread, pasta, bran cereals, oatmeal, CLIF BARS, potatoes, and popcorn. Learn more about energy by listening to ClifCast the podcast series from Clif Bar.
  • 4. Approximately 1/3 of each meal should contain Protein. Protein is necessary to repair and rebuild muscle. To help counter the wear and tear of training and racing, rebuild with foods like grass fed beef, antibiotic and hormone free chicken, low mercury fish, lentils, cheese and soy. CLIF Builders protein bars and CLIF SHOT Recovery drinks are also a good way to go for the record. Learn more by listening to the Protein episode of ClifCast, the sports nutrition podcast series from Clif Bar.
  • 5. Eat frequently and eat a variety of foods. Make sure you eat three meals each day and two or three healthy snacks. This will help prevent energy highs and lows throughout the day and make you more energized for training runs. Learn more by listening to the Meal Planning episode of ClifCast, the sports nutrition podcast series from Clif Bar.
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Things to do along the Triple Bypass route


Evergreen Chamber of Commerce -
Evergreen is one of Colorado's best kept secrets. At an elevation of 7,200 feet Evergreen offers an array of parks, art galleries, theater, restaurants, entertainment, and a variety of outdoor activities.

Idaho Springs Chamber of Commerce -
Idaho Springs is an eclectic community with a variety of restaurants, unique shops, parks, hiking trails and historical landmarks. Clear Creek, the river that winds through our town, has become second in Colorado for whitewater rafting and kayaking.

White Water Rafting - 303 567-0717
Enjoy exhilarating rafting on Clear Creek and the Arkansas River.

Georgetown Loop Rail Road - 888 456-6777
The Georgetown Loop Railroad brings Colorado history to life in a fun adventure that will thrill the entire family. An old-time steam locomotive chugs its way up the canyon to Silver Plume, hauling the train past the remains of several gold and silver mines.

Georgetown Shops and Restaurants -
Take I-70 East or West to exit 228 and go under the overpass towards the roundabout.- Take the first right off the roundabout and head into town.- Enjoy fishing on Georgetown Lake for the morning.

Silverthorne Outlet Mall -
We are conveniently located off I-70 at Exit 205 in Silverthorne. Just south of the Interstate is our RED VILLAGE, where you'll find great stores including Columbia, Gap and Tommy Hilfiger. Then, just a quick stroll to the north, you'll find our BLUE VILLAGE with top name brands like Nike, Coach and Polo Ralph Lauren. Our GREEN VILLAGE is connected via a pedestrian tunnel where you'll enjoy tasty food from stores including Chipotle Mexican Grill and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and more brands including Under Armour, Levi's and Carters.

Summit Chamber of Commerce -
The mountain communities of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, and Silverthorne, Colorado.

Town of Dillon --
The alpine lake community of Dillon is the perfect setting for a day of adventure and fun. Take advantage of a variety of boat, kayak and SUP rentals. Experience high altitude sailing.

Town of Frisco -
Enjoy Frisco’s Main Street food scene answers most every taste from a hankering for pizza to a “foodie” sensibility.
Summer at the Frisco Adventure Park is full of activity for everyone! The park includes biking, skating, disc golf, ball fields, wagon rides and a day lodge.

Town of Breckenridge -
The Breck Summer Fun Park located at the base of Peak 8 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, is regarded as one of the best summer activities to do with kids.- Only a short scenic commute up the free BreckConnect Gondola. The Summer Fun Park activities include: TenMile Flyer Zip Line, Gold Runner Coaster, SuperSlide, SuperPutt, Colorado SuperChair Scenic Chairlift Rides, Rockpile Climbing Wall, Mineshaft Maze, Pony Rides, SuperBungee Trampoline, Gemstone Panning, Ripperoo's Bounce House, Breck 4x4 Tours, BreckTreks Hiking Tours, Pony rides and Mountain Biking.
Breckenridge also has amazing shopping and a beautiful renovated arts district.

Town of Vail- -
Vail Mountain offers everything from fun, on-mountain activities like Ropes Challenge Courses and a Zip Flyer to trails you can enjoy on your own two feet - or wheels. With dining options at the top of both gondolas as well as live music Friday and Saturday nights, your summer trip to Vail isn't complete without a ride on Gondola One in Vail Village and the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival -
The glorious sounds of orchestral and chamber music will once again fill the air of the majestic Rocky Mountains this summer. Celebrating 20 years, Bravo brings over 40 acclaimed soloists, ensembles and three outstanding resident orchestras - the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic at Ford Amphitheater.

Farmers Market- - - - Sunday morning along with wonderful shopping.

Town of Avon --
The Town of Avon offers paved recreational paths around Nottingham Park, along the Eagle River, and throughout town. It also offers dirt single-tracks on the northwest side of town in the West Avon Preserve.  The paved pathways and the dirt trails provide opportunities to walk, jog or bike while enjoying the town's mountain landscape.

Avon Recreation Center - - 970 748-4060
The Avon Recreation Center is a spacious multi-use facility with over 40,000 square feet of fun!- Whether you want to join one of our many award-winning yoga classes, swim laps in our five-lane lap pool, or simply relax and daydream while floating along the lazy river, the Avon Recreation Center and its staff can surely accommodate your needs.- Great daily rates are available.


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Triple Bypass Sponsors

Associate sponsors

Clif Shot
CLIF Bar is a great-tasting energy bar made with a nutritious blend of organic rolled oats and wholesome ingredients for sustained energy. CLIF Athlete Series (Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bloks and Clif Organic Energy Food) is performance food, carefully crafted to support athletes before, during and after their most challenging adventures. Together, the series of products meets the energy needs of athletes using organic ingredients in each recipe.

Denver Sports
Out Front is Colorado's oldest and largest queer media. Celebrating 40 years this year, Out Front is committed to providing the queer community with a powerful media platform.

Denver Sports
Denver Sports is “The Voice of Broncos Country”. We ARE the Broncos, featuring the radio voice of the Broncos Dave Logan & Susie Wargin 10am-Noon plus Andy Lindahl & former Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey afternoons 3pm-6pm.

Denver Sports
Prestige Imports Porsche | Audi specializes in four wheeled, luxury vehicles; but they're also long time supporters of Colorado's two wheeled community. As a sponsor for several races across the state, Prestige Imports loves to promote the cycling lifestyle.


Supporting sponsors

Centura Health
Centura Health is a high quality health provider

Denver Sports
Primal Wear offers high quality cycling apparel

For those seeking vibrant and inspiring Rocky Mountain experiences in a comfortable, unpretentious, small-town setting, Avon is a year-round mountain resort community and the gateway to the world-renowned Beaver Creek Resort. It is a town that connects the shared values of both its residents and visitors, creating a one-of-a-kind place to visit, work, grow a business, raise a family and play in a spectacular outdoor setting.

Epic Mountain Gear

Summit Daily News
Summit Daily News

Contributing sponsors

Bike Source
BikeSource is your source for everything cycling in Denver. Our experts are here to help everyone from beginners to advanced cyclists. With store locations in Highlands Ranch, University Hills and Littleton, we can help you experience the ride of your life.

Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Properties

Optimize Endurance




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Become A Sponsor

Good for the Community • Good for Business

Aligning your business with the Triple Bypass is not only good for the community, but good for business as well. Your association with this premier Rocky Mountain cycling event can help reach and impact 5,000 educated, affluent and culturally-savvy attendees and create brand experiences in a non-traditional way. Sponsorship packages include many tangible and actionable rights and benefits.

  • Achieve Marketing & Communications Objectives
  • Underscore community commitment & social responsibility
  • Receive positive media relations
  • Attract customers & generate leads
  • Engage Employees
  • Entertain Clients

To learn more about the advantages of event marketing through your sponsorship of the Triple Bypass CLICK HERE or contact Creative Strategies Group at 303-558-8181.

Creative Strategies Group (SG) is a Denver-based, full service sponsorship and event marketing agency that consults with sponsorship properties in the identification of their most sponsorable assets, as well as the packaging, pricing and sales strategies to attract corporate and media sponsors.


Triple Bypass Volunteers


Interested in becoming a 2016 Triple Bypass Volunteer?


Triple Bypass Volunteer Application (Editable PDF)


For more information about 2016 Triple Bypass volunteer opportunities, please contact Ride Director, Jenny Anderson at


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