On Course

Food and Fuel

We will have plenty of variety on course from chips and pretzels to fresh fruit, cookies and power poducing Clif Bar products. Thorne Catalyte hydration/sports drink and water will be provided at all stations and the additional treat of a light lunch provided by Biju’s Little Curry at the Loveland Aid Station.  Always carry additional water and energy snacks.

Start & Cut-Off Times

Generally, the start-time is between 5:00 – 7:30am. If you choose to leave earlier, aid will not be available until 6am. Colorado Law requires every bicycle being operated before Sunrise and after Sunset to be provisioned with a working Headlamp and Taillight. Be smart, as they will be patrolling and may remove you from the ride.  Be aware that an early start may help to avoid any late day rain that is notorious in All riders must start by 8:00am. All riders must be OFF the course by 8:00pm.

For the Double Bypass: Georgetown Start @7:30am

For the Single Bypass: Copper Start @10:30am

SAFETY

Safety is our primary concern. The organizers insist that you adhere to the below information for your safety as well as other event participants. While we have tried to outline the necessary information for you to have a safe ride, please remember that cycling events can be dangerous. Be careful, your safety is your responsibility and you are riding at your own risk Safety violators will be removed from the current and future events.

  • This is a RULES OF THE ROAD RIDE. You must always obey all Traffic Laws and Law Enforcement personnel.  Law Enforcement has authorization to remove you from the ride if they feel at their discretion you are riding in a manner that is a danger to yourself or other cyclists on the road.
  • Helmets are required at all times.
  • Please, no earphones!
  • No child carriers or children on your bike.
  • Expected and unexpected weather changes (cold, heat, wind, rain, hail and snow) can quickly occur, so be prepared with extra layers of clothing.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and location at all times. If calling for assistance please be as concise as possible (i.e., require support at mm 27 on Squaw Pass Rd. before the summit)
  • Ride single file and to the right at all times.
  • Stay to the right of the road or path and DO NOT CROSS the Center Line!!! Be alert and respectful to other riders and vehicles.
  • 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, CO2 canisters, a pump, patch kit etc. to be prepared for mechanical issues.
  • Carry extra water and 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 earlier as the rest stops might not be open. Eat before you’re hungry. Eat often during your ride, and 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.

SAG

Official SAG Vehicles will be available for riders needing assistance throughout the day.  These vehicles will be identified by their windshield stickers and by the green flag affixed to the back window.  We will have plenty of assistance available to you, on a first come first serve basis.

 These volunteers will be available to move you forward if you need a break, provide some assistance in case of a minor mechanical (note:  assistance might mean moving you to the next mechanic, or First Aid location).  All riders will be provided with a Dispatch phone number via email, Rider Instructions, cue sheets, etc.  If you need assistance please call the dispatch number and someone will come to your aid as soon as they can.  SAG vehicles will also carry a few snacks, extra water, and rudimentary first Aid supplies.  SAG vehicles are instructed to always move riders forward.  They will not return you to the previous Aid Station but will take you to the next Aid Station, or the finish, whichever is applicable.

FINISH LINE FEAST

After you complete your epic Colorado cycling experience, enjoy a scrumptious meal to refuel and replenish those hard-working legs. Meat lovers, vegetarians and gluten-free will all be happy as we have curated a menu from the legendary Footers Catering.

This year, we are offering a delicious noodle bar with all the fixin’s, meats and dessert. Check out the menu!

Additional meal tickets for your friends and family can be purchased on site for an additional $25.