Iron Horse Classic — Three days of bicycling events in Durango, featuring a 50-mile road bike tour, a gravel tour, road race, criterium, mountain bike race. The bike ride to Silverton caps at 2,500 cyclists; register early. Dates: May 24-26, 2019
The Denver Post 2019 Ride the Rockies — Celebrating 34 years in 2019. The tour includes several mountain passes every year. Check the website for route and registration details. Sponsored by the Denver Post. Dates: June 8-15, 2019.
Great Divide Colorado Alpine — This van supported ride presented by Adventure Cycling Association passes some of Colorado’s highest peaks on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Most riding about 9,000 feet elevation. Dates: Aug. 3 – 12, 2019
The Bicycle Tour of Colorado — 2018 may have been the last year for this tour. Check the website for updates and details. Dates: 2019 TBA
Climate Ride – Colorado — The fund-raiser bike ride explores the Western Slope to Rocky Mountain National Park. Starts at Carpenter Ranch near Hayden, CO, a private conservation ranch known for its beauty and superb bird habitat. Rolls through Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River Valley to Boulder. Dates: Aug. 25-30, 2018
Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed — This fully supported bike tour from Silverthorne allows for a leisurely ride (32 miles a day average) through the Rockies going down to the Colorado River. Offered by the Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Aug. 3-9, 2019
Pedal the Plains — A three-day loop bike ride that explores the flatness of eastern Colorado. Fifty to 70 miles per day, with a century option. Sponsored by the Denver Post, but certainly not to be confused with Ride the Rockies. with a century option one day. (Announcement party Feb. 4, 2017) Dates:
Sept. 14-16, 2018 2019 TBA
Also check out:
Bike the Byways — 25 scenic bicycle routes in Colorado for independent-minded bicyclists.
B Strong Ride — 2019 TBA..
Aug. 11, 2018