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 27-28, 2023
2023 Ride the Rockies — The tour includes several mountain passes every year. 308 miles and 26,890 feet elevation gain in 2023. Check website for route and registration. Formerly sponsored by the Denver Post, the event is under new management — Ventures Endurance Events, a subsidiary of Gannett’s USA Today Network Ventures which also produces RAGBRAI. Dates: June 11-16, 2023
See also nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association bicycle tours offered in Colorado.
Also check out:
Bike the Byways — 25 scenic bicycle routes in Colorado for independent-minded bicyclists.
B Strong Ride — Benefits cancer care at the Center for Integrative Care at Boulder Community Hospital and also benefits the George Karl Foundation. Features a children’s ride and 3 options of 24 to 69 miles. Date: Aug. 12, 2023