Cycling Events in Denver

Cycling Events in Denver
Surrounded by the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado is a city with both urban sophistication and an appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds it. While hiking and rock climbing are popular activities in the Mile High City, there are many cycling enthusiasts here as well. An active and thriving cycling community plans events throughout the year for bike riders, and the city offers many bike lanes and trails for travel on two wheels.

Denver Century Ride

The Denver Century Bike Ride welcomes riders of all ages and abilities to its June event that begins and ends at Mile High Stadium in Denver. A family-friendly fun ride is 22 miles, a metric century ride--100 km--is 62 miles, and the challenging century route is 100 miles long. The routes wind through urban, suburban, foothill and mountain terrain, so no matter which length you decide to do, you'll be able to experience a variety of scenery. Held on Father's Day, all proceeds from the Denver Century Ride go to charity, and there is a picnic and "finish line festival" held at the stadium after the ride.

Denver Century Ride
denvercenturyride.com

Denver Post Ride The Rockies

Ride the Rockies, sponsored by the Denver Post, is one of the most popular cycling events in Colorado, and all of the proceeds raised go to Denver Post Charities. The seven day trip through the Rockies is held every June, and miles vary from 35 to 100 miles per day, with an average of 60 or 70. Ride the Rockies is a non-competitive event that welcomes cyclists of all ages and abilities. However, it is limited to 2,000 participants, so there is a lottery held annually to determine those riders who can participate. If you're one of the lucky ones, you'll get to see and explore many of the state's natural wonders and small towns around Denver.

Denver Post Ride The Rockies
Denver Newspaper Agency
101 W. Colfax
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 954-6700
ridetherockies.com

Urban Assault Race

The Urban Assault Race is a sponsored cycling event held in various cities around the United States, including one in Denver. The unique Urban Assault Race is more than just a point-to-point bike race, however, as it combines a sort of scavenger hunt with mental and physical challenges. Teams of two race across the city on bicycles to find various "checkpoints" where they drop the bikes, complete a fun five-minute obstacle course that can include Slip-n-Slides, kayaks, brain teasers or other games, and then continue on their way. The winning team will complete all checkpoints and end up at the finish line first, where a celebration is held. This fun, funky event is held in late July.

Urban Assault Race
urbanassaultride.com

Article Written By Ashley Talley

Ashley Talley has been a professional writer for more than 10 years, specializing in travel and health. Her work has been published in "Coastal Living" magazine, "Wrightsville Beach Magazine" and "Choice," an anthology praised by "Vanity Fair" and the "LA Times." She graduated from Brown University with honors and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina.

Never Miss a Single Post

All our latest outdoor content delivered to your inbox once a week.

FREE UPDATES

Subscribe

We promise to keep your email address safe and secure.