The new RED ROCKS Challenge…Ride To Defeat ALS …For Those Who Care is now part of the DEATH RIDE Tour Inc Charity Cycling Events supporting ALS Research. This is the toughest and most scenic ride currently through the Colorado Front Range, The ride is followed by an epic after-party and Vendor Expo. Participants of the RRC will ride through local landmarks including Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks Park, as well as classic mountain towns of Evergreen, Morrison and others. The ride has 4 different mileage courses with a 62 Mile Metric Century, 50 & 30 Milers and a new 5 Mile Children’s Classic Challenge for 6-17 year olds. There are certainly some challenging climbs in elevation and beautiful scenery. Some of the best on the Front Range.

The event is fully supported with Aid Stations, Mechanical & Medical Support along with a dedicated crew of volunteers all to support the ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter to help the families dealing with ALS and all the pALS.

The RED ROCKS Challenge being part of the DEATH RIDE Tour Inc., is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit – Tax ID 27-1823372 and all proceeds are donated to the ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter.

For Pricing, to Register or Donate or Ride Details, Click HERE.

For Sponsorship Information please contact President & Executive Director, Barry Sopinsky at:

What’s new in 2017?

The RED ROCKS Challenge (Formerly know as the RED ROCKS Gran Fondo, RED ROCKS Century and the HEALING WHEELS Ride) is now part of the DEATH RIDE Tour Inc., Charity Cycling Events, which was established in 2009 and has donated over $240,000 to worthwhile charities to support ALS Research.

Red Rocks Challenge - Ride to Defeat ALS For Those Who Care

The new logo is a collaboration between Brandon Sopinsky, Sopinsky Creations, and David Dzurek, Dzurek Design. Look for the 2017 jersey design coming soon. PRIMAL is the official gear supplier of the RED ROCKS Challenge.

Why is it called a Challenge?

By definition a challenge is “a task or situation that tests someone’s abilities”. The RED ROCKS Challenge certainly meets these criteria with 6300 feet of climbing over 62 miles with some hills that briefly exceed 12% grades. The two other courses 50 & 30 miles also gives the participant a challenging course within the designated mileage.

What’s changed from last year (besides the name, logo, and Managing Company)?

Well really not too much more. The RRC will still use PRIMAL as our event gear supplier and we’ll be adding more gear available besides just a jersey. The RRC will be a fund raising event with each adult participant is required to raise a minimum of $300 by ride day September 2, 2017. Fund Raising Pages can be set up through imathlete – click here

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Children’s Fund Raising commitment is $50 by ride day, September 2, 2017 also.

Is this still a charity-based event?

The RED ROCKS Challenge …Ride To Defeat ALS …For Those Who Care is now part of the DEATH RIDE Tour Inc., Charity Cycling Events which is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit, Tax ID 27-1823372 and all proceeds of this event are donated to the ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Why ALS? Barry Sopinsky, the President, Executive Director and Founder of the DEATH RIDE Tour Inc’s father Irvin Sopinsky died of ALS when Barry was 13 after a 7-year battle. Barry founded the DRTInc., in 2009 and since then has been fortunate effort to have donated back $240,000 to worthwhile charities focusing his efforts on ALS Research. For more information on ALS check out: and also  If you would like to become a Sponsor or Vendor for the RED ROCKS Challenge, please contact Barry Sopinsky at: or click here for more information.

Why we ride?

First and foremost we ride to Find a Cure for the devastating, horrible & ugly disease ALS. We ride for (TZEDAKAH) Hebrew for, To Give Back, To Be Righteous, To Do The Right Thing. We ride for the physical challenge and the experience of doing this with family & friends. Finally we ride for our wonderful community and a great experience to appreciated the wonder and beauty around us. The DRTInc., motto, “ Ride Strong …Live Strong … And Give Back (TZEDAKAH) More Than You Get.

Thank you,

Barry Sopinsky
President & Executive Director
DEATH RIDE Tour Inc, Charity Cycling Events