Thanks for riding!
Registration – $125 includes jersey, t-shirt, hat, medal & complete support.
Registration Children’s – 6-17 – $60 includes jersey, t-shirt, hat, medal & complete support. All minors under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
Red Rocks Challenge offers four routes (see route description below):
- A Full Epic Metric Century
- An abbreviated 50 Mile
- A fun and scenic 30 Mile
The elevation of the 62 mile ride is 6300 and there are a few hills that briefly go above a 12% grade.
There are two major climbs on the 62 mile ride, Climb 1 – Brook Forest: 7500 – 8900 ft and Climb 2 – High Dr.: 7400 – 8000 ft (3.5 miles).
The 50 mile ride will only have 1 major climb.
If you’d like to pick-up your packet in advance of the ride, you can do so at the following places on Friday September 1, 2017 between 11am-4pm.
T.E.V. Edelweiss (start and finish location)
Adventure Cycling, 4361 S Parker Rd, Aurora
Campus Cycles, 2102 S Washinton, Denver
VeloSoul Cyclery, 1109 S Pearl St, Denver
Republic Cycles, 2626 Baseline Road, Boulder
If these pickup spots are not convenient, we can mail your packet to you AS LONG AS YOUR FULL RAISING MINIMUM AS BEEN MET. There will be a $12.95 charge to mail any packets. All packets need to be mailed by August 15, 2017 in order to arrive on time.
September 2nd, Ride Day
Red Rocks Challenge is a RIDE, not a Race. Recommendations on start times will be announced with the routes.
7:00am – Metric Century & 50 Mile Route
8:00am – 30 Mile Route
8:30am – 5 Mile Kids Challenge
START LINE: T.E.V. Edelweiss Club
17832 Highway 8, Morrison, Colorado
From C-470 E take Morrison Rd./Hwy 74. Go south on Hwy 8 and head up the hill about a mile. The entrance of T. E. V. Edelweiss and parking will be on your left.
From C-470 W take exit 285, go R on Morrison Rd/Bear Creek Ave. The entrance of T. E. V. Edelweiss and parking will be on your right.
Look for the big blue and white pole.
PLEASE CARPOOL if possible. Parking is limited. Overflow parking will be available across from Cafe Prague in downtown Morrison once Edelweiss parking fills up.
6:00-8:00am Registration and Packet Pickup
7:00am START TIME
All riders should be on the route no later than 8:30am
10:30am-4:00pm Post Ride Celebration at T.E.V. Edelweiss Club
Expo features vendors, music, food, and more!
Riders depart Edelweiss Club in Morrison and warm up through gentle climbs in Red Rocks Park in the morning light, exiting through Dinosaur Ridge back to Morrison. Riders then proceed up the gentle grade on Bear Creek Rd to Evergreen Lake. Riders will find an aid station in Idledale, and another one at the Challenge Course turnaround a mile past Evergreen Lake.
At the 2nd aid station, riders will have covered ~20 miles. Challenge Course riders will relax at the aid station then take the downhill on Bear Creek Rd back to Edelweiss Club for a total of 32 miles. They will pass the Idledale aid station again on their way back down.
Metric Century riders will continue up Brook Forest Rd. for a mile or so before hitting the start of the first climb. Riders will climb for about 5 miles on Brook Forest Rd., ending at the peak of Brook Forest Rd. and celebrating their climb at an aid station.
Riders then descend to 73 and head north to N. Turkey Creek Rd. and arrive at another aid station at the intersection.
50 Mile (BAIL-OUT OPTION): For those that don’t feel like doing another climb, riders can proceed from the aid station and continue north on 73 to Evergreen Lake and return to Edelweiss Club via Bear Creek Rd. They will pass the Idledale aid station again on their way back down.
Metric Century riders continue on to N. Turkey Creek Rd. for about 5 miles before turning left onto High Dr. Once on High Dr., the 2nd climb begins and continues for ~4 miles to the top of High Dr., finishing the section at another aid station.
After the aid station, riders will descend with care via Little Cub Creek Rd to Bear Creek Rd. and back to Edelweiss Club. The Idledale aid station will remain open for returning riders.
All riders will meet at the Edelweiss Club for a catered lunch and post-ride party.
Aid Stations (mile markers):
Aid #1: Ideldale Church: Outgoing (12 mile), Returning (55 mile)
Aid #2: Brook Forest Rd 1/4 mile after intersection of Brook Forest and 73 (20 mile)
Aid #3: Summit of Brook Forest Rd. (27 mile)
Aid #4: 73 and N. Turkey Creek Rd. (35 mile)
Aid #5: Summit of High Dr. (45 mile)