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Ride the Rockies

Benefit Bike Ride for SOS Outreach

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We are thrilled to launch our first evoTrip benefitting SOS Outreach with Ride the Rockies, a week-long 447-mile route across the Colorado Rockies. Donate or raise $2,000 to participate and help us make a difference for Colorado youth.

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2018 Details Coming Soon, but here are details from 2017
  • 1
    Meet up as a group and spend the night before the race in Alamosa, a small town surrounded by big views of the San Luis Valley. We'll share a meal together and learn more about SOS Outreach as we prep for our first day of riding.
  • 2
    The tour starts in the charming community of Alamosa; the ‘Gateway to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes’. The first 50-miles will warm your legs up before climbing and descending Wolf Creek Pass into Pagosa Springs. 92.8 miles/4,296’ Elevation Gain.
  • 3
    Day two has a few hills to climb, but nothing too major and the peak elevation is about 7,800 feet on top of Yellowjacket Pass. At Bayfield, cyclists will turn off the main road and enjoy a stroll through beautiful farmland and scenic valleys. The ride will provide moderate climbs and a couple of nice challenges before winding into Durango. 68 Miles/4,048’ Elevation Gain.
  • 4
    The first half of this picturesque ride begins with a good climb, making you appreciate the second half and return back toward town. The ride will touch the Southern Ute Reservation and will be a great recovery ride, helping you feel rested and ready to tackle the next day. Durango Loop: 38.7 Miles/2,490’ Elevation Gain.
  • 5
    No amount of training can prepare you for the breathtaking views that will present themselves on this day. This is one of the nation's most remarkable rides: every turn, summit, and mile will deliver unspeakable beauty. The route is part of the San Juan Skyway, and between Durango and Silverton it parallels the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. After climbing Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain Pass, cyclists will be rewarded by a warm welcome in Ouray, at their last aid station, before spinning out their final miles into Ridgway. 83 Miles/7,792’ Elevation Gain.
  • 6
    This is the shortest day of the week at 32 miles, unless you accept the Government Springs Challenge, which is a local favorite and was recently highlighted in the 2016 Official Montrose Visitor Guide. The quick spin from Ridgway will route you through peaceful farmland and rolling hills before bringing you into the the quaint community of Montrose. 32.4.Miles/490’ Elevation Gain (regular tour) / Government Springs Out-and-back Challenge: 51.9 Miles/2365’ Elevation Gain.
  • 7
    On the sixth day, RTR cyclists will enjoy a 65-mile ride with a couple climbs to the top of Cerro and Blue Mesa Summits. Participants will meander through the Curecanti National Recreation Area and enjoy the spectacular views of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, one of Colorado's must see destinations, before pedaling their way into the base camp of the Rocky Mountains; Gunnison. 65 Miles/6,691’ Elevation Gain.
  • 8
    On its seventh and final day, the route will have no shortage of scenery and challenges. Cyclists will make their way to top of Monarch Pass and enjoy close to 20 miles down hill to the finish line in Salida. Participants will celebrate with 2,000 new and old friends as they reflect and rejoice at having turned 447 miles into a lifetime of memories! 65.9 Miles/4,360’ Elevation Gain.
Trip Package Includes
  • A guaranteed spot of the 2018 SOS x evo Ride the Rockies team
  • A custom swag bag from Giant & evo
  • Unparalleled cheerleading and SAG support from evo & SOS Outreach 
  • Custom commemorative cycling kits
  • The breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains
  • Two nights hotel lodging, tent set-up and support for all other nights.
  • Two celebratory team meals.
  • The knowledge that you are riding for SOS Outreach
Not Included
  • Travel expenses to and from starting / ending points.
  • Bicycle or equipment rental
  • Most meals. RTR host communities will provide inexepensive options at each site.
    Questions? Call or email us!
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THE ROUTE

SOS Outreach has 10 guaranteed entries in the 2018 ride! To receive one of these coveted spots and BYPASS the lottery, you are required to register with us and raise (or donate) a minimum of $2,000 for SOS Outreach.

The 33rd tour will be announced in February 2018, but the 2017 tour will showcase the communities of Alamosa, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Ridgway (supported by Ouray), Montrose, Gunnison, and Salida. Beginning in Alamosa, the ‘Gateway to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes’, the ride will traverse through some of the same mountain passes made famous by the historic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. From Alamosa, cyclists will cover 447 miles and ascend over 32,000’ vertical feet, all the way to the ‘Heart of the Rockies’ in Salida.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Be sure your bicycle and equipment measure up to the terrain of Ride The Rockies. You will likely encounter several multi mile passes with grades averaging 6-7%. A well tuned, lightweight multi speed bicycle is necessary to climb the mountain passes you’ll encounter during the Tour. If you’re uncertain if your bike will make the grade, stop by our Denver location for a check-up!
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FAQ
FAQ
  • How do I sign up?
    SOS Outreach has 10 guaranteed entries to this year’s ride! To receive one of these coveted spots and BYPASS the lottery, you are required to register with us and raise (or donate) a minimum of $2,000 for SOS Outreach. Joining the team is first come first served! Email Becca (rgould@sosoutreach.org) to join the invite list. SOS will support you in making your donation and/or fundraising for your space.
  • Can I choose my roommate / book a private room?
    Yes, based on availability. Yes. If you have a roommate request, please let us know. By default, we will place two people per room with two beds, but we may have the ability to place 3 or 4 together as well. Single Occupancy rooms may be available at an additional cost of $400. Please check in with Customer Care before booking if this will determine your participation.
  • What is NOT included in this trip?
    Transportation: you will cover your own airfare for the trip as well as any costs associated with transfering your bicycle. Most lunches and dinners. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your flight and belongings as well as cover medical expenses. We recommend planning to spend $300 on meals, drinks and extras.
  • What gear should I bring?
    You can find a complete gear list above. We recommend bringing your own bike, however our Denver store does have some rentals available for this trip.
  • Will we be able to wash our clothes?
    Yes, though there will not be daily laundry access.
  • What do I do with my bike each night?
    You'll use the Ride the Rockies Bike Corral at the HQ site! Each town will have a bike corral with volunteers keeping a watchful eye from 10:00 a.m. on the day of arrival until 9:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Security will ensure that the bike tag number on your bike matches the wristband number you’ve been assigned. No one will be allowed to remove a bike from the corral without proper identification. We recommend you bring a lock for use at other locations. NOTE: Ouray will provide a bike Corral on June 14 for participants staying in lodging properties. However, RTR will not transport bikes from Ridgway to Ouray or Ouray to Ridgway on buses. This means that, should you choose to stop in Ouray on June 14 instead of finishing in Ridgway, you are responsible for riding your bike on June 15 from Ouray, or getting your bike to the start in Ridgway via your own transportation. RTR route support will be available to participants that ride their bikes from Ouray on June 15.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    The deposit for the trip is non-refundable and cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee (see policy below). For this reason, we recommend you consider purchasing travelers insurance, which will cover the cost of your trip in extenuating circumstances. All cancellations must be submitted to evo in writing, are effective as of the date we receive them according to our internal records, and will be subject to a cancellation fee as follows (amounts are per person and only apply to amount paid after the non-refundable deposit amount): Cancellation 60 days or more prior to trip departure - Non-Refundable Deposit. Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to trip departure - 50% of total booking cost. Cancellation less than 30 days prior to departure - 100% of total booking cost. Cancellation policy for custom trips may differ from these terms and will be communicated prior to booking No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. The same applies if you leave a trip or cannot fully participate in a trip due to injury or illness. Refunds will be at the discretion of the Company if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
  • Can I just pay the full amount now? // When is the full amount due?
    SOS Outreach will be managing all payments. $1000 is due as a deposit upon booking. Please contact Becca with any questions: rgould@sosoutreach.org.You will have the option to make your donation payment or fund-raise from your community for your ride.The fair market value of this trip is $500.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    You are responsible for booking your own travel. We will send full details to meet up with the group the day before the ride begins as the trip approaches.
  • I am gluten-free / vegetarian / halal/kosher… will there be food options available for me?
    Yes, and… For group meals provided by evo, there will be options available. For all dietary restrictions, we recommend that you bring some snacks just in case.
  • Why should I get involved / Why SOS Outreach?
    “Before SOS, I saw no future, and I didn’t know who I was. I was constantly putting myself down and it was hard to find a reason to be happy. But all that’s changed because of SOS. My [mentor] group has helped me become a stronger, new me. Not only do I smile but I now reach out for help instead of holding it in... SOS is not only an organization for kids, but a rescue center for most.” - Elizabeth, 4-year SOS-Denver participant For 23 years SOS Outreach has transformed the lives of 50,000 youth like Elizabeth. Through programs steeped in outdoor adventure, SOS creates opportunities for 3,700+ Colorado youth to cultivate relationships, foster community, and unleash their potential to thrive. Join evoTrip in supporting this great cause to shape the next generation of our communities.
  • I can't come, but I want to help...
    This year, 10 members will ride 447 miles with over 2,000 cyclists in this year’s Ride the Rockies sponsored by the Denver Post. That’s a team total of 4,470 miles! By pledging a penny for every mile they ride, you will be donating $44.70 (or any amount of your choosing!) to help our team reach their goal! Share with your friends and family and help us accomplish our goal at http://coloradogives.org/sosoutreach.
  • More questions? Call us!
    Our team would love to help answer any additional questions you have! Please send a message to evotrip@evo.com or to Becca at rgould@sosoutreach.org. Also check out www.ridetherockies.com/logistics/
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