Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4610   Event: Ramble Ride
Application Date: 05/29/2019    Event Date: 07/31/2019   Thru: 08/01/2019
Contact 1 Name: Peter Discoe
Address: 2249 Shawnee Court
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Online Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/29329302

Day one:
CR38E to Buckhorn Road. Approx 12 miles
Buckhorn Rd over Pennock Pass to Pingree Park Rd. Approx 29 miles
Pingree Park Rd to Poudre Canyon Rd. Approx 11 miles
Poudre Canyon Rd to CR69. Approx 5 miles
CR69/Manhattan Rd to Creedmore Lakes Rd. Approx 10 miles
Creedmore Lakes to Beaver Meadows camp spot. Approx 2 miles.

Day 2:
Creedmore Lakes Rd to Deadman Road. Approx 2 miles
Deadman Road to CR80 Approx 23 miles
CR80 to Larimer River Rd. Approx 1 mile
Larimer River Rd to Hohlnholz Lake Rd. Approx 6 miles
Hohnholz Lake Rd to FS157 Approx 15 miles
At this point, we leave Larimer County.

The Ramble Ride is in its fourth year on this route.

The Ramble Ride is a 3-day supported bike ride to Steamboat Springs, two of which take place in Larimer County. This year due to sponsorship changes, we will host fewer riders and will cap at 60-70 participants. This is a non-competitive, social style ride where riders do not ride in large groups and as in years past, our groups tend to max out at 5-7 riders in any one group, and often riders in groups of 2-3, allowing easy passing by vehicles and other shared road use individuals.

Having hosted this event on the same course for multiple years, our team is well versed with the route, and have established protocols and operational plan that facilitate safety and minimizes impact to the local community.

A change from years past is we no longer are staying at Bellaire Lakes Campground. Instead, we will stay night one at Beaver Meadows. Only about 3 miles further, we anticipate similar arrival times.

We host this event in Larimer County on weekdays to also limit interaction with traffic and weekend use groups in Roosevelt NF. It is our experience that we have very little traffic on the route during this time.

USFS permits in concurrent process.

Estimated Participants: 60   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: CATERED
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Wed. 07/31/2019: 6:30 AM - 4 PM
   Thu. 08/01/2019: 6:30 AM - 4 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 07/07/2019
COI attached

2. Date Submitted: 07/07/2019
COI attached

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.

Code Compliance

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved


Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: It is understood from past Ramble Ride reviews, food is purchased locally then prepared in the wilderness at the camp sites utilizing a camp kitchen setup.
Please note that food must be sourced from commercial, approved sources...for example: no 'raw' dairy products, no food prepared under Cottage Food Act (home prepared baked goods, jams, salsa, etc), only USDA or equally inspected meats, etc. Approved sources should hold a 2019 Colorado Retail Food license such as a grocery store or restaurant.
The actual food prep and service at the camp sites is exempt from licensing but the food handlers are still required to follow all food safety requirements in regards to temperatures, safe food handling (handwashing, gloves, sanitized surfaces), cooking temperatures, etc. Please see interpretive memo link below:

For more information on food handling at 'outdoor events', please review the following link:

The submitted Operation Plan document is very helpful in understanding logistics for trash/waste, water, restrooms, etc.

Thank you!

Email Health

Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


Email Larimer County Emergency Management

Poudre Canyon Fire District

Status: Approved

Comments: Looks well organized, once again. Have a great ride.

Email Poudre Canyon Fire District

Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

Email Risk Management

Rist Canyon Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: As you know, Buckhorn Road is narrow & w/o shoulders.

Sat phones in sag vehicles (noted) is important because there is no cell coverage on much of the route in RCVFD territory.

Note once you pass the Buckhorn Ranger station you are out of RCVFD response territory.

Email Rist Canyon Fire

Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: We will be doing normal maintenance on some of these roads so please contact Jim Frick @ 970-498-5663 one week prior to the race for information on where we will be working and the status of the roads.

Email Road & Bridge


Status: Approved


Email Sheriff

Final Disposition


Good Morning Peter,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved. Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of your event.

Have a great day!