Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5676   Event: Steamboat Ramble Ride
Application Date: 10/22/2019    Event Date: 07/15/2020   Thru: 07/17/2020
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
Website: https://ramblerides.com
Starting at REI on 4025 S College Ave.

Turn left onto S Mason St
Turn right onto W Harmony Rd
Continue onto W County Rd 38 E
Continue straight onto Buckhorn Rd/?N Co Rd 27
Turn left onto Buckhorn Rd/?W Co Rd 44H
Slight left to stay on Buckhorn Rd/?W Co Rd 44H
Turn right onto Buckhorn Rd
Turn right onto N Co Rd 63E/?Pingree Park Rd
Turn left onto CO-14 W
Turn right onto N Co Rd 69
Turn left onto Co Rd 162/?Co Rd 68C
Continue onto Manhattan Rd
Turn left onto Manhattan Rd
Turn left onto W County Rd 74e/?Red Feather Lakes Rd
Turn left onto Deadman Rd
Turn left to stay on Deadman Rd
Turn left onto Co Rd 80C
Turn right onto Co Rd 103
Turn left onto Hohnholz Lakes Rd
Keep right to stay on Hohnholz Lakes Rd

On Honlnolz Lakes Road (FS 157) we leave Larimer County. MAP ATTACHED. FULL MAP ONLINE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31240698

Fifth-year Ramble Ride.

The Ramble Ride is a multi-day bikepacking trip that travels through Larimer County.
The roads are primarily gravel county roads, which are minimally traveled by motor
vehicles. Except for Buckhorn Road, which does have some homes, the remaining roads
are bounded by National Forest and traffic is primarily other recreational users.

We have our NF permit in concurrent process with Hillary Santana, Multi Forrest Recreational
Manager for Roosevelt NF.

The rider limit is capped at 150 by USFS in order to limit the impact on National Forest lands,
campgrounds and communities we travel through. This small group also eases traffic
concerns and improves our ability to manage safety for riders on the route.

Unlike other bicycle events or races, the small groups do not travel in a “pack” or
peloton. Due to the nature of bikepacking, the riders break off into groups of 4-8 and
travel at slower speeds. We find this aspect helps to limit impact and issues on
backcountry roads as the small groups are easily passed if needed.

Additionally, we use MUTCD/DOT event signage pursuant to NFS requirements in order to alert nonparticipants to an event. These are placed each day by the lead vehicle and picked up by
sag vehicle.

Estimated Participants: 150   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Wed. 07/15/2020: 7 AM - 3 PM
   Thu. 07/16/2020: 7 AM - 3 PM
   Fri. 07/17/2020: 7 AM - 3 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 01/28/2020
Event maps after being informed links no longer applicable. Numbered 1-5 with #5 taking us out of Larimer County.

2. Date Submitted: 01/28/2020
Maps after being informed that web links no longer applicable for Larimer Co. applications. Numbered 1-5, with #5 taking us out of Larimer County.

3. Date Submitted: 05/10/2020

4. Date Submitted: 06/05/2020
Blank 2020 rider waiver

5. Date Submitted: 06/23/2020

6. Date Submitted: 07/08/2020
COI for Larimer County. The time frame covers both July and September events.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


Email CDOT

City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved


Email City of Fort Collins

Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


Email Colorado State Patrol


Status: Approved


Email Engineering

Glacier View Fire Department

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


Email Glacier View Fire Department

Glen Haven Fire Department

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


Email Glen Haven Fire Department


Status: Approved

Comments: The applicant has received a variance from the Health Dept COVID Plan for Public Gatherings. Several modifications have been made to minimize disease transmission.

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. Due to COVID, food service has been modified to minimize contact and interactions among staff and participants.

As in the past, please ensure food is 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 2020 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 cold and hot holding temperatures, safe food handling (handwashing, gloves, sanitized surfaces), cooking temperatures, etc. All food preparation completed before the wilderness must be completed in a license retail food facility. Please see interpretive memo link below:

For some additional information on food handling at 'outdoor events' which are a similar venue, please review the following link:

The revised operations plan for COVID still require handwashing stations for camps sites and break stations. Restrooms are provided at the designated campgrounds and midpoint stops will be identified for riders along the routes.

Emergency communication and first aid trained staff and supplies will be available along the route.

Email Health

Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


Email Larimer County Emergency Management

Livermore Fire Protection District

Status: Approved

Comments: Is not is our district and we have few concerns about this.

Email Livermore Fire Protection District

Poudre Canyon Fire District

Status: Approved

Comments: Seems like a very well organized event. I do like the thoroughness of the medical plan. Have a great ride.

Email Poudre Canyon Fire District

Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Fire Authority

Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Valley Hospital

Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you.

Email Risk Management

Rist Canyon Fire

Status: Approved


Email Rist Canyon Fire

Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

Email Road & Bridge


Status: Approved


Email Sheriff

Final Disposition


Hi Peter,

Congratulations, your special event permit has been approved.

Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event"

Please print the application and have it available for the duration of your event.

Have fun!!