Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5678   Event: Fort Collins Ramble Ride
Application Date: 10/22/2019    Event Date: 09/25/2020   Thru: 09/26/2020
Contact 1 Name: Peter Discoe
Address: 2249 Shawnee Court
Fort Collins CO 80523
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: https://ramblerides.com
This picks up the event when we enter Larimer County on FS 157 (Hohnholz Lakes Rd). Ends at REI on South College.

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

Full map online at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30950894

THis is a third-year running of this route in the Ramble Ride series. It is a reverse route of the July event.

Camping is on private land.

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: 75   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Fri. 09/25/2020: 7 AM - 3 PM
   Sat. 09/26/2020: 7 AM - 3 PM


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