Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 6072   Event: Ride the Rockies
Application Date: 11/15/2022    Event Date: 06/10/2023   Thru: 06/11/2023
Organization: Ventures Endurance Events, LLC   Phone: 773-562-9337
Address: 85 Devonshire St Floor 9, Boston, MA 02109
Contact 1 Name: David Benjes
Address: 519 Adams Avenue
Louisville CO 80027
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: https://ridetherockies.com/
Please find the link below that will give you access to the entire route. The section in Larimer County is our Prolog (Saturday June 10th), Day 1 (Sunday June 11th) and Day 6 (Friday June 16th)

2023 Ride the Rockies
Route description and highlights
All rides leave with a scheduled police escort roll-out

Prologue: Saturday
Ft. Collins – 47 mile loop
Ft. Collins is a cyclist heaven, rolling hills, quiet farm roads and amazing food and fun!
The ride starts at our host venue just north of downtown Ft. Collins and heads north on county roads by several small lakes. The first 20 miles riders will gradually climb 800’ until they reach HWY 287. The next 10 miles drops most of the gained elevation until the route meets the small town of Bellview, then has two punchy climbs that ride past scenic Horsetooth Reservoir. The last 8 miles are downhill, back to the host venue.

Stage 1: Sunday
Ft. Collins to Estes Park – 47 miles
And it begins! Day 1
The ride heads southwest into the mountains to Big Thompson Canyon (US-34). Big Thompson is an iconic and scenic ride with big canyon walls that follow the Big Thompson River. The route up Big Thompson has an average 2.6% grade. Riders will leave the canyon at Drake and follow CO 43 until the road crests at the overlook into Estes Park at the Glenhaven community. 7 miles downhill into Estes Park and the warm welcome that only Estes Park can provide.

Estimated Participants: 2000   Estimated Spectators: 1000

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sat. 06/10/2023: 8 AM - 12 PM
   Sun. 06/11/2023: 8 AM - 12 PM

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