Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 7109   Event: Venus de Miles
Application Date: 03/20/2023    Event Date: 08/26/2023
Organization: Greenhouse Partners   Phone:
Contact 1 Name: Mariel McCown
Address: 1820 Folsom St
Boulder CO 80302
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Saul Huerta

Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: https://www.venusdemiles.com/
Please see attached cue sheet and maps

Additional affected zip codes:

Please see attached documents for detailed information regarding the county roads permit requirements.

Venus de Miles is Colorado’s original and largest all-women’s road ride and finish festival. Women from around Colorado and across the country ride together for sisterhood and community, ending at an iconic finish festival with food, drinks, live music, wellness activities, and more.

Venus de Miles encourages all riders to fundraise for Greenhouse Scholars, an education nonprofit that cultivates extraordinary leaders to change low-income families and communities. They are creating results through the transformative power of higher education by working with the most inspiring role models from our country’s lowest resourced communities. A portion of all Venus de Miles profits as well as all fundraising dollars go directly to Greenhouse Scholars.
Participants are expected from all over Colorado, in addition to neighboring states. We are targeting 1200 riders for our 16th year and will continue in Lyons for our 3rd year at Bohn Park. Venus originally started in Longmont at Prospect Park but moved to Lyons after 12 years. We are estimating 50 spectators to be spread throughout the course, in addition to 150 volunteers.

Estimated Participants: 1300   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: VENDOR
 Alcohol IS being served.

   Sat. 08/26/2023: 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 03/21/2023
We understand organized bike tours historically have not been able to travel up to Carter Lake due to boating traffic congestion. However, we are hoping to offer the Carter Lake section as an option only to those riding our 66-mile course. We have planned an alternate route for riders to continue straight on S County Rd 29 instead of turning right onto Pole Hill Rd up to the lake, and are estimating that half of our 66-mile riders will choose this option. We hope that the low volume of cyclists choosing this option in this area over a short amount of time will make this option possible. We sincerely appreciate your consideration.

2. Date Submitted: 03/31/2023
The routes do not enter Fort Collins city limits.

3. Date Submitted: 03/31/2023
Updated course maps and cue sheets for 30-mile, 64-mile, 100-mile are attached. Full cue sheet timing and traffic plan coming soon.

4. Date Submitted: 03/31/2023
Updated full cue sheet with timing/traffic plan, updated Operations plan.

5. Date Submitted: 04/07/2023

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.

Berthoud Fire

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved


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City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved

Comments: Based on the map provided in this application, the ride does not enter Fort Collins City limits. Can you please confirm? **The event is not in the City of Fort Collins jurisdiction

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City of Loveland Permit Coordinator

Status: Approved


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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved

Comments: Make sure you submit your special event application to the State Patrol Special Event Unit as in previous years. If you coordinate a meeting as requested by Larimer County Sheriff, I will direct the meeting info to the correct people in the State Patrol.

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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: We have reached out to the applicant about applying for a special event liquor license if there will be alcohol sold or consumed in unincorporated Larimer County. Thank you, Elizabeth 03-31/2023 The applicant confirmed that alcohol is only being served in Boulder County. Thank you, Elizabeth

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Status: Approved

Comments: Thanks for working with us to modify your route

Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: The Health Department does not have significant concerns with this event. -The application indicates food will be provided by multiple food vendors. All food vendors must hold a 2023 Colorado Retail Food License or 2023 Larimer County Temporary Food License. To ensure vendors are approved to operate in Larimer County, the event coordinator should submit an Event Coordinator Application and an Event Vendor List no later than 14 days prior to the event. These documents can be found here: https://www.larimer.gov/health/environmental-health/food-safety-program -Water for drinking or mixing energy drinks shall be from a public, treated water supply (which can be transported and dispensed in clean and sanitized food grade containers, or provided using commercial bottled water). It is understood that Eldorado Springs will be provided gallons for the race course and festival. -1 portable restroom per 100 attendees will be provided. Portable restrooms will be provided at start/finish areas and throughout the race course at rest stops. Please ensure waste receptacles are provided at every toilet area, first aid stations and throughout the race course and festival. -Portable hand washing stations will be provided in each portable restroom area. -Please ensure an adequate number of trash receptacles are accessible throughout the event set up area, including in food service areas. -Ensure first aid stations are stocked with a first aid kit for minor inquires. -Food and water at aid stations shall be limited to prepackaged, commercially prepared items that do not require refrigeration (energy drinks, snacks, etc.). -All events must comply with the Larimer County Noise Ordinance. The ordinance is available on the County's web site at: www.larimer.org/policies/noise.htm. -Please ensure all volunteers/participants are aware of the emergency communication plans. -Shade tents will be provided.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Loveland Fire

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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Northern Water (Chimney Hollow Reservoir Project)

Parks & Open Lands

Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you.

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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: The 2023 Chip Seal program will be in process or just completed on portions of this event route. Be advised.

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Status: Approved

Comments: As this event is in multiple jursidictions (CSP, BCSO, LCSO, and EPPD) we should arrange a meeting to discuss LE needs and roles (IC, comms, etc). **CSP/LCSO have discussed MAC channel. Que sheet shows 4 posts needed by LCSO. P1- CR23/CR8 6:45-9:30, P2- CR23H/Hwy 34 7:15-10:30, P3- Hwy34/Glade 7:15-10:30, P4- CR 29/Hwy34 9:30-12:00.

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Thompson Valley EMS

Status: Approved

Comments: Will EMS Unlimited have transport capabilities or will they first respond and require transport from local EMS providers?

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