The Deer Creek Challenge

From the press release:

MOST CHALLENGING 100-MILE CYCLING EVENT IN THE UNITED STATES

SET FOR DEER CREEK CANYON, COLORADO

AUGUST 29, 2010

DENVER, CO – On Sunday, August 29, 2010, 1,500 to 3,000 road cyclists will attempt Colorado’s newest cycling event – the Deer Creek Challenge. The event’s 100-mile course features a 12,741-foot elevation gain (averaging 127 feet per mile), making it the most challenging single-day Century ride in the United States.

Deer Creek Canyon’s mountainous terrain, natural beauty and metro-Denver location make the area a popular destination for Colorado’s hardy cyclists, many of whom train on portions of the course throughout the summer. This organized ride will provide safety and complete support for participants to test their stamina at the end of the cycling season.

In addition to the 100-mile Century course, participants can also choose from 64-mile Metric Century and 33-mile options. All courses will begin and end at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, eliminating the need for bike transportation during the event. A post-ride party will feature ample rewards, including a catered lunch, free beer (for those 21 and over), free massages, a commemorative t-shirt and more. Participants can purchase commemorative tour or Century jerseys during registration, however only cyclists completing the Century ride will be eligible to receive the Century ride jersey.

Event registration opened on March 17, 2010. A $10 early registration discount will be given to the first 1,500 cyclists to register before May 1, 2010. Prices are $95 Century, $85 Metric Century, and $70 33-mile Option. Register at http://deercreekchallenge.com.

Event proceeds will benefit select nonprofits in the Deer Creek Canyon community as well as statewide.

Additional event information is available online at http://deercreekchallenge.com.