The Stonewall Century is a challenging road bike ride along one of Colorado's most beautiful scenic highways, 102 miles from La Veta to Segundo and back. Come and enjoy some of the best road riding in Southern Colorado.
You'll be treated to scenic vistas, friendly volunteers, great feed stations, and steep hills. The route follows Highway 12, a Colorado Scenic Byway known as the "Highway of Legends". You'll start in La Veta at 7,013 ft elevation, climb to the top of Cuchara Pass (9,945 ft), descend to 8,400 ft then climb to the second feed station at North Lake (8,600 ft). The route descends to the beautiful town of Stonewall and on to the lunch stop in Segundo, where the route reverses and returns, climbing along Highway 12. You'll encounter a little hill the locals call "Soul Crusher" at 83 miles into the 102-mile ride. The grade on this beast exceeds 10%. Have no fear, the steepest section lasts only one mile, the grade lessens toward the top and cold watermelon awaits you at the summit. Then you'll enjoy a 17-mile descent into La Veta, where a BBQ chicken dinner, door prizes, live music, and massage tables await you in Town Park.