109° West was born out of a desire to not only showcase the majestic beauty of Colorado, but to also provide cycling enthusiasts with an unrivaled level of service . This years route will prove to be a truly memorable week in the Rocky Mountains. The ride is a 7 day, recreational, non-race event, that is fully supported with aid stations, proper route markings, and a committed and competent staff.
It is our desire to fulfill the need for a Colorado ride that is smaller in size and yet provides a high level of comfort and convenience that is unmatched. Therefore the ride will utilize hotels, motels, B&B's and condominium accommodations for cyclists. Camping will not be an option on the 109° West ride. We aspire to provide a safe and memorable experience that will create a cycling community unique to 109° West and will encourage lasting connections long after the riding ends.
The 109° West Bicycle Tour will take place the 4th week of July 2014. It will be a 7-day event with the ride beginning on Sunday the 20th and ending on Saturday the 26th. Wednesday the 23rd will be a day off. Total mileage will be 472. The ride will be a loop, starting and ending in Salida, CO. Registration will take place on Saturday July 19th.
We would like to remind you that participating in any ride of this stature requires individuals to be physically fit and committed to the preparation necessary to "do the miles". While we are fully prepared to provide the necessary SAG support, it should be considered the exception and not the rule for planning your riding day.