The Vail Valley is a stopping point for many cycling events throughout the summer, but every July nearly 900 cyclists take to the roads for the area's biggest local bike tour.
The annual Comcast Colorado-Eagle River Ride has been the premiere local cycling event for the Vail Valley for 11 years and this year race organizers are expecting to draw nearly 1,000 riders. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Ski Resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers and includes the famous and fun, hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to suit each rider’s ability including a 100 mile, 68 mile and 42 mile. Many participants appreciate that the ride raises money for a Colorado-based youth development nonprofit called SOS Outreach, that gets at-risk youth outdoors through sports. Last year they raised nearly $50,000 for the cause.
“The route is unbelievable beautiful," said one rider. "The support is amazing, the volunteers are the absolute friendliest, and the other riders are courteous, fun and out for a good time. Each aid station feels like a moving party of reconnecting friends, neighbors running into each other, and people meeting for the first time.Its a great way to give back.”
The Comcast Colorado-Eagle River Ride will take place July 28 this year. If you are interested in registering or need more information please visit our website or call 970.926.9292.