Tough start for Ride the Rockies participants

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Everyone knew months before the start of this years Ride the Rockies that stage 1 was going to be the hard, real hard but if geography alone and distance wasn't enough, Mother Nature swoops in to make this stage evil. Snow was reported on top of Berthod Pass and the start to today's stage is reported at 29 degrees. Good news is according to riders there, they have blue skies and warm sun. Maybe some of the crazy who start ride at 5:30 might want to hold off an hour or 2 today!

Day 2 Stage

From Ride the Rockies Website
In light of adverse conditions on today’s planned Ride The Rockies route, we made a determination that the safety of RTR participants was best served by ending today’s ride at approximately 4:00 pm. We are doing everything in our power to transport riders safely, efficiently and quickly to their lodgings in today’s host community, Winter Park.

We make every effort to plan for the unexpected, and we appreciate the exceptional flexibility shown by our staff, volunteers and riders as conditions evolved throughout the afternoon.
As we all know, Colorado weather is unpredictable. To all of our participants and sponsors, we recognize your dedication to Ride The Rockies as we look forward to the remainder of the tour as planned. We anticipate a great week of riding with you all, and ask for your continued patience as we focus on ensuring the safety of RTR participants.

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