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24th annual Ride for the Pass
May 19, 2018
THE RIDE FOR THE PASS IS A RECREATIONAL RIDE AND ROAD BIKE BEGINNING FIVE MILES EAST OF ASPEN AT THE WINTER CLOSURE GATE THAT ALLOWS RIDERS TO ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL SCENIC BYWAY BEFORE IT IS OPENED TO CARS FOR THE SEASON. THE RIDE BENEFITS IPF’S RESTORATION WORK ON THE PASS.
The Ride has two finish lines: The first at Weller Lake turnout, just over two miles from the starting line for families and recreational riders, and the second at the Independence ghost town site ten miles from the start. All riders doing the ten mile Independence route are timed and included in the competitive category for their respective age groups; all Weller riders are untimed.
In years past the Ride has attracted almost 500 riders and starting line registration has been crowded, so riders are encouraged to pre-register prior to the Ride. Winning race times to Independence are usually around 40 minutes, with most riders finishing in less than two hours.
There are aid stations and turnaround sites at various points along the route. The Ride is followed by a party at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen featuring free
NEW THIS YEAR: E-Bikes welcome! Category 1/pedal assist e-bikes ONLY will be welcome to ride. They will be in there own, untimed category and will NOT be eligible for prizes associated with placing. They will start 10 minutes after the timed, Independence riders.
Event details and registration here