FoCo Fondofest

Fort Collins, CO: Foco Fondo, a cycling event company, announces the return of gravel ride and festival FoCo Fondofest on August 3rd, 2019. This fourth year event returns with four route options: 12-, 25-, 50-, and the Bite the Bullet 107-mile challenge. The route finishes with a cycling festival, the Fondofest, at iconic New Belgium Brewing, complete with live music, an announcer, vendors, demos, Strider kid’s course, catered lunch, and, of course, New Belgium beer. Registration is now open. Although the ride is not a race, there are Strava segments for cash and riders who finish under a prestigious time limit on the Bite the Bullet challenge win a FoCo Fondo bolo tie.

The FoCo Fondofest fills the space between sanctioned races and supported group rides, scratching the competitive itch for some, but first and foremost, giving riders the experience of a lifetime. Riders will pass through remote old-time western towns, grasslands, parks and open spaces before making their way back to New Belgium Brewing for a festival celebrating cycling.

This year’s benefitting partner is again Safe Routes to School, a Fort Collins program with the objective of getting more kids on bikes for transportation and exploration. A portion of profits will go to fund after-school and summer programs, available to kids of economic statuses. “Fort Collins and Larimer county have amazing roads, rarely traveled by cars,” says co

-founder Zack Allison. “The dirt roads take you to a number of open spaces with beautiful views of the mountain range, that you don’t get from town. We want to bring this event to people of all ages and abilities and benefit one of the organizations that gets kids on bikes with Safe Routes to School.” In addition, many event partners are donating directly to Safe Routes to School.

About Foco Fondo: FoCo Fondo was founded from a love of exploration and adventure in 2016. This love took the event to the quiet rolling gravel hills of Northern Colorado. The FoCo Fondo seeks to share this love of exploration and adventure with Fort Collins no matter the mileage.

Palisade

 

Gran Fondo loosely translated means ‘big’ or ‘great ride’. The Palisade Gran Fondo is a fully supported, road cycling event on rolling terrain through picturesque orchards and vineyards of Western Colorado. The Palisade Gran Fondo is a fully supported, timed road cycling event on rolling terrain through picturesque orchards and vineyards of Western Colorado. Climb up onto the rugged Reeder and Purdy Mesas on back roads past farms and ranches. Attack the course for a podium spot or relax and enjoy the epic scenery–the choice is yours!

This event offers you a choice of two classic Western Colorado road rides–the 72 mile Palisade Gran Fondo or the 40 mile Palisade Piccolo Fondo. We will roll out at with a neutralized 4-mile warm-up spin along the Colorado River before you are cut loose to attack the 38 Road hill and traverse Palisade’s orchards and vineyards all of the way to Whitewater at your own best pace. Piccolo riders will turn around here and retrace their route, attacking each of the punchy rollers in the opposite direction. Palisade Gran Fondo riders will continue on to be faced with skirting the shoulder of the Grand Mesa as they climb Reeder and Purdy Mesas to 6100 feet.

 

Event details and registration here

Santa Fe Century

Santa Fe, NM

 

Miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail, onwards through the Galisteo Basin to the old village of Galisteo, and back into scenic Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe Century is the first major cycling event in the spring in the Southwest. The weather in May is moderate and provides an opportunity to shed the winter gear for some wonderful springtime riding in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The mission of the Santa Fe Century is to get people interested in cycling and to have fun doing it! Our ride is primarily volunteer led and organized. We welcome riders of all ages and abilities.

 

Event details and registration here

Vuelta A Dillon

Dillon

 

Riders mark your calendars for the 6th annual Prestige Imports Vuelta a Dillon Fondo style road event. This “Fondo” event is great for riders of all levels with 3 timed sections that allow you to see how you stack up against the other riders while enjoying the best views in the high country between timed sections.

Event promoter Rob Quinn comments “Looking forward to another great event in the best place to ride in Colorado….Dillon Colorado!”

The course includes timed sections up Montezuma Road, Ute Pass and a loop around Green Mountain Reservoir. After the event riders and Summit County residents and visitors will be treated to a free concert at the Dillon Town Park by Widespread Panic Tribute band Thin Air starting at 7 PM.

 

Event details and registration here

Golden Gran Fando

Golden

 

Ride with your friends, Race with your friends

3 Distances to choose from:
Gran Route (91 mi), Medio Route (63mi), Piccolo Route (20 mi)
4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Awards and Prizes for Gran, Medio, and Piccolo (top three by age group)
No racing license required

Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery

 

Event details and registration here

Part of the Gran Fando National Series, information here

The Whole Enchilada Enduro & Gran Fando

Moab, Ut

 

Please note that this event is under permit review by both the Moab BLM and USFS, When we have final approval and a date we will announce via social media as to the openiny day of on line registration. we will also announce the date, but plan on the 2018 version being in early to late september!

Yes, You read that title right! In addition to the Whole Enchilada Enduro (WEE) we are addition a Grand Fondo format for those really hard core folks who want to ride it from town all the way up to Gyser and Burro Pass, down the traditional Whole Enchilada Trail and back into town. This will of course have 4 to 5 fully stocked aid stations along the route each with a cut off time associated with and a shuttled ride back to town if necessary. The Whole Enchilada Enduro will also see some changes from years past including but not limited to new stages and a blind stage or two!

 

Event details and registration here

The Whole Enchilada Enduro & Gran Fando

Moab, Ut

 

Please note that this event is under permit review by both the Moab BLM and USFS, When we have final approval and a date we will announce via social media as to the openiny day of on line registration. we will also announce the date, but plan on the 2018 version being in early to late september!

Yes, You read that title right! In addition to the Whole Enchilada Enduro (WEE) we are addition a Grand Fondo format for those really hard core folks who want to ride it from town all the way up to Gyser and Burro Pass, down the traditional Whole Enchilada Trail and back into town. This will of course have 4 to 5 fully stocked aid stations along the route each with a cut off time associated with and a shuttled ride back to town if necessary. The Whole Enchilada Enduro will also see some changes from years past including but not limited to new stages and a blind stage or two!

 

Event details and registration here

The Whole Enchilada Enduro & Gran Fando

Moab, Ut

 

Please note that this event is under permit review by both the Moab BLM and USFS, When we have final approval and a date we will announce via social media as to the openiny day of on line registration. we will also announce the date, but plan on the 2018 version being in early to late september!

Yes, You read that title right! In addition to the Whole Enchilada Enduro (WEE) we are addition a Grand Fondo format for those really hard core folks who want to ride it from town all the way up to Gyser and Burro Pass, down the traditional Whole Enchilada Trail and back into town. This will of course have 4 to 5 fully stocked aid stations along the route each with a cut off time associated with and a shuttled ride back to town if necessary. The Whole Enchilada Enduro will also see some changes from years past including but not limited to new stages and a blind stage or two!

 

Event details and registration here

Pikes Peak Hill Climb & Gran Fando

Colorado Springs

 

Photos by Reid Neureiter

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The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo features a non-competitive fun rides that give cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.  This event will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Created in 2010, this year marks the 9th consecutive year of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, an annual event of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.  This event attracts the top competitive and recreational cyclists from across the nation and around the world.

At an elevation of 14,115′, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, is one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners, mountains that rise more than 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) above sea level, and the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is located within the Pike National Forest.  The mountain is named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

 

Event details and registration here

 

Part of the Colorado Summit Challenge Series, information here

Westbound & Down – Suerte Guanella Hill Climb

Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb

Idaho Spring

 

The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill climb is an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in North America. Challenge yourself to check one of the coolest and most notable rides off the list.

Event details and registration here

 

Part of the Colorado Summit Challenge Series, information here

Westbound & Down – Suerte Guanella Hill Climb

Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb