What? – Its a free back-country race in Boulder County, with tons of climbing, all sorts of different terrain, various checkpoints, tastefully themed, and a ton of fun on your bike!
When? – Saturday, May 2nd 8:00am-ish
Where? – Kettle and Spoke Brewery in Boulder
What Should I Expect? – A free event with riders of all abilities, on a challenging route that hits almost every type of riding surface. Think 60ish miles with 7k feet of climbing. Race it, ride it, survive it, meet new riders, enjoy the checkpoints, and just have fun! Come prepared for a few stationed checkpoints with water and other beverages, prizes for no reason whatsoever, and a free taco bar at the finish. Giddy up!
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.
Firepower Cycling Camp
RyseOn and The Crippler are partnering to bring you the coolest event in cycling camp history. For one weekend, experience world-class coaching, all-inclusive amenities, and endless gravel roads. Base camp will be at The Nature Place near Florissant, Colorado with peak elevation nearing 9,000 feet.
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1,200 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northwest Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Yellow Jacket Pass, Stagecoach, Yampa and Oak Creek dot this incredible route. We host four different road ride routes—26, 46, 66 and 116 miles—and new this year, a 100 mile gravel route, something for riders of all ages and abilities. We are a non-competitive event, and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in our part of the world! We offer superb aid stations, support, and end of the ride barbecue and craft beer garden.
All proceeds from the Tour de Steamboat go directly to our beneficiary non-profits.
High-altitude views abound in every direction. Crisp mountain air exhilarates the senses. And swarms of riders fire each other up. And that’s before the ride even starts!
Both the 68- and 97-mile routes get right down to business, taking riders from downtown Winter Park onto remote gravel roads and up into the mountains.
Brand new for 2019, Crooked Gravel takes a few cues from an exploratory event the legendary Ron Kiefel put together a decade ago called Crooked Roubaix. Back before gravel bikes were really a thing, Kiefel and some friends set out on a 95-mile dirt-road adventure from Winter Park up into the high mountains on road bikes.
Brand new for 2019, Wild Horse Gravel showcases the unique high desertscape of the Western Slope. Hosted on the luxury High Lonesome Ranch, riders will be treated to a country cook-out, campfire, cabins, camping – or glamping – and the best local music. In short, there will be a Colorado country party to accompany the ride.
In addition to being hidden well, well off the beaten path, The High Lonesome Ranch simply isn’t open to riding year-round, so participants benefit from exclusive access to this secret stash of top-shelf gravel. You’ll only be disappointed if you were hoping for a bunch of auto traffic on the route…
We have two routes to choose from, and riders can decide which one on the day – even mid-ride. Feeling strong? Go long. Feeling like 50 miles is plenty? Totally your call.
A gravel bike or Cyclocross bike fitted with 30-35mm tires. Road & mountain bikes are welcome. For road bikes, come fitted with 28mm minimum and mountain bikes a slick 1.25-1.5 inch tire would be best.
It’s time to Rally! Back for its SIXTH year, we are gearing up for the Moots-Colorado Ranch Rally 2019. Limited to 200 riders we are planing for a great day of riding and raising money for the COMMUNITY AG ALLIANCE of Steamboat. This fundraiser ride is an amazing way to see the roads less traveled around Steamboat, meet some new friends and challenge yourself along the way. Yes, we have opened this awesome day up to just a few more people so we don’t leave anyone out.
Where the pavement ends and the fun begins.
Now in its sixth year, the Moots Colorado Ranch Rally is a 50 mile bicycle ride held on the gravel and dirt roads around Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Just 5 miles of the route are on pavement, the other 45 miles feature rural dirt and gravel roads that connect area historical ranches and farms. Enjoy a stunning day on the bike on the very roads we test and develop our bikes.
In 2018, The annual Gowdy Grinder was offered to WyoX whereby the proceeds could be used to fund high school mountain bike racing (entry fees, yearly registration, etc). This is why there’s been a website change. The Wyoming State Parks and Recreation has given us the thumbs up to hold this race on June 8th, 2019.
For some in the region, Curt Gowdy State Park’s unique and beautiful trail system is where cross country mountain bike racing season begins! The Gowdy Grinder consists of a short, medium and long loop, used in combination, to deliver fun and challenging courses for every category from Beginner to Open. The heart of the race lies at the Start/Finish line where spectators and pit crews get to enjoy food and refreshments while they’re cheering on the racers as they grind out the laps. On site camping, along with miles of non-race trails for hiking, boating and an archery range makes this event a weekend long funfest for all!
Dirty Kanza Promotions was founded in 2006 by Jim Cummins, with the assistance of fellow cycling enthusiast Joel Dyke. At that time, gravel grinding was just beginning to catch the interest of the endurance cycling community. However, Jim had grown up in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas and had been riding gravel for decades. Inspired by some of the early gravel grinder events… and convinced the Flint Hills had the best gravel to be found anywhere in the world, Jim and Joel decided to create Dirty Kanza 200.