• The Town of Norwood’s Rally for Ride the Rockies, “We Really Shined”

    Submitted by Bill Plock on October 14th, 2021

    Almost 20 years ago the Colorado town of Norwood was command central for one of the states’ largest forest fires, the Burn Canyon Fire. Patti Grafmyer, the town administrator recalls Norwood rallying to help the hundreds of firefighters on duty, but she said it felt nothing compared to how the town rallied to help hundreds of cyclists in the 2021 Ride the Rockies Read more

    • This Ride the Rockies Shares Roads of Becky Furuta’s Darkest Days, but Finding Her Ultimate Love–Biking

      Submitted by Bill Plock on June 11th, 2021

      The romance of pedaling the open road is well established: the camaraderie between strangers, the innate introspection, the breaking-down and getting lost and being found again.

      The lure of escape and the search for transcendence were the auspices under which I began riding my bicycle. I was fifteen the first time I slipped out from underneath a rough blanket in a cheap roadside motel along highway 50 near Montrose and hopped on an old Diamondback mountain bike. I paused at the door, wondering if I should bring something along to eat. It would mean stepping over my two little sisters, sharing a rotting mattress on the floor beside the toilet and the mop bucket, near where the mice lived. I decided instead to ignore the emptiness welling up inside my gut and took a long drink of warm water to calm the gnawing. Read more

      • Tour Director of Ride the Rockies/Pedal the Plains, Deirdre Moynihan in the 303 Garage

        Submitted by Bill Plock on May 4th, 2020

        Each year riders from all over the country participate in Colorado’s Ride the Rockies and Pedal the Plains. But they won’t be in 2020–like so many events. In this episode of 303 Garage Talks, tour director Deirdre Moynihan shares notRead More

        • Ride The Rockies Loop Features Amazing San Juan Scenery and First Time to Norwood

          Submitted by Bill Plock on January 11th, 2020

          The 35th edition of Ride the Rockies starts and stops in Durango with a loop on day one in Durango and a loop on day five in Ridgeway exploring the Uncompahgre Plateau. Read more

          • Ride the Rockies

            Submitted by 303cycling on February 7th, 2019

            Crested Butte   Join us this year on the 34th Annual Ride The Rockies.  It is an epic adventure showcasing colorful Colorado on two wheels.  Enjoy the hospitality of Crested Butte, Gunnison, Buena Vista, Snowmass, Carbondale, Hotchkiss and Mt. CrestedRead More

            • Ride the Rockies Prologue

              Submitted by 303cycling on February 7th, 2019

              Crested Butte   Enhance your Ride The Rockies’ experience by participating in the 10th annual Prologue. Ride along cycling celebrities while being treated to the finest accommodations accommodations on Mt. Crested Butte at The Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Register todayRead More

              • Tour Coordinator: Denver Post Community Foundation Bike Tours

                Submitted by 303cycling on November 9th, 2018

                The Denver Post Community Foundation is looking for a Tour Coordinator to play an integral part in the planning and implementation of their Ride the Rockies and Pedal the Plains events. Read on for all of the details. Read more

                • Weekend Preview: Beautiful Weekend Ahead

                  Submitted by 303cycling on June 7th, 2018

                  Such a huge variety of rides this weekend. Check it all out and have a great time! Read more

                  • 303Radio: Deirdre Moynahan & Ride the Rockies

                    Submitted by 303cycling on March 30th, 2018

                    Join Bill Plock as he chats with Dierdre Moynahan, new tour director for the Ride the Rockies Tour and some of the exciting changes for this years event Read more

                    • RIDE THE ROCKIES, COLORADO’S MOST PROMINENT CYCLING TOUR, ANNOUNCES ITS ROUTE FOR THE 2018 EVENT

                      Submitted by 303cycling on February 6th, 2018

                      The Denver Post Ride The Rockies (RTR) Bicycle Tour presented by Flexential, (formerly Peak10 + ViaWest) announced its 2018 tour route to an excited crowd gathered for the annual RTR Route Announcement Party held at the Cable Center on Saturday, February 3. The 2018 ride will be a loop, beginning and ending in the Front Range accessible mountain town of Breckenridge. The tour will span over six days beginning with the RTR Bike Expo on Saturday, June 9 and ending with finish line festivities on Friday, June 15.
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