Denver, April 5, 2023—-Fremont, Tennessee, Vail, Palo Flechado, Bobcat, Coal Bank, Molas, and Wolf Creek passes are waiting for you to conquer on your bike this summer on three different bike tours. For a limited time, you can purchase The Eight Passes showcasing three distinct regions of the Rocky Mountains and tackling loads of elevation on well-supported routes.
The Ride Collective and Colorado’s Ride have teamed up to offer you seven days on your bike riding 468 miles and climbing over 36,000 feet for a combined price of $760 (plus tax and fees), a savings of $150 if you signed up for these rides individually.
With The Eight Passes, you will ride the Copper Triangle and Enchanted Circle one-day epic cycling tours while gearing up for a five-day adventure in the San Juan Mountains on Colorado’s Ride that includes a ride on the historic Silverton/Durango railroad. These rides are filling up and this is a limited-time offer expiring June 1st or until the rides reach capacity, whichever comes first.
The Copper Triangle is a stalwart bike tour in the heart of the Colorado Rockies climbing Fremont, Tennessee and Vail passes. This ride is 79 miles and climbs 6,500 feet. You will travel through historic areas like the training grounds for the 10th Mountain Division, the Climax Mine, and the historic Battle Mountain Bridge. Riding through the Mosquito and Gore mountain ranges offers incredible high alpine beauty. The ride is on August 5th.
On August 12th you travel to Northern New Mexico and take on The Enchanted Circle Bicycle Tour and some of the most scenic areas in the southwest. Bounded by some of the most spectacular peaks in New Mexico, the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway features the iconic mountain town of Red River, the Village of Questa, the soul of the Southwest in Taos, the four-season resort of Angel Fire, the summer-home community of Eagle Nest, a rewarding climb over Palo Flechado Pass, and a trek along the state’s highest mountain road in Bobcat Pass. There is an 85 and 100-mile option for this ride climbing either 6,000 or 6,900 feet.
With two stellar rides getting you stronger, you will be well prepared to take on Colorado’s Ride from August 28 through September 1. This five-day adventure in the San Juan Mountains is limited to 500 riders. You will spend three nights in Durango and two in Pagosa Springs. On day one you will ride some of the most remote and rugged parts of Colorado and arrive in Silverton. From there you will take the narrow gauge train back to Silverton. On day two the ride takes you on a “locals favorite” loop of 67 miles show casing some of the best roads around Durango. On day three you will ride to Pagosa Springs via Navajo Reservoir and Chimney Rock. Day four is on out and back on the very scenic Wolf Creek Pass with plenty of time to enjoy the Pagosa Hot Springs. Day five takes you back to Durango via Bayfield on some local legend back roads.
All tours include full route support, stocked aid stations, music and food. The eight passes and their elevation:
- Fremont – 11,318′
- Tennessee – 10,424′
- Vail – 10,666′
- Palo Flechado – 9,117′
- Bobcat – 9,820′
- Molas – 10,917′
- Coal Bank – 10,640′
- Wolf Creek – 10,857′