3/4/23 | Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series: The Cloud City Wheelers from Leadville Colorado hosts a fat-bike race series that starts in January and goes all the way into April!
3/11/23 | Pedalin’ St. Pats Bike Ride: Join us for the Pedalin’ St. Pat’s Bike Ride! The Intermediate and Challenging rides will take place on Saturday, March 11, and will begin in the parking lot of Trails End Taproom (their new location!) at 9:30 AM.
3/18/23 | Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series: The Cloud City Wheelers from Leadville Colorado hosts a fat-bike race series that starts in January and goes all the way into April!
3/29/23 | Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial: Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place on Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring. The seven-week series will be starting March 29th.
4/1/23 | The Bear: Rattler Racing is excited to be hosting one of Colorado’s original XC races. The Bear is Back! Come join us on April 1, 2023 for a classic front range mountain bike race. The approximate 10 mile loop will have plenty of tough short climbs, killer single track, quick descents and plenty of meandering through Bear Creek Lake Park to keep things interesting.
4/5/23 | Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial: Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place on Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring. The seven-week series will be starting March 29th.
4/8/23 | Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series: The Cloud City Wheelers from Leadville Colorado hosts a fat-bike race series that starts in January and goes all the way into April!
4/12/23 | Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial: Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place on Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring. The seven-week series will be starting March 29th.
4/15/23 – 4/16/23 | Fountain Festival Omnium Presented by Criterium: Saturday – Hanover TT / Sunday Hanover Road Race
4/19/23 | Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial: Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place on Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring. The seven-week series will be starting March 29th.
4/23/23 | Royal Gorge Groove: Come join us at Royal Gorge Park in Cañon City and play on the rolling climbs and descents through the park as you take in the views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Arkansas River! These trails offer plenty of rocks to play on mixed with flowy single track to make it a speedy day taking on either one or two loops. Grab a friend and make it a relay! All rides will start and finish at the Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort.
4/26/23 | Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial: Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place on Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring. The seven-week series will be starting March 29th.
5/3/23 | Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial: Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place on Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring. The seven-week series will be starting March 29th.
5/7/22 | 12 Hours of Mesa Verde: The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde began as “Ride the Lightning” in 2003, but developed into its current 12 hour endurance race in 2007. Since its inception in 2003, the race has donated more than $500,000 to local youth organizations and programs with a focus on at-risk youth and youth empowerment.
5/10/23 | Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial: Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place on Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring. The seven-week series will be starting March 29th.
5/14/22 | Royal Gorge Six and Twelve: This is a 6-12 hour endurance competition that is held at the Royal Gorge Park. Ride as a solo, duo, or team to complete the most laps in 6 or 12 hours while hanging out in a beautiful, family friendly venue. This is Zia Rides only event ever in CO, and we struck the jackpot using Cañon City as a venue. The town is lovely, completely supports the event, and there’s tons of fun stuff for families to do in the area with the Royal Gorge Bridge just minutes away.
5/20/22 | Salida Big Friggin Loop: Singletrack and Gravel mix, high elevation, back country self supported endurance epic. Ride the base loop or the long loop. The long loop passes through the ghost town of Futurity (with brief hike-a-bike).
5/28/22 – 5/29/22 | Gunnison Growler: In 2021, we introduced two new race courses for Sunday’s event: the 20 mile Pup and the 40 mile Big Bad, featuring the Aberdeen trails for the first time. These categories replace the 2-lap, 64 mile Growler. Change is good, and we saw an incredible show of racers for both Sunday events. For those still looking for a longer distance challenge, the 40 mile Big Bad features our classic Growler course, with the addition of the Aberdeen loop, Hartman Rocks longest and most backcountry trails.
7/15/23 | 719 Ride: Is a locally-organized and homegrown cycling challenge for the masses. It welds cycling and community together on challenging neighborhood roads in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Turning eight in 2023, the FESTIVAL OF NEVER-ENDING ASCENDING can be easily customized to suit your fitness level and fondness for elevated frolicking. Five laps of The Course That Cannot Be Defeated is the signature ride (71.9 miles and 9,190′ of elevation gain), but you can ride as many or as few laps as your mind can handle and your legs will allow. All for the same price!
7/22/23 | Crooked Gravel: 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.
7/22/23 | Sunrise to Sunset: Ideal for a 12-hour relay format, the section of trails used in Sunrise to Sunset are just above town, making access and relaxation between laps super easy. Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset will be held in conjunction with Crooked Gravel, so at day’s end racers of both persuasions will be partying together at the bandshell and surrounding park.
8/5/23 | Copper Triangle: Based at Copper Mountain Resort in the heart of the Rockies, the famous Copper Triangle is a cycling classic. This road ride is graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three climbs over 10,000 feet. The 79-mile loop crests three Colorado mountain passes – Fremont Pass (Elev. 11,318’), Tennessee Pass (Elev. 10,424’) and Vail Pass (Elev. 10,662’) – for a total elevation gain of 6,500 feet.
8/12/23 | Enchanted Circle: The Enchanted Circle Bicycle Tour offers participants the opportunity to ride some of the most scenic areas in the southwest. On both the 85 and 100-mile course, cyclists will experience rewarding climbs, rolling hills, fast descents and hairpin turns. 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 and the state’s highest mountain road in Bobcat Pass. There’s no better way to experience the raw, natural beauty of Northern New Mexico! **This ride is in NM but its close enough to the boarder we threw it in here**
9/8/23 thru 9/10/23 | Pikes Peak Apex: The Pikes Peak APEX (September 8-10), presented by RockShox, is a unique multi-day mountain bike challenge on the slopes of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain. Choose to race one day, two days, or all three days! The event features exhilarating, exceptionally crafted routes through dirt roads, jeep trails, and the amazing alpine singletrack that is quintessential Pikes Peak. The terrain will be challenging, but not overly technical. This Rocky Mountain trail experience through the aspens in Colorado’s backcountry will draw not only professional riders, but also amateur cyclists looking for a bucket list endurance experience.
9/9/23 | Tour of the Moon: Tour of the Moon was made famous in the 1980’s Coors Classic and later in the cycling movie American Flyers. It’s legacy continues as one of the premier road cycling events in the western United States, which showcases the Colorado National Monument and its towering monoliths, sheer-walled red rock canyons, and panoramic views.
9/16/23 | Tour de Vineyards: Celebrate the beginnings of fall with a scenic tour of Colorado Wine Country on September 16. Choose between a leisurely 23-mile route along the Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway or the more challenging 58-mile course that adds on a loop up and over Reeder Mesa.
10/7/23 | COS Cyclocross Race and Fall Party: The goal here is a party that happens to have a bike race going on at the same time. The course will be fun and technical with a couple surprises thrown in. The scoring and timing will be super basic, manually scored and if all goes well, we will know who actually won at the end but definitely do not expect detailed timing. Fun is the goal here!
10/14/23 |Grassroots Gravel: Grassroots Gravel brings pro-level event production and focuses on the people. Everyday riders. Brand new riders. Seasoned pros. We’re all out there to have fun and push ourselves. This is for you. We’re forging a gravel ride & race experience built on Pueblo’s grit and epic landscapes, and we’re building something to last. Benefitting Southern Colorado. Born in Pueblo.
10/14/23 | Rampart Rager Gravel Grinder: Beginning and ending at the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort. With a $2,500 Purse Prize up for grabs equal for men and women powered by Criterium Bike Shop. Ride straight from your Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort room to the race start, soak in panoramic Pikes Peak vistas, and conquer elevations ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 feet.
Colorado Springs cycling clubs who host regular rides
Power Haus: The Power Haus is what we have named our building as we have multiple cycling focused companies working out of here. SRM, Performance United, Matheny Endurance, Medicine Wheel, KOM Sports Marketing and here soon Twisted Spoke. Our shop rides leave the shop (720 W Monument, 80904) at 5:30 on Wednesdays and usually cover around 30 miles with roughly 3,000ft of climbing. The routes vary but are always focused around climbing. The pace is fast but they do regroup at the top of climbs.
COS Racing: One of Colorado Springs largest cycling clubs. They have riders of all levels, from casual or club riders all the way up to professionals. Their club does nearly any type of riding but primarily focus on Road, Gravel, Mountain Bike and Track. They do have a formal race team but also a number of club rides if you are not interested in racing. They are a great group to work with and do a lot to encourage riders in our sport.
SoCo Velo: Soco Velo is another local treasure, giving a lot back to the cycling community. They have hosted a number of great events in the past including a week night crit race series. Their moto best describes their friendly and laid back attitude, “It doesn’t matter your discipline – It doesn’t matter your level – Just as long as you ride”
Trails End Trailblazers: The Trails End Trailblazer ride is a super fun weekly mountain bike ride that starts and ends at Trails End Taproom. They host rides at both their Monument and Colorado Springs locations. These are pretty much guaranteed to be a great time!
Rouge Veterans MTB Alliance: Rogue takes veterans and current service members that want to ride and introduces them into a group that will support and helps build their skills in mountain biking. We have a strong community and culture within the group that all support each other. Whether you need to learn to fix your bike or someone to just enjoy nature we got your 6 covered.
Colorado Springs Cycling Club: CSCC is a recreational bicycling club which promotes safe and fun cycling for all ages and abilities. Whatever your level of proficiency, from beginner to experienced rider, our club offers enthusiastic cyclists many ways to get more out of riding.
Front Rangers Junior Cycling Team: The Front Rangers is a youth cycling organization. Our mission is to provide youth aged 12-18 with a level of coaching and support to meet their personal needs. We have a variety of membership options – each with different approaches for recreational riding, training, racing, and coach involvement. We provide Year-round track, road and mountain rides and coaching, with weekly activities in season, plus winter season cyclocross and indoor training for all members
Kids on Bikes: Kids on Bikes has made it their mission to get more kids riding bikes through education, providing access to bikes and by giving kids opportunities to ride they may not otherwise have. They manage a number of bike libraries throughout Colorado Springs and give an awful lot back to our community. They also run The Pedal Station which is a great resource for used gear and learning bike repair through some of their open stand / volunteer nights.
Annual Colorado Springs Cycling Events
719 Ride: The 719 ride is a great way to challenge your climbing abilities with its 71.9 miles gaining 9,190 feet of elevation. This ride is set up so you do up to 5 laps starting at Chipeta Elementary School to “complete” the ride. Riders are more than welcome to ride fewer laps if they do not feel up to the full distance or have time constraints so it is easy to adjust to your own goals. We love this event so are happy to offer $71.90 off any custom built wheelset if you can show you are registered for the 2022 event!
The Pikes Peak Apex: The Pikes Peak Apex is a 4 day mountain bike stage race showing off a lot of the amazing trails in our back yard! If you are not up for a full 4 day race or can not get the time off, they welcome people to race stages individually as well. This event is always a great time, backed by some amazing sponsors. The racing up front may draw some of the best athletes in the country but don’t underestimate how much fun people are having that are not in it for the podium. The rest stops are always a party and the majority of the racers are out to have an amazing yet challenging experience. If you are looking for event photos, we have them free to download of all the athletes on our Event Photos page!
Do you want your event included? Contact Us and we would be happy to include nearly any Colorado based cycling event!