Ride the Rockies announced their route this morning. It’s a fully supported loop tour running 14-19 June 2020, 418 miles, 28,484 feet of climb, Overnights in Durango (first day is a loop back to Durango), Cortez, Norwood, Ridgeway (2 overnights here), and finish in Durango on Friday.
I’ve driven my motorcycle on part of the route. It’s beautiful country.
cool route- I just left Colorado after 5 years plus 2 from college- that is a legs and lungs of steel ride-
but a cool ass ride
I did Ride the Rockies in 2005 and 2006 … spectacular scenery but you had to really look out because there were plenty of fast, experienced riders and pace lines 50-60 mph downhills were the norm. I also saw the results of some serious crashes. One rider was taken out in the dead of night by an ambulance crew and no one knew who he was or what happened to him. Asking RTR officials was met by a shrug of the shoulders and silence. I was younger and in better shape back then but had no problem with the altitude or hills but I did experience a little whiteness in my fingers that led to the unexpected diagnosis of serious blockage. Quad bypass in November 2006 but my fitness probably helped me survive and do Ragbrai 2007 with no issues.
Rode RTR in 2017, 2018, 2019. It is a well organized ride and I would highly recommend. Unfortunately, I can’t go this year due to a family conflict. Enjoy the Ride!