Firecracker 5k

Day 6 Dispatch: Ridgway to Durango

Cooked. Spent. Exhilarated. Relieved. Satisfied. And yes, sometimes frustrated. All these emotions sum up the experience that was the 2021 Ride the Rockies, which wrapped up Friday with an exceptionally challenging 83-mile ride from Ridgway back to where it all...

Day 5 Dispatch: Ridgway Loop

Things that made Ride the Rockies Day 5 Ridgway Loop one to remember: Layover day in Ridgway so you didn’t have to pack your bag Ripping tailwind that made the 15-mile northward spin on US550 a breeze Magnesium chloride-treated dirt roads that meant no dust and a...

Day 4 Dispatch: Norwood to Ridgway

Best recipe for a great day on the bike following a brutally tough century ride? Start with a little extra sleep, add a relatively easy route, and season with sunny skies, stunning scenery, and a ripping descent to the finish line. That was the marquee menu item...

The Norwood Crusher Delivers

Typically, cycling century rides are stand alone affairs. One day. One hundred miles. Done. Go home. But not at the 2021 Ride the Rockies. Following a pair of testing but (relatively) shorter days to kick things off in Southwest Colorado, Day 3 sent the RTR peloton on...