RTR Daily Update – Day 2 – Monday, June 13

Anne LawrieBlog

Welcome to Day 2 of Ride The Rockies 2022 

Wow, what a day! Way to persevere through some heat and wind, but you did it! We are so excited for day 2 from Glenwood Springs to Basalt. A few quick things for tomorrow. 

Day 2: Glenwood Springs to Basalt

Following Day 1’s more-than-a-century ride, the peloton gets something of a rest day. The route kicks off on the Rio Grande Trail bike path, which runs along the Roaring Fork River all the way to Aspen. But no Ride the Rockies day would be complete without a little climbing, so riders will leave the bike path around mile 7, then head up some of the area’s best road cycling terrain along the north side of the valley.

There you’ll enjoy minimal traffic, twisting tarmac, amazing mountain views, and just enough uphill pedaling to keep you honest. At mile 26, the route passes through the small bedroom community of El Jebel, crosses CO82, and then rejoins the Rio Grande Trail for the final push to the finish in Basalt.

Route Schedule:
Rolling Start: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (luggage truck leaves)
Road Closes: 12:30 p.m.

Download Monday’s GPX Files: 



*Please consult the latest GPS file for the most up to date route. Access to the Rio Grande Trail form the Glenwood Elementary school is our start so those in hotels around town need to find your to the school or the trail from your hotel. 


  • BREAKFAST IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS: served at Glenwood Springs Elementary School
  • DINNER IN BASALT: Enjoy one of the many local restaurants in the town of Basalt

AIDE STATIONS: One aide stations on today’s ride: Colorado Mountain College. The aide stations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. If you choose to leave earlier or later you may miss the designated window for the aide station. 

In addition to tons of packaged snacks, we have fruit and lots of top quality nutrition from HAMMER. Bars, Gels, and Heed Hydration.

HQ Map:

Finish area in Lions park in Downtown Basalt.

SHUTTLE TO SNOWMASS ON MONDAY: If you are staying in Snowmass but don’t want to ride your bike we do have a shuttle service running from 2pm to 8pm leaving from Lions park about every 45 min depending on traffic. The shuttles have limited bike capacity so we have Pro Bike Express with a bike trailer staged for additional transportation if needed.

NO SHUTTLE TO BASALT ON TUESDAY MORNING: We are not offering shuttle service from Snowmass back to Basalt on Tuesday morning. If you are staying in Snowmass we do expect you to take your bike to your hotel and ride from there the route. We will have course marshals on route Tuesday morning.

Entertainment Map: 

ENTERTAINMENT: Live music will be playing from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Lion’s Park.

Don’t forget to stop at the designated aide stations along the route and stay hydrated.

Have a great day!

Ride the Rockies Crew