Catering Partners for Ride The Rockies 2023

Peter IndovinoBlog, Blog – 2023 RTR, Uncategorized

The 2023 Ride The Rockies is gearing up to be an unforgettable experience for all participants, with an emphasis on not just breathtaking scenery and challenging rides, but also on fantastic food options. From energizing breakfasts to sumptuous dinners, the catering partners we have on board are sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

We understand that after a long day of riding, participants need more than just fuel; they need something that will replenish their energy and help them recover for the next day. That’s why we have carefully selected our catering partners based on their expertise in providing nutritious and delicious meals that cater to the needs of endurance athletes. Whether it’s the refreshing smoothies and juices from Smoothie Revolution or the hearty, healthy meals from Lick Skillet and Biju Thomas, our partners have got you covered. And don’t you worry there WILL be pancake breakfasts for you throughout the ride!

A total fan favorite and something a lot of previous riders requested is back, Smoothie Revolution! And after all it’s the smoothie that made Ride The Rockies famous. This lovely group has been a part of many Ride T he Rockies and provided our riders with the fuel and refreshments they need on a hot summer day in Colorado.

You can find Smoothie Revolution at our ride headquarters following that day’s ride. It will make the perfect late morning to early afternoon snack to keep you feeling great for the rest of the day. Very excited to be having such a legendary part of Ride The Rockies back!

Another Ride The Rockies favorite is back! JKF Catering joins us for their twentieth year with Ride The Rockies. JKF Catering is a family owned business founded by Lisa Medina, who started out selling burritos to the newspaper carrier for the Rocky Mountain News. They serve incredible Mexican style cuisine with American favorites as well. JFK Catering does it all they will provide breakfast and lunch for various stops along the route. Expect to fuel up with a breakfast burrito and reward yourself with a pork quesadilla.

JKF does an incredible job to provide fresh food cooked right off the grill for our participants. We can’t wait to have them along for yet another Ride The Rockies.

Biju Thomas is a renowned chef in the cycling community who has carved a niche for himself by combining his culinary expertise with endurance events and races. With over a decade of experience in the culinary industry, Biju has gained a reputation for creating healthy, flavorful, and nutritious meals that fuel athletes during their intense training and competition.

In 2014, Biju opened his first restaurant, Biju’s Little Curry Shop in Denver. Here, he introduced Coloradans to the authentic flavors of Indian cuisine, serving dishes he grew up with that were healthy and nutritious. The restaurant was an instant success, and Biju soon expanded to multiple locations and even made his way into food markets such as Whole Foods. His passion for using fresh, local ingredients and incorporating bold flavors into his dishes quickly gained a following, and his reputation as a chef grew.

We are thrilled to have Biju Thomas on board as a catering partner for the 2023 VIP Prologue Experience and the week-long ride. Biju’s meals will not only be delicious but also nutritionally balanced to support the participants during their rides. His offerings will range from catered dinners for movie showings to pancake breakfasts throughout the rides. Additionally, he will be at the ride headquarters, providing more delicious meals. Biju’s experience in feeding endurance athletes makes him the perfect partner for this event.

Lick Skillet, a boutique catering company founded by John and SJ Lawyer in Fort Collins, is set to join the Prologue Experience & the entire ride as a catering partner for 2023. This exciting partnership brings with it a diverse range of culinary offerings that are sure to tantalize the taste buds of participants.

One aspect that sets Lick Skillet apart from other catering companies is their unique approach to menu creation. They specialize in custom menus that are specifically designed for each event, taking into account the specific needs and preferences of their clients. This personalized approach ensures that the meals served are not only delicious but also tailored to the unique needs of each occasion. Oh, and their legendary corndogs!

In addition to their full catering services, Lick Skillet has also developed a range of creative culinary concepts. Their Corndoggies food truck offers a playful take on the classic corndog, while their RamaMama restaurant in Fort Collins serves up steaming bowls of delectable ramen. These innovative offerings demonstrate Lick Skillet’s willingness to experiment with different cuisines and formats and are sure to add an exciting twist to this year’s ride! Their commitment to personalized menus and innovative culinary concepts is sure to provide participants with an unforgettable dining experience.

2023 Ride The Rockies is shaping up to be a thrilling, challenging, and fulfilling adventure for all participants. Not only for the breathtaking scenery and challenging rides but also for the fantastic food options available. With catering partners such as Smoothie Revolution, Biju Thomas, and Lick Skillet, participants can expect nutritious and delicious meals that cater to their needs as endurance athletes.

We are so excited to see you all in one month, get ready to ride…and eat!