Ride the Rockies will transport one bag per cyclist (max weight 70 pounds) throughout the Tour, moving it from event HQ to event HQ in each of the overnight town’s we visit. However, Ride The Rockies does not transport luggage to outside lodging, such as hotels. Riders are responsible for filling out luggage tags with necessary information. The idea luggage is a non-framed waterproof durable duffel bag. Trash bags are not allowed, as they are hard to maneuver and dangerous for our baggage staff to load. Along with clothing for the week, your luggage allowance weight includes your tent and sleeping bag (if camping). Each day during the Tour there are three baggage trucks: early, middle, and late. The early and middle trucks leave when they are full. The late truck leaves that day’s overnight town directly following the close of the start window (i.e. if the start window is from 7:00am -10:00am then the late truck will leave at 10:00am). Riders may drop their bags the whole time the start window is open. Afternoon pick-up will be located at the designate baggage area at event HQ in the overnight town. Please note that RTR baggage service does not coordinate with Summit Cycle Solutions for baggage pick-ups/drop-offs at hotels. If you have SCS baggage service but would like to have a day bag in the luggage truck for your arrival at HQ, you can use your RTR luggage tag for that reason. You are responsible for putting your day bag on the RTR baggage trucks.
Additional Luggage Tag
As noted, your camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, etc.) is part of your 70-pound baggage limit. If you feel that you need 2 or more bags, you may purchase an additional luggage tag for $40. This purchase must be completed before May 1st.
S.C.S hotel Luggage Transfers
Baggage Transportation: Want to cycle from hotel to hotel each day? Summit Cycle Solutions provides hassle free luggage transportation services to hotels each day. Hotels are required to have a front desk and be within 10 miles of the daily HQ (please see route). Make sure you’ve purchased hotels via the Ride the Rockies lodging page before confirming your transfer itinerary.