Ride FAQ’s & Contact

Be sure to read the entire Race Details page in addition to this FAQ to make sure you have all the necessary info about Ride The Rockies!

General Information

What is Ride The Rockies?

Ride the Rockies one of the oldest multi-day bicycle rides in the world. Originally inspired by the largest and oldest, RAGBRAI in Iowa, Ride the Rockies has been operating since 1986 and is in its 38th year and features nearly 2000 riders riding through the Rocky mountains – each year on a different route.

Who are the organizers of Ride The Rockies?

Ride the Rockies was acquired in late 2021 from the Denver Post Foundation, by Ventures Endurance. Ventures Endurance operates more than 150 endurance sports events across North America, including RAGBRAI in Iowa.

Is Ride The Rockies a race?

No, the ride is 100% recreational. Riders are required to ride Rules of the Road and Obey all traffic laws and local law enforcement directions While we plan some new climbing challenges on iconic Rocky Mountain passes this year, RTR is not a race. 

When will the 2024 route and registration open?

We are currently visting towns in the Rockies to plan an incredible 2024 experince. Soon we will release dates for the 2024 registration, route announcement, and ride!

What if I want a refund?

– Registration fees will become non-refundable after May 1st, 2024. You may request a refund, less a $34 processing fee by contacting the Ride The Rockies office at info@ridetherockies.com before May 1st, 2024. EnMotive protection plans are non-refundable.

What is the EnMotive protection plan?

Protect yourself for certain otherwise non-refundable registration expenses if you are unable to participate due to unforeseen qualified reasons (Note that fees paid for products that have been shipped or picked up are not eligible for reimbursement under this plan). This offer is valid only at the time of your registration for the event. Learn more about the protection plan HERE.

 

Why am I charged so much for processing fees?

The processing fee that you see at the end of your registration is for the processing being provided and the convenience of using a credit card. These fees do not go to the race organization, but to the software company and credit card company that is used for the transaction. Businesses require sufficient revenue to cover expenses and a return on their time and investment so fees are charged accordingly. This also enables businesses to provide necessary support and development structure to continue to operate. Learn more about processing fees HERE.

 

Registration

What is included in my registration fees?

Your registration includes: An outdoor camping space, access to showers, transportation of one bag from HQ to HQ for the entire week (70lb limit), Shuttle services as needed, Aid stations with hydration and basic nutrition, access to bike mechanics as needed, access to sag vehicles as needed, medical support and one free commemorative jersey for weeklong registrants.

What kind of support do riders receive on the route?

All riders receive course maps, sag wagon support as needed, course markings, fully stocked aid stations, medical support and mechanical support each day of the ride. 

Can I register for a single day of riding?

Yes, there’s a single day option each day of Ride the Rockies again this year. All single day riders are responsible for their own transportation at the end of the ride.

Do I have to fundraise?

No. Riders are not required to fundraise for a charity.

The Ride

Is Ride The Rockies rain, snow or shine?

Yes, the ride is rain, snow or shine. During severe inclement weather we will have support vehicles sufficient to transport riders to safety. 

Is it a new route every year?

Yes, the Ride The Rockies takes a new route through the rockies every year! Though we pass through many of the same towns as previous years the route will always be different and challenging!

Are the roads closed to traffic?

No, all roads are open to vehicle traffic throughout the ride. However, we work closely with the Colorado State Patrol to provide a safe ride.

What kinds of bicycles are allowed on the ride?

All bicycles are welcome on the ride as long as they have two working brakes and are in good working order.

What type of accomodations/lodging is available?

Riders have several options for lodging/camping each night.

  1. Riders may use the main campground to pitch their tent. This is included in their registration and space is first-come, first-serve in the host community headquarters.
  2. For an elevated experience, riders may reserve a spot with Summit Cycle Solutions for their camping elevated experience that includes amenities above and beyond general camping.
  3. Riders who have support drivers may opt for RV parking spots in designated spots in our host communities. You must purchase a weeklong vehicle pass to be allowed entry.
  4. Riders may book hotel rooms in host communities to enjoy more luxurious accommodations. To do this, use our easy hotel planner links to make your reservations. (note: Summit Cycle Solutions will no longer manage hotel bookings. However, their baggage service is still available. Restrictions apply).

Still Have Questions?

The answers to 99.9% of the questions we get asked every day are already on this awesome website, which means you’ll find an answer much quicker here than by emailing us and waiting a few days for a response! Of course, if you’ve read every word on this site and still can’t find the answer, shoot us an email and we’ll respond as soon as we can!

info@ridetherockies.com