Indoor and outdoor camping space will be provided to riders free of charge beginning Saturday, June 10. Indoor group accommodations are traditionally school gymnasiums and space is limited. You must provide your own sleeping bag and pad. Showers and restrooms will be available for those staying at Ride The Rockies’ facilities.
NOTE: Outdoor camping only will be available on Friday, June 9 at the Alamosa Recreation Center. Facility hours will be extended until 9 p.m.
Sherpa Packer Too LLC.– Valet Camping
A full service tent set-up and transportation service is available during the Tour by The Sherpa Packer Too LLC for an additional charge. If interested in a premier camping service please visit The Sherpa Packer Too LLC or call 720.331.2401 for rates.
Hotels, Motels & B&B’s:
Looking to share hotel rooms? At this time, much (but not all) of the lodging secured through Summit Cycle Solutions has already sold out. If you are interested in sharing a room with another individual, please email SCS at: firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be able to connect you with another RTR participant.
Summit Cycle Solutions (SCS) is proud to offer the Ride The Rockies participants a new online booking platform. Participants now have the opportunity to review and book inventory in real time. Please visit www.summitcyclesolutions.com. Participants can review Lodging, Transportation, and Logistics Services under the Ride The Rockies tab. Please note that bookings lodging and luggage transportation will be live on March 8th, 2017 at 9am MST. If accepted into the lottery, a password to access hotel accommodations will be provided in your lottery acceptance email which was sent on March 3rd. Full-week accommodations will have priority access. Reservations for partial week accommodations will open on Monday, March 13, 2017. All inventory is limited!
As this booking platform is new to the RTR tour, we kindly request that you watch the Ride The Rockies video tutorial here.
IMPORTANT: Because RTR is a tour, products are available on specific dates (see below). ONLY adjust the “check in” date within the calendar to acquire the services you desire. Please do not adjust the checkout date.
Lodging Dates: (Logistics services are date specific as well)
June 10th, 2017 - Alamosa
June 11th, 2017 - Pagosa Springs
June 12th/13th, 2017 - Durango (2 night stay due to loop day on 13th)
June 14th/15th, 2017 - The greater Ouray, Ridgeway, Montrose area, (2 night stay due to limited inventory)
June 16th, 2017 - Gunnison
SCS Next Steps:
Participants are strongly encouraged to review Summit Cycle Solutions offerings at www.summitcyclesolutions.com. Inventory is limited and will sell out quickly! The booking platform will go live on March 8th, 2017 at 9am MST. As the SCS booking platform is new to the RTR tour we kindly request that you watch the Ride The Rockies video tutorial here.
If you would like to schedule a call with an SCS representative please book a time here. An SCS representative can also be reached by emailing email@example.com
Please note - RTR Buses will transport cyclists, that are booked at SCS properties, to and from the neighboring communities outlined below, for additional overnight accommodations:
* 6/10 - Alamosa to Monte Vista
* 6/11 (AM) - Monte Vista to Alamosa
* 6/14 - Ridgway to Ouray & Montrose
* 6/15 (AM) - Ouray to Ridgway, Montrose to Ridgway
* 6/15 - Montrose to Ouray & Ridgway
* 6/16 (AM) - Ouray to Montrose, Ridgway to Montrose
NOTE: Bicycles may not be transported on buses, and bringing bikes into hotels, motels, and B&B's is highly discouraged due to the potential for bikes leaving grease stains in rooms. There will be a bike corral with 24-hour supervision at HQ sites in each community. See more information below.
SCS baggage transfer
For a fee, RTR event attendees have the option to book luggage transportation through the SCS booking platform. This is the ideal product for those who book lodging through SCS or might be staying at unique properties such as VRBO, air B&B’s etc.
A FEW NOTES...
- You may book this service starting March 8 at 9:00 a.m.. A password to access the reservation portal was provided in your acceptance email and is also available in the Rider Manual
- Bag pickups start at 5:30 a.m., and end at 9:00 a.m. SCS will have three trucks running in circulation for drop offs/pick ups from lodging properties
- If you book lodging outside of SCS (not recommended), then we will need to know your pick-up/drop-off locations. You may note these locations on the checkout form. Attendee accommodations must be within 10 miles of each host town entertainment site.
- Bags may not exceed 75lbs. One bag per booking.
SCS Payment & Cancellation Policies:
Payment in full is required at the time of booking as inventory is live. Cancellations shall incur a 20% administrative fee on the total reservation amount (including taxes).
NO baggage transportation cancellations shall be allowed after March 15th, 2017.
NOTE: Ride The Rockies will transport one bag per cyclist (70 lbs. max.) throughout the Tour from HQ to HQ. A non-framed waterproof durable duffel bag is suggested. Trash bins are not allowed. This type of luggage is hard to maneuver and is dangerous for our baggage staff to load. This one bag must include your tent, sleeping bag and clothing for the week.
There are three baggage trucks; early, middle and late. The early and middle trucks leave when they are full. The late truck leaves the host community at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Cyclists may drop off bags starting at 5:15 a.m. and are responsible for loading their own bags onto the truck. Afternoon pick-up will be located at the designated baggage area at the headquarter site in the destination town.
RTR baggage service does not coordinate with Sherpa Packer or Summit Cycle Solutions for baggage pick-ups/drop-offs.
For those participants who are interested in getting to know some of the residents in the towns that RTR visits, or who do not want to pay for a hotel room in each town, a few of our host communities have put together Private Homestay Programs. Through these programs, RTR participants can sign up (often for just a small fee) to be matched with private residents who will provide bed(s) and a bathroom to the rider. (Because of other food options being available private hosts are welcome, but not required, to provide meals to our participants). In many cases, these residents can also provide transportation to/from the RTR Headquarters site. This is a great way to get to know more about the community and its people! The host communities set the rate for private homestays, and often pass any proceeds on to a local non-profit or directly to the homestay host. For more information on this year's private homestay offerings, please contact the following individuals or groups (participating communities will be updated as they confirm their program availability):
Alamosa (Start Town): High Valley Cyclists-- 719-422-3543 or HighValle
Pagosa Springs: Mary Jo Coulehan, Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce-- PSChamberDirector@gmail.com
Montrose: Elie Malloy, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association-- 801-618-8858 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunnison: Alexandria Hampton or Michele Schmidt, Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association-- 866-967-0382 or email@example.com
Salida (Finish Town): Katwin Hinerman, Salida Chamber of Commerce-- 719-539-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where does my bike sleep?
What do you do with your bike at the end of the day? Easy, you put it the Bike Corral at the HQ site! Each town will have a bike corral with volunteers keeping a watchful eye from 10:00 a.m. on the day of arrival until 9:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Security will ensure that the bike tag number on your bike matches the wristband number you’ve been assigned. No one will be allowed to remove a bike from the corral without proper identification. We recommend you bring a lock for use at other locations.
NOTE: Ouray will provide a bike Corral on June 14 for participants staying in lodging properties. However, RTR will not transport bikes from Ridgway to Ouray or Ouray to Ridgway on buses. This means that, should you choose to stop in Ouray on June 14 instead of finishing in Ridgway, you are responsible for riding your bike on June 15 from Ouray, or getting your bike to the start in Ridgway via your own transportation. RTR route support will be available to participants that ride their bikes from Ouray on June 15.