FAQ

Absolutely!  At the bottom of your registration page, there is a button that says “Add another Ticket.” Please click that button, and it will add space for you to register another person.

What is your refund policy if I need to cancel my registration?

Refund requests must be submitted through email at rtr@denverpost.com and the following processing fees will apply:

  • $125 Regular Tour / $325 Prologue Tour processing fee for cancellations between Feb 4 – April 14.
  • $275 Regular Tour / $450 Prologue Tour processing fee for cancellations between April 14 – April 28.
  • After April 28 – no refunds will be issued, regardless of the circumstances.
RTR registration includes:

1 entry to the 2018 RTR Tour route

RTR welcome package

Camping space

Showers

Transportation of one bag from HQ to HQ for the entire week (up to 70 lbs.)

Shuttle services

Entertainment in host communities

Aid stations

Bike techs

Sag vehicles

Medical support

Commemorative jersey

Tour mapbook

Mobile App access

Yes, registration can be transferred to a new rider for a processing fee of $50
Registration closes when the Tour reaches its capacity at 2,000 riders.

These inquiries will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to RTR staff at rtr@denverpost.com so that we can assist you as best as possible.

Yes provided they are officially registered and are at least 8 years of age with cycling experience.   They can be on a tandem but they cannot be in a trailer or an alley cat.

Please email rtr@denverpost.com and we will move the individual to the team and refund the difference in price.  PLEASE NOTE: It is a very easy registration system so please communicate effectively with your team so that we can avoid this situation.

Not until we reach the Tour capacity of 2000, so please keep recruiting until we tell you otherwise!  The more the merrier!

Yes! Teams can sign up any time throughout registration at Tier 1 pricing.

No. Teams are not required to fundraise for a charity. If a team or individual DOES wish to fundraise, RTR can suggest pre-existing charities that are already affiliated with the Tour.

Yes! Contact rtr@denverpost.com and we’ll find the right team for you!

Ride The Rockies has moved away from the lottery system it had employed for years in favor of an open registration, first come, first served, in order to identify what the true demand is for the event. With the lottery system, the Tour was losing out on those participants, and a larger demographic, who would not attempt to apply due to the lottery format.

No reservation is necessary for indoor or outdoor camping. Space is based on a first-come, first- serve basis. Indoor camping is typically in a gymnasium where you provide your own sleeping bag and pad. Outdoor camping can be done on your own where you bring your tent, sleeping bag, etc. and set it up each night or you can take advantage of Sherpa Packers- full service tent set-up and transportation at an additional cost.
If you have private support traveling with you please have them purchase a Private Caravan Pass so they can access the route, parking and camping.   Private Support is allowed to mingle in the outdoor camping areas and RV camping; however, due to limited space indoors, only registered riders or those with registered Private Caravan passes may camp overnight in these areas.
RTR baggage truck will carry one 70 lb. bag per person. We recommend using waterproof luggage or lining your bag with plastic trash bags. We strongly recommend a large, soft-sided duffel bag or internal frame backpack.
Weeklong parking is provided in Breckenridge (both the start and finish community).
Yes, RTR has a Private Caravan Program that allows riders to purchase a pass for their support vehicle. It is critical however that people with the participate in the Private Caravan Program must follow the rules and signage. Read about the program here.

No, in an effort to respect the space of other participants, pets are not permitted in the camping or headquarters site areas.
Yes. Summit Cycle Solutions will be offering a Day Bag service which will allow riders to check their day bag at the start of the day and access their items upon arrival in the next Host Community. Riders can then enjoy HQ, Vendors and Entertainment without immediately heading back to their lodging.

The Route opens at different times each day.  Please make sure you are aware of both the opening and the closing of the Route.   Please note that there will be no support on the Route before or after the route official opening and closing.   Please see the tentative schedule on the Schedule Page
For the safety of you and other cyclists, bike trailers are not allowed on the Tour.
RTR will supply light snacks at aid stations on the route. Full meals are not provided and you should be prepared with cash to purchase meals in the host communities and on the route from route vendors.
  • Water
    Skratch  Hydration Mix
  • Skratch Energy Chews
  • Skratch Energy Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Fruit
  • Pretzels or Chips
  • Animal Crackers

There are Route Vendors that will be at or near Aid Stations.

This will vary each day and will be listed in the map book you receive at packet pick-up.   An aid station will be provided every 15-20 miles of the route.
Safety first at all times.   The RTR Staff and Colorado State Patrol keep a very close eye on weather so that decisions can be made in a timely manner to ensure the safety of all participants.    RTR also has large buses on stand by for any sudden weather.