Join us for the 11th Annual VIP Prologue Experience
June 11-12

Be part of a 5 Star Experience to benefit the Denver Post Community Foundation

  • Immerse yourself in the western heritage of Colorado
  • Experience exquisite meals including 2 dinners and 3 breakfasts
  • Stay in Historic Lodging at The Strater Hotel and The Rochester Hotel
  • Enjoy a fully supported ride that ends with a catered lunch and a luxurious hot spring
  • Ride and dine among world class athletes including Mara Abbott & Mari Holden

Join for all or part of the Prologue Experience

  • Prologue Experience plus Ride The Rockies Tour (6/12-6/19)
  • Prologue Experience Only (6/12-6/13)
  • Saturday Experience (6/13)
  • The Ride (6/13)
  • The Prologue Dinner (6/13)
  • Limited Space for non-cycling guests for the Prologue Experience or Saturday Experience

Past Guests of the Prologue Experience

Mara Abbott
Lynn Bessette
Chris Carmichael
Connie Carpenter
Amy Charity
Katie Compton
Timmy Duggan
Shannon Galpin
George Hincapie
Rich Hincapie
Mari Holden
John Howard
Tim Johnson
Ron Kiefel
Ted King
Allen Lim
Scott Mercier
Denise Mueller
Bob Shaver
Jason Sumner
Biju Thomas
Nelson Vails
Susie Wargin
Dave Wiens


Prologue Ride

Saturday, June 11
Durango to Pagosa Springs
62 or 79 miles/3,470’ or 4,750’ Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: Southern Ute Reservation, Navajo Reservoir, Chimney Rock National Monument
Route opens: 8:00am
Route closes: 1:30pm



The Ride the Rockies Prologue  Ride starts in downtown Durango and heads east toward Pagosa Springs. In between is an ever-rolling route through the scenic Southern Ute Reservation, past the shimmering waters of Navajo Reservoir, and underneath the shadow of the famed Chimney Rock National Monument.

Just past Chimney Rock, before the route turns onto US160, riders will have a choice: jump in a luxury shuttle for the final 17 miles or keep pedaling all the way to the end. Either way, your final destination is the famed Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs where you’ll enjoy a gourmet meal and VIP access to the hot springs. It’s the perfect way to start a great week on the bike.

Following the Ride and luxurious afternoon at the Springs Resort and Spa, you will return to Durango in a luxury bus to prepare for Saturday’s Celebration dinner at the Durango Train Depot and Museum.


Prologue Experience & RTR
$2550
Limited to 40

  • Entrance to the 2020 Ride The Rockies
  • Lodging for 2 nights at luxury historic hotel
  • Friday Night Opening Dinner with Special Guests
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • The Ride
  • Catered Lunch on the Route
  • Rest & Relaxation at the Hot Springs
  • Special Celebration Dinner on Saturday Night
  • Full Primal Wear Ride The Rockies Cycling Kit
  • An amazing Goody Bag with special Prologue Experience gift
  • Early access to Ride The Rockies Lodging System if registered by January 9th

Prologue Experience Only
$2000
Includes all above benefits except entrance to Ride The Rockies

Prologue Experience Guest
$900
Limited to 5

  • Lodging for 2 nights at luxury historic hotel
  • Friday Night Opening Dinner with Special Guests
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Catered Lunch on the Route
  • Rest & Relaxation at the Hot Springs
  • Special Celebration Dinner on Saturday Night

Saturday Experience
$1200
Limited to 25

  • Discount to 2020 Ride The Rockies
  • Lodging for 1 night at luxury historic hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • The Ride
  • Catered Lunch on the Route
  • Rest & Relaxation at the Hot Springs
  • Special Celebration Dinner on Saturday Night
  • Full Primal Wear Ride The Rockies Jersey
  • An amazing Goody Bag with special Prologue Experience gift
  • Early access to Ride The Rockies Lodging System if registered by January 9th

Saturday Experience Guest
$450
Limited to 5

  • Lodging for 1 nights at luxury historic hotel
  • Friday Night Opening Dinner with Special Guests
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Catered Lunch on the Route
  • Rest & Relaxation at the Hot Springs
  • Special Celebration Dinner on Saturday Night

The Ride
$500
Limited to 25

  • Catered Lunch on the Route
  • Rest & Relaxation at the Hot Springs
  • Special Celebration Dinner on Saturday Night
  • Full Primal Wear Ride The Rockies Jersey
  • An amazing Goody Bag with special Prologue Experience gift
  • Early access to Ride The Rockies Lodging System if registered by January 9th

Saturday Dinner
$125
Includes Special Celebration Dinner on Saturday Night