Annual Prologue Experience

Enhance your Ride The Rockies’ experience by participating in the 11th annual Prologue. Ride along cycling celebrities while being treated to the finest accommodations and meals. Prologue participants also receive entrance to Ride The Rockies and receives access to the VIP Lodging system 1 week prior to public opening.   The Prologue Experience is a special fundraiser for the Denver Post Community Foundation and promises to be a great experience. Space is limited to 50 individuals and special invitations will be sent to on January 1st to past participants and interested parties that have emailed asking for the early invitation. Please email Deirdre Moynihan if you are interested in being part of the early invitation to the Annual Prologue Experience.


Prologue 2019 – Crested Butte, CO

Lodging: Lodge at Mountain Square, Mt. Crested Butte
Prologue Ride: Cochetopa Pass, 69.3 miles, +3,326’
Lunch: On route lunch catered by Biju Thomas, Biju’s Little Curry Shop
Friday Dinner: Elk Avenue Prime
Saturday Dinner: Uley’s Cabin

Special Guests:
Mara Abbott
Shannon Galpin
Mari Holden
Bob Shaver
Jason Sumner


Prologue 2018 – Breckenridge, CO

Lodging: One Skill Hill Place, Breckenridge
Prologue Ride: Hoosier Pass, Boreas Pass – 54 miles, +4,434’
Lunch: On route at South Park Museum with Continental Divide Winery
Dinner: Country Boy Mine

Special Guests:
Mara Abbott
Chris Carmichael
Amy Charity
Ron Kiefel
Bob Shaver


Prologue 2017 – Taos, NM

Lodging: El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa, Tao, NM
Prologue Route: Taos to Chimayo, 48.6 miles, +3,854’
Lunch: On route at Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant
Dinner: Bavarian Restaurant

Special Guests:
Chris Carmichael
Katie Compton
John Howard
Ron Kiefel
Denise Mueller


Prologue 2016 – Aspen, CO

Lodging: Hotel Jerome, Aspen
Prologue: Aspen Loop, 38 miles, +2,879’
Lunch: Hotel Jerome
Dinner: Rock Bottom Ranch

Special Guests:
Lynn Bessette
Chris Carmichael
Tim Johnson
Ron Kiefel
Ted King
Allen Lim
Scott Mercier
Biju Thomas
Nelson Vails


Prologue 2015 – Gateway, CO

Lodging: Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
Route: Gateway to Palisades, 56 miles, +3,468’
Lunch: On route at Colterris Wines & High County Orchards
Dinner: Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa

Special Guests:
Chris Carmichael
Ron Kiefel
Allen Lim
Scott Mercier
Nelson Vails


Prologue 2014 – Boulder, CO

Lodging: St. Julien Hotel & Spa, Boulder, CO
Route: Boulder Loop
Dinner: The Flagstaff House

Special Guests:
Connie Carpenter
Chris Carmichael
Timmy Duggan
George Hincapie
Ron Kiefel
Allen Lim
Biju Thomas


Prologue 2013 – Telluride, CO

Lodging: Hotel Madeline, Telluride, CO
Route: Telluride to Ouray, 48 miles
Lunch: On route at the Secret Garden, Ouray
Dinner: 221 South Oak

Special Guests:
Chris Carmichael
George Hincapie
Ron Kiefel
Scott Mercier
Nelson Vails


Prologue 2012 – Crested Butte, CO

Lodging: Elevations Hotel & Spa
Route: Crested Butte to Gunnison
Dinner: Uley’s Cabin

Special Guests:
Rich Hincapie
Ron Kiefel
Susie Wargin


Prologue 2011 – Crested Butte, CO

Lodging: Elevations Hotel & Spa
Dinner: Uley’s Cabin

Special Guests:
Rich Hincapie
Ron Kiefel
Susie Wargin
David Weins