Ride with GPS LogoThank you to everyone that participated in the 2020 Ride The Rockies Ride with GPS Challenge!

Primal Wear Ride The Rockies Mountain Goat Challenge

  • QOM (Queen of the Mountain)  Susan Lynch (Vermont) 38,921′
  • KOM (King of the Mountain) Rick Edrich (Colorado) 45,387′
  • Ride with GPS Premiere Membership winner:  Chuck Hood

Schwalbe Tires Norwood Crusher Challenge

  • Riana Annandale
  • Bryan Swenson
  • Edgaras Malachovski
  • Ride with GPS Premiere Membership winner:  Kim Rio

Colorado Lottery Loop Day Challenge

  • Kim Norby Fial
  • Jody Elston
  • Scott Duncan
  • Kirk Golba
  • John Kreutzfeldt
  • Carl Davis
  • Ride with GPS Premiere Membership winner: Bill Kulp

Skratch Labs Endurance Challenge

  • Antonio Gallegos
  • Shannon Downs
  • David Joss
  • Lia Sedillos
  • Mike Pfisterer
  • Doug Campbell
  • Ride with GPS Premiere Membership winner:Eric Holzapfel

Flexential Climb Every Mountain Challenge

  • Lesley Anderson
  • Stephanie Fowler
  • Ben Mapes
  • Chris King
  • Stacey Young
  • Ride with GPS Premiere Membership winner: Ann McCollum

Primal Wear Mountain Goat Challenge

The 2020/2021 Route has 28,484′ of elevation gain and we challenge you to do that amount of climbing from June 14 – June 19, 2020, the original dates of the 2020 Ride The Rockies.

You do not have to do the exact daily elevation of the 2020/2021 Route.   It is a cumulative total and you should tackle it the best way possible in your area.  You could even do it on a trainer indoors if that suits you!

All participants will receive discounted Primal Wear.

The QOM (Queen of the Mountain) and KOM (King of the Mountain) will be awarded $300 Primal Wear kits.   A winner will be chosen for each gender based on highest elevation gain achieved.   If multiple individuals achieve the same elevation gain a winner will be randomly drawn from the top contenders.

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The Schwalbe Tires Norwood Crusher Challenge

The Challenge:   Ride 101 Miles in 12 hours

Day 3 of the 2020/2021 Route travels 101 miles from Cortez to Norwood.   Known as “The Norwood Crusher,” this one day ride not only covers 101 miles but climbs 6’448 including Lizard Heads Pass and Norwood Hill.   This Challenge does not require the elevation gain but only the 101 miles within 12 hours.   The 12 hours of time allotted is based on the time the route is open during the actual tour.

Schwalbe Tires will be presenting two winners with their choice of road or gravel tires.  A winner from each gender will be chosen from the list of individuals that participate in this challenge.

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The Colorado Lottery Loop Day Challenge

The Challenge:  Ride a 50 Mile Loop on Thursday, June 18, 2020

The 5th day of the 2020/2021 Route is not only the Ridgway 50 mile loop but it is one of the One-Day options, allowing individuals to participate in Ride The Rockies for just one day.   We challenge you to ride your own 50 mile loop.  Include a friend you want to encourage to join you at Ride The Rockies!

The Colorado Lottery has a collection of wonderful prizes including Colorado Lottery Osprey Backpacks.  Winners will be chosen at random from the list of participants registered for this challenge.

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The Skratch Labs Endurance Challenge

The Challenge:  Ride 418 miles between Sunday, June 14 and Friday, June 19, 2020

The 2020/2021 Route covers 418 miles in Southwestern Colorado and we challenge you to do ride that mileage during the week of June 14-19, 2020 when the ride was scheduled to happen in 2020.

You do not have to do the exact daily mileage of the 2020/2021 Route.  It is a cumulative total and you should tackle it the best way possible in your area. You could even do it on a trainer indoors if that suits you!
Skratch Labs will be sending out some great prizes for this Challenge.   Six winners will be randomly chosen from the list of individuals that participate in the challenge.   The winners will each receive:  20-serve hydration bags of Strawberry Lemonade, 10-pack energy chews of Sour Cherry, 6-pack of energy bars and Skratch Labs cycling bottles.

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Flexential Climb Every Mountain Challenge

The Challenge:  Climb 4,747′ in one day between Sunday, June 14, 2020 and Friday, June 19, 2020

Ride The Rockies participants will climb an average of 4,747′ every day of the 2020/2021 route.  We challenge you to pick one day during the week that RTR 2020 was scheduled to happen (June 14-19, 2020) and climb 4,747′ on that day.    You can do one climb multiple times; you can do multiple different climbs or you can even do it on the trainer indoors.

Flexential has partnered with the We Ride 4 Cycling Club to provide memberships to the club as well as full We Ride 4 Cycle Club Primal Wear Kits.   The new membership will also add you to their Ride The Rockies Paceline team so you can ride the 2021 Tour with them.   We Ride 4 Cycle Club raises funds for the Cottonwood Institute. The  Cottonwood Institute  is a non-profit that believes that students can’t be expected to care about the environment if they never have a chance to explore the outdoors.  They connect underserved students to the outdoors and empower them to be environmentally aware and civically engaged offering exciting programs that teach students essential skills for exploring the outdoors and igniting change in their communities. Five winners will be chosen randomly from the list of participants in the challenge.

In addition to the We Ride 4 Cycling Club prizes, the five winners will receive a $50 Ride The Rockies coupon that can be used for RTR merchandise or a RTR 2021 Registration.

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