Logistics Transportation (buses): Summit Cycle Solutions will be providing transportation services to/from Denver International Airport on June 9th & 15th. Unlike other services, bus seats are guaranteed once purchased. Additionally, buses will be accompanied by a semi-truck for boxed bike transportation. Due to the proximity of this years start / finish town, S.C.S. will not be running buses to R.T.D. locations in Denver.
Bus fares include transportation of one bicycle. Bicycles must be boxed in an approved container for ALL bus transportation options. If interested in shipping your bicycle to the start, you may use BikeFlights.com (541-705-2453), the preferred bicycle shipping service for Ride The Rockies. See ‘Bicycle & Gear Shipping’ for more information.
Ride The Rockies will transport one bag per cyclist (70 lbs. max.) throughout the Tour from HQ to HQ (not hotels). 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 and sleeping bag (if camping), 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 5:30 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 headquarters site in the destination town. RTR baggage service does not coordinate with Sherpa Packer or Summit Cycle Solutions for baggage pick-ups/drop-offs.
SCS Baggage Transfer
For an additional fee, RTR event attendees have the option to book luggage transportation through the Summit Cycle Solutions booking platform. This is the ideal product for those who book lodging through SCS or might be staying at unique properties such as VRBO, Airbnb’s etc. For more information, visit SCS Luggage Transportation.
A few notes about SCS baggage transfer:
- 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, then they 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 70lbs. 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).
Also new in 2018: Summit Cycle Solutions will be providing a “day bag” service for a quick change of clothes at the end of each ride. Participants may leave this customized day bag at the S.C.S. tent, OR with his/her luggage each morning. The day bag will then be routed to the finish in the next town.
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! We would like to discourage riders staying in hotels, motels, and B&B’s from bringing their bikes into their rooms, due to the potential for getting grease in the rooms and affecting RTR’s reputation with our lodging providers. 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.