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Congratulations on completing the 2017 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour presented by ViaWest!

Thank you for participating in the 32nd edition of Ride The Rockies! Over the course of seven days and 447 miles you were likely tested physically and mentally, but in the end, we hope your journey was both rewarding and inspiring. From Alamosa to Salida (the long way), this year’s Tour featured some of Colorado’s most scenic landscapes from the ‘Gateway to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes’ to the ‘Heart of the Rockies’. Along the way we hope you caught up with some old friends, made new friends and turned miles into memories. Congratulations on an impressive week in the saddle and thank you for supporting The Denver Post Community Foundation. Enjoy the rest of your summer and keep the rubber side down! Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for photos we captured along the way.
Tour Photographs
Wish you had some professional-quality photos of yourself or your family/friends climbing some of those challenging RTR passes, passing Blue Mesa Reservoir, or flying through the finish line? Well, you’re in luck! Sundance Images covered the route, taking photos throughout the Tour. If you did not have a chance to stop by their tent during the ride, please visit Sundance Images online for further details on how you can purchase your favorite shots!
Timberline Plaques

Seven breathtaking days: 447 miles, 32,337 feet of climbing, gorgeous scenery and memories to last a lifetime. Commemorate your 2017 Tour with this personalized plaque. Including your name or team name, your plaque will display a map of Colorado showing the ride’s route, host towns, daily mileages and contour profiles. A handsome way to remember your RTR experience … and a great conversation starter!

Prior years’ plaques are also available for most Ride The Rockies Tours for $47.95 (taxes and postage included). Visit Timberline Outdoors, or call (303) 816-1300.

RTR Merchandise

You were probably having too much fun during the Tour and did not have a chance to stop by the merchandise tent…but don’t fret, it’s not too late to purchase gear! The RTR shop page includes t-shirts, long sleeves, jackets, polos, hats, technical gear and more. All major credit cards are accepted.

Visit the RTR shop page here!

Post Tour Survey

In an effort to tell our story to the communities and enhance your Ride The Rockies experience, an electronic survey was emailed to all participants after the tour. We value our cyclists’ feedback and we encourage you to take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts so we may look to make improvements in the future.

If you did not receive the survey, it may be accessed by clicking here.

Lost & Found

Did any of your favorite items go missing throughout the week? They may not be lost forever as we might have them among our inventory of lost and found. Please provide a detailed description of the item(s), including sizes, if applicable and we can check to see if your item found its way back to Denver.

Recover your items by giving us a call at 303-954-6700 or email

features Photo courtesy of photo contest winner and RTR participant, Jake Nixon.
Tour Coverage
Ride The Rockies was all over social media during ride week! From exchanging photos with hundreds of Instagramers to tweeting and posting on Facebook, it wasn't hard for riders to stay plugged in. Fans back home stayed connected through pictures posted along the route, while riders participated in our daily photo contest during the ride. Using #RideTheRockies on Instagram and Twitter allowed everyone to join in the conversation. More than ever before, riders and RTR staff alike are using social media to connect, share and participate in Ride The Rockies!
Recognizing our Prologue Participants
We’d like to extend a huge thanks to our riders and celebrities who supported The Denver Post Community Foundation by participating in the Eighth Annual Ride The Rockies Prologue Experience. We sincerely hope the cyclists enjoyed themselves during their 49-mile bike ride through the rich southwest landscape of New Mexico. Stay tuned for details on the 2018 Prologue!
Recognizing our Sponsors & Volunteers

Thank you to all of our amazing partners and volunteers who made this year’s Ride The Rockies possible. Without the support of our partners along with the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, the Tour would not be possible.

View our entire list of 2017 partners here.

Pedal The Plains

Don’t miss Ride The Rockies’ sister tour, Pedal The Plains, this September 15th-17th! Riders of all speeds and ages are invited to join The Denver Post and the Colorado Governor’s Office for the 6th Annual, one-of-a-kind, end-of-the-season cycling bash! This year, PTP will be rolling through three towns that are very convenient (about an hour away) to the Denver metro-area: Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush! Riders will have the opportunity to connect with locals and learn about the NOT-so-plain history, culture, and environment of Colorado’s Plains. The Tour will even include a stop at The Wild Animal Sanctuary outside Keenesburg! This is a great way to celebrate all that cycling has to offer while enjoying plenty of farm-to-table meals and participating in local festivities. Choose from the 3-Day Tour, the 114-mile Century-Plus Ride, or the Family Fun Ride option.

For more information or to sign up, click here. We hope you’ll join us this September for a truly wild ride!

Safety Reminder

Ride The Rockies routes are contingent upon permits and several other factors. Whether you plan to participate in Ride The Rockies again, or other bike tours, please do your part as a cyclist to continue to ride safe, follow the rules of the road, and obey the authorities. Erratic riding may impact the ability to visit certain counties, travel on Colorado roads or state highways, and visit various host communities.

Thank you for making this year’s tour safe and successful!

Save the Date for 2018

Mark your calendar! The tentative dates for the 2018 Ride The Rockies Tour are June 9-16. The route development committee started brainstorming various routes well before the 2017 Tour. Post your route suggestions, the host communities you would like to visit and/or mountains you want to climb on our Facebook page.

We hope you’ll join us again next year!

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