For this year’s Father Day’s weekend, bring the whole family and friends to the Denver Century Ride. As the only urban-based century, this is the perfect event for cyclists with any skill set. Whether you’re a casual or an avid cyclist, you can pick a course that challenges you or enjoy the beautiful city of Denver and beyond.
Committed to giving back to the community, Denver Century Ride is also a benefit for BikeDenver, Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization and the leading non-profit to promote and encourage bicycling as an energy efficient, non-polluting, healthy and enjoyable transportation alternative in and around Denver.
In the fourth annual Denver Century Ride happening on Saturday, June 15, 2013, cyclists have the opportunity to choose their challenge with four course options: the Century Ride, Century Bypass, Metric Century and the Quarter Century. The Ride’s single point start/finish line and Post Ride Street Party is on Main Street at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
The Century Ride (approximately 100 miles) is the most challenging of all of the DCR courses as it has the distance and a significant climb. You start by riding through Denver neighborhoods before heading to Golden. After riding through beautiful Golden, you’ll head towards Boulder County where there is an opportunity to ride on the newly widened roads of State Highway 93. The final leg of this course includes Riverdale Road followed by a straight shot to the Post Ride Street Party at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
The Century Bypass provides the opportunity for cyclists to bypass the Lookout Mountain climb or the miles through Boulder County. It has a similar path as the Century Ride but you can tailor your Denver Century Ride to what suits you the best: mileage on long open roads or climbing like a mountain goat. It is a great option for those of you who want to participate but are short on time.
The Metric Century (approximately 62.5 miles) is a great option for those looking for a long distance ride without the intensity of a hill climb. This fun route does not include steep ascent up Lookout Mountain which was part of the route last year but allows cyclists to get their hearts pumping and enjoy some of the most scenic vistas in the north metro area.
The Quarter Century (approximately 25 miles) is designed for casual cyclists and those on cruisers, tandems, bike trailers and trailer bikes. Starting at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton, you will heads towards Lowry on designated bike lanes leading you to the Cherry Creek Bike Trail.
For our youngest cyclists, the DCR Kids Bicycle Parade is a perfect opportunity to decorate and show off their bicycles, tricycles or balance bikes down Main Street during the Post Ride Street Party.
If you’re not a cyclist but still want to participate in this giant event, check out the DCR Post Ride Street Party, open from noon – 4 p.m. and free to the public. There will be a live band, children’s activity area, the endurance expo, great food and other attractions!
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Century Ride, Century Bypass & Metric Century Start: 6:30 a.m.
Quarter Century Start: 9:30 a.m.
Post Ride Street Party: noon – 4 p.m.
Starting point/ Finish line:
8340 Northfield Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
REGISTRATION: Please click here to register.
Century Ride – $75
Century ByPass – $75
Metric Century – $75
Quarter Century – $35 (adults), $15 (14 & Under Pedaling Kids)