About Ride the Rockies

Sidebar by Margaret Rush

Ride the Rockies – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

“Ride the Rockes” is an annual Colorado bicycle tour which started in 1986. Sponsored by the Denver Post and presented by News 4-KCNC, participants come from all over the United States and foreign countries as well. This year 2,000 cyclists were chosen to participate by a lottery system from over 4,000 applicants.

The six- to seven-day cross-state tour incorporates different routes each year. Riders range in age from 8 to 80. Sleeping arrangements include tents, RV’s, gymnasiums, and motels. Host communities offer food and entertainment.

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The Ride of My Life

Article by Margaret Rush

Ride the Rockies – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

THE RIDERS’ brightly colored clothing caught my eye as thousands of bicycles whizzed into Salida. Even their wheels spun out pinks, blues, and yellows; the summer sun danced off their speeding rims.

“I want to do that!” I thought to myself. “I want to be part of the fun!” I imagined myself dressed in fluorescent-colored spandex; shaped like one of the strong-bodied athletes that was rushing by me. (I’m good at imagining.)

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