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Best Road Cycling Races Colorado 2024

Best Road Cycling Races Colorado 2024

Solo rider in the Rockies

Strambecco rates the Best Road Cycling Events in Colorado 2024 based on various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the event's or race's overall uniqueness.  Colorado terrain features of Strambecco's best list include tall peaks, long, high alpine climbs, canyons, basins and valleys, and forested regions.  You can expect lots of elevation gain and events at high base elevations in all the Rocky Mountain events.  Pay special attention to those events at or above 7,000 feet of elevation, which warrant more specialized training at altitude and/or acclimation time.  You can also expect less predictable weather conditions in mountain events, including wind, thunderstorms, and large temperature variations during the day.

If we had to pick the best of the best road cycling events Colorado 2024, or those you might classify as bucket list events, we'd recommend the Triple Bypass Gran Fondo and the Mt. Evans Hill Climb, two of the longest-running and iconic events in America, let alone Colorado.  We'd also call out Elephant Rock. We also find a strong correlation between the best events and professional event producers.  In Colorado, premiere event producers include Outside Events, Team Evergreen Cycling, and the Gran Fondo National Series.

Strambecco does not list every event.  We strive to identify and review events that are special and noteworthy.  If you have suggestions on other events we should consider or review, please get in touch with us here or send us a note at editors@strambecco.com.  Strambecco also rates the Best Gravel Cycling Events in Colorado and the Best Mountain Biking Events in Colorado.

road cyclists at triple bypass event

Triple Bypass Gran Fondo 2024

Updated June 13, 2024– The Triple Bypass Gran Fondo 2024, established in 1988, is a legendary ride covering 118 miles with over 10,800 feet of elevation gain across three mountain passes in…

Riders on ascent of Mt. Evans

Mt. Evans Hill Climb 2024

Last updated June 25, 2024 — Now called the Blue Sky Hill Climb, this event was previously known as the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb 2024, an iconic bike race…

719 Ride 2024

Last updated June 20, 2024 — The 719 Ride 2024 is a homegrown and grass-roots fed Colorado Springs cycling event riding in the draft of many long-established Colorado events. The 719 Ride…

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Copper Triangle 2024

Last Updated June 21, 2024 The Ride Collective brings you a Colorado classic: the annual Copper Triangle road ride, consistently selected as one of Strambecco’s best road cycling events in Colorado and…

Cycle to the Summit Pikes Peak 2024

Last Updated June 21, 2024 — For road cycling enthusiasts seeking the ultimate test of endurance, the Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit Pikes Peak is a dream come true. Imagine pedaling your way…

Rocky Mountain landscape near Durango

Colorado’s Ride 2024

Last updated July 6, 2024 Colorado’s Ride showcases one of the most scenic areas of Colorado through the lens of two amazing overnight towns, Durango and Pagosa Springs. Add in visits to…
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Tour of the Moon 2024

Last Updated April 2, 2024 The Annual Tour of the Moon was made famous in the 1980's Coors Classic and later in the cycling movie American Flyers. Now, as one of the…
road cyclists at tour de vineyards

Tour de Vineyards 2024

Last Updated April 2, 2024 The Ride Collective proudly presents The Wine Ride, the 28th Tour de Vineyards that provides two course options and promises a vibrant blend of scenic views, sumptuous…
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