Now Reading
Best Road Cycling Events in Colorado 2023

Best Road Cycling Events in Colorado 2023

Updated Nov 6, 2022

Strambecco rates the top road cycling events in the Rocky Mountains for 2023 based on various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of the event or race.  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.  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, 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 the Rockies, 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

Best Road Cycling Events in the Rocky Mountains 2023

Best Gravel Cycling Events in the Rocky Mountains 2023

Ride the Rockies

2023 celebrates the 37th Ride the Rockies event with either 6 or 7 days of riding on a route that changes each year.  In 2022, the route started at Copper Mountain and…

Mt Evans Hill Climb

The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb is an iconic bike race on North America’s highest paved road. It began in 1962 as the Mt. Evans Hill Climb and was renamed…

719 Ride

A Colorado Springs original riding in the draft of many tremendous and long-established Colorado cycling events.  The event is named after the region's area code and is organized to support local charities…

Triple Bypass Gran Fondo

The Triple Bypass Grand Fondo has been a signature Colorado cycling event since 1988. Picked as one of our best road cycling events in Colorado, it was founded by a group of…

Copper Triangle

Outside Events brings you a Colorado classic, the 17th annual Copper Triangle road ride. Picked as one of our best road cycling events in Colorado, the 79-mile loop navigates prime Rocky Mountain…

Cycle to the Summit – Pikes Peak

The Broadmoor Cycle to the Summit is a breathtaking bicycle race up Pikes Peak, Colorado, which tops out at 14,115 feet.  This is the same course that The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International…

Golden Gran Fondo

The Golden Gran Fondo is a signature Gran Fondo National Series event with a start/finish in historic Golden Colorado, a short distance from Denver and Boulder, and a gateway to the spectacular…

Tour of the Moon

The 10th Annual Tour of the Moon was made famous in the 1980’s Coors Classic and later in the cycling movie American Flyers. Picked as one of our best road cycling events…

Tour de Vineyards

Outside Events Cycling Series proudly presents The Wine Ride, the 27th Tour de Vineyards that provides a 23-mile leisurely course and a 58-mile challenging course to enjoy a scenic tour of Colorado’s…

View Reviews (0)

Leave a Review

Your email address will not be published.

© 2022 Strambecco. All Rights Reserved.