Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start in Durango June 14, 2020





In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that will feature 28,484 feet of climbing, the non-competitive ride that features 2,500 participants will finish in Durango on June 19.



On June 14th, riders on a 73-mile loop starting and ending in Durango with a pass through Ignacio, Bayfield and Vallecito.  The second day will travel from Durango to Cortez for a 69-mile ride that will pass through the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park. The third day will be a 100-mile ride, the longest of this year’s tour, from Cortez to Norwood with a climb over Lizard Head Pass. On Day 4, it’s a day to regain strength with a 40-mile journey from Norwood to Ridgway before a Day 5 loop of 50 miles that will begin and end in Ridgway. The final day will travel from Ridgway to Durango with a journey over Red Mountain, Molas and Coal Bank passes.


More details:  https://the-journal.com/amp/164701-southwest-colorado-will-host-ride-the-rockies-cycling-event


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