Ride the Rockies is an annual bicycle tour through the Colorado Rockies. The seven-day ride has a new route every year, traveling through various Colorado towns along iconic scenic routes. The tour includes 447 miles and over 32,000 feet of climbing.
Starting on June 10, Ride the Rockies participants rode from Alamosa through a variety of Colorado towns including Durango, Ouray, Montrose and Gunnison, finally ending in Salida one week later. Everybody enjoyed beautiful views throughout the route.
This year, Team WBR had seven members from across the country at the event.
A few members of Team WBR appear with the organizers of Ride the Rockies, who were responsible for including a charity component to the ride.
The relaxed format of Ride the Rockies allows cyclists to share many miles and quality time together. Here, Team WBR relaxes in Durango, CO, with live entertainment.
The unique setup of the tour allows for plenty of time to explore different Colorado cities along the way.
And of course, there are many opportunities for scenic photos with friends! Team WBR members Michael O’Brien and Bob Brese pose at the top of Monarch Pass, the final climb of the ride.
The team raised a total of $21,000 by the end of the ride, enough for 170 Buffalo Bicycles for students!
For a comprehensive, day-by-day overview of the ride, check out Michael O’Brien’s recap on his blog.