Date(s) - 06/10/2019 - 06/11/2019
11:00 am - 9:00 am
The tour that Outside Magazine called a “celebration of fitness” now celebrates its 34rd year as a beloved Colorado institution sponsored by the Denver Post Community Foundation. Ride The Rockies embraces not only cyclists but the towns, sponsors, volunteers and Colorado residents who enjoy following the annual day event on June 10th! Buena Vista is a 2019 overnight stop for the tour! Come out and enjoy a town wide celebration and cheer on participants as they ride into town!
The town welcomes you and your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and more to join in and volunteer! SIGN UP and add your t-shirt size and name here! Volunteers will receive a meal voucher. Deadline for t-shirt size is May 16th! It’s a great opportunity to give back to the community! Public is welcome to join in on the fun at the Beer Garden/Entertainment tent at the soccer field and with participating local restaurants/businesses. Local Eddyline Brewery is the official beer sponsor for the tour! Local food vendors at the tent will be Elkhorn for lunch (bbq pork sandwich, veggie burger, bratwurst), Simple Eatery for dinner (pasta bar and salad), and Scratch Taqueria for Tues breakfast burritos! Local Whitewater Kettle Corn and Smoothie Revolution will also be there! Local musicians at the tent will be Cooper-Martin Duo; Enchanted Strings; Ceruleus and Mountain Mantra between 1-7pm. Other local restaurants and businesses will have specials as well for RTR cyclists/participants!
The Lariat will have special Monday night music “Preachervan” at 6pm-9pm
Monday Shuttle Stops (starting around 2pm soccer field) and Specials for RTR cyclists: Asian Palate offering 10% off appetizers/entrees. The Lariat – 10% off food purchases. Elkhorn Pizzeria offering for $10 one slice and all you can eat salad. Jan’s offering 10% off spaghetti w/meat sauce; primavera, chicken or shrimp alfredo. Casa Sanchez offering 15% off specials. Brown Dog offering 12oz free coffee with breakfast burrito purchase. The Midland Stop on S. Main offering 15% off baked goods, gelatos, oatmeal cups (with gelato topping). Louie’s Ice Cream offering 20% off.
Shopping specials: South Main Rock Run Gallery special is 10% off tile art; free shipping on Sunday-Tuesday. Browns Canyon Adventure – $10 off deluxe pass; book online between the ride-Aug 20, 2019; cyclists to see promo code in Mobile App; 20% off half day Browns Canyon Rafting trip. Souled Out T-shirts 20% off and free shipping over $50
Roads and highways will not be closed as the ~1500 cyclists will be spread apart as they ride the 83 miles from Gunnison to Buena Vista. Cyclists will ride over Monarch Pass, head north on Hwy 285 to Hwy 24, then down E. Main to the River Park soccer field. Early riders will arrive around 11am and the rest arriving in the late afternoon. They depart in the early morning on Tuesday, the 11th at 5:30am-9am from the River Park soccer field, to East Main, North Court St, west on East Arkansas, to the highway, then over Independence Pass.
Upcoming Ride-the-Rockies planning meetings at Welcome Center/Chamber (white church w/red trim at 343 US-24 S, next to drug store): Thursdays May 23, May 30, June 6th; 5pm-6pm. 719-395-6612; Events@BuenaVistaColorado.org