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Congratulations on completing the 2016 Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour presented by ViaWest!
Thank you for participating in the 31st edition of Ride The Rockies! Over the course of six days and nearly 400 miles you were likely tested physically and mentally, but in the end, we hope your journey was both rewarding and inspiring. From Carbondale to Fort Collins this year’s Tour featured some of Colorado’s most iconic landscapes from Independence Pass to Rocky Mountain National Park. Along the way we hope you caught up with some old friends, made new friends and left with memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations on an impressive week in the saddle and thank you for supporting The Denver Post Community Foundation. Enjoy the rest of your summer and keep the rubber side down! Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for photos we captured along the way.
Tour Photographs
Do you find yourself wishing you had pictures to bolster the lasting memories of Ride The Rockies? You’re in luck! Sundance Images covered the route, taking photos throughout the Tour. If you did not have a chance to stop by their tent during the ride, visit Sundance Images online for further details on how you can purchase your favorite shots.
Timberline Plaques
Six breathtaking days: 399 miles, 29,311 feet of climbing, gorgeous scenery and memories to last a lifetime. Commemorate your 2016 Tour with this personalized plaque. Including your name or team name, your plaque will display a map of Colorado showing the ride’s route, host towns, daily mileages and contour profiles. A handsome way to remember your RTR experience … and a great conversation starter!

Prior years’ plaques are available for most Ride The Rockies Tours for $47.95 (taxes and postage included). Visit Timberline Outdoors, Inc. at or call (303) 816-1300.
RTR Merchandise
You were probably having too much fun during the Tour and did not have a chance to stop by the merchandise tent…but don’t fret, it’s not too late to purchase gear! The RTR shop page includes t-shirts, long sleeves, jackets, polos, technical gear and more. All major credit cards are accepted.
Post Tour Survey
In an effort to tell our story to the communities and enhance your Ride The Rockies experience, an electronic survey was emailed to all participants last week. If you did not receive the survey, it may be accessed by clicking here. We greatly value our cyclists’ feedback, we encourage you to take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts so we may look to make improvements to enhance your experience.
Lost & Found
Did any of your favorite items go missing throughout the week? They may not be lost forever as we might have them among our inventory of lost and found. Give us a call at 303-954-6700 or email us at Please provide a detailed description of the item(s) including sizes if applicable and we can check to see if your item found its way back to Denver.
Tour Coverage
Ride The Rockies was all over social media during ride week! From exchanging photos with hundreds of Instagramers to tweeting and posting on Facebook, it wasn't hard for riders to stay plugged in. Fans back home stayed connected through pictures posted along the route, while riders participated in our daily photo contest during the ride. Using #RideTheRockies on Instagram and Twitter allowed everyone to join in the conversation. More than ever before, riders and RTR staff alike are using social media to connect, share and participate in Ride The Rockies!
Recognizing our Prologue Participants
We’d like to extend a huge thanks to our riders and celebrities who supported The Denver Post Community Foundation by participating in the Seventh Annual Ride The Rockies Prologue. We sincerely hope the cyclists enjoyed themselves during their 38-mile bike ride through the Roaring Fork Valley. Stay tuned for details on the 2017 Prologue!
Recognizing our Partners & Volunteers
Thank you to all of our amazing partners and volunteers who made this year’s Ride The Rockies possible. Without the support of our partners along with the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, the Tour would not be possible. To view our 2016 partners, click here.
Pedal The Plains
While Ride The Rockies has concluded for 2016, there are still a number of great cycling events to round out your season. Riders of all speeds and ages are invited to join The Denver Post and the State of Colorado for the 5th annual Pedal The Plains; a one-of-a-kind, end-of-season, cycling celebration! Taking place September 16-18, 2016 in the Eastern Plains cities of Ordway, Fowler and La Junta, riders will have the opportunity to connect with locals to learn about the history, culture, landscape and wildlife of Colorado’s Plains. This is a great way to celebrate all that cycling has to offer while enjoying plenty of farm-to-table meals and participating in local festivities. Choose from the 3-day Tour, the Century Ride or the Family Fun Ride option. For more information or to sign up, click here. We hope you’ll join us!
Save the Date for 2017
Mark your calendar! The tentative dates for the 2017 Ride The Rockies Tour are June 10-17. The route development committee started brainstorming various routes well before the 2016 Tour. Post your route suggestions, host communities you want to visit and mountains you want to climb on our Facebook page.
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