Cyclists depart main street in Telluride at 7:30 AM, past towering 14,000-foot peaks and continue their descent parallel to the San Miguel River. A short climb at mile 28 leaves riders at the summit of Norwood Hill, overlooking miles of ranches, farmlands and the La Sal Mountains.
Riders who prefer a shorter, 70-mile ride, start in Norwood a half hour later, at 8:00 AM from Norwood, the ride continues through Naturita, Nucla and Uravan and winds further along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway past the Hanging Flume. Riders will pass millions of years of history, geology and ancient lands.
The route subsequently meanders along the Dolores River at the base of thousand-foot red sandstone walls into the sleepy town of Gateway, CO. Most participants choose to end their 100 or 70-mile ride here, but another 15-mile hill climb is available for those pushing their limits. Eight aid stations along the route provide snacks, water, energy drinks and a generous dose of support for riders.
The finish party is a festive atmosphere where cyclists reminisce on their favorite sections, struggle points and relief of making it 100 magnificent miles. You will finish the best road bike ride in the South West at Gateway Canyons Resort with a Grand Feed and Live Music. For an additional fee you can spend the afternoon after the ride at the pools and spa!
Race day Schedule
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes in advance of your start time to check in!
Friday, September 21
1pm-5:30pm Packet pickup at Paragon Sports/Bootdoctors on Main Street
Saturday, September 22
6:30am-7:15am Telluride Check-in & Registration - Coffee and donuts included!
7:30am Riders start from Telluride in front of Courthouse on Main Street
7:00am-7:45am Riders Check in. 8:00 am riders start from Norwood
1pm Lunch, music & silent auction begin at Gateway Canyon Resort & Spa
2:30pm Last AID Station prior to Gateway Canyon Resort & Spa closes
2:30-3:30 Awards & Silent Auction
3:30pm 1st Shuttle departs back to Telluride & Norwood 4:30 pm 2nd shuttle departs
Please be aware of our cut-off times below for each aid station. Riders unable to meet the cutoff times will be rquired to accept a ride to the finish in Gateway from our SAG wagon.
AID STATION LOCATION OPEN CLOSE
Mile 28.5 Bottom of Norwood Hill 7:30am 8:30am
Mile 33.5 Lot Next to Indian Ridge Bakery, Norwood 7:00am 10:00am
Mile 52.5 Naturita Library 8:30am 12:00pm
Mile 73 Highway Mile Marker 81 10:00am 1:00pm
Mile 94.7 Highway Mile Marker 102.7 10:30am 2:30pm
Mile 118 Gateway Summit Camp 11:30am 3:00pm
We offer the following add-ons at registration:
Return shuttle to Norwood or Telluride from Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa with your bike - $40
Extra meal tickets for loved ones who are joining you to celebrate at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa - $25 each
Access to the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Pool until 10pm on Saturday - $25 each
Awards & Prizes
Although this is considered a "ride" and not a "race" there is some spirit of competition in all of us! Awards are given for the following:
132 Mile Traditional Summit Ride: Top Man/Top Woman
104 Mile Telluride to Gateway Ride: Top Man/Top Woman
Norwood to Gateway: Top Man/Top Woman