Early registration for the 2019 Mountains to Desert Ride will open the first week of May

The sooner you commit, the beTter the pricing and availability!

Ride from the beautiful mountains of Telluride to the incredible desert landscape of Gateway, CO for the Just for Kids Foundation!  Choose your distance (72 miles, 101 miles, 104 miles or 132 miles) and pass through golden aspens and brilliant red canyon walls to our destination at Gateway Canyons Resort.  

Each year, the Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride serves as the single fundraising event for the Just For Kids Foundation. We encourage you to help by fundraising this year! Every dollar raised through participant fundraising before and during the ride is matched dollar for dollar by the Carstens' Family Fund at the Denver Foundation. That money is then awarded to individuals seeking experiential learning or leadership opportunities as well as organizations that promote self-sufficiency and responsibility. Over the past ten years, the Just For Kids Foundation is proud to have raised over $2 Million; all of which has been awarded to hundreds of organizations benefitting thousands of local children.

Help us meet our goal of raising over $100,000 for youth in the San Miguel Watershed this year and you'll be rewarded too!  

  • Raise $500 or more by race day and get your race entry credited back to you!

  • The first 5 athletes to raise $2,500 or more will receive the race entry credit & 1-night stay at the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa!

It's easy and fun - once you register, you will be prompted to create your own Mountains to Desert fundraising page and you will be on your way with an easy link you can share via social media and in emails to friends & family!