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Rocky Mountain Cycling Club is a Colorado community of cyclists who share a love for adventurous, challenging rides. We offer a year-round series of club rides and events and support each other as we pursue our cycling goals. RMCC formed in the fall of 1993.

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Vail - Muddy Pass - Shrine Pass Loop (Challenge Series #14)

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This gravel loop is part of the RMCC Challenge Series (https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-challenge-series).

Join us for this mid-summer epic gravel ride in the high mountains!

We'll meet at Donovan Park in Vail at 7:15 for a 7:30 departure. We'll loop around the crazy scenic back side of Red & White Mountain, topping out at just under 11,000 feet and then drop down over Muddy Pass to Highway 131. Our only regroup-at-a-store point will be at the Stop-n-Save in Edwards (mile 43).

People who are looking for a shorter day will then return to Vail for a total ride of 54 miles.

The long loop will continue up the paved climb over Battle Mountain, at which point we'll turn onto Shrine Pass. This climb will again take us up to 11,000 feet. We'll then do the paved descent down the Vail Pass bikepath & frontage roads to Vail, which means that you'll barely have to turn the pedals for the last 18 miles!

The total route is 90 miles with 9000 feet of climbing.

Ride with GPS Maps:
Full Challenge Series Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35624996
Short Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35645161

Tire recommendation: 38-42mm, because of the Muddy Pass portion.

Because Edwards and Minturn are the only places to get water, it's recommended to use a CamelBak or other hydration system as two bottles probably won't cut it. And bring plenty of nutrition as well!

Non-dues-paying members are welcome and invited to join us on any ride! After three rides we do ask that you join the club: https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-membership-application-form

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RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

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Tuesday, Tuesday, RMCC Climbing Tuesday!

Join us for the RMCC tradition: Tuesday Night Climbing. We meet at Beverly Heights Park at the base of Lookout. We'll group up about 5:25pm for introductions, route overview, sign-in, and other formalities. We plan to roll about 5:30.

This is a drop ride with regroup points. If you can finish Lookout solo within about 28 minutes you'll usually be able to catch back onto the group. Be aware that our group will roll from the regroup point atop Lookout about 30 minutes after ride start.

Frequented areas are Lookout, Colorow, Mt. Vernon, Genesee Mountain, Genesee, Grapevine / Lininger, Paradise. The route will change from time to time to keep things interesting - and challenging. Expect[masked]' elevation/mile, distances of 20-35 miles based on available daylight.

Again, this is a drop ride with regroup points that may provide the opportunity to catch back up. Expect separation on the climbs, and being comfortable in a draft will help on some of the flatter / roller sections.

We'll ride under most conditions; hot or cold, sunny or cloudy or rainy, windy or calm. Be sure to watch the weather and come prepared with the right clothing, water, and nutrition. I try to comment the day of the ride if there's anything I feel needs to be considered.
This event will be canceled if weather is not conducive for a safe, fun ride. I'll cancel as early as possible, however be prepared for game-time calls as weather can be unpredictable.

Wednesday Night South HS Ride

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We are back after a little hiatus with the south HS Ride. This ride has some regroup points but will not wait super long if someone falls several minutes back. You should feel confident in AVERAGING over 18-20MPH to be successful on this ride. We will be doing the West route.

RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

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Tuesday, Tuesday, RMCC Climbing Tuesday!

Join us for the RMCC tradition: Tuesday Night Climbing. We meet at Beverly Heights Park at the base of Lookout. We'll group up about 5:25pm for introductions, route overview, sign-in, and other formalities. We plan to roll about 5:30.

This is a drop ride with regroup points. If you can finish Lookout solo within about 28 minutes you'll usually be able to catch back onto the group. Be aware that our group will roll from the regroup point atop Lookout about 30 minutes after ride start.

Frequented areas are Lookout, Colorow, Mt. Vernon, Genesee Mountain, Genesee, Grapevine / Lininger, Paradise. The route will change from time to time to keep things interesting - and challenging. Expect[masked]' elevation/mile, distances of 20-35 miles based on available daylight.

Again, this is a drop ride with regroup points that may provide the opportunity to catch back up. Expect separation on the climbs, and being comfortable in a draft will help on some of the flatter / roller sections.

We'll ride under most conditions; hot or cold, sunny or cloudy or rainy, windy or calm. Be sure to watch the weather and come prepared with the right clothing, water, and nutrition. I try to comment the day of the ride if there's anything I feel needs to be considered.
This event will be canceled if weather is not conducive for a safe, fun ride. I'll cancel as early as possible, however be prepared for game-time calls as weather can be unpredictable.

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Wednesday Night South HS Ride

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