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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.

Upcoming events (5)

Ken Caryl, High Grade, Foxton with Elk Creek bonus loop (Challenge Series #19)

This road-plus loop is ride #19 in the RMCC Challenge Series (https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-challenge-series) We will meet at the Ken Caryl/C-470 Park-n-Ride at 8:15 for an 8:30 sharp departure. We'll start out doing the popular climb up High Grade with the descent down to Foxton and the ride along the river. Those looking for a shorter option can return from there and end up with 53 very high quality miles. For those looking to do the full Challenge Series course, we'll do the climb up Elk Creek Road which goes through a narrow scenic canyon. We'll then take a back road to Pine Junction, descend back down to Foxton and return the way we came. We are describing this route as "road plus" as there are two sections (4 miles along the river and the 6 mile Elk Creek climb) of road which are dirt but sprayed down to create a hard surface. These are good roads for standard road tires--just a bit rough. The total route is 77 miles with 7800 feet of climbing. Challenge Series route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30946145 Short route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28621045 Regroup points: 1) Pleasant Park rest stop at mile 14 2) Pine Junction Convenience Store at mile 41 3) Pleasant Park rest stop at mile 62 This is a fall ride when the pacing is typically more relaxed, but because there is a lot of climbing so expect that the group to break up on the climbs. Please join us for this one--it features roads with little car traffic, good climbing, good scenery, and of course a fun group. And it's one of your last chances to complete your six Challenge Series rides for the year or to go after the most! Non-dues-paying members are welcome and invited to join us on any ride! After three rides we do require that you join the club: https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-membership-application-form Lastly, for our Challenge Series rides, we like to have a second ride leader to help make the rides more friendly. Please PM me if you are willing to help out on this one!

RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

Beverly Heights Park

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. 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. As always, this is a drop/regroup ride. Expect some separation on the climbs, with opportunities to rejoin at one of several regroup points. Being comfortable in a draft will help on some of the flatter / roller sections. Generally speaking if you're able to complete Lookout solo in ~28 minutes you'll have little trouble rejoining at the regroup points. 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.

Cañon City - Phantom Canyon - Shelf Road Loop (Challenge Series)

This gravel loop is part of the RMCC Challenge Series (https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-challenge-series). This is one we had to cancel back in April but are bringing back for fall! This classic route is considered one of the premier gravel rides in Colorado. We will meet at the Wal*Mart in Cañon City (NW side of the lot) at 9:15 for a 9:30 departure. After a few warm-up miles on pavement, we'll head up Phantom Canyon road, which snakes its way through a spectacular canyon up to Victor. We then jog over to Cripple Creek where we'll have our regroup point. The route then descends the equally amazing Shelf Road and we then finish with the last several miles of pavement back into town. The total loop is 66 miles with about 6000 feet of climbing. It's not the longest ride in the Challenge Series, but it will give your camera a great workout! It's a bit of a drive from Denver, but well worth it. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31703938 Regroup Point: Gas-n-Roll in Cripple Creek (mile 38) Note that the regroup point does come after 4000 feet of climbing, so please hydrate appropriately. Also note that this should be considered a drop ride although we will regroup occasionally. Note: We're moving into that time of the year when rides may need to be rescheduled/changed due to weather. Please watch this space for any updates as we approach the ride date 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

RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

Beverly Heights Park

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. 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. As always, this is a drop/regroup ride. Expect some separation on the climbs, with opportunities to rejoin at one of several regroup points. Being comfortable in a draft will help on some of the flatter / roller sections. Generally speaking if you're able to complete Lookout solo in ~28 minutes you'll have little trouble rejoining at the regroup points. 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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RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

Beverly Heights Park

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