2018 Update #1

2018 UPDATE 1:

Everything remains the same with the route through the 666 descent and High Drive. However, once you pop out on High Drive, descend briefly before taking a left to go up Palmer Trail. Continue to follow the RTP signs for Palmer – Section 16 to Intemann Trail and take this all the way back to Ruxton Ave. Your finish time will be when you pop out onto Ruxton.

To have your times posted for 2018, either:

  1. Email Ryan@ringthepeak.com with your finish time (assuming you start with the group at 7am), or
  2. Post your Strava/Garmin/other file in the comments under the 2018 results so I can get your final time up

Have fun out there!

2017 Start Information

Start: Bancroft Park (2408 W Colorado Ave)

Time: 7:00am

Finish: same place (sign out/in sheets will be available at the car until an undetermined time)

Important Course Changes for 2017:

1. Ute Pass Trail will be closed for trail work all the way up to Longs Ranch Road, so our only option is to pedal up Hwy 24. Not ideal, but unless we head up Barr Trail and take a long detour to Heizer descent into Cascade, it’s our only other option.

2. The usual Pipeline descent (FS668 to FS666) with the creek on your right is set to be decommissioned in September 2017. I haven’t heard about an exact start date, so just to be on the safe side, the suggested route is to go down Jones Park (FS667), left on FS776, and then right on FS666 to regain the usual descent. This will keep you off of Pipeline since there is not yet information on the exact start date in September. However, if you go down Pipeline, just make a note of that when you finish. We won’t worry about being too strict about which route is taken down with the uncertainty around the trail work being done. 

2a. NEW FOR 2017 – RE-ROUTE of Bear Creek descent/alternate to Pipeline – Check it out on Google Maps HERE!