Our fourth Ride & Revel! cycling event begins in historic downtown Greeley, Colorado, home to more than seven award winning craft breweries, three distilleries, fascinating utopian history, and an amazing live music culture. Road and gravel rides all start and finish in beautiful tree shaded Lincoln Park.
RECREATIONAL ROAD ROUTES
Cyclists on 20, 40, and 55-mile rides enjoy a short stint through downtown before emerging and pedaling west into the gently rolling farm and ranchlands north of Greeley. The panoramic views are stunning on all three routes, with the Rocky Mountains an ever-present focal point.
All riders will arrive at the Poudre Learning Center (PLC) Aid Station near the ten mile mark, which is where 20 mile riders turn around and travel back the way they came to the Revel! event, which will be gearing up for its 10:30 AM start.
40 and 55-mile riders continue south, beginning to climb to even more stellar views at 12 miles. Mile 17 begins two miles of fun, roller-coaster hills which leave riders playing peekaboo with the Rockies looming straight ahead and seemingly within reach. At the 19 mile point the 40-milers turn north to keyhole loop and rejoin the route they came out on four miles later, then make one final uphill push and drop down to relatively level elevation for the remainder of the distance to the Revel! event where food, beer/spirits/beverages, shade, and live music await!
At that same 19 mile point the 55 mile riders turn south again, ride parallel with the Rockies, and climb up onto a ridge where the view to the distant horizon is often clear in all four directions at once. They will swear they could reach out and touch those Rockies in all their glory! From there the route takes cyclists through the quiet challenge of countryside hills, allowing them to catch their breath coasting down off the ridge before a big push up infamous Mad Russian Hill. Near the top of Mad Russian Hill the loop will be complete, and riders will head back toward downtown Greeley. Once back to the Revel! area within Lincoln Park, cyclists will enjoy each other, a prepared meal, and beer and spirits crafted annually for Ride & Revel! (or non-alcoholic beverages), all while being entertained by live music. FUN! FUN! FUN!
Please note, we will only be using waterproof chalk arrows to indicate route directions.
RECREATIONAL GRAVEL ROUTES
Cyclists on 48 and 70-mile gravel rides enjoy a short stint through downtown before emerging and pedaling west and then north and east into the gently rolling farm and ranchlands to the north of Greeley. They will ride the agricultural backroads of Weld County where there are more gravel and dirt roads to choose from than in any other Colorado county! The views are remarkable with the Rockies to the west, the plains to the east, and rural sights all around!
In the adventurous spirit and tradition of gravel riding, route support for the gravel rides is scaled back to only sag wagons and sweepers. THERE WILL BE NO MECHANICAL SUPPORT OR AID STATIONS AVAILABLE ON THE GRAVEL ROUTES, though there are stores not too far off the routes in Severence (48 mile) and Pierce (70 mile). Please see Event Details and Schedule below!
Once back to the Revel! area within Lincoln Park, cyclists will enjoy each other, a prepared meal, and beer adn spirits locally crafted for Ride & Revel! (non-alcoholic beverages also available), all while sitting under shade trees and listening to live music. FUN! FUN! FUN!
Make A Weekend of It!
With all that Greeley has to offer, we encourage you to arrive a day or two early and stay a day or two after Ride & Revel! Check out our web site at RideandRevel.com to learn more about all there is to do while you’re here! For example, pull out your folding chair or dancing shoes and enjoy great food, live music, and a go-cup atmosphere on the 9th Street Plaza at Greeley's Friday Fest just one block from Ride & Revel's start/finish/Revel! area. Enjoy a great night's sleep at the Double Tree at Lincoln Park or Currier Inn B&B before an incredible ride with amazing views followed by brews and and spirits, then treat yourself to a self-guided tour of Greeley's breweries and distilleries - many within walking distance - take your family to Colorado Model Train Museum (the nation's largest), or explore Centennial Village and the Greeley Museum to learn more about our unique utopian history. Wrap it up by enjoying dinner at one of our many and varied quality dining establishments. There's so much here that we locals call the sum of it all "Greeley Unexpected!"
And if you stay longer, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are a short hour and fifteen minute drive up the beautiful Thompson River Canyon due west of Greeley, and Pawnee Buttes is 45 minutes to the North East. Both offer stellar hiking and biking opportunities different from those enjoyed during Ride & Revel! And Denver attractions are just an hour south, too!
All of this, and for a great cause! Proceeds from Ride & Revel! benefit 60+Ride, a local nonprofit which provides transportation to Weld County's 60+ population free of charge, regardless of income, offering them the opportunity to maintain their health while living independently.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
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Event details and schedule
THISIMPORTANT EVENT DETAILS
*PLEASE NOTE,THIS EVENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE
*Shirts are unisex sizing
*WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO ESTIMATE AND ORDER EXTRA SHIRTS, WE ARE UNABLE TO GUARANTEE SHIRTS OR SHIRT SIZES TO PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTER AFTER SUNDAY, MAY 15TH.
*All cyclists must sign a liability waiver at check-in on event day.
*All cyclists must wear helmets.
*Please arrive at the cyclist check-in canopies in Lincoln Park at least 30 minutes before your ride begins.
*Road routes will be supported between their respective start times (7:30/8:00/8:30) and 12:30PM, including volunteers, police officers, aid stations, a sag wagon, sweepers, and mechanical crews.
*Gravel routes will be supported between their respective start times (7:00/7:15) and 1:00PM, including volunteers and police officers inside Greeley city limits and sag wagons and sweepers outside of Greeley city limits. THERE WILL BE NO SIGNAGE OR COURSE MARSHALS ON THE GRAVEL ROUTES , so please be sure you have the map for your ride on your cell phone and/or in hard copy. There will not be any mechanical support on gravels routes, so please be prepared to repair your own flats, chains, etc. Each participant will be given a business card with a number to call or text if a sag wagon is needed.
*Cell service is available on close to 100% of all routes, and outage areas are short.
*There will be pre-mixed Skratch Labs Hydration and water available at the start/finish.
*Aid Stations will have cell phones, restrooms, food, water, maps, pre-mixed Skratch Labs Hydration, and salt packets at the following approximate mile markers.
55 mile ride: 10, 16, 28, 36, and 45 miles
40 mile ride: 10, 16, 24, and 30 miles
20 mile ride: 10 miles
48 mile gravel ride: NONE
70 mile gravel ride: NONE
*There is plenty of free parking available in close proximity to the start/finish/Revel! area / Lincoln Park. Please see parking maps and details at RideandRevel.com
*Greeley’s elevation is 4,658 feet, so the air may be thinner than you’re accustomed to. Please plan and prepare accordingly!
*The average high temperature in Greeley on June 18th is 80 degrees, with an average low temperature of 54. Please plan and prepare accordingly, including training, nutrition, clothing, hydration, etc.
*Please carry at least two filled water/hydration bottles with you on the ride as well as personal identification, a cell phone, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses and/or a hat, hydration powder, high energy food, tire change/patch kits, and any medications deemed important by you or your doctor. Additional quantities are prudent and necessary on the gravel rides. Please plan and prepare accordingly!
*A secure Bag & Bike Corral will be available from 6:30 AM until 1:30 PM inside the park. Check your swag bag for the duration of the ride, then add your bike when you return so that you can fully enjoy the Revel! portion of the event!
*Route maps are available in hard copy at check-in as well as printable or electronic maps at RideandRevel.com under the About the Routes tab via ridewithgps and STRAVA. Gravel riders are expected to utilize these resources.
*A Ride & Revel! cooling towel is the most popular item in our swag bags, but riders also appreciate the snacks, Brix Brewery discount coin, breakfast gift card, downtown business coupons, Visit Greeley information, and randomly-distributed special items.
*The Revel! after-event will feature food, Lemon Wheel IPA craft beer locally brewed for Ride & Revel! by Brix Brewery & Taphouse or refreshing drinks created by Distillery 56, and live music, so plan to stick around after you're done riding! Also available are ice cold water, Italian Sodas, TCBY frozen yogurt, and delicious Human Bean coffee.
*Food and drink tickets may be purchased for non-riding guests at the ID Check tent.
*There will be tables and chairs, but we suggest that you consider bringing folding chairs and/or blankets to sit on under the shade trees while reveling after you ride!
*All registered cyclists and volunteers will receive five minutes of free power massage from Muscle Restoration Therapy's expert therapists simply by going to their massage tent between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM, but get on the list early! Additional time is at a cost of $1 per minute and open to all event-goers. While there, ask about their method of restoring muscle function to maximize performance and eliminate pain!
*DIA is just an hour to hour drive from Greeley, so is extremely convenient for those of you coming in from out of state and renting cars. For a small price you can make the trip even smoother by using tollway E-470. Shuttle services are available through greeleyshuttle.com.
*Please see wonderful downtown B&B and hotel lodging options at RideandRevel.com under the Revel! tab. Quaint and quiet Currier Inn B&B, run by cyclists, will donate $10 to 60+ Ride for every booking, offers secure bicycle storage, and is a short five blocks from the event site. The newly built Double Tree Greeley at Lincoln Park is offering a block of discounted rooms through June 20th with the Start/Revel! area just across the street! All of these rooms filled up in 2018 and 2019, so be sure to make reservations early to ensure getting a room so close to the event.
*Still have questions after seeing the event schedule below? Please check RideandRevel.com or email us at RideandRevel@60plusride.org and we'll get back to you!
*This event is non-refundable
6:00 AM - Gravel ride Check-In / Registration / Packet Pick-Up opens
6:30 AM - Road ride Check-In / Registration / Packet Pick-Up opens
7:00 AM - Gravel route support begins
7:30 AM - Road route support begins
7:00 AM - 70 mile gravel ride starts
7:15 AM - 48 mile gravel ride starts
7:30 AM - 55 mile road ride starts
8:00 AM – 40 mile road ride starts
8:30 AM – 20 mile road ride starts
10:30 AM – Revel! event begins. Please plan accordingly so that you don’t miss the fun!
10:30 AM - MUSIC- takes the stage until 1:30!
12:30 PM (or last rider, if earlier) - Route support for road rides ends/courses close
1:00 Pm (or last rider, if earlier) - Route support for gravel rides ends / courses close
2:00 PM - Revel! event closes...until June 17, 2023!