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Triple Bypass Announces 2021 Plan, Returns to Vail

November 19, 2020

EVERGREEN, COLO, November 19th 2020 — The Triple Bypass Ride (a Colorado-based cycling event, presented by Team Evergreen) is pleased to announce an exciting development to its legendary course. It will celebrate its 32nd anniversary ending in the iconic and welcoming Town of Vail, CO on August 21st, 2021.

No stranger to the Triple Bypass Ride, the Town of Vail has historically been the last stop before riders roll into Avon. This year Vail will host nearly 5,000 riders as they cross the finish line and celebrate their accomplishment. The Town of Vail provides excellent lodging and activities should riders wish to extend this event into a vacation.

The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the nation, so the promoters knew they needed to keep “the spirit of the Triple” but hit that much desired “refresh button” after 2020.

“It’s safe to say we’re all looking for something fresh and new for 2021,” said Jen Barbour, Executive director of Team Evergreen. “In light of that, we’re rolling out some fun twists for all Team Evergreen events. Whether it’s a long-established ride like the Triple Bypass or a first-year umbrella event (such as the Beti Bike Bash or the Co2uT/Desert Gravel race) our goal is to make 2021 better than any year to date. We navigated a very challenging year with the help of our loyal members, event registrants, sponsors and the cycling community. We were taken aback by the overwhelming support and understanding. It’s time to say ‘thank you’ by knocking 2021 out of the park. The Town of Vail is ready to help us do just that.”

Vail’s Mayor, Dave Chapin added, “We’re so pleased to take part in announcing a new date for the Triple Bypass and to host the finish back in Vail. Cycling has been part of Vail’s fabric for decades and we look forward to welcoming the athletes as they meet up with their friends and families to celebrate completion of this spectacular ride and the beginning of a wonderful experience here in Vail. We are grateful for what will be 32 years of creating memories for riders and supporters alike, and for the fund-raising support this event has provided to deserving non-profits across the state. We look forward to welcoming riders to Vail and to a strong and safe Triple Bypass in 2021.”

In addition to moving the finish line, this year’s Triple Bypass course promises other new details.  “Riders will still be promised a gorgeous tour through the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains starting in our team’s namesake city, Evergreen, CO,” Barbour elaborated.  “To accommodate varying abilities, we’ll have different distances to choose from in 2021. The standard Triple is 110 miles over Juniper, Loveland and Vail Passes and we’ll also offer a shorter 64 mile Double Bypass leaving from the historic town of Georgetown. Also, for those wanting an extra challenge, we are excited to offer a Gran Fondo timed option on the 110 mile ride. The motto of Team Evergreen is ‘You Belong Here’ and we’re proud to say the 2021 Triple Bypass embodies that.”

General registration for the Triple Bypass will open in early January. Team Evergreen members will have the option of pre-registering in late December. All interested participants can sign up to be notified when registration opens by clicking here to be added to the Triple Bypass e-newsletter.

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Media contact: Katie Macarelli / Thorpe Marketing[email protected]

Triple Bypass Partnerships: Josh Kravetz – [email protected]

Team Evergreen Partnerships: Chris McGee – [email protected]

About Team Evergreen: They are the longest-running, largest cycling club in Colorado. In addition to producing two of the most challenging road rides in Colorado, (the Triple Bypass, and the Mount Evans Hill Climb) they also offer mountain bike races, gravel events and group rides throughout the year.  Their mission is to build the cycling community by expanding rider experiences, hosting compelling events, and channeling thoughtful philanthropic impact.  As a non-profit, they’ve donated over 3 million dollars YTD to local charitable and cycling advocacy organizations through event registrations and memberships. www.teamevergreen.org

About Vail: Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. With expansive ski and snowboard terrain, including the seven legendary Back Bowls in the winter, and flourishing summer recreation complemented by unparalleled access to world-class arts and events, the options for year-round adventure are limitless. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication with abundant world-class culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. In the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service, Vail is the world’s premier mountain resort. www.discovervail.com