Ventures Endurance Announces Ride The Rockies Tour Locations

February 22, 2022

Presented by Flexential, the 36th Annual Bicycle Event Features Iconic Colorado Rocky Mountain Climbs

Denver, CO – February 22, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Ventures Endurance, part of Gannett‘s USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, announced the overnight tour locations for the 36th annual Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour presented by Flexential. The six-day tour features more than 28,000 feet of iconic Colorado Rocky Mountain climbs including Tennessee, Freemont, Independence, Hoosier, and Loveland passes.

Founded in 1986 by The Denver Post, Ride The Rockies annually hosts more than 2,500 bicyclists who ride 60 to 80 miles daily for six days, driving tourism to Colorado towns and communities. The 2022 tour begins on June 11 in Copper Mountain, Colorado, and ends on June 17 in Golden, Colorado.

“I’m excited and honored to have this opportunity to showcase our host communities and the Colorado landscapes by bicycle this year,” said Dieter Drake, Ventures Endurance Director of Operations for Cycling. “Our new team is ready to make this an extraordinary ride worthy of the history of this magnificent event.”

“Ride The Rockies has become such a memorable experience for Colorado, its communities, and people from all over the world,” said Jason Carolan, Chief Innovation Officer of Flexential. “Flexential is proud to sponsor this ride for the 8th year in a row, now with Ventures Endurance and their team to make this a safe, successful, and enduring iconic event.”

Ride The Rockies is a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages. During the tour, participants will stay overnight in Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Salida, and Breckenridge, Colorado. Additional route information will be announced in March. Online registration is open now through May. To register and for more information, please visit https://ridetherockies.com/.


Ride The Rockies is one of the oldest, largest, and longest recreational touring bicycle ride in the United States. In 1986, The Denver Post created the premier Ride The Rockies (RTR) Colorado Bicycle Tour. Over 1,500 riders came from around the country to participate in the six day, cross-state tour. The Tour was an immediate success, and The Post produced the ride for over 34 years. Cyclists represented all fifty states and several foreign countries.


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Chrissy Terrell
Senior Director, Communications
(504) 952-4225

Anne Lawrie
Marketing Director, Ventures Endurance Cycling Division
(773) 562-9337