Denver, CO (March 24, 2015) – The popular Alpine Cycling Classic, 5280 Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Ride for 2014, the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle announced today that registration is now officially open for its upcoming 10th Anniversary ride, August 1, 2015. The Copper Triangle starts and finishes at the base of Vail Pass in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Riders who register by March 31 will save $10.
Named the 2014 Editor’s Choice Ride by 5280 Magazine and one of Velo News’ top rides, the popular Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle helps raise funds for the Davis Phinney Foundation, which ‘helps people living with Parkinson’s to live well today.’ In the ride’s nine years participants have helped the foundation raise over $1,000,000. Open to the first 3000 entrants, the Copper Triangle has reached capacity in each of its nine previous years. Registering early is clearly the way to go.
The Copper Triangle course is a spectacular 78-mile mountain loop, cresting three Colorado Mountain passes – Fremont Pass (elevation 11,318’), Tennessee Pass (elevation 10,424’) and Vail Pass (elevation 10,666’), with 9,200-foot Battle Mountain thrown in for good measure. Riders pedal past three ski areas (Ski Cooper, Vail and Copper Mountain) and cruise by numerous historic mining outposts and Camp Hale, the training ground for the Army’s legendary 10th Mountain Division. Over the 78 miles, riders gain a total of 5,981 ft.
According to event director Scot Harris, the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle is more than just a beautiful mountain ride. Says Harris, “Colorado’s mountains in the summer offer spectacular scenery, and to enjoy them from the seat of your bicycle is nothing short of special. The course itself is tough but majestic, the 5 aid stations are well stocked and every one who rides contributes to the Davis Phinney Foundation. In 9 years, our faithful Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle riders have helped raise over $1M, and we are incredibly thankful for that.”
After the ride, participants will enjoy some serious post-ride fun at the annual “I-25 Kia Alpine Celebration,” the Copper Triangle’s post-ride party that offers live music, a first-class lunch, a cold beer, prize drawings from the ride’s sponsors and a cycling expo. The high alpine amusement continues throughout the afternoon.
About Rocky Mountain Events
Headquartered in Denver, Rocky Mountain Events produces and directs road and mountain cycling events across Colorado for recreational cyclists of all ages and abilities. The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in Castle Rock, CO, recognized as the unofficial start of the summer cycling season, offers both road and mountain bike courses of varying distances – from 8 to 100 miles – to kick off the season for cyclists. With the challenging 78-mile Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle, which starts and finishes in Copper Mountain in early August, RME takes its cycling game to Colorado’s high country. With a course that covers 3 mountain passes (Vail, Tennessee and Fremont) and formidable Battle Mountain, the Copper Triangle is a solid mid-season test. RME completes its season with the October Ikon Tour of the Moon in Grand Junction, which gives riders the rare opportunity to cycle in the spectacular Colorado National Monument. RME has been successfully organizing and operating cycling events for nearly 30 years. For more information visit any of the individual event websites.