Denver – Road Bike Rental – Lookout Mountain & Red Rocks Amphitheatre
87 km - 1,387m /54 mi - 4,550ft - Weekend Rides - Saturday - Sunday
- Region Americas
- Country United States
- City Denver
Only one word is needed to describe this ride: awesome! Departing Denver and heading west, riders will enjoy fast flats on finely paved roads. Then, upon reaching the foothills in Golden, CO, riders will tackle Lookout Mountain. This 4.5 mile climb is a favorite of cycling enthusiasts worldwide and was featured in the 2011 and 2015 USA Pro Challenges. After a few fun descents, riders will embark upon Grapevine Road. This challenging stretch of roadway is set back in the mountains and features rolling hills, a small stretch of gravel, and tricky switchbacks. Riders will exit into Bear Creek Canyon for another fun descent into the beautiful and legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre! In addition, cyclists will pass Sports Authority Field (home of the Denver Broncos) and Coors Brewing Company, will ride through historic downtown Golden and the Colorado School of Mines, and will catch a glimpse of the Boulder Flatirons. For those interested, you’ll be able to measure your strength and speed against many of the local pros using the following Strava segments: “I am Scared of the Ghost”, “Applewood Allez”, “Illinois Street Climb 14th to 18th”, “Lookout Pillars to Post”, “descent to red rocks”, “32nd kipling bump”, and “32nd Ave (Lamar to Depew)”. Next time you’re in or around Denver, be sure to take advantage of this exceptional cycling opportunity!
If you haven’t got time for this ride, the Downtown Golden is a great shorter alternative whilst in Denver.
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 87 km - /54 mi -
Altitude: 1,387m / 4,550ft
Difficulty: Cat 2 - Difficult
|Booking Price||US $167.00 - $236.00|
|Departure Day/s||Saturday - Sunday,|
|Departure Time||Arrive 7:30am - Ride 8:00 am - Return 11:30am - Cafe|
|Duration||3.5 hrs ride time|
|Departure Location||West Denver. Full location departure details will be included in your ride confirmation email.|
|Included||Denver Road Bike Rental includes one of the following bikes. Cannondale Synapse Carbon BMC SLR01 Carbon Norco Tactic Carbon Cannondale CAAD 12 Aluminum BMC ALR01 Aluminum NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.|
|Excluded||Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.|
|Need to know||After you book and pay for this ride, you should complete your rider profile to include your bike measurements. You will also receive a detailed ride confirmation email including specific location details, instructions and checklist.|
Jake – DenverJake is an avid road cyclist and enjoys fast sprints, long climbs, and speedy descents. Fortunately for him the diverse topography in the greater Denver area makes all of this a possibility; at times, all in the same ride! One of the reasons behind his move from Chicago to Denver was to take advantage of all the outdoor adventures on offer in Colorado. He’s been racing endurance events since 2001. Highlights from his experience include running multiple marathons, completing an ironman distance triathlon, and racing multiple different road cycling disciplines including circuit, hill climb, time trial, and criterium. In addition to leading rides for GCR, Jake works as a Wellness Consultant/Health Coach specializing in fitness and exercise - a profession he is very passionate about. He's also a big time sports fan and enjoys traveling.
Scott – Denver
Denver Road Bike Rental includes one of the following bikes.
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.