We are excited to announce the "Divide Ride," a Citizen's Ride component at the 2008 Colorado Stage. For those of us not currently racing for a UCI sanctioned Pro Tour, Pro Continental or Continental team, this is your chance to ride a portion of the actual Stage racecourse, score some great SWAG and check out the action - all while getting your ride on.
The Divide Ride is also before the final leg of the Stage, so after you're done with your ride you can head over to Vail Village for the Vail Classic Time Trial. You can also catch the awards ceremony, where we will crown the winner of the inaugural Colorado Stage International Cycle Classic!
Here are the details... more to come soon!
Divide Ride: Citizen's Ride
Sunday, August 24
Rolling Start: 6am-8am
A 100K out and back ride beginning at the base of Beaver Creek Resort and following a portion of the Colorado scenic byway Top of the Rockies (Highway 6 & 24) up Battle Mountain Pass. The turn around point is at the summit of Tennessee Pass (elevation 10,424 feet). Full support with two aid stations providing drinks and light snacks will be available; one near Red Cliff and one at Tennessee Pass. All cyclists must wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet.
The Divide Ride is open to cyclists of all levels and abilities.
Early registration through July 26: $75
**May register via mail-in (paperwork to come soon), on-line and at the Colorado River Ride on July 26
On-line registration July 27 through August 22: $85
**www.coloradostagebike.com or www.active.com
Day of race registration on August 24: $100
**Elk Lot at the base of Beaver Creek Resort/Avon
Mail completed registration forms and checks payable to the Vail Valley Foundation:
VVF/Colorado Stage Divide Ride
Post Office Box 309
Vail, CO 81658
YouTube video from Battle Mountain Pass: