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The latest race, ride and event news. Come here for ride announcements, upcoming events, race results, and much more.

CSU Race Weekend 2023

The CSU road race weekend will take place on April 22nd and 23rd this year. Saturday's circuit race will feature the Cobb Lake Circuit Race, and we'll finally return to the classic CSU Oval course on Sunday.

2023 Gravel Graceland

Looking for a fully supported gravel experience in Northern Colorado? Gravel Graceland is a three day gravel camp (not camping) based out of the Fort and run by Whitney and Zack Allison. The 30-50 mile rides are fully supported and traverse a mix of gravel, pavement, and single track. Plus, PLUS you get to hang out with Lauren Nagle who will be your mechanic and SAG driver for the weekend. Hit YGR for dates, pricing and to see what else is included.

Sendtown Program Registration Opens

Registration has opened for all of the Send Town Bike Club's spring youth MTB programs.  Brief information, including dates and prices for the Spring (HS & MS) Mountain Bike Program, Spring Muni Program, GrassRoots Program and Girls Only MTB Program, can be found here.

North South Colorado

Event Type: Gravel Bikepacking Race
Time of Year: Late Summer
The North South Bikepacking race is set to roll out from Fort Collins again in 2023. The 595-mile self-supported gravel race (similar to the CTR) with roughly  48500 feet of elevation gain will end in Trinidad, CO. The route has about 200 miles of pavement, 300 of gravel, and 15-30 miles of singletrack.

High Plains Drifter

Event Type: Gravel Bikepacking Race
Time of Year: Late Summer
The High Plains Drifter is a 330-mile unsupported bikepacking adventure following a mix of gravel roads and double in Northern Colorado. There are no fees, prizes or sign-up. The route is approximately 70% gravel, 10% B roads, 10% single-track and 10% hard surface.

Weld County Grinder

Event Type: Gravel Group Ride
Time of Year: Late Spring
WCG is a gravel group ride on a 66-mile loop starting in Nunn, Colorado. 99% of the route is Weld County gravel roads in and around the Pawnee National Grasslands. One aid station is provided.

FoCo Fondo, Ned Gravel, Co2uT and Telluride Gravel Join Forces

The FoCo Fondo has joined forces with three independent Colorado gravel races to create the Colorado Summer of Gravel Series. Four races built on an omnium format with payouts for women, men and non-binary racers. Points and placings are separate to overall race results. i.e. You may be 118th place at CO2UT in the overall for the 125 mile race results but 7th Male SOG finisher and you would receive points based on the 7th place male finisher in the SOG standings.

Race the Ramble 2023

Peter Discoe and the Ramble Rides crew have added a race to their usually super chill portfolio.  Race the Ramble is a 125-mile gravel race in Jackson County, Colorado in late August. Here's the twist, racers must compete in teams of two or four riders.

FoCo Fondo Training Rides

Whit and Zack with Bike Sports are hosting several training rides leading into this summer’s FoCo Fondo. The rides are free, but you must sign a waiver. The Fondo takes place on July 23rd.

FoCo Fondo Training Rides

Event Type: Gravel Group Ride
Time of Year: Winter, Spring, Summer
Whit and Zack with Bike Sports are hosting eight training rides leading into this summer's FoCo Fondo. The series includes two virtual rides, a women's only ride and five local gravel rides. The rides are free, but you must sign a waiver. The Fondo takes place on July 23rd.

Trek North Gravel Rides

There's a new gravel ride rolling from Trek North (202 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521) in Fort Collins on Sunday mornings.
Rain, snow, or shine, you can bet we're gonna ride! Join us on Sunday mornings for our weekly gravel group ride. We'll explore 25-35 miles on gravel and pavement terrain at an average pace of 15mph. This ride is the perfect opportunity for intermediate riders to get some mile and elevation gains in.

Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Fest

Event Type: MTB festival
Time of Year: Fall
Overland Mountain Bike Association's 2022 Northern Colorado Mountain Bike Festival is happening Saturday, October 8th in Lory State Park! Poker ride, Take-a-Kid MTB’ing Day, skills contests, vendor expo, live music, food, beer, and yes…demo bikes are back too!!!