Upcoming Events & Races

Winter Ralleye Gravel Rides

Event Type: Gravel Group Ride
Time of Year: Winter
The Winter Ralleye is a series of gravel group rides that take place every winter in Larimer and Weld Counites. They are usually held regardless of weather conditions and can be done on any type of bike you are comfortable riding/pushing in harsh conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to; cold, darkthrity, COLD, snow, rain, deep snow, goat heads, wind and 60 degrees and sunny. It's not a race and there are no entry fees.

Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge

Event Type: Moutain Bike Series
Time of Year: Each Season
The Four Seasons of Horsetooth Mountain Bike Challenge is a grass-roots un-event with no entry fees and no real start times and is ridden on the two solstices and two equinoxes in Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park.

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.

RioSwap

Event Type: Bike Swap/Party
Time of Year: Feburary or March
RioSwap is one of the crown jewels of the YGR empire. The annual bike swap and season launch party is hosted by YGR in the Rio's Agave Room every Feb. Admission is free, vendor tables are cheap and the Rio chips, salsa and margs are fantastic.

CSU Race Weekend

Event Type: Crit & Circuit Race
Time of Year: Spring
The CSU road race weekend includes the technical CSU Oval Criterium and the Cobb Lake Circuit race. Both races are part of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference and include collegiate and USAC citizen categories. The weekend is hosted by the Colorado State University Rams cycling team every Spring.

Frostbite Time Trial

Event Type: Time Trial
Time of Year: Early Spring
The Frostbite Time Trial is hosted by Team Rio Grande Racing and historically launches the Colorado road racing calendar each year. The course heads South and then North on the I25 frontage road for 11.4 miles near the Buckeye Power Plant exit. As the name implies, it's usually cold and as the photo shows, it's usually windy.

YGR Time Trials

Event Type: Time Trial Series
Time of Year: April, June & August
The YGR Time Trials are a low cost, mid week, grassroots, road time trial series that takes place in April, June and August of each year. YGR's first time trial was promoted back in 2009 and are still going strong today. Races cost $10.00 and are open to riders of all ages and abilities. We have male and female categories as well as categories for regular road bikes, time trial bikes and mountain bikes.

Gravel Graceland

Event Type: Gravel Adventure
Time of Year: Spring
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 ran 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.

Send Town Shorttrack

Event Type: Mountain Bike Series
Time of Year: Late Spring
The SendTown Shorttrack races at New Belgium Brewing have been responsible for introducing hundreds, ney, thousands of people to mountain bike racing since they started over a dozen years ago. The energetic and welcoming atmosphere, low cost of entry, and rowdy racing are always a good time. The racing takes place on Tuesday nights. Get there early for the free kid's races.

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City Streets Criterium Series

Event Type: Criterium Series
Time of Year: June and July
The City Streets Crits are a low-cost, mid-week, grassroots, criterium series that takes place in mid-summer. They are hosted by the First City Cycling Team and take place at the Fort Collins City Streets Maintenance Facility. They are open to all ages, abilities, and genders. The City Streets Crits cost $15.00.

FoCo Fondo

Event Type: Gravel Fondo
Time of Year: July
A gravel ride, a gravel race, rooted in the insanity of a Fondo with the levity of the Fort Collins community. Whether you’re into racing bikes or all day bike parties in the open range of Colorado. FoCo Fondo is your adventure. #doityouwont

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.

Race the Ramble

Event Type: Gravel Race
Time of Year: Late Summer
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.

Gowdy Grinder

Event Type: Mountain Bike
Time of Year: May
The Gowdy Grinder is the main fundraiser for the Cheyenne middle school and high school mountain bike team, WyoX. Come ride your bike on the fantastic trails at Curt Gowdy State Park and support a great cause.

Steamboat Primer Time Trial

Event Type: Time Trial
Time of Year: Late September
The Steamboat Primer Time Trial will take place the weekend before the USAC sanctioned Steamboat Stage Race which is usually Labor Day weekend. This is your last race pace opportunity to dial in your time trial bike, position, and fitness before the big dance. Not racing Steamboat? No problem, come out anyway.

NoCo Criterium

Event Type: Criterium
Time of Year: Late Spring
White Line Cycling Events hosts the NoCo Criterium each Spring on the Northern Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center driving track in Loveland. The race is sanctioned by USAC. The course has lots of turns but they're predictable and the tarmac is brand new.

Crazy Joe Cross

Event Type: Cyclocross Series
Time of Year: Fall
CJCX is a free cyclocross training series that takes place midweek in Sept/Oct. They're more group ride than race and are the dusty highlight to many racers CX season. For the past several years we've been lucky enough to run these at the Bush Acres course at Ronny Alli Bush's place. They're super lowkey and open to all people and bikes. 

Send Town Cyclocross

Send Town Cyclocross

Event Type: Cyclocross Series
Time of Year: Fall
The Send Town Cyclocross races are a Fort Collins institution. The races take on place the New Belgium Brewing campus on Tuesday nights each Fall with hundreds of people taking part. The kid's races are very popular with the littles. Be sure to check out the beer garden and food trucks. Online registration is required.

Cross of the North

Event Type: Cyclocross
Time of Year: November
Cross of the North is a USAC sanctioned cyclocross weekend promoted by the 1st City Cycling Team and held on the New Belgium Brewing campus. With its festival-like atmosphere and national-caliber course, it is widely considered to be the best weekend of racing in the region. The races usually take place in mid-November.

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!!!