Our Ride Programs
Our program calendar includes the following types of rides and events:
Weekend club rides:
Our year-round ride calendar features a diverse array of riding experiences. Because we are a regional, rather than local club, we start rides in many different locations and our ride leaders tailor these rides to fit a variety of interests. RMCC is not a no-drop club as a general rule, but we do regroup on a regular basis on most rides. Non-members and members are welcome at any such ride, but we do ask that you become a dues-paying member once you have done three rides with us. The cost is only $25/yr. Please join us! Currently we use Meetup.com to manage this ride calendar.
The Charlie Henderson Challenge Series:
This is a pre-planned series of 20 century-type rides that span the cycling season that are designed to challenge you, to show you roads you may not have ridden both close to home and across the state, and to foster the development of a community built around endurance riding. The series is a mix of road, gravel, and mixed surface rides. We describe them as “century-type” rides as many of the rides are less than 100 miles, but are difficult in other ways. For those who want to participate in a number of these rides as a series, will will recognize those who complete at least six of the rides and those who complete the most! These are all non-competitive, non-timed rides. Read more.
The Colorado Brevet Series:
These are longer-distance (200km and greater) cycling events focused on personal challenge and camaraderie among riders. Brevets are not races. They are personal challenges, and challenges with your riding pals who offer mutual support. The time limits are generous. They accommodate a wide range of performance levels and riding conditions, which as we know aren’t always ideal. It’s about having the persistence and determination to finish, not about your finishing time. This series also includes some shorter (60-70 mile) “populaires” which provide an opportunity to try out this type of riding. Membership is required to participate in these events. Read more.
The Colorado Triple Crown:
This series provies a collection of single day, timed double century road and gravel cycling events, generally with substantial amounts of climbing. They are some of the most challenging road cycling events in the state of Colorado. While these are not races, they are timed and riders are encouraged to put out their best effort. Membership is also required to participate in these events. Read more.
Weekday evening rides:
Because we love to ride and love each other's company, we don't just do rides on the weekend! During the warmer months of the year we also host shorter evening rides.