Friday, August 31, 2012

crmbt 2013

I just finished recapping how much fun I had riding the CRMBT in early August, and they've already announced their route for 2013.  I'm all in!
The loop starts in Ft Collins, and overnights in Estes Park, Golden, Fraser, with a rest day in Steamboat Springs. After a last night in Walden the tour makes its way back to the starting point. Some of the highlights include Peak-to-Peak Highway, Cameron Pass, and Rabbit Ears Pass, twice. And as an homage to the Triple Bypass, CRMBT's own version: Lookout Mountain, Juniper Pass/Squaw Pass, and Berthoud Pass. This 85 mile day will include more than 10,000 feet of climbing. And, if that's not enough for you, on the way down from Squaw Pass you'll ride past Echo Lake, where 14 miles and 3500 feet will get you to the top of Mt Evans!
 Peak-to-Peak Highway
View from Squaw Pass
 Echo Lake, Mt Evans Road
 Looking down on Echo Lake, Mt Evans Summit
 Berthoud Pass looking north towards Winter Park

Next year will be my sixth ride with this tour. I can tell you it's a good size, run by great people and wonderful volunteers, with all kinds of options to suit all kinds of cyclists. It will challenge you, but with training, you can do it! CRMBT is offering a great discount for signing up now, so if you've ever thought about a Colorado tour, or if you haven't done one for a while, this would be a great one.

Who wants to go for a ride?


  1. You ask "Who wants to go for a ride?" I DO!!

    Thanks for the great posts on the CRMBT!