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Ride The Rockies

Ride the Rockies


Ride The Rockies, one of Colorado's premier cycling events has selected Estes Park as one of seven host communities for their 2012 tour.  Join in the fun on June, 14, 2012 as we welcome 2,000 cyclists to our community! Other host communities of the tour include: Gunnison, Hotchkiss, Carbondale, Leadville, Granby and Fort Collins.


While the tour route changes each year, the benefits and responsibilities of the host communities remain the same. Benefits include publicity generated, positive economic impact, fund-raising opportunities and a $5,000 grant provided to an eligible non-profit agency in each host town by The Denver Post Community Foundation. In 2011, cyclists spent an average of $250,000 in a 24-hour time period in each town. Many cyclists also plan to return as tourists!


Estes Park locals, friends and family, are encouraged to spend the afternoon and evening at The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, to welcome the Ride The Rockies cyclists! Please join us for music (see below for more information), entertainment and food on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 12-9 p.m. There will be a full beer garden available featuring O'Dell Brewing, Snowy Peaks Winery, SYNTAX Vodka Distillery, and Pendleton Whiskey. We will also be featuring a photo booth, included with souvenir photos for riders and participants. There will be plenty to celebrate, so come join in the celebration. We hope to see everyone there for this community event!


Mary D'Ambra 12-1:30 p.m.
Dennis Tobias Band 2-3:30 p.m.
Ben Pu and Crew 5-6:30 p.m.
Amplified Souls 7-9 p.m.



Ride the Rockies has presented us, the Town of Estes Park, to serve as a host community for their 2012 tour. While this may be a lot of responsibility, it is more of an opportunity for our community! We will need as much support as possible to make all participants of Ride the Rockies feel welcomed by the Estes Park community. Some volunteer opportunities include:


Bicycle Security Tour Vehicle Security
Green Team (Zero Hero Crew) Transport Baggage
Food Sales at HQ Site


On the day of the event, all volunteers will have access to the Hospitality tent on site! If you are a local service group(s) and would like to learn more about how to get involved, please contact Lexy Jacobson at ljacobson@estes.org.