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Video update : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NPiTJrijoU&feature=share     Race Day Registration from 6am-730pm. No snow in the forecast till later in the evening! Will be a bit chilly but you will warm up quickly climbing Rampart Range Road! See you there!!



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Location Start/Finish: Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort 2    El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904  MAP


Course Description: This course is sensational!! Phenomenal views, super challenging but brutally fun 73 & 30 Mile Course, 80% Dirt, 20% paved and bike path. Starting at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, Go directly into The Garden of The Gods, One loop then Turn North on Rampart Range Road. (first Timed section up Rampart Range Road to top of Rampart Range and turn around for 30 mile ride.) Rampart to Mount Herman Road, down to Monument, back on path through the Air Force Academy, Woodmen ave (2nd timed section to the top of Mount Blodgett). Then ride down to flying W to 30th Street to Garden of the Gods where you complete a large lap to go to the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort! 73 mile course 6700 feet of climbing, 30 mile course 3933 feet of climbing.  COURSE MAP 73  Course Map 30

What's included:

  • No License Rquired to participate!

  • Super Challenging, Beautiful, Well Marked Course

  • NEW 2019 Chip Timing by Racing Underground
  • 2 timed KOM's Determine the winners.
  • 3 Aid Stations, #1. Buffalo Bicycle Lodge top of up Rampart Range rd Mile 17. and #2. USA Cycling around mile 30,. #3. Top of Mt. Blodgett. Please bring more water and food than you think you might need:)

  • Free t-shirt if registered by midnight October 1st, 2019

  • ​$500 1st, $250 2nd, $100 3rd Male 73 mile course

  • $500 1st, $250 2nd, $100 3rd Female 73 mile course

  • Trophies top male and female 30 mile course
  • Top 3 Age Group Awards all courses

  • Raffle Prizes

  • Free  Bristol Beer & Post Event Lunch Party, Free lunch!!! 

  • Live Music DJ

  • Cool Custom Race Number Plate!

Awards: will be approximately 2 hrs after 1st rider finishes. 2pm for 73 mile and 1pm 30 mile.

Aid Stations: Aid #1 Top of Rampart Range Rd Mile 17, water and snacks (Buffalo Lodge)

Aid #2 mile 30 (USA Cycling) , Water Bottles,
water and snacks. Aid #3 USA Cycling Top of Mt. Blodgett


Safety: Road is open to traffic. Please be extra careful traveling down Rampart Range Rd and down Mt. Herman Rd. Please don’t cross over to the left descending, narrow road and vehicles will be traveling up!


Parking: At Buffalo Lodge and just west of lodge at baseball field.

Registration and packet pickup:
Starts at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort 6am-730am, Race starts at 8am. 
We will have a neutral start till we get to the bottom of the climb at Gateway road in the Garden of the Gods. The first KOM and timing mat is at Rampart Range Rd


Weather: Looks like a high of 61 with sunshine and some clouds. w/ little chance of rain,

windbreaker, temps on top of Rampart Range Rd. may be 10 degrees cooler than in Colorado Springs.


Event Time Line: A very fast cyclist will complete the Rager in 4-5hrs, a strong cyclist in about 5-6hrs, a moderate cyclist 7-8 hrs. The first 2+hrs is almost all uphill so pace yourself and be prepared for a long enjoyable day on the saddle. Once you get to Mt. Herman road you have a long descent and rollers from Monument to Woodmen. Then you have a long climb that ends with a shorter steep climb up to Mt. Blodgett. This is an open Bike path and there will be cyclist/walkers/runners on the path so pass w/ caution.


Enjoy the challenging course and respect all traffic signs and other participants. Feel free to contact me w/ any questions or concerns, sincerely,


Jayson Middlemiss 719.232.4900


What it costs: $45 entry fee till August 1 then $55.

300 rider limit.


Registration: Online HERE or at Criterium Bike Shop.
Closes Friday at midnight October 25th. Race day registration from 6:00-7:30 am. Resgister before October 1st and Get a Rampart Rager t-shirt!


Packet Pickup: Day of Fondo from 6:00-7:30 am


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