Location Start/Finish: Criterium Bike Shop, 6150 Corporate Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 MAP
Course Description: This course is sensational!! Phenomenal views, super challenging but brutally fun 63 miles, 80% Dirt, 20% paved and bike
path. Starting at Criterium Bike Shop, following bike path to Garden of the Gods, thru the Garden, up Rampart Range Road to Mount Herman Road, down to Monument, back on path through
the Air Force Academy and finishing at Criterium Bike Shop. 5400 feet of climbing! COURSE MAP
Super Challenging, Beautiful, Well Marked Course
NEW 2018 Video Back-up Timing
NEW 2018 3 Aid Stations, 1 1/2 up Rampart Range rd and at around mile 30, top of Mt. Herman Rd.
mile 40. Please bring more water and food than you think you might need:)
Free t-shirt if registered by midnight July 31st, 2018
$300 1st, $200 2nd, $100 3rd Male
$300 1st, $200 2nd, $100 3rd Female
First Place Age Group Awards
Free Bristol Beer & Post Event Lunch Party, Free lunch!!!
Cool Custom Race Number Plate!
Awards: will be approximately 2 hrs after 1st rider finishes. 230pm
Aid Stations: Aid #1 ½ way up Rampart Range Rd, water and snacks (Buffalo Lodge)
Aid #2 mile 30 (Team Telecycle) , bike maintenance,
water and snacks.
Aid#3 USA Cycling. Top of Mt. Herman Rd.
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: (park and ride) 6816 Corporate Drive, &Zios parking lot. Approximately 1 mile north of Criterium bike shop. No parking at
Criterium, race start.
Registration and packet pickup:
Starts at Criterium Bike Shop at 7am-830am, Race starts at 9am. We will have a neutral start till we get to the Garden of the Gods, we will regroup and the race will start there!
Weather: Looks like a high of 78 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 Criterium/Finish. 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 August 24th noon. Resgister before August 1st and Get a Rampart Rager t-shirt!
Packet Pickup: Day of Grinder from 7:00-8:30 am
Photography: RBailsJeffrey Photography will be onsite taking photos and can be purchased on his site. RBJ