Location Start/Finish: Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort 2 El Paso Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904MAP
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
No License Rquired to participate!
Super Challenging, Beautiful, Well Marked Course
NEW 2019Chip Timing by Racing Underground 2 timed
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 July 30th, 2019
$500 1st, $250 2nd, $100 3rd Male
$500 1st, $250 2nd, $100 3rd Female
Top 3 Age Group Awards
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
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 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 HEREor
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
Rampart Rager Presented by Criterium Bicycles 73 and 30 mile course