The first annual Ride & Revel! cycling event begins in historic downtown Greeley, Colorado, home to nationally recognized, award-winning craft breweries. One mile into the route, Family Riders can stop and have a blast doing activities and eating snacks at the Family Aid Station in Island Grove Park, or continue on to the Poudre Trail and catch the fun on their way back instead!
Beyond the Family Aid Station, cyclists on the 20 and 55 mile rides enjoy a short stint toodling along the Poudre River Trail before emerging into the gently rolling farm and ranchlands north of Greeley and pedaling west. You'll find the panoramic views stunning, with the mountains as an ever-present focal point.
The 55-mile route turns south near the mid-point, paralleling the Rockies and with views to the horizon in all four directions. Near the southernmost end of the 55-mile ride, after climbing up onto a ridge, the view to the horizon is clear in all four directions at once, and you'll swear you can reach out and touch the Rockies! From there you'll loop around in the quiet challenge of the countryside hills and catch your breath as you coast down off the ridge before one final push up the famous Mad Russian Hill. Soon after, you'll complete the loop, heading back toward downtown Greeley. Once there, you'll enjoy a prepared meal and a beer crafted just for our annual Ride & Revel! event by Greeley's award-winning brewers. ENJOY!
Make A Weekend of It
With all that Greeley has to offer, you may want to arrive a day or two early, to enjoy your choice of the many and varied fine downtown dining establishments. On Friday night, pull out your folding chair or dancing shoes and enjoy live music and a go-cup atmosphere on 8th Street at Greeley's Friday Fest, just one block from Ride & Revel's start/finish area. After a good night's sleep and a great ride finished off with a good meal and even better beer, treat yourself to a self-guided tour of Greeley's five local breweries and one distillery using our local cab company. We locals call the sum of it all, "Greeley Unexpected!"
All of this, and for a great cause! Proceeds from Ride & Revel! benefit Senior Resource Services, a non-profit which provides transportation and caregiver respite to Weld County seniors free of charge, regardless of income, offering them the opportunity to maintain their health while living independently.
PLEASE NOTE: ROUTE SUPPORT FOR ALL RIDES ENDS AT 12:30 PM AND THE START/FINISH/REVEL! AREA WILL CLOSE AT 2 PM
Event details and schedule
6:30 AM - Registration opens *all cyclists must wear helmetS AND sign a waiver on event day*
7:30 AM - 55 & 20 mile rides start *Route will not be supported for those starting before 7:30 AM*
8:00 AM - Family Ride start