Southwest Colorado will host Ride the Rockies cycling event

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Southwest Colorado will host Ride the Rockies cycling event

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Harry Schumer of Cañon City makes a push to reach the summit of Coal Bank Pass during the 2010 The Denver Post Ride the Rockies. Durango will play a critical role in the 2020 edition of the non-competitive cycling event, serving as the start and finish of a 418-mile loop.
Cyclists take in the scenery on U.S. Highway 550 north of Purgatory Resort while participating in 2010 Ride the Rockies event. Ten years later, and Durango will play host to the 35th edition of the event.
Thousands of bicyclists will make their way around Southwest Colorado during the 2020 Ride the Rockies event in mid-June.
Ken Schaffer, left, of Cedar Ridge changes a tire tube while other riders stretch, snack and shed clothing on a warm Wednesday afternoon at the summit of Coal Bank Pass during a respite from the 2010 Ride the Rockies bicycle tour.
Jan Rastall pitches her tent on the baseball fields at Durango High School during the 2013 Ride the Rockies event. While some may choose to fill hotels, many camp during the weeklong cycling tour that will return to Durango in June 2020.

Southwest Colorado will host Ride the Rockies cycling event

Harry Schumer of Cañon City makes a push to reach the summit of Coal Bank Pass during the 2010 The Denver Post Ride the Rockies. Durango will play a critical role in the 2020 edition of the non-competitive cycling event, serving as the start and finish of a 418-mile loop.
Cyclists take in the scenery on U.S. Highway 550 north of Purgatory Resort while participating in 2010 Ride the Rockies event. Ten years later, and Durango will play host to the 35th edition of the event.
Thousands of bicyclists will make their way around Southwest Colorado during the 2020 Ride the Rockies event in mid-June.
Ken Schaffer, left, of Cedar Ridge changes a tire tube while other riders stretch, snack and shed clothing on a warm Wednesday afternoon at the summit of Coal Bank Pass during a respite from the 2010 Ride the Rockies bicycle tour.
Jan Rastall pitches her tent on the baseball fields at Durango High School during the 2013 Ride the Rockies event. While some may choose to fill hotels, many camp during the weeklong cycling tour that will return to Durango in June 2020.
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