Ride 21 – Silverthorne / Copper Mountain
Jul
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Ride 21 – Silverthorne / Copper Mountain

Our final ride is a 14.46 mile ride from Silverthorne to Copper Mountain— just in time to join the 25th Annual Courage Classic. We are riding in the Courage Classic from July 19-21 as the Pink Lightning Team and would love to have you be a part of the fun and excitement. Join the team here.

12:00-12:15pm / Silverthorne Town Pavilion • 400 Blue River Pkwy • Silverthorne, CO 80498 • Directions • More Info

12:15-2:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

2:00-2:15pm / Gather at the top of the trail near the Copper Mountain exit of I-70.

2:30pm / Courage Classic Finish Line • Copper Mountain, CO 80443 • DirectionsMore Info

25th Annual Courage ClassicMap

RIDERS:

  • Michael Rasser
  • Robin Rasser
  • Steve Warnecke
  • Ethan Whitson
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Ride 20 – Georgetown / Silverthorne
Jul
18
10:00am10:00am

Ride 20 – Georgetown / Silverthorne

Ride 21 is a 34.23 mile ride from Georgetown to Silverthorne. We will be going over Loveland Pass—a Category 1 climb—and then flying past A-Basin and Keystone. After that exhilarating descent, we will again be along the shores of Lake Dillion and end up in Silverthorne.

10:00-10:30am / Georgetown Visitors Center • 1491 Argentine Street • Georgetown, CO 80444 • 303-569-2405 • Directions • More Info

10:30am-2:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

2:00-2:15pm / Silverthorne Town Pavilion • 400 Blue River Pkwy • Silverthorne, CO 80498 • Directions • More Info

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Ride 19 – Evergreen / Idaho Springs / Georgetown
Jul
17
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 19 – Evergreen / Idaho Springs / Georgetown

Ride 19 is our final "two-fer" with two legs that go from Evergreen to Georgetown. The first leg is 9.67 miles from Genesee Park in Evergreen to Idaho Springs where we will host a picnic.

9:00-9:30am / Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters • 29017 Hotel Way • Evergreen, CO 80439 • 303-674-6737 • DirectionsMore Info

9:30-10:30am / Ride See The Route Here

10:30-11:00am / Courtney Riley-Cooper Park • 2350 Colorado Blvd • Idaho Springs, CO 80452 • DirectionsMore Info

After lunch, we will then ride 12.06 miles from Idaho Springs on US-6 along Clear Creek ending up in historic Georgetown.

11:00-12:00 / Ride See The Route Here

12:00-1:00 / Georgetown Visitors Center • 1491 Argentine Street • Georgetown, CO 80444 • 303-569-2405 • DirectionsMore Info

RIDERS:

  • Laura Barton
  • Jim DeLapp
  • Steve Warnecke

 

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Ride 18 – Children's South / Evergreen
Jul
14
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 18 – Children's South / Evergreen

Ride 18 has us touring 26.44 miles from Children's South Campus in Littleton to Evergreen. The route will take us along the C-470 path to Morrison and then up Bear Creek Road through Idledale and Kittredge.

More info will go here.

9:00-9:30am / Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus  •  1811 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129  •  719-365-5000  •  Directions  •  More Info

9:30-11:30am / Ride See The Route Here

11:30-12:30pm / BeauJo's Evergreen (parking lot) • 28186 Highway 74 • Evergreen, CO 80439 • 303-670-2744 • Directions

RIDERS:

  • Chris Callow
  • Steve Warnecke
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Ride 17 – Castle Rock / Highlands Ranch / Children's South
Jul
13
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 17 – Castle Rock / Highlands Ranch / Children's South

We leave our home base in Castle Rock bound for a 22.12 ride to Highlands Ranch and Children's Hospital South campus. We travel through the beautiful Daniels Park. The 1,000-acre historic ranch in Douglas County is known for its bison herd, dramatic view of the mountains, historic ranch buildings, distinctive stone shelter, and Tallbull Memorial Grounds. Most of the park is a Bison preserve and natural area where visitors can view the animals in a high-plains habitat.

The shelter house and picnic areas offer some of the best views of the mountains that can be seen from the metro area.

9:00-9:30am / Douglas County Courthouse • 301 Wilcox • Castle Rock, CO 80104 • Directions • More Info

9:30-11:30am / Ride See Route Here

11:30am -12:30pm / Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus  •  1811 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129  •  Directions  •  More info  •  719-365-5000

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Ride 16 – Briargate / Castle Rock
Jul
12
8:00am 8:00am

Ride 16 – Briargate / Castle Rock

Transient

Ride 17 has us riding from Children's Hospital at Briargate in Colorado Springs to our home base of Castle Rock. This 39.42 mile route will take us past the Air Force Academy, up the Old Denver Road through downtown Monument and over to Palmer Lake. From there we "head for home" on Perry Park Road, Lake Drive and Bear Dance Drive into Castle Rock. 

8:00am–9:00 am – Breakfast and training ride generously sponsored by our friends at Pro Cycling and Salsa BravaRiders and supporters are invited to join us at the Children’s Hospital Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care Center, 4125 Briargate Pkwy, for a free light breakfast and optional training ride in celebration of Courage Classic’s Team Pink Lightning’s stop in Colorado Springs.

If you would like to join us on this ride but want to return to your car, please feel free to turn around at any point. Suggested turnaround points: N Gate Blvd 15 mile roundtrip, Baptist Road 22 mile roundtrip, Palmer Lake 35 mile round trip, Larkspur 52 mile roundtrip. Please RSVP for the breakfast and the training ride. The training ride will be capped at 40 riders as a safety precaution. Please RSVP to Barbara Frank at bfrank@childrenscoloradofoundation.org

8:00-9:00am / Children's Hospital Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care at Briargate  •  4125 Briargate Parkway  •  Colorado Springs, CO 80920  •  719-305-9000  •  Directions  •  More info

9:30am-12:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

12:00-1:00pm / Douglas County Courthouse • 301 Wilcox • Castle Rock, CO 80104 • DirectionsMore Info

 

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Ride 15 – Del Norte / Alamosa
Jul
9
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 15 – Del Norte / Alamosa

Ride 16 starts in Del Norte and continues along the Rio Grande river to Alamosa. The ride is 30.24 miles and goes through Monte Vista, which was a major trading post on the Spanish Peak Trail. Between 1830 and 1848, the Trail was a major trade route running between Santa Fe, NM and Los Angeles, CA.

9:00-9:30am / City Park • Rio Grande River & Oak Street• Del Norte, CO 81132 • Directions

9:30-11:30am / Ride See The Route Here

11:30am-12:30pm / Olympian Park • First Street • Alamosa, CO 81101 • Directions

More info to come.

 

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Ride 14 – Creede / Del Norte
Jul
8
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 14 – Creede / Del Norte

After 3 days of fly fishing, we regretfully board our bikes and ride 40.21 miles today. We start in Creede and ride along the Rio Grande river to Del Norte.

9:00-9:30am / Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce • 904 S Main Street Creed CO 81130• 719-658-2374 • DirectionsMore info 

9:30-11:30am / Ride See The Route Here

11:30am-12:30pm / City Park • Rio Grande River & Oak Street• Del Norte, CO 81132 • Directions

More info to come.

 

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Ride 13 – Delores / Durango
Jul
1
9:30am 9:30am

Ride 13 – Delores / Durango

Ride 13 finds us going down the San Juan Valley as we tour 45.53 miles from Delores to Durango. We will pass by Electra Lake and along the Animas River through the historic town of Mancos.

9:30-10:30am / Delores Town Square • 400 Railroad Avenue • Delores, CO 81323 • Directions

10:00am-1:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

1:00-1:30pm / Santa Rita Park • 149 S. Camino del Rio • Durango, CO 81301 • Directions

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Ride 12 – Telluride / Delores
Jul
1
8:30am 8:30am

Ride 12 – Telluride / Delores

It is Ride 12, and we tour 64.66 miles from Telluride to Delores. We will start at the highest elevation on our tour at 10,246 feet— and steadily descend a total of 2,263 feet down State Highway 146. We end up in Delores (Spanish for "sorrows" and named for the river on which it is located) was established as a station on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, it replaced the earlier town, Big Bend, now covered by McPhee Reservoir.

8:30-9:00am / Hotel Madeline • 568 Mountain Village Blvd. • Telluride, CO 81435 • Directions

9:00am-12:30pm / Ride See The Route Here

12:30-1:30pm / Delores Town Square • 400 Railroad Avenue • Delores, CO 81323 • Directions

 

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Ride 11 – Silverton / Telluride
Jun
28
9:30am 9:30am

Ride 11 – Silverton / Telluride

Ride 11 is a 72.41 mile ride with 7,056 feet of climb. This is going to be the monster of our Tour. We will tour along the Million Dollar Highway (US-550). Though the entire stretch has been called the Million Dollar Highway, it is really the twelve miles south of Ouray through the Uncompahgre Gorge to the summit of Red Mountain Pass which gains the highway its name. This stretch through the gorge is challenging and potentially hazardous to ride—it is characterized by steep cliffs, narrow lanes, and a lack of guardrails; the ascent of Red Mountain Pass is marked with a number of hairpin curves used to gain elevation, and again, narrow lanes for traffic—many cut directly into the sides of mountains.

9:30-10:00am / Million Dollar Highway & Reese Street • Silverton, CO 81433 • Directions

10:00am-12:30pm / Ride See The Route Here

12:30-1:30pm / Hotel Madeline • 568 Mountain Village Blvd • Telluride, CO 81435 • Directions

 

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Ride 10 – Glenwood Springs / Basalt / Aspen
Jun
23
8:30am 8:30am

Ride 10 – Glenwood Springs / Basalt / Aspen

Ride 10 has two legs that go from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. The first leg begins with us touring 23.19 miles down the Roaring Fork River valley through Carbondale and El Jebel ending up our morning in Basalt at the High School. If you want to join us for the morning ride but would like to return to your car, turning around at the Basalt High School will give you a 46 mile plus training ride. If you ride the whole route and back, you are ready for the Courage Classic.

8:30-9:00am / Two Rivers Park • 740 Devereux Rd • Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 • Directions • More Info

9:00-10:30am / Ride See The Route Here

10:30-11:00am / Basalt High School 600 Southside Drive Basalt CO 81621 • Directions

After lunch, we will then ride 18.16 miles past Snowmass and Buttermilk resorts and on into "The Hollywood of the High Country"—Aspen.

11:00am-12:30pm / Ride See The Route Here

12:30-1:30pm / RioGrande Skatepark • Rio Grande Place • Aspen, CO 81611Directions • More Info

RIDERS:

  • Steve Warnecke
  • Steve Winesett
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Ride 9 – Eagle / Glenwood Springs CANCELLED
Jun
22
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 9 – Eagle / Glenwood Springs CANCELLED

Ride 9 has been cancelled due to river washouts of the path.  We will be riding from Eagle as far down the path as we can go on Saturday, June 20th as a part of the Ride 8.

 

Our tour continues on Ride 9 as we go from Eagle to Glenwood Springs. The ride is 32.89 miles from Eagle, going along the Colorado River on US 6. 

U.S. Route 6 (US 6), also called the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, a name that honors an American Civil War veterans association, is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. After U.S. Route 20, it is the second-longest U.S. highway in the United States and the longest continuous highway.

8:30-9:00am /Eagle CO Fire Protection • 425 E 3rd Street • Eagle, CO 81631 • 970-328-7244 • Directions • More Info

9:00-11:00am /Ride See The Route Here

11:00-12:00pm / Two Rivers Park • 740 Devereux Rd • Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 • Directions • More Info

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Ride 8 - Vail / Beaver Creek / Avon / Edwards / Eagle
Jun
21
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 8 - Vail / Beaver Creek / Avon / Edwards / Eagle

We continue on Ride 8 with another "two-fer" with two rides that go from Vail to Eagle. The first leg is 11.93 miles from Vail to Edwards.

9:00-10:00am / Donovan Park • 1600 S Frontage Road • West Vail, CO 81657 • Directions

10:00-11:00am /Ride See The Route Here

11:00-12:00pm /Riverwalk • 27 Main Street • Edwards, CO 81632 • Directions

After lunch, we will then ride 16.65 miles from Edwards through Wolcott along the Bellyache Ridge, ending up at Eagle.

1:00-2:00pm /Ride 

2:00-2:30pm / Eagle CO Fire Protection • 425 E 3rd Street • Eagle, CO 81631 • 970-328-7244 • DirectionsMore Info

RIDERS: 

  • Diana Kalnis
  • Steve Warnecke

 

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Ride 7 – Silverthorne / Vail
Jun
20
10:30am10:30am

Ride 7 – Silverthorne / Vail

Ride 7 finds us touring "The Summit" (Summit County) as we ride 35.93 miles from Silverthorne to Vail. We will go through Frisco and along the shores of beautiful Lake Dillion. We will also be going past Copper Mountain, the host town of the 2014 Courage Classic. Please join our Courage Classic team here.

10:30-11:00am / Silverthorne Town Pavilion • 400 Blue River Pkwy • Silverthorne, CO 80498 • DirectionsMore Info

11:00am-2:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

2:00-2:30pm / Donovan Park • 1600 S Frontage Road • West Vail, CO 81657 • Directions

More info to come.

RIDERS:

  • Steve Warnecke
  • Chris Callow
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Ride 6 – Steamboat Springs / Hayden / Craig
Jun
14
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 6 – Steamboat Springs / Hayden / Craig

Ride 6 is another "two-fer" with morning and afternoon rides. The morning leg is a 26.42 mile ride from Steamboat Springs to Hayden. This ride winds along the scenic vistas of the Yampa River.

8:30-9:00am / North Park Visitors Bureau • 472 Main Street • Walden, CO 80480 • 970-723-4600 • Directions • More Info

9:00-10:30am / Ride See The Route Here

10:30-11:00am / Colorado Parks & Wildlife Office • 6185 W US Hwy 40 • Hayden, CO 81639 • DirectionsMore Info

In the afternoon we have 17.23 mile ride from Hayden to Craig. We continue down the Yampa valley with a relative descent of 144.36 feet. The name "Yampa" derived from the Snake Indians word for the Perideridia plant, which has an edible root.

11:00am-12:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

12:00-1:00pm / Craig Visitors Center • 360 E Victory Way • Craig, CO 81625 • DirectionsMore Info

RIDERS

  • Jerrod Milton
  • Steve Warnecke
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Ride 5 – Walden / Steamboat Springs
Jun
13
9:30am 9:30am

Ride 5 – Walden / Steamboat Springs

Ride 5 finds us riding from Walden to Steamboat Springs. This leg is 46.99 miles with a total climb of 3,394 feet and net descent of 1,329 feet. In 1913, Carl Howelsen, a Norwegian, moved to Steamboat Springs and introduced ski jumping. Howelsen built the first jump on Howelsen Hill, now part of the Howelsen Ski Area. He also founded the annual Winter Carnival, a celebration still held each winter.

9:30-10:00am / North Park Visitors Bureau • 472 Main Street • Walden, CO 80480 • 970-723-4600 • Directions • More Info

10:00am-1:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

1:00-2:00pm / Steamboat Springs Visitors Center • 125 Anglers Drive• Steamboat Springs, CO • 80477 • 970-879-0880 • Directions • More Info

More info to come.

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Ride 4 – North Park / Walden
Jun
12
10:30am10:30am

Ride 4 – North Park / Walden

Today's ride is 33.56 miles, starting from the shores of Joe Wright Reservoir in North Park. We tour around North Diamond peak, Gold Mountain, Custer Mountain and down into Walden. This ride start high at 9,961 feet, climbs to 10,344 ft and descends to 8,116 feet. Walden was briefly was known as Sagebrush, but was renamed Walden to honor Marcus Aurelius Walden, a local area postmaster.

10:30-11:00am / Joe Wright Reservoir • DirectionsMore Info

11:00am-1:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

1:00-2:00pm / North Park Visitors Bureau • 472 Main Street • Walden, CO 80480 • 970-723-4600 • Directions • More Info

More info to come.

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Ride 3 – Longmont / Loveland / Fort Collins
Jun
10
8:30am 8:30am

Ride 3 – Longmont / Loveland / Fort Collins

Ride 3 begins with a 25.7 mile ride from Longmont through Loveland and on into Fort Collins

9:30-10:00am / Clark Centennial Park • 1100 Lashley • Longmont, CO 80504DirectionsMore Info

10:00am-12:00pm / Ride See The Route Here

12:00-12:30pm / Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area • South Taft Hill Road • Fort Collins, CO 80526DirectionsMore Info

RIDERS:

  • Terry Opgenorth
  • Steve Roy
  • Steve Warnecke
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Ride 2– North Campus / Boulder / Niwot / Longmont
Jun
8
9:00am 9:00am

Ride 2– North Campus / Boulder / Niwot / Longmont

Newton Running is sponsoring Day 2 of the Tour. Ride 2 starts with a 17.7 mile ride from Children’s North to the home of Jerry Lee (Newton Running Founder) at 5313 Westridge Road, Boulder 80301.  Jerry is preparing a BBQ lunch for us and all rider’s are invited but please NO CARS as there is not enough room to park.  Especially on this ride, please let us know as soon as possible if you are going to join us as we need to help Jerry plan for lunch and we will limit this to forty riders.

9:00-10:00am / Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus, Broomfield  •  469 West State Highway 7  •  Broomfield, CO 80023  •  Directions  •  More info  •  720-777-1340

10:00-11:30am / Ride See The Route Here

11:30-12:30pm / Lunch with Jerry Lee at 5313 Westridge Road, Boulder CO  80301

After the reception at Newton Running, we will then ride 9.68 miles from Jerry’s house to Lefthand Creek Park at 1900 Creekside Drive, Longmont CO.  We will finish our ride here as Ride #3 will take us north to Fort Collins but, if you want to finish where you started, please look at the suggested the alternate Triangle Finish below.

12:30-1:30pm / Ride See The Route Here

RIDERS:

  • Matt Hopkins
  • Anne Klein
  • Donna Lee
  • Jerry Lee
  • Leslie Schaeffer
  • Heather Schichtel
  • Steve Warnecke

More info to come.

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Ride 1 – Children's Hospital / Children's Hospital North
Jun
7
8:00am 8:00am

Ride 1 – Children's Hospital / Children's Hospital North

Our adventure begins with a 29.76 mile ride from the Children's Hospital Main Campus in Aurora to the Children's Hospital North Campus in Broomfield. Riders wishing to return to their vehicles at Children’ Main can turn-around at 74th Ave. for a 25 mile ride or at McKay Road for a 34 mile ride.

We are inviting team captains of the other Courage Classic teams to join us on this ride along with a few of their teammates. We are limited to 40 riders so let us know as quickly as possible if you would like to ride with us at pink.lightning@comcast.net. We will have an aid station at the beginning, just outside of the cafeteria at Children’s Hospital but the rest of the ride will be unsupported. We will get on our bikes at 9:00am.

8:00-9:00am / Children's Hospital Colorado on Anschutz Medical Campus  •  13123 East 16th Avenue  •  Aurora, CO 80045  •  Directions  •  More info  •  720-777-1234 • Please park in the parking garage upon arrival—then walk over to the exterior cafeteria area. See virtual tour of campus here.

9:00-11:00am / Ride    See The Route Here

11:00-12:00 / Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus, Broomfield  •  469 West State Highway 7  •  Broomfield, CO 80023  •  Directions  •  More info  •  720-777-1340

RIDERS:

  • Chris Callow
  • Frank Dean
  • Madeline Dean
  • Marv Goldman
  • Matt Hopkins
  • Les Lee

More info to come.

  • Erica Nagy
  • Bo Pihl
  • John Rehl
  • Lesia Rehl
  • Leslie Schaeffer
  • Sarah Trento
  • Doug Waltermire
  • Sue Waltermire  
  • Steve Warnecke
  • Joel Weeks
  • Hallie Winesett
  • Steve Winesett
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