RIDE THE ROCK

JUNE 7, 2020
CASTLE ROCK, CO

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RIDE THE ROCK, ROCK THE RIDE

Elephant Rock is a true Colorado cycling classic, dating back more than 30 years. This legend has endured for good reason — the excellent riding is matched by the festival atmosphere (think 7,000 riders loving life) and the professional support out on course.

This year we have three road courses (44, 60 and 100 miles), one gravel/road route (32 miles) and one great family ride (8 miles). It all goes down June 7 in Castle Rock, Colorado, with all rides starting and finishing at Douglas County Fairgrounds.

And the rides are only half the party! The Colorado Bike Expo on June 7 will feature scores of cool exhibitors, demos, live music, food and more.

NEW IN 2020

PUTTING THE ROCK BACK IN ELEPHANT ROCK

Enjoy live entertainment at both the aid stations and start / finish, showcasing some of Colorado’s best talent 

 

REVISED ROUTES

Due to construction and the Gap Project, we have reversed the 100-mile course, added a new family-fun loop ride and slightly tweaked our other classic courses for your enjoyment and safety

 

A RETURN TO THE BASICS 

We heard you, so it’s back – an event t-shirt and post-ride lunch will both be included as part of your registration

 

REP YOUR RIDE

Check out the sweet new gear by our friends at Primal


CONVENIENCE IS OUR GOAL

Pick up your ride credentials at your local bike shop or check-in at the event itself 

A RIDE FOR EVERYONE

We’ve got not one, not two, but FIVE courses. Check out the 100 mile, 60 mile, 44 mile, 32 mile or our family fun ride!

BENEFICIARIES

In 2020, a portion of the proceeds raised through our Elephant Rock registration and fundraising will go directly toward feeding hungry children in the Denver metro area. The CE Shop Foundation provides weekend meals to school children and their families on free and reduced school lunch programs. 

CAMPING & HOTELS

Make it a weekend in Castle Rock! You can camp at the Fairgrounds, with showers available. Costs are $30 per RV, $15 per tent and $5 for indoor camping. Need a hotel? Castle Rock has plenty of options.  

THE COURSES

Our scenic and quiet routes connects the country roads through the horse properties east of Franktown to the rolling hills of the Black Forest. It’s a perfect early season ride, with beautiful and engaging miles that have some rollers but no mountain passes.

THE WEEKEND

Whether you are riding or just watching the fun, come explore the active expo area where you’ll learn more about the sport of cycling.  You will have a rockin good time!  

THE EXPERIENCE

The Elephant Rock Cycling Festival began with the cycling boom in 1988. Our objective was – and remains – to offer both recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to participate in a challenging, meticulously organized and well-supported ride.  

ENHANCE YOUR RIDE

WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

We want to make sure you show up to the event primed and ready to perform your best, so we’ve put together a few tips that will help you prepare and get you through your day out on the bike. Learn more. 

NEED A MESSAGE?

Our friends at The Sports Massage Team will be on hand Sunday working their magic on your sore muscles. Massage will be available in 15-minute increments. 

RIDER SAFETY

All Roll Massif sportives are conducted on open roads with vehicular traffic present. The roads have both marked and unmarked hazards. Please be careful and remember that you are only as safe as you ride. Learn more on ways to ride safe.