RIDE THE ROCK
JUNE 2, 2019
CASTLE ROCK, CO
Ready to get off the pavement and roll mile after mile of quiet gravel roads with a great group? This ride is for you.
This route heads south along with the road options for a few miles, then ducks off on its own adventure. Held mostly on wide, gravel roads, this sportive features a KOM/QOM segment where you can really push yourself. As for the pace on the rest of it – that is up to you! Roll Massif sportives are not out-and-out races, so don’t feel like you have to keep the hammer down the whole time. In fact, we encourage you to enjoy the day. Regroup when it makes sense. Stop and take photos. Make friends. Life is short!
If you want to get in on a little friendly competition, we have a timed segment at miles 20-22, the start and finish of which will be marked with red KOM/QOM signage and black Roll Massif banners.
What bike should you ride for this? The one you have, of course! Seriously though, a gravel or cyclocross bike is ideal, but experienced roadies could make it on a road bike, and a mountain bike is certainly a great option too. Just stay loose and have fun.
Please note, the return route is slightly different than what was originally posted due to road construction. We want to ensure that you have the best experience.
Start Time: 8 – 8:45 a.m. (please plan to start before 9am)
Elevation Gain: 3,600ft
Timed Segment: Miles 16-18
Aid Stations: 14, 33 and 50 miles
Sag wagons will rove the course with additional water and supplies, while providing roadside assistance to those experiencing mechanical problems or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared however to handle your own flats and minor repairs. Road Marshals, Colorado State Patrol and Rapid Response will be on hand to help make your ride safe and enjoyable.
Click on the interactive map below for a closer look. And click the map title for a link to send the route to your device.