BE WILD, BE FREE

MAY 16, 2020
DE BEQUE, CO

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A SECRET STASH OF HIGH DESERT GRAVEL

Back for 2020, Wild Horse Gravel showcases the unique high desertscape of the Western Slope. Hosted on the luxury High Lonesome Ranch, riders will be treated to a country cook-out, campfire, cabins, camping – or glamping – and the best local music. In short, there will be a Colorado country party to accompany the ride.

In addition to being hidden well, well off the beaten path, The High Lonesome Ranch and its surrounding area isn’t open to riding year-round, so participants benefit from exclusive access to this secret stash of wild-west gravel. You’ll only be disappointed if you were hoping for a bunch of auto traffic on the route.

We have two routes to choose from, and riders can decide which one on the day – even mid-ride. Feeling strong when you get to back to the ranch? Then turn head back out for another lap.  Feeling like 45 miles is plenty? Then rest your legs at the ranch Totally your call.

Held early in the season, Wild Horse Gravel seeks to blow out the cobwebs and blow riders’ minds with a full spread of gravel terrain. There are two timed segments that you can take as seriously or as frivolously as you like — the name of the game is doing a big gravel ride with friends new and old. Even those that hammer away at maximum speed will stop to regroup, taking in the views and the delicious local goodies at the well-stocked feed station. As with all Roll Massif Sportives, you’re going to want to bring your camera.

COLORADO COUNTRY HOEDOWN

Wild Horse Gravel will showcase the unique high desertscape of the Western Slope. Hosted on the luxury High Lonesome Ranch, riders will be treated to a country cookout, campfire, camping – or glamping – and the best local music.

BENEFICIARIES

A portion of all registration proceeds will go to support Friends of the Mustangs in their efforts protecting and preserving wild horses throughout the Grand Valley. 

CAMPING & LODGING

Ready for some camping in a beautiful part of Colorado you’ve never before experienced? Wild Horse Gravel is hosted at The High Lonesome Ranch, a luxury dude ranch just northwest of De Beque, Colorado.

THE COURSES

Our Wild West gravel goes deep into the backcountry, taking in the full gamut of conditions: smooth, rugged, rutty, rocky, sandy, steep. Be ready for a challenge! On this route we climb up to 7,000 feet – twice.

THE WEEKEND

Once off the saddle, stick around for a post-ride celebration, complete with an expo, food truck, massages, yard games, ranch activities, swimming, live music, beer garden and a country cookout.

THE EXPERIENCE

Held early in the season, Wild Horse Gravel seeks to blow out the cobwebs and blow riders minds with a full spread of gravel terrain. There will be timed segments that riders can take as seriously or as frivolously as they like — the name of the game is doing a big gravel ride with friends new and old.

ENHANCE YOUR RIDE

GRAVEL BIKE 101

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.