A Celebration of Elevation

in Colorado Springs, CO

Saturday, July 15, 2023

A Celebration of Elevation

In Colorado Springs, CO

July 15, 2023

The 719 Ride Elevation Celebration

Is a locally-organized and homegrown cycling challenge for the masses.

It welds cycling and community together on challenging neighborhood roads in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Turning eight in 2023, the FESTIVAL OF NEVER-ENDING ASCENDING can be easily customized to suit your fitness level and fondness for elevated frolicking.

Five laps of The Course That Cannot Be Defeated is the signature ride (71.9 miles and 9,190' of elevation gain), but you can ride as many or as few laps as your mind can handle and your legs will allow. All for the same price!

From our Personal Challenge Rides to our Epic Elevation Quests, the 719 Ride will elevate you to new heights of accomplishment and fun — Type I and Type II F-U-N!

The FUN won't stop until you do.


  • ALL the laps you wish to enjoy!
  • A stylish Tyvek wristband to access event day bennies.
  • Interconnected courses to easily modify the route and dial-in your suffering and fun.
  • FREE on-course photographs!
  • Two aid stations with food, hydration, bike mechanics and port-a-potties.
  • Mobile heroes to pick you up on course in the event of a mechanical.
  • Indoor restrooms at the start/finish.
  • On-course traffic support.
  • Youth pricing.
  • Other registration benefits.

Carbon Fiber

  • Includes ALL things Aluminum PLUS:
  • Timing tag for the two timed segments.
  • Eligibility for the Rossmere KoM/QoM monetary prizes.
  • $7.19 food truck credit.
  • $7.19 donation to Chipeta Elementary School.
  • Rocky Mountain State Games Medal.



Our Velo Venue

Chipeta Elementary School
2340 Ramsgate Terrace
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

The Course That Cannot Be Defeated

Is The Hearbeat of Colorado Springs

An 11-minute silent video showing one lap of the 719 Ride at 5x speed.

Send a GPS route file to your mobile device.

Or print a cue sheet with turn-by-turn instructions.

On-course route markings courtesy of Routes Outfitter.

Send a GPS route file to your mobile device.

Our Friendly Neighborhood Sponsors and Supporters

The 719 Ride is proud to be the official cycling event of the 2023 Rocky Mountain State Games and an official partner event in the 2023 Suarez Gran Fondo National Series and 2023 Gran Fondo World Tour.

A Colorado Springs Original

First conceived and ridden in 2016, the 719 Ride aspires to be a bicycle event that contributes to the culture and community of Colorado Springs. FORZA Colorado Springs!

The 719 Ride is a Colorado Springs Original riding in the draft of many great and long-established Colorado cycling events. It hopes to become a positive part of the Colorado Springs tradition and identity while celebrating the tradition, lore and culture of cycling and helping set the pace for cycling fun in the Rocky Mountain region.