The 719 Ride Climbs Again on Saturday, July 17, 2021
THE 719 RIDE IS A 100% SELF-SUPPORTED, GRASSROOTS, GROUP CYCLING RIDE
It's a locally-organized, unsponsored, word-of-mouth, FESTIVAL OF NEVER-ENDING ASCENDING held on a loop course of neighborhood roads. It's where repetition happens and beauty is found in a merry-go-round of uphilly-ness.
Five laps (71.9 miles) is the signature ride, but you can ride as many laps as your brain can handle and your legs and lungs allow.
Mile for Mile, this is one of the most challenging single-day cycling events in Colorado.
9,190' of elevation gain.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
All suffering day long.
In the heart and heat of summer.
Chipeta Elementary School
2340 Ramsgate Terrace
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Inspired by the 2-5-10 Century in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, the 719 Ride has been taking cyclists on a merry-go-round of laps since 2016.
Originally imagined as five laps with at least 7,190' of elevation gain in 71.9 miles, I Cinque Giri (e sheen-kway gee-ree) translates literally from Italian to The Five Laps.
Giri (gee-ree) comes from the Italian verb girare (gee-RAH-ray), which means "to turn." Hence the Giro d'Italia is not a Tour of Italy, like its yellow-jersey predecessor "tours" around France as La Grande Boucle, The Big Loop. Il Giro is a "turn" of Italy, one lap or round of La Bell'Italia.
Over the course of its five laps, I Cinque Giri takes riders on a grand tour of repetition, and The Course That Cannot Be Defeated elevates riders to heights so ridiculous, it's awesome.
Rise up for the next-level of climbing lunacy, and register for I Cinque Giri today. Then purchase a commemorative poster to celebrate and honor your effort.
If you are only going to do one bike event this year...
I urge you to choose the 719 Ride on the west side of Colorado Springs. It has miles and miles of climbing the same upward tilting loop over and over again. The experience is absolutely stunning, and I recommend it 719%.
— Ottavio Severo
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. The 719 Ride hopes to ride in the draft of the many existing and long-established Colorado cycling events we all love and to become a positive part of the Colorado Springs tradition and identity. FORZA Colorado Springs!