The Do-It-Yourself 719

A Colorado Springs-Born

FORZA-fueled

Create-a-col

Cycling Challenge

Two men racing penny farthings

A climbing challenge for the masses

  • Complete a 71.9 mile ride with at least 7,190' of climbing. Distances between 71.90 and 71.99 miles are all acceptable.
  • Ride anytime, anywhere, on any route. Online or outdoors. But not as a participant in the 719 Ride event in July.
  • Choose any two-wheeled conveyance you power by yourself and only yourself. No electric boogie woogie woogie.
  • Don't repeatedly go up and down the same climb. Range far.
  • Record your outdoor ride using a GPS device with an altimeter or barometer, for the best accuracy.
  • Complete your indoor ride on Zwift with trainer difficulty at 100% and with ERG mode off.
  • If in doubt about something, make it harder. You'll thank yourself.
Léon Georget on a bicycle

The Double DIY, a 71.9 mile ride with more than 14,380' of elevation gain, has yet to be recorded. Do you have one in you?

The Double DIY, a 71.9 mile ride with more than 14,380' of elevation gain, has yet to be recorded. Do you have one in you?

Your Reward

Successful completion of a DIY 719 earns you a lifetime of glory and honor through enrollment into The Severo Society (TSS), an exclusive club of grimpeurs, puncheurs, diesels, mashers, granny gears and bricks united by a love for cycling and a challenge that involves roads that tilt up.

TSS members secure exclusive naming rights for any 7,190' cols they "discover" and may adorn themselves in the garb of the Society.

The Severo Society

The Severo Society is an exclusive club of grimpeurs, puncheurs, diesels, mashers, granny gears and bricks united by a love for cycling and a challenge that involves roads that tilt up.

It is named in honor of Ottavio Severo, an unknown Colorado Springs resident, bicycle racing pioneer and inspiration for the 719 Ride.

Ride local

Come one, come all. Wherever you are. Bring out your rested, watt-rich quads of power, yearning to be freed. Send these, the hope-filled and tempest turning to me. DIY, and you will be welcomed into the magnificence of The Severo Society.