Seven Hundred and Nineteen
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
about the 719 Ride.
Well, maybe not that many
What is the 719 Ride?
The 719 Ride is a FREE word-of-mouth, grassroots group bike ride held every year on July 19 on the northwest side of Colorado Springs. Think of it like a typical Saturday bike ride that starts from or is sponsored by a local business, except no business is involved here...and July 19 will rarely be on Saturday.
First and foremost it's a ride about cycling. It takes a special type of person to be attracted to a ride with lots of elevation gain and an even special-er person to embrace repeating the same climbs over and over and over again. Plus two more overs.
The aspirational side of the idea is to create something that contributes to the culture, community and multi-layered identity developing in Colorado Springs. The 719 Ride hopes to be a positive part of the city's traditions and identity.
If you are only going to do one bike event this year,
Then I urge you to participate in the 719 Ride on the west side of Colorado Springs. It has miles and miles of climbing the same loop over and over again. A total brain meltdown is required to go the distance. The experience is absolutely stunning, and I recommend it 100%.
- Ottavio Severo