Frequently Asked Questions About the Sixth Annual 719 Ride
What Does my Registration Fee Get Me?
The 719 Ride registration fee, small in comparison to most events, pays for:
- the USA Cycling event permit, rider surcharge fee and event insurance
- a city permit, which eliminates the risk of any roadwork or work projects interfering with the event
- use of the Chipeta Elementary School parking lot, grounds and and building restrooms
- on-course traffic control by Colorado Springs police officers at key intersections
- Orange route arrows placed on the road to signal all upcoming turns
- A free pint at Trinity Brewing Company and discounts at several other Colorado Springs businesses
Additionally, photographs will be taken on The Course That Cannot be Defeated throughout the day. They will be made available to you for free, as a thank you for riding with us.
Mechanical support will also be available at the start/finish courtesy of Cycledelic Bikes.
Registration does not include aid stations on the course or at the start/finish with fruit, gels, bars, water, hydration mix, sunscreen, etc. The 719 Ride is a self-supported event.
With 9,190' of elevation gain accumulated in 71.9 miles, on a course that cannot be defeated, with a temperature typically in the low-to-mid 90s, and no on-course support or aid stations, the 719 Ride is not a ride you do, it's something you endure. There's no rest from the climbing, the heat or the weariness this mélange cooks up.
Is this Really a self-supported ride?
Yes. You really are expected to provide your own food, hydration and gear support. There are no on-course aid stations.
One reason the 719 Ride is called I Cinque Giri (The Five Laps) is that a loop course, where you ride lap after lap until you can't stands no more, allows you to easily handle your own support needs. This keeps event logistics to a minimum and the registration fee low.
If you're interested in having more event day amenities, consider contributing a bit extra to grow and expand the 719 Ride in 2021 and beyond.
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!