The 719 Ride in Five Words or Less

These 719 Ride Testimonies are 100% Authentic and Grassroots Fed

Each and every one was lovingly written by real live genuine people who participated in the 2020 event.

For the Love of COS

Colorado Springs
And
Colombo Ottavio Severo

True Test of Mental Toughness.

A Fantastic Sufferfest.

Intense Pain. Excellent Fun.

Work. Sweat. Smile. Cramp. Beautiful.

Fun. Exhausting. Challenging. Brutal. Humbling.

Fun, Glory, and Bloody Murder.

Holy Climbing! Lots of fun.

Like Gelato for the Soul

Glorious. Painful. Fun. Suffer-fest.

Fun. Gnarly. Great Vibes.

Super crazy challenging. Wicked good.

These 719 Ride Testimonies are 100% Custom-made Carbon Fiber Fabrications

They were inspired by real people and real events, just like the 719 Ride itself. They were not originally applied to the 719 Ride, but clearly they apply.

Effort. Pain. Difficult. Worth Doing.

Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.


— Teddy Roosevelt,
36th president of the United States
and MTB Rough Rider

A Door to personal Excellence.

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.


— Confucious,
Chinese philospher
and maker of handcrafted bamboo bicycles

The Fifth Lap Builds Character.

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.


— James Michener,
American author
and Keeper of the Cyclist's Diaries

A Yardstick of Quality

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.


— Steve Jobs,
American business magnate
and part-time UCI bike technology arms race commissaire

Suffer now. Champion for Life.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'


— Muhammad Ali,
American boxer
Rode like a butterfly, stung like a bee

Neither Swift nor easy.

I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.


— Marie Curie,
French physicist
and one-time bicycle landspeed record holder

Five Words from the Course That Cannot be defeated

  • Elevation
  • Relentless
  • Unwavering
  • Indefatigable
  • Never-ending

 

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!