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
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.
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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.
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,
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,
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,
and one-time bicycle landspeed record holder
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!