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The hub that turns the 719 Ride wheel

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incubates the 719 Ride Ethos

Houses the 719 Ride distinctives

Keeps the Story alive

An Introduction to Ottavio Severo


A regular and popular participant of Six Day racing in London throughout the late 1870s, Colombo Ottavio Severo came across the Atlantic to show his skill in Chicago and Boston in 1879. He arrived in Colorado Springs in May 1898 and promptly set to work on a bicycle race to the top of Pikes Peak.

He died in 1923 with his dream unrealized.

Nearly 100 years later, we celebrate Ottavio and his vision on July 19 with five turns of the strength-sapping, resolve wrecking Course That Cannot be Defeated.

The Severo society

and The Order of Ottavio

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.

Members of The Severo Society notching historic levels of relative effort in the successful pursuit of a DIY 719 are elevated to The Order of Ottavio.

A View from the Course

An Essay From The Course That Cannot Be Defeated

Every course constructed is imbued with a purpose by its creator. My purpose is to elevate my riders. To take them where they want to go.

I achieve my purpose by being relentless and unwavering, and I am good at what I do.

719 Ride Testimonies In Five words or Less

100% homegrown, authentic and grassroots fed

Each and every one was lovingly written by real live genuine people.

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Beyond the 719 Ride

This is the place we share original content unrelated to the 719 Ride.

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. FORZA Colorado Springs!

The 719 Ride is a Colorado Springs Original riding in the draft of many great and long-established Colorado cycling events. It hopes to become a positive part of the Colorado Springs tradition and identity while helping set the pace for cycling in the Rocky Mountain region.