14 Demanding Ride Distances for You to Choose From

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719 Ride adventure

Built on a 14-mile loop course with 1,838' of elevation gain per lap, the amount of climbing in the 719 Ride FESTIVAL OF NEVER-ENDING ASCENDING is so ridiculous, it's awesome.

Without any on-course support or aid stations and ridden when the thermometer is typically in the low-to-mid 90s, the 719 Ride is as challenging as any single-day ride in Colorado. The course is relentless, unwavering and never defeated.

But the 719 Ride is a challenge that can be tailored to any fitness level.

Ride as many laps as your brain can handle and your legs allow. Your 719 Ride Adventure won't end until you choose to end it. What's in your legs?

Choose From these epic climbing challenges

All of Our distance options are 100% worth doing

They are the door to personal excellence and the yardstick of quality. They also come with complimentary pain, difficulty, glory and fun.

719 Ride

71.9 miles

This is our signature ride, I Cinque Giri Five laps. 9,190' of climbing.

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719 Century

100 miles

Seven laps of perfection will have you finishing with a sweet 12,800' of climbing.

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There are more ride and distance options below the course map.

Send a GPS route file to your device, or print a cue sheet with turn-by-turn instructions.

Goldilocks 719

14 Miles

It's not too long, and it's not too easy. It's just right, if by just right you mean a tad bit hard.

The Goldilocks 719 is just shy of two times 7.19 miles. Now, that's just right!

It's also just right for kids on bikes.

Donate to Kids on Bikes to put kids on bikes.

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Déjà Vu 719

28 Miles

Do one lap, then do it all over again. This is the favorite ride option for people with short-term memory loss.
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719 Trinity

42 miles

This is the "holy grail" for many riders. It's three laps and more than 5,500' of climbing.

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Groundhog 719

57 miles

This ride feels like a thousand lifetimes of the same thing over and over and over and over again.

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719 Six-pack

85 miles

Pop one open. Celebrate with your friends. You earned it with more than 11,000' of climbing.

Celebrate with something local. Trinity Brewing is just two miles away, and they've brewed something special just for us.

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or add another level of climbing lunacy with these epic-er challenges

719 d'Ottavio

114 miles

Otto (oh-toh) is eight in Italian, and this ride option is eight laps of Ottavio-inspired enjoyment.

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Double 719

143 miles

Double your pleasure. Double your fun. Double delightful. 10 laps and 18,000' of climbing.

It's a doublicious double good day of derangement.

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12 Hours of 719

171 Miles

12 laps in 12 hours? Is it possible?

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Infernal 719

128 Miles

The Inferno, the first part of La Divina Commedia, tells the story of Dante's descent through the nine circles of Hell. This is your ascent through nine laps of a HELLUVALOT of climbing.
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Spinal Tap 719

157 miles

This one goes to 11 laps and more than 20,000' of climbing. Afterward, you can sit down and wait for a limo to take you home.

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Epic 719

186 miles

13 laps. Nearly 24,000' of climbing. This is a long day in the saddle. But are you really going to stop here?

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Himalayan 719

200 Miles

14 laps of The Course That Cannot be Defeated and enough elevation gain (25,700') to get you to the top of a Himalayan peak.

Oh! It's been done before, in case you were wondering.

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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.

I am untiring. I do not succumb. I am never-ending and never defeated, for I am always ready for another lap.

As I was in the past, I am now and ever shall be; I am a route without end.

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!