Ride As Many Or As Few Laps As You Want. All Effort is Good Effort!
Personal Challenge Rides
Forty-five percent of 719 Ride participants complete fewer than five laps of The Course That Cannot Be Defeated, which is our traditional and original course.
Whether you do two or three laps, ride just one, or work to subjugate one of our alternate courses, the 719 Ride will transport you from "The Couch of Potato" through "The Door of Personal Excellence."
Complete as many or as few laps of whichever course you want. Your registration doesn't care. It's the same reasonable price to ride [x] laps of our new GoldiLITE 719 course or our new 719 Ride SE route as it is to ride our signature distance on The Course That Cannot Be Defeated.
On event day, cut things short if gravity is stronger than normal. Add a lap if you're feeling stronger than normal. With the addition of the GoldiLITE 719 and the 719 Ride SE routes in 2023, you have more control than ever to define how much challenge and suffering your "sufferfest" serves up.
Regardless of whether you're riding The Course That Cannot Be Defeated for the first time or you're back to ride further or faster than in the past, the FESTIVAL OF NEVER-ENDING ASCENDING is a leg-bending challenge that you're in charge of.
There's no need chase the pain. The pain will come to you because repetitive inclines do exist in our Personal Challenge Rides. It's sort of our thing.
A Personal Challenge Ride is 719 Ride-ical and utterly satisfactual!
It's not too long, and it's not too easy. It's one lap of just right, if by just right you mean a tad bit hard.
Déjà Vu 719
Do one lap, then do it all over again. This two-lap challenge is the favorite ride option for people with short-term memory loss.
This is the "holy grail" for many riders. It's three laps and more elevation than the Mount of Olives.
This ride feels like four lifetimes of the same thing...over and over and over and over again.
I Cinque Giri: The Five Laps
Inspired by the 2-5-10 Century in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, the 719 Ride has been taking cyclists on a merry-go-round of laps since 2016 and is one of the most challenging single-day cycling events in Colorado.
Originally imagined as five laps with at least 7,190' of elevation gain in 71.9 miles, I Cinque Giri (e ching-kway gee-ree) translates literally from Italian to The Five Laps.
Giri (gee-ree) comes from the Italian verb girare (gee-RAH-ray), which means "to turn." Hence the Giro d'Italia is not a Tour of Italy, like its yellow-jersey predecessor "tours" France as La Grande Boucle, The Big Loop. Il Giro is a "turn" of Italy, one lap or round of La Bell'Italia.
Over the course of its five laps, I Cinque Giri takes riders on a grand tour of repetition and elevates riders to heights both new and familiar.
Rise up for the next-level of climbing lunacy, and register for I Cinque Giri today. Then purchase a commemorative poster to celebrate and honor your effort.
Epic Elevation Quests
The smallest EEQ will have you geeking out about how much elevation gain you eked out with your gloriously thick quads, shapely calves and diesel engine glutes (11,028').
And The Queen of EEQs will have your knees creaking with enough elevation gain to fill your elevation bucket.
Celebrate six laps, 85 miles and 11,000' of climbing with something local. Red Leg Brewing Company is a mere half mile from the the start/finish.
Seven laps of perfection will have you finishing with a sweet 12,800' of climbing.
Want Even More Elevation?
How About These Apples?
Otto (oht-toh) is eight in Italian, and this ride option is eight laps and 114 miles of Ottavio-honoring enjoyment.
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 and a sinful 128 miles.
Double your pleasure. Double your fun. 10 laps and 18,000' of climbing is a doubliciously good day of derangement.
Spinal Tap 719
This one goes to 11 laps, 157 miles and more than 20,000' of climbing. Afterward, you can sit down and wait for a limo to take you home.
12 Hours of 719
12 laps and 171 miles in 12 hours? Is it possible?
13 laps, 186 miles and nearly 24,000' of climbing. This is a long day in the saddle, but are you really going to stop here?
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.
It's been done before, in case you were wondering.