For Those Who Want More
More Distance, More Elevation and More Challenge
"I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy."
— Marie Curie, French physicist
and one-time bicycle landspeed record holder
Want Even More?
How About These Apples?
Otto (oh-toh) is eight in Italian, and this ride option is eight laps and 114 miles of Ottavio-inspired 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.
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!