100% Authentic Rider Testimonies
HomeGrown, organic and grassroots fed
Each and every one was lovingly written by real live genuine people.
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.
A Fine Jaunt.
719 Ride is Life.
Best Non-competitive Event Ever!
Up. Down. Up. Down. Repeat.
Repetitive Inclines Do Exist.
Requires Intense Dedication and Effort.
Holy Climbing! Lots of fun.
Like Gelato for the Soul
Glorious. Painful. Fun. Suffer-fest.
Fun. Gnarly. Great Vibes.
Super crazy challenging. Wicked good.
100% custom-made and fabricated Testimonies
They were inspired by real people, and cleary apply, even though they were not originally applied to the 719 Ride.
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
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 World Champion Rough Rider
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. FORZA Colorado Springs!
The 719 Ride is a Colorado Springs Original riding in the draft of many great and long-established Colorado cycling events, and 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.