Copper Triangle

Saturday, August 4, 2012   5:45 AM
Copper Mountain Resort 209 Ten Mile Circle
Copper Mountain , CO

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Brief Description:

The famous Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides. Graced with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads and three challenging climbs, the Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies. Amply stocked aid/rest stations will be positioned throughout the course. Upon returning from your ride, participants will be greeted by the “Alpine Celebration”.


Early Reg (by June 18) $120,
Late Reg (June 19 - July 31) $135.00
Ride Day Reg (Aug 3 -4pm to 8pm & Aug. 4, 5:30 to 8:00am) $150.00

Online Reg. Closes:

July 18, 2012 09:00 PM Pacific Time

Lodging at Copper:

Make a special weekend of the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle and enjoy the splendor of the Rocky Mountains at beautiful Copper Mountain. Copper Mountain Resort will begin taking reservations December 1, 2011. Call Copper Mountain Resort at 1-866-837-2996 and reference the Copper Triangle or guest code #3GH1S5 to receive the discount rates

Ride Start Time:

Please plan to start your ride between 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. We encourage riders to begin early to avoid the traditional afternoon mountain thunderstorms and highway traffic. Colorado State Patrol will not allow anyone to start prior to first light (5:45 am) without both front and back lights on your bike.

Bike Numbers and Wrist Bands::

You must wear your event bike number and wrist bands at all times!! Your bike number must be attached to the top tube of your bicycle. The numbers are designed to stick to themselves and not to your bike. Attendants will be monitoring all aid stations and you will need to show your wrist band in order to receive refreshments. Your wrist band is also your ticket into the post-ride Alpine Celebration and lunch.

Mailed Packets and Jerseys:

Riders who register by JULY 16 can choose to have their packet and jersey mailed for an additional $12.00 charge or you can pick up your packet at Copper Mountain in the registration pavilion between Friday, August 3, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 4, 5:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m

Jersey Fitting:

If your Jersey does not fit, you can, subject to availability, exchange it at the event at the merchandise booth. Please note that availability will be limited and so we can’t guarantee that all sizes will be available.


There is NO RV or car camping available at Copper Mountain Resort the weekend of the event. However, there are several campsites near Frisco, and Lake Dillon, CO just a few miles down the road from the resort.


Expect temperatures to be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s at the start with normal daytime highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s. Mountain weather is highly variable so be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms or even steady rain.

Private Sags:

For the safety of all riders, private sag vehicles are NOT allowed on the course.

Event Description:

Registration Fee Includes
In addition to the great experience cycling this incredible alpine course, each participant will receive:
> A specially designed commemorative event jersey
> A ticket to the "Alpine Celebration" post-ride lunch and party
> Energy replacing refreshments at all five aid stations
> Road support throughout the course
> A chance to win dozens of prizes

The Course
The Copper Triangle course is a spectacular 78-mile loop cresting three Colorado mountain passes:
>Freemont Pass (elevation 11,318’)
>Tennessee Pass (elevation 10,424’)
>Vail Pass (elevation 10,666’)

The course passes three ski areas and is littered with historic mining outposts and Camp Hale, the training ground for the famous 10th Mountain Division.

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