This is a sensational course. Phenomenal views, and an overall super challenging but brutally fun course - roads are approx. 80% Gravel and Dirt, 20% paved or bike paths.
2024 Rampart Rager Gravel
Starting at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, the course goes directly into the Garden of the Gods. The short course takes one loop around the Garden, then up Rampart Range Road to top of Rampart Range lookout, and turns around to ride back down to the Lodge. The Long Course keeps going past the turnaround, and has 13 miles of forest road, jeep trail and single track. The Long Course is beautiful but challenging, you must have decent gravel bike handling skills to make it through.
Event details and schedule
A very fast cyclist will complete the full Rager in 4 - 5hrs, a strong cyclist in about 5 - 6hrs, a moderate cyclist 7 - 8hrs. The first 2+hrs is almost all uphill so pace yourself and be prepared for a long enjoyable day on the saddle!
A “Cut-Off” time will be established for reaching each checkpoint (TBD). Cut-off times are based on an average moving time of 10 mph. This includes your stopped time, so the longer you stop the faster you will be required to ride. These times may be adjusted, as deemed necessary by event staff, to account for unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, poor course conditions, etc. Cut-off times are established for the purpose of rider safety, and will therefore be strictly enforced.
There will be an After Party at the Buffalo Lodge (Time TDB), so finish as fast as (safely) possible to attend!