The Mission to Ride will feature multiple routes, including a Mountain bike ride, to satisfy riders of all levels. Some routes will be modified from past years to bypass the rough roads encountered in the past!"Roadbikerider.com" has called us "Colorados's most beautiful century". Beware however, the century ride is not for the faint of heart, it is a difficult ride characterized by a steep climb, high winds and some poor pavement. Some call it the "Hell of the West" Only the strongest riders can finish the century, it is used by many as training for later events. The routes utilize both state and county roads. These routes are paved, either road bikes or mountain bikes are appropriate. Although support and sag will be available, we encourage all riders to have themselves and their bikes in good condition prior to ride. All riders must be able to fix their own flats. All routes begin and end at Riverbottom Park in Montrose. The routes "overlap" and use mutual aid stations.