Mission To Ride is an annual non-competitive bicycling tour for riders of all abilities, that takes place in Montrose, Colorado and that features both road and mountain rides. The Century Ride and 40 mile road routes feature the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Montrose Medical Mission (a free medical clinic).
Mission To Ride has been called "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.
All routes (except mountain bike route) begin and end at Rotary Park (Columbine Middle School) in Montrose. The routes "overlap" and use mutual aid stations. This ride is the same weekend as The Montrose Wine Fest!
|05-09-2015||Mission To Ride - An annual non-competitive bicycling tour for riders of all abilities, that takes place in Montrose, Colorado and features both road and mountain rides. 40 and 100 mile road options.|