The Routes

Are you a beginner looking for a relatively short and easy cruise through some pretty country? We've got you. Maybe you're a more seasoned and serious cyclist and are looking for a challenge? We've got that too. With routes from 10-20 miles all the way up to 100 - there truly is something for everyone at the #Ride2EndALZ!

All routes start and finish at Canvas Stadium on the Colorado State University campus in beautiful Fort Collins, CO. Take an urban tour with a hint of the foothills and countryside on the 20 mile route. The longer routes will head south to Loveland and Longmont, and the views will be incredibly picturesque! All route distances are currently approximate and are subject to change in the distance just slightly.

All routes are fully supported with stocked rest stops, law enforcement at key intersections and SAG (Safety & Gear) vehicles if you need a hand. Choose the route that's right for you - we'll be there if you need us along the way.

When you head down the home stretch, you'll get an awesome view of Canvas Stadium while being cheered on by volunteers enthusiastically ringing their cowbells! You'll get your finishers medal right then and there and will feel that special pride in accomplishment. Then, park your bike and head inside the stadium for a catered lunch, beverages and live music!

We are making a few minor adjustments for 2023 and will post the new routes here when they are ready. In the meantime, check out the routes from last year below for some reference.

All Routes Summary Map

  • 15-miles - nearly all on trails! *Only option for YOUTH RIDERS*
  • 20-miles
  • 45-miles
  • 60-miles
  • 100-miles
Distance:

20-Miles Route

Average Speed:

5-10 mph; 1-3 hours to complete

Description:

If you have a bike or are brand new to cycling and you are ready to change the future of Alzheimer's disease, then the 15 or 20-mile options are perfect for you! You will roll to the starting line after the long distance riders depart and experience a sendoff that will leave you with goosebumps. The 15 mile route is nearly 100% fully contained on paths and not on roads with traffic, making it perfect for families or newbies! On the 20 mile route, you will head west towards Horsetooth Reservoir, but instead of making the climb, you will then head north on Overland Trail Road. You'll experience the beautiful city of Fort Collins and you will glory at the mountain view that will guide you during the whole ride!

Distance:

45-Miles Route

Average Speed:

10-13 mph; 4-5 hours to complete

Description:

This route is the perfect mix of a mid-level challenge and includes scenery that can't be beat! It's simply the ride for those of you that take on the challenge for the food and drinks (you know who you are)! You will leave Canvas Stadium and head south through town and head towards Loveland. Then enjoy a more leisurely countryside ride through the farms and unique property that makes up Northern CO on your way back to Fort Collins. This route has a total elevation gain of just over 1,000 and the biggest hill is near Bellevue, but then you'll enjoy cruising back to the stadium thankful for what you've accomplished.

 

Distance:

60-Miles Route

Average Speed:

14-17 mph; 4-5 hours to complete

Description:

If you consider yourself an avid cyclist, but also want to get back in time to enjoy the after-party, then this is the route choice for you! The 60-mile route departs at 7:15 with the 100 riders. They share the same route into Loveland where they will separate. The 60 Mile route then heads Northwest through Masonville and over the Horsetooth Reservoir. The ride will join the 20/45 riders in Woodridge. Then head north around Laporte and back through Fort Collins to Canvas Stadium. This route has just over 2300'of elevation and plenty of epic scenery. Safety is our number one priority and we will have fully stocked rest stops approximately every 10-15 miles for you, along with SAG support vehicles.

Distance:

100-Miles Route

Average Speed:

18-22 mph; 5-6 hours to complete

Description:

If you are an overachiever who is ready for the ultimate riding challenge, then we have found your answer. This is a ride that needs to be on your bucket list! Once departing CSU the route will head south to Loveland. Then continue down through Longmont and Hygiene before returning north back through West Loveland. From here the ride will head Northwest to Masonville and over the Horsetooth Reservoir. The 100 riders will merge with the 20/45/60 routes to Laporte. Then skirt south into Fort Collins and an epic finish line at CSU. The 100 mile ride features 3900 feet of elevation and tremendous vistas and countryside. We will have fully stocked rest stops approximately every 10-15 miles, along with SAG support vehicles (sign up for the 100-mile today and you can always adjust to the 60-mile up until event morning if needed).


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