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About the BTC

The Bicycle Tour of Colorado is an annual 7 day fully supported bicycle tour in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We provide camping areas, baggage transportation, route maps, road markings, fruit and water stations every 15-30 miles, bicycle repair services, and medical support along the route. 

"A top 10 ride" - americasbestonline.net

2017 BTC Route


A Rolling Vacation

There is no better way to see the Rocky Mountains than on your bicycle. Experience the climbs and descents of the mountains from a new perspective.  Cruise along rivers and streams and feel the spray of the whitewater. Stop and take pictures, or just memories, almost anywhere along the way. Spot abandoned mines, wildflowers, towering forests, wide open valleys, as you crank out the miles. Peer through the clear night sky in a small mountain town to view the stars clearer than in the big cities. Make new friends along the road, in camp, or at the nightly after ride beer garden.


In Gear at BTC

Be prepared to SHOW OFF your BTC bicycling jerseys during the 2017 ride! Remember to bring your jerseys from past years' BTC rides and wear them on the following days:

2016 Men's Jersey

2016 Men's Jersey

Price: $69.00

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Riding Colorado

To find out more about each days ride including stats on the high mountain passes, check out the book by Michael Seeberg, Road Biking Colorado the Statewide Guide.


Traverse the Continental Divide. Pedal under the the clearest skies in the world. Relax in the hot springs pools. A vacation, an adventure, and a challenge all rolled into one. Sign up now to join your fellow cyclists at the Bicycle Tour of Colorado for the vacation of a lifetime.




Where have we been?

The history of the Bicycle Tour of Colorado:

1995 / 6 days / 424 miles

To benefit Mile High Down Syndrome Association. The only year we didn't loop Silverthorne to Leadville (option around Turquoise Lake) to Glenwood Springs to Aspen to Salida to Frisco to Golden.

1996 / 6 days / 415 miles

Click here to view the 1996 BTC Video! To benefit the Mile High Down Syndrome Association. Breckenridge to Buena Vista to Gunnison to Hotchkiss to Glenwood Springs to Vail to Breckenridge.

1997 / 7 days / 440 miles

To benefit the Make a Wish Foundation and Yes 2 Youth (Channel 2 Denver). Breckenridge to Vail to Glenwood Springs (day off) to Paonia to Gunnison to Buena Vista to Breckenridge

1998 / 7 days / 440 miles

To benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. Estes Park to Idaho Springs to Kremmling to Steamboat Springs (day off) to Walden to Fort Collins to Estes Park

1999 / 7 days / 468 miles

To benefit the Make a Wish Foundation and Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network (PBS). Telluride to Ouray to Durango to Pagosa Springs to Creede to Gunnison to Montrose to Telluride.

2000 / 7 days / 400 miles

To benefit Rocky Mountain PBS and the day off returns. Woodland Park to Buena Vista to Aspen to Glenwood Springs (day off) to Edwards to Frisco to Woodland Park

2001 / 7 days / 466 miles

To benefit Rocky Mountain PBS. Salida to Gunnison to Delta to Palisade (day off) to Glenwood Springs to Leadville to Salida.

2002 / 7 days / 404 miles

                       

To benefit Adaptive Adventures. Gunnison to Creede to Pagosa Springs to Durango (day off) to Ouray to Montrose to Gunnison

2003 / 7 days / 398 miles

To benefit Adaptive Adventures. Colorado Springs to Evergreen to Idaho Springs (option Mt. Evans) to Frisco (day off) to Salida to Canon City to Colorado Springs

2004 / 6 days / 411 miles

               

To benefit Adaptive Adventures. Fort Collins to Estes Park to Granby to Steamboat Springs (day off/option 45 mile loop day) to Walden to Fort Collins.

2005 / 7 days / 435 miles

               

To benefit Adaptive Adventures. Snowmass to Leadville to Salida to Crested Butte (day off) to Hotchkiss to Glenwood Springs to Snowmass. View route details...

2006 / 7 days / 460 miles

To benefit Adaptive Adventures. Pagosa Springs to Creede to Gunnison to Montrose to Telluride (day off) to Mancos to Pagosa Springs. View route details...

2007 / 7 days / 418 miles

Click here to view the 2007 BTC Video! To benefit Adaptive Adventures. Steamboat Springs to Walden to Winter Park to Copper Mountain (day off) to Leadville to Kremmling to Steamboat Springs. View route details...

2008 / 7 days / 400 miles

Click here to view the 2008 BTC Video! To benefit Adaptive Adventures. Durango to Ouray to Montrose (options into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park), to Telluride (day off) to Naturita to Cortez to Durango. View route details...

2009 / 7 days / 512+ miles

               

Glenwood Springs to Hotchkiss to Grand Junction to Montrose (option through the Colorado National Monument) to Crested Butte (day off) to Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs View route details...

2010 / 7 days / 470 miles

               

Click here to view the 2010 BTC Video! Gunnison to Creede to Alamosa to Chama (NM) to Pagosa Springs (day off) to Center to Gunnison. The first venture out of Colorado. View route details...

2011 / 7 days / 463 miles

               

Click here to view the 2011 BTC Video! About 430 with shuttle detours. Central City to Estes Park to Granby to Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs shuttle around flooded bike path (day off) to Frisco to Central City (shuttle around Slacker Half Marathon). View route details...

2012 / 7 days / 462 miles

               

Click here to view the 2012 BTC Video! Major disruptions due to the High Park Fire. Fort Collins to Laramie, WY to Saratoga, WY, to Craig, CO to Steamboat Springs to Walden to Fort Collins. Last day changed to Walden to Laramie with a shuttle back to Fort Collins. First BTC to venture into Wyoming View route details...

2013 / 7 days / 438 miles

                       

Click here to view the 2013 BTC Video! The 2013 ride both started and ended in Canon City with 438 miles of riding that crossed the Continental Divide at over 12,000 feet twice! Canon City to Buena Vista to Carbondale to Paonia to Crested Butte to Salida to Canon City. View route details...       

2014/ 7 days /389 miles

2014 BTC Sleeveless Jersey

 2014 was a Midwest Colorado tour.  407 miles of beautiful Rocky Mountain Scenery. Starting and ending in Gunnison,CO.  Sunday, June 22 to Saturday June 28, Gunnison to Montrose to Ouray to Durango to Pagosa Springs to Creede to Gunnison. View route details...


2015/ 7 days /420 miles

 

2015 The Continental Divide Loop.

  Started and ended in Breckenridge, CO.  View route details...

 

2016 Montrose/Telluride Loop

 




 
                                                                                 
     

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