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2018 Route -- June 24th-30th, 2018 -- 493 Miles

Tour Check-In June 23rd - Leadville High School 2pm-6pm

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2018 Route -- 

This 7-day, epic road cycling tour will begin June 24th, 2018 in Leadville, CO, the highest incorporated city in the United States at an elevation of 10,152 feet. From Leadville we will be cycling over Independence pass at 12,095 ft - the highest paved pass in Colorado!  Please take time to acclimate for this tour!  Upon descending Independence pass we will be cycling though the quaint town of Aspen into our host town of Carbondale at 86 miles for the day.  June 25 will take you from Carbondale over McClure pass at 8,763 ft into Delta for an 86 mile day.  From Delta we travel 73 miles into Palisade over the breathtaking Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic byway.  After Palisade we are in for a 95 mile day!  Cycling on I -70 out of Palisade for about 8 miles, then up Hwy 65 again to avoid some CDOT construction. At De Beque we take Hwy 6 frontage road until mile 77 then merge onto  I-70 just west of Glenwood, entering at Chacra and exiting just before Glenwood. We will cycle on the I-70 shoulder about 13 miles total out of the 95 mile day ending at Colorado Mountain College - Spring Valley outside of Glenwood Springs for the day off!  After a relaxing day off in Glenwood Springs we will cycle the Glenwood Canyon and the 31 miles of the Colorado River Road, 17 of which is well maintained dirt, to Eagle for a 93 mile day. (short, non-dirt option available).   Before you know it, the last day, from Eagle, climbing Tennessee Pass at 10,424 ft and back to Leadville 60 miles for the tour end celebration!  

2018 Elevation --

Route Millage Changes!!  - DAY 1- 86, DAY 2- 86, DAY 3- 73,  DAY 4- 95,  DAY 6- 93, DAY- 7

Saturday, June 23: Tour Check-In at Leadville, CO

Saturday, June 23: Tour Check-In at Leadville, CO

Elevation 10,151'
Check-in Time 2pm - 6pm
Location Lake County High School
1000 W 4th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
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Day 1 Sunday, June 24: Leadville to Carbondale

Carbondale High School 2270 CO-133
Carbondale, CO 81623
Starting Elevation 10,151'
Highest Elevation Independence Pass 12,095' 
Ending Elevation 6,171'
Total Miles 88
Jersey Years 1995 - 1999

Day 2 Monday, June 25: Carbondale to Delta

Bill Heddles Recreation Center

531 Palmer Street

Delta, CO 81416

Starting Elevation 6,181'
Highest Elevation McClure Pass 8,763'
Ending Elevation 4,953'
Total Miles 87
Jersey Years 2000 - 2004

Day 3 Tuesday, June 26: Delta to Palisade

Palisade Community Center 120 W 8th Street
Palisade, CO 81526
Starting Elevation 4,953'
Highest Elevation Grand Mesa 11,332'
Ending Elevation 4,728'
Total Miles 73
Jersey Years 2005 - 2009

Day 4 Wednesday, June 27: Palisade to Glenwood Springs

Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley  3000 CR 114 
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601  
 Starting Elevation 4,728' 
 Highest Elevation Chacra 5,800' 
 Ending Elevation 5,761' 
 Total Milage  95
 Jersey Years  2010-2013

Day 5 Thursday, June 28: DAY OFF Glenwood Springs

Day 6 Friday, June 29: Glenwood Springs to Eagle

Eagle Pool and Ice Rink 1700 Bull Pasture Road
Eagle, CO 81631
Starting Elevation 5,761'
Highest Elevation Colorado River Road 6,625'
Ending Elevation 6,601'
Total Miles 93, 31
Jersey Years 2014 - 2017

Day 7 Saturday, June 30: Eagle to Leadville

Tour End Celebration, BBQ and Giveaway

Lake County High School 1000 W 4th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
Starting Elevation 6,601'
Highest Elevation Tennessee Pass 10,423'
Ending Elevation 10,151'
Total Miles 60
Jersey Years 2018
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