IMPORTANT RIDE INFORMATION

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Start line and Post Ride Street Party at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton


Start Times

6:30am - Official Start for the Century Ride, 3/4 Century and the 1/2 Century

9:30am - Official Start for 1/4 Century

12:00pm - Macy’s Kids Bicycle Parade

 

Ride Cutoff Times

The long distance courses (Century Ride, 3/4 Century and 1/2 Century) will close at 4:00pm.

The 1/4 Century will close at 2:00pm.

After the courses’ close there will be no route support or Aid Stations available. Please plan accordingly: Start on time and don’t spend too much time at any one Aid Station!

If you do not believe you will be able to complete the routes by closing, please stop your ride at an aid station prior to 4:00pm on the long distance routes and 2:00pm on the 1/4 Century. We ask that cyclists call a friend or family member for pick-up off the course.


Jerseys

2014 Commemorative Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride Jersey

The 2014 Commemorative Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride jersey, created by Primal, reflects the new Denver Century Ride look and style. It is a sport cut jersey, available for both women and men, with a 3/4 length hidden zipper made with 100% SpeedPro advanced moisture transfer fabric.

Order your Denver Century Ride Commemorative Jersey Before March 21st to insure it is included at packet pick-up!

Save $15 by pre-ordering your jersey before March 21st for $60. After March 21st jersey price will be $75.


Parking

Plenty of FREE parking will be available surrounding the Shops at Northfield Stapleton. Access The Shops at Northfield Stapleton off I-70 by exiting at Central Park Boulevard then turn west on 46th Avenue.

Please note that while there is plentiful parking, this lot will be open for public use as well.


Aid Stations

Aid stations will be stocked with water, sports drinks, fruit, bagels,  sandwiches, and energy bars. (Please note: not all items are available at all aid stations). Each aid station will have mechanics available to assist cyclists if needed. Portable toilets will be available.

Riders must wear bib numbers (supplied with registration) to obtain food and access to certain areas of the route.

Medical support will be available at all aid stations; however, medical personnel will not be dispensing comfort medications such as: aspirin, ibuprofen, Tylenol. Participants are asked to bring their own comfort medications as needed.


Post Ride Street Party

Start/Finish & Street Party At:

Celebrate the day and your successful ride with family and friends at the Post Ride Street Party following the ride at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton.

All ride registrations include a meal ticket – your bib number will serve as your ticket. The Post Ride Street Party will also include fun family activities and mini-expo to explore. Your bib number will also serve as your ticket to the Beer Stations where you can enjoy a limited number of beverages.


BikeDenver Bike Valet

BikeDenver will be providing a Bike Corral/Bike Valet for your convenience on site, located within the Post Ride Street Party on Main Street at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton. Many thanks to BikeDenver for providing this amenity.


SAG Wagons

SAG wagons will rove each of the courses with water and road assistance to help riders experiencing mechanical trouble or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared to handle your own flats and minor repairs. Jurisdictional police and sheriff’s department officers will be on hand to make sure your ride is safe and enjoyable. SAGs will only provide assistance to the nearest aid station.


Rider Safety Rules

Must be at least 14 years old or if you are younger than 14 years old please provide proof of completion of a 75 mile ride or a multi-day ride within the past year.

Tagalong bike trailers and burley style trailers are NOT permitted on the long distance courses but are welcome on the 1/4 Century!

The Denver Century Ride is conducted on open roads with vehicular traffic. Roads include both marked and unmarked hazards. Though we go to great lengths to make the ride as safe as possible, always remember that safety is in your own hands and ride by these rules:

  • Wear a helmet at all times – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Carry ID and relevant medical information
  • Rules of the road apply; same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle
  • Ride single file where necessary, maximum of two abreast when conditions allow, do not impede traffic
  • Ride in the right lane, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn or avoiding hazards
  • Never Ride against traffic
  • Never assume motorists see you or that you have the right-of-way
  • Ride on paved shoulders and bike lanes when present and free of hazards
  • Obey all traffic lights, signs, and regulations
  • Pass on the left only, announce “passing” or “hello” or “on your left”
  • Use hand signals to indicate road hazards, stopping, slowing, right, and left turns
  • Prepare properly – nutrition, hydration, training, and sudden changes in weather conditions
  • Wear appropriate gear to protect yourself: glasses and gloves
  • Respect others: riders, volunteers, host communities, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement, and the environment
  • Expect the unexpected; your first responsibility is to be safe

Colorado is an exceptionally “cycling-friendly” state. However, as in most states, bicyclists are held to the same traffic laws as motorized vehicles. This means yielding to traffic with rights of way, riding single file, obeying stop lights, stop signs and speed limits, and not riding recklessly or in a manner that endangers others. Furthermore, cyclists should ride safely to the right side of the road. The Denver Century fully supports all law enforcement agencies, on this matter and we owe them the consideration of riding within the law.

As the Denver Century takes place on open roadways, it is imperative that participants obey laws for their safety and the safety of others. Additionally sections of the route are on public bike trails, please be respectful of other users by riding single file and following the posted 15 mph speed limit.

Finally, be aware that cyclists are subject to the same tickets and fines as vehicle drivers. Law enforcement has the authority and the mandate to uphold traffic laws during this event – this includes traffic tickets and removal of riders from the course if necessary.