100 Mile Route At A Glance:
Distance: 99.3 Miles
Elevation: +5,523 / -5,524
Max. Grade: 9.4%
Avg. Grade: 0.3%
Start/Finish: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton – 8230 E. Northfield Blvd, Denver CO, 80238
Time: Scroll down for the Official Wave Times and Cutoff Times
Is this route for you?
This is the most challenging of all of the Denver Century Ride routes as it has the distance and a significant climb. If you are going to do this route, we recommend that this is not your first ride of the season but rather you have logged some miles on your bicycle in preparation. Never done a century ride before? Don’t let that deter you! Think of the accomplishment you will feel by making the Denver Century Ride be your first century ride ever!
Click the 100 Mile Interactive Map below for
turn by turn directions!
Please note: All routes are subject to change
See how all the 2019 routes intersected.
The 2020 routes will be similar, however parts of the route are still under development/subject to permit review so the map will be updated soon.
Official Wave Start & Cutoff Times:
6:00am – Wave 1 (Limited to 300 riders)
6:15am – Wave 2 (Limited to 300 riders)
6:30am – Wave 3 (Limited to 300 riders)
**All cyclists riding the 85 Mile Route must be through Aid Station #1 by 7:30am. Any cyclists remaining at Aid Station #1 after 9:00am will be directed to ride the 25 mile route. This is for rider safety; after 9:00am there will be no Denver Police Department support along the longer routes. Additionally, 100 mile riders must be at 19th & Jackson in Golden (mile 25) before 8:45am or they will be directed to ride the 85 mile route.
4:00pm – The 100 Mile Course Closes
Route Description & Highlights:
The 100 mile route is designed to help cyclists discover how easy it is to get out to the mountains by bike with the Downtown Denver skyline in full view and relish in the proximity of city and country. It highlights some of Denver’s bicycle commuter routes and casual riding areas including a challenging climb from Golden through Lookout Mountain. Here is a photo tour of a few things you may see on the route: