50 Mile Route At A Glance:
Elevation: +1,318 / -1,318
Max. Grade: 8.5%
Avg. Grade: -0.0%
Start/Finish: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton – 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238
Time: Scroll down for the Official Wave Start and Cutoff Times
We encourage all cyclists to join the RideWithGPS DCR. This will allow you to download the routes onto your phone and you can check your location at all times.
1) Go to ridewithgps.com and Sign In or Sign Up with Ride with GPS
- If you currently have a personal account with Ride with GPS , simply login to your existing account.
- If you need to create a new account, click sign up and enter your credentials. You will be taken to a one-time splash screen where you are asked to choose account. Please choose Kick Starter, which is our free account.
2) After you are signed in with your existing or new account click on bit.ly/ridewithgpsDCR
3) You are now added to the Denver Century Ride 2017 participant list!
Check out the 50 Mile 2017 Interactive Ride with GPS Map!
Please note: All routes are subject to change
See how all the 2017 routes intersect
Route Description & Highlights:
The 50 Mile route is designed to help cyclists discover the myriad of roads to ride within the Denver metro area. It highlights some of Denver’s bicycle commuter routes and casual riding areas through city parks, historic neighborhoods and the Cherry Creek Reservoir. Here is a photo tour of a few things you may see on the route:
Official Wave Start & Cutoff Times:
7:00am – Wave 5
7:15am – Wave 6
** All cyclists riding the 50 Mile Route must be through Blake Street by 8:30am. After 8:30am there will be no Denver Police Department support and you will be responsible for stopping at all stop lights.
** All cyclists riding the Denver Century Ride must be over the Dam Road by 2:30pm. After the Dam Road reopens to vehicle traffic cyclists will be directed to the Cherry Creek Bike Trail to get to the other side of the Dam Road
4:00pm Route Cut off
Is this route for you?
This is the perfect option if you want a great route but do not feel ready for a major climb or extra miles. It is also a great training ride as you prepare for other long distance rides this summer.