50 Mile Route At A Glance:
Elevation: + 1307 / – 1308 ft
Max Grade 4.5 %
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
Check out the 50 Mile 2018 Interactive Ride with GPS Map!
Please note: All routes are subject to change
See how all the 2018 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 across the Cherry Creek Dam Road, closed for our cyclists’ use only. Here is a photo tour of a few things you may see on the route:
Official Wave Start & Cutoff Times:
7:00am – Wave 4
7:15am – Wave 5
** 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 an excellent training ride as you prepare for other long distance rides later in the season.