85 Mile Route At A Glance:
Distance: 88.6 Miles
Elevation: + 3768 / – 3769 ft
Max Grade 8.5 %
Avg. Grade -0.0 %
Start/Finish: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton – 8230 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238
Time: Scroll down for the Official Wave Start & Cutoff Times
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Route Description & Highlights:
This 85 Mile route provides all the distance without the steep climb. Tour the iconic sights and discover some of the commuter bike routes that connect the Denver Metro Area. Roll past Coors Field on a closed street and cross the Cherry Creek Dam Road, which is also closed just for Denver Century Ride cyclists. Plus, cruise around old elegant Denver along city streets and bike paths. Here is a photo tour of some route highlights:
Video Highlights From This Route:
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 Blake Street by 8:30am and over the Dam Road by 2:30pm.
4:00pm – 100/85 Mile Route Cutoff
Is this route for you?
With less miles and no steep climb, this will not be as demanding as the 100 mile route. Please note that there are rolling hills on this course so we recommend that this is not be your first ride of the season, but rather you have logged some miles on your bicycle in preparation. This route mirrors the 100 mile course, but bypasses the abrupt climb up Lookout Mountain.