IMPORTANT RIDE INFORMATION
Father’s Day Weekend Ride – Saturday, June 15, 2013
Start line and Post Ride Street Party at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton
Packet Pick Up
Packet pick up will be available at locations beginning June 5 and will run through June 14. Pick up will be available onsite at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton beginning at 5:30am on ride day.
Packets are available at the following locations:
5264 S. Wadsworth Boulevard Littleton, CO 80123
2665 S. Colorado Boulevard Denver, CO 80222
2690 E. County Line Road Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
2802 South Havana Street Aurora, CO 80014
2100 28th Street Boulder, CO 80301
2450 Montebello Square Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80918
8100 W. Crestline Avenue Denver, CO 80123
9170 Wadsworth Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021
7480 East 29th Avenue Denver, CO 80238
2102 S. Washington Street Denver, CO 80210
7310 W. Colfax Avenue Lakewood, CO 80214
Day-of onsite pick up also available.
Jerseys & DCR Performance Socks
2013 Commemorative Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride Jersey
The 2013 Commemorative Coldwell Banker Denver Century Ride jersey, created by Primal, reflects the new DCR 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.
Save $15 by pre-ordering your jersey before March 15th for $60. After March 15 jersey price will be $75, including shipping and handling.
Jerseys will be available with packet pick up for those that order before March 15, 2013. Jerseys ordered after March 15th may not be shipped until 10 weeks after the ride.
Denver Century Ride Performance Socks
New to the 2013 Ride, these cycling socks were created by Primal and designed specifically for Denver Century Ride cyclists. They are a performance sock with Advanced Air Transfer System Fabric Composition of 50% Acrylic, 25% Nylon, 15% Spandex and 10% Lycra.
Order your DCR Performance Socks today for $10, quantities are limited!
6:30am - Official Start for Century Ride, Century Bypass and Metric Century
9:30am - Official Start for Quarter Century
12:00pm - DCR Kids Bicycle Parade
Ride Cutoff Times
The long distance courses (Century Ride, Century Bypass and Metric Century) will close at 4:00pm.
The Quarter 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 Quarter Century. We ask that cyclists call a friend or family member for pick-up off the course.
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 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
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 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
For the long distance courses (the Century, Century Bypass and Metric Century) – you MUST be 14 years of age or older.
Tagalong bike trailers and burley style trailers are NOT permitted on the long distance courses but are welcome on the Quarter 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.
The Denver Century Ride Mobile App Guidebook
Don’t forget to download the Denver Century Ride Mobile App Guidebook! The DCR Mobile Guidebook is designed with the cyclists’ convenience in mind. This app shows turn by turn directions, provides update on the fully supported course and includes all necessary information to enjoy your cycling experience. Plus it offers registered riders up-to-date reminders, instant photo uploads, cycling chat forum and access to social media sites for immediate “tweet-ability” and and all the information you need to make it a seamless ride and a memorable Father’s Day Event!