Circle the Summit

This ride is a celebration of the beautiful cycling options we have in Summit County. Our challenging climbs and magnificent scenery draw the USA Pro-Cycling Challenge back to the area, year after year. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the same riding as the world’s best cyclists and support these beautiful trails.

Sat Aug 16 - Sat Aug 16


Ride Information

Register now at http://circlethesummit.com/

The Ride Includes

  • One of four great routes.
  • Well stocked aid stations, many with technical bike support.
  • A ride souvenir.
  • Lunch, including choice of Carolina pulled pork, Jake's Beef Brisket or a veggie wrap with potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, cold beverages and cookies.
  • Entertainment at the finish from 1 to 5.
  • Last, but not least, a contribution to the future enhancements and quality of our scenic Summit County Recpath System.


Day-of-Ride (8/16/2014) Registration and Packet pick-up begins at 6:30am at the Frisco Rec Center on 3rd Ave., between Main Street and Granite.

Please note: Ride Day Registration is based on space available. There will be a maximum of 750 riders.

All rides start and finish on 3rd Ave between Frisco’s Main Street and Granite.

Aid Station support is scheduled based on the designated start times for each distance and route. (If you start early, you may reach aid stations before they open.)

  • Century ride starts at 7:00 am
  • 60 mile ride starts at 9:00 am
  • 45 mile ride starts at 10:00 am
  • 21 mile ride starts at 11:00 am

Early Packet Pick-up

You will need the wrist band included in your ride packet before you can ride.

  • To avoid delays and lines on the morning of the ride, pick up your rider packet at Wilderness Sports (Frisco Location Only, 400 Main St., Frisco)
    The early packet pick-up opportunities are limited to these 2 days and these times:
    - Thursday, Aug. 14, noon to 5 pm
    - Friday, Aug. 15, noon to 5 pm
  • If you are unable to pick up your packet prior to the ride day, you MUST do so at the ride start: In the Frisco Rec Center, after 6:30 am.

Parking

  • For drop-off parking (for Registration and Packet Pick-up) use the Sabatini lot located at the corner of 3rd Ave and Granite Street. This lot is short term parking only.
  • For all-day parking, use the Medical Office Building parking lot, located about 1/2 mile south of Frisco off Route 9.  Follow signs to the hospital.

Directions to the Start/Finish from the Medical Office Building by bike

(Pop-up parking map):

  1. Behind the Medical Office Building, go West (right) on the rec path.
  2. Turn right across from the church and go north, on 2nd Ave., for 1 block.
  3. Turn right on Pitkin street for 1 block.
  4. Turn left on 3rd Ave, to the Start/ Finish line between Granite and Main.

What should I bring for the ride?

  • A bike, of course.
  • A helmet (required).
  • If you've picked up your rider packet early, don't forget to bring your wrist band.

Other recommendations:

  • A print-out of the route details (map and cue sheet), if desired.
  • A signed waiver form (if not already turned in, or not submitted electronically during registration with Active.com).
  • A water bottle.
  • Sun screen.
  • Rain gear and/or warm shell.
  • Gloves.
  • Spare tubes, repair kit and necessary tools – be as self-sufficient as possible.

Aid Stations

  • Bottom of Ute Pass (century and 60 mile rides): 7:45 am to noon — This aid station will have bags where you can pack items you want transported to the end of the ride.
  • Summit Cove (all rides): 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Wheeler Flats/Copper (century and 45 mile rides): 10:30 to 4 pm.

Additional Water Stops

  • A-Basin (century ride): 10 am to 1 pm

  • Top of Ute Pass (century and 60 mile rides): 8:15 to 11:30 am

  • Top of Vail Pass (century and 45 mile rides): 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Lunch Hours

Lunch is served at the finish. Approximate time: 1 to 5 pm.

Ride Safely

In the case of bad weather, lightning or hazardous conditions, please take cover at any nearby structure for safety until it is safe to proceed. Examples include, but are not limited to, the community center in Frisco (start/finish area), the village area at Copper Mountain, the High School entryway at Farmer’s Korner, the Keystone village area, the Arapahoe Basin rest room area, the covered picnic areas near the Dillon Ampitheater, and the Outlet Mall area in Silverthorne.

Also:

  • Bike helmets are required. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Ride single file, except when passing.
  • Alert other riders when passing.
  • Follow Colorado traffic laws.
  • Share the path with other users. If you must stop, move well out of the traffic flow of other cyclists.
  • Stay alert. Always be aware of traffic, road/trail conditions, and other riders.
  • Do NOT stop near the Dillon Dam facilities, e.g. the Glory Hole.
  • When provided, follow directions of course marshals (in orange vests).

Copper Creek Golf Course is open through September 28th.
Copper opens for the winter season Friday, October 31st.