DATES: JUNE 1 - 2, 2019
The Elephant Rock Cycling Festival kicks off the Colorado cycling season as thousands of cyclists partake in the 32nd annual pilgrimage to Castle Rock. With four road routes and two gravel routes, we have the perfect distance for riders of every age and ability level!
All rides start and finish at The Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock.
Each participant will receive:
*Event Lunch and Ride T-Shirt are available for an additional charge.
Here are more details about the weekend:
SATURDAY, JUNE 1- The Colorado Bike Expo @ ERock & Packet Pick-Up
Come explore the active expo area and learn more about cycling from leaders in the sport like Specialized, Shimano, Primal, Rudy Project, and Feedback Sports. Enjoy BMX flatland and aerial stunts, a kid zone, adult big wheel races, learn-to-ride clinics, a strider course, a demo area and so much more! The expo includes live entertainment, a beer garden, and great food!
All merchandise items ordered will ONLY be available for you to pick up at the registration area on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon all pre-ordered merchandise will be moved to a tent next to the main expo stage. A limited quantity of commemorative items are available – so order early! Rider credentials may be picked up between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - Ride Day and Party at the ROCK Wheels down!
All rides will commence and be followed with the second day of the Colorado Bike Expo and Party at the ROCK. Kick back and relax after a rewarding day in the saddle and enjoy a post-ride meal, beer garden, live entertainment and prize drawings!
The Elephant Rock courses have developed a reputation for being both scenic and challenging. Your course options include 100-, 62- and 40-mile road courses, 56-and 27-mile gravel courses, and the perfect family ride 8-mile course.
Helmets are required for all rides. Please ride safely, lawfully and considerately! All cyclists are required to follow all traffic law and regulations. Always ride single file on the right side of the road, except to pass. The police have authority to issue tickets, so please be attentive to state and local laws.
Tagalong and Burley-style trailers are NOT permitted on the longer courses 100, 62, 56-mile courses, but are okay to use on the 40-, 27 and 8-mile courses. Ages 18 and under on the 100, 62, 56 mile course need to be accompanied by an adult. The Elephant Rock will enforce a cap on each individual course rather than an overall participant cap. Registrations will not be accepted once the caps are met. Please register early!
Youth & Development:
We are offering youth/children 18 years and younger the opportunity to participate for free.
Ride Start Times:
The following start times are recommended for each course. Remember this is not a race, but rather just a great day for a ride. You may leave any time during these windows:
New in 2019, a portion of the proceeds raised through our Elephant Rock registration and fundraising will go directly toward feeding hungry children in the Denver metro area. The CE Shop Foundation provides weekend meals to school children and their families on free and reduced school lunch programs. The Foundation has a goal of raising $50,000 this year from cyclist and supporters who join our fundraising team.
In true cycling tradition, the Elephant Rock will take place regardless of weather; therefore refunds will not be provided.