2020 Elephant Rock Ride

500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104, USA

2020 Elephant Rock Ride

500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104, USA


DATES: JUNE 6 - 7, 2020

The Elephant Rock Cycling Festival kicks off the Colorado cycling season as thousands of cyclists partake in the 33rd annual pilgrimage to Castle Rock. With three road routes and one road/gravel route, we have the perfect distance for riders of every age and ability level!

  • 100-mile road
  • 60-mile road
  • 44-mile road
  • 32-mile road/gravel
  • 7.5-mile family fun ride

All rides start and finish at The Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. In addition to a great early season ride, each participant will receive:

  • Post-Ride Meal
  • T-shirt
  • Refreshments and support throughout the ride
  • Chance to win dozens of valuable prizes
  • Bike Number and Wristband (see below)

Here are more details about the weekend:

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 - Packet Pick-Up / Camping

Come pick up your packet and camp out close to the start line. Stay tuned for more details as we are working on to making a fun weekend in Castle Rock.

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!

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 - Ride Day and Party at the ROCK Wheels down!

All rides will commence and be followed with 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!

Course Info:

The Elephant Rock courses have developed a reputation for being both scenic and challenging. Your course options include 100-, 60-mile, 44-mile road courses, 32-mile road / gravel course, and the perfect family ride 7.5-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, 60, 44-mile courses, but are okay to use on the 32 and 8-mile courses. Ages 18 and under on the 100 and 60 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:

  • 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. / 100-Mile Road
  • 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. / 60-Mile Road
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. / 44-Mile Road & 32-Mile Road/Gravel
  • 9:00 a.m. / 7.5-Mile Family Fun Ride
  • All courses will close at 4:00 p.m.


Again in 2020, 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.