We raised $5000.00 in 2015 for the CAA! You can be a part of this in 2016!
THE 2016 RANCH RALLY IS SOLD OUT
It’s time to Rally! Back for its third year, we are gearing up for the Moots-Colorado Ranch Rally 2016. Limited to 150 riders we are planing for a great day of riding and raising money for the COMMUNITY AG ALLIANCE of Steamboat. This fundraiser ride is an amazing way to see the roads less traveled around Steamboat, meet some new friends and challenge yourself along the way.
Now in its third year, the Moots Colorado Ranch Rally is a 50 mile cyclosportive held on the dirt and gravel roads around Steamboat Springs. Just 5 miles of the route are on pavement. The other 45 miles feature rural dirt and gravel roads that connect area historical ranches and farms. You will pass by historic Elk Mountain Cemetery, climb up to Mystic, touch the Wolf Mountain area and descend down Deep Creek before the rolling hills of County Road 52E and finish it off with a small climb over Fly Gulch. Enjoy a stunning day on the bike on the very roads we test and develop our bikes.
The event starts and finishes at Moots World Headquarters. This is a non-timed, non-competitive ride. You can ride at your own pace or that of the group around you. There are no awards other than seeing the amazing countryside around Steamboat Springs and meeting some great people along the way.
When you enter the event you will also be entered into the drawing for a MOOTS ROUTT frame. (choice of 7 stock frame sizes, retail value of $3540.00)
Moots is partnering with the Community Agriculture Alliance (CAA) to showcase the importance of the local ranches in our area. All proceeds from the event will go to CAA.
This route will pass several Centennial Ranches of Routt County, which means they have been in the same family for at least 100 years. Lunch will be served at the ROCKING C BAR RANCH that is on the route. Later that evening we will meet at Moots HQ for an evening of factory tours, “adult beverages”, hors d’oevures and the drawing for the Moots frame.
We are limiting the event to 150 riders, first come, first serve. SIGN UP NOW to make sure you have a spot in this event that has become a Moots Classic.
Go here to enter: MOOTS COLORADO RANCH RALLY 2016
WHAT YOU GET
Entered into the MOOTS FRAME DRAWING just for this event…think about that…..1 of 150 chances to win a frame valued at $ 3450.00 !!
Pastries by SMELL THAT BREAD
RISTRETTO COFFEE for that giddy-up in your pedal
MAVIC world renown neutral support on course
VELOSCAPES sag wagon on course
RAPHA mobile cycle shop on site
Lunch at a nearby ranch
Moots factory tours
Event “hipster cotton musette bag”
Route cue sheet
Event bandana w/cue sheet printed on it
Locally raised beef jerky
Evening social at Moots HQ with light apps + Butcherknife beer
Amazing ride through Routt County
First Aid on course by EVENT MEDICAL SOLUTIONS
Route marked & signposted
Pre-packet Pickup (Friday evening at Moots)
HONEY STINGER stocked mid-point aid-station
Mingle with Moots staff during ride and social evening
50 miles with 2400′ of climbing on dirt/gravel roads.
Event date: Saturday June 18th, 2016
Course: 50 miles on dirt/gravel roads with 2400′ of climbing
Packet pick up: Friday June 17th 4-7pm & Saturday June 18th 7am-8:30am
RIDE START TIME: June 18th 9:00 am sharp from Moots HQ
**You will need to sign a waiver at registration**
Evening social at Moots HQ from 4pm to 6pm that evening (frame drawing, beers, good food, fun times).
WHAT YOU NEED
Road Bikes: Yes, you can do this route on a road bike. However we recommend new tires and no less than a 28mm tire.
Cross Bikes: Yes, you can do this route on a Cyclocross bike. Stick with a tire of 30 or 32mm that is a semi-slick tread.
Mountain Bikes: Yes, you can do this route on a mountain bike. Recommended tire on a mountain bike would be a 1.5’’ width.
Along with the above you will need a good working pump or Co2 set up…2 spare tubes and small seat bag tool kit.
The event will be run on open public roads that have minimal traffic. There are no painted center lines so it will be of most importance to obey all traffic laws while on the route. We will have one main support stop about half way around the route but will rely on you to be self-sufficient at fixing a flat tire and fueling yourself. There will be snacks and drinks at the main support stop as well as an assortment of mechanical supplies if you need them.
The event will be held rain or shine. Come prepared.
Rules of the road
Please be safe and remember that safety is in your own hands and ride by these rules:
This is not a race but a timed tour. Ride within your means. If you haven’t ridden in a large group before don’t.
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 as far right as reasonable
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 for sudden changes in weather conditions
Respect others: riders, volunteers, host communities, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement, and the environment.
**DON’T BE A JERK.**
Riding dirt roads on road bikes or cross bikes is nothing new to cycling. Located in Routt County Colorado, Steamboat is situated at 6700’ feet above sea level at the foot of the Continental Divide that shoots up to 10,000 + feet. The county itself has about 600 miles of unpaved dirt and gravel roads vs. the 159 miles of paved roads; this offers us many options and the chance to get up close to amazing views on the road less traveled.
Go here to look for lodging: STEAMBOAT LODGING
You can read more about our dirt road riding and the Community Ag Alliance:
The route is a nice mix of smooth dirt roads, rougher gravel sections and even some two track.