Elephant Rock back for another ride

Massive cycling event returns to Douglas County


A more than 30-year-old cycling tradition rolls back into Douglas County in June.

The massive Elephant Rock race, which brings thousands of cyclists to the area, kicks off in Castle Rock on June 1.

The event is based at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Road. A bike expo runs on Saturday, June 1 as race participants register and check in.

The expo continues into race day, which is Sunday, June 2.

That’s when bikes hit the road. The event’s 100-mile race runs from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., the 58-mile course from 6 to 7:30 a.m., a 60 and 27-mile gravel road course and a 40-mile road course run from 8 to 9 a.m. and a family ride begins at 9 a.m.

The expo, food truck service and beer garden continue into late afternoon and awards are at 3:30 p.m.

All courses close at 4 p.m. Routes have changed from previous events because of construction on Interstate 25. Interactive maps are available in the 2019 Ride Guide, posted on rollmassif.com.

A portion of 2019 proceeds will go toward feeing hungry children in the Denver metro area through the CE Shop Foundation. The organization provides weekend meals to children and their family who participate in the free and reduced lunch program.


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