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“An awesome gravel grinder from COS to Monument passing through the Rampart Reservoir.
— J Erik Hartel
Race - Aug 25, 2018
This is a stunning, 100+ km route from Criterium Bicycles in Colorado Springs up the Front Range.
Need to Know
Both Rampart Range Road
and Mount Herman Road
are open to vehicle traffic throughout the year. Care should be taken when descending either road due to the potential for oncoming traffic.
Also, neither the New Santa Fe Regional Trail
nor the Garden of the Gods are closed for the event, so the utmost caution should taken in these very popular areas.
This is the course for the Rampart Rager - a new, challenging route along the Front Range. The route starts along the New Santa Fe Regional Trail
and follows the Sinton Trail
path to the Garden of the Gods.
This route circumnavigates the main monuments in the Garden before turning westward into the mountains. The subsequent climb up Rampart Range Road
is epic with a nearly 4000 ft elevation gain and stunning views of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak.
After climbing to ~8,000 feet, the route follows well-marked gravel roads around Rampart Reservoir before descending to Monument on Mount Herman Road
*** 2018 is scheduled for 25 AUGUST 2018!!! Go to facebook.com/rampartrager100/
for details ***
History & Background