Bikes & Brews – Royal Gorge Century-Leave Cañon City on HWY headed west, and climb up Eight Mile Hill. Cross the top of the plateau, and then descend the Parkdale Hill, crossing the Arkansas River at the base of the descent. If you need it, there’s an Aid Station to greet you at this point. Turn south onto County Road 3 and begin a low gradient climb of 10 miles up Copper Gulch. Once reaching the top, you’ll be cruising west again toward HWY 69, and there’s three miles of hard-packed dirt to greet you. Once you hit HWY 69, turn north toward Texas Creek, which is only seven miles up the road. At Texas Creek, you’ll join HWY 50 for a 25 mile return trip to Cañon City, riding adjacent to the stunning Arkansas River. Climb up and over Skyline Drive, offering you a little more climbing just for fun. Then hit the Aid Station back at Macon Street Plaza (at this point you’ll be at 65 miles), and then head out north on 5th Street to ride the additional Red Canyon Out and Back route (see below). Google Earth Century Route File
Metric Mash-Leave the Macon Street Plaza and head west on HWY 50. You’ll start by climbing what is commonly referred to as Eight Mile, which is (you guessed it) an eight mile long gradual climb. Once atop Eight Mile, ross the top of the plateau, and then descend the Parkdale Hill, crossing the Arkansas River at the base of the descent. If you need it, there’s an Aid Station to greet you at this point. Turn south onto County Road 3 and begin a low gradient climb of 10 miles up Copper Gulch. Once reaching the top, you’ll be cruising west again toward HWY 69, and there’s three miles of hard-packed dirt to greet you. Once you hit HWY 69, turn north toward Texas Creek, which is only seven miles up the road. At Texas Creek, you’ll join HWY 50 for a 25 mile return trip to Cañon City, riding adjacent to the stunning Arkansas River. On this route you’ll then climb over Skyline Drive, offering you a spectacular view of Cañon City. You’re nearly back to where you started, and there’s a cold beer waiting for you. Google Earth Metric Route File
Red Canyon 50k– If you’re looking for a beautiful spin, but not feeling up to a long, hard day in the saddle, this is your ride. This ride is also perfect for mountain bikes. You’ll leave the Macon Plaza, head north on 5th street, and eventually find yourself northbound in a beautiful canyon, commonly ridden by Fremont County locals. Keep your eyes peeled for deer, turkeys, and incredible views. This route takes you back in time (geologically speaking) through the Garden Park Fossil Area, where dinosaurs once roamed, on your way out towards the spires of Red Canyon Park, and then back to town. After 15 miles of gradual climbing, you’ll turn around and zip back to Cañon City. Google Earth 50k Route File
On top of all of that the leaves will be in a full on explosion of color. Cañon City is in the heart of the Colorado Banana Belt-meaning the weather will be perfect! Stop by Red Canyon Cycles for more information.
Micros on Macon 2-5 * Full-Sized Suds 5-7
Come join us for the 1st annual Micros on Macon on the afternoon of September 21st, 2013. Located at the newly created Macon Plaza in Cañon City, Colorado; brewers will pour samples of their wares under hundred year old cottonwoods on the front lawn of the public library. This unique beer tasting experience will certainly be one you will not soon forget (even after a day of tasty brews)!
When the tasting concludes please stick around (or come down-$5 at the gate) for entertainment and Full-Sized Suds from 5 pm – 7 pm. During this time, full sized glasses of beer will be available for $4 each.
To buy Micros on Macon ($20/$25) tickets ONLINE click the Register Now button and select Extra Micros on Macon ticket option (a service fee will be added) OR purchase tickets at Red Canyon Cycles until September 20th. Entry includes 10 taster tickets to sample the stellar line-up of libations. Each pour is four ounces of frothy goodness.
The first 500 patrons will receive a commemorative plastic pint glass!
Not a Drinker? Come be a part of the fun and enjoy the vibe. $5 at the gate. 12 & under FREE.
Join the Revolution
Bikes and Brews, Fremont Adventure Recreation and Red Canyon Cycles are committed to the growth and development of the outdoor recreation community in Fremont County. Thanks for helping us support these efforts and joining our revolution!
Some of the projects and organizations we are working with include:
*Lower Arkansas Mountain Bicycling Assocation (LAMBA)
*Lower Arkansas Pedal Squad (LAPS) high school mountain bike club
*Cañon City Crank Pedalers
*Designing and building a pump track
*First Fridays Cruiser Ride
Cañon City, Colorado sets the stage for an awesome fall getaway. Bikes and Brews combines the Royal Gorge Century Ride (50k & Metric routes too) with Micros on Macon brew fest to create one of the coolest events in Southern Colorado. Join Fremont Adventure Recreation and Red Canyon Cycles for an experience you won’t soon forget!
A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the continued growth of the outdoor recreation community in Fremont County. Come Join the Revolution!
Schedule of Events
10 am-7 pm Early Packet Pickup @ Red Canyon Cycles
6-7 am Rider Check-in (Macon Plaza)
7 am Royal Gorge Century Course opens
8 am Metric Mash Start
10 am Red Canyon 50k Start
12-2:00 Participant Lunch
2-5 pm Micros on Macon
5-7 pm Entertainment