Due to asbestos at Lake County High School in Leadville, the facility and surrounding grounds have been closed to all events, including the Courage Classic. After extensive research into other viable course options, the decision has been made to base the entire Courage Classic out of Copper Mountain.
There are numerous benefits of riding from Copper Mountain each day and using a single location as the central hub of activity throughout the tour. Not only will the route change allow for multiple ride options for days one and two of the tour, it also allows us all to share in a Sunday celebration of Team Courage as they cross the finish line - and you won't want to miss it!
Each ride has been selected with both safety and fun as the top priorities. Please take a few moments to get familiar with the new route and view the important notes below about the route changes.
On behalf of the kids and families at Children’s Colorado who benefit from this event, we thank you sincerely for your continued support!
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Your route plan
To best support the tour, we are asking you to pre-select your route plan for each day. If you have already registered, you can select your route plan by going to Route plan in My Account. We will also email you within the next two weeks to remind you that we will need that information. If you have not already registered, you will be asked in the online registration form. While your plan can be updated after registration and prior to the start of the tour, volunteers and resources will be allocated based on your registration selections.
Saturday, July 20 – Two route options
Base Route (Ute Pass)
Copper Mountain – Dillon/Giberson Bay – Blue River (bottom of Ute Pass) – Trent Park (Silverthorne) – Copper
Distance - 58 Miles
Riders must be on route by 7:30 a.m.
Option Route (Copper Loop)
Copper – Climax Mine/ Freemont– Ski Cooper/Tennessee Pass – Camp Hale – Minturn – Bottom of Vail – Top of Vail (Black Lakes) – Copper
Distance - 80 Miles
Riders must be on route by 6:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 21 – Two route options
Base Route (Keystone)
Copper – Frisco – Dillon – Keystone – Swan Mountain – Frisco – Copper
Distance - 42 miles
Option Route (Family Option)
Copper – Frisco – Dillon/Marina – Copper
Distance - 28 miles
Monday, July 22
Copper – Breckenridge – Copper
Distance - 33 miles
Questions and answers
Will refunds be offered to riders who have already registered?
Riders will experience a fully-supported, 3-day tour with numerous ride options and gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains. This will not change as a result of the new route, and no registration refunds will be offered.
Will there be a century ride?
We are not able to permit or support a century ride this year.
What should I do if I want to ride the traditional Day 1 route from previous years?
We can suggest a drop-off location for you, but please arrange your own Sag Wagon.
I am a volunteer – what do the route changes mean for me?
Because volunteers do not yet have assigned jobs, no action from volunteers is required at this time. Micah, the Volunteer Coordinator, will be in touch in the near future with volunteer job assignments.
How do I select my route?
If you have already registered, you can select your route plan by going to Route plan in My Account. If you have not already registered, you will be asked in the online registration form. While your plan can be updated after registration and prior to the start of the tour, volunteers and resources will be allocated based on your registration selections.
If I change my mind about the route I want to take, can I edit my selections?Date: 3/5/2013
You will be able to edit your route selections by going to Route plan in My Account.