The Ride for the Pass is a benefit for the Independence Pass Foundation, an Aspen-based non-profit whose mission is to preserve and enhance the ecology, safety and recreational resources of the Independence Pass corridor.
The Ride has two finish lines: The first at Weller Lake turnout, just over two miles from the starting line for families and recreational riders, and the second at the Independence ghost town site ten miles from the start. All riders doing the ten mile Independence route are timed and included in the competitive category for their respective age groups; all Weller riders are untimed. In addition, E-bikes—category 1/pedal assist ONLY—are welcome to ride. They will be in their own, untimed category, starting 10 minutes after the timed riders, and will NOT be eligible for prizes associated with placing.
Winning race times to Independence are usually around 40 minutes, with most riders finishing in less than two hours.
There are aid stations and turnaround sites at various points along the route. The Ride is followed by a barbecue at the starting line and a fantastic raffle with prizes donated by Roaring Fork Valley businesses.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR WITH QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT RIDE COORDINATOR, DINA BELMONTE, AT
970-379-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org