Important Message
to Our Cyclists

Dear Denver Century Ride Cyclists and Friends:
Given that the ride is still three months out and most restrictions presently run through mid-May, I want you to know that we fully expect the ride will take place as planned on Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Goodness knows that we’ll all be chomping at the bit for some camaraderie by then!)
As a bit of an “insurance policy,” or perhaps an “ assurance policy,” we have determined a back-up date for later in the summer, which is Saturday, August 22 nd , with all other elements remaining the same including our start/finish at the Shops at Northfield, as well as the courses. Again, this is just our contingency plan. We should all anticipate the ride to take place on June 20 th as planned.

As we are committed to holding the 2020 ride, we intend to continue with our stated policy that while registrations are non-refundable, they remain transferable to another person or in lieu of the current situation, we will make accommodations to defer your registration to the following year.
In the short-term, you may have noted that we have already cancelled our next two training rides scheduled with our official trainer Team W Coaching. That decision was made in accordance with the advice of the U.S. Cycling Association. We’ll work to reschedule those later this spring as time permits.
Our top sponsor, Chris Mygatt, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Colorado commented that, “For more than ten years, Coldwell Banker has been the proud title sponsor of the Denver Century Ride. We are completely behind the organizer’s efforts to assure the ride will take place in a safe and secure manner. Whether in June or August, we and our many volunteers will be there to make sure the cyclists have a great experience. We thank everyone for your continued support!

In the meantime, Gov. Polis has advocated that cycling on your own continues to be a great physical and stress-relieving activity while sheltering in place. So, get out there and keep riding for your health and your sanity, and trust that we are doing all we can to plan for a great ride for you this summer.
Stay well and keep your eyes up.
Bruce Erley
Executive Producer
Staying Focused

A Note From Our Coach

COVID19 has placed the world into uncharted waters. We are experiencing closures, cancellations and directives which are hopefully short term but with an ending that is currently undefined. 

In the cycling community many events have been postponed and group activities cancelled and uncertainty prevails for events beyond June 1st. As recreation enthusiasts and age group athletes the cancellations are frustrating and disappointing. Typically these events offer a challenge to work towards, a time to gather with friends and a place to experience new places.  

As we adapt to new daily routines including social distancing and social isolation, it is important to remember why we ride our bikes and where cycling fits into our daily lives. It is ok to take 15 minutes and address your emotions related to the current situation and at the end of the 15 minutes decide what you are going to do to fill the bucket while you work through the restrictions.  

Here are some tips to carry you through:

  • Go ride your bike! Whether inside on a trainer connected to a virtual community or out in the fresh air - a good bike ride makes the body feel good and will relax your mind to take on the rest of the daily challenges.  
  • Practice a skill! Is there something you want to improve in your cycling (climbing hills, gearing, endurance)? Use this time to work directly on these skills.
  • Add a strength regimen to your daily routine! There are many great daily workouts popping up in social media and email threads. Most are body weight based and require no equipment. These activities will reward you on the bike.
  • Adapt, adjust and set a new goal! If your event/activity has been postponed or cancelled, set a new goal to keep you engaged. 
  • Control the controllables. This has been my mantra for years. Now more than ever control what you are able to control so you may address the unexpecteds when they arise. A mindset shift will strengthen your ability to cope on a daily basis so strengthen your mindset while you try new routines.  
  • Embrace social distancing! You make look forward to gathering with friends to ride and train but now more than ever, for our health and the health of those around us, embrace social distancing. Head out on your own, take the earphones off and enjoy the sights and sounds of your surroundings.  

Team W Coaching is here to support. Get in touch at

Please reach out if you would like help with a training schedule or tools to shift your mindset. And embrace the opportunity to gain strength now to exit the restrictions ready to climb to new levels. #OneDayOneStep.

Coldwell Banker

June 20, 2020