About The Ride
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The Tour de Steamboat is an amazing 110 mile journey that begins and ends in beautiful Steamboat Colorado. “Climbing for Life!” is a testament to the demands of the ride as well as a title dedicated to people struggling with their health. The Tour de Steamboat was founded as a benefit ride to raise awareness and money for the Sunshine Kids Foundation.
Stage 1 begins in Steamboat and climbs Rabbit Ears Pass for a gain in elevation of 3500 feet ( 1066m). The day is bright with vivid blue skies and the air is crisp and clear. It’s a perfect mountain morning to begin cycling. Warm up those legs and get ready to steadily grind up to the summit and enjoy the start of this amazing adventure!
Stage 2 begins at the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass, 9500 feet asl (896m) and as soon as we’re rolling, we hit 45mph on the descent. We’ll hook onto a few wheels and have fun with pacelines and sprint climbs. And then a final surge to the finish will leave up panting and ready to do more!
We hit stage 3 with enthusiasm! The sun is up, it’s warming and cyclists are on the roads. Conversations erupt as spirits are high and the ride is perfect. Then the wall arrives, Gore Pass and we climb almost 2000′ (610m) and arrive at the summit exhausted. Shake out the lactic acid, ’cause this one’s gonna hurt!
Stage 4 traverses over the Gore Range and is incredibly scenic with open views of green prairies and big blue skies streaked with white linen. Before arriving at the rest, we’ll have to pop up over a little 500 foot climb, then, it’s a fun descent into Yampa Valley and to the finish.
The Yampa Valley is a paradise of green grasses surrounded by wild peaks and mountains. Our 5th and final stage keeps us anaerobic as we battle the evening winds. This is a great interval workout keeping up the tempo in a 2 man paceline. Then, one last climb out of the valley and down into Steamboat and finish the Tour de Steamboat forever reflecting on this life changing adventure!
|Length||6.75 hours||Training tools available|
|Format||NTSC DVD||Heart rate||yes|
|Audio Track 1||yes||Gear ratio||yes|
|Audio Track 2||yes||Resistance||yes|
|Audio Track 3||yes||Cadence||yes|
|Aspect||4×3||Heart rate profile||yes|
|Date created||December 11 2010||Elevation||yes|
|Produced by||BtBoP||GPS map||yes|
|Copyright||copyright 2010 CVO||Coaching narrative||yes|