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Morrison, Colo. 1-20-15- The Bicycle Tour of Colorado has announced its 21st tour of the Colorado Rocky Mountains beginning June 21- June 27th For 2015 the BTC has chosen to support Adaptive Adventures, a non-profit who provides progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families.
The 2015 BTC will be held June 21st begins and ends in beautiful Breckenridge, CO. From Breckenridge the BTC will be traveling to Leadville, over Fremont Pass, to Carbondale over Independence Pass, to Hotchkiss over McClure Pass, to Crested Butte over Kebler Pass for a day off, then to Salida over Cottonwood Pass, and back to Breckenridge over Hosier Pass. The route will cover over 420 miles in a week with some optional loops to add more mileage as well as a King/Queen of the mountain timed hill climb. We provide camping areas, baggage transportation, route maps, road markings, snack and water stations every 15-30 miles, bicycle repair services, SAG support as well as medical support along the route. Premium upgrades are available such as hotel rooms, and catered meals.
Please visit the BTC website at www.bicycletourofcolorado.com or call 303-985-1180 for tour information and to sign up.
About Bicycle Tour of Colorado
The Bicycle Tour of Colorado has been an active part of people’s summer vacations for the past 21 years. The Tour is run and operated by the Powell Family of Morrison and prides itself on being a family-run enterprise.
The Powell family started the BTC in 1994. They have completed over 8,300 miles and visited over 50 towns in Colorado while even venturing to Chama in New Mexico and Laramie and Annual Ride, 2015 27th with registration day on June 20th. The route Saratoga in Wyoming. The tour has had over 30,000 cycling participants and over 1,200 volunteers during the past 21 years.
The BTC was conceived when Kent Powell, an avid cyclist, noticed that Ride the Rockies, being a lottery, was turning away many cyclists that wanted to enjoy a bike tour through the Rockies and decided there was enough room for another tour in Colorado.
“Even though there is such a competitive culture with cycling in Colorado, BTC’s goal is to get people to fall in love with Colorado’s beautiful scenery while developing deep connections with fellow enthusiasts,” said Kent Powell, Director of the BTC.
The BTC has provided the opportunity for at least 5 couples to meet and marry. There have also been many couples that have taken their anniversary and honeymoons on the tour. A volunteer also married a cyclist she met while working on the tour. Cleary there is room for making lasting friendships and connections,” said Alisha Powell, Marketing Coordinator. The Tour is also active in supporting non-profits such as Mile Down Syndrome Association, Make a Wish Foundation, Yes to Youth, Rocky Mountain PBS & Adaptive Adventures.