Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
The Mavic Rockies has chosen Boulder, Colorado, as its official start city for 2018. Beginning in Boulder (June 23-24, 2018) means iconic scenery right off the bat for participants of this epic cycling race, including views of the town's Flatirons mountains. The seven timed and ranked stages of the Mavic Rockies will all include beautiful panoramas — from the vast Colorado plains and to some of the state's most dramatic high-alpine summits. In fact, the course ultimately takes riders up a climb over 14,000 feet to the summit of Pikes Peak.
The prestigious Haute Route races have been held in Europe's Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites to great acclaim, and the race — designed to give amateur riders the opportunity to compete at professional levels — came to the American Rockies by way of Boulder for the first time in 2017.
Competitors face seven timed and ranked stages, climbing on some of Colorado’s best-known mountain roads, many topping 10,000 feet in altitude.
Saturday, June 23 - Stage 1: Boulder to Boulder
Sunday, June 24 - Stage 2: Boulder to Winter Park
Monday, June 25 - Stage 3: Winter Park to Avon
Tuesday, June 26 - Stage 4: Avon Time Trial
Wednesday, June 27 - Stage 5: Avon to Breckenridge
Thursday, June 28 - Stage 6: Breckenridge to Breckenridge
Friday, June 29 - Stage 7: Colorado Springs to Pikes Peak
Riders will benefit from full mechanical assistance from the event’s Title Partner Mavic — drawing on decades of experience supporting the pro peloton in cycling’s grand tours — in addition to daily stage timings, feed stations and Mavic’s exclusive event jersey and bib shorts. Off the bike, daily massages, food in the race village and transfer of luggage to accommodation between stages is provided — all hallmarks of the comprehensive event support experienced by riders in the European Haute Route series since 2011.
Registration will be limited to 600 riders, with high demand for placement, so early registration is encouraged. You can register online. Detailed route information will be available on the Mavic Rockies Haute Route website, as well.