The Stonewall Century is a challenging road bike ride along one of Colorado's most beautiful scenic highways. We welcome you to come and enjoy some of the best road riding in Southern Colorado.
You'll be treated to scenic vistas, friendly volunteers, great feed stations, and steep hills. The route follows Highway 12, a Colorado Scenic Byway known as the "Highway of Legends".
You'll start in La Veta at 7,013 ft elevation, climb to the top of Cucharas Pass (9,945 ft), descend to 8,400 ft then climb to the second feed station at North Lake (8,600 ft). The route descends to the beautiful town of Stonewall and on to the lunch stop in Segundo, where the route reverses and returns, climbing along Highway 12. You'll encounter the back side of Cucharas Pass, which some have called the "Soul Crusher" at 83 miles into the 102-mile ride. The grade on this beast exceeds 10%. Have no fear, the steepest section lasts only one mile and the grade lessens toward the top.
Then you'll enjoy the 17-mile descent into La Veta, where a BBQ dinner, door prizes, live music, and massage tables await you in Town Park.
This is an out-and-back ride. Turn around wherever you like and head back to the party in the La Veta Town Park.
Fees: $70 before June 1, $75 June 1-July 15, $85 July 16 or after and onsite
This ride is a great value with lots of extras. You get a t-shirt, seven SAG stops with food, water and sports drink (including a real lunch at the 51 mile turnaround), mechanical and SAG support, and a post-ride dinner. We are an all-volunteer effort so you are helping to raise money for our local non-profits who provide dozens of hardworking volunteers for the event.