Mount Evans is still one of my favorite road rides in the entire state of Colorado. I’ve climbed this beast of a mountain from both the Idaho Springs and the Evergreen side. Back in 2009 I even did my longest ride on a bike where I rode from downtown Denver to the top of Evans and back for 130 miles and 15,000 feet of vertical.
The 2014 edition of the race to the top will take place on July 26th. Over 6,000 feet of vertical in just under 28 miles topping out at 14,130 feet. Here’s a great video of what to expect in this race and if you’re not up for racing, just go out and spend a day riding up and down. Start early to beat the afternoon thunderstorms and be sure to stop at the general store on the way up for a quick snack or to warm up.