Durango Fall Blaze

This year’s tour kicks off on Saturday, September 28, 2019 with a cannon blast and a police escort. All three ride options are followed by a party on campus.

The Fall Blaze is not a race -- it's a chance for FLC community members, supporters, friends, alumni, students, staff, and anyone else who just loves to ride to enjoy a fun and safe scenic group tour through the autumn colors of southwestern Colorado – all while supporting the student athletes on the nationally ranked Skyhawks cycling team.

The Fall Blaze is open to cyclists of all skill levels and abilities, offering tour options of 37, 60, and 100 miles. All three fully-supported rides set off from campus and include food and aid stations, support vehicles, and a party with entertainment at the finish line back in the center of campus.

All proceeds benefit the Fort Lewis College Cycling Scholarship Fund, awarded to men’s and women’s cycling team members with at least a 2.50 GPA and who are also active in the community. Awards range from $500 to $1,000.

Come join us on a cycling adventure to remember while becoming a part of the FLC cycling family!

Register online on May 5th and get $10 off!

Event schedule

May 5, 2019 - Registration Party!

Time: 3-6 p.m.
Location: Carver Brewing, 1022 Main Ave. Durango, CO

Registration opens on May 5 with a Fall Blaze Registration Party at Carver Brewing in downtown Durango. You'll get first dibs at signing up for the event and a $10 discount on your registration. You'll also get to enjoy free chili, chips, beer, and wine,  (courtesy of Carver's), listen to live music, and get a chance to score some giveaways and swag.

Please join us for a great Cinco de Mayo with your cycling friends!

Friday, September 27 - Packet Pick-up

Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: Buckley Park, 1250 Main Ave. Durango, CO

  • Packet pick-up for pre-registered riders
  • On-site late registration ($10 late fee)
  • Food and Refreshments provided
  • Live music

Saturday, September 28 - The Ride & Post-ride Party

Time: 7:30-8 a.m.
Location: Clocktower, Fort Lewis College campus

  • Late packet pick-up for pre-registered riders
  • On-site late registration ($10 late fee)

The Ride - We will have a staggared start. Each wave will start with a cannon blast and police escort.

  • 8 a.m.: Century - 100 mile tour begins
  • 8:30 a.m.: 60 mile tour begins
  • 9 a.m.: 37 mile tour begins

Note: Century riders must reach Aid Station #6 by 2:30 p.m. or will be assisted by SAG vehicle.

Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Clocktower, Fort Lewis College campus

  • Post-ride party
  • Food and beverage provided at no charge to tour riders.
  • Family and friends are invited to join the party. $10 at the gate.
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