The Quest

Life’s most enjoyable adventures should be shared with friends – Join us!

 

WHAT

The Quest is your challenge to bicycle over the 41 improved Colorado mountain passes all above 10,000 feet. It is a self-motivated and self-directed bicycle journey. The Passport is your gateway to full access to Bicycle Passport’s website materials. Stamp your Passport each time you conquer a new pass and, like a traditional passport, it will serve as a record of your adventure. Study the Rules of Engagement, find your group of passionate riders and start your quest.

 

HOW

Purchase a Passport from our online store to gain full access to the premium features of the Bicycle Passport website. As a Passport holder, you can log into the Bicycle Passport website to learn about each mountain pass and get ideas for planning your adventure. We post ride reports and you can post your own. You can find a place to stay and prepare yourself for the sites you might see along the way.

 

WHEN

The pace is your own. Remember it is not a race, it is an expedition! The amount of time you dedicate to the Quest is of your own making and on your own schedule.

 

WHY

Simply put, there are the elements of achievement, adventure and finally completion.

Colorado is a spectacular state. You will enjoy the small outposts and their personalities along the way.

 

WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

Our small group developed over time. Bicycle riders all, but from different backgrounds and with different tastes. Eight years of riding Colorado’s notorious bicycling events got us thinking – what else is there to do?

 

BINGO – the Quest was born!

We love the preparation and laughs before we go, the banter along the way, and the complaining that we are never in shape to do the ride.

 

Riding the route  •  Sharing the story •  Being together •  This is what we are all about.

Bicycle Passport Book
TO TRACK YOUR QUEST YOUR PASSPORT CONTAINS DETAILS OF EACH PASS.  ONCE YOU COMPLETED A PASS, STAMP AND RECORD THE DATE OF YOUR JOURNEY. PURCHASE A PASSPORT NOW TO START YOUR JOURNEY >

BICYCLE PASSPORT

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

The following items are required to “Qualify” your ride.

 

  1.    The pass must be ridden UP, OVER and DOWN.
  2.    The pass may be completed in any direction.
  3.    There must be an elevation gain of 2000 feet in the ascent.
  4.    For a pass to count there is minimum of 30 total miles in the ride. Single or multiple passes can be   completed within that ride.
  5.    In the case where two passes connected with a saddle we simply require that a rider must have ascended 2000 feet before capturing any pass. You may add the total ascent value of #1 to achieve #2.
  6.    The pass should be ridden with another member whenever possible. Remember this is about friendship and sharing.
  7.    Shout out ample notice of your intent to capture a pass on the BUZZ page.  All fellow riders need is the planned route with the location and time for the start. Bring others in your group and meet new people! Be environmentally sensitive and share vehicles and SAG responsibilities when convenient. This is not a Tour Group it is a neighborly affair, with each rider following the Rules of the Road.

 

Transportation back to the point of origin: variety of modes from buses and trains, or by involving family, friends and neighbors for SAG (support and gear/grub) help is fun. They too will savor the vista and cherish the fellowship.