About the Ride

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.

Can you make the grade?

  • 102 miles
  • +7500 ft elevation gain
  • This is an out-and-back ride. Turn around wherever you like and head back to the party in the La Veta Town Park
  • Start/end in La Veta Town Park
  • Start time: 6:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Ride along beautiful Colorado State Highway 12 to Segundo and back
  • Registration(external link) fee covers 7 SAG stations (including a mid-ride lunch stop), mechanical assistance, a post-ride barbeque, t-shirt and more
  • Click here for the Route And Profile map(external link). Note, the route and profile are in pdf file format, which your can read using Acrobat Reader. (Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader(external link).)

Join us on August 8, and you'll be treated to scenic vistas, friendly volunteers, great feed stations, and steep hills. The route(external link) 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 and massage tables await you.