The MTCC is a non-profit organization, located in Woodland Park, Colorado, with their inaugural ride raising funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The MTCC Experience Ride will occur the day after the Southern Colorado Tour de Cure in Woodland Park, Colorado, according to organizers.
“Challenge your stamina by riding both events,” says Deborah Maresca, Mountain Top Cycling Club President.
“It would be up to 190 miles over 12,000 feet climbing in two days,” she said.
The MTCC Experience Ride will offer three routes, 18, 57 and a 100 mile century loop over Wilkerson Pass. “Cyclists of all levels are welcome with the start and finish in Florissant, Colorado,” she said.
The ride will happen on Father’s Day. “What better way to spend time with the family than bringing them outside for a family activity,” Maresca said.
“Starting at the Florissant Grange Hall this ride will be on country roads,” Maresca said. “The ride is laid back, open and free as the views that riders will enjoy,” she said.
Participants will also be able to experience the breathtaking views that the Pro Challenge riders will see as they ride over Wilkerson Pass. Stage 5 of the Pro Challenge Tour is coming to Woodland Park in August.
Early registration fee: $60. Early registration will guarantee a t-shirt. June 1 registration will be $70.
Other important notes about the MTCC Experience Ride:
• Helmets are required at all times.
• Cyclists must obey all traffic laws.
• The Florissant Grange volunteers will be selling breakfast for a small donation to raise money for the updates needed to the Grange Hall building.
• The Boy Scouts will be earning their cycling merit badges.
• MTCC will donate to the National Forest Park Service 5% of the proceeds
• An inaugural patch will be given to the century riders.
• A post ride BBQ hometown lunch will be served by the Florissant Grange Hall volunteers.
“It is our goal to provide riders with a great and memorable ride for all skill levels through the mountains,” said Maresca.
“We want to position our bike club as the “GO TO” club for mountain riding experiences in the Pikes Peak area,” Maresca said. “This initial ride is a big first step.”
Ride sponsorships are still available. Please call 719.687.2489 for information.
More information about the Mountain Top Cycling Club go to http://www.mountaintopcyclingclub.com or call 719 687 2489.
2012 Mountain Top Cycling Club Experience Ride Route map is at this link: http://www.mountaintopcyclingclub.com/
Join or donate to the MS Team: http://www.mountaintopcyclingclub.com/
To become a MTCC member go to: http://www.mountaintopcyclingclub.com/