Day 1 is finally decided and it is August 31! We will start at dawn and head to Boulder. From there it is a steady climb to Nederland where we swap road bikes for mountain bikes and head over the 4th of July Road. A tough steady climb past the ghost town of Eldora and down onto the shores of Lake Granby. From there the ride heads west to Kremmling then north to Steamboat Springs over the tought Rabbit Ears Pass.
This will be the hardest day of the ride so it will be good to get it out-of-the-way early.