Our History

The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival began with the cycling boom in 1987. Our objective was – and remains – to offer both recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to participate in a challenging, meticulously organized and well-supported ride. The first year introduced over 1,200 cycling enthusiasts to the spectacular mountain views of Colorado’s Front Range. For years thereafter, the number of riders grew as word spread about the gorgeous courses and the gracious hosts. The event’s steady growth continued with the introduction of the mountain bike ride in 1991. That same year and every year since the Subaru Elephant Rock has attracted more cyclists than any other cycling event in the Rocky Mountain region. The 2017 Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival had over 5,500 riders.

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