The 32nd Triple Bypass ride in Colorado, USA is getting on board with the growing global Gran Fondo movement.
On Sunday, July 12 riders will compete for gran fondo KOM/QOM titles up 7000′ of epic Colorado Rocky Mountain climbs – Vail, Loveland and Juniper. Riders with the lowest cumulative time up all three climbs will be crowned KOM/QOM champion.
The Triple Bypass gran fondo is a point-to-point event starting in Avon and finishing in Evergreen 120-miles and three climbs later.
Be forewarned though, the climbs are neither short, nor easy.
The competition starts on 8.7 mile Vail Pass with 1919′ vertical climbing on grades up to 13% and tops out at a lung busting 10616′ elevation.
It does not get easier on 11990′ Loveland Pass where riders will climb 2390′ to the summit in just over 7.7 miles. Even though the ride is in July snow is still a possibility.
The final test comes on Juniper Pass (11,020′) where riders will add on another 2700′ of climbing across 10.6 miles.
In total, the gran fondo competition is 27-miles with 7000′ climbing – all between 8000′ and 12000′ in elevation.
The Triple Bypass sells out every year and 2020 general registration starts Wednesday, January 1st at 12:00:00 AM MST.