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Old 03-03-12, 05:03 PM   #1
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Ride The Rockies Question

Greetings,
We received word yesterday that my wife was accepted in the RTR lottery, but I wasn't. This is our first time trying to get into this event. I know that selected riders have until May to let RTR know whether they are planning to ride the event. Is there any way to get in the event once the selection process is completed? I know that people sell their Triple Bypass entrances on Craig's list, etc. Is that also common for RTR?

Thanks in advance for any info!

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Old 03-03-12, 07:24 PM   #2
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You should contact them directly. There was a way to register as a group or club, so that it was all-or-none acceptance, so they may or may not take pity on you. I'm pretty sure the RTR registrations are not resell-able. Triple Bypass registrations, by the way, are transferable some years, and some years not.

FWIW, Bicycle Tour of Colorado doesn't sell out. It's not as nice a route this year as RTR, but it's not terrible, and it's logistically much easier. The other tour,
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Thanks Valygrl. I sent them an email, but not expecting to hear anything back until sometime next week.
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Hey - looks like I forgot to finish my sentence -- i was going to say, there's another tour in CO as well - http://www.crmbt.com/route.html - haven't done this one yet but it looks pretty appealing. I have done most of this year's route on other trips, and it is very very good.
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Hi Valygrl. Thanks for the information on the other tour. I had never heard of this one. It looks really good. I have been in Colorado for two years and have spent most of my time riding around north Boulder. I have never done any of the climbs on this tour. Really does look interesting.

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Cool Dr.B., glad to help! That is a really good route, and a really good time of year for it (better than the early June of RTR). The tour company is relatively new - maybe 4-5 years - and there's no buzz about it yet. I think it's smaller, and marketed towards the stronger cyclist that RTR used to be (RTR has upped the game a bit recently).
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I have not done RTR before so I cannot comment on that. I did BTC a couple of years ago and it was good. We are planning on doing CRMBT this year.

I'd never heard of the CRMBT ride before until last year when we were riding our bikes around town here (Grand Junction) and saw some of the crmbt riders. We followed them to where they were headed on what was the last day of the tour. If we had heard about that tour a few weeks before we would have signed up and done it. It started and finished just about at our doorstep.

August is a good time to ride in the San Juan Mtns and the route looks good. I've talked to some regular riders of CRMBT and they
really like it. Also corresponded with admin at CRMBT about some concerns we had and they seemed eager to help us. It's a small mom and pop organization and has under 500 riders.
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Thanks for the response to my questions about RTR

Thanks again for all of the responses to my question. To finish this thread I wanted to say that we recently received an email from RTR stating that they were working with couples where one was accepted and the other was not accepted and they thought they would be able to get us all into the event. We finally heard the other day that they had made accommodations and that I had been accepted into RTR. I'm really happy with the change and with the event staffs' willingness to work with us on this. I guess I better get on my bike!

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I have not done RTR before so I cannot comment on that. I did BTC a couple of years ago and it was good. We are planning on doing CRMBT this year.

I'd never heard of the CRMBT ride before until last year when we were riding our bikes around town here (Grand Junction) and saw some of the crmbt riders. We followed them to where they were headed on what was the last day of the tour. If we had heard about that tour a few weeks before we would have signed up and done it. It started and finished just about at our doorstep.

August is a good time to ride in the San Juan Mtns and the route looks good. I've talked to some regular riders of CRMBT and they
really like it. Also corresponded with admin at CRMBT about some concerns we had and they seemed eager to help us. It's a small mom and pop organization and has under 500 riders.
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Glad to hear that you were able to get in RTR! Hope you have a great time. Post pictures.

Some friends of mine are doing RTR also.
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