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Travel Guide: Ride with VeloNews in Boulder

The VeloNews tour, organized by Cognoscenti, is the ultimate way to experience Boulder, Colorado's perfect riding and great restaurants.

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We have 2 spots left! Come ride with VeloNews editors and current and former pro’s including; Timmy Duggan, Craig Lewis, Lachlan Morton, Gus Morton, Lucas Euser, and Will Frischkorn.

You know these roads from old photos of the Coors Classic, or current shots of pros like Taylor Phinney and Peter Sagan out on training rides, or from simply reading about them over the years. You start a mile above sea level and point your bike up, past old Rocky Mountain mining outposts and small towns where you can stop for a slice of pie and views of the Continental Divide. You’ll ride like a pro but eat much better, then sleep, beautifully tired, at the most luxurious hotel in town.

Each of the Colorado-based tours run by Cognoscenti showcases the cultural contrasts of the area in and around Boulder, home to VeloNews’s world headquarters. It’s a city that is both one of the premier culinary locales in the United States and one of the foremost riding destinations on the planet. It sits on the edge of the American West, its borders marked by canyons and gold mines and its interior flush with flavor and refinement.

Each August, Cognoscenti partners with VeloNews for one trip that combines pro-level logistical support and professional riders as tour guides with our editors’ local knowledge and behind-the-scenes access. It is an unmatched, thoroughly Colorado experience.

More information on the VeloNews tour >>

August 19-23

$4,950 ($4,700 early bird pricing before February 29) Add a non-riding guest for $2,950

The itinerary takes in the best climbs in Boulder, including hidden roads and loops known only to locals and an optional day to the top of the 14,000-foot Mount Evans, the highest paved road in North America. Each ride is led by professional riders and VeloNews staffers.

Lunches are either catered by Cured, a gourmet shop owned by former Tour de France pro Will Frischkorn, or hosted at Salto, which sits about 3,000 feet above Boulder. Dinners take place at the restaurants that have led to Boulder being named America’s foodiest town by outlets like Bon Appetit. Those include the James Beard Award-winning Frasca. Rides are further supplied by Boulder-based Skratch Labs.

The St. Julien Hotel & Spa is Boulder’s finest hotel.

– Full Cognoscenti kit, worth $500, packed in a custom rain bag
– Full, professional sag support on every ride
– A professional photographer to document your time in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains
- Evening education sessions with cycling luminaries