Courage Classic News and Updates

Posted: July 17, 2024

Notice: Construction on US 24

CDOT will be resurfacing US 24 from approximately mile marker 147 to 158 (Camp Hale to Minturn) with an asphalt leveling course and overlay. Here is more information from our partners at CDOT:

Cyclists participating in the 2024 Courage Classic cycling event can expect existing asphalt to have cracks and potholes as resurfacing and asphalt operations have not yet started. New guardrail and minor shoulder widening exist sporadically along the right shoulder between MP 147 to 156. Milled operations and uneven surfaces can be expected in the following locations:

  • From milepost 147.1 (Cross Creek/Maloit Park Rd) to milepost 148.5 alternating lane closures
  • 100 ft stretch uneven milled surface eastbound and westbound lane (towards Leadville) at milepost 149.6
  • 100 ft stretch uneven milled surface eastbound and westbound lane (towards Minturn) at milepost 151.9
  • 100 ft stretch uneven milled surface eastbound and westbound lane (towards Minturn) at milepost 152.4
  • Milling operations at Green Bridge Deck (Red Cliff) eastbound and westbound lanes at milepost 153.6

Work on the project includes surface treatment, 2.5” HMA mill and overlay, pavement markings, and delineation on US 24 south of Minturn (MP 147 to MP 158). Once complete, the project will improve drivability for motorists and provide safer conditions for pedestrians and individuals including bicyclists.

There will not be any active construction or lane closures during the tour on July 20 or 21. This only impacts Copper Loop Riders. Learn more at https://givechildrensco.org/minturn24.

Posted: July 15, 2024

Courage Classic Fundraising update
Fundraising Update

Facebook Fundraisers Active Again!

We’re excited to share that any Facebook fundraisers connected to our page are now working again after being paused recently. We are grateful for your support and patience as we worked to resolve this issue with Meta support. If you continue to run into any problems with your Facebook fundraisers, please let us know.

2024 Courage Classic Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 19

4-8 p.m. – Rider and Volunteer Check-in (Upper Level Conference Center)

Happy Hour (Jack’s Slopeside Grill; your wristband earns you one drink ticket)

Mechanical Support (outside Conference Center)

5:30-8 p.m. – Volunteer Dinner (Friday volunteers only; Lower Level Conference Center)

SATURDAY, JULY 20

5:30-7:30 a.m. – Rider and Volunteer Check-in (Upper Level Conference Center) Check-in will be located at the Information Tent in Eagle’s Landing after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

5:30-8 a.m. – Rider and Volunteer Breakfast (Jack’s Slopeside Grill)

5:30-10:30 a.m. –Volunteers report to assigned location.

6-9 a.m. – Tour Start Times (Start/Finish Line located in Eagle’s Landing):

Copper Loop riders: on course by 6 a.m.

Vail Pass riders: on course by 8 a.m.

Family Route riders: on course by 9 a.m.

9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Rider Lunch: Lunch is included in your registration fee and your route map will indicate your lunch location. The lunch stations are available for riders only. Family Ride – Lunch will be available in Copper Mountain this year from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

12-5 p.m. – Finish Line Activities

3-5 p.m. – Finish Line Celebration (Eagle’s Landing)

5-5:30 p.m. – Program: Children’s Hospital Colorado and Foundation joins us on stage in Eagle’s Landing to celebrate YOU!

6-8 p.m. – Volunteer Dinner (Jack’s Slopeside Grill)

SUNDAY, JULY 21

5:30-8 a.m. – Rider and Volunteer Breakfast (Jack’s Slopeside Grill, Conference Center)

Check-in will be located at the Information Tent in Eagle’s Landing after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

6-10:30 a.m. –Volunteers report to assigned location.

6-9 a.m. – Tour Start Times (Start/Finish Line located in Eagle’s Landing):

Loveland Pass riders: on course by 6 a.m.

Keystone riders: on course by 8 a.m.

Family Route riders: on course by 9 a.m.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Finish Line Activities/Lunch/Tour Finish. Lunch will be available for all riders and volunteers with a wristband in Jack’s Slopeside Grill. Also available for purchase.

How-To: Helmet Sticker, Wristband, Bike Plate, and Bib

Copper Mountain Summer Pass

Your family can enjoy some summer fun while you are at Copper Mountain for Courage Classic and make a difference for kids!

This July, a portion of proceeds from any Summer Activity Pass will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Passes include unlimited scenic chairlift rides, a ride on the Rocky Mountain Coaster, and more! Get an individual or family pass today!

Contact us

Connect with us about the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour at courageclassic@childrenscoloradofoundation.org or 720-777-7499.