Rider Information

Rider Check-In

If you met your minimum fundraising amount by June 24, your packet was automatically mailed to you. Bring this packet with your wristband, helmet stickers and bike plate to the tour, and you can bypass rider check-in. If you forget anything or need to pick up your packet at the tour, please visit us:

Friday, July 19, 4–8 p.m. – Copper Conference Center (upper level)

Saturday, July 20, 5:30–7:30 a.m. – Copper Conference Center (upper level). Check-in will be located at the Information Tent in Eagle’s Landing after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Wristband and Helmet Stickers

In your mailed packet or at on-site check-in, you will receive your wristband and helmet stickers. Your wristband will act as your tour ID and meal ticket for breakfast (at Copper) and lunch (on-route Saturday ,Finish Line Lunch at Copper on Sunday). Your helmet stickers are required to be affixed to your helmet while on route. Please wear your wristband for the duration of the tour. Should you lose your wristband or have it become detached, please visit Courage Classic check-in to receive a replacement (photo ID is required to replace your wristband). Replacements will be at the information tent after check-in is closed.

Rider Bike Plate

NEW THIS YEAR, the bike plates are equipped with a RFID chip. This will help us know who is on route. There will be 8-10 points on route for us to gather the most accurate rider information. This will not be used to track riders’ timing and information will not be available to the public. The new plate must be attached to the front of the bike bars and cannot be bent. The combination of these three items helps the Courage Classic team determine a rider’s approximate location while on route. They also add a level of safety to the known location of riders. This allows for faster response times for rider support. These are tools that ensure our safety standards are met and all riders are required to wear their wristband, helmet stickers, and bike plate.

Team Photos

Check with your team captain for your team photo time. You will be notified by email when they are posted with a link to download.

Rules of the Road

Cycling safely and considerately is vital to ensuring the safety of other riders as well as your enjoyment of the tour. The future of cycling events in Colorado depends on your cooperation with the rules below. Courage Classic is a tour conducted on roads with vehicular traffic. Roads include both marked and unmarked hazards. Though we go to great lengths to make the ride as safe as possible, always remember that safety is your responsibility and follow these rules when riding:

  • Courage Classic is a tour, not a race. We welcome riders of all skill levels, including families with small children. Please be aware and considerate of others throughout the route.
  • Wear a helmet at all times: NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Wear Tour provided wristband, bike plate and helmet stickers.
  • Carry ID and relevant medical information.
  • Headphones and ear buds are prohibited.
  • Rules of the road apply; cyclists have the same rights and duties as drivers of other vehicles.
  • Ride single file where necessary, with a maximum of two abreast when conditions allow; do not impede traffic.
  • Ride as far right as reasonable.
  • Obey all traffic lights, signs and regulations.
  • Pass on the left only, and announce your presence with “Passing,”“Hello,” or “On your left.” Do not pass if you see a double yellow line.
  • Use hand signals to indicate any road hazards, stops, slowing, right and left turns.
  • Pack snacks, water and weather gear.
  • Respect other riders, volunteers, host communities, motorists, pedestrians, law enforcement and the environment.

Please note: We reserve the right to close the route at any time due to weather, safety or other emergencies. If you are riding with children, please review our helmet rules and sag wagon information.

Tour Support

Medical Attention

If you feel dizzy, sore, excessively tired or if you have an injury, medical volunteers are available at all aid stations, along the route as biking and motor medics, and at the finish line. Medical volunteers offer basic first-aid services. For more severe injuries, they are in contact with emergency medical services. If you need acetaminophen or ibuprofen, please bring it with you on your ride or be prepared to sign a release at the aid station.

Aid Stations

Aid stations are located throughout the route. Check your route map for exact locations. Each aid station is staffed by volunteers and will offer food, hydration and bathrooms, as well as medical and mechanical support. Please keep your bike off the side of the road when stopping.

Sag Wagons

If you (and your bike) need a lift up a hill, to the next aid station or to the finish line, sag wagons (vans with bike racks) are located throughout the route each day. To catch a ride, you will need to be on a road (versus a bike path) or at an aid station. Pull your bike off the road to a safe spot, and flag down the approaching sag van.

Please note: Riders with e-bikes,* trailers and tandem bikes may wait longer for a sag van due to space limitations. Riders with children who need a car seat are required to wait for our van outfitted with car seats.

*Class 1 e-bikes are permitted on Courage Classic routes, except on certain Vail paths accessed by our 79-mile and 42-mile routes on Saturday (12-mile route is not affected).

The sag wagon stop before Vail Pass has a high volume of need, so your patience is appreciated. Sag wagons at this location transport riders to the top of Vail Pass (Black Lakes Aid Station), not to Copper Mountain. From there, riders can choose to complete the ride or wait for another sag van to take them to Copper Mountain

Bicycle Repairs

Mechanics from sponsoring bike shops are at the start line and aid stations along the route to help riders with bike repairs. If a fix requires a fee, please coordinate directly with the bike shop for payment. Be sure to thank your mechanic for supporting Courage Classic!

Medical Service