Do it for Mike

Speaking of out-exercising, the Death Ride returns to the scenic San Juans on June 8-10. And it’s a good thing the scenery is good – the ride covers 235 miles over three days with 17,000 feet of elevation gain over five mountain passes. (why do you think they call it the “Death Ride?”)

This year marks the 10th anniversary for the ride, which is not just a self-indulgent sufferfest but a fundraiser for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. Even more reason to ride, this year will honor beloved three-time Death Rider Michael Cimbura, who recently lost his battle to ALS.

For those not up for the full ride or still recovering from the Iron Horse, they can do the one-day “Death Ride Challenge” on June 9 – 111 miles from Telluride to Durango.

To register, go to