Elephant Rock Cycling Festival 2014 ‘Best Year Yet’
According to Scot Harris, the director of the Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, the past weekend event was “one of the best yet.” Cyclist from all over the Denver area gathered to partake in the event that has been a part of the community for 27 years.
The event was held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock with live music during a beautiful day. “This year it looks like about 6,500 riders which is kind of right in the range,” Harris said in the recent article. “We’ve had as many as 7,800, and last year were at 7,000. Although our numbers weren’t as big as they have been, this was absolutely the best.”
Biking is a big part of the Denver area, and the event brings together people of all ages. Music and an Italian lunch were served to the participants, as well as attendees.
Cyclist had the option to ride 32-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile courses, and there was an option for an eight mile course designed for families with kids. “It was not a race,” Harris said in the article. “We try to create a course for cyclists of all ages and abilities. It has kind of become a little bit of an institution for the cycling community.”
Elephant Rock is a popular place for Castle Rock residents, bringing all sorts of outdoor activities for people to enjoy year round. Recognized as the beginning of the biking season, the course is a jumping off event that prepares bikers for future activities around the community.