Royal 50 Mountain Bike Race

Royal 50 Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, September 22, 2018  @  8:00 AM


4218 County Road 3A, Royal Gorge Park, Canon City, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Registration is now CLOSED.



Fremont Adventure Recreation is proud and excited to announce the Royal Gorge Region's first ever mountain bike race - The Royal 50. This epic ride, which will take place on the newest jewel in Cañon City's crown - the Royal Gorge Park Trails - takes you across singletrack trails that offer flowy fun and technical challenges. Choose a 50-mile course (Expert category) or the 20-mile course (Sport category). 

The Royal Gorge Park Trails are located just outside of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. The trails offer stunning panoramic views of the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas River Valley, and the distant Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We suggest you ride first and stare later. 

Your ceremonial start and finish is located on the bridge itself, and you'll be treated to a post-ride festival within the park grounds. Spectators, family members, and friends will be invited to purchase a discounted park ticket during the registration process. 


 T Shirt

 Goody Bag , value: $25.00

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks





Course description:

From a “ceremonial” start at the Royal Gorge Bridge, riders will then enter a rolling start at the Park’s parking lot. They will follow 1.7 miles of paved road toward the East Ridge Campground. Following dirt road back to CR3A, riders will head toward the Elk Horn Picnic Loop, where they will then join singletrack at the Overlook Trail. Just over 15 miles of singletrack remain for the first loop. Riders registered for the Gorgeous 20 will complete the loop and finish at the Canyon Rim trailhead. Riders registered for the Royal 50 pass the trailhead / aid station and complete two more loops of 14.5 miles for a total of 50 miles. All riders will complete their race at the trailhead, but are encouraged to ride back through the Royal Gorge Park and across the Royal Gorge Bridge to the south rim Festival Area.

Course maps:

 Royal 50 / Gorgeous 20  

Directions to start:

You’ll begin your ride on the famed Royal Gorge Bridge – spanning .25 miles of the Royal Gorge and 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River. This ceremonial .5-mile start will end with a rolling start to the race at the Parks’ parking lot.

Awards info:

Age category awards - 1st-3rd - will be given in the following categories: 

Royal 50 -

Expert Category, Ages 15-20

Expert Category, Ages 21-30

Expert Category, Ages 31-40

Expert Category, Ages 41-50

Expert Category, Ages 51+


Gorgeous 20

Sport Category, Ages 15-20

Sport Category, Ages 21-30

Sport Category, Ages 31-40

Sport Category, Ages 41-50

Sport Category, Ages 51+

Additional info

Those who have family members attending the race may wish to pre-purchase tickets to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park for a discounted rate ($17).

Packet pickup:

Packet pickup will be on Friday, September 21st from 5:00-7:30 pm. It will be held at the Fremont Center for the Arts at 505 Macon Avenue. This will also be the final opportunity to register, as there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Registration info:

All riders will recieve chip timing, course support and aid stations, admittance to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, and a Royal 50 t-shirt. Also included is a lunch voucher.



Registration is now CLOSED.