Stage 2

presented by ASSOS USA

2020 Stage 2 Recap from Garden of the Gods

Day Two: Friday, September 25, 2020


50 miles (38 miles timed), 5500 feet of elevation

Day two will start at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post and head up one of the area's most popular dirt climbs, Rampart Range Road.  This will be the least technical day of the week as riders head up Rampart Range, take a right down Rainbow Gulch and follow the Rampart Reservoir singletrack counter-clockwise around the lake.  Beautiful views of Pikes Peak over the fall colors of the aspens around Rampart Reservoir will make for an amazing autumn ride.  The riders will cross the dam on the east side of the lake and continue on the singletrack on the north side before climbing back to Rampart Range Road and heading back to Colorado Springs.  Timing ends at the overlook (around mile 39) and riders will coast back down Rampart Range (with amazing views of the Garden of the Gods) to the start line. 

Course Preview

The first in a 4-part series of in-depth course previews from Circa Real Estate Group, this short video takes us up Rampart Range to get a feel for Day 2.

Course Overview

Download the .gpx file from Strava

Map of Stage 2 Course
Map courtesy of Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

Location & Parking Details

Map Address

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
324 Beckers Lane
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Stage 2 Parking at Garden of the Gods Trading Post


Time Event
7:40 AM Wave staging begins
8:00 AM First wave starts
8:20 AM Approximate departure of last rider from start line
11:00 AM Approximate arrival of top riders at finish line (30-minute coast back to start line)
11:20 AM Cutoff time for last rider to make it to Aid Station 2 (mile 19.4)
12:30 PM Podium ceremony at start line for 1st place male and female riders
2:45 PM Approximate arrival of last riders on course to finish line