On Friday, June 11th, Mile High 360 is launching The Mile High Breve Fondo (MHBF) - Everyone is familiar with the Gran Fondo: "The Big Ride" typically involves hundreds of riders, in a mass start, riding distances longer than 75 miles.
The Breve Fondo is a shorter ride and is all about having a great time - it is 7 parts biking and 3 parts happy hour.
The MHBF is a curated set of four rides (see the section on The Rides); each ride is limited to 25 riders, has two ride leaders (think Mari Holden and Michael Carter), is supported, comes with great SWAG, and there are give-aways (think rims, Patagonia duffle bags, and Mt. House retreats) during each ride (We will keep the alcohol for after the ride).
Why are we making such a great ride? Because we can. And, because we want people to have a wonderful time and to feel great about supporting Mile High 360's students. Yes, this is a benefit ride and it is supporting a set of amazing first-generation college-bound students. Specifically, its supporting summer enrichment programming for 70 middle and high school students. It is imperative that our students do not take the summer months "off," because it is understood that doing so only widens the gap between those who eventually attend college and those who do not. Summer is a time to build new knowledge, it is a time to lay the groundwork for the next academic year, and to provide critical support that cannot be fit into the school year. That is what we are supporting.
The registration fee starts at $100 but anyone can choose to register for a higher amount (Choose the amount that is right for you). And, we hope that you decide to do some peer to peer fundraising. It is not mandatory; we just hope that you want to do it because you realize the value of the support. To show our thanks for giving and getting beyond the registration fee, for every $50 you give/get beyond that $100 registration fee, you will get another "raffle" number, therebye increasing your odds of winning a great prize.
Join Mile High 360 on Friday, June 11th, at 1:00pm (two rides in Boulder and two rides in Morrison). There are four rides to choose from...one surely has to be right for you. The longest ride is 55 miles and the shortest ride is 44 miles. Every ride will have a sag-wagon, goodie bags, in-ride prizes, and amazing ride leaders. Check out the "The Rides" to learn more about each of the four rides. And, check back often for updated details, as we will continue to update the website as new swag and prizes are secured.
Happy hour is a state of mind best achieved on two wheels. Normally, we would extend the “party” from on the bike to the bar but with COVID being an issue, all of the reveling will be done on the bikes this year. Anyone can choose to stick around after the ride and enjoy some tasty food and drinks, but we don't want to pressure anyone into it. We will send everyone on his or her way with a bottle of wine to be enjoyed at a later date.
The Make Miles Matter Cycling Series is designed to be fun. There will be no road closures; however, we do not expect to share the road with any cars, as Zwift does not put cars into its virtual routes. In addition to Zwift's local laws regarding traffic impediment, please follow these general rules, if you choose to ride to Lookout Mt or in public:
HELMET USE IS REQUIRED —please wear your helmet and keep your chinstrap buckled.
REMEMBER THAT THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE ON OPEN ROADS. Motorized traffic will be present.
BE PREDICTABLE. Group riding requires more attention than riding alone. Other riders expect you to continue straight ahead at a constant speed unless you indicate differently.
COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER RIDERS AROUND YOU— We don't want this ride to make you a "lazy" rider so call out “on your left” when passing, alert other riders of hazards in the road (eg. “hole, crack, glass” etc); call out “car back” when appropriate.
OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS. Stop at stop signs and lights.
OBEY COURSE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND FRIENDLY TO ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS. This is supposed to be fun.