Triple Bypass Announces 2021 Plan, Returns to Vail


EVERGREEN, Colorado (November 18, 2020) — The Triple Bypass Ride (a Colorado-based cycling event, presented by Team Evergreen) is pleased to announce an exciting development to its legendary course. It will celebrate its 32nd anniversary ending in the iconic and welcoming Town of Vail, CO on August 21st, 2021.

Above the treeline at the Triple Bypass. Photo courtesy Team Evergreen

No stranger to the Triple Bypass Ride, the Town of Vail has historically been the last stop before riders roll into Avon. This year Vail will host nearly 5,000 riders as they cross the finish line and celebrate their accomplishment. The Town of Vail provides excellent lodging and activities should riders wish to extend this event into a vacation.

Hit The ‘Refresh’ Button

The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the nation, so the promoters knew they needed to keep “the spirit of the Triple” but hit that much desired “refresh button” after 2020.

Riders on the annual Triple Bypass Ride, one of Team Evergreen’s major fundraising events. Photo courtesy Team Evergreen

“It’s safe to say we’re all looking for something fresh and new for 2021,” said Jen Barbour, Executive director of Team Evergreen. “In light of that, we’re rolling out some fun twists for all Team Evergreen events. Whether it’s a long-established ride like the Triple Bypass or a first-year umbrella event (such as the Beti Bike Bash or the Co2uT/Desert Gravel race) our goal is to make 2021 better than any year to date.

We navigated a very challenging year with the help of our loyal members, event registrants, sponsors and the cycling community. We were taken aback by the overwhelming support and understanding. It’s time to say ‘thank you’ by knocking 2021 out of the park. The Town of Vail is ready to help us do just that.”

Vail Welcomes Riders

Vail’s Mayor, Dave Chapin added, “We’re so pleased to take part in announcing a new date for the Triple Bypass and to host the finish back in Vail. Cycling has been part of Vail’s fabric for decades and we look forward to welcoming the athletes as they meet up with their friends and families to celebrate completion of this spectacular ride and the beginning of a wonderful experience here in Vail. We are grateful for what will be 32 years of creating memories for riders and supporters alike, and for the fund-raising support this event has provided to deserving non-profits across the state. We look forward to welcoming riders to Vail and to a strong and safe Triple Bypass in 2021.”

Other New Details

In addition to moving the finish line, this year’s Triple Bypass course promises other new details. “Riders will still be promised a gorgeous tour through the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains starting in our team’s namesake city, Evergreen, CO,” Barbour elaborated. “To accommodate varying abilities, we’ll have different distances to choose from in 2021. The standard Triple is 110 miles over Juniper, Loveland and Vail Passes and we’ll also offer a shorter 64 mile Double Bypass leaving from the historic town of Georgetown. Also, for those wanting an extra challenge, we are excited to offer a Gran Fondo timed option on the 110 mile ride. The motto of Team Evergreen is ‘You Belong Here’ and we’re proud to say the 2021 Triple Bypass embodies that.”

General registration for the Triple Bypass will open in early January. Team Evergreen members will have the option of pre-registering in late December. All interested participants can sign up to be notified when registration opens by clicking here to be added to the Triple Bypass e-newsletter.

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  1. How many Handcyclist’s ride your event. I am an adaptive cyclist and ride a handcycle. Is there route I could ride in this event? My average speed is 10 to 15 mph on my rides on the Front Range to Lyons and Boulder from Longmont. I have ridden many Centuries as an able bodied cyclist, but I am now an Adaptive cyclist and now ride four to six times a week. Is there a ride I can participate in your event?


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