JDRF iRide 2018 - JDRF iRide 2018


Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado just 45 minutes north of Denver, Loveland is the perfect base camp for all your Northern Colorado adventures. Hailed as the Gateway to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, Loveland is an ideal location that appeals to all types of cyclists. This Ride will offer multiple route options ranging from 32 to 100 miles of rolling hills and scenic views!

Skirting the Colorado Front Range, this route starts east of Loveland and travels through the downtown area before moving into the country. The route follows many of the same roads used by the USA Pro Challenge professional race while avoiding the major hills. Beautiful views of the Rockies will be off to the west as riders travel on two lane county roads. The high point (literally!) of the ride will be the gradual, and beautiful, climb up Buckhorn Road – followed by a descent and flat to rolling roads back to the finish. Cheerful staff, volunteers, mechanics and fellow riders will be cheering you on the roads, helping you recharge at the rest stops and taking care of any mechanicals you may encounter. This moderately challenging course features rolling hills and several mileage options from 20 to 100 miles, accommodating beginner cyclists and seasoned veterans.

Each fundraising package includes different travel options, some of which may include:
• Round-trip airfare to Loveland via Denver, CO
• Round-trip shuttle from the Denver International Airport to the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO
• Bike shipping to and from Loveland
• Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at host hotel

Please consult the fundraising packages to learn what each package includes.

The host hotel for the JDRF Loveland Ride is the Embassy Suites. Depending on your fundraising package, JDRF covers hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note, private rooms are accommodated based on availability.

Please consult the fundraising packages to see what each package includes.


All fundraising packages include the following meals throughout the Ride weekend:
• Thursday evening Welcome Reception Dinner
• Breakfast Friday-Sunday
• Pre-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Friday evening
• Post-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Saturday evening
After training with our coaches, meeting your fundraising goals and traveling to Loveland, JDRF offers a four-day experience unlike any other.
• Arrive at host hotel.
• Pick up JDRF Ride tech t-shirt and information packet at the JDRF registration booth.
• Attend evening welcome reception, featuring dinner and presentations.
• Course Overview / Mandatory Safety Clinic
• Tune-up ride in the morning
• Free afternoon to explore the area
• Optional afternoon seminars, which may include:
      o  Cycling with T1D
      o  JDRF Research Update
• Pre-ride celebration and awards dinner
Saturday - Ride Day!
• Loveland Ride and finish line party
• Post-Ride celebration dinner

• Breakfast and departures