The 2014 Worst Day
of the Year Ride!

Join us for the 2014
L'Eroica Bike Race

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The Leroica Junction to Glenwood Vintage

Bicycle Race - Presented by US Bank


Join Us For A 4th Annual Time Warp! 
**102 Miles In The Knicker **
May 17, 2014


We are recreating a 1899-1915 Grand Junction 102 mile bicycle race from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs, CO. We have researched the history of the ride and included as many of the original elements of the race as possible.

2012 Ride Year Book -- Press It.

Ride to Glenwood in period athletic dress, meet family along the way, banquet, stay at the Hotel Denver, Swim in the Glenwood Pool. We'll be taking the train back to GJ.

Riders with any attire and any bike are welcome to participate. The route is beautiful!!! This is a long race - 102 miles. "This ride is not one for riders with a weak constitution. To keep your knickers from gettin' all up in a wad, -Train after signin' up!"

Points Race: Points will be awarded for authenticity based on the technology of the bike and the attire worn. Example: even though a participant comes in last, because he/she chose to ride a single speed 1958 bike and wore knickers and a wool cap he/she may place first as 'The Hero' of Grand Junction.         

      Register:  By May 10th, 2014



2014 Leroica Registration Form

Route:  Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs - the original Midland Trail Rail Route early 1900's, 90 miles of pavement and 12 miles of dirt, going through Palisade, Plateau City, Colbran, Silt, and Newcastle. You must be 18 or older to participate


Ride and Evening Awards Banquet-  $70.00 per rider   (Includes historic photo finish.)

Extra Mouths For Banquet - $25.00 per head.

Options that you need to book yourself:

Hotel Denver Overnight - $100.00 - $180.00    We blocked off 20 rooms "Leroica" is the key word.  Deadline is TBD.


Glenwood Pool Pass From Hotel Denver- $18.00                    (Guests of Hotel Denver get a reduced rate.)

Train Tickets back to GJ (1 pm next day) -$25.00 each.                   (You can put bike on train) 1-800-872-7245


Ride Photographer-


Shuttle to GJ from Glenwood (morning of race):

Canyon Rentals ($25.00 with bike) 970-945-8904

Miss Prissy's Stop n Gobble.


Complete with a privy for you boys

that ate too much watermelon.





Click Points Card For Point Options.

Click Here For The

L'Eroica Route Map

Tweed Training Rides

Training rides for Leroica,

TBD 2014

 A good way to test your get up.

All rides leave from

Brown Cycles and end with food.


2013 Race Results

The 2013 Race Results Are In.

Press The Button Above

For Braggin' Rights

(Note the 1917 dot-matrix font)


Hotel Denver - Sponsor Hotel For Leroica 2014

20% Off Room Rate May 17th If You Mention "Leroica Historic Bicycle Race" - RSVP Early.