Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour sold to an affiliate of Gannett USA Today.

The internationally acclaimed Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour, founded by the Denver Post in 1986, was sold to an affiliate of Gannett USA Today.

Ventures Endurance Events has acquired the cycling tour of the Denver Post Community Foundationaccording to a press release from Gannett Ventures Endurance.

“Ride The Rockies has a strong tradition as one of the nation’s premier cycling events,” said Brad Scudder, senior vice president of development, USA Today Network Ventures. “We look forward to continuing the legacy of this great event while continuing to support its host communities.”

Ventures Endurance Events’ has a growing portfolio of cycling events, including the Register’s annual Big Bike Ride through Iowa — the world’s largest multi-day bike ride, according to the release.

Ride The Rockies welcomes more than 2,000 cyclists from across the country and around the world each year, who pedal 60 to 80 miles a day for six days, supporting nonprofits that help Coloradans in communities, cities and cities hosting RTR cycling events. the RTR Tour 2021, covered 418 miles in six days in southern Colorado with 28,484 feet of elevation gain. Over the years, nearly 50 localities in Colorado have benefited from the fundraising race.

“We’ve had the honor of producing this great event for over 35 years and now look forward to its next chapter under the accomplished leadership and expertise of the Venture Endurance Events team,” said Tracy Ulmer, President and CEO of the Denver Post community. Foundation.

A purchase price for RTR was not disclosed.

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