Suffer Better Ride n’ Tie

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May 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Suffer Better Ride n’ Tie

12102 S Elk Creek Rd

Pine CO, 80470


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Entry Fee $70
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $70
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 20M

Type: Ride & Tie

Participant Limit: 120

Starting Elevation: 8215

High Point: 9410

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2021


Grab a partner and join the fun!

When the first ride and tie was organized, back in 1971, to promote Levi Strauss of all things, it involved two trail runners and a horse, completing a 20-100-mile course, with the team members alternating running and riding. While ride and ties, two runners and a horse, are still offered, the two runners and a mountain bike option has also entered the scene, though they are not all that common. Our 2nd Annual Suffer Better Ride ‘n Tie is of the Run ‘n Mountain Bike variety; we just don’t know that many horses. And rather than have the team determine when and where the transitions take place, we will have designated transition spots, where the runner switches to the bike and the rider becomes the runner. Each segment will be approximately 5 miles, the total course measuring 20 miles, with 3 distinct transition points. The team will start together and finish only when both the runner and rider cross the final finish line.

Teams can be all male, all female, or co-ed. We’ll be giving awards to the top team in each category.

Our new Ride ‘n Tie will take place on the beautiful run and ride-friendly trails at Staunton State Park, with the start and finish at the Mason Creek parking lot.


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 14, 2022

Held on May 15, 2021

Event Results