RIDefor you




For over a decade, cyclists from across the country have gathered together to enjoy some of the most scenic cycling in the world at the Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride. Riders test their mettle on an incomparable route in support the Just for Kids Foundation. Since 2001, JFK has donated over $1.45M to kids organizations in the San Miguel River Watershed. Riders earn a ticket for every $100 raised for a chance to win the JFK Raffle grand prize: a custom-built MOOTS road or mountain bike.


From the Beautiful Mountains of Telluride to the Spectacular Desert Landscape of Gateway, CO

The incredibly scenic Mountains to the Desert course provides ample opportunity for some fantastic photographs. Click here to view images of rides gone by. Pictures from the 2014 M2D and Telluride200 will be posted following the event.

With options from 70 to 200 miles, we've got the perfect route for you. Your first century ride? We have one with a descending profile. Up for a double century with a rise of 11,187 vertical feet? We've got that too.

Registration is open. This is a sell-out ride.

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in one of the most beautiful cycling tours in Colorado.

Every $100 Raised for the Just for Kids Foundation is MATCHED by the Carstens Family Foundation and earns you a chance to win one of many amazing prizes, including the GRAND PRIZE: a custom-built, handcrafted MOOTS! 

Moots has been a proud supporter of the Just for Kids Foundation and the Mountains to the Desert Ride from the very beginning. Annually since 2004, Moots has donated a custom-built road or mountain bike each year as incentive for riders to fundraise as much as they can.

Will this be your lucky year?

help others - win a moots!


Situated on the San Miguel River at the base of the world famous Telluride Ski Resort, the Hotel Columbia is the perfect home base for your family summer paradise retreat or winter Telluride ski vacation. The hotel is proud to host Telluride's premiere restaurant, the Cosmopolitan. Our hotel delivers a new benchmark of personalized service with attention to every detail before, during, and after your stay. You will enjoy Telluride lodging at its finest in our hotel rooms and penthouse. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our spirit of hospitality in the Rocky Mountains.


Providing guided and vehicle-supported road and mountain tours through some of the wildest, most stunning and inaccessible areas in the American West.



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Confirmed! Jan Ullrich & Scott Mercier will ride with M2d

  LIZARD HEAD CYCLING GUIDES is bringing the Tour de France Champion as part of Lizard Head

  Cycling’s Moab Road & MTB bike tour from 9.15 - 9.20.2014. Space on the tour is still available to ride for

  a week with Jan Ullrich and Lizard Head Cycling. Olympian, former pro-cyclist and Telluride High School

  graduate, Mercier is coming home to support JFK. Limited registrations remain for M2DTelluride 200.


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