The Ride

Join the Bike for Backpacks team at the 31st Annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival offers recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to participate in a community bike ride featuring gorgeous views of Colorado’s majestic Front Range.

This year’s Elephant Rock ride includes a variety of routes that cater to any type of bicycle enthusiast; whether you’re an avid cyclist or a beginner, this is your chance to have fun, enjoy some beautiful scenery, and help support our local Denver community.

The CE Shop Foundation’s Bike for Backpacks team is raising funds for school-aged backpack programs in cooperation with Food for Thought. All funds raised through our Elephant Rock registration and fundraising directly benefit our adopted Denver Public School, Marie L. Greenwood Academy. Our goal is for 50+ riders to join the Bike for Backpacks team!

Members of the Bike for Backpacks team can choose from five different rides ranging from 8 to 100 miles. Click on the video below to learn more about The CE Shop Foundation’s cause and Marie L. Greenwood Academy.



How to get involved

You must register for the Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival directly on the Elephant Rock website. To register as a part of the Bike for Backpacks team and support local school-aged backpack programs, follow these simple steps.
  1. Click the button below to be redirected to the registration page
  2. Under “Registrations,” select “Teams”
  3. Under “Teams,” select “Join a Team”
  4. In the search box, type in “Bike for Backpacks.” M. McAllister will be listed as the team captain
  5. Click Join
  6. Then, select one of the following ride choices:
    • 8 Mile Family Ride
    • 27 Mile Gravel Course
    • 40 Mile
    • Metric Century – 62 Mile
    • Century – 100 Mile
  7. Complete your registration and proceed through checkout


Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email, along with a link to your Crowdrise fundraising page. This page will allow you to promote the Bike for Backpacks cause and hopefully raise at least $100 for The CE Shop Foundation. All funds go directly to Marie L. Greenwood Academy in Denver, Colorado.

Bike for Backpacks team captains Michael McAllister and Virgil Seibold will be hosting a pre-event team kick-off party in advance of the event. Stay tuned for details!