Why Ride?

You'll make a difference.
SOS inspires 5,000+ youth nationwide through adventure sports, adult mentoring, and community engagement, but we cannot do it without you.

When you ride for SOS, you bolster youth confidence and leadership capabilities, help ignite a passion for the outdoors, and support their paths to personal and academic success.
We know that there are many rides to choose from. By riding for SOS know, please know your participation changes lives.

You'll be riding with the pros.
Cruise alongside the Colorado and Eagle Rivers with Olympic Gold Medal cyclist Tyler Hamilton, 3x Boston Marathon winner Uta Pippig OR take to Beaver Creek Mountain with XTERRA World Champion Josiah Middaugh!

No matter which course you choose, all riders will have the chance to meet and greet these distinguished athletes at the Festival Finish After Party at Beaver Creek Landing! For an intimate opportunity to meet Tyler and Uta, secure your VIP registration which includes VIP kickoff Friday night at the Dusty Boot in Beaver Creek. All event proceeds benefit SOS Outreach, a nonprofit committed to fostering successful futures for youth through outdoor adventures and positive adult mentorship.

The views are endless...
...and riders will enjoy some of Colorado’s most scenic landscapes. The traditional River Ride offers loops from Beaver Creek Resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers, including the famous hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road, with multiple routes to suit each rider’s ability including a 100 mile, 68 mile, and 42 mile option. OR join in the 2nd annual Roadhouse Mountain Bike Ride for those riders who would prefer exploring the trails of Beaver Creek instead. Whatever option you choose, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Colorado and Eagle rivers or Beaver Creek mountain vistas.

You'll be fully supported.
The River Ride is the premier summer riding event in the Vail Valley. As a fully-supported ride, there will be aid stations dispersed throughout the race fully stocked with food, beverages, repair kits and mechanics to keep every rider going, and there will be SAG drivers offering vehicle support throughout the entirety of the course. Professional photographers will also be dispersed throughout the ride to capture all riders in action.

Read more about the joy of the Ride here. Watch the following video for a taste of the difference you are making in their lives.