When Wally Dallenbach first started the Colorado 500 in 1975, he had no way of knowing how many people his ride would touch. Wally intended for the ride to be a challenge to participants and also an opportunity to raise awareness and support for trails preservation, to support area youth, and fund other important community organizations. He succeeded mightily!
The 2020 event was canceled and postponed to celebrate the 45th Annual Colorado 500 Charity Invitational Ride in 2021. A lot has changed since 1975, but Wally and the Colorado 500 have changed with the times and our riders are true “trail ambassadors.”
It's all of these things that make the Colorado 500 a great event and a class act.