Essentials to Bring:

  • A competitive nature combining your skills of Ingenuity and Teamwork, Endurance and GRIT
  • A desire to experience the Magic of the Rockies.

What is the 10-Day Summit Challenge Motorcycle Tour?

  • The 10-Day Summit Challenge Motorcycle Tour is an all-inclusive competition. 20 riders in teams of 2 – 4 riders will journey to predetermined map locations. The locations will be provided in the Summit Challenge Book of Clues.
  • The ride is split into 10 days of physical and mental challenges. Rider teams will decipher clues, navigate themselves in the Western Half of Colorado reaching into Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico and work as a coordinated team. Riders will interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges and vie for prizes provided by Sponsors of the Women’s Motorcycle Summit.

The Tour will:

  • Split into 10 days of riding from north of the Wyoming/Colorado Border, west to the Utah/Colorado border and south to the New Mexico/Colorado Border.
  • 3 days centered in the Ouray, Colorado area for the Women’s Motorcycle Summit.
  • A physical and mental challenge.
  • A challenge which requires participants to decipher clues, navigate themselves over the entire region of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and work as a team. They will interact with locals, and vie for prizes provided by Sponsors of the Summit Challenge.

Where will we be riding?

  • Many of the Rocky Mountain Peaks including but not limited to:
    • Independence Pass, Monarch Pass, Snowy Mountain Pass, Cameron Pass, Wolf Creek Pass and San Juan Peaks
  • Colorado’s Most Scenic Highways including but not limited to:
    • Trail Ridge Pass, Million Dollar Highway, Grand Mesa Scenic ByWay and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in its entirety

Accommodations?

Soothe sore muscles at the best Hot springs the Rocky Mountains have to offer including:

  • Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – Saratoga, Wyoming
  • Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs – Ouray, Colorado
  • Springs Resort – Pagosa Springs, Colorado
  • Entire schedule TBA

You will attend the 3-Day Women’s Motorcycle Summit (WMS) June 9, 10, & 11, 2016. Enjoy your accommodations at the Base Camp at Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs with the women of the WMS.

What is the Women’s Motorcycle Summit?

Enthusiastic women who love to ride motorcycles, meeting other women who share their passion including:

  • The woman who rides behind her partner.
  • The woman who rides her own motorcycle.
  • The woman who would love to learn to ride but hasn’t taken the leap.

Why Attend the Women’s Motorcycle Summit?

  • The women from the WMS will be riding their own Summit Challenge!
  • You will meet other women from across the globe who love to ride motorcycles.
  • PLUS:
    • EXCLUSIVE INVITATION to participate in The SHSC Foundation Calendar Contest – A Charitable Project!
    • Have a blast, at the GIRLS OUT WEST FEST BLOCK PARTY featuring Bikes, Blues, Brews, & Tattoos all in One Location filled with authentic turn-of-the-century charm.
  • THE BONUS: THE FILMING OF RIDERS ON THE STORM – AN INTRIGUING AND EXCITING MOVIE – SET FOR RELEASE SPRING OF 2017!

How does my team win the Summit Challenge?
Teams will progressively accumulate points over the 10-days of riding. The Prizes will be announced.

What do I need to know about the Summit Challenge?

  • Designed for riders of intermediate skill levels and above, this event is custom built for Motorcycle enthusiasts.
  • We recommend machines of 650cc or more.
  • By the close of this event, you will have learned valuable riding and navigation skills–helping you to get more from yourself and your motorcycle.

If you would like to ride with the group for 10 days and attend the Women’s Motorcycle Summit but do not wish to compete in the 10-Day Summit Challenge, please contact joan@ladyroaddog.com

THE DETAILS

The 10-Day Summit Challenge will officially begin at 7am, Tuesday, June 7th.

Team Meeting
To get us started, we’ll have a short Meet N Greet on Monday, June 6th at 6pm in Loveland, Colorado to cover introductions, rules, and the schedule for the next 10-days. Location TBA!

Team Basics

  • PLEASE NOTE: This competition is about bringing out the best in each other and having a blast doing it.
  • This is a team event.
  • Minimum of 2 riders and max of 4 riders per team.
  • Team Name required!
  • All team members and (or) member motorcycles, must be included in location photos.

Attending the Summit Challenge Solo?

  • Single? We will place you on a riding team if you’re attending the Summit Challenge solo.

Can we ride in the Challenge as a couple? (1 female, 1 male)

  • Yes, riding on either one bike or two bikes.

Team Sponsors

  • Team Sponsors will be provided. Please contact Joan@LadyRoadDog.com if you have a Sponsor Preference.

How will I know which division to compete in?

  • There is only 1 Division in the 10-Day Summit Challenge.

How do I play the game? What are the rules?

  • Riders will receive a package at the team meeting containing their navigation tools to include: the Butler Summit Challenge Map and The Book of Clues containing Rules, and Route Descriptions, and the exact location of the photo sites for scoring plus any other needed info.
  • These tools will be essential in navigation planning as your Personal Book of Clues contains Waypoint locations and photos, all divided into Green (rolling highways & byways), Blue (now we’re riding), and Black (twisties to the extreme) with a point value based not just on varying degrees of difficulty but also time from Base Camp plus a few surprises.
  • Instagram will be instrumental in helping us track your location to award your team points. Once you are at the location, a team photo will be taken and submitted.
  • All team members and member motorcycles, must be included in location photos.
  • Teams will be rewarded for riding a diverse selection of locations.
  • Extra points for Individual rider performance on special tests. (optional)
  • Creativity when shooting their team photo at various bonus locations. (optional)

Points

  • Teams are awarded points for the following:
    • Riding a combination of green, blue and black points on your Summit Challenge Butler Map – rewarding teams for riding a diverse selection of locations.
      Individual rider performance on special tests. (optional)
    • Creativity when shooting their team photo at various bonus locations. (optional)
    • Attending skills workshops. Example: WEAPONS FOR WOMEN Skills training at the Chief Ouray Gun Club. (optional)
  • The team with the most points wins the Summit Challenge and all that goes with that distinction including:
    • Inducted in the Summit Challenge Hall of Fame
    • Prizes put together through our Sponsors

I do not wish to wear a helmet. Is wearing a helmet required to ride in the 10-Day Summit Challenge?
Yes. All riders must wear a DOT approved helmet while riding in the 10-Day Summit Challenge.

Summit Challenge Daily Check-Ins
Competitors must check in at the planned accommodations each evening by 6 pm. Late check-ins may forfeit their points for the day.

When and where will the winners of the Summit Challenge be announced?
The winners will be announced at the celebration party located in Loveland, Colorado on Friday evening, June 17th, 2016

THE PACKAGE DETAILS

  • 11 Days / 10 Nights Lodging In the Premier Hot Springs locations in the Rockies
  • DOUBLE+ (2 – 4) OCCUPANCY – BOTH KING & DOUBLE QUEEN ROOMS
  • Hot Springs soaking every night except Wednesday, June 8th
  • Summit Challenge Registration – SPECIAL TOUR EDITION
  • Custom event map & Clue Guide by Butler Maps specific for tour riders
  • Breakfast Daily – SURPRISES ALONG THE WAY
  • Dinner – Each evening – exception/Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9th
    • PLUS:
    • EXCLUSIVE INVITATION to participate in The SHSC Foundation Calendar Contest – A Charitable Project (Your Choice to Participate)
    • 12 female riders will be chosen as the 2017 “Calendar Girls” contest
    • 20 minute Photo Op for every Participant with a SHS photographer
    • Be treated to the On-site Face Painter / Makeup Artists
    • Plus the On-site Hair Stylists
    • ADMISSION into the Women’s Motorcycle Summit BaseCamp
    • GIRLS OUT WEST FEST Block Party & Concert Admission
    • Live Music showcasing a range of local “Blues” performers
    • Expert speakers
    • Vendors
    • Tattoo Artists
    • Barbeque Food
    • Ouray “Mountain Air” Series Concert Admission – Thursday, June 9th
    • Access to the Bodacious Silent Auction
    • …and a Special Surprise!
    • …stay tuned for more details & announcements!

What will my Registration NOT INCLUDE?

  • Fuel for your motorcycle
  • Lodging on Monday, June 6th, in Loveland, Colorado
  • Lodging on Friday, June 18th, in Loveland, Colorado
  • Dinner on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
  • Dinner on Thursday, June 9th, 2016
  • Activity fees to any museums, parks, jeep tours, etc.
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Flights to and from Colorado
  • Motorcycle Rentals (if applicable)
  • All alcoholic beverages
  • All lunch meals and snacks on the road. (We are working on this.)