Jun 13, 2013 5:52 PM by Alyse Rzemek
Cyclist participating in the "Ride the Rockies" will have new route to follow on Friday. The ride that begins in Salida and typically brings in hundreds cyclist to the area will have a new route to follow.
Riders will start in Salida and travel through Westcliffe, Wetmore and Florence, before pedaling north to Canon City. Originally, the route was suppose to go over the Royal Gorge bridge. That was until the 3,100 acre "Royal Gorge Fire" took over on Tuesday and is ony 20% contained, as of Thursday.