The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is a premier cycling event organized by volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Southwest Colorado.


The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde began as "Ride the Lightning" in 2003, but developed into its current 12 hour endurance race in 2007.  Since its inception in 2003, the race has donated more than $500,000 to local youth organizations and programs with a focus on at-risk youth and youth empowerment.


The board is a team of dedicated volunteers who work year round to bring you this premier event.

Nic McDonald: President
Dani Gregory:
Director of Registration
Paul Adams: Vice President
Cap Allen:
Venue Coordinator
Jay Balfour: Board Member
Rachel Medina:
Volunteer Coordinator
Kirk Underwood:
Search and Rescue
Sharon Underwood:
Volunteer Assistant
Nic Stoker:
Venue Assistant
2018-2019 Board

Part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management