Mountain - Plains - Cheyenne Cycling
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02-15-11, 03:33 PM
Met a couple of folks from Cheyenne who extoled the wonders of retiring in Cheyenne. But the weren't cyclists so couldn't answer any questions about biking.
How is the biking in the area? Lots of places to cycle? Compares how to Denver Metro? Very active cycling community? That should give you an idea of what I'm after.
I'm not a racer but I do like 25-60 mile rides a few times a week.
02-15-11, 04:37 PM
It's windy as heck. And flat. Are you in Denver now, or are you also considering Denver? It's only a few hours to drive there from Denver, you could check it out. On the way, check out Fort Collins/Loveland for more reasonably priced smaller cities with lots to offer and fantastic & varied cycling, with big cycling scenes. The Denver/Boulder (& towns in between) cycling scene is unreal.
What were the wonders of which they spoke?
02-16-11, 12:16 PM
This is just due diligence in the process of determining where to relocate. There are many factors in the decision process with climate and cycling being but two.
Yes, I have spent quite a bit of time in the Denver Metro area. Also in Boulder. One of the attractions to Wyoming versus Colorado is that Wyoming economy is more stable than Colorado's. In today's world if a person has a choice, and we do, it is better to relocate to a place where the economy is at least stable, if not growing.
02-16-11, 01:03 PM
Wyoming is a pretty rough state for cycling. The winters are long and the wind never stops blowing. Cheyenne has a lot of pollution but does have some decent bike trails. Visit in mid winter before you even consider a move.
02-16-11, 01:16 PM
Oh man the wind, there is a reason only 750,000 people live there. I live 60 miles south and when it gets windy here like today, we say someone came down from Wyoming and forgot to close the gate.
02-21-11, 09:57 PM
Pollution. That's not correct. Denver has far more pollution than Cheyenne. Cheyenne has some of the cleanest air in the country, mainly because of the wind. It keeps the pollution blown out. True the refinery stinks, but mainly on the southeast side of the refinery. The north side, which is the majority of the city suffers little from the smell. It is true the wind blows a lot here. But, contrary to popular belief, it does calm down in the summer. Summer riding is wonderful. And, if it's too windy or cold in Cheyenne, Ft Collins is an easy 30 minute drive where it is usually calmer. And they have a beautiful bike path system. Cheyennne's Greenway system is growing every year and offers easy rides around and through the city.
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