We'll be attending the 50+ BF members annual ride on August 31, driving from California with our bikes.
We've decided to turn this relatively short excursion into a 2-week "road-trip-by-car, scenic-adventure-on-bikes" through CO and the surrounding states including (in no particular order yet) WY, UT, NM, and AZ --- and, if there's time, NE and ID. The last stop will be at my brother's in AZ before heading home.
Since we'll have our bikes with us, we'd like to drive through or visit areas where we can ride on as many days as possible on routes that meet the following criteria:
-- a little hilly OK; very hilly not OK (again, scenic adventure is our primary objective)
-- suitable for road bikes
-- 20-50 miles/day ----- however, mileage is not our primary objective on this trip
I'm looking for suggestions for scenic/interesting routes (by car) leading to scenic/interesting places to visit near bike-friendly roads or path (is this asking too much? ). We love road trips and enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
Also, any suggestions for on-line resources (e.g. Bikely) to help our research.