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bikex10 07-30-03 10:26 AM

Where to ride in Colorado
 
Can anyone out there advise on where there is a good place to ride in Colo. Will be riding a road tandem , my wife is fairly new to riding so it can't be something challenging. Would like a route where you could ride to a overnight destination spend the night and return , around 60 to 100 miles.

bikeCOLORADO 07-30-03 12:48 PM

Come on all you Colorado Roadies!

I'd love to help you out...but I keep my fat knobbies scratching at the dirt and rocks only...

DnvrFox 07-30-03 12:54 PM

Ride from Breckenridge --> Frisco --> Copper Mountain --> over Vail Pass --> to Vail. Stay the night in Vail and return. Great summer rates, absolutely beautiful country, Vail Pass is 10,600 feet, Breck is about 10,000 feet and Frisco is about 8,600 feet. From Breck to Vail is about 45 miles. Yes, somewhat challenging, but my wife, at age 65, can do this.

You would really enjoy and remember this ride. All paved bike paths. No cars to scare the wife. In fact, the bike path is the only alternative to the freeway, where bikes are not allowed.

bikeCOLORADO 07-30-03 02:16 PM

I've seen the path from the road (on the way to and from Moab!)...it looks sweet (for a Roadie trip).

FAR, FAR from the road...safe and secure.

wyobiker 07-30-03 11:11 PM

I just rode the Frisco to Breckenridge trail as part of the Bicycle Tour of Colorado ride. It was a nice easy trip. Great suggestion Dnvrfox!

DnvrFox 07-31-03 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by wyobiker
I just rode the Frisco to Breckenridge trail as part of the Bicycle Tour of Colorado ride. It was a nice easy trip. Great suggestion Dnvrfox!
Frisco to Breck is the easiest part. Breck to Frisco is even easier. The harder part is Copper to Vail Pass and Vail to Vail Pass, both of which contain a couple of short sections of pretty steep and windy grades. However, these sections are quite short, and riders have been known to walk these if they did not feel comfortable riding. In any event, it is quite doable.

bikex10 07-31-03 10:31 AM

Thanks for all the replies . Sounds like a great ride for the wife.


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