Road biking might as well be a Colorado state pastime. From the high country to the Western Slope, the Front Range to the Eastern Plains, Coloradans love to explore via road bike. Residents have also found it to be an eco-friendly way to commute. And with over 300 days of sunshine per year, there’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors during the work week.
Colorado Springs is home to the Olympic Training Center, which includes the cycling velodrome. Athletes from around the world flock to the Springs for high altitude training both indoors and out in the unmatched beauty of the Rockies. One of the most iconic routes is the Vail Pass bike path, a popular 17.4-mile round trip ride from Copper Mountain to the town of Vail. Beautiful aspen trees line this route so check it out in the fall for peak golden colors.
Additionally, annual cycling events draw thousand in Colorado each season. The Denver Post’s Ride the Rockies, a famous annual event, draws thousands of participants each year. Over 2,000 cyclists gather for a week-long tour from one end of Colorado to the other over mountain passes, across rolling plains, and through aspen tree forests.