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If you’ve signed up for a triathlon on a whim or to get in shape, or you’ve always dreamed about how amazing it would be to cross that finish line, here are some tips to get you off your sofa and running—and biking and swimming—towards your goal, from someone who's been there:
July 16 2015, 10:15 AM
Colorado’s used gear market is irrefutably saturated. Check Craigslist or Ebay for a secondhand bike or pair of skis, and you’ll likely have your pick of options. Still, selling outdoor gear is a whole other ballgame: Who knows how long it may take to close a deal.
Americans spend about $...
July 15 2015, 11:45 AM
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Chrome Industries, the maker of marquee messenger bags for hippies, yuppies, businesspeople, and bike people, has come home to the Front Range. The recently opened retail hub in LoDo joins the ranks of eight global locations in places like New York City, Chicago, Osaka, and San Francisco, where the...
July 7 2015, 11:15 AM
Josh Caucutt on his pedicab.
Denver continues to push the bicycle as a viable means of transportation, with new bike-share stations and bike lanes popping up all over town. Also increasing in scope is the pedicab business. Josh Caucutt is a Denver pedal cabbie who sees himself as a tour guide to the city—tweeting about his...
June 26 2015, 9:00 AM
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1. Ride: 5280’s Historic Bike Tour of Denver
Why you should go: You like to bike. You like history. You love Denver. Combine the three in our two-wheeled tour of the city (it's great for newcomers, too).
Details: Your choice, Denver
2. Build: Sand in the City
Why you should go:...
June 3 2015, 10:45 AM
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There are casual bikers, and then there are those who make it a goal to out-bike everyone on the Cherry Creek Trail. BikeLife Denver, a new publication available online and at bike shops throughout the city, hopes to cater to both ends of the spectrum, plus all the cyclists in between. The magazine...
May 28 2015, 4:59 AM
The view of North Table Mountain from the Belcher Hill Trail.
Why we love it: Easy access, varied terrain, and tremendous views down to the plains make this loop a perennial favorite.
When to go: Early or late in the day to avoid the crowds.
This 6.5-mile-long "lollipop" loop explores the southeastern part of White Ranch Park, part of the...
May 5 2015, 12:45 PM
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It may be mud season in the high country, but in the foothills of Golden, the trails are primed for the influx of hikers, bikers, climbers, and horseback riders who flock to the area in the spring. While only a short 25-minute drive from Denver, a visit to Golden is a necessary escape from city...
April 22 2015, 3:01 PM