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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
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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
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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
Shannon Galpin rides her bike in Afghanistan. —Image courtesy of Deni Bechard
When I interviewed Shannon Galpin for "Pedaling A Revolution" in the September issue, she had just returned from a trip to Afghanistan—as in, that day. The Breckenridge-based humanitarian and activist, a National Geographic 2013 Adventurer of the Year, has spent the past...
August 29 2014, 11:00 AM
—Photo by Daniel Dunn
Last september, while watching her first cyclocross race, Denver resident Jill Landman Alfond had an unexpected reaction. She fell in love. Alfond, 44, couldn’t take her eyes off the rowdy racecourse, which weaved a tight route through a field in Fort Collins. Hundreds of adrenalized cyclists...
Denver is a haven for urban cyclists.
Denverites are as likely to be caught in spandex and helmets as they are in business suits. That’s no surprise: Aside from the world-class mountain biking within driving distance, the Mile High City boasts a network of designated bike lanes and off-street trails that totals almost 1,000 miles. Here...
August 12 2014, 2:00 PM
—Photo by Bryce Boyer
The Cherry Creek Trail, one of Denver’s most beloved outdoor playgrounds, runs roughly 13 miles from the downtown REI to Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. Each of the various sections has its own personality: At Confluence Park, kids splash in the South Platte; a few miles to the southeast,...
Moveable Feasts: Foodie Road Trips | One empty stomach. One full tank of gas. Eight restaurants worth the drive. Plus: 24 other reasons to take your appetite on the road.Perfect Pairings | "Apres" isn't just a ski thing. We pair classic Colorado road and mountain rides with...
August 12 2013, 3:59 PM