Time to work on that bucket list...
In our experience one of the best cyclingavailable to riders visiting the Colorado Rockies is to ride for a week conditioning yourself to the altitude and environment and complete the experience with participation in one of the epic cycling events that make up the summer calendar in Colorado.
TOUR DE STEAMBOAT :
The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that started way back in the late 1970's by bike building legend Kent Eriksen, as a century road ride amongst local friends.
Today the event brings together 1000 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northern Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Stagecoach, Toponas, Upper Craven and Wolford Mountain dot this incredible route, and 3 mileage options offer something for everyone to enjoy. This is a non-competitive event open to cyclists of all ages and participants are encouraged to ride at their own pace and enjoy the majestic scenery in this part of the world!
The Tour de Steamboat of today boasts the same vintage style and passion of the original along with some refined conveniences including stocked aid stations, more cowbells, and one heck of a grand finale BBQ party (where complimentary massages are provided and the beer flows like wine). The beneficiaries are all local organizations and charities.