Picture yourself on the Perfect Ride…
There is a slight breeze, but the sun is warm at your back. The sky is blue and cloudless and there aren’t any other riders except you and your buddies on miles and miles of smooth pavement with mountain vistas, babbling creeks and adorable mountain towns with exceptionally good food. When you are On The Road in Breckenridge you can have all of that … well, you might have to make it an early ride to miss the crowds, but it is possible.
In the Wizard of Oz, the yellow brick road started in munchkin land. You could consider Breckenridge as the munchkin land of the bike path. All paths start here. Miles & miles of non-motorized bike paths and paved roads that go from Breckenridge to Alma or Frisco to Vail or Keystone or Kremmling and beyond. Road Ride from Breckenridge. Make it a day trip or a weekend, Breckenridge has exceptional places to Eat.Drink.Sleep and world class mechanics who will fix up, shape up or update your ride!
We are in the mountains so there will be climbs. One of the newest additions is the Swan Mountain Climb lane. The west side of Swan Mountain Road from Summit High School on Hwy 9 to Sapphire Point now has a dedicated bike climbing lane beside the uphill lane. This dedicated lane is not wide enough for 2 way traffic and thus is for CLIMBING ONLY up to Sapphire Point from the high school. Use the normal car lane to descend down from Sapphire Point to Hwy 9.
One of the best resources I’ve found for Road Bike Riding in Summit County is Summit Biking. Summit Biking has numerous route or elevation profile images in the route descriptions for larger views. Click the route map to see an interactive version of the route that can be zoomed, panned, etc., for detailed views, and GPX, etc files can be downloaded for use in Garmin bike computers and other GPS devices.
“Everyone’s going to remember Colorado Classic of 2017. Everyone’s going to remember the Breck stage. We’re going to remember how much it hurt.” - Lawson Craddock. Read the entire article HERE. Breckenridge had a great showing on August 11th for the inaugural Stage 2...
Hey Coach? An Athlete’s Guide to Mountain Sports. Part 1. Hey Coach, what are 5 things I need to think about as summer approaches? If you’re like 99% of the residents in Summit County, you participate in more than one activity. Hell, you probably have nine. Your...
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Help Your Muscles
After a long uphill on your bicycle, don’t coast downhill without pedaling. Here’s why: As you climb up the hill, lactic acid builds up in your muscles and can contribute to muscle soreness. By pedaling lightly but constantly while you are coasting downhill—even if there’s little resistance—you can help remove the lactic acid. Read More by Berkeley Wellness