Road Biking Colorado's Front Range: A Guide to the Greatest Bike Rides from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins

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Globe Pequot, Jun 15, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 189 pages
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Readers will find detailed descriptions and maps of forty of the best bicycle rides between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, from easy afternoon jaunts to multi-day tours. Elevation profiles, recommendations for accommodations and restaurants, information on local events and attractions, and special attention to traffic conditions and road hazards make this an indispensable guide for Colorado cyclists.
 

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A great book. I've tried several of the rides and really enjoyed them. Recommended. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Riding in Traffic
3
In Defense of Dirt
8
Notes on Mileage Cues and Bicycle Computers
10
How to Use the Maps
11
Map Legend
12
Bike Rides Colorado Springs
13
North Cheyenne Canyon Challenge
14
Cherry Creek Reservoir Ramble
101
Washington ParkHighlme Canal Ramble
107
Boulder
113
NCAR Ramble
114
BoulderHygiene Cruise
118
Boulder CreekGunbarrel Ramble
122
FlagstatrCoal Creek Challenge
126
Magnolia RoadNederland Challenge
132

Broadmoor Cruise
20
West Colorado Springs Cruise
25
Palmer Park Ramble
31
Woodmen Cruise
35
DenverColorado Springs Classic
39
Denver and Golden
47
Big South Suburban Bike Path Cruise
49
Bear CreekMorrison HalfCentury Cruise
57
Morrison MUP Cruise
64
Deer Creek CanyonEvergreen Challenge
69
South Deer Creek Canyon Challenge
76
Golden GateCoal Creek Classic
80
DenverGolden Cruise
85
Lookout Mountain Cruise
90
Tour de Downtown Ramble
95
Four Mile CanyonGold Hill Challenge
137
Left Hand Canyon Challenge
142
Poorman Cruise
149
MorgulBismark Cruise
153
LyonsEstes Park Challenge
158
Fort Collins
163
BoulderFort Collins Challenge
164
Fort Collins Bike Path Ramble
170
Rist Canyon Challenge
176
Horsetooth Cruise
180
Carter LakeRattlesnake Challenge
184
Rides at a Glance
189
About the Author
191
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Robert Hurst is a native Coloradan who is just happy to be in one piece after working for ten years as a bike messenger in Denver. He celebrates his continued survival by spending time pedaling his bike nearly seven days a week in Denver during the day and along Colorado's Front Range on the weekends. A 1990 graduate of the University of Colorado, he is the founder of Trails, the insider's source for mountain biking destinations in the Rocky Mountains, and is the author of Mountain Biking Colorado's San Juan Mountains (2001) and The Art of Urban Cycling (2004), both published by Falcon.

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