SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

June 30, 2016 11:51 ET

Colorado Is the State for Cycling With New Summer Offerings and Exciting Future Bike Plans

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - A large part of the lure of Colorado is its outdoor offerings, and there are few better ways to explore the state than on two wheels. Colorado's Governor, John Hickenlooper recently launched the Colorado Pedals Project and committed $100 million over the next four years to make Colorado the best state in the nation to ride a bike.

Enhancing the Pedals Project, several Colorado communities are unveiling brand new bike trails over the next year as well as new cycling events, packages and clinics as an entree for what's to come. For more information, visit

New Bike Trails:

Hummingbird Trail (Aspen), Opened August 2015: This is the Hunter Creek area's first machine built trail, and features playful grade reversals, plenty of fun on the descent and respite from short steeper sections on the way up.

US 36 Bikeway (Boulder to Denver) Phase 2 Opened March 1, 2016: The second phase of the US 36 Express Lanes commuter bikeway opened on March 1 allowing cyclists to ride the entire 18 miles of bikeway from Denver to Boulder.

Oil Well Flats Recreation Area (Cañon City), Most Recent Trail Opened October 2015: This unique trail system offers bikers all-season riding with panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, varied topography and trails for all ability levels.

Legacy Loop Trailhead (Colorado Springs), Opening Spring 2017: A new trailhead for the Legacy Loop will be constructed to provide improved access for trail users accommodating large groups for special events.

Teaser and Happy Hour Trails (Crested Butte) Happy Hour Opened September 2015, Teaser Opened June 2016: Two new trails were recently completed at the Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Teaser, an intermediate man-made flow trail, and Happy Hour that connects the bike park to the town of Crested Butte.

Pronghorn Trails Area (Del Norte), Opening September 2016: These new purpose built, singletrack trails are intermediate and located on never before available terrain. They will open with 6.5 to 8 miles of trails that connect into Del Norte.

Downtown Protected Bike Lanes and Expanded Bike Sharing (Denver), Opened December 2015: These are the first bike lanes in Denver to be protected with a row of parking. Additionally, the city's public bike share program, Denver B-cycle has added several new stations around the city.

Divinity Flow Trail (Durango), Opened June 2016: Chair 4 at Purgatory Resort takes riders to the top of the lift where they can ride mountain bikes down to the plaza via a new 2.5 mile purpose built flow trail.

Pump Track (Eagle), Opened June 4, 2016: Eagle's new Pump Track is said to be one of the largest and best pump tracks in Colorado.

Alder Park Trail (New Castle), Opened June 2016: This is a short switch backing trail that connects to the Colorow Trail and is great for beginners.

Downhill Mountain Biking (Powderhorn Mountain Resort), Opened Summer 2016: Powderhorn Mountain Resort is debuting downhill mountain biking with two new mountain bike trails serviced by a newly built high-speed quad.

New Cycling Events and Offerings:

Ride First Class Package at St Julien Hotel & Spa (Boulder), Now-September 2016: Elite cycling and luxury living meet at St Julien Hotel & Spa this summer during the Cognoscenti bicycle tours.

Breck Bike Guides Tuesday Night Clinics (Breckenridge), Summer 2016: Tuesdays throughout summer, Breckenridge's only year-round bike shop will offer clinics ranging from mechanical to outdoor skills, race tactics, nutrition and women's only nights.

Chasing Epic: 4th of July, Peak Wildflower and Fall Foliage Tours (Crested Butte), July 1-4, July 22-25, September 23-26, 2016: Chasing Epic trips include guided rides, lodging, dining and exclusive demo bike rentals.

At Your Pace Bike and Brews Guided Day Tours (Denver, Boulder, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, Summit County), Summer 2016: Tap into Colorado's epic cycling and get a flavor of Colorado's thriving craft beer scene on a guided day tour.

Frisco Women's Mountain Bike Clinic (Frisco), July 21: The Frisco Adventure Park will host a women's mountain bike clinic focused on the fundamentals of mountain biking with the goal to instill confidence and build skills.

Viceroy Snowmass Offers Cycling Program with Pro Rider, Will Frischkorn (Snowmass), Summer 2016: New for summer 2016, the Viceroy Snowmass is offering a fully customizable cycling program led by former pro cyclist, Will Frischkorn (Tour de France competitor for Garmin).

Snowmass Enduro World Series Mountain Bike Race (Snowmass), July 30-21, 2016: Aspen Snowmass has been chosen to host round five (out of eight rounds) of the prestigious Enduro World Series and is the only U.S. stop.

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