Cycle Through the Summer In Denver
Let's ride, shall we? With more than 850 miles of off-street, paved bike paths in Denver easily reached via the country’s first bike-sharing program, two-wheeled adventures can be part of your summer fun.
Denver's B-cycle was the first large-scale bike-sharing program in the nation. It's easy, cheap and fun! More than 700 shiny, red bikes are available at 80+ stations around town. Swipe a credit card for a $9 daily pass and hop on board to start exploring Denver's 85 miles of paved bike trails. Pick up a bike at one station and drop it at another — stations are conveniently located throughout the city near hotels and attractions.
Denver Cruiser Ride
Wednesdays, Mid May-September
The irreverent Denver Cruiser Ride is a weekly pub crawl that meets every Wednesday to cycle through the streets of Denver. A mid-week Mile High City tradition since 2005, each ride boasts a different theme, often involving zany costumes. A basic membership fee of $15 will get you in on the ride.
Tour De Fat
September 10, 2016
A freewheeling day full of beer, bikes, live music and sustainability in Denver's City Park, New Belgium Brewing Co.'s Tour de Fat kicks off with a head-turning costumed bike parade and, encouraging responsible consumption, concludes with one person handing over the keys to his or her car in exchange for a bicycle. Tour de Fat is free, but beer and merchandise proceeds go to local Denver cycling non-profits.
Mountain Biking Adventures
The nearby Rocky Mountains offer countless opportunities for pulse-pounding, two-wheel adventures. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, best known for its stellar summer concert series, is also a prime mountain biking destination. The Red Rocks Trail, which starts at the lower north lot, is a particularly popular ride, with dramatic views of 300-foot-tall red sandstone monoliths and the Denver skyline.