Cycle Through the Summer In Denver
Get ready for some two-wheel adventures. During the summer of 2015, Denver is one of the nation's best bike cities, thanks to a Tour de France-style pro cycling event, a pioneering bike sharing program, and miles of urban bike trails.
Denver was named one of America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities by Bicycling -- it's time to find out why.
Introduced in April 2010, Denver's B-cycle is 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.
USA Pro Challenge
Hold on to your handlebars! The annual USA Pro Challenge will be even bigger and better in 2015. On August 23, "America's Race" will once again finish near the Colorado State Capitol Building in Downtown Denver. For seven consecutive days, 135 of the world's top cyclists will speed across the majestic Rockies, on a challenging course through some of America's most beautiful scenery. Last year, more than one million spectators viewed the race from the road, making the USA Pro Challenge one of the largest cycling events in U.S. history.
Denver Cruiser Ride
Wednesdays, May 20 - September 30
The irreverent Denver Cruiser Ride is a free, weekly pub crawl that meets every Wednesday to cycle safely through the streets of Denver. A mid-week Mile High City tradition since 2005, each ride boasts a different theme - often involving zany costumes. Read more about the 2015 DCR themes.
Tour De Fat
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 Amphitheatre and Visitors Center, 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.