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 850 miles of bike trails.
The Mile High City was named the bike friendliest city in the USA by REI recently -- 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 800 shiny, red bikes are available at 84 stations around town. Swipe a credit card for a $9 daily pass and hop on board to start exploring Denver's 850 miles of paved, off-street bike trails. All rides under 30 minutes are free; rides of one hour are just a dollar. 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
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.
Denver Post Ride The Rockies
June - TBD
The Denver Post Ride The Rockies is an annual bicycle tour that takes 2,000 cyclists on a weeklong trek through Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The tour will feature 3 scenic mountain passes, a trek over the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. and 20,400 vertical ft. over 7 days and more than 500 miles.
Denver Century Ride
June - TBD
Father's Day in Denver is the ideal time to spend a fun and healthy day outdoors with family, friends and fellow riders. The Denver Century Ride is perfect for novice, intermediate and avid cyclists. $10 of every registration for the long distance 100 Mile, 85 Mile and 62 Mile courses will be donated to BikeDenver so they can continue their efforts to improve cycling access throughout the Metro area.
Summer Solstice Ride
June - TBD
Join BikeDenver and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) for a the Summer Solstice Ride, a park-to-park bicycle ride from City Park, through the Denver Botanic Gardens, to the Dos Chappell Bathhouse at Washington Park to celebrate green volunteering and the summer solstice
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.
Innovage Moonlight Classic
July - TBD
Cycle through the night! The InnovAge Moonlight Classic is a night-time cycling fundraiser that starts at the Colorado State Capitol Building and goes through historic Denver neighborhoods on a closed course.
Tour De Fat
Sept. - TBD
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.
Denver Beer Company's Incredible Pedal IPA
1695 Platte St.
Hop on, burn calories, and brew beer! The Denver Beer Company (DBC) has teamed up BikeDenver to create a new brew, the Incredible Pedal IPA. The beer is made using a new bicycle-powered mill-designed by Denver's Salvagetti Bike Shop-that grinds malted barley while cyclists pedal.
Denver Bike Tours
Denver Bike Tours was started by four friends with the objective of providing people with memorable outdoor experiences. There are a variety of tours and activities including mountain bike tours, city bike tours, lessons, custom rides, family fun rides, bike maintenance classes.