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 850 miles of paved, off-street 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.
Denver Post Ride The Rockies
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. In its 30th year, Ride The Rockies will visit two natural wonders in the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa, ascend Cottonwood and Hardscrabble Pass, travel over the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. and traverse along the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Denver Century Ride
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. Plus, $10 of every registration for the long distance 100 Mile, 85 Mile and 62 Mile courses will be donated to Bicycle Colorado, BikeDenver and Bike Jeffco so they can continue their efforts to improve cycling access throughout the Metro area.
June 27 | 12:00 - 5:00
BikeLove at Sculpture Park near the Denver Performing Arts Complex, is a FREE, all-ages outdoor event that brings together the community and the people, organizations, and businesses that make bicycling a big and important part of our lives in Denver. Bike performers, artists, builders, advocacy, and more coupled with music, activities, craft beer, and delicious food, all in the name of celebrating bikes together.
Innovage Moonlight Classic
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
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.