Sunday, June 26, 2016
If you like to ride your bike amidst beautiful scenery you should consider the Colorado Rocky Mountain Bike Tour. This tour is celebrating its 10th anniversary, July 31 to August 6, 2106 with an epic loop ride from Idaho Springs. Climbs include Loveland and Fremont Passes, Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park, and on the last day, the chance to ride up and down Mount Evans.
This tour is capped at 500 riders but is still growing, so the number has never been more than half of that. This tour is small enough that you get to know the organizers, the volunteers, the other riders. Some opt for hotels, but we still see each other on the road from time to time. A lot of folks set up a tent, or rent one from Theo the SherpaPacker, or choose "indoor camping" in the gym of the school where we're staying.