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The entire family can enjoy a day of cycling. If you choose a local path in the city or want some high country trail, you will be ready. So pack up the kids, fold up the trailer and get ready to tag-a-long....read more.
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The weather in Colorado can change in no time at all: snow one day and sunshine the next. Yes even in the middle of summer and especially at altitude...read more.
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Find out all the happenings in the road and mountain bike world in Colorado. Visit our News & Events page to see what's going on.
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Our website was established in 2008 and we are looking forward to providing outstanding information about cycling in Colorado. Our specialty is in the area of Mountain and Road biking. We also strive to include options for family rides or for any non-riders of the family (while mom, dad, sister or brother may be enjoying their favorite road or trail). This ensures that families can recreate together in the surrounding region. Feel free to contact us at: thom@switchbackcycling.com
» Featured Rides
Early September brings new meaning to the term Gold Rush in Colorado. When the Aspens turn from green to gold you know winter is close behind. Riding in the high country of Colorado will give you rich rewards. As you pedal through amber canopies of leaves and crisp autumn days, the Colorado high country is like no place else. By now you have peaked in riding skills and ability and you are ready to continue on with serious riding. Whether on the road or singletrack, this time of year brings changes and changes fast. Snow in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon, or anything in between. So dress warm, have layers to add or subtract and get ready to roll out. Check out our featured ride, Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass
» Switchback Cycling Blog
Our Tire Talk blog is also the place for our readers to blog about ride conditions they have encountered. This will be your opportunity to contribute to the cycling community throughout the state.
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Front Range

This region is not to be missed as it is often the main entry point into our spectacular state via Denver International Airport. Denver is considered "young" in comparison to many US cities. Originally, it was a frontier town that joined the union with the state of Colorado in 1876. Presently, there are 2.1 million residents in the Denver metro area and it has become a financial and cultural hub for the state. Denver and the Front Range region are where the plains meet the mountains. The energy of the city is infused by the mountainous beauty that surrounds it. The extensive park system offers plenty of opportunities for cyclists of all ages and levels. In addition, there are many activities for families to enjoy. Find more detailed information on the metro cities of Golden, Evergreen and Morrison under Family Fun.

Denver metro cities:

Arvada, Aurora, Bow Mar, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Commerce City, Conifer, Deckers, Denver, Englewood, Evergreen, Fort Lupton, Franktown, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Idledale, Lakewood, Larkspur, Littleton, Morrison, Northglenn, Parker, Pine, Sedalia, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge

The Front Range region provides access to some of the most scenic views in the country or even the world. It's like a gateway to visual sensations that nurture our spirit and often sparks the need for that endorphin rush that completes the "rocky mountain high". Among the sights not to be missed are Rocky Mountain National Park, the Peak to Peak highway and towns such as Estes Park, Grand Lake, Boulder and Idaho Springs. In addition to cycling, families can enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding, boating and fishing. The towns of the Front Range also offer unique shopping experiences and wonderful eateries. Come explore!

Front Range Cities:

Allenspark, Ault, Bellvue, Berthoud, Black Hawk, Boulder, Central City, Drake, Dumont, Eldorado Springs, Empire, Erie, Estes Park, Evans, Firestone, Fort Collins , Georgetown, Glendevey, Greeley, Grover, Idaho Springs, Jamestown, Johnstown, Lafayette, Livermore, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Lyons, Milliken, Nederland, Niwot, Platteville, Red Feather Lakes, Rustic, Severance, Silver Plume, Strasburg, Superior, Timnath, Ward, Watkins, Wellington, Windsor

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