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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
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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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Peaks, canyons and wildflowers: they are a recurring theme in this region and throughout our magnificent state. However, each region has its own unique scenic beauty. Rather than pick a favorite it is much more fun to plan a vacation in each of them and visit your favorite areas on a regular basis. The south central region is known for Colorado’s tallest mountain Mount Elbert (14,440 feet). Then there is Pike’s Peak which also has the highest toll road and the steepest railroad incline in the world. In addition there are 29 of the state’s 54 Fourteeners (a peak at 14,000 feet or higher) keeping you surrounded with spectacular views while cycling and/or engaging in other family fun activities. The headwaters of the Arkansas River are in this region and the river can rival rafting experiences anywhere. San Luis the oldest town is here as well as Our Lady of Guadalupe the oldest church. Fort Garland happens to be the oldest military post. The tallest sand dunes in North America are here and the Royal Gorge which is the highest suspension bridge in the world. The collegiate peaks stand proud and beckon you to outdoor adventures. Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, and Colorado Springs our featured towns for Family Fun.


Alamosa, Alma, Antonito, Bailey, Blanca, Buena Vista, Canon City, Cascade, Chipita Park, Colorado City, Colorado Springs, Conejos, Cotopaxi, Creede, Crestone, Cripple Creek, Del Norte, Divide, Fairplay, Falcon, Florence, Fort Garland, Fountain, Grant, Green Mountain Falls, Howard, Lake George, Leadville, Manitou Springs, Moffat, Monarch, Monte Vista, Monument, Mosca, Nathrop, Palmer Lake, Poncha Springs, Saguache, Salida, San Luis, Shawnee, Silver Cliff, South Fork, Twin Lakes, Victor, Villa Grove, Westcliffe, Woodland Park

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