75 Classic Rides: Colorado: The Best Road Biking Routes

75 Classic Rides: Colorado: The Best Road Biking Routes

by Jason Sumner


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• Includes rides ranging from easy to epic

• Features rides within easy distance from population centers, plus 2 multiple-day trips and 1 cross-state tour

• Free, downloadable turn-by-turn cue sheets for each ride

Jason Sumner was on his way to becoming a pro sports reporter when he happened to cover a bike race. It changed his life. He writes, “Becoming a cyclist meant exploring my home state in ways I never had before. Fifteen years and thousands of miles later, I get to share what I discovered with you.”

This guide is intended for cyclists from novice to expert. It’s accessible, friendly, and fun, highlighting less-driven back roads, scenic views, epic mountain-pass challenges, and ambling routes. Each ride includes the following information:

• Difficulty level

• Distance

• Average Time to complete

• Elevation Gain

• High Point

• Best Season to ride

• Maps/Info on land managers for reference

• Directions to start of route

• Description of ride: nature of the ride, sights along the way, best places for food/refueling, and more

• Variations/Alternate Route details

• Full map of route

• Elevation profile

• Photo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594858581
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,114,904
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Colorado native and avid cyclist Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Peru, and of course, Colorado, to name a few. Sumner regularly contributes to a variety of cycling titles. He is the features editor for RoadBikeReview.com and Mtbr. com, and the author of Bicycling: 1,100 All Time Best Tips. He’s also a marginally talented amateur bike racer, and once rode 220 miles in one day to celebrate a friend’s fiftieth birthday.

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