Adventure Bike Ride around the Best of Colorado by gpsKevin

Colorado Passes & Peaks BEST

Pics for the ride

Video from Jeff
This ride is a scenic adventure bike ride.  The ride is named Passes and Peaks, because it will include some of the most spectacular passes and peaks in Colorado.  This is mostly a paved road ride with some graded dirt roads.  There are some options for rougher dirt roads over some passes.  But keep in mind this is not a tough ride; it is meant to be a scenic adventure ride.

Colorado 1200 Ride Invitation


Overview Map of the Ride
 Ride Details
 I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy! 

Google Document



Self Guided Trail

This ride is designed to be a self guided adventure. Riders install a custom GPS microSD Card into their Garmin GPS unit. The routes are then displayed as the rider travels along.  Navigation is made easy.  Riders can choose to follow along at times or can choose among hard and easy options.  Or riders can simply choose to ride off the routes and return to them later.  For many, this allows them to just experience the trail without the burden of getting lost.


Do this ride yourself:  Purchase Rider Packet and GPS microSD Card for this ride

Note: A Full Rider Packet consists of printed ride descriptions and paper ride maps and a custom GPS microSD card for your Garmin or BMW GPS unit.






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Ride Plan Maps
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you click the Earth or Satellite tab and start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.   I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
Legend:  
The Red lines are optional harder dirt roads
The Blue lines are the main route, mixed paved and graded dirt roads
The Green lines are optional easy routes

Colorado Pass's and Peaks Day1


Colorado Pass's and Peaks Day2


Colorado Pass's and Peaks Day3


Colorado Pass's and Peaks Day4


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Colorado Pass's and Peaks Day7

FAQ's

Q; What do I do if I don't have a Garmin gps?
A: Buy one, you need it. We will show you how to use it. You can get a great one for 100 bucks. ( See gpsKevin's gps recommendations).

Q: Is the riding really on my own?
A: Yes, it is on your own, but not by yourself.  Everyone hooks up and rides with a friend or a new friend and rides together.  I do not encourage riding alone.

Q: Do I need a street licensed bike?
A: Yes, there are areas where a licensed bike is required. You must also have a motorcycle class drivers license.

Q: Do I need insurance?
A: Yes, you must carry proof of medical insurance and liability insurance for yourself/motorcycle.