Colorado 1200 Peaks and Passes
Adventure Bike Ride around the Best of Colorado by gpsKevin
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.
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
Overview Map of the Ride
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.
Colorado 1200 Peaks and Passes Choice (Scroll Down Menu)
Checkout View Cart
Notes: I suggest you plan and order early. Normally I ship within a week. But sometimes I run out and it can take me several weeks to get new cards and maps. And sometimes I am out riding and building new adventures so that can be hard too. I list the Option for 2 SD cards because many riders like to carry a backup card or a cheap backup gps in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
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!
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
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.