Tour Biking/Road Cycling

Cyclists the world over travel to Colorado for its amazing road-biking routes. The physical challenge of our lofty altitude (ideal for bragging rights) combines with amazing alpine views for a road-biker’s dream destination. Great mapping, 25 designated scenic byways and more gold- or platinum-rated bicycle communities than any other state just add to our romance with cyclists.

During the summer, many Colorado’s road-bike races and mountain-bike races cater to serious competitors, but they also have shorter and less intense routes for more casual pedalers — and you’ll get fresh mountain air and a loud cheer at the finish line no matter the length of the ride.

Colorado’s tour-biking scene has gotten so popular lately that in 2011, it launched the wildly successful USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The grueling, 11-city, professional bicycle stage race will return August 19–25, 2013, with new cities, new spectators and a lot of momentum.

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