Bike the Mountains Tour

The Bike the Mountains Tour rises from the town of Littleton, Colorado and explores the Colorado Front Range. Our tour crosses the Continental Divide twice, giving you the opportunity to bike the highest paved roads in the United States. This tour is a classic showcase of Colorado's Rocky Mountain scenery.

The Bike the Mountains Tour is amazing. I highly recommend it and would gladly return.

— Steve H.

Not designed for the weekend cyclist, this tour is offered only for those fit enough to ride high mountain passes. We provide sag wagons and support. Your lodging and meals are also part of the registration fee. We guarantee tough climbs, amazing sights, sweaty jerseys, and lots of fun.

This is the seventh year we've offered the Bike the Mountains Tour. It is our most popular tour and riders are returning again and again. Our experienced tour leaders will be there to guide, help, encourage, draft, and lead you every stroke of the way. Come join us!

Itinerary

Day 1

We start from the foothills above Littleton, Colorado, promptly at 9am. The first day is a chance to get your legs in shape, test your gearing, and prepare for what's to come.

Day 2

Day 2 starts with a climb up Bear Creek Canyon to Lookout Mountain, followed by a swift and winding descent into the town of Golden. Refresh yourself at the famous Coors Brewery.

Day 3

Day 3 takes you along the Peak to Peak Highway. This 55-mile route showcases the mountains of the Front Range, providing amazing vistas from Golden Gate Canyon State Park to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day 4

Now for the supreme challenge: Day 4 brings some real high-altitude cycling through Rocky Mountain National Park and up Trail Ridge Road. It's an amazing ride, high above timberline, topping out at over 11,000 feet.

Day 5

We start Day 5 on the west side of the Continental Divide. From Grand Lake, you'll bike to Winter Park and then over Berthoud Pass, and back to the eastern side of the Continental Divide.

Day 6

On Day 6 we ride back to Littleton over Squaw Pass and Bear Creek and then enjoy a celebratory dinner as we share memories of a great tour.

Mountain Wheels  •  Littleton, CO 80123  •  (303) 555 - 5499
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