There are single track trails (Eagle, Sage and Left Hand Trails), dirt roads, gravel roads and paved sections making this one of our favorite routes that is varied and fast.
Feeling much more confident on the Eagle Trail, and seeing improvements in our bike handling skills on the technical sections and elevated cattle guards.
We’ve done many of these roads (in the reverse direction), and although we love exploring and new adventures, it is nice to know what to expect and to be able to relax in a familiar area.
It seems like everyone is up skiing on winter weekends, so the roads felt like they were all ours.
Colorado gets really brown and dry in the winter months, and therefore, the scenery was not nearly as beautiful as it was in the spring.
Do this ride if you want to experience many different types of terrain in the same ride. It’s fast and fun and the enjoyable Boulder energy is felt throughout the route- everyone will wave and greet you enthusiastically!
Biking in winter is totally doable! 38º is cold but manageable if you have the appropriate gear and are well prepared (take the time to research the temps at the location you will be biking and wind can make a ton of difference). Luckily, we are spoiled in Colorado and the constant sunshine makes a big difference on cold days. In addition, We slid some Little Hotties hand warmers in our gloves and it makes all the difference in the world for your hands when you are out there for more than an hour or so.
Laura Karpinski and Rose Barcklow are the creators of Gravel Bike Adventures. Click on the About page to learn more about them.