13th Annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado
Steamboat Springs, Walden, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Leadville, Kremmling, Steamboat Springs
June 24 through June 30, 2007
418 miles through the Rocky Mountains traversing 8 mountain passes.
Tour Check In Day Tour Check-In from 2pm-6pm at Steamboat Springs High School on Saturday June 23rd. Enjoy the big tour kick off celebration. Don\'t forget to arrive early and check out the hot springs pool!
Day 1 - 57 Miles- (profile) We will ride from Steamboat Springs, up and over Rabbit Ears Pass (9,426’ summit, Grade 6.8%) and finish in the town of Walden.
Day 2 - 75 Miles- (profile) Out of Walden and a climb up Willow Creek Pass (9,621’ summit,Grade 6.3%) through Granby, past Snow Mountain Ranch, and into Winter Park.
Day 3 - 75 Miles- (profile) Climb out of Winter Park to the Continental Divide at Berthoud Pass (11,315’ summit, Grade 6%). Cruise down through Empire and then climb back over the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass (11,992’ summit, Grade 6%). Coast down to Lake Dillon and follow the bike path up to Copper Mountain.
Day 4- ???? Miles- Ride the chairlift up Copper Mountain. Rent a mountain bike. Explore Summit County. Wash your bike. Take some photos. Meet new friends. Enjoy the mountains!
Day 5 - 56 Miles- (profile) Climb out of bed and climb up Vail Pass (10,666’ summit, Grade 7%). Down through the towns of Vail and Minturn. Then climb Battle Mountain and Tennessee Pass (10,424’ summit, Grade 6%) to finish in the historic mining town of Leadville. If you get to Leadville and feel the need for more miles, cruise around Turquoise Lake for 15 bonus miles. Camp with spectacular views of Mount Massive and Mount Elbert, Colorado\'s two highest peaks.
Day 6 - 70 Miles- (profile) Out of Leadville climb Fremont Pass (11,318’ summit, Grade 5.7%). Coast into Summit County, then follow the Blue River for a few miles and end up in Kremmling.
Day 7 - 70 Miles- (profile) Out of Kremmling we take the scenic route over Gore Pass (9,527’ summit, Grade 6.3%) and back to Steamboat Springs. Enjoy the majestic aspens that line the climb! Party with yournew and old cycling friends.
This will be an unbelievable time in the Colorado Rockies.