Traveling

Cyclists from all over the world travel to Colorado for its amazing countryside, heritage, culture and history. From high mountain peaks to rolling hills, screaming descents to fast flats – Colorado has a little something for every rider. Adding to its splendor are 25 designated scenic byways, more gold and platinum awarded bicycle communities than any other state and a recent declaration by Governor John Hickenlooper to improve cycling infrastructure. Clip-In and enjoy the ride as #ColoradoisCycling!

TRAVEL MADE EASY

Airlines
If you are traveling by plane and want to take your bicycle along, you’ll need to check the requirements for the different airlines. Most airlines allow you to ship your bicycle as baggage for an additional fee. As long as you pack your bicycle properly in either a hard shell case or a cardboard box, taking it on an airline should not be a problem.

To get started, follow these simple recommendations by USA Today:

Contact the airline to find out the rules and regulations for taking your bicycle on the plane. Ask whether you need a certain type of box or hard case to ship your bike. Find out whether you can count your bicycle as one piece of your luggage as well as the additional amount required for checking a bicycle as a piece of luggage.
Measure your bicycle to determine what size box or hard case you need. You may have to disassemble your bike by taking off the handlebars, pedals, seat and wheels to fit it in the case or box (see How to Box your Bike).
Pack your bicycle in a box or case. Add padding around the bicycle if packing in a cardboard box to prevent any of the parts from poking through the box and possibly getting lost or damaged during transport (see How to Box your Bike).
Use a Transportation Security Administration-approved lock to lock your case — if you use a hard case to ship your bike.
Take your bicycle to the Airline Counter and check it in. When you reach your destination, retrieve your bicycle from the oversize-baggage area at the airport.
BIKE SHIPPING

High Country Shipping

Bike shipping made easy! Have your bike waiting for you instead of you waiting for your bike.

 

BikeFlights

Affordable, reliable and a convenient way to ship your bicycle, wheels and gear. Riders serving riders with a no-fuss approach.

How to Box your Bike

Although airlines, bus companies and railways are accustomed to transporting bikes, there is always a risk of damage. Proper boxing can minimize the risk of damage or loss. Check out the following resources courtesy of Adventure Cycling and RG Active.

Boxing your Bicycle (Instructions)

How to pack your Bike Box (Demonstration)

TOURING COMPANIES

Looking to explore Colorado’s back roads? Planning your next trip to a neighboring state or another country? These companies offer a variety of services from all-inclusive vacations, customized trips to self-guided tours.

Adventure Cycling – inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.

At your Pace / Freestyle Cycling Adventures – self-guided cycling tours and outdoor adventure.

Awe-Struck Outdoors – offering Thursday night bike to farm dinners, Sunday morning Tour de Farm rides and Friday morning singletrack, barley and hops tours. Private trips are available upon request.

Backroads – invites you to experience the world with all of your senses.

Beer and Bike Tours “Adventures on Taps” – offering a wide variety of single and multi-day tours paired with craft brews.

Boulder Area Bicycle Adventures – scenic guided bike tours of Boulder, Colorado and the Front Range foothills.

Cycling Escapes – cycling vacations for those who want to challenge themselves on the best of America’s National Parks & Scenic Byways.

Finish Line Cycling – offers bicycle trips for families and groups of all sizes. Popular destinations for one-day trips include Boulder or Denver; week-long tours can be scheduled statewide. Specialize in custom itineraries to create your ideal Colorado adventure.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides – offers vehicle support road tours through some of the most wild and scenic areas in the west.

Mojo Bike Tours – all-inclusive cycling vacations that explore the great rides and challenges of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Packages include enthusiastic and experienced guides, world-class lodging and delicious meals.

Trek Travel – custom-built vacations for those who want to see the world like it was meant to be seen.

Velo View Bike Tours – high personalized, carefully crafted and affordable all-inclusive bike vacations.