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
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:
Bike shipping made easy! Have your bike waiting for you instead of you waiting for your bike.
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.
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.
Boulder Bike Tours – group mountain biking, road tours and city rides, always tailored to your desires and skill level.
Cycling Escapes – cycling vacations for those who want to challenge themselves on the best of America’s National Parks & Scenic Byways.
Equipo – designs and delivers unforgettably authentic, active experiences.
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.
Hermosa Tours – offer premium, guided mountain bike tours throughout the western United States for all skill levels from families to beginners to even the most advanced riders.
Leisurely Pedaling – offers pre-planed or custom bike tours for the relaxed explorer; providing the highest quality tour guides and fully supported tours exploring culture, history, and modern attractions in Fort Collins and Colorado’s Northern Front Range.
Lizard Head Cycling Guides – offers vehicle support road tours through some of the most wild and scenic areas in the west.
Mile High Bike Tours – no better way to explore downtown Denver’s treasured sites and must see attractions than with a knowledgeable tour guide.
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.
Sacred Rides – leading jaw-dropping mountain bike experiences worldwide since 1996 and ranked by National Geographic as the “#1 Mountain Bike Tour Operator”.
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.