Breckenridge Biking: Summer + Fall
Breckenridge transforms into a biking mecca during the summer. Mountain and road cyclists from all around the world converge onto our beautiful mountain town to experience some of the best riding available in the Rocky Mountains.
Breckenridge is home to hundreds and hundreds of miles of national forest trails that suit all abilities and levels, from the novice beginner to the most hardcore mountain bikers and everywhere in between. Mountain biking truly is a culture of its own here in Breckenridge, and it’s the perfect mountain activity to try during the summer and fall seasons. As always, Breckenridge stands behind the Colorado Tourism Office’s Leave No Trace – Care for Colorado Principles to help maintain the natural beauty of our trails and forests.
Breckenridge is a road biking mecca in the summertime, as bicyclists from all over Colorado and beyond travel to our mountain town to experience the miles of roads and breathtaking views of the Mosquito and Tenmile Range.
In 2011, the Pro Cycling Challenge laid out its inaugural course throughout Colorado. Breckenridge placed its historical stamp on the stage 5 finish with racers jetting like bolts of lightening up the closed Highway 9 to the Main Street sprint finish and the screaming fans. Ever since, Breckenridge’s leg crushing climbs, including the notorious Moonstone climb — and the subsequent thrilling descents down have been the talk of the professional road biking community. However, road bikers of all abilities will enjoy Breckenridge’s breathtaking views and variety of terrain and technical challenges.
Biking the Recreational Path
The Blue River paved recreation path offers seemingly endless Rocky Mountain scenery. Riders will love the miles and miles of the paved, mild path that follows the Blue River through town limits and beyond to the rest of Summit County. The Rec Path sits in the shadow of the Ten Mile Range and is open to runners, hikers, dog walkers and bikers of all type. It’s the perfect route for a family cruise.
Breckenridge Biking: Winter + Spring
Biking season doesn’t stop in Breckenridge when the snow starts falling. In fact, biking in the wintertime has recently turned into one of the most popular ways to stay active in the winter. The introduction of fat bikes to the world of biking keeps bikers on our trails year-round, enjoying the bountiful amounts of snow that Breckenridge receives year after year.
Fat biking has rapidly grown into one of the most popular winter sports in Breckenridge. These bikes with massive snow tires allow for Breckenridge’s trails to be explored on two wheels 365 days a year. Similar to regular biking, fat biking is easy to get into and riders can enjoy trails for every ability level. In Breckenridge, local shops can provide gear, lessons and anything else you need to hit the trails for the first time.