From the Back Cover
Hidden in and around Denver and Boulder are some great roads, trails, and bike paths that are fun to explore. Best Bike Rides Denver and Boulder describes 40 great recreational rides in the metro areas. With most rides between 5 and 30 miles—including road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and mountain bike rides—it's easy to find an interesting place to ride. Each route includes complete directions, a map, a text description of the area you'll be riding, the GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and color photos of one the ride's features. Also included is information on local restaurants, lodging, maps, bicycle shops, other facilities for cyclists, and community resources.Look inside to find:• Detailed maps and directions• Rides that explore the city as well as the surrounding area.• A variety of rides, from 5-mile trail rides to 60-mile destination ridesand everything in between• In-depth information about each ride, including length, terrain,traffic conditions, and road hazards• Interesting facts about each area• Options to create longer or shorter rides
About the Author
Robert Hurst is a native Coloradan who is just happy to be in one piece after working for more than ten years as a professional bike messenger in Denver. He has cycled more than 180,000 miles and 18,000 hours in heavy traffic. He celebrates his continued survival by spending time in the mountains, and by riding the world's most excellent trails. Mr. Hurst is also the author of The Cyclist's Manifesto, The Art of Cycling, Mountain Biking Colorado's San Juan Mountains and Road Biking Colorado's Front Range.