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Fun Bicycling Events

Kid's Fun Bicycle Ride - May 24 & June 21, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Novice
/Intermediate/Youth, Limit 20 riders)

Come ride your bike with us. We will experience the wonders of Moraine Park on our bikes. Moraine Park offers a dazzling chance to see wildlife, learn how it has changed, feel the gentle morning breeze, smell the spring air, witness the wonder of yearly regeneration, and hear the birds rejoice the grand entrance of a new season. The ride starts at Moraine Park Discovery Center, then meanders along the park to Cub Lake trail head and back. We will start with a quick safety lesson that includes Rocky Mountain National Park special thoughts. This ride finishes early enough to enjoy a wonderful presentation at the Moraine Park Discovery Center.

What to bring:
  • At least one parent and/or legal guardian
  • Bikes and helmets for both you and your parent/guardian
  • Clothing good for weather in the park - Water and snacks
  • Sun protection
  • A dose of curiosity and fun
Moraine Park Bicycle Ride - May 20 & June 24, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
(Novice/Adult, Limit 20 riders)

Come ride your bike with us. We will experience the wonders of Moraine Park on our bikes. Moraine Park offers a dazzling chance to see wildlife, learn how it has changed, feel the gentle morning breeze, smell the spring air, witness the wonder of yearly regeneration, and hear the birds rejoice the grand entrance of a new season. The May 20th ride starts at the Kaley Cottage Parking area. The June 24th ride starts at the Moraine Park Discovery Center. The ride then meanders along the park to Cub Lake trail head and back. We will start with a quick safety lesson that includes Rocky Mountain National Park special thoughts.

What to bring:
  • Bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Clothing good for weather in the park
  • Sun protection
  • Water and snacks

High Altitude Trail Ridge Road Ride without Vehicle Traffic - May 21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contingent on Trail Ridge Road remaining closed to motor vehicle traffic. (Intermediate/Advanced/Adult, Limit 20 riders)

Come ride your bike with us. We will experience the wonders of Trail Ridge Road without motor vehicle traffic. Trail Ridge Road offers a dazzling variety of mountain environments, chances to see wildlife, life changing and magnificent views, feel the "gentle" breeze, smell the spring air, witness the wonder of yearly regeneration, hear the winds rejoice the grand entrance of a new season, and finally, a chance to challenge any rider with high altitudes and steep climbs/descents. We offer two turnaround points. For those with a need to challenge themselves, a group will ride to Alpine Visitor Center and back. For the rest of us, a group will ride to "Rock Cut" and back. Never fear, both will be challenging, reach over 12,000 feet altitude, and offer unparalleled experiences. The ride starts and Rainbow Curve parking area. Feel free to haul your bicycle to that point or ride up from below. We will start with a quick safety lesson that includes Rocky Mountain National Park and Trail Ridge Road special considerations.

What to bring:
  • Bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Clothing appropriate for the park (expect rapidly changing weather that can include: wind, snow, sleet, rain, sunshine, cool temperature, beautiful temperatures, and lightning in the afternoon)
  • Water and snacks
  • Recovery gear for yourself and your bicycle (fluids, clothing layers, tire kits, etc.)
  • Sun protection (eyes, skin, etc.)

Bear Lake Road Corridor Ride - May 22 & June 22, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
(Novice/Intermediate/Adult, Limit 20 riders)

Come ride your bike with us. We will experience the wonders of Bear Lake Road. Bear Lake Road offers wonderful chances to see historic structures, wildlife, creeks, valleys, ridges and magnificent views of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker. Feel and smell the "gentle" breeze of spring air, and witness the wonder of yearly regeneration. The May 22nd ride starts at the Kaley Cottage Parking area. The June 22nd ride starts at the Moraine Park Discovery Center. The ride is "mostly gentle" slopes to Hollowell Park and back. There is some challenging climbing, but it is worth the effort. With the reconstruction of Bear Lake Road complete, you will find it a much easier ride than any time before. We will start with a quick safety lesson that includes Rocky Mountain National Park and Bear Lake Road special considerations.

What to bring:
  • Bikes and helmets for all riders
  • Clothing appropriate for the park (expect rapidly changing weather that can include: wind, snow, sleet, rain, sunshine, cool temperature, beautiful temperatures, and lightning in the afternoon)
  • Water and snacks - Sun protection (eyes, skin, etc.)

Did You Know?

a photo of a coyote

Kawuneeche Valley is on the west side of the Continental Divide and channels water into the Colorado River. Kawuneeche means Coyote in Arapaho.