Sunshine Canyon opening for one day in November

From the County:

Boulder County, Colo. – Sunshine Canyon from City of Boulder limits to the end of the pavement will be open to cyclists this Sunday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. This is a one-time event and will be evaluated to determine possible future events.

What: Cycling temporarily allowed in Sunshine Canyon
When: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10
Who: All motorists and cyclists allowed
Where: From City of Boulder limits to the end of the pavement. ** Do not attempt to travel on Poorman Road
or anywhere past the end of the pavement. These roads are still heavily damaged and, for user safety,
are restricted. Violation of this request could result in a citation and/or discontinuation of this type of event. **

Boulder County Transportation would like to thank and show appreciation to both motorists and cyclists for their continued patience while we repair the roads as quickly as possible. We want to remind all residents that while we are making progress on repairing the roads, we still have more to do (please refer to for updates). The county is aware that one of the main reasons to live here is for the extensive recreational opportunities — of which, many were damaged during the flood. During this challenging recovery phase, please be considerate to residents in heavily damaged areas and do not take this as an opportunity to sight-see their tragedy. Please respect both the motorists and cyclists right to the road. To ease this tension, staff will be present for outreach purposes. For more information about this event, or for information about alternative cycling routes during road reconstruction, please contact Hannah Polow at 720-564-2864 or"

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Why so early?

Why is this road only open before noon? It's NOVEMBER, folks! At this time of year I like to START my rides at noon. This morning the temperature at 8:00 AM was 35 F. Add in the wind chill from a fast descent and this could be downright dangerous.

Recreational car use

As in people using their cars to transport them for recreation, for instance when you get in your car and drive up Canyon to go look at the pretty leaves fall off the trees and buy a cup of coffee or beer in Ned. Oh, wait you already knew that didn't you? You were just trying to be snarky, carry on Anonymous snarky guy.