• Colorado Trip, Part 1, Buena Vista to Lake City, Places to Explore off the Beaten Path

    Submitted by Bill Plock on August 24th, 2020

    Gravel or road? Road or Mountain? Pavement or dirt? Colorado or……Colorado? We have it all. Recently 303 embarked on a journey to discover some new places, or at least be reacquainted with places like Buena Vista, Salida, Gunnison and Crested Butte. But some places, a bit off the beaten track offer amazing cycling options as well. Places like Lake City, Westcliffe, LaVeta, Cuchara, Mosca, Victor, Canon City and Pitkin.

    If you haven’t been to Buena Vista recently, you might be surprised, like we were. Once upon a time the vibe was perhaps a bit industrious, maybe not so hip and didn’t really compare with the other “cool city” in Chaffee County—Salida. Now it’s more of a toss up with a brand new river walk neighborhood complete with a high end hotel, The Surf. There is outdoor music space and a collection of new shops and eclectic homes much different than downtown.  Read more

    • 21st Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest

      Submitted by 303cycling on February 3rd, 2019

      Buena Vista   Early registration ends March 22 One of the most beautiful rides in the state, with four route options (century, metric, half century and 35 miles). You will take in the outstanding views of Colorado’s highest mountain peaksRead More

      • 20th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest

        Submitted by 303cycling on February 28th, 2018

        Buena Vista   The beautiful century route goes North to Leadville, along the scenic rolling hills of Turquoise Lake Road, around the Mineral Belt Trail passing aspen groves and conifer forests, meandering through the historic Leadville Mining District, and backRead More