• Registration Opens For Gold Rush Bike Rally; Benefits Gold Hill, Ride Old Mining Railroad Routes

    Submitted by Bill Plock on March 16th, 2021

    oday Adventure Fit announces the revival of Gold Rush Bike Rally, a gravel bike hootenanny in historic gold mining country west of Boulder, Colorado. The event combines the best elements of a gravel bike adventure, block party, and small town festival and is the sister event to the popular Old Man Winter Bike Rally. Similar to the Old Man Winter Rally, the Gold Rush Bike Rally is all about getting friends together for an adventure on Boulder County’s world-class gravel bike terrain and celebrating at the after party. As a fundraiser for the Town of Gold Hill and the Gold Hill School, the Gold Rush Bike Rally will allow the gravel bike community to give back to Boulder County’s top cycling destination.

    The race is staged in front of the Gold Hill General Store in Gold Hill, one of Colorado’s oldest and quaintest towns, with dirt roads and a population just over 200 people. Despite its small size, Gold Hill is famous for its amazing gravel riding including the Switzerland Trail, which was a narrow railroad line that transported mining equipment throughout the Front Range of Colorado at the turn of the century, as well as Lickskillet Rd – the steepest road in the state with grades as steep as 22%. Read more

    • Reminder: Four Mile Canyon, Gold Run closed to cyclists

      Submitted by 303cycling on April 4th, 2018

      Boulder County is reminding cyclists that Four Mile Canyon and Gold Run are closed due to construction. Read more

      • Sunshine Hill Climb, Boulder

        Submitted by 303cycling on June 21st, 2011

        Make this a quickie out of Boulder or turn it into an all out epic ride. Sunshine Canyon starts where Mapleton street in Boulder ends and pretty quickly things turn upwards fast. You can cheat out early and make aRead More

        • Riding the Switzerland Trail in Boulder

          Submitted by Kris Thompson on June 22nd, 2008

          Some say the Hall, Heil and Walker are all over ridden while one of Boulder County’s gems sits nearly empty, the Switzerland Tail. For those not familiar, the Switzerland Trail it is an old narrow gauge rail bed which has long since lost its ties and rails, winds its way from Ward (almost) to Sugarloaf mtn. Read more