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Living in Colorado means easy access to all of the best outdoor activities from hiking in the summer to snowboarding in the winter. The state is also known for it's beautiful scenery and amazing views from atop it's many trails. Yet, one of the Colorado local favorite activities is mountain biking, and there is no lack of amazing trails to choose from whether you are just starting out, or have been mountain biking since before you could walk. If you live in Denver, or the surrounding area, you need to make a trip to these trails!
There are hundred of trails to choose from, no matter what part of the state you live in, but there are a few that are considered the best of the best by the locals.
Colorado Trail - One of the longest trails in Colorado, the Colorado trail stretches nearly across the entire state from Denver through Durango. One of the locals favorite area's on the trail is near Breckenridge, with its amazing scenery and paths that allow you to go fast and test your limits. This trail also offers bikers some of the best Rocky Mountain Views.
Kokopelli Trail - Near the Fruita exit off of I-70, this 3.7 mile loop is known for it's rocky, single track paths. It is strewn with boulders and rough terrain making it ideal for experienced bikers. The trail is perfect for those who want to take their time and enjoy the breathtaking red rocks that surround the trail and the Colorado River below it.
Trail 401 - Thought to be the best single track in the Crested Butte area, Trail 401 is required for any serious mountain biker. Starting at Copper Creek, there is a 5-mile dirt road to the top of Schofield Pass which then turns into a tree-shaded trail. 1.3 more miles and you'll reach a gorgeous alpine meadow. You can also enjoy distant views of Maroon Bells Mountain before riding down one of the most epic single track descents in the state.
Government Trail - Aspens premier mountain bike ride, Government Trail is nine miles of single track that starts out moderately rough and then continues to get progressively harder, including an intense rock garden. Just when you think you can't make it another foot, the trail smooth's into glorious aspen groves.
Tabaguache Trail - In this Grand Junction trail system, Ribbon Trail and Gunny Loop, you start out with a high speed decent through towering rock formations, including a football field sized slab at a 10 degree angle. The total distance of this trail is 13 miles of nice, calm, biking bliss.
How Often Should I Have My Bicycle Serviced?
Bicycle riders often wonder how often a bicycle should be serviced, which tends to be a question that we’re asked here at Green Mountain Sports after something goes wrong on the trail or roadway. To understand why preventative, regular servicing at less than one year intervals is your best option to safeguarding your riding experience, it helps to know which parts can fail without proper maintenance and/or replacement over the life of your bicycle.
Parts on Your Bicycle That Need Regular Servicing
In addition to the parts listed above, there are many other equipment checks that must be performed to ensure top performance from your bicycle, such as inspection of your bike’s derailleurs. Regular servicing conducted at least once a year can pinpoint small issues before they become giant problems during riding. We here at Green Mountain Sports want to make sure you’re riding safe whether you’re cycling on a roadway or biking on a muddy mountain trail, so please come into our shop at 12364 W. Alameda Pwky, Lakewood, CO 80228 or call us at (303) 987-8758 with any questions you may have, to setup a service appointment or find out about our large selection of products to fit your biking needs.
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To be certain that your riding a bike that performs above and beyond your expectations, your next bike must be a Scott. Here at Green Mountain Sports, our wide selection of mountain bikes and gear can prepare you for whatever daredevil biking you’ve got in mind. Let us steer you in the right direction for your new mountain bike today!