A great variety of cycling options and paths await you as a Key To The Rockies guest. From family friendly paths to steep mountain passes for the avid road biker. No matter your ability level fabulous mountain views, wildflowers, and fresh breezes are in store
Summit County Recreation Path
Beginners - Intermediate
In the summer months both avid cyclist and beginners alike will be able to take advantage of the expansive Summit County Recreation Path. Take a day trip and go to the Town of Dillon (5 miles); pack a lunch and a blanket and dine by the lake. Then check out the town, you will find boutique shops, restaurants, a weekly farmers market on Fridays, and weekend evening concerts at the amphitheater.
If you are feeling adventurous continue onto Frisco about an additional 5-6 miles next to the lake. The Island Grille with outdoor seating at the lake’s edge is a popular watering hole for locals and visitors. Be sure to stroll down Main Street and pop into the Sweet Shope for old fashioned treats, sodas, and ice cream. There are of course restaurants, boutiques, museums, glass blowing, and other attractions to peak your fancy. The recreation path is extensive and extends from Keystone to Vail.
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Downhill Cruise from Vail to Frisco
Beginners - Advanced
Want to enjoy the downhill experience without the ride up, or have smaller children who want to ride too? Consider a bike rental that includes shuttle service to the top of Vail Pass so you can breeze down enjoying the views. Mountain View Sports located centrally in Keystone will take care of all that you need to enjoy the ride.
If you are looking for a bit more tame or economical downhill trip consider a rental from our friends at Christy Sports. Rent your bike at the Breckenridge location; explore the town for a while by bike, and then ride down to Frisco along the river via the recreation path. The Christy Sports Frisco location will serve as a drop off point for your bike at no charge. Be sure to explore Frisco, maybe have some lunch. Take the free Summit Stage Bus to return to Breckenridge, catch a concert at The River Walk Center before returning to your car.
Intermediate to Advanced Cyclists
The avid road cyclist can follow in the tracks of The Triple Bypass, Ride The Rockies, and the USA Pro Challenge. Head east and conquer Loveland Pass (9 mi) or travel west and tackle Swan Mountain Road and explore Frisco (12 mi), Copper Mountain (20 mi), Vail Pass (25 mi), or Breckenridge (15 mi). Either route offers a challenge in changing elevation and a view from 9,500’ to 11,990’. If Loveland Pass is the route you choose, take some time while you are at the top of the continental divide to take you photo. On your way back down stop at The 6th Alley Bar and Restaurant for lunch at Arapahoe Basin.
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