Sunday, February 12, 2006

Alpine Colorado by Bike

The Adventure Cycling Association's Colorado Alpine Expedition looks like fun...
For each of four days we will ride 30 to 40 miles on dirt roads and cross a high alpine pass between 12,000 and 13,000 feet in elevation. Set in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, often described as the "Switzerland of America," the route encompasses the legendary Alpine Loop, and then includes two additional days of riding above timberline. We’ll overnight in the lively and historic towns of Telluride, Silverton, Lake City and Ouray, stops that will provide welcome comfort at the end of each big day of high-altitude riding.