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Born out of the gas crisis of 2008 and a restless curiosity to figure out what's just around the next corner, Great Road Rides Denver, Fulcrum (May, 2010), is a guide to the best 25 road rides in metropolitan Denver. These are rides you can do from your doorstep without first strapping your bike to your car, rides that range in length from 15-70 miles, and rides that stretch from Golden to Aurora, and Arvada to Centennial.  Metro Denver is justly famous for its miles of dedicated bike trails, but GRRD goes beyond the trails and shows you how to link the trails to the best cycling streets in Denver to create entertaining and interesting rides across the metro area. From the surprising  hills of under-appreciated Zuni St to broad, elm-shrouded Montview Boulevard, there are rides here for everyone.
This guide shows riders how to link the best streets and bike lanes in town with dedicated trails to create truly interesting rides—rides that take you along major rivers and creeks, through the best park system in the country, and out to the foothills, where the plains meet the Rocky Mountains. These twenty-five routes will appeal both to recreational cyclists who are tired of the same old routes they have always ridden and to serious road bikers who want to explore harder, longer, and steeper terrain as a means to better training and fitness. Written with an eye for detail and the larger picture, the route descriptions supply interesting snippets of historic, geologic, neighborhood, and social data and provide enough solid factual information to make the accompanying maps easy to follow. The book also includes an essay on urban cycling that will add to the readers’ experience and generate confidence in their ability to ride safely on the streets.
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Publication Details


  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing (May, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555917372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555917371
  • Routes: 25
  • Maps: 25, plus 6 supplemental maps
  • Price: $12.95
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