Road Biking in Eagle, Colorado
There are several great road rides that start here in Eagle or at least in Eagle County. You can ride Sylvan Lake Road until it turns to dirt. Cyclocross riders often ride Thomasville Road up over Crooked Creek Pass and down the other side to the small town of Thomasville and over to Reudi Reservoir. Another popular ride is on the Colorado River Road out of Dotsero. However, cyclist can start here in Eagle and follow the bike path through Gypsum and along the Eagle River until it runs right into Dotsero. They can then turn up the Colorado River Road and enjoy views of fisherman and rafters coming down river. There are several starting points and several great parking locations. There are a few great parking lots right in Dotsero that cyclist can use along with the rafters, kayakers, stand up paddle boarders, and fisherman can use.
In fact, every summer the Avon based SOS organization puts on the “Crank it for a Cause” Colorado-Eagle River Ride. This year will be the 14th Annual event ad will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015. It includes a 42 mile ride, a 68 mile ride, and a Century ride that starts and finishes at the Beaver Creek Ski Resort.
From Dotsero, you can also hop on the bike path and ride through the scenic Glenwood Canyon and into Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Note, during high spring or early summer runoff, the bike path often gets flooded and sometimes even damaged due to the raging currents of the Colorado River. However, because of it popularity, it usually gets fixed as soon as the water levels drop and crew workers can get out there to work.
There are also several great bike path rides here in Eagle. Of course, we have already mentioned the bike path going along highway 6 from Eagle to Dotsero, but Eagle Ranch also has some great bike paths that loop you through our great neighborhoods. The bike paths also make it really easy to ride to your favorite restaurant or watering hole. I think just about all the dining establishments in Eagle welcome cyclists coming in right off the trail or road. Many of the establishments also have out door seating so you can continue to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors with your snack, meal, or favorite beverage.