Three Great Places to Take Your Dirt Bike in CO

dirtbike 8_BlackPowderPass_TrippFayFall is a great time to get out on your dirt bike. Both you and your bike will enjoy the cooler weather, and with the aspens slowly starting to change, the scenery will not disappoint. Here we’re going to highlight a few places near Breckenridge that you shouldn’t miss this fall.

Three awesome places for you and your dirt bike:

  1. Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO – There are about 25 miles of trails back here that are OHV approved. This little nestled network is close for shuttling bikes if you are staying in the area. It can get a little crowded on weekends with side by sides and Razors, but there is plenty of single track to stay on to avoid more congested areas. This is a great place for beginners who are just learning as it offers a wide variety of trail difficulties. Find more information here!
  2. Fourmile Recreation Area, Buena Vista, CO – Buena Vista (BV) really isn’t that far from Summit County and with temperatures usually at least 10 degrees higher, it’s a perfect getaway. BV features almost 200 miles of road and trails plus a ton of variety for all skill levels. This special little spot is only about 45 minutes from Breckenridge, and is typically ready to ride in April while Breckenridge is still melting. It also stays a little warmer in the fall for a weekend getaway. Designated campsites with breathtaking views of the Collegiate Range are spread along most of the routes. Trail #1425 is a 6 mile long single track that is a bit advanced, but a great loop. For more information check out Fourmile Travel Management Area!
  3. Taylor Park, Gunnison, CO – With a plethora of trails, this is one of the most coveted places to take your dirt bike. The beautiful part about Taylor Park is that you can make it a day trip from Breckenridge (2 to 2 ½ hours’ drive). This is also a great place for riders of all skill levels. However, if you are looking for some advanced trails, we would recommend: Star Trail, Timberline and Dr. Park. There is plenty of camping, wildlife viewing and with Taylor Reservoir being right there, you could even get some evening fishing in. With a central location and over 40 trails, you are bound to have to come back for more. If you’re to learn more, click here!

Don’t forget to wear your helmet and boots, and stay on the trail!

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Fall Mountain Biking

Hit the trails in Breckenridge!

Photo courtesy of the Breckenridge Tourism Office

Photo courtesy of the Breckenridge Tourism Office

Breckenridge is the epitome of all things outdoors. Our active community joins together to create a ton of different ways to get you outdoors, meet other people, and push you to your limits.

Check out some of the upcoming races, racing series and other activities that our community puts on to keep you busy and in shape during the summer.

Visiting? Don’t worry – if you are in town and want to get a taste for life in the high country – most of these races have same day registration!

Summit Mountain Challenge (information provided by Maverick Sports):

Out to look for a good time but push yourself competitively and physically? This mountain biking series is there for you to experience all of the above. With different categories for both Men, Women, and Juniors, the Summit Mountain Challenge offers different classes varying from beginner to expert.

Individual race registration is still being accepted for the following races throughout the summer for a $25/pre-registration or $30 same-day registration:

July 15 – Keystone Uphill/Downhill Double Time Trial

July 29 – Pennsylvania Gulch Grind, presented by Peak-a-Boo Toys

August 5 – Soda Creek Scramble

August 19 – Peaks Trail Time Trial, presented by Great Western Lodging

September 6 – The Fall Classic, presented by Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood

Summit Trail Running Series (information provided by the Town of Breckenridge):

This series consists of six trail races around Breckenridge. All races give runners the option for a short or long course. Races are open to runners of all abilities ages 10 and older. The series fall on Wednesday’s throughout the summer and start time is 6:00 p.m.

Individual race registration is still being accepted for the following races throughout the summer for a $22/pre-registration or $25 same-day registration:

July 8 – Baker’s Tank (4K/9K)

July 22 – Horseshoe Gulch (6K/14K)

August 12 – Carter Park (8K/14K)

August 26 – Flumes/Tom’s Baby (7K/11K)

Other upcoming races to check out:

Breck Crest – Saturday, August 29, 2015. Choose from a 10k, half marathon or marathon.

Hunky Dory Half Marathon – Saturday, August 1,, 2015. Run some of the greatest single track in Breck!

Don’t forget to check out the 4th of July events this weekend as well, especially the Firecracker 50. An iconic race that you won’t want to miss. Pro Open Men and Women waves start 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln and Main Street. For more information on where else you can spectate, course descriptions and other start times, check out Maverick Sports.

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Breckenridge Bike Race going down Main street

Join our Cycling Community for Breck Bike Week!

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Stefanie Reuter_2Breck Bike Week is just around the corner, and with all the events happening, we want you to be the first to know! From August 20th – August 24th, join our community of cyclists for the US Pro Challenge, bike demos, group rides, trail building, clinics, free bikes tunes, kids’ races and much more. Geared toward all levels from novice to pro riders, there is something for everyone. Best part, all of the activities are FREE and open to the public.

When was the last time you were able to explore Breck’s expansive backcountry? With hundreds of miles of trails that can be accessed within minutes from town – Breck’s interconnected system of trails can easily lead you all over Summit County. Saturday and Sunday offers bike demos from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Expo area on Main Street in the Blue River Plaza which is located in the center of town. Rent a high end demo bike from one of the many vendors this event grab your friends and join us for this multi day celebration that promotes our bicycling culture. Breck Bike Week is proud to promote the community and the pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Some highlights you won’t want to miss:

FRIDAY, August 22

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Returns to Breck. Join us for the Stage 5 Finish of one of the largest cycling events in United States History. Race viewing, parties, live entertainment and dining specials scheduled throughout town so plan to stay and celebrate with us after the race for the rest of Breck Bike Week! Click here for details.

SATURDAY, August 23

Poker Ride Presented by Carvers 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register here. Hit the dirt for an all-for-fun ride marked course highlighting the best single track in town! Riders will have a chance to win a prize! Collect playing cards at designated aid stations and assemble your best poker hand. $20 donation includes ride, prize, party, a free beer and chance to win BIG. Day of registration / donations accepted at Expo / Blue River Plaza.

Check out the Expo located on Main Street in the Blue River Plaza on all other days with general hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free technical support from local bike shops and information desks with local experts there to provide ride tips and general information.

Visit www.gobreck.com for a breakdown of the events happening!

For the best lodging deals in Breckenridge, visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

People biking past bakers tank

Test your endurance this 4th of July in Breckenridge at the Firecracker 50!

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race is a staple in Breckenridge’s 4th of July weekend festivities. The Firecracker 50 Leads the Independence Day Parade on Friday, July 4th and starts bright and early at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street. Join thousands of spectators and cheer on these riders as they start on their 50 mile expedition throughout Breckenridge’s beautiful network of trails. Top contenders are rewarded with a cash prize and the lucky first place winner in all 4 categories receives $500!

The Firecracker 50 lives on, getting bigger and bigger each year.

The Firecracker 50 is one of the first organized events on July 4th. Competitors, viewers and awesome volunteers continue to grow this event with traditions such as The Wild Turkey Challenge which, amps up contestants to jump a ramp and slug down mysterious amber liquid from a cup as they continue on their trek.

Bikers of any class are can register for the Firecracker 50. Register under Pro/Elite, Expert, Sport, Beginner or the Maverick Open 45+. With a class for everyone, you are sure to find your place! Recognizing Past Pro Champions from 2013 are Gretchen Reeves and Oliver Zurburegg.

Registration opened on April 4, 2014 and tends to fill quickly. Entry fees are as follows:

$95 for Pro/Open Solo

$85 for all other Solo categories

$140 for a 2 person team

Entry fee includes:

  • DeFeet Tall Woolie Boolie Socks
  • Beer from the Backcountry Brewery
  • T-Shirt
  • Post Race Meal
  • Bike Wash
  • Stocked Aid Stations (4 per lap) sponsored by CLIF

For a full breakdown of the Firecracker 50, visit Maverick Sports Promotions

Don’t miss out on this fun event or the rest of activities Breckenridge’s Independence Weekend celebration has to offer.

Looking for other biking events that Breckenridge offers? Come cheer on the world’s most adorable “pro” striders before welcoming the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge as it wraps up in Breckenridge at the Stage 5 finish on August 22nd, 2014. Watch two to five years old race down Main Street on pint-sized, pedal-less bikes. The BGV Strider Challenge starts Friday morning August 22nd.