Old Fall River Road climb (car free)

 

Cycling in Inclement Weather in Colorado

If you are a cyclist, you are a member of a growing group who enjoys a fun, healthy, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t always want to cooperate with your plans. You can’t always ride when its sunny and clear, so you need to be prepared to face the different weather conditions you might face as a […]

Photo contest 2018

The EPCC, a non-profit organization promoting bicycle friendliness in Estes Park, is holding a photo contest to help do just that. Photos will be accepted from noon on October 1, 2018 to midnight on November 1, 2018. On November 2, the entries will be displayed on our website and facebook page. People will be able to vote for their favorite […]

Poll for group rides

Trying to figure out what the best day would be for (a) group ride(s)    

Amazon Smile (Free $ to the club!)

If you ever shop at Amazon, please know that they will give 0.5% of every purchase BACK to any charitable organization you designate… As we are a 501c3, we are listed with them! So please, please, pretty please, designate Estes Park Cycling Coalition as your 501c3 by going to: http://smile.amazon.com ! It will go towards promoting cycling in the Estes Park […]

Bike Your Park Day 2018

Join thousands of others around the world on September 29, 2018 to explore your parks and public lands by bicycle. Ride any distance on roads or trails and make a day of it: stop to enjoy a picnic, pause by a river to cool your toes, or take a break at a visitors center to learn something new. What better […]

E-bikes and the regulation in Estes Park

Regulation for Colorado: There are 3 classes: Class 1: An electric bicycle that only provides assistance when the rider is pedaling; the motor ceases at 20 miles per hour (mph). Class 2: An electric bicycle that provides assistance regardless of whether the rider is pedaling; the motor ceases at 20 mph. Class 3: An electric bicycle that provides assistance only when the rider […]

Estes Epic 2018 Parcours (difficult)

for more info about the race, visit www.estesepic.com

Official opening of the Stanley Park Bike Park

The Stanley Park Bike Park was officially opened on June 30th 2018. The Bike Park is open 24/7 and free to use. More info: https://www.bikeestes.org/projects/bike-park-stanley-park/ Todd Plummer with the opening speech Bike Park overview Video from Estes Park News Video from Estes Park Trail Gazette

Bike Estes Day 2018

Some pictures:

Volunteers needed for the Buffalo Bicycle Classic, September 9, 2018

We need volunteers to staff 2 aid stations during the Buffalo Bicycle Classic, September 9, 2018. One station is at the shoulder across from Van Horne Engineering & Surveying at 1043 Fish Creek Rd, and the other at the intersection of CO-72 and CO-7 The Coalition is receiving funds for manning these aid stations and these funds help in all that the [...]

Estes – Old Fall River loop (Difficult)

Old Fall River Road is the original road that took you over the Continental Divide before Trail Ridge was built. It’s a one lane dirt road that climbs 5,000 ft up the side of a mountain. As cyclists we can ride this road anytime that cars are allowed, but with the condition that the road is a one way when […]

Old Fall River Road to AVC and back to Estes Park on Trail Ridge road (Difficult)

Old Fall River Road is the original road that took you over the Continental Divide before Trail Ridge was built. It’s a one lane dirt road that climbs 5,000 ft up the side of a mountain. As cyclists we can ride this road anytime that cars are allowed, but with the condition that the road is a one way when […]

The Glen Haven Switchbacks (Intermediate)

This ride starts and ends at Elkins Distillery. The route starts by taking you on a tour of the Highway 34 canyon on a 2,000ft descent. The epic turns at 35+ miles per hour are made even better with the generous lane size and amazing views of rock formations as you descend into Drake.   After 11 miles you turn […]

Estes Park to Grand Lake (Difficult)

Up Moraine Avenue, the road take you in through the Beaver Meadows Entrance, past the national park’s head quarters. After entering the park, riders get a short flat before the first climb, about 3.5 miles from the curve at Upper Beaver Meadows to the top of Deer Ridge Junction. Riders get to recuperate a bit between the junction and the […]

Thank you !

On behalf of the Estes Park Cycling Coalition and all of the people who will enjoy the bike park for years to come, THANK YOU to all who donated and all those folks that have supported this effort! We were able to reach the MATCHING challenge where FIRST COLORADO REALTY generously offered to match $5,000!!!! While we will be taking […]

Bike Park work day – June 2nd

We will be having a volunteer work day to improve the perimeter trail portion of the Bike Park at Stanley Park. Workers should bring water, shovel, pick, rake, work gloves and a sun hat. Work will consist primarily of removing undesirable vegetation from the trail. WHEN, WHERE Saturday, June 2 at 9 AM – 12 PM We meet at the […]

Bike Park Fundraising Challenge with First Colorado Realty

Bike Park Fundraising Challenge! The Stanley Park Bike Park has broken ground! The Estes Park Cycling Coalition (EPCC) has been working for three years advocating, partnering and planning to make the Stanley Park Bike Park a reality. The Bike Park will provide a family friendly fun place to ride bikes for Estes Valley residents as well as out of town visitors. The […]

The Library hosted a Bicycle Repair Clinic

CDOT meeting cfr Highway 7

Cyclists! Please attend Monday’s OPEN HOUSE meeting with CDOT at the Community Center (lower level). April 23, 5:30 – 7PM. Highway 7 is looking much better and there is more to come! However, CDOT needs to hear your feedback about the importance of safe, wide road shoulders throughout the entire Scenic Byway- Highway 7 (need to include Estes Park….). Currently, […]

Estes Park Mountain Bike Team, end of season album, 2017

From the Estes Park Mountain Bike Team Page:

Epic weekend in Estes

Labor Day weekend in Estes Park was epic for mountain bikers and runners alike, as they competed in the first ever Estes Epic. Estes Epic was held over the weekend with a mountain bike race of 25 and 50 miles on Saturday. The 25 mile race had 70 participants, with the longer race having 28. Sunday had three events, a […]

4th Annual Bike Parade vs Mother Nature!

Although Mother Nature threw her best at us in the form of crazy lightning and torrential downpour, we made the best of it and did the first Bike Parade of the new Parking Garage!!! Special thanks has to go to “Roaming Rations” food truck, the Estes Park Police dept and the volunteers!

Board vacancy

There is currently a Board vacancy. Interested in serving on the Board? Be part of a young club with lots of potential and great projects in the works. A term is 2 years and bylaws can be found here at bikeestes.org. Please email board@bikeestes.org if you are interested!

Hermit Park Bike trail now OPEN! (At least half of it anyway)

Hermit Park Bike trail now OPEN! At least half of it anyway. Rode an out and back and went 7 miles. All of the volunteers did an amazing job constructing the trail. The trail follows mostly gentle grade and is not technical at all. There are some rocky sections. We parked at the bottom parking lot and rode up the […]

Bike to Work 2017

Bike to Work Day 2017! We hope you enjoyed breakfast, live music, mingled with other cyclists, and interacted with members of the Estes Park Cycling Coalition. Thank you to our event sponsors: the Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park Medical Center, Kind Coffee, The Egg & I, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, Estes Park Yoga, Salud Family Health Centers, Mountaintop […]

New kit design for High School MTB team

Kits available mid July. The Mountain Bike Team is getting a new kit design this year. We’re going to have matching bottoms, arm warmers, caps, and socks. Let me know if you’re interested in getting one of these and I can point you in the right direction. Via Bicycle Cafe and The Mountain Shop will have limited quantities in stock. […]

Bicycle Friendly Driver Program Class

The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is a 1 1/2 hour interactive class, taught by Bicycle Ambassadors aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins the class addresses: Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and […]

Trail Building Hermit Park, May 6th 2017

The Sprocket Spotlight: Todd Plummer

A Salute to Todd Plummer: Bike Park Advocate Todd (left) diligently pursued the creation of the Bike Park in Stanley Park by establishing alignment plans with fellow EPCC members. He gave generously of his expertise using Van Horn Engineering’s GPS equipment to survey the area to create a contour map. A huge amount of thought, energy, and personal time was […]

EP HS MTB team @ Granby

JV Rider Ben Switzer was our first rider across the line! Ben's name plate is yellow because he is a legacy rider, which means he's raced all 4 years of high school! Way to go, Ben! @estesmtb A photo posted by dmcramer (@dmcramer) on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:08am PDT Strong concentration from JV Rider Isaac Pyle at the start […]

EP HS MTB team @ Cloud City Challenge in Leadville

We are so incredibly thankful for the support we have from our community! Another part of our team mission statement is we want any student who is interested in having fun and riding bikes with us to be on our team and last thing we want is for resources to be what stops them. Thanks to the amazing support of […]

Estes Park High School MTB Team Race

9 bikes on one vehicle. #cycling #mountainbiking #mtb #estesmtb #bikeestes A photo posted by Estes Park MTB Team (@estesmtb) on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:50pm PDT Zeke Cramer finishing his race with flair! Way to go, @zeke_cramer! #mountainbiking #mtb #bikeestes #estespark #colorado #estesmtb #cycling #bike #bikelife A photo posted by Estes Park MTB Team (@estesmtb) on Aug 27, 2016 at […]

Estes Park High School Mountain Bike Team – Hermit Park 2016

EP Trail Gazette – Inside Business Feature – Via Bicycle Cafe

2016 Bike Parade

This is a video montage of the 3rd Annual Bike Parade in Estes Park, Colorado organized by the Estes Park Cycling Coalition in order to enhance awareness about the joys of riding a bike and encourage more people to do so. Music: purple-planet.com Moosehead Honk and a live performance by Ran Off The Rooster Some pictures Estes Park News Video

Smart Cycling videos

Summer is in full swing, hopefully you are riding some! These Smart Cycling videos will help you understand how to ride safely, improve comfort, and your rights as a bicyclist. A bike lane is a striped and signed lane that provides a dedicated space on the road for people on bikes. They should be used the same as any other […]

Bike To Work Day 2016

A good time was had by all, thank you generous sponsors and volunteers!  

EPCC helping at Ride The Rockies

Big ups for the 59 volunteers from the Estes Park Cycling Coalition helping out at Ride the Rockies today and tomorrow !

Flyer for the trail building day, August 6

The EPCC is working with Larimer County to build a mountain bike trail at Hermit Park! Volunteers are needed for trail building day on Saturday, August 6 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Training and a free lunch is provided for all volunteers! We need as many volunteers as possible. This will be a new trail construction project, to be […]

Bicycle Parade & Movies in the Mountains

Friday, July 15 meet-up at 5:45 p.m. – Bike Parade to Performance Park meet at the northeast parking lot at the Estes Park Visitor located at 500 Big Thompson Avenue. The parade begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. and travels west to Performance Park. The “Movie in the Mountains” event at Performance Park will include live music, a food and beer garden, and the movie […]

Bicycle Maintenance Clinic

Meeting Agenda, May 18, 2016

Membership Meeting Agenda May 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at Via Bicycle Café Stanley Bike Park updates Sign-ups for Ride the Rockies (June 16 & 17) and Hermit Park trail building day (August 6) Bike to Work Day (June 22) information, updates, and discussion. Does anyone else have other ideas of what to incorporate? Memberships for sale T-shirt update Group rides […]

Estes Park Mountain Bike Team Welcome

Hello All! First, an intro, then some upcoming events and asks for help below… Thanks for taking time to read this introduction to the 2016 Estes Park Mountain Bike Team. As some of you may have heard, I am stepping up as head coach for the 2016 season. The team will be active throughout the spring and summer in various […]

Town Board consider projects for grant application

Citizen Transportation Advisory Board recommends Moraine Avenue improvements and trail The Estes Park Town Board will review transportation project options that could be included in an application for Federal Lands Access Program funds. The meeting takes place April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Public input is encouraged as the board […]

EPCC Notes from 03.16.16

March 16, 2016 ­ The Mountain Shop ­AR: thanks for showing up to public meetings. ­ Hermit Park work days: we will send out a sign up soon, but work day on Aug 6 th , rain day Aug 27 th ­ Highway 7 and other updates: construction on Highway 7 to start this fall, but no resurfacing until this […]

“Oi” : The bike bell that doesn’t look like a bike bell.

It’s important to be seen on a bicycle, but also to be heard. But nobody likes an ugly bell on his racing bicycle. So Knog came up with something new, check out their Kickstarter campaign ! Bike bells have been domed since they were invented in 1877. In which time we’ve sent man to the moon, cloned a sheep, and […]

Bike Friendly Community 2014 report

In 2014, Estes Park applied for recognition as a Bike Friendly Community through the League of American Bicyclists. The town was designated with an Honorable Mention by the national organization and was provided with a customized “report card” listing steps towards earning a bronze. Some members last week expressed interest in using the report card as a check list for projects. Here is the (link to […]

Hale A Pedicab

Hale A Pedicab LLP would like to announce that it will be offering service in and around Estes Park beginning in May 2016! We are a locally owned, family business that is 100% 0 emissions. Hale A Pedicab service will include downtown, fairgrounds, “motel row” on Big Thompson Ave and out to Fall River Road. We’ve lived and worked in […]

Ride the Rockies is visiting Estes Park

The Ride The Rockies is an annual bicycle tour that takes 2,000 cyclists, assisted by more than 100 volunteers, on a 6-7 day ride through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains each June. This year’s event — the 31st — will run from June 11-17. It will start in Carbondale and end in Fort Collins. While the tour route changes each year, the […]

Press Release 1-10-2016

Estes Park Cycling Coalition Elects a Board of Directors The Estes Park Cycling Coalition (EPCC) elected its first Board of Directors. The new leadership will guide the Coalition to work towards achieving its Mission in the coming years. The Mission of EPCC is to create, enhance and preserve great bicycling in and around Estes Park, and create a bicycle-friendly community through cycling awareness, […]

Estes Valley Trails Plan

Greetings, On behalf of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District I would like to provide some updates regarding this project and upcoming events. The planning team, project partners and trails committee have taken public comments regarding Estes Valley trail connections (including bicycle and pedestrian facilities) and mapped them, while also evaluating feasibility and new opportunities. The next step will be to […]

EPCC Notes from 11.18.15

In attendance: Alicia, Erica, Heidi, Brian, Randy, Mike, Todd, Thad, Kate, Josh, Stefano, Greg, Steven, Stefaan, Andrew and Mike L. 1. Erica Goad presented on how to vote on-line for the nine nominees for the five positions on the EPCC board. Voting ended on Sunday 11.22.15. Members who were voted in to be board members are: Thad Eggen, Erica Goad, […]

Introducing the new Board of Directors

Thank you for participating in the election for the new Board of Directors. Below are the five people who will serve for a year: Thad Eggen Erica Goad Mike Lewelling Todd Plummer Alicia Rochambeau Also, special thanks to Stefaan Van Damme who will continue as webmaster! One of the first tasks for the Board is to determine their various leadership […]

ShopTalk hosted by Via Bicycle Cafe

Estes Park High School Mountain Bike Team gets interviewed. Great kids that love to bike hard and have fun!

Nominations Needed for EPCC Board of Directors

Nominations Needed for Estes Park Cycling Coalition Board of Directors Thank you for the wonderful input on the EPCC survey over the summer, we learned a lot from you in terms of how the Cycling Coalition can best meet your needs. In order for EPCC to start accomplishing all of the great projects, ideas, and events we all have in […]

Around Lake Estes (Easy)

 

Backpacker Magazine and locals share tips on mountain biking

Backpacker Magazine and Estes Park locals share tips on mountain biking and catching live bluegrass music at the local tavern in Estes Park, Colorado

Construction on county road 43

During the week of November 1, construction activities will continue between mile markers 7.7 and 9.4 on the west side of Dunraven Glade Road, and between mile markers 10.5 and 11.0, and 12.0 and 14.3 on the east side of Streamside Drive. Monday through Saturday drivers can expect up to 30-minute delays between the hours of 6 a.m. – 8 […]

Larimer County Master Transportation Plan

The Larimer County Engineering Department is asking for citizen input in creating the 2016 Larimer County Master Transportation Plan. To successfully identify and understand the needs of the citizens living in the County, a survey was created to ensure that everyone’s voice has a chance to be heard during the creation of the Transportation Plan. The survey is available at […]

Estes Park Classico (Intermediate)

(Dry Gulch, Devils Gulch, Fish Creek, Fall River Road)

Dry Gulch – Devils Gulch (Intermediate)

This is a great loop with some demanding climbs that will sneak up on you!  This is about a 12 mile ride.

Estes Park to Bear Lake in RMNP and back (Difficult)

This is a scenic ride that will expose you to the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park! This is a twenty mile ride out and back if you start from the entrance station. From town take highway 36 to the entrance of the park. Once through the entrance station you will make you’re first left on Bear Lake Rd.  

Dry Gulch – Crosier Mountain – Glen Haven (Difficult)

The trail starts at H-Bar-G Ranch and ends in Glen Haven near the Post Office. Parking is located at the corner of 63E (DryGulch Rd) and H Bar G Rd in the gravel lot. From there go right (east) on H Bar G Rd until you see the entrance for H-Bar-G Ranch on the right. The ranch is private property […]

H-Bar-G Ranch – Crosier Mountain – H-Bar-G Ranch (Difficult)

Parking is located at the corner of 63E (DryGulch Rd) and H Bar G Rd in the gravel lot. From there go right (east) on H Bar G Rd until you see the entrance for H-Bar-G Ranch on the right. The ranch is private property but they have been kind enough to allow us access. Please stay on the road […]

Hall Ranch (Intermediate/Difficult)

Hall Ranch has something for just about everyone. The most commonly ridden trail (Bitterbrush) has a challenging technical Rock Garden that only fit expert riders can clean bottom to top. The Nelson Loop up top has some beautiful views of the Arapahoe range and Longs Peak in addition to beautiful, flowy singletrack. And intermediate riders can find some suitable terrain […]

Homestead tour (Intermediate)

Homestead Meadows is a neat place to go and discover how people used to live in the Rocky Mountains. There are several old cabins and other buildings with informational plaques at each, describing who lived there, what they did, and what happened to them. This ride takes you past a few (but not all) of these. Most of the route […]

Pole Hill Road (Intermediate)

This is a network of 4×4 forest service roads. There are many different ways you can ride this, and there is a lot more here than what is mapped. There are some steep climbs and some exhilarating downhills. The little “speed bumps” that the forest services builds into the roads are great for when you’re on a downhill (catch some air!). This […]

Meeting notes – 10/21/15

10.21.2015 EPCC Meeting Notes Twin Owls Steakhouse About 14 in attendance 1. Steven Wens shared news that the “Cross of the North” cyclocross race is looking for a new venue. It’s an established, three-day event with race directors, sponsors and five previous races hosted annually on the second weekend in October. Past races have taken place in Loveland and Fort […]

Bike to Work Parade 2015

A couple pictures from the bicycle parade and movie afterwards. A good turn out despite the cloudy weather.

Bike to Work day

The Town of Estes Park and the Estes Park Cycling Coalition are hosting Estes Park’s third annual Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 24. Cyclists will be offered a free breakfast, coffee, giveaways, informational booths, bike check-ups, and live entertainment from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue. Estes Park joins […]

Survey

Hiya EPCC folks, Well, EPCC has been around now for about a year and a half, and there’s been discussion recently of some significant organizational decisions (like potentially becoming a chapter of IMBA, the International Mountain Biking Association, getting 501c3 status, starting fundraisers, etc.). The most important thing is that EPCC is the organization that YOU want it to be, […]

Bike to Work, Bike to Play Activities Proclamation

At the June 9, 2015 Estes Park Town Board meeting, Mayor Pinkham proclaimed June 17 through June 30, 2015 a celebration of Bike to Work, Bike to Play activities in Estes Park. Members of the Estes Park Cycling Coalition and the Town of Estes Park were present for the reading of the Proclamation. Bike to Work Day will be celebrated […]

Gear-up for Bike to Work, Bike to Play activities

Gear-up for Bike to Work, Bike to Play activities Bike to Work on June 24 Estes Park’s 2015 Bike to Work, Bike to Play activities will take place June 17-30. The centerpiece of these activities is Bike to Work Day June 24 at the Estes Park Visitor Center. Activities, prize drawings and free breakfast for anyone who cycles to the […]

EPCC notes from 5.20.15

EPCC 5.20.15 meeting notes Belle Morris updated the group on the Transportation Advisory Board A study has been initiated on improving Dry Gulch a bike lane was requested a sidewalk has been proposed proposed increase to width of road proposed tunnel under Highway 34 please send any comments, supporting or encouraging letters to Belle Morris at bellesmorris@hotmail.com Jason Bertolachi from […]

“I am Estes Park, I ride bikes” part 3

Bikes, Peds, Cars, and Elk: Can’t we all just get along ?

Bikes, Peds, Cars, and Elk: Can’t we all just get along? Written by Mark Kougl This last year has been transformational: our community has moved towards a safer multi-user environment on our streets, highways, and paths. I believe that is because we all have put good lessons into practice. Estes Park Police Chief Kufeld’s April 7th article nicely highlighted many […]

“I am Estes Park, I ride bikes” part 2

I am Jim Bangs. I moved to Estes Park in 1978 to work at Hidden Valley. Here I met my wife Debbie, and raised our family David, Kyle, Matthew and Evelyn. You may have seen me at Estes Park Lumber where I’ve been working since 1985. I have been commuting to work on a bicycle daily for the last eight years. […]

“I am Estes Park, I ride bikes” part 1

Sponsors Needed For Bike To Work Day June 24

The Town of Estes Park and the Estes Park Cycling Coalition are organizing Estes Park’s third annual Bike to Work Day to take place Wednesday, June 24. Cyclists will be offered a free breakfast, coffee, giveaways, informational booths, bike check-ups, and live entertainment from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue. Estes […]

EPCC notes from 3.25.15

“This town is great about getting behind good causes.” Zach Zerh Randy Biddle started with an update on the grants status for the Bike Park. We will know by mid-June if we have been awarded grants! Discussion continued on EPCC’s commitment to help maintain the Bike Park and trails under the guidance of the Recreation District. If all goes according […]

County Road 43 cycling restrictions

With County Road 43 being a popular summertime route for cyclists to use in riding into Estes Park, I wanted to make you aware of restrictions that are currently in place for bike riders while this roadway is rebuilt. As most of you know, sections of County Road 43 between Glen Haven and US 34 in Drake sustained significant damage […]

EPCC notes from 2.18.15

“Well its that time of year again when thoughts turn to green grass, sunny hillsides and two wheeled adventures. Yes my friends it is time to think about Bike to Work/Bike to Play day!” Alicia Mittleman 1)   Thad Eggen started with a trivia quiz about Shimano. Mike Lewelling received accolades for answering 3 out of the 6 questions correctly and […]

EPCC notes from 1.21.15

“So my wife, Dana, asked me if that was all I was going to ride that day…” Josh Cramer Trivia Started the night: Of note- The Tour de France is one of the most famous bicycle races in the world. Established in 1903, it is considered to be the biggest test of endurance out of all sports. & Dutch cyclist […]

Proposed Multi-purpose trail in Hermit Park

Estes Park Cycling Coalition Estes Park, CO 80517   December 17th, 2014   Gary K. Buffington, Department of Natural Resources Director 1800 South County Road 31 Loveland, CO 80537   Re: Proposed Multi-purpose trail in Hermit Park Dear Mr. Gary K. Buffington:   Earlier this month Christine Fleming met with our secretary, Thad Eggen, and discussed a proposed trail in […]

EPCC Meeting minutes – 11/19/14

“This is the 1st positive biking group in town.” Gregg Farmer   1. Bike Park News: Gregg Farmer from the Estes Park Recreation District attended the meeting to talk about the proposed bike park. A meeting was held on 11.24 in town room 202 to discuss the master plan. Currently American Ramp Company will be contracted to design and build […]

Public design input meeting for new skate park and pump track at Stanley Park

The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) will be holding a public design meeting with representatives of the American Ramp Company and Progressive Bike Ramps of Joplin, Mo., to discuss designs for a new and improved skate park and a pump track at Stanley Park. The meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m […]

Bike friendliness: here we come!

EPCC folk, I wanted to share the good news that Estes Park was recognized with an Honorable Mention by the League of American Bicyclists!  This is an organization based in Washington, DC that works to assist and award communities across the country that work to improve the well-being of their community through bike and pedestrian friendliness Some people may scoff […]

EPCC Meeting minutes – 10/22/14

1. the HS Mt Bike Team Jeremy, sorry we missed your last name Jeremy!, a junior from the Estes Park Mountain Bike team attended and filled us in on the State Championship race. The Estes Park High School team finished their season in 12th place out of 44 teams in division 2. Jeremy informed us that after experiencing a mechanical […]

Gravel in the Valley

Grinding Gravel with Marc Hemmes and Steven Wens near Longmont, CO. Music by KI:Theory.Video: Josh Cramer  

Downtown Estes Loop project kicks off with Oct. 8 open houses

We’d like to share with you this editorial by Town Administrator Frank Lancaster, as seen in local newspapers (You can find this posts, and comments on the whole idea also on facebook: link here) Downtown Estes Loop project kicks off with Oct. 8 open houses By Town Administrator Frank Lancaster Whether speaking with guests or residents, there are three common […]

National Center for Safe Routes to School Mini-Grants Program

This looks like a killer opportunity, and not too hard to apply. Applications are due Oct 22nd. Erica would love to get ideas from you all about what we could do with this money. We keep talking about school safety and biking/walking, now let’s DO something about it! Send your input/ideas to erica@bikeestes.org CHAPEL HILL, NC (September 10, 2014) — The National […]

Road group ride – Dry Gulch + Pancakes

  Some pictures  

EPCC Meeting minutes – 8/20/14

Future meetings: Alicia Mittleman has invited Frank Lancaster and Wendy Koenig to our next meeting, 9-24-14, for a fun meet and greet. This will be a fun opportunity to ask them how things work on the city level and ask some questions Alicia also mentioned that the Bike Friendly Application has been submitted, and that Mayor Bill Pinkham had signed […]

Saturday morning group ride to Meadow Mountain Cafe in Allenspark

A great day of suffering on the mtn bike. Brent and Amos rode with the EPCC crew down to Allenspark for breakfast. Then Brent and Amos pieced together jeeps roads and single track, making their way cross country from Meeker Park to Hermit Park. Lots of hike a bike and bush whacking ensued. Those trails see little traffic and are […]

Governor Hickenlooper in Estes Park

Governor Hickenlooper was visiting Estes Park, EPCC’s finest was there to promote a bike-friendly Estes Park.   The Governor has consistently been supportive for not only the State of Colorado tourism but Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park specifically.  His proactive facilitation in aiding in our recovery has been unprecedented as well.  We continue to experience the positive benefit of […]

Saturday morning ride to Glen Haven + pancakes

Great ride this morning! It was nice to meet up with the Dirt Church and see so many people supporting Glen Haven! – Greg   Ride of the MTB crew    Ride of the Road crew   Some pictures

EPCC Meeting minutes – 7/16/14

1. Round of applause for everybody involved in the “bike to play”, “bike to work” week: RMNP- Mark Kougl and Daniel Basch EP Marathon – Belle Morris Town of Estes Park – Frank Lancaster, Kate Rusch, Suzanna Simpson, Lexy Jacboson, Rita Kruelja, Russ Franklin and Tonya Ziegler Estes Valley Recreation District – Cheryl Sarnwick and Skylar Rorabaugh EP Medical Center […]

Group Ride to Bear Lake – 7/12/14

Downhill video by Steven (using the Fly6 rear light / camera)

4th of July pancake ride – C3

 

Bike to play parade and movie

We all gathered (most of us dressed up) at the visitor center for a short, and escorted by the police, ride to the Performance Park. Before the movie started, there was an award for best costume. This year the award was for the ‘Corn-family’ (check out the pictures below) The Bike-In Movie Night was an innovative idea from the team […]

Bike to Work day 2014

 

Organized group ride in RMNP

    What a marvelous morning. John Mack led a great ride inside Rocky Mountain National Park. We had the time and the inkling to ride a couple different directions and enjoy many wonders not observable from a car. Thank you to all our participants! It is fun to ride with other cyclists, since most are just good human beings. […]

EPCC Meeting minutes – 6/11/14

Greg Sampson had a quick note T-shirts- should be available before bike to work day IMBA volunteer insurance is in limbo right now, this effects are potential and future efforts at trail maintenance on H Bar G ranch, updates to follow Erica Goad updated us with information on HY 36 & 34 CDOT has responded to those of us who […]

Introducing the Estes Park Cycling Coalition

By Lyn Sadler, Estes Park Cycling Coalition Estes Park Cycling Coalition (EPCC) is a new bicycling organization in the Estes Park community with a mission to promote and increase cycling of all kinds in the Estes Valley, through advocacy, education, partnerships and community building. EPCC is striving to cultivate a biking culture in the community and make the Estes area […]

Classic Estes Park Road Ride (Dry Gulch – Fish Creek – Park)

   

Bikes and motorists coexisting in the same space

Imagine yourself behind the wheel of your car, and suddenly, you realize one of those two-wheeled human-powered dawdling nuisances comes into view. You note the cyclist has the audacity to use more than just the white paint on the right side of the lane. Their wheel passes left of something that glitters in the sunlight. Seeing another bicyclist in the […]

Estes Park High School MTB kits preorder

This is the kit the Estes Park High School MTB team will be using. If you want to support the team, you can buy one (or more) of these kits. A portion of each sale is a donation to the EPHS MTB team. Prices are $60.00 for jersey with preorder/payment by 6-26-14. $65.00 for shorts with preorder/payment by 6-26-14. Unisex […]

Bike to Work proclamation 2014

Estes Park bicycling Proclamation presented by the Mayor and Board of Trustees (click image for larger version)

Bike to Work, Bike to Play, and countless reasons to give it a try

Each month, Estes Park Town Administrator Frank Lancaster discusses projects and issues affecting the Estes Park community in columns published in local newspapers. This month, it’s about cycling & Bike to Work   June 21 through June 28 is Bike to Work, Bike to Play Week in Estes Park. This is the second year in a row that we have […]

Road group ride – C4 – 05/24/14 – Rock Cut

Pictures: Strava map: Map:

EPCC Meeting minutes – 5/14/14

5.14.14 Bike Meeting Notes Item #1 Fun activity re-scheduled Item #2- Bike to work Bike to play Bike to work Alicia Mittleman, Belle Morris and Mark Kougl presented Last years attendance was 110, 200 is the goal for this year Articles in the paper to be published weekly Lynn S. of EPCC will be writing an article CDOT information was passed […]

PWV’s First Restoration Trail Work Days for 2014

PWV is asking for the public’s help in rebuilding bridges and trail that were destroyed on the Lion Gulch trail near Estes Park. Restoration Days will be on May 24 and 25. If you are interested in helping, please see the Trail Restoration sign-up link at the end of this article. Many of the trails in the Forest were seriously […]

Rocky Mountain Bicycling 2014

Bicycling in Rocky Mountain National Park offers beautiful scenery, a challenging experience, significant elevation gain, winding mountain roads, heavy traffic, arid climate, and changeable weather. Be prepared and use extreme caution when riding on park roads. Remember, safety is your responsibility. Read more at: http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/biking.htm  

Estes Park Marathon needs volunteers

A message from the Estes Park Marathon organization: We are celebrating our 11th Anniversary as a race organization. Each year of racing has been a lot of fun! Our event has grown and developed to be a successful destination race, which could not be achieved without your involvement. We thank you for being part of our team! We are currently […]

EPCC Meeting minutes – 4/16/14

1. Erica Goad kicked off the fun activity with a Pictionary + Telegraph game: many fun (if not slightly disturbing) drawings were shared 2. Mike Lewelling shared with us information regarding an update on Canyon Lakes Ranger District they are excited to have us help with trail clean-up @ Crosier Mt. area issues are volunteer parking- ideas and locations were […]

EPCC meeting 04/16/14

For the bike meeting this Wednesday April 16th, please submit any items to place on the agenda to thad@bikeestes.org. Let’s limit our items to 10 minutes so that we can break into our respective groups and committees by 7:45. The Bike Friendly Community application is coming along. Many thanks to Josh Cramer, Erin Axtell, Brent Rochambeau, Glenn Case, Diana Laughlin, Marc […]

Road group ride – E3- 03/29/14

Greg, Steven and Stefaan started at Kind Coffee for a group ride around Estes Park. Click the map for more info about the ride

CDOT Colorado bicycle and byways map

DENVER — CDOT released an interactive map showing Colorado’s bike and byways. The map shows roadway data including shoulder widths and traffic volumes. “Along with all the information that’s available in the hard copy of the map, the new app will offer lots of options that we think bicyclists will appreciate,” said CDOT Bicycling Program Manager Betsy Jacobsen.  “Specific items […]

EPCC Meeting minutes – 3/12/14

This meeting focused on Bike to work day Alicia Mittleman presented a power point over Estes Park’s bike to work day last year The steering committee for this year’s event will be meeting on April 3rd from 10 AM- Noon in room 105 at the Town Building EPCC unanimously agreed to help this year Ideas generated were: post on website […]

Colorado’s 3 feet law

How to change and fix a flat bike tire

Emergency repairs between Lyons and Estes Park

January 10, 2014 – Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 – Extensive delays expected during construction; alternate routes strongly advised. BOULDER, LARIMER COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) are combining expertise and resources to design and construct the final repairs on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park following […]

Rocky Mountain National Park to consider allowing bicycle use on west side trail

Rocky Mountain National Park staff is looking into allowing bicycle use on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail on the west side of the national park. The East Shore Trail runs roughly parallel to the east shore of Shadow Mountain Lake. RMNP spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said the National Park Service has prepared an environment assessment to analyze the […]

Bicycling on trails

The way we ride today shapes mountain bike trail access tomorrow. Do your part to preserve and enhance our sport’s access and image by observing the following rules of the trail, formulated by IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. These rules are recognized around the world as the standard code of conduct for mountain bikers. IMBA’s mission is to promote […]

Bicycling on multi-use trails

While Colorado has no statewide statues regulating multi-use trails, here is a list of suggested practices. Please be sure to obey any local regulations when using a multi-use trail. Use common sense and courtesy on the trail Always ride, walk and skate on the right side of the trail Obey traffic control signs and markings on trail Pass on the […]

Bicycling on Colorado Roads

Bicyclists have all the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle and can be penalized for violating traffic laws. Obey traffic laws, signs and signals Ride in the right lane, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn or avoiding hazards Ride on paved shoulders and bike lanes when present and free of hazards […]

Dirt Church – 12/15/13

Our first EPC.co Dirt Church ride was a huge success! Thanks to the brave souls who showed-up to ride our local trail, Crosier! We rode in at H-bar-G and out via Glenn Haven making a loop out of it. Great times! Images: http://singlespeedpirate.blogspot.com/

Town receives second grant for downtown realignment

(you can click the image to see a large version) The Town of Estes Park has received a $4.2 million grant through the Colorado Department of  Transportation (CDOT) Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program. Coupled with the $13 million grant from the Federal Lands Access Program, the RAMP grant will fund major transit and highway improvements in downtown […]

Second meeting

We had another great turnout at our second brainstorming meeting last night. Thanks to all the devoted cyclists who showed-up and voiced their opinion on what the future of cycling in Estes Park should be all about. We are pretty confident that we will be making a HUGE difference in our town and surrounding areas in the coming months. Stay […]

Flood impacted highways reopened to cyclists

The roads to Estes Park are now open to cyclists. Please be extra careful during the reconstruction phase.  While the roads are passable, they aren’t 100% just yet.  The Colorado Department of Transportation Contact: Ashley Mohr – 303-757-9437 TRAFFIC ADVISORY FLOOD-IMPACTED HIGHWAYS REOPENED TO CYCLISTS Cyclists and motorists reminded temporary highways are narrow, shoulders minimal in some areas BOULDER, JEFFERSON, LARIMER, AND […]

Ride in RMNP

Short ride from downtown Estes Park to Many Parks Curve Overlook, where you have a nice panoramic view. Steady climb. During the winter, Many Parks Curve Overlook is the farthest point you can reach from the East side of the park.

Road group ride – D3 – 10/23/13 – Hwy 36

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge – stage 6 – Loveland to Ft Collins

With a flat speed-fest scheduled for Sunday in Denver, any contenders for the Leader Jersey will have only this stage left to make a move or lose it all. The outskirts of Loveland will see the racers off as they spend some early miles on the flat windswept plains passing through Windsor and back to Loveland. Then it’s up Big […]

National Park officials are studying two bike trails

Cycling in the park now is allowed only on roads, not trails. But park officials are considering a 15.5-mile nonmotorized, multi-use trail running from Estes Park’s Fall River entrance to Sprague Lake as well as two miles of mountain-bike-friendly singletrack along the East Shore Trail near Grand Lake. “This would provide another mode of transportation for people to access the […]

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