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  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Downhill for Beginners

    Hi. Im going to Colorado next week and driving all around the state (colorado springs, mesa verde, grand junction, estes park, denver) doing all kinds of tourist and outdoor activities with my girlfriend and would like to include downhill mountain biking. She is really a beginner and would not be able to keep up on the uphills so i want to just roll downhill.

    Looking for a place that:

    1. Offers bike rentals
    2. Has either a shuttle up the mountain or lift service
    3. Has long, easy, roundabout trails down the mountain (preferably interesting dirt trails, not paved roads). Dont want jumps or drops, just nice scenery and some interesting terrain so i can speed down and wait for her up ahead
    4. Is cheap

    I think most ski resorts would be a little too steep, and only looking to make a couple of runs down the mountain (not sure how long it would take a beginner to roll down some of those big mountains.)

    Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you!
    White and Nerdy

  2. #2
    Total Goober
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Trestle bike park at Winter Park has lots of easier terrain. They have a great package deal Friday afternoons, but the site is not working (on my computer, at least), so I can't post a link. It's called Freeride Fridays. Not sure when it starts, though.

    The other resorts don't have enough beginner terrain to be worth it, I think. Bike rentals are usually over $100, too.
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  3. #3
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    Mar 2013
    Freeride Fridays start this Friday and go through September. It looks like a great deal. TrestleŽ Bike Park - Freeride Fridays

    Local Wednesdays are an even better deal. 2 for the price of 1 all day.
    TrestleŽ Bike Park - Local's Wednesdays

  4. #4
    Living the High Life
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    Feb 2007
    Most places rent bikes. And many have a 1-run ticket option.

    Views from the lifts...gotta be Keystone. You can see all of Summit County/Lake Dillon from the top of the gondola. Their greens are pretty standard single track, nothing gnarly but it is still a mountain bike trail.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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