Routes to Ride

Are you ready to go big? Does your version of "going big" mean making a loop instead of doing an out-and-back? Looking for a new way to link together some of your standby trails? We've got you covered here in the Routes to Ride!

This section is a work in progress. If you've got a favorite set o' trails you don't see here, email the BMA Website team and we'll add it!

15+ miles of dirt you can ride through most of the winter

Boulder has some pretty rich cycling heritage, reaching back to the Red Zinger / Coors Classic, a road race series of the 1970’s and 1980’s.  In its heyday this race series had several stages in Colorado, including the classic Morgul-Bismark...

Head out to play, the Hall Ranch way!

This is a great local favorite way to enjoy some challenging riding rolling right out of downtown Lyons!

This ride has just about everything for an afterwork summer ride! Technical bumpiness galore, fun swoopy trails, amazing views of Longs Peak and a convenient brewpub at the end of the ride!

The basic premise of this ride is to leave from town on either Hwy 7 or Hwy 36 and get onto the Hall property either via the Bitterbrush...

You will most likely perish

Want an epic ride? Well we've got one for you! We've linked trails to get you from uptown Boulder to Lyons (Oskar Blues) and back. All told it's about 50 miles of some of the finest front country pushing you can do in Colorado. You'll get everything from amazing landscapes to solitude, to death defying rock gardens to some great beer all in one butt kicking ride!

Conceived by BMA Member Kevin Bracy Knight, this is the biggest way to ride our part...

Get in Some Riding when Other Trails are Snowy/Muddy!


Boulder Valley Ranch is a great open space area to ride when things are a bit yucky in the Winter. Like the Marshall Mesa/Doudy Draw area, BVR has a lot of sun exposure without a lot of trees, so it dries out quick! It's not exciting singletrack (heck most if it is just fire roads), but it is a great place to ride away from traffic and start building base for the real riding season!

The Route:


The from-town loop you've been waiting for!

As of summer 2012, mountain bikers can ride from downtown Boulder to get in a sweet loop at Betasso Preserve.  This route description tells you how to get there and back from Boulder using paths and roads, allowing you to ride to your ride.  Yep, pretty sweet.


If you're willing to GPS this ride and work up the statistics, please email your track to trailinfo@...