A Local’s Guide to Mountain Biking in Breckenridge

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You likely know of Breckenridge for its winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more. Do you know that Breckenridge is also a prime destination for summer activities as well? As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, locals in the area start hitting the trails for activities that don’t require snow. Leave your heavy winter coats and snowshoes at home and do something more appropriate for summer fun in the sun. Many people who own Breckenridge real estate enjoy hiking, picnicking, and, you guessed it, mountain biking on the numerous trails in Breckenridge in the summer. Whether biking, hiking, or just enjoying the scenery, you’ll love trying on the trails for size.

Are you looking for Breckenridge real estate and hoping to get in a little biking while you’re in the area? Perhaps you’re hoping to put an offer in on one of the various homes for sale in Breckenridge. Summer is a great time to look for houses in the area while the weather is ideal and the winter tourism has slowed somewhat. Whether you’re looking for Breckenridge real estate for you and your family or simply as an investment property, you’ll love enjoying everything the city has to offer at all times during the year. Don your boots, hats, gloves, and ski coats in the winter and hit the double black diamond trails, or try your hand at a little downhill mountain biking in the summer. There’s an activity for every season in Breckenridge.

We’ve compiled a list of the best trails for bikers of every level. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner looking to enhance your skills on the trails, we have something for you in this guide.

Equipment Rentals

Photo courtesy of Christy Sports

If you want to hit the trails but don’t want to commit to the sport too much just yet, try out a rental. For a comfortable ride, you’ll need various supplies, including and most importantly, a good helmet and protective gear.

There are a number of shops in Breckenridge dedicated to bike rentals. Additionally, many of the shops that rent out skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports gear in the winter will carry cycling gear in the summer. Christy SportsCarvers Ski & Bike Rentals, and Breckenridge Ski and Sport are all great spots to grab some biking gear this summer. If you’re looking for rentals, there are a number of spots suited to your needs.

Lessons

Are you a beginner in mountain biking space? If so, you’re in luck. There are a number of places in Breckenridge offering lessons to those taking up mountain biking for the first time. Riding a mountain bike is similar to riding a bike on even terrain in form and function, but lessons are a great way to become a bit more acquainted with your bike, the gears, shifting aspects, as well as the obstacles you might encounter along the way such as rocks, roots, switchbacks, and large banks. Check out this blogger’s experience with a mountain biking lesson in the area.

Trails

There are a number of hiking and biking trails in Breckenridge once the snow melts away for the summer. Are you looking for an easy trail that will allow you to put your mountain biking lessons to use once you move into one of the homes for sale in Breckenridge? Perhaps you’re hoping to elevate your skills with one of the locals’ favorite trails, the Colorado Trail. From family-friendly fun with the kids to an exciting challenge, there’s sure to be a trail you’ll enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites.

Beginner

River Trail

This trail begins in downtown Breckenridge and heads North. The 4.9 km trail goes past a number of downtown attractions and, true to its name, follows the river, too. You’ll pass a number of fishermen, dog walkers, and those leisurely strolling along the river on this trail. While it may be a bit too easy for some, it’s a great warm-up trail and perfect for those with young children.

B&B Trail

Look for the B&B Miles Trailhead near French Creek Road to find the beginning of this trail. On this trail, you’ll have the decline on your side as you ride downhill for the entire way through double and wide single-track lanes. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, opt to take the turning point onto the Turk’s trail as far as you wish.

Intermediate/Advanced

Colorado Trail

To find the beginning of this trailhead, you’ll want to drive down Swan Dirt Road and look out for Tiger Run snowmobile tours. Just a few miles down the road, you’ll see the Colorado trail sign and begin your ride. The ascent will begin not far down the road after North Fork Road. Once you begin to descend, delight in the singletrack ride back down the mountain at incredible speeds.

Are you looking for homes for sale in Breckenridge?

Whatever your specific situation, Randy Jeffrey and his team can help you find the perfect home in the area. Randy and his team have assisted numerous buyers and sellers in their Breckenridge real estate journey. Their unique approach to dealing with real estate matters with the utmost care and professionalism keeps clients happy and fulfilled when searching for the perfect home for their family, be it for pleasure or investment. Reach out to Randy today, and you’ll be enjoying your new home in Breckenridge in no time.

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