May is National Bike Month and your American Legend community is the perfect place to celebrate! Our Colorado communities have easy access to trail systems within the community as well as mountain biking trails of all levels close by! Need some tips on the best places to get moving on your bike! Here they are:
The city of Aurora, home to our Hilltop 55+ at Inspiration community, offers 91 miles of bike trails! The Aurora Reservoir Trail is eight miles and perfect for running and walking, as well as biking. It also offers gorgeous views of the reservoir and the front range. The Piney Creek Trail offers great hilltop views and occasional wildlife sightings. And if you don’t feel like leaving the neighborhood for a bike ride, that’s fine! The Hilltop 55+ at Inspiration community itself has 11 miles of planned trails! Download the map here.
The Enclave at Mariana Butte’s Loveland location also offers a long list of bike trails. The city has 18 miles of trails that include views of the Big Thompson River corridor and takes riders through fields, over and under city streets, along the shore of Boyd Lake State Park and through natural wetlands. If you’re an intermediate to advanced mountain biker, check out this site for a breakdown of Loveland’s intermediate and advanced trails!
Timnath, home to Kitchel Lake at Serratoga Falls, is also has several trails. The two most popular are the Cattail Flats Trail and the Poudre River Trail. Both are easy, perfect for beginners and families, and offer lovely views. The town of Timnath maintains a comprehensive trail system throughout the community. You can get a map of all of Timnath’s trails here.
Windsor’s RainDance community offers a connection to the 21-mile Poudre River Trail Corridor and more than 40 paved, natural and open space trails in Windsor. You can get a map of all the trails in and around RainDance here.
National Bike Month was created by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage people to give biking a try. If you haven’t been on your bike in a while, here are some tips to get you going with confidence. A few things to remember are you wearing the right helmet, is your bike safe and ready to hit the road, and what are basic bike etiquette rules?
Now that you have all the info you need, dust off your bike and get moving! We will see you on the trails!