Vail summer resort
is home to all levels of Mountain biking and Road biking trails. For an easy to moderate road ride, a paved path runs along the banks of Gore Creek in Vail and stretches through the Vail Valley. Winding down from East Vail the path crosses through Vail Village and then continues west down the valley through Dowd Junction, then onto Avon and Edwards. Eagle County offers 58 miles of paved recreational paths!
For more of a challenge try the Vail Pass path. The trail is 8.7 miles, stretching from East Vail to the top of Vail Pass with the elevation gain of 1,831 feet. If you are not feeling up to the climb, shuttle a car to the top of the pass and enjoy the exhilarating ride down! Vail Pass Path Map and Information
For the more advanced cyclists, popular area routes include US 24 to Leadville and US 6 near Wolcott, just minutes from Vail.
USA Pro Challenge, August 23
Poised as one of North America's premiere pro cycling races, the USA Pro Challenge is a seven-day road race that will feature elite professional teams and athletes from around the world. One of the only American races listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2.1 UCI ranking), the USA Pro Challenge awards important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. The race brings the drama and excitement of professional cycling back to Colorado and to spectators around the globe. On August 23, Vail hosts one of the most exciting stages of the race, the Individual Time Trial, which takes cyclists through the heart of Vail Village, out to East Vail and up Vail Pass. Plus, there will be entertainment and activities throughout Vail the entire weekend!