pages are about climbing with a bicycle, and
the views along the way. Both paved and unpaved roads,
trails, recognized and unrecognized summits are
included. You'll find elevation profiles,
descriptions, photos and for some
areas, historical information. All elevation
profiles (on the linked profile pages) are drawn to
the same scale, with the same vertical exaggeration.
This way, one can get a good
idea of the size of the climb at first view.
Each area has its own homepage and is
organized separately. Some of the description pages
rotate with updates.
But in first place this site would like to be about
the joy of bicycling. So here an essay by a former
president of the Denver Bicycle Touring Club about
bicycles and the people who ride them, redistributed
Also, two short
travelogues of three day weekend tours over a few
passes covered in these pages :
Kingdom, goes over the following passes in
Colorado: Pearl, Ohio, Cumberland and Taylor
day day ride goes over Berthoud Pass and the
the Trail Ridge Road Passes (also in Colorado).
For more narratives about longer cycling tours -
with and without mountains - see the links in the
blue line on top.
A fairly convoluted,
wordy explanation (but, -hey it works) how these pages
are organized, ie. what makes a pass or a summit or a
shoulder summit is contained in the