Prospectors discovered gold when they founded Breckenridge in 1859. The people who today call Breckenridge home are fostering a whole new set of riches: a swiftly growing “Made-in-Breck” scene that ranges from superfat skis and handmade bicycle frames to award-winning bourbon and fine foods; a flourishing Arts District; an unmatched trail system and bike-friendly community; and a resort that’s known for winter but delivers big fun all summer long. Founded more than 150 years ago by prospectors in search of gold (and they found it), Breckenridge still attracts travelers in search of adventure.
Why Breckenridge for biking? The town’s easily-accessed trail network – once used by miners in search of gold – today leads to more than 1,000 miles of mountain biking across Summit County. Road cyclists can explore the surrounding counties via mountain passes, bike paths and state highways. Casual riders can hop on a cruiser and join the weekly ride or explore historic downtown. In-town bike lanes – one of the many efforts that led to Breck’s designation as a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community – make it a snap for any ability to saddle up.