“There are a few towns in Colorado perfectly situated to stay and ride – Aspen is one of them,” a writer for PedalDancer.com states in a June 2014 article. “Aspen is a beautiful location to plop yourself down and ride in various directions – out and back or happily looping around the area on a bicycle.”
Just because ski/snowboard season has ended, doesn’t mean Aspen visitors can’t enjoy the vast beauty of Colorado’s mountains. One of the best ways to take in Mother Nature’s splendor is to biking in Aspen.
Bike this Summer
This summer, the Limelight Hotel will offer its guests, as well as Aspen locals and other mountain visitors, guided cruiser bike tours. Learn about Aspen’s history and natural surroundings on our on these hour-long cycling tours.
When? These laid back bike tours are hosted on Friday and select Sunday afternoons throughout the summer season.
The Bikes and Beer Ride Series begins on Sunday, June 7. On select Sunday afternoons, Limelight staff members will guide cyclists to some of Aspen’s most-breathtaking destinations, such as Independence Pass and Maroon Bells. Following each Bikes and Beer tour, participants are invited to join us in The Lounge for happy hour for locally-crafted beers and hearty, post-ride appetizers.
Our weekly Friday afternoon guided cruiser bike tour series kicks off on Friday, June 5, and is presented in partnership with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and the Aspen Historical Society. Friday bike tours begin at 4 p.m. and last one hour. Participants can choose from touring Aspen historical sites or a local nature preserve.
Aspen History Ride
For those who opt for the Aspen history cruiser ride, explore our mountain hamlet’s rich background with stops at the Midland Railroad, grounds of the Wheeler Stallard Museum and the Victorian West End. This lovely bike ride around town will show you how Aspen became the beloved vacation locale it is today.
For those who love the outdoors, the ACES cruiser tour takes participants to Hallam Lake’s 25-acre nature preserve. Meander throughout the nature preserve’s observation decks and receive a hands-on education about local birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, and owls on this one-of-a-kind bike tour experience.
This series of summer cruiser bike guided tours is open to Aspen locals and other out-of-town visitors, however, non-Limelight guests must provide their own bikes. Guests staying at the Limelight simply sign up for a tour and a cruiser bike will be reserved for you.