On our rides each
year, you will be traveling at various altitudes over
passes and through canyons. You can find temperatures
ranging anywhere between the lower 40ís or as high as
the upper 90ís.
is best to handle the temperature changes.
Don't forget to
throw in mid weight gloves.
Bring a rain
suit; you never know when they will come in handy. It
can also be used to help keep you warm.
elevation and semi-arid climate will dehydrate you.
drink plenty of fluids.
Alcohol at this
altitude will effect you quicker and take longer to
Alcohol information found here
Grab a water bottle to carry with
you on rides.
Because you may not
be accustomed to higher altitudes, sometimes in excess
of 12,000 feet be sure to consider the following.
Use sunscreen. At
this altitude it is very easy to burn even if itís
cloudy or you usually do not burn.
Be aware of
altitude sickness. It wouldn't hurt to throw in some
Advil for the occasional headaches caused by the thin
High Altitude Sickness
Information found here
Some of our rides
will visit the less traveled areas of the state.
Carry some extra
cash, this may come in handy if the gas pumps don't
take credit cards or fail.
Cash will also
help you get your meals paid for quickly.
Some rides like
the Ride and Raft, Cave of the Winds, Manitou Cliff
Dwellings, Rocky Mountain National Park and Mt. Evan will require
cash for the activity or entrance fee.
Pack a few
crackers / snacks to take with you on the rides.
Each ride will have
a Ride Leader and Crew.
Please grab a
ride map from us and familiarize yourself with the
next stop or turn.
If you are
separated from the group you will be able to find us.
If you decide to
leave a ride or venture off on your own, please inform
the Leader or Crew member so we don't hold up the
group looking for you.
Colorado does not
have a helmet law, but does require eye protection.
These are a few
items we suggest you bring.
A spare key for
your bike, saddle bags and trailer. If you misplace or
lose one, you will not be stranded.
A basic tool kit,
flash light, first aid kit, and tire repair kit are
hard to find room for but very good to have when you
need them. Inflate a spare will also work.
We want you to have
a great time and above all, we want you to be safe and
comfortable on your chosen ride. Please be very
aware of wild life on the roads and in the State Parks.
They are everywhere and when seen, you must proceed with
caution, they are unpredictable. Some canyon roads have
no shoulder and if you miss the corner it could be
RIDE AT YOUR PACE AND COMFORT LEVEL.
This isn't a
competition and you have nothing to prove to anyone. We
want you to arrive alive!
Thank you for
taking the time to read and consider our ideas. With
your help this will be an awesome weekend and ride. We
are here to help you have the time of your life.
Please contact us if you have any
concerns or questions. "Click
Colorado VTX Range