Activity Highlight: Cycle Silverthorne
Published June 6, 2017
Each June, the Town of Silverthorne celebrates its biking culture by encouraging residents and visitors to use bicycles as their preferred mode of transportation during Cycle Silverthorne Month.
From mountain to road, and even by cruiser, Silverthorne residents have a passion for biking. And, with access to some of the best trails and most scenic routes in Summit County, June is the perfect time to get out and explore all the Town’s accessible trail options. Here’s three ways to celebrate cycling in Silverthorne:
Bike the Blue River Trail: The Blue River Trail is Silverthorne’s link to the county-wide paved trail system. The 3.5-mile, hard surface paved trail begins at the top of the Dillon Dam and ends at North Pond Park. The Blue River Trail is unique to the Summit County Recreation Path system because it is a meandering, family-friendly paved trail with less crowding and more opportunity for solitude than other County trails. Some of the most spectacular views of the Blue River can be seen from the trail. More info
Rip Around Summit County’s Finest Singletrack: Silverthorne is surrounded by some of the state’s best singletrack, offering awesome trails for beginners to experts. For a great intermediate ride, try Ptarmigan Trail. This is a fun short hike-a-bike with the choice of two descents ─ smooth and fast or gnarly. The seven-mile ride offerings great views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the Continental Divide. More info
Tour Summit County Breweries by Bike: New brewery tours offered by At Your Pace Biking offer a sampling of the best beers in the county. On the Dillon-Silverthorne day tour, the first stop is Pug Ryan’s, offering up an assortment of brews to satisfy the most discriminating hophead. Try the Morningwood Wheat, a lightly filtered, easy-to-drink beer and a local’s favorite. The next stop is Silverthorne’s own Bakers’ Brewery, which opened in 2015. The bakery and brewpub features a selection of session beers designed for those new to the microbrew scene, along with bold beers for the microbrew connoisseur. The last stop on the tour is Dillon Dam Brewery, the largest brewpub in the Colorado Rockies. There are up to 13 Dam beers on tap, including seasonal, session and BIG BOLD beers. More info