One of the most interesting connections was to their local art museum and children’s museum. Families, including small children, could ride safely from parking areas, the downtown retail and restaurant district, and even home in order to visit either location. While we did note that this created a bit of a hazard in terms of mixed-use trails, we think that this could have been exacerbated by the traffic from the event. Additional signage may have been helpful to remind bikers to dismount or ride under a specified speed limit.
What locations within our community would you like to see connected by trails?
A Cohesive Approach to Cycle Tourism
How do you see Cañon City fitting into a larger mountain bike ‘circuit’?
Mountain Biking Matters to Local Economies
Do you own a business in Cañon City that has seen increased sales due to trail usage?
Cycle Amenities are Cool!
Intermittently, we found mechanic stations with tools necessary to pump tires, fix wobbly seats and chains, and other minor issues. There were even racks that allow riders to assess and fix their bike easily. Water fountains were located at intervals as well, including bottle filling stations.
Despite all of these wonderful additions to the trails, the one that may have moved us the most was a simple Coleman cooler left by one of the intersections of a trail. Inside were bottles of water and a handwritten sign that said, “Remember to hydrate! 😉”
What amenities do you think should be prioritized as we look to improve trail systems in the Royal Gorge Region?