"May your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" - Edward Abbey
RADtrek or "RIDE ALONG the DIVIDE" is compilation of the highest, gnarliest climbs and descents in Colorado combined into one route from Wyoming to New Mexico.
The Pictures shown here are from mountain trails still open to biking
"I don’t have a bucket list but my bikeit list is a mile long."
IN THE BEGINNINNG ......
"After that initial mountain ride in '05 between Breckenridge and Kremmling on both paved road and trail, the next 7-8 years was dominated by pedal fever. I tracked numerous trails in search for some super elevations and 'rad' vistas. As it turned out the peaks attained were some of the highest points in North America along the Continental Divide. Yet it wasn't all fun and games. Along the way I hit some rock walls, both literal and figurative, in pursuit of my high altitude goals from user restrictions to trail closures. With the incorporation of 4-wheel drive trails, dirt roads and some paved sections; a multi-track, spin-worthy cross-state bike path was adapted and rediscovered. The present network comprises over 1700 miles of trail, 81 passes or high points and some of the nastiest but best offroad riding in America, combining singletrack, jeep trails and pavement. As past experience has proven, significant portions of singletrack could be yanked from under the feet or wheels of the avid back-country cyclists at any moment. RADtrek therefore also advocates for keeping human-powered bikes from being banned from great high elevation trails in the Colorado highlands, where riding is legal and environmentally appropriate." ~ Jeff Nussbaumer
Founded in recognition of a unique bike trail route, RADtrek is cyclists aspiring to reach the pinnacles of the earth's crust as often as is possible.
It was difficult to find a route that stayed consistently true to the scientific demarcation of the Continental Divide. While realizing that no work is ever finished or perfect, the RAD Route as it is today fulfills that goal. Zigzagging across the peaks of several mountain ranges, RAD attains elevations above 13,000 and 14,000 feet,
To connect with other sites that support the long-term enjoyment, use and preservation of great mountain bike trails, please visit the following: www.sustainabletrailscoalition.org, www.outdooralliance.org/, www.adventurecycling.org/