High Altitude Tips

To enjoy your visit here in Colorado Springs, here are the top 9 high altitude tips to keep in mind to give your body time to adjust to the altitude and prevent altitude sickness:
 
1.  Stay below 7,000 feet the first day (the city of Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet above sea level.)
2.  Give your body time to adjust (there's lots to see and do at lower altitudes.)
3.  Avoid strenuous exercise the first day.
4.  Limit alcohol intake. Alcohol binds oxygen and water and robs your body of these two important nutrients.
5.  Drink more water. The air is drier and your body will dehydrate much more quickly. The higher up you go, the more water you should drink.
6.  Always travel with a companion. If someone begins to experience severe coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest pain, get him or her to a lower altitude as quickly as possible.
7.  The effects of some drugs such as tranquilizers can be greatly increased at higher altitudes. Be sure to check with your doctor first before exerting yourself at higher altitudes.
8.  If you are baking during your visit, be sure to follow the high altitude instructions.
9.  Get plenty of good rest and enjoy yourself!

Source:  https://www.visitcos.com/travel-tools/high-altitude-tips/


Colorado Weather

The weather in Colorado can change quickly, often without any notice.  When deciding what clothing to bring for your ride, we recommend being prepared for any seasonal changes in the weather.  Spring and Summer can be extremely dry and hot, with afternoon thunderstorms.  Fall and Winter can be quite warm when the sun is out, but with rapid temperature drops if clouds roll in.

If you're unsure what to bring, feel free to give us a call (719-599-0149) for recommendations.

We also stock a great selection of clothing in case you forgot something.

Weekly Shop Rides

Thursday
Mountain Bike (Ute Valley Park, Pulpit Rock, etc...)
Meet: 5:45pm
Roll: 6:00pm
Duration: ~2 Hours
Skill Level: Beginner Friendly


Cruiser (Local Brewery/Restaurant)
Meet: 7:45pm
Roll: 8:00pm
Duration: TBD
Skill Level: Social Pace


Sunday
Mountain Bike (Ute Valley Park, Pulpit Rock, etc...)
Meet: 5:45pm
Roll: 6:00pm
Duration: ~2 Hours
Skill Level: Beginner Friendly


***All rides start/end at the shop, and are weather permitting

Trail Information

Our staff-favorites for trail maps and information, are the MTB Project app by REI and Trail Forks app powered by PinkBike.  Both apps are available for free download for Apple and Android devices from their respective apps stores by following the links below!


MTB Project by REI

    

Trail Forks powered by PinkBike