As we prepare for this years Beginner Mountain Bike Course for Women now is a good time to showcase some of our rides from the clinic and offer some additional beginner routes that are fun to check out. Thanks to our partner Switchback Chics of Colorado for putting together this great list!
South Table Mountain – 4.9 mile green route – Fossil Trail to Old Quarry Trail to Basalt Cap Loop
This is a great beginner ride! Park at the trail head off South Golden Road for a nice easy single track green hill with very few obstacles and little elevation gain. There are only a couple switchbacks and they are nice and wide to help you practice your turns. Once you get to the top of South Table the trail opens up into a great double track that is very flat. Rocks are few and far between, but offer just enough for you to practice on! If you choose to take the Basalt Cap Loop just once you will get a great 5 mile ride in. Do the loop several times to extend your ride and focus on your sighting, shifting and braking skills. Just be aware, South Table is known for it’s rattlesnakes! They love to get sun drunk on the wide open paths, so keep your eyes open and give them their space. For more tips on what to do if you see a snake, read the this article.