Riding Cripple Creek in Colorado Springs

Colorado’s rich mining history has given us cyclists an unbelievable playground for exploration.

With endless forest service roads that cut through the mountain-scape it’s easy to fall in love with gravel riding.

Gold camp road is one of those dream destinations that stretches from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek, a town that boasts some of the best gambling above 10,000ft. Along the way you pass 7 tunnels that you’ll rarely see a car on since one of the tunnels caved in several years ago. When I was a kid we’d sneak out late at night and hunt for ghosts in the area since the tunnel that caved in had a school bus full of children that never escaped. To this day when I ride through the area I continually learn more about the history, the mining operations that continue to exist, and the local culture that escapes to explore this unique landscape.

- Adam Pawlikiewicz 
Brand/Public Relations Manager


In the photos below, Ryan is wearing the Keystone Jacket, High Grade Wool Base LayerAlpine Thermal RT Bibs Tights and Neoprene Gloves.