BIke tours

ADVENTURE is...Riding a Bike at 14,115 Feet...Out West!

Bike expedition

Welcome.  For 30 years Challenge Unlimited has been the premiere bike tour company in Colorado.  In 2020, Challenge Unlimited became part of Adventures Out West, creating the greatest bike tour company on earth (We believe).

AOW’s 48 years of touring experience and vast array of touring vehicles, innovates and invigorates the biking experience.  Our custom built Jeeps provide an exceptional tour that cant be matched.  Dedicated tourism professional combined with well maintained equipment makes for a great adventure in Colorado.  Our small tour offerings in custom 4×4 creates a better experience for you and your family.  Our tours are limited to 6 people per Jeep.

Pikes Peak Bicycle Expedition– Going to the summit of a 14,000′ mountain is real life.  And riding a bike down Americas Mountain is not for the faint of heart.  This adventure is a big mountain experience with certified guides, quality equipment and lots of unknown factors.

 

 

 

Bike Gold Camp Off-Road is an exceptional experience and a true Colorado off-road adventure.  Our 4×4 Jeeps and small group is the only way to go.  AOW offers guided adventures only on this route unless you ride with Trails End on Thursdays. The tour operates under permit of the Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity employer and provider. 

 

 

We know you have a choice and hope you choose Challenge Unlimited and AOW for your Colorado bike experience.

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

Pikes Peak Bicycle Expedition

A Colorado original, our Pikes Peak Expedition is the highest Bike Tour in the US.   Custom open air vehicles, awesome guides, 19 miles of down hill fun and well maintained equipment creates a once in a lifetime experience.

Jeep and Bike $225 per guest. 5-7 hrs

Includes all equipment, tour to the summit with an AOW Western guide, coffee, and light breakfast.

The Summit of Pikes Peak is hosting a brand new summit house.  It is spectacular.

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Have a group of 10 or more? Please call to inquire about ride options.

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Tour Description

It’s your tour and it’s gonna be EPIC!

Our world-famous bike team will ensure your adventure down the mountain is not only fun but safe.  Our Jeeps only carry 5-6 guest ensuring you an intimate adventure.

Your expedition starts when you meet your team and gear up at 6:30am. AOW will provide some coffee and a light breakfast to fuel up for your adventure. At check-in you will be fitted and will test ride a well-maintained bike. This bike is yours for the day and the only one you will get so treat it with care.  Appropriate attire is required.  Long pants, a sweatshirt and sport shoes are the minimum items.  Summit parkas and neck gators will be handed out for your crisp air journey to the summit.  Gloves and a hat are welcome to be brought along.  Then we load up in the Jeeps for a 1-hour drive to the summit of America’s Mountain.  Our tours leave early in the morning to offer an adventure that is low on traffic and high on beautiful weather.

The drive to the summit is breathtaking.  This is also your chance to check out the route you will be descending.  Winding curves and cute critters dot the way.  Arriving at the summit you will the view that inspired America the beautiful and brand new $20,000,000.00 Visitor Center. You will have a few minutes to enjoy the experience at the top and  then its time to mount up and ride back down.

7,500 vertical feet of down hill, yee-haw!  Our guide leads your adventure and the support vehicle will follow to help with any unplanned needs or if you just need to take a break.  A few more stops along the way for photo ops, then an epic finish at the base of the mountain. The vehicles will bring you back to the office.

This is an epic level adventure. COMPETANT riders 12 years and older are welcome on our adventure. If you are new to bike riding, this is not the tour for you.

Tour includes     5-7 hours

  • Western Jeep/ Hummer Tour to the Summit of Pikes Peak (Use of Summit Parkas and Souvenir Tubie)
  • Hotel Pick-up is available
  • Highway Fees
  • All Bike Gear (Bikes, Helmets, Water and Snacks)
  • Light breakfast with coffee
  • Ages 12 and up
  • Guests must be 4′ 6″ tall
  • 250 lbs. max.

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Almost all of the ride is downhill. There are a few brief uphill segments.

Temperatures will be 30-40 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs and the air is thin.  Most mornings the summit temperature is near freezing.  Dress in layers.  Long pants or sweats or appropriate.  You can put extra cloths in the chase van as you warm up.

Guests who are uncomfortable with the bike or those who want to come along to watch and experience Pikes Peak with their friends can ride in the Jeep for a reduced fee of $99 for the tour. You, the guest, are in charge of the bicycle.  People can and do fall.  If you break your bike you will ride in the Jeep for the remainder of your tour.  We have CPR trained guides on tour and hope they are not needed.  Please follow your guide and keep your speeds under control and you will likely have an incident free activity.  PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO PREFER THEIR OWN SPEED.

 

I couldn’t resist adding the Zipline and now I own the Trifecta T!   Awesome!

Tom C

Gold Camp Off-Road Adventure

You have struck Gold when choosing this true Colorado Off-Road Experience. (Downhill of course.)

4–6-hour tour (PM Departure)

Guided tour $155 per person.

Only available on weekdays.

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Tour Description

Highlights:

  • Small Group Jeep tour up the world famous Old Stage Road to St Peters Dome View point. (1 hour)
  • 17-mile (Down hill) bike ride from the 9690′  to the AOW bike depot on a historic railway bed.
  • Suitable for most abilities. The route is mostly loose gravel and rock, awesome rail road tunnels and a paved road.
    • If you are an experienced rider you will consider this an intermediate adventure.
    • If you are low on experience but high on adventure this will be an advanced ride.
    • If you have never ridden a bike before, this may not be the adventure for you.

Adventure Overview:
Take a ride through history…

This ride is best suited for anyone who wants a moderate ride but also wants to get off the beaten path.  The route has some intermediate to advanced sections depending on rider ability. Great for corporate adventures!

The tour offers great vistas of Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Canyon, and the Eastern plains of Colorado. The 17-mile ride starts at St. Peter’s Dome overlook and follows the Historic Gold Camp Road.  The route is on an old railroad bed used for transporting gold at the turn of the century. We will descend on Mtn. Bikes through beautiful aspen and pine forests, old railroad tunnels, and rock formations that will take your breath away.

The road is gravel, which at times can be loose. Experienced mountain bikers consider this ride easy with intermediate sections. Those who are new to mountain biking will find the ride a worthy challenge but not too crazy. To do this entire ride plan on it taking four hours. It is easy to shorten the ride depending upon the needs of the group.

Only available on weekdays.

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Gold not provided

John D

Trails End Thursdays Bike Shuttle

A true locals experience with Trails End Tap Room and AOW!

2 Shuttles to choose from that get you to your favorite bike route.  And a complimentary Beer too.

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Shuttle Description

Shuttle Route 1: Old Stage rd. to St. Peters Dome Overlook

  • Van or Hummer Shuttle up the world-famous Old Stage Road to St. Peters Dome Viewpoint. (1 hour)
  • 17-mile (Downhill) bike ride from the 9690′ overlook to the Trails End Tap Room on the historic Gold Camp Road.  Or perhaps you have other routes in the area you prefer.
    • Departs Trails End Tap Room at 10:00am and 1:00pm (THURSDAYS ONLY)
      • $60.00 Bring your own gear, local style.
      • $90.00 with Bike Rental and supply pack.
      • $120.00 with bike Rental and Guide
        • Suitable for most abilities. The route is mostly loose gravel and rock, awesome railroad tunnels and a paved road.
        • If you are an experienced rider you will consider this an intermediate adventure.
        • If you are low on experience but high on adventure this will be an advanced ride.
        • If you have never ridden a bike before, this may not be the adventure for you.

Shuttle Route 2: Cheyenne Canyon, Lower Gold Camp Rd to the Paved Parking Lot.

  • Van or Hummer Shuttle up the lower Gold Camp (25 minutes)
  • 9-mile (Downhill) bike ride from the paved parking lots at the top of Cheyenne Canyon to the Trails End Tap Room on the historic Gold Camp Road.  Or perhaps you have other routes in the area you prefer.  This is just enough adventure to get a little dirty and enjoy a beer later.
    • Departs Trails End Tap Room at 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm (THURSDAYS ONLY)
      • $40.00 Bring your own gear, local style.
      • $70.00 with Bike Rental and supply pack.
      • Guided tour not available
        • Suitable for all abilities. The route is mostly loose gravel and rock, awesome rail road tunnels and a paved road.
        • If you are low on experience this is a good entry level ride.

Adventure Overview:
A true locals adventure.  Let AOW be your shuttle buddy, so no one gets left off the trail.

Shuttles depart Trails End on time.  Late arrivals will forfeit their fee. (But still get a beer).  Please arrive early to load your gear for an on time departure.  Bike will transported in crates on top of vans or on bike racks.  AOW and Trails End are not responsible for damage to bikes.  You are welcome to help load.  Once the awesome shuttle driver drops you at the top, you are on your own.  Maps are not provided for unguided adventures.  If you are unsure about changing flats or the route to follow then we suggest booking the guided adventure.

All rides end at the end of the trail and on this adventure that is Trails End Tap Room on West Colorado Ave.  (3301 West Colorado ave.)  Trails End will provide a beverage card for a complimentary Beer or Wine at the conclusion of your adventure.  Please visit this establishment often for the best end of the ride adventure.

This Adventure is Permitted by the Pike National Forest.  AOW is a permitee and equal rights employer and provider.  Permits are limited.  Once we run out we run out.  Groups of 12 or more should call for group services and accommodations.

 

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AOW and trails End Tap room are proud partners of the Pikes Peak APEX MTB. Race

Group Tours

AOW offers customized adventures for you and your team.  Group Tour Operators, DMCs, Team building adventures.  AOW has your needs covered.  We can accommodate up to 60 people on a group tour utilizing vans and jeeps.

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Closed for the season. Bike tours will resume in May 2021.

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I had done Pikes Peak before but this tour was way better! 

Shauna S

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