I’ve shared before how much we enjoy our Green Bike USA folding fat tire e-bikes and today I’ll share a recent ride we took on a local scenic ride here in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado. For those that have followed on FB or IG, this was before the snow! ❄
The e-bikes were perfect for this dirt road with gradually increasing elevation, and allowed us to complete a 24 mile ride while focusing on the amazing mountain and Arkansas River scenery! 🤣
A really neat feature of this ride is the series of four historic railroad tunnels that were built in the 1880s to serve the Colorado Midland Railroad, which connected Colorado Springs, Leadville, and Aspen. Although the railroad is gone, the tunnels are a fun reminder of days gone by, and a hoot to ride through.
I have a video of riding through the tunnels to share later on.
But first, more views of the Collegiate Peaks mountain range to the west.
We like the idea of one day finding a place to build a ‘barndominium’ that would house KokoMoto, a small apartment, and the other toys, of course. We discovered this awesome specimen off CR 371! 😍
We rode all the way to the end of CR 371 where it meets CO 24 about 9 miles north of Buena Vista (BV). Just before that, the road crosses the beautiful Arkansas River, and a kind passerby took our photo!
Below is a video so you can hear the amazing sound of the rapids!
We reversed course and headed back toward BV. This route runs along the river for much of the 9 miles and I couldn’t resist a few more photo stops! Jerry is very patient. ❤
And, last but not least, a video riding my bike south through the railroad tunnels! It is amazing that a phone video would end up so stable, since the road wasn’t, and for that I am grateful. Enjoy!