Bike Month 2021 : Pedal our Past

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Come Pedal Our Past and celebrate Colorado Springs’ 150th anniversary cruising along on wheels!  Choose the historic loop (or all of them) that fits you and your family and friends, your fitness level and your curiosity about our community.  

Bicycles are the perfect tool to explore a city: They are fast enough that you can cover some ground, slow enough that you can really see things, nimble enough that you can stop at a moment’s notice, and open not just to sights, but to scents, sounds, tastes, and tactile and kinetic elements too. So there’s no better way to experience the history of the city in its landscape than a tour by bike!

You can visit City Bike Maps | Colorado Springs for ALL our great bike trails and routes and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum - CSPM can help you plot your OWN bicycle tour through history!  

Come Pedal Our Past

Guide yourself on a tour of the city or join a group ride. Tackle part of a loop or challenge yourself with more than one. Follow our Facebook and Instagram for fun challenges and share your photos and experiences with the hashtag #PedalOurPast to enter a drawing for fabulous prizes! 

Explore historic tours of five neighborhoods

It’s a great way to see for yourself how the city has grown and changed over time, and over the land!

For Bike Month during the entire month of June, temporary signage will write the city’s history on the landscape of the routes. These routes will also live digitally on the Story of Us mobile map and Ride Spot, so locals and visitors can keep learning about the history of Colorado Springs well into the future. 

  • Downtown/the Legacy Loop
  • Old Colorado City
  • The Southeast
  • Cragmor/UCCS/Austin Bluffs
  • Briargate (Knob Hill/Rock Island)

To reduce the economic impact of local businesses, Pedal Our Past will replace the 2021 Bike to Work Day event in which businesses provide riders a free breakfast. The City plans for the return of Bike to Work Day in 2022.

Follow us for updates

  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for weekly updates, fun and surprises
  • Join our Facebook group 
  • Email us to sign up for weekly trail highlight and bike month fun

Please note: This event is subject to change based on current public health orders.

Partners and sponsors

Pedal Our Past is organized by the City of Colorado Springs and is supported by local media partners  KOAA News5, Magic 98.5 FM and The Colorado Springs Independent Newspaper. A special thanks to our organizing sponsors, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Bike Colorado Springs, and the Trails and Open Space Coalition