Roaring Fork Valley of the bike.

Locals, and an increasing number of visitors, know Aspen is as much a bike town as it is a ski town. When the snow melts, and before it falls again, area mountains and hills reveal networks of twisting single-track trails, and scenic roads open that wind their way up dramatic mountain valleys.

With new trails for every level of rider going in from Rifle to Aspen, a dedicated trail advocacy group, a growing amount of cycling organizations for all ages and a thriving local racing scene, there’s never been a better time to pedal the Roaring Fork Valley and its surrounding communities.

Read the rest of this story by Tess Strokes in the Aspen Daily News