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Old 05-21-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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Which of these towns has the easiest access for safe road biking, mountain biking and hiking trails. Not looking for anything hardcore but would like to live in a place where I could be running on a beautiful trail five minutes from my house/apt. I need to be about an hour from a major airport!

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I live in Fort Collins and most places here are no more than 5 minutes from a decent trail where you can run or bike. All the roads in Fort Collins (except for College Avenue) have designated bike lanes. That should tell you how seriously the community is about road biking in the city.
If you take I-25 South and the I-470 toll road (pay $4), you can get to DIA in one hour flat. I have done that on numerous occasions.
There are lots of trails in and around town for hiking too.
I haven't lived in Colorado Springs, but I doubt if it is as friendly for road biking.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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I live in Fort Collins and most places here are no more than 5 minutes from a decent trail where you can run or bike. All the roads in Fort Collins (except for College Avenue) have designated bike lanes. That should tell you how seriously the community is about road biking in the city.
If you take I-25 South and the I-470 toll road (pay $4), you can get to DIA in one hour flat. I have done that on numerous occasions.
There are lots of trails in and around town for hiking too.
I haven't lived in Colorado Springs, but I doubt if it is as friendly for road biking.
Yup Fort Collins has bike lanes everywhere and is small enough that you can actually bike anywhere, I have biked from the East end of town to the West end of town on several occassions, you simply can't do that in Denver or Springs, you can bike around but its too big to bike to some places that you have to get to all within the same day school/work/grocery store. The city also provides buses during the day that are very convenient and once again will take you to any stop in the town in a matter of minutes and you can put your bike in front of the bus. It's nonetheless home of the Rams (used to be Aggies) and a very eco-friendly school and town though centered around the school and not politically motivated. The only thing to watch out for is there are a lot of road construction going on in Fort Collins and continues, the town has double in size the past few years and is projected to double in another 20 years. Thus more cars and more bad drivers to watch out for.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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South Denver can be super nice. You have C-470 to 1-70 to get to skiing. Denver has over 600 miles of road bike trails. Easy access to 7 mountain bike trail heads. Some of the hardest front range mountain bike trails. Near Chatfield state park there are tons housing developments to choose. However, Denver drivers take driving to a whole new level of sport. There are some crazy drivers on the roads...... all in all its great to live. Cheers-
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Texas, planning to relocate
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What are the good neigthborhoods for a single mom of 2 teenagers in Loveland?

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