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Colorado Crush Graffiti and street art festival

Monique Madison   The week-long Colorado Crush graffiti and street art festival came to a close today here in Denver, although as of this evening there were plenty of artists still working on their murals. This is such a unique event and guests of Mile High Bike Tours got to experience it first hand all…

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September 21, 2015

Vancouver Sun Reports on Mile High Bike Tours!

On July 31, 2015 The Vancouver Sun travel section reported on Mile High Bike Tours, exclaiming that Mile High Bike Tours is the best way to view Denver’s plentiful public artwork. Check out the full article by clicking the link below and discover yet another reason to take a tour with us!! READ THE FULL ARTICE ON THE SUN’S WEBSITE HERE  

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August 26, 2015

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety–FYI Like any sport, bicycling involves the risk of injury. By choosing to ride a bicycle, you assume the responsibility for that risk, so you need to know and to practice the rules of safe and responsible riding and of proper use and maintenance. When you buckle on your helmet and go for your first familiarization ride on your new bicycle, be sure to pick a controlled environment, away from cars, other cyclists, obstacles, or other hazards. Ride to become familiar with the controls, features, and performance of your bike. Familiarize yourself with the braking action of the bike. Test the brakes at slow speed, putting your weight toward the rear and gently applying the brakes, rear brake first. Sudden or excessive application of the front brake could pitch you over the handlebars. Applying brakes too hard can lock…

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August 2, 2015

Denver Kids, Inc. takes a bike tour with us!

Monique Madison Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to take a dozen beautiful young ladies from the Denver Kids organization on a bicycle tour of downtown Denver. It was a typical hot summer day in the Mile High City but we cooled down as we rode through the fountains in front of Union Station and…

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July 27, 2015

Things To Know About Bike Helmets

Helmets are designed to absorb the shock of a sudden impact—not necessarily break a fall. During an impact, the energy disperses across the polystyrene shell of the helmet instead of inside your fragile skull. Even the skull is designed to break to help reduce the force on the wearer. Bike helmets are sporty adaptations of motorcycle helmets. By the time specialized bike helmets emerged in the 1970s, motorcyclists had been sporting polystyrene helmets for years. Bicyclists would be perfectly safe donning motorcycle helmets, of course, but they’d find them both heavy and sweaty. Bicycle helmets are lightweight and designed with ventilation to keep heads cool. Safety isn’t guaranteed. Despite rigorous testing standards, no helmet is sure to respond well to every possible form of impact. In general, helmets perform best during impacts against flat surfaces, where the curved, flexible shell…

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July 6, 2015

The rain has subsided here in the Mile High City

The rain has subsided here in the Mile High City, and although a small portion of the Platt River trail is technically closed, we have managed to forge through with our bike tours and navigate our way through the waters.   I’ve made a game to it to see how our skilled our riders are. If you get a foot wet, you lose! Yesterday was a scorcher, but we can’t complain after record rainfall during the month of May. A fine family of four from Springfield, MO joined us along with two beautiful gals from San Francisco.   All I can say is we drank A LOT of water on yesterday’s tour. The best part of the tour was taking a break in Civic Center Park and enjoying offerings from the two dozen food trucks that were parked at lunchtime. As a…

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June 4, 2015

This 3-hour tour includes all the same great sights and attractions as the Denver City Tour. Toward the end of the ride, we explore the hip and happening RiNo District (River North) and make a stop at a local brewery.