January 24, 2010

Go for a fun ride … and save the Gold Hill Cafe

So as a bit of background, the ride up Fourmile canyon to Gold Hill (and then down Sunshine Canyon) is one of the best dirt road rides I’ve ever done – about 4k of climbing, 30 miles or so, and really nice views, decent dirt roads, and pretty much zero traffic.

Apparently the zero traffic thing is becoming a problem for my favorite pit stop – the Gold Hill Cafe (which is essentially at the summit of the climb). Great place to buy a scone or a coffee (if you’re a coffee person) or just a powerbar. But they’re on the verge of going out of business, apparently. So if you’re feeling like doing a little climbing on some nice dirt, think about riding to Gold Hill and stop for a snack. I’d hate to see them go away.