The world’s best mountain bikers return to Colorado’s Winter Park Resort to battle it out for prizes and bragging rights at this event from July 25–28. The 4-day festival features slopestyle, Enduro World Series racing, air downhill, and cross country. For a really good time, watch the Intergalactic Pond Crossing on July 28 to see cyclists of all ages attempt to cross the Winter Park pond without falling in. But you don’t just have to be a spectator! Bike demos are available in the Festivillage, and you can take a biking lesson from the knowledgeable instructors at Winter Park Resort. coloradofreeridefestival.com
Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.