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Summit Biking Projects

So, you might be asking, "Where is the money we raise going?"

The BOD has identified several projects we want to work on and help fund. You can help us do so by making a tax deductible donation to Summit Biking here. Contact Us for additional information.


Hwy 91 Rec Path Extension: In late 2018, Summit Biking contributed $20,000 toward the 3 mile rec path extension project south of Copper Mountain. The extension is now complete and the dedication/ grand opening was conducted on July 13, 2022. Click here for more info on the extension and our contribution to this important project. And click here for a description (and photos) of our participation in the dedication of the path.

Lights in Vail Pass Tunnel: Summit Biking funded and led the effort to place lighting in the tunnel near the top of Vail Pass. The project was initially completed in June 2011. In late 2018, we partnered with Summit County Open Space and Trails to refurbish and upgrade the lighting, after which the County agreed to take over ongoing maintenance.

Bike rack at "Jeff Ferber's bench" in Frisco. This bike rack is in honor of Jeff Farber, who was killed by a car while biking on Highway 9. It is located at the intersection of the Rec Path and the short spur trail over the river that accesses the Rec Path from the commuter parking lot at the end of Main Street near I-70 in Frisco.

Improved signage throughout the Recpath System: Summit Biking has helped Summit County Open Space and Trails fund several signage improvements including path mile markers and rec path maps installed multiple places throughout the system.

Vail Pass Path: Summit Biking worked with County Open Space & Trails to facilitate repair of the bridges and resurface portions of the recpath between Copper Mountain and the Vail Pass rest area.

Bob Guthrie Memorial Garden: Bob Guthrie, an avid road biker known and loved by many in Summit County, was instrumental in helping to get the Swan Mountain section of the Recpath completed (see the next section below). Bob was killed in a skiing accident at Arapahoe Basin and the Bob Guthrie Memorial Garden was created in his honor. It is located in Summit Cove at the switchback where the climb up Swan Mountain begins. It is a nice spot to rest and enjoy the scenery on the way up!

Swan Mountain Recpath: WOW! It's hard to believe that this important addition to the County's Rec Path system was completed many years ago! The dedication for the final section (a climbing lane from Highway 9 up to Sapphire Point) was held on July 15th, 2011!


In August 2012, the Summit County Board of Commissioners named the Swan Mountain Recpath project in honor of Bob Guthrie to recognize his leadership role in getting it completed. Doug Whitehead, the award winning producer of CBS Channel 4's Colorado Getaways series, visited Summit County to film a segment on Bob Guthrie and the completion of the Swan Mountain Rec Path around Lake Dillon. The 5 minute segment aired on June 18, 2011 as part of a half hour feature on Colorado Biking. You can view the segment HEREIf you watch it, please note one important error in the telecast: it states that the new section from Sapphire Point down to the High School at Route 9 in Farmer's Corner is intended to be ridden in both directions. THAT IS NOT TRUE. The new section should be used ONLY to ride UP from Route 9 to Sapphire Point. When riding down to Route 9 you must ride along with traffic in the road.

The photo below shows Doug Whitehead interviewing Deb Nelson.

Panoramic image of a group of road bikes
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