Boulder County singletracks will soon be under snow so when you have the opportunity to ride this time of year you better take it. The weather this past weekend was unbelievable and crunched for time there was no doubt it had to be the long route affectionately known as Super Betasso in west Boulder.
Words cannot describe the spectacular trail system out here. The rails out at Betasso are smooth well groomed hardpacked singletrack and when moist they provide unbelievable traction for those adrenaline junkies. When the Dirt is dry the trails can be slippery so keep that front wheel underneath you. The trails thread through a dense and fragrant forest with tight twists and turns and the occasional high bank turn slings you around like a high speed roller coaster.
Trees line some of the finest parts of the system and at certain speeds can add an element of danger so be careful and always ride within your limits. The shade is abundant and the landscape is pure Colorado. Last weekend the trail ran clockwise and my route takes you around Canyon Loop to the split then down the Betasso Link to the 4 Mile Link down and back then counter-clockwise on Benjamin Loop to finish out the Canyon Loop back to the trailhead.
It's impossible to highlight any particular area because it is all phenomenal. I will continue to profess this trail system as possibly the best singletrack experience in Boulder and suitable for any rider of average fitness with average mountain biking skills.
You can find the Super Betasso trial profile on my Garmin page to help you plan your ride. Don't let the season pass you by and for Dirt clods like me it'll soon be time to give those Fat Bikes a try. Thanks for clicking in and I hope to see you on the trail.