Golden's Historic Downtown is pedestrian/bicycle friendly with free parking. It's a perfect get-away spot; two first class hotels, several bed and breakfasts, an RV park, several museums, more than two dozen restaurants, and plenty of shops...all within easy walking distance.
Picturesque Clear Creek runs through Downtown; take a scroll or bicycle along the paved trail, benches provided to relax and take in the scenery, or view the sculptures along the creek and downtown. Some even take advantage of the fishing, kayaking, and tubing also available within walking distance!
As mentioned already the Coors brewery is located two blocks east, however two blocks west explore the Colorado School of Mines. Guess we have plenty of things to come back to explore, but for now Uhl Studios was our main focus.
The 2014 Cannonball Run was rollin' into Uhl Studios around 4 o'clock; after weeks of waiting we headed over to cheer on the riders as they rolled into the check point for the evening. It was as if they were rock stars; the street was lined with people cheering, clapping, and snapping photos! So what's the BIG DEAL?!? Image yourself on one of these beauty's ....
|#57 - Gary & Linda; only side car in the run.|
|The second bike with two riders|
|Loving the patina to this bike...see the oil can by the front wheel|
|250cc w/2 stroke engine...goes a whooping 35 mph... on a good day|
Oh did I mention they have just completed 1825 miles on a pre-1936 vintage motorcycles in 11
days!!! And it doesn't come without anguish for the ride and their support team, most days there are mechanical issues to address before the start of the next day - many go without sleep. There's still 1353 mileage to go before they complete their coast-to-coast adventure, which a full post will come at that point. I ask that you please keep each of the riders in your thoughts for safe travels - thank you! ~D