Explore more on two wheels

Pedaling the Poudre™ biking adventures are original and engaging rides that explore Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area’s (CALA) fascinating landmarks and landscapes. The Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA), the managing entity for CALA, offers a range of guided historical bike tours that are comfortable for individual or groups of cyclists of all experience levels in both Larimer and Weld Counties. The Poudre River is a great recreation corridor because of the bike path that follows the river for 30 miles from the foothills to the confluence with the South Platte near Greeley.

Ever wondered how water gets from the mountains to the kitchen faucet, or how water laws were formed? During the journey, a trained Heritage Culturalist Volunteer will guide riders to locations where significant early water development took place, and where current water facilities still operate. Participants gain a better understanding of how water is distributed among the various users, and why the prior appropriation system is the rule of the river. Riders will also learn about the history and heritage of the people who first settled in Northern Colorado.

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For self-guided tours, check out the routes below

Wellness Routes

 

Lions' Share of History

 

Past, Present, and Future Fort Collins

 

East to the B.H. Eaton

 

Greeley's Number 3

Goals

• Increase public awareness of CALA and river corridor history
• Promote bicycling as a means of connecting to our heritage and improving health
• Develop a connected bicycle network that includes both on-street and off -street facilities, as well as support facilities such as bicycle parking, that provides safe and comfortable accommodations for riders of all ages and abilities

Outcomes

• Increase public awareness of CALA and river corridor history
• Promote bicycling as a means of connecting to our heritage and improving health
• Develop a connected bicycle network that includes both on-street and off -street facilities, as well as support facilities such as bicycle parking, that provides safe and comfortable accommodations for riders of all ages and abilities

Our Partners

  • Water Education Colorado
  • Bike Fort Collins
  • Colorado Mountain Club
  • National Park Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer Country: The Growing Project
  • The Family Center/La Familia
  • Pace Bike Share

The Campaign for Cache

The Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA) raises awareness about water issues and connects people to their water heritage in the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area (CALA) through a variety of programs that promote, engage, and inspire!

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