Southeastern Colorado is beautiful, historic and sadly often overlooked country. Explore Las Animas is aiming to connect gravel riders to the area by sending them out over miles of quiet county roads and through stunning public lands. There are currently 7 rides on the calendar for 2019 and they each have something a little different to offer. The campaign was created by Backshop Bikes who will produce film and photo content during the events. Sounds like a great series of rides in a very cool area of Colorado, with excursions into northern New Mexico.
The rides are not races. They are personal challenges for cyclists who embrace exploration. We’ve designed rides that require perseverance, self-sufficiency, and competency. It doesn’t take long after leaving city limits, before cyclists will find themselves in the remote backcountry. Our goal is to create routes that are a solid combination of road and dirt, with amazing views, and take advantage of our weather.