Biking nutrition

The holidays are here! While pumpkin spice might get the most attention, plenty of flavors characterize this cozy season. Pecan, maple, cranberry and cinnamon are a few aromas appearing at almost every Thanksgiving table. While a roast turkey might not fit in your saddle bag, there no reason you can’t enjoy the holiday trimmings while on the trail. Here are some delicious trail snacks inspired by traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

Pecan Pie: Maple Glazed Pecan and Sea Salt Kind Bar

Maple Glazed Pecan Kind Bar

Salty and sweet, this savory snack is made with all natural ingredients. Almonds, peanuts and pecans make up this delicious bar which keeps you full for hours on the trail.

Hot Apple Cider: Scratch Labs Apple and Cinnamon Hot drink

Skratch Labs Hydration Mix

Warm up and stay hydrated with the Apple Cinnamon Hydration Mix from Scratch Labs. Even in the summer, Colorado mornings can be chilly, especially if you are biking above 7,000 feet. This mix will warm you up and hydrate you so you can pedal longer.

Cherry Almond Truffles: Kate’s Handel Bar

Kate's Real Food Bar

Dark chocolate and cherry give this bar a sweeter taste to balance out the savory almond flavor. This bar fits easily in your pocket or backpack and has plenty of carbs, protein and fiber to keep you full on those all day cross country rides.

Honey Roasted Almonds: Justin’s Maple Almond Butter

Justins Maple Almond Butter

Maple flavors give this nut butter a festive flavor. Squeeze onto a banana, spread on toast or eat by itself for a great snack after a long ride.

Chocolate Mousse: Honey Stinger Chocolate Waffle

Honey Stinger


Chocoholics rejoice. The honey stinger chocolate waffle can give you an extra boost of energy for those especially hard climbs. The small waffle packs big flavor without weighing you down, perfect for race day!

Pumpkin Pie: Upslope Brewing Pumpkin Ale

Upslope Pumpkin Ale

Celebrate a great ride with the pumpkin ale from Upslope brewing. Brewed in Boulder, Colorado, Upslope Pumpkin ale is delicious and refreshing after a day riding.