We have mapped out our favorite low-stress bike rides from Denver and Aurora neighborhoods and transit stations to the Stanley Marketplace.
Stanley Marketplace opened in late 2016 in West Aurora on the border of the Stapleton community of Denver. This community hub was a key inspiration for us to start Bike Here, and the heart of our initial pilot program that started in August of 2017. The Stanley Marketplace, a renovated airplane hanger, is filled with locally owned businesses, highly reviewed restaurants, a beer hall and more. It’s the perfect place to head to for lunch or to meet up with friends and family after work.
Funding: The initial 4 routes to Stanley Marketplace were part of a pilot program to initially launch Bike Here and was funded by NE Transportation Connections in Northeast Denver.
Anschutz Medical Campus to Stanley Marketplace – 2.7 miles
City Park to Stanley Marketplace – 3.6 or 4 miles
Lowry Town Center to Stanley Marketplace – 4 miles
North Stapleton to Stanley Marketplace – 3.3 miles
Logan House Coffee – Need a break from work or studying? Pedal down to Logan House Coffee where the coffee is roasted on site, and the vibe is welcoming. If there is no space available in the coffee shop there is a central community area, and bistro tables tucked away throughout the marketplace.
Sweet Cow Ice Cream – Sometimes you need the right motivation to get you on your bike. Sweet Cow’s delicious ice cream may be just what you need.
Stanley Beer Hall – The beer hall is what started the entire Stanley Marketplace project. A great place to meet groups after work or grab a quick lunch by yourself during the week. They have a surprisingly good curry!
Denver Biscuit Company – DBC is really as delicious as you may have heard. Our favorites are the biscuits and gravy, or cinnamon buns. The wait on the weekend is long but mid-week it is easy to get a table.
Rolling Smoke BBQ – BBQ that will melt in your mouth and some of the best we have had in Denver. Be warned, they do run out of food because it is that good.
Mondo Market – Fancy cheese, deli meat, and house-made spaghetti among other things. A great place to grab a sandwich or bring home pre-made dinner.