SPRING KICK-OFF EVENT MAY 1, 2021

Welcome all to our first event of 2021. It will look and feel a bit different due to Covid-19 precautions, but your DBTC Board members are working hard to make this a safe and fun event for all. Please be extra welcoming to new members and guests.

WHEN: Saturday -May 1st- 9:30am - 2:00pm

WHERE: Robert  Clement Park (7306 W Bowles, Littleton); Pavilions “P” and “Q” (farthest west, enter at Columbine Library)

Register here (closed) => DBTC 2021 Spring Kickoff Event

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Click here for the April 2021 Newsletter => NL APRIL 2021

Click here for the MAY 2021 Newsletter => DBTC NL MAY

Click here for the May Ride Schedule => May 2021 Rides

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DBTC COVID-19 Ride Policy Update

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk. In order to provide safe and enjoyable riding, DBTC encourages all riders to continue following CDC guidelines: wear a mask; wash hands frequently; bring and use hand sanitizer on rides; leave plenty of space between each bicycle when riding; avoid large gatherings and physical contact with others; and avoid sharing water, food, and personal items. At your earliest convenience and allowable time, please get vaccinated.

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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UPCOMING RIDES!!! 


Sunday, May 2nd 

10:00 AM INT+ H2–49–NE — Training Ride to Hudson Gardens This is a weekly series of rides (and possibly some weekday rides—TBA on MeetUp) for those who want to train together for the Big Summer Tours. Meet Lise Neer (303-249-8621) in front of Cake Crumbs bakery (2216 Kearney St. in Park Hill). Ride will go west on Montview to City Park, then south past East High School to 12th Ave. and around Cheesman Park. We’ll ride south from Cheesman and zigzag thru Country Club North to the Cherry Creek trail, out to the reservoir and pedal along the dam to Village Greens Park and on west via Union, Monaco & a tricky turn onto westbound Quincy. We’ll grab a snack and take advantage of the facilities at Nixon’s Coffee House (Hudson Gardens), then head north on the Platte trail for a final stop at REI. The way home will be on Cherry Creek trail to turn north at the Country Club and back the way we came.Ride With GPS Route:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35827052

Note: this is a training ride, not a Leisure or Fun Ride; Lise Neer & Bruce are putting in the miles for Ride the Rockies and would love some company, but only if riders are already in pretty good shape on the road bike and it’s NOT your first ride of the season. Be sure your bike and gear are in good working order before arriving at the start, and be prepared for a pace of 15-18 MPH. There will be some fast descents, and some quick climbing on whatever grades we encounter.  No drop ride. Optional lunch afterward at Cake Crumbs, or the Chop Shop at Colfax & Elm. Come early for coffee, and be ready to ride by 10:00AM sharp. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks and layer up

if the weather looks changeable. Could get windy as the day progresses.


Wednesday, May 5th: 

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-about 25miles-SW Meet Patsy Venema (720.934.3498) at Reynolds Landing parking lot; parking is at the end of Brewery Lane west of Santa Fe and near the South Platte River. Ride south through Chatfield, over the dam and south past the Marina to Titan Road. Return on the same or slightly varied route back to the parking lot. Bring your lunch for a picnic in the park after.


Thursday, May 6th:

9:30 AM  LEISURE-H2-23-NW   RIDE THE COAL CREEK TRAIL Meet Marcy Rodney (720-985-3403) at the east side of Louisville Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Dr. We’re going to head east on the Coal Creek Trail, from Old Town Louisville to Old Town Erie, with great ice cream on both ends of this there-and-back  ride.  This is a mostly dirt and gravel ride, with paved trail as we enter Erie. To cut the distance, or skip the first big hill, you can start at the Aquarius or Public Road Trailheads, notify the ride leader if you’re doing that.  We'll have a coffee or ice cream break in Erie, then finish with a picnic in the park on return -- a short ride from downtown Old Town Louisville, Moxie's Bakery, Sweet Cow, Lulu's BBQ, E-Bike of Colorado, much more. Bring a chair in case picnic tables are full, and a lock if you want to go strolling.  Please RSVP to Marcy as this ride is limited to 7 people.

10:00 AM FUNPLUS/INT-H-1-36 Miles-N. Meet Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674) cell at Twin Lakes Park, 300 West 70th (just west of Broadway). Ride east along Clear Creek and then north along The South Platte River to Veterans Park in Brighton. Then return the same way. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic in the park afterwards.

10:00AM FUN-H2-17-NW-+742'   Meet ride leader, Marilyn Choske (text - 303-905-8510), at Wheat Ridge Rec Center in Wheat Ridge, 41st & Kipling., far north end parking lot nearest Kipling Street.  Ride west on Clear Creek Trail (CCT) to Golden, connect to Tucker Gulch west to Hwy 93, south on bike path to Washington St with Starbucks stop for beverage/snack, compliments of DBTC.  Loop back to CCT and east to WR Rec Center.  Some short hill climbs.  Early-season ride = comfy 10-14 mph pace.  TEXT ride leader by May 5 if you're coming; limit 7 riders; bring a mask for group stops. Ride will not go if it is rainy or forecast is for rain in the morning; call the leader if in doubt.

10:00 AM, MTB, P2, T2, Dawson Butte.   A nice five mile loop south of Denver. Liz Cameron will meet the riders, however this is a show and go - riders decide which direction to go.   DIRECTIONS:   Go south on I-25 to exit 181 in Castle Rock.  Continue on the frontage road south for five miles to Tomah Road.  Go right on Tomah for 1.5 miles to the trailhead.  Address is 1753 Tomah Road, Castle Rock, CO 80109.  POST-RIDE:  Bring snacks and chair for picnic at trailhead.


Friday, May 7th:

9:15 AM FUN PLUS-H3-21 NW (1541 ft of elevation gain) HIDDEN GEMS OF GOLDEN!!! Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this fairly new Hidden Gems adventure around beautiful Golden. We will meet at Lions Park at 10th and Maple in Golden and ride the Golden Circle and beyond to Heritage Park and other unexplored areas.  This ride has been improved each time that I lead it so I can now promise you a rose garden!!!!



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DBTC Ride With GPS (RWGPS) Club Account

As a DBTC Active member, take advantage of this benefit that provides you with tools for creating, storing, managing and using bike routes.  DBTC's group of Route Managers continues to build a RWGPS database of bike routes as they become available.  Your participation using this benefit is strictly voluntary.  Click on the "Ride With GPS" homepage menu item and learn how to set up and use this benefit!

Find more information on RWGPS at the following two web pages:
 o  https://ridewithgps.com/
 o  https://ridewithgps.com/help/club-account/


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COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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