May Ride Schedule

Wednesday, May 2nd: 

9:30 AM Leisure H1-21 SW Meet at Reynolds Landing (Go west on Brewery Lane at Santa Fe Drive where there is a light. Continue past the Breckenridge Brewery to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right.) This ride will be a Show N Go ride and will go in the direction decided by the participants on trails and/or streets.

9:30 AM FUN/INT-H2to3-25 SW Meet Patty Gaspar 303-618-5069 behind the tennis bubble, W Bowles & S Federal in Littleton, ride the Platte River Trail to Chatfield then east on C-470 Trail for a mostly gentle climb then across on Clarkson with a great downhill to Big Dry Creek to finish the loop. Lunch afterwards is at one of the nearby eateries.


Thursday, May 3rd: 

9:15 AM FUN-H1-25-E/NE – EAST DENVER TACO RIDE: Meet Helen Berkman (720-355-5687 or h.berkman@comcast.net) at Central Park Rec Center, 9651 Martin Luther King Dr., north end of parking lot. We’ll ride a loop on the Stapleton Greenway, Highline Canal, and Cherry Creek Trail, stopping for tacos at Machete in Cherry Creek North. We’ll return to the start via City Park and Park Hill.

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE Meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, 80013. We’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks.


Friday, May 4th: 

10:30 AM, MTB P2, T1, Dirty Bismark Trail - Meet Cathy Perkins (303-980-6738) for a 15-mile loop around Marshall Mesa. Meet on the SE corner of Hwy 93 and Marshall Rd (170) at the Marshall Mesa Trailhead. There is free parking in a gravel lot on the NE corner of Hwy 93 and Marshall Road. The trail is mostly smooth dirt single track and double track with a short rocky section. Lunch afterwards will be at the Southern Sun Brewpub, 627 S Broadway in Boulder. MOVED TO SUNDAY

1:00 PM INT-H1/2-15/20 SW - Brewery Ride to Landlocked Ales. Meet Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com) at Riverside Downs Park (2600 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80123) on the north west corner of Santa Fe and Prince near the Pedal bike shop in Littleton. Park on the far east side of the parking lot across from 24 Hour Fitness. We will ride north on the Platte and then west on the Bear Creek trail, getting off just past Wadsworth on some sides streets. This is from the brewery website: “Our focus is on low-gravity beers which means that most of our beers on tap (with a few exceptions) are session beers under 5%. This allows our customers to be able to hang out and enjoy the beer before getting rosy in the cheeks.” Leader will bring a bag of pretzels but there are also nearby restaurants to get food if you want. Or being your own. Please bring a bike lock and as always wear your helmet! Please be ready to ride by 1pm! THIS IS A FAIR WEATHER RIDE - temps must be 50 with dry pavement for the ride to be a go.


Saturday, May 5th: 

9:00 AM INT-H3-21-NW - Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE HIDDEN GEMS OF LOUISVILLE!!! This exciting ride full of twists and turns uses the newest portion of the HWY 36 trail that goes west from Interlocken into Boulder then loops back through Louisville and Superior using some interesting secret trails including the Double Lombard Street Experience and the famous Black Hole of Louisville! See you at the Safeway at the Rock Creek village Shopping Center in Superior for this somewhat new tour of the trails of Superior, Louisville, and South Boulder (with a few roads mixed in as required). Rock Creek village is centrally located in Superior at the NW corner of Coalton and Rock Creek Parkway (Address is 1601 Coalton Road Superior, CO. 80027.)


Sunday, May 6th: 

9:30 AM INT-H2-40 NE Join Cyndy Klepinger at Cake Crumbs 2216 Kearney ST Denver for 9:30 am sharp departure. We will head east on Smith, 26th Ave and turn south on Powhaton, returning via Jewell, and a combo of city streets and bike paths. The ride is on city streets with low/moderate traffic and country roads with low traffic. This will be an intermediate ride with average moving speed of 14 mph (which means we will be going 15-17 on the flats), with few stops to regroup. Ride updates posted on MeetUp.

10:00 AM FUN-H2-22-SW Meet Bob Shedd (720-290-6014) at the RTD Littleton Downtown Station, in the northwest quadrant of the parking lot located at Alamo Avenue & Prince Street. Ride will go south and west on the paved Dutch Creek Path and side streets that Bob has scouted in the Columbine and Ken Caryl areas, and includes a climb up to the dam at Chatfield State Park. Optional lunch afterward at Merle’s Restaurant on Main Street, within 3 blocks of the starting location.

10:00 AM FUN-H2/3-15/25-SE Meet Carol Bennett (720-425-6124) at the Target in Highlands Ranch: 1265 Sargent Stiles Drive. Park in the south west corner of the parking lot. Take the Lucent St exit off of C470 and head south about 3/4 of a mile and turn left into the parking lot. Wheels will hit the ground at 10, and 15-25 miles depend upon the wishes of the group. This ride follows along the multiple greenbelt trails that snake through Highlands Ranch’s open spaces and some city streets. We will be heading west from Target to the extreme edge of town and double back and head east. There are several views of the front range on the western portion of the ride and one trail that flanks a stream that flows all year long. The destination will be the Mansion where the group will enjoy the grounds. It is suggested that we bring a light lunch and we can eat there.

10:30 AM, MTB P2, T1, Dirty Bismark Trail - Meet Cathy Perkins (303-980-6738) for a 15-mile loop around Marshall Mesa. Meet on the SE corner of Hwy 93 and Marshall Rd (170) at the Marshall Mesa Trailhead. There is free parking in a gravel lot on the NE corner of Hwy 93 and Marshall Road. The trail is mostly smooth dirt single track and double track with a short rocky section. Lunch afterwards will be at the Southern Sun Brewpub, 627 S Broadway in Boulder. MOVED HERE FROM SUNDAY


Monday, May 7th: 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-22 SE – Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at DeKoevend Park on University Blvd for a ride on the Highline Canal through Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village. The ride is on a gravel bike path. An optional lunch after the ride is at Shanghai Gardens.


Wednesday, May 9th: 

9:30 AM Leisure H2-18 SW Meet Jill McMahon (cell 303 888-0314) at Reynolds Landing (Go west on Brewery Lane at Santa Fe Drive where there is a light. Continue past the Breckenridge Brewery to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right.) This ride will be on the Platte Trail, Lily Gulch Trail, Dutch Creek Trail, and some Littleton streets. Bring a snack and money for an optional lunch afterwards. 9:30 AM FUN/INT-H2- 28 NW - Meet Fred Kerr (303-968-8789) at Prospect Park, 44th and Robb for a loop on Clear Creek, Ralston Creek, Easley, back to start. Lunch after at The Chalet, 38th across from Wheat Ridge Cycle.

6:00 PM, MTB P2.5, T2, Green Mountain (Show’nGo) -- Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood.


Thursday, May 10th:

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE Meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, 80013. We’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks.


Friday, May 11th: 

1:00 PM. INT-H1/2-15/20-SW - Brewery Ride to Locavore Beer Works. Meet Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com) at Riverside Downs Park (2600 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80123) on the north west corner of Santa Fe and Prince near the Pedal bike shop in Littleton. Park on the far east side of the parking lot across from 24 Hour Fitness. We will ride south on the Platte, up the Chatfield Dam and then back with a detour onto Mineral and Platte Canyon to get to the brewery. This is from the brewery web site: “With 18 draught handles and 2 traditional beer engine hand pumps, it’s a tough task to keep every faucet flowing. Luckily we have an extensive list of flagship, rotating, and seasonal offerings that keep the kegs full and the styles plentiful.” Leader will bring a bag of pretzels but there is also a catering company next door that we can order food from. Please bring a bike lock and as always wear your helmet! Please be ready to ride by 1pm! THIS IS A FAIR WEATHER RIDE - temps must be 50 with dry pavement for the ride to be a go.


Saturday, May 12th: 10:00 AM FUN-H2-25 W Join Anne Gerleman (970-531-7441) in the parking lot behind Beau Jo’s (Miner St turn south on 17th Street in Idaho Springs). We’ll ride to Georgetown and back. Steady climb up, but great downhill coming back. Option for the gonzos to head on up to Silver Plume. Lunch in Georgetown?


Sunday, May 13th: 

Show and Go 9:30 AM Crown Hill Park (east of Kipling on 26th). Riders will determine route and distance. Reminder that we are looking for leaders for June.

Fruita Mountain Bike Getaway, May 14-16: 

This year enjoy the great trails around Fruita fully during weekdays! Camp, motel, or simply do a day ride at your own choosing. Some of the group may camp in the Colorado National Monument, some may be at the state park in Fruita, others may stay at hotels in Fruita, such as Balanced Rock. After the trail riding fun each day, join with the group to dine at one of the many good restaurants in Fruita. Top off your evenings with spectacular sunset views. Leave on Monday morning for this trip. Return to Denver on Thursday morning.


Monday, May 14th: 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-25 SE – Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the parking lot of Famous Dave’s, 15725 E. Briarwood Cir., Aurora in the Cornerstar Shopping Center near the intersection of South Parker Rd. and East Arapahoe Rd. We will ride to the Cherry Creek Reservoir and back. An optional lunch will be at Famous Dave’s.

1:00 PM, MTB P2-3, T 2-3 Fruita – Mary’s Loop -- Meet Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) at the Kokopelli Trail head by Loma and savor the Mary’s, Horsethief Bench, and perhaps adding Steve’s Loop on top of a great afternoon. These trails follow the side canyons and overlook the Colorado River. The ride about is around 15 miles with a few technical sections. Kokopelli Trail Head is found at the southwest side of the Loma intersection mile marker exit 15 off I-70, 4 miles west of Fruita. Take the side gravel frontage road just before the highway weigh station and go about 0.25 mile to the parking area. Perhaps enjoy a Fruita burrito for dinner tonight.


Tuesday, May 15th: 

10:30 AM, MTB P3-4, T 2-4 Fruita – Western Rim -- Ron Reid (303-941-1471) will be leading the tribe for Western Rim Trails. These trails also follow side canyons along the Colorado River. Western Rim is true ledge riding with fabulous view south to the La Sal Mountains outside Moab. Riding will start from the Rabbit Valley trailhead at exit 2 off I-70. Go to the south, cross the cattle guard fence, take the dirt road to the intersection and turn left. About 0.1 mile is the parking lot with an outhouse just around the corner. From the lot, take the D2 trails about 4.5 miles to the Western Rim overlook. Then, at your choice, you can drop down to the rim or simply enjoy a portion of the Kokopelli Trail that is the 4WD road. If doing Western Rim Trails, the full ride will be around 20 miles. Parts of Western Rim are at T4 rating. Afterward, return to town and enjoy some of the best pizza around Grand Junction! Hot Tomatoes opens again on Tuesday in downtown Fruita.

6:15 PM TUESDAY EVENING TACO RIDE FUN-H1-25 SE Meet Cyndy Klepinger at the Cook Rec Center parking lot at Cherry Street (between Monaco and Quebec). (303) 725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com. We’ll ride a loop on Highline Canal to Dartmouth Street, to Franklin Street to Washington Park. Return on Cherry Creek. This is a no-drop ride. On the way back, we’ll stop for tacos at Las Delicias. Ride updates posted on MeetUp.


Wednesday, May 16th: 

9:30 AM Leisure H1-13 SW Meet Jean Stevenson 303-349-1596 at the Waterton Canyon parking lot, south on Wadsworth past Chatfield State Park, follow signs. We will ride on the gravel road in this scenic canyon up and back. Optional lunch afterward at a restaurant on Santa Fe north of C-470.

9:30 AM FUN-H1- 12 SW Meet Fred Kerr (303-968-8789) for a ride up Waterton Canyon. Last time I was there, road tires would have been okay, but wider tires preferred. Lunch after TBD by group.

10:30 AM, MTB P2-3, T 2-3 Fruita – Book Cliffs -- Explore the Book Cliff trails this last day of riding. These trails are about 10 miles north of Fruita by Road 18. Take a trail at your choosing. There are quite a variety and shown on a map at the trailhead. Some trails climb toward the cliffs, then follow winding gullies back to the trailhead. Others get near the cliff, then go up and down with steep drops. All end with a fast finish. Meet Jeff Baysinger outside Over the Edge bike shop at 10:00 in downtown Fruita first. The group will then caravan to the trailhead. After the ride today, take a short afternoon visit to Dinosaur Journey, the Museum of Western Colorado. Learn about the many dinosaur fossils which were found around this area in the late 1800’s. Finish with a happy hour and dinner at Rib City tonight. You will leave town satisfied the next morning.


Thursday, May 17th: 

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE Meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora. We’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks.


Friday, May 18th: 

5:00 PM INT-H2-20-SE Meet Clark Wilson, (303)495-0671, at 5495 E. Atlantic Pl. Denver, CO. Ride the neighborhoods and parks of South Denver and Englewood. Ride includes open greenway along the South Platte River.


Saturday, 19th: 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-16-SE Meet Tom and Carol Tobiassen at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, for a relaxing ride around Cherry Creek State park. Mostly flat on concrete or asphalt with plenty of rest facilities.


WEATHER CANCELLATION...LOOK FOR RESCHEDULE OF THIS RIDE ANOTHER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!10:00 AM, MTB, P3, T1.5, Boulder, Foothills, & Plains - Meet Alison Preble (720-854-9923, ajbikes@ yahoo.com) at the South Teller Lake Trailhead east of Boulder for an exploration of Boulder City and County trails with a variety of landscapes and vistas. This loop ride is mostly on nontechnical routes with only a few short tricky (rocky/steep) sections. We will ride 30 miles on a variety of trails including paved roads (30%), dirt roads (10%), granite/groomed bike paths (35%), concrete bike paths (15%) and single and double track (10%), with some steady climbs. Trailhead picnic after ride. Please bring something to share and a camping chair if you have one. DIRECTIONS: Narrow dirt road leading to trailhead is on the north side of Arapahoe Avenue between Foothills Parkway and 95th Street just east of Boulder. The turnoff of Arapahoe Road that leads to the trailhead is 1.5 miles west of 95th Street or 4 miles east of Foothills Parkway. There is a squat brown sign on the north side of Arapahoe Avenue at the dirt road for “Teller Farm South Trailhead” but it blends in well with the fields around it and is easy to miss. The dirt road leads to the parking lot, which is approximately 1/2 mile north of Arapahoe Avenue. Trailhead parking is limited, carpooling is recommended. Map and info for that portion of the trail: https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/south-teller-lake-trailhead. WEATHER CANCELLATION...LOOK FOR RESCHEDULE OF THIS RIDE ANOTHER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WEATHER CANCELLATION...LOOK FOR RESCHEDULE OF THIS RIDE ANOTHER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!10:00 AM FUN/ATB H2 28 miles SW South Platte Hotel to Decker’s Corner Meet Lin Hark (mtnlin08@ gmail.com or 303-578-9369) and Sue Frakes at The Fort Restaurant to carpool at 9:00 AM or meet at the South Platte Hotel on Foxton Road near the intersection of N Platte River Rd at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start. Sue will lead the ride to stay at a FUN pace and Lin will sweep with her E-bike. We will ride a surfaced dirt road along the South Platte River for several miles to pavement which continues to Decker’s Corner where we will stop for a snack or lunch. This ride is a mostly gentle climb of 330 feet elevation gain up-stream with a few rolling hills. Because of the dirt section of the road, a cross bike or mountain bike is preferred but a road bike with not-too-skinny tires will work fine. This ride will be at a FUN ride pace of around 10-12 mph average with regrouping.             WEATHER CANCELLATION...LOOK FOR RESCHEDULE OF THIS RIDE ANOTHER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, May 20th: 

9:00 AM FUN/INT-H2-18/23-NW- Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE SPACE, TIME, 9/11 RIDE or THE HIDDEN GEMS OF BROOMFIELD! This still brand new adventure begins near the SE corner of Sheridan and 120th at the new Whole Foods in Westminster (1/2 mile east of Sheridan at Vrain and 120th.) (4451 Main Street 303-439-7000) We will take secret trails around Broomfield where we will experience three incredible hidden displays including THE SOLAR SYSTEM, a brief history of GEOLOGIC COLORADO TIME, and a 9/11 MONUMENT. (This ride has an escape option at the 18 mile marker for riders who run out of time and/or steam.) Possible lunch afterwards at Whole Foods.


Monday, May 21st: 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-30 SE Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the Original Brooklyn’s 2644 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204 (from I-25 take the Colfax exit west to Federal Blvd. go South on Federal to the next light at W Howard place and go left. Go to the end and take a left onto Morrison Road and stay right to the parking lot of 13 the restaurant) for a ride on the Platte river trail to the Cherry Creek trail to the Highline Canal and back. It is a ride mostly on paved bike path. An optional lunch is at the Original Brooklyn’s.


Tuesday, May 22nd: 

10:00 AM FUN-H2-20 SE Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) in parking lot at Reynolds Landing (take South Santa Fe and turn right on Brewery Lane). This will be a circle trip riding half on road, half on bike path, all paved, starting north on the Platte trail, then east on Little Dry next to Dartmouth heading uphill to Dahlia. Then proceeding south onto Happy Canyon and west onto Quincy, and finally some downhill to Clarkson. From there south to catch Big Dry bike trail west back to the Platte and to Reynolds Landing. From there we can decide on a place for lunch in Littleton area.

5:45 PM FUN-H2-15-20 W – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this brand new adventure, The Hidden Gems of 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. The ride will be 15-20 miles as determined by the amount of remaining sunlight.


Wednesday, May 23rd: 

9:30 AM Leisure H1-22 SE Meet Cathye Woody (720-530-3940) at the southern end of the parking lot of the First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden (just west of Colorado Blvd) and ride the Highline Canal Trail (hardpack gravel) to the Goodson Rec Center and back. Bring a snack for the ride and money for an optional lunch after the ride.

9:30 AM FUN/INT-H2to3-25 SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at the Sheridan Library Parking lot west of Federal and Oxford. We’ll head toward the rebuilt Bow Mar area and go to Bowles Lake, Grant Ranch to Wadsworth and back to Sheridan High School. We’ll ride some hills and lots of ups and downs, some beautiful quiet streets and pleasant bike paths. Lunch is afterwards.

6:00 pm, MTB, Bear Creek Park (Show’nGo) -- Meet at the fisherman’s parking lot on Fox Hollow Lane which winds through Fox Hollow Golf Course. DIRECTIONS: From South Kipling Parkway go west on Morrison Road about a half mile to South Owens Lane. Go south on Owens and take an immediate right onto Fox Hollow Lane. Continue past the Fox Hollow Golf Course clubhouse for 0.2 mile. The fisherman’s parking lot is on the left.


Thursday, May 24th: 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-25 SE - BIG DRY CREEK/PLATTE RIVER LOOP. Meet Helen Berkman (720-3555687 or h.berkman@comcast.net) at South High School Parking Lot for a tour of contrasting Denver neighborhoods, from Cherry Hills to Ruby Hill and Wash Park, all woven together by the Big Dry Creek, South Platte, and Cherry Creek Trails. Optional lunch afterward at Agave Taco Bar, 2217 E. Mississippi St.

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE Meet Katy Lunsford (757-630-6403) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, 80013. We’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks.


Saturday, May 26th: 

TIME CHANGE TO 9:00 AM (WAS 11:00 AM) (wheels rolling), MTB P2, T2, Ridgeline Open Space -- THE RIDE: Meet Mark Shimoda (303-514-6248, dr.shimoda@comcast.net) at this great early season ride. There are sections through the woods, flat sections at the top with great views, switchbacks and a slightly rocky downhill. THE DIRECTIONS: Two sets of instructions are given below depending on whether you are coming south on I-25 or south on Hwy. 85 (Santa Fe). Driving down I-25: Take exit 182 (Wilcox Street/Wolfensberger Road) from I-25. Turn west (right) at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolfensberger Road. Follow it for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Coachline Road. Travel approximately 0.5 miles to the Ridgeline Open Space parking lot on your left. Driving down Hwy. 85: When you get close to Castle Rock (5.2 miles south of Sedalia), turn right (west) onto Meadows Parkway and travel 1.9 miles. Turn left onto Coachline Rd. and travel 0.7 miles to the parking lot on your right. For your GPS units, the address of the parking lot is 2525 Coachline Road, Castle Rock, CO 80109. Information and a trail map are located at: http://crgov. com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/296 . THE FOOD: Burgers (veggie and meat), salads, beer, etc. afterward at the Rockyard Brewing Co. at 880 Castleton Road, Castle Rock, a 6 minute drive via Coachline Rd. and Meadows Pkwy says Google Map.


Sunday, May 27th

8:30 AM INT-H2-40 NE Join Cyndy Klepinger at Cake Crumbs 2216 Kearney ST Denver for 8:30 am sharp departure. We will head east on Smith, 26th Ave and turn south on Powhaton, returning via Jewell, and a combo of city streets and bike paths. The ride is on city streets with low/moderate traffic and country roads with low traffic. This will be an intermediate ride with average moving speed of 14 mph (which means we will be going 15-17 on the flats), with few stops to regroup. Ride updates posted on MeetUp.

10:00 AM INT LET's RIDE NE - NO DROP (NEW RIDE) - 12 - 14mph - Join Scott Houchin at Cake Crumbs 2216 Kearney ST Denver for this NO BEGINNERS & NO Lance Wannabees adventure. Nice pace - do a loop from CC to REI and back - several options - the group will decide. 20+ miles LOOKS like GOOD weather.

10:30 AM, MTB P2-3, T 2-3 Marshall Mesa and Doudy Draw -- Join Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) to ride the Boulder County trails at Marshall Mesa and Doudy Draw. Meet at the trail head found at the intersection of Highways 93 and 170 (Eldorado Canyon). The trail head is at the southeast corner. The group will ride Marshall Mesa trails to the south, then cross Hwy 93 at the plateau stoplight, adventure into Doudy Draw, take the optional Springbrook Loop, then return via the Community Ditch trail and Hwy 93 underpass. Depending on trails selected, distance will be about 13-15 miles. Replenish your belly with a fine sandwich from Southern Sun Brewpub, about 3 miles north into Boulder at the Table Mesa Shopping Center.


Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day: 

Watch for someone to post a ride on MeetUp or the yahoo group.


Tuesday, May 29th:

9:00 AM FUN-H2-approx 20 SW - Meet Kathy Stommel (719/671-5579 or cyclekats@gmail.com) at the Littleton Tennis Bubble located at Bowles & Federal, just west of Santa Fe. We’ll start from the parking area on the east side of the bubble, closest to the Platte River Trail. Our loop ride will go south on the Columbine Trail, then C470 Trail west to Kipling, then under C470 to Deer Creek Canyon Rd where we’ll enter Chatfield State Park and finally returning via Platte River Trail/Mary Carter Greenway to the start. Optional nearby lunch afterwards. (NOTE: Route subject to change if necessary due to never-ending road construction.)


Wednesday, May 30th: 

9:30 AM Leisure/ATB H2-16 or 24 Foxton Rd Ride Meet Lin Hark at The Fort 8:10 AM or Foxton 9:00 AM Ride can be shortened since it is 2 out-and-back rides. Meet Lin Hark (mtnlin08@gmail.com or 303578-9369) at 9:15 AM at the trailhead, or 8:30 AM at The Fort Restaurant to carpool to Foxton Rd and the South Platte River for an easy ride on an old railroad grade. Hybrid or mountain bike is preferred but a road bike will work. Surface and grade is similar to Waterton Canyon. This is a beautiful ride on a railroad grade along the North Fork of the South Platte River Canyon above Strontia Springs Reservoir above Waterton Canyon. If you love to ride Waterton Canyon you will love this ride even more!!! Lunch after Zoka’s in Pine. Directions to The Fort Restaurant in Morrison at 8:10 AM: from 285 and C-470 go south on 285 (toward the mountains) 1.8 miles, Turn right at CO-8 Go .01 mile and turn right into the parking lot along the road in front of The Fort Restaurant. Look for Lin’s white Toyota Prius with the bike on the back. NOTE the newsletter gives Staples as the carpool place but Lin forgot where she lives. We will stop at the Staples on our way. Directions to Foxton Road 9:00 AM: from 285 and C470 go south on 285 (toward the mountains) 14 miles, Go past the turn off for County Road 73 (where the Bradley Station is) .2 miles, Turn right where the sign says Foxton Road, Go a short distance and turn left and go under 285, the road winds and comes to a “T”, go left. Go about 12 miles all the way to the end of Foxton Road, At the River to the left you will see the group parked in the small parking area and along the road near the porta potty.

9:30 AM FUN/INT Show and Go For those who don’t want to join Lin on her trek, meet at Crown Hill (east of 26th and Kipling) for a ride to be determined by those present.


Thursday, May 31: 

11:00 AM, MTB P2, T1.5, Spruce Mountain/Spruce Meadow/Green Mountain -- Meet Mary Sue Dickerson (303-332-2458) at the Greenland Open Space trailhead. The leader plans to ride Spruce Mountain and part of Spruce Meadow; however, there is an intermediate ride at Green Mountain and an easy Santa Fe trail to Palmer Lake on the Front Range Trail at our starting location of Greenland Open Space. From the view on Spruce Mountain one can admire the surrounding buttes, Pikes Peak, the Palmer Divide, Carpenter Creek and thousands of acres of protected open space as part of an animal corridor to Pikes Peak National Forest. After descending Spruce Mountain on the opposite side, there is an optional out/back trail for the faster riders. Then we will all finish with a loop around Spruce Mountain over Eagle’s Pass. The loop is about 9 miles and another 8 or so miles can be added with Spruce Meadows. If you still feel like riding more, then Greenland is where we will all meet up again. DIRECTIONS: Take I-25 south past Larkspur approximately four miles to Greenland Road (exit 167); turn west (right) for 0.2 miles on Greenland Road; then turn south (left) for 0.5 miles on Noe Road to the Greenland Open Space trailhead. The trailhead has a picnic shelter. Bring items to share for a picnic following the ride. MTB Project has a nice map and info: https://www.mtbproject.com/ directory/8012074/greenland-open-space.

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE Meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, 80013. We’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks.


Friday, June 1st: 

9:30 AM FUN-H1-32-SE Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at the Southeast corner of Parker Road and Orchard in Aurora near the Benjamin Moore shop. We will ride on the Piney Creek Trail east and connect onto various trails out to Aurora Reservoir. We will loop the 8 miles around the reservoir and return back to our start. Let’s have lunch after, to be determined.


Saturday, June 2: 

10:00 AM MTB, P3, T2.5, Pine Valley Ranch – Meet Alison Preble (720-854-9923, ajbikes@yahoo. com) at the Pine Valley Ranch Trailhead parking lot for a ride of loops and ups and downs in the trees and used-to-be trees in this Jeffco open space park southwest of Denver. DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 285 (Hampden Avenue) south to Pine Junction. Turn left (southeast) onto Pine Valley Road (County Road 126) and travel approx. 6 miles on County Road 126, to entrance road to Pine Valley Ranch on your right. Follow the entrance road into to the park and parking lot (30400 Crystal Lake Road). Ride start is at the west end of the lowest parking lot next to the restrooms. Parking lot picnic after ride. Please bring something to share and a camping chair if you have one.



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