APRIL Ride Schedule

Spring Riding Guidelines

Weather:         No snow or rain and above freezing

Clothing:          Wear layers, outer windbreaker, hat/ear covers, gloves, toe covers, and riding/sports pants covering the knees

Other:              Bring water, repair items, and a snack

Links to ride start locations are on the website: http://dbtc.org/page-1533322


Sunday, April 2:

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE –  Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. There may be an A group riding at a 14-15 mph pace for 40 or more miles and a B Group riding at a 11-13 mph pace for 20-30 miles. Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup and Yahoo Groups. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).                 

Wednesday, April 5:

10:00 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-15-SE – Meet Jean Stevenson (303-349-1596; Do not call after 9:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m.) in the shopping center on the northeast corner of Parker Rd and Quincy Ave., Aurora; park away from the stores. We will ride trails and roads within Cherry Creek State Park, observing boats, birds and other bikers; avoiding the hills near the dam, for total of about 15 miles. Bring a snack and money for lunch, optional, at Emerald Isle.

10:00 a.m., FUN-H1-19-SW – Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at the Stone House (Estes & Yale along the Bear Creek Trail). We will ride east on the Bear Creek Trail to the South Platte Trail, taking it south to Hudson Gardens for a break. We will return via the same route.

Saturday, April 8, SPRING KICKOFF:

9:45 a.m., INT-H2-24-SE – Meet Ellen Chilikas (720-670-0296) at the Platte River Bar and Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, for a steady (12 mph) and gorgeous ride along the Platte, Big Dry Creek, and Highline Canal paths. Hybrid or thick bike tires needed. We won’t go if conditions are wet and the temps are below 50 degrees. We will return right in time for the Spring Kickoff buffet at noon.

~2:30 p.m., FUN-H2-20-SW – MYSTERY RIDE; Join Cyndy Klepinger (303-725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com) at Platte River Bar & Grill, 5995 S Santa Fe Dr. After the spring kickoff, we will go on a mystery ride of around 20 miles or so.

Sunday, April 9: 

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25-NE –  Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. There may be an A group riding at a 14-15 mph pace for 40 or more miles and a B Group riding at a 11-13 mph pace for 20-30 miles. Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup and Yahoo Groups. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

9:30 a.m., FUN/INT H2-20-NW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at Prospect Park for my OFFICIAL FIRST RIDE OF SPRING RIDE!! Experience this classic DBTC ride on the trails of Ralston Creek and Clear Creek as we knock the cobwebs off of our equipment and get our biking legs back! All riders will be awarded with a special spring surprise.

10:45 a.m., MTB P1-2, T1-2 – Contact Sandy Shapiro (303-997-4641). Ride at Bear Creek Park. Meet at Moes BBQ at 10:30 a.m., with wheels turning at 10:45 a.m.

Monday, April 10: 

10:15 a.m., BEGINNING/FUN-H1-25-SE – Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303-725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com) at Lowry Soccer Fields, Fairmont Blvd and Sports Blvd. near the outdoor restrooms on the west end of the park. We’ll ride a loop on Highline Canal and other bike paths to enter the Cherry Creek Reservoir on the east. Depending on the group, a loop around the reservoir is possible. Return on Cherry Creek and Highline Canal Path. This is a no-drop ride.

Tuesday, April 11: 

5:15 p.m., FUN/INT-H3-24-NW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for PART 1: HWY 36 EAST & THE HIDDEN GEMS OF INTERLOCKEN! This exciting ride full of twists and turns uses portions of the new HWY 36 Trail to take us on a loop that includes the hidden gems of Flatirons Mall, Interlocken, Standley Lake, and Rock Creek Village! We will meet at the Rock Creek village Safeway, which is centrally located in Superior at the NW corner of Coalton and Rock Creek Parkway (1601 Coalton Rd., Superior, CO.) The ride is mostly on paved trails, but there are a couple of quarter-mile segments of lightly-graveled, well-kept, unpaved trails.

Wednesday, April 12: 

10:00 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1/H2-SW – Meet Harold Deist (303-841-4792, 303-906-4305 cell), at McCabe Meadows, (formerly East Bank Park,) It is about 1 1/2 miles south of Main Street on Parker Road, and is the first right turn past Hilltop (or 20 Mile Road on the west side) into the park on S. Pine Drive on the east, (Indian Pipe on the west). It will be out and back south past the Pinery toward Franktown, a total of about 20 miles. A shorter option is available. There is only one short hill, and a short packed gravel road. Bring a snack or money for optional restaurant lunch after the ride.

10:00 a.m., FUN/INT-H2/H3-25-SW – Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) behind the McDonald’s at Sheridan and Hampden. We’ll head to the Tech Center on various trails. We have to climb some hills, and there are sections on the Highline Canal (pea gravel), and then we’ll have our morning latte courtesy of DBTC and loop back to Bear Valley. It is a beautiful ride and, with luck, the lilacs will be blooming along one part of the trail. We get have a wonderful downhill back to Bear Valley. Lunch is in Bear Valley.

Saturday, April 15:

10:00 a.m., FUN-H1-28-SE – Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick at Village Greens Park near Cherry Creek High School. We will ride through Cherry Creek Reservoir, head south on Jordan Road, hook up with the Cherry Creek Trail and take it to Parker. We will lock up our bikes and have a light snack at the frozen yogurt place or other place. This ride will be at a slow, 10-12 mph pace. Lunch afterwards.

10:30 a.m., MTB South Table Mtn,  P2, T2 – Meet Jennifer Saxhaug (720-260-8595) by the Jefferson County Schools parking lot, at the intersection of Denver West Parkway and Denver West Drive. This is on the north side of I-70 at the Denver West exit, about a block from the NREL gated area. After riding, cross to the other side of I-70 for a bit to eat at Tokyo Joe’s in the Denver West Shopping Center.

Sunday, April 16: 

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE –  Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. There may be an A group riding at a 14-15 mph pace for 40 or more miles and a B Group riding at a 11-13 mph pace for 20-30 miles. Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup and Yahoo Groups. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

10:00 a.m., FUN/INT-H2-23-NW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for 2017 Season Premiere of THE SPACE, TIME, 9/11 RIDE, or THE HIDDEN GEMS OF BROOMFIELD! This still 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 at 4451 Main St.). 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. Possible lunch afterwards at Whole Foods or Zoe’s. Last year, this adventure received rave reviews, with four-and-a-half stars from the ride critics!

Monday, April 17:

9:30 a.m., FUN-H1-20-SE Meet Kathy Stommel (719-671-5579) for an easy out & back ride on Cherry Creek trail. We will meet in the parking lot in the southeast corner of Village Greens Park along Union Ave near Cherry Creek Reservoir.

Tuesday, April 18: 

5:15 p.m., FUN/INT-H3-20-NW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for PART 2: HWY 36 WEST & 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 using some interesting secret trails. 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 (at 1601 Coalton Road Superior, CO).

Wednesday, April 19: 

10:00 a.m., BEGINNER/Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1/H2-16-SW – Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314) at Reynolds Landing for a ride south and west through Littleton on paved trails and quiet streets. (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.) We will ride on the Platte Trail, through Columbine Valley, Weaver Park and the Dutch Creek Trail. This is an out-and-back ride with an optional lunch afterwards. Bring a snack and money for lunch if you plan to join us.

For BEGINNERS wanting to attend this ride, an experienced rider will guide you at your own pace for a comfortable distance on a trail without lots of other riders to distract you from learning to get back on the bike. Lin Hark or another qualified leader will join you at the beginning of each ride and choose a direction for an out-and-back, either with the ride leader or at a slower pace, either in the same direction of the official ride or a different direction.

10:00 a.m., FUN-H2-20-NW – Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison in Lakewood) for a ride northeast through Wheat Ridge to the Clear Creek Trail, where we will ride west to Golden. We will then ride east back to the park via 32nd and 26th Avenues.

Thursday, April 20: 

5:30 p.m., FUN-H2-16-Downtown – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this year’s first Free Beverage Summer Sunset Ride. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (Exit at 20th Ave going east away from the mountains. Turn right over the bridge onto Little Raven, then turn right onto 19th Street, then right onto Platte River, which becomes Rockmont Drive, and go until you dead end into the parking lot) for this fantastic ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path to the Four Mile Historic House and back. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders at the break on the return voyage at the REI Starbucks, where we will watch the sun start to set before we head back to the cars.

Saturday, April 22: 

12:45 p.m., MTB Pueblo weekend getaway – Explore the Arkansas River and nature center river walk paved trails, with perhaps about 20 miles riding. Meet at the Econo Lodge Motel at 71 South Radnor Drive. Choose either a motel or camp out at the state park overnight. Contact Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) by at least Thursday, April 20.

Sunday, April 23:

8:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-SE; Mt Nebo – Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Eisenhower Park Rec. Center (SE Corner of Dartmouth and Colorado Blvd.). We will ride to three cemeteries and place a rock at Mt. Nebo. We also visit Hampden Hts. Cemetery, Fairmount Cemetery, and Lowry Sports Complex. You will love our sneaky approach to Hampden Hts. Cemetery!

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE –  Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. There may be an A group riding at a 14-15 mph pace for 40 or more miles and a B Group riding at a 11-13 mph pace for 20-30 miles. Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup and Yahoo Groups. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

10:45 a.m., MTB Pueblo weekend getaway – Ride the trails on the south side of the reservoir. Meet at the south side marina area main parking lot, near the Arkansas Valley Campground. Make a choice from over 50 miles of trails. There are easy, challenging, and downright treacherous trails galore. Go out for the Pueblo delicacy of “sloppers” afterward.

Tuesday, April 25:

5:15 p.m., FUN/INT-H2-23-NW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for PART 3: HWY 36 FAR EAST & THE HIDDEN GEMS OF WESTMINSTER. Start out the 2017 biking season with this brand new route that is guaranteed to be an adventure! Meet at the SE corner of HWY 36 and 104th at the back side of the Quaker State and Lube Restaurant (10392 Reed St., Westminster, CO) by a hidden entrance to a hidden trail where the adventure will begin (and end). Possible dinner at Quaker State and Lube will follow.

Wednesday, April 26: 

9:30 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-20-SW – Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at City of Cuernavaca Park (Exit I-25 onto 23rd Ave go past REI north all the way to the end). We will ride trails north on the South Platte River Trail and return after riding around some streets at a leisurely pace stopping along the way to explore some parks. Bring money and a lock for lunch after the ride at a nearby restaurant.

10:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-SW – Meet Patsy Venema (303-238-0107) at the Stone House (Estes & Yale along the Bear Creek Trail in Lakewood). We will ride east on the Bear Creek Trail to the South Platte Trail, taking it south up the Chatfield Dam, if the group is up to a longer ride. We will return via the same route along the South Platte Trail and have a nice break at Hudson Gardens before returning along the Bear Creek Trail.

Thursday, April 27: 

5:30 p.m., FUN-H2-20-NW – MAJESTIC PREMIERE RIDE; Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at the Majestic view Nature Center north parking lot (north on Wadsworth to W 72nd Ave, west on 72nd, just west of Carr on the south side. THIS IS NOT THE ENTRANCE at GARRISON ST. nor 71st Street!) The ride will go west on Ridge Road and van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail, and then return on most of the length of Ralston Creek Trail. The theme of this ride is a “Hello to spring”, so a surprise to ring in the 2017 biking season will be provided to all participants during the Ralston Creek Golf Course break!

Saturday, April 29: 

9:30 a.m., FUN/Leisure 20-Central – Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at the City of Cuernavaca Park lot (Directions: exit I-25 at 23rd Ave., drive past REI and continue north on Platte Street about five blocks, under the overpass, to the parking lot). This leisurely paced ride (Lin rides around 10 mph average) will be partly on bike paths, partly on city streets, with some stops along the way to enjoy some of the beautiful parks in Denver. Last stop being for lunch at the Market on Larimer Street, then we will head back to City of Cuernavaca Park.

10:30 a.m., MTB P2,T2, THREE SISTERS – Meet Cathy Leibowitz  (720-644-7189 or cathy.leibowitz@yahoo.com) for a Three Sisters ride. Trails to be ridden will be decided by the group that day. Go to the signalized “T” intersection in downtown Evergreen, then south on Hwy 73 for ½ mile to another signal at Buffalo Park Road. Turn right (west) for 2.2 miles and enter the upper Alderfer parking lot just beyond the bright yellow house in the meadow. Wheels roll at 10:30, so please arrive early enough to start at that time. Bring tables, chairs and food for a parking lot picnic post-ride. For additional information: Alderfer/Three Sisters/Dedisse Tour, Evergreen | MTB Project

Sunday, April 30: 

8:00 a.m, FUN-H2-30-SE – Soft Underbelly of Denver; Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Eisenhower Park Rec Center parking lot  (SE Corner of Colorado Blvd. and Dartmouth) for a ride though the SW Denver barrio. College View, Harvey Park, Mar Lee, Westwood, Barnum, Sun Valley, and Baker are some of the featured neighborhoods on this early morning ride. Make sure your affairs are in order!

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE –  Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. There may be an A group riding at a 14-15 mph pace for 40 or more miles and a B Group riding at a 11-13 mph pace for 20-30 miles. Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup and Yahoo Groups. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

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