Tuesday, August 1st

5:45 PM FUN–H2–16-DOWNTOWN Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this 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 4 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. 

Wednesday, August 2nd 

8:30 AM FUN-H2-20-NW Arrive early to join Linda Wheeler (419-973-8282) at 5340 Coffee (6474 Ward Rd, Arvada) before riding parts of the Ralston Creek Trail, Interurban Trail, and Van Bibber Trail. 

8:30 AM Leisure/“Roses” H1/H2-17 NE Meet Richard Giesler (cell 303-722-1475) for a ride on the Farmer’s Highline, Signal Ditch, and Lee Lateral bike trails and then through Eastlake Park. Lunch will follow at Cinzzetti’s restaurant. (Directions to start: From I-25 and 104th – exit 221 – go west and take first north/right turn into the Marketplace Shopping Center. Drive north to rear of shopping center and park in front of Cinzzetti’s). 

Thursday, August 3rd 

6:00 PM FUN-H2-16-SE Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff, just west of Buckley Road, for an early evening ride around Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards, Joy and Gordon McKennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak-to-Peak Tap & Brew (adjacent to Treads) with $1 off your first pint! 

Friday, August 4th 

5:30 PM, INT-H2-24-SE Meet Clark Wilson, (303)495-0671, at Garland Park softball fields (Kearney St. north from Cherry Cr. Dr. North) for a ride along 7th Ave., Cherry Creek Bike Path and N.W. Denver neighborhoods. 

Saturday, August 5th 

8:00 AM FUN-H2-20-SE – GW Reunion Ride (everyone welcome) Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at the Eisenhower Park Recreation Center Parking lot (SE corner of Colorado Blvd and Dartmouth) to cap off your HOT reunion with a nice cool early start as we ride to Cory/Merril Jr. High, Hill Jr. High, Hilltop, Crestmoor Park, Lowry, Fairmount Cemetery, Old GW, and Place Jr. High. Shorter and much less grueling than last time because I’m getting OLDE! Expect to finish by 10:30 AM. 

Sunday, August 6th 

8:00 AM FUN/INT-H2-35-SW Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Reynolds Landing (Santa Fe turn on Brewery Lane and go to end parking lot past the brewery) for a ride out to Morrison and back. We will take the Platte River greenway north to the Bear Creek trail, through Fox Hollow golf course through Bear Lake Park and into Morrison and have a coffee stop (coffee on DBTC). We will return through the park back to the Bear Lake trail to the Platte and back to the Landing. Optional lunch after at Farm House at the Breckenridge Brewery. 

8:30 AM INT-H2-25 +-NE Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver, for an intermediate ride of 20 - 30 miles. Join MeetUp to see weekly changes or details about this week’s ride. 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-20-SE, ready to ride at 9:00 AM Meet Kathy Stommel (719/671-5579) at Parker’s O’Brien Park; located on Main St just one block east of Parker Rd. We’ll ride an out and back on Cherry Creek Trail and then enjoy walking through Parker’s fabulous farmer’s market. Everyone can purchase munchies of their choice before settling down in O’Brien Park for some relaxation. Past year’s we’ve been treated to live music so pack a chair or blanket in your car and keep fingers crossed that will be the case again this year. Either way, it’s always a fun place to spend a morning.

Monday, August 7th 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-25-SW Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at River Point Shopping area off Santa Fe and Oxford near the HuHot Mongolian Restaurant. (https://goo.gl/maps/qvUgNBnt5xm) The ride will be going North on the South Platte trail to REI and back. An optional lunch is at HuHot Mongolian restaurant. 

Wednesday, August 9th 

9:00 AM FUN/INT-H2-25-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 Little Dry Creek to finish the loop. Lunch afterwards is at one of the nearby eateries. 

8:30 AM Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-20 SE McCabe Meadows Meet Harold Deist 303-841-4792, cp 303-906-4305, 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 total about 20 miles. Shorter option is available. There is only 1 short hill, short packed gravel road. Bring a snack, money for optional restaurant lunch after the ride. 

Thursday, August 10th 

6:00 PM FUN-H2-16-SE Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff, just west of Buckley Road, for an early evening ride around Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards, Joy and Gordon McKennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak-to-Peak Tap & Brew (adjacent to Treads) with $1 off your first pint! 

Saturday, August 12th 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-19-SE Linda Lewis will lead a ride along the newly resurfaced Toll Gate Creek trail and then Highline Canal to Westerly Creek and a circuit of Jewell Wetlands. Meet at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Road. 19 miles, flat. 

Sunday, August 13th 

8:00 AM FUN-H2-29-SE Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Village Green Park (Dayton and Union at Dam Road near Cherry Creek Reservoir) for a ride to and from the Parker Farmer’s Market. We will ride through the state park and catch the Cherry Creek bike trail to Sulphur Gulch trail to downtown Parker. We will spend maybe less than an hour or so sampling, snacking and savoring the active market. 

8:30 AM INT-H2-25 +-NE Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver, for an intermediate ride of 20 - 30 miles. Join MeetUp to see weekly changes or details about this week’s ride. 

Monday, August 14th 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-20-SW Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at SW corner of Kipling and Jewell, Lakewood, at Safeway Shopping Center for a ride on the Bear Creek Trail to the Platte River Trail to the Sanderson Gulch Trail. An optional lunch is at Café Jordano. 

Tuesday, August 15th 

5:30 PM INT-H3-20-NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) 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 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.) 

Wednesday, August 16th 

8:00 AM FUN-H2-28-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride to Sloans Lake. We will then ride west to Golden through Wheat Ridge neighborhoods and the Clear Creek Trail, returning to the start on 32nd and 26th Avenues. 

8:30 AM Leisure/”Roses” H1/H2-16-SE Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314 cell) in the Homestead Farm II neighborhood pool parking lot across the street from 7676 S Krameria Street, Centennial. (This is south and east of Dry Creek and Holly.) We will ride through the Willow Spring open space, the Centennial Link Trail and the Highline Canal Trail to the Goodson Rec Center and back. Lunch will follow at our house for riders and others who did not ride and just want to come to lunch. If you would like to bring a dish to share - that would be wonderful but not required. Please RSVP no later than Monday August 14 at noon to my cell number if you wish to come to the lunch. If you want to drop off food earlier, call or text for my address. Bring a snack for the ride. 

Thursday, August 17th 

6:00 PM FUN-H2-16-SE Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff, just west of Buckley Road, for an early evening ride around Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards, Joy and Gordon McKennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak-to-Peak Tap & Brew (adjacent to Treads) with $1 off your first pint! 

Friday, August 18 

5:30 PM INT-H2-20-SE Meet Clark Wilson (303-495-0671), at Garland Park softball fields (Kearney St. north from Cherry Cr. Dr. North) along Highline Canal, Platte River, through Englewood and Cherry Hills Village. 

Saturday, August 19th 

7:30 AM FUN-H2-20/30-NW Meet Tom Hurja (cell: 303-903-4449) at Kipling and 26th, at the Chuckwagon Restaurant, NW corner. Route: East along west 26th Ave to REI, then north along the Platte River Path to end of bike path-left to park. Reverse on the return. Bring lock and $ for lunch. 

9:00 AM INT-H3-24-NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for 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 (Address is 1601 Coalton Rd., Superior). The ride is mostly on paved trails, but there are a couple of short segments of lightly-graveled well-kept, unpaved trails. 

Sunday, August 20th 

9:00 AM FUN-H2- 20-SW, ready to ride at 9:00 AM Meet Kathy Stommel (719-671–5579) at the Littleton tennis bubble located at S. Federal and Bowles, just west of Santa Fe Dr. Meet in the parking area on the east side of the bubble, closest to the Platte River. We’ll ride a loop of approx 20 miles through Columbine Country Club area to the Columbine Trail, and then into Chatfield State Park before returning via Platte River trail. Optional lunch afterwards. This is a training ride for participants of Gems of Pacific Northwest OOTT but everyone is welcome to come along. 

8:30 AM INT-H2-25 +-NE Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver, for an intermediate ride of 20 - 30 miles. Join MeetUp to see weekly changes or details about this week’s ride.

Monday, August 21st 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-18-SW Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the Platte River Grill located at 5995 Santa Fe Drive. From C-470 take Santa Fe Dr. exit going north for about 3 Miles. The Platte River Grill is on the left (West) side. Enter the parking lot and drive to the rear of the restaurant and park towards the rear of the lot. We will ride the Platte River trail north to the Big Dry Creek trail to the Highline Canal Trail to the Lee Gulch trail. The ride is on paved and gravel bike trails. An optional lunch is at the Platte River Grill. 

Wednesday, August 23rd 

7:30 AM FUN-H2-35+-NW Early meet to beat the heat! Join ride leader, Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510), at Crown Hill Park in Wheat Ridge, 26th & Garland. We’ll ride this loop trip on Clear Creek, Ralston Creek, and Lakewood Gulch trails. Ride includes the Ralston Reservoir climb and overlook, and some other short hill climbs. Enjoy diverse neighborhoods, flora, and trail twists along the way! Expect some bike-friendly road/street riding. Oh--and did I mention leader treats riders to ice cream cone stop along the way? Comfy 10-14mph pace. Leader rides a hybrid. Ready to ride at 7:30. 

9:00 AM Leisure MTB Ride H1-5-10 W Meet Richard Geiseler (303.722.1475) at the furniture store parking lot at the NW corner of 6th Avenue and Kipling to carpool to Silver Plume. This will be a leisurely paced ride on the Argentine Central Railroad grade of only 4% up and back. Air up that dusty mountain bike of yours for an authentic Colorado adventure on Leisure ride standards. We will carpool to Silver Plume to start our adventure up the side of the ridge just south of I-70. Bring money for the intermittent restaurants in Silver Plume or Georgetown. Call Richard with any questions. 

Thursday, August 24th 

6:00 PM FUN-H2-16-SE Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff, just west of Buckley Road, for an early evening ride around Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards, Joy and Gordon McKennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak-to-Peak Tap & Brew (adjacent to Treads) with $1 off your first pint! 

Saturday, August 26th 

8:30 AM FUN-H2-26-SE Meet Gary Pratt at the new trailhead just east of Jordan Rd on the south side of Arapahoe Rd. This new trailhead has a big parking lot with nice restrooms. Only access is from eastbound‎ lanes. Gary will lead a 26-mile ride south along the Cherry Creek Trail south towards Parker then east. 

MTB 10AM P3, T2, Monarch Crest Trail THE RIDE: Meet Steve Thomas (303-419-2531) for a ride on the Monarch Crest Trail. From Monarch Pass we ride to Marshall Pass (about 10 miles and a bail out point), then on to the Silver Creek Trail, then on a forest service road down to Highway 285, then down 285 back to the start point at Poncha Springs. The full ride is about 30 miles. The ride is excellent with much of it above timberline with great views. The high point will be 11,960 feet and the total climbing will be about 2,200 ft. with a total descent of 6,000 ft. There are a few technical sections but overall it’s a fairly smooth ride. THE TIME: We will take the 10:00AM shuttle from Poncha Springs to Monarch Pass. THE DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 285 to Poncha Springs where the Happy Valley Bike Shuttle is located on the east side of 285. Everyone needs to make their own reservations for the 10:00AM shuttle (need to be at the shuttle by 9:30AM) at www.monarchcrest.com or calling 719-539-6089. The cost is $20.00 cash, or $25 credit card, to be dropped off at Monarch Pass. The shuttle leaves from the Happy Valley Bike Shuttle (it’s in a convenience store) located on Hwy 285 in Poncha Springs. You can leave cars at the store to pick up at the end of the ride. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive (125 miles) from Denver (Hwy 285 and C-470). THE FOOD: Bring lunch for a stop at about the mid-point on the trail (at the lean-to if you check maps/Google Earth). The ride will take about 5 hours. I plan on staying in Salida the night after the ride and can meet up with anyone else staying the night for Dinner in Salida. THE FINE PRINT: For additional information on the trail and the bike shuttle: www.monarchcrest.com. Please let me know, steve.thomas001@yahoo.com if you plan to go so I have some idea how many will be riding. 

Sunday, August 27th 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-29-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 “secret” bike paths (all fully paved) that Bob has scouted in the Columbine and Ken Caryl areas, and includes a climb up to the dam at Chatfield State Park. Today we will add 3 or 4 miles to view the South Platte River Run surfing area. Optional lunch afterward at Merle’s Restaurant on Main Street, within 3 blocks of the starting location. 

8:30 AM INT-H2-25 +-NE Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver, for an intermediate ride of 20 - 30 miles. Join MeetUp to see weekly changes or details about this week’s ride. 

Monday, August 28th 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-21-SE Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the corner of Alameda and Sable rd. in the parking lot of BJ’s restaurant for a ride on the Highline trail to the Tollgate trail to the Cherry Creek trail for a loop. The ride is on paved bike trails. An optional lunch is at BJ’s. 

9:00 AM FUN-H2/H3-25 SE. BIG DRY CREEK/PLATTE RIVER LOOP Meet Helen Berkman (h.berkman@comcast.net) at South High School Parking Lot for a tour of contrasting Denver neighborhoods, from Cherry Hills to College View, Ruby Hill, and Wash Park , all woven together by the Big Dry Creek, South Platte, and Cherry Creek Trails. A few hills on Zuni but note that I take hills fairly slowly, to enjoy the scenery! Optional lunch afterward at Agave Taco Bar, 2217 E. Mississippi St. 

Tuesday, August 29th 

5:30 PM FUN-H2-20-NW MAJESTIC MYSTERY 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. or 71st ST!) The ride will go west on Ridge Road and van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail and then return on the entire length of Ralston Creek Trail. The theme of this ride is a mystery so a mystery prize will be provided to all participants during the Ralston Creek Golf Course break! 

Wednesday, August 30th 

3:00 PM INT-H1/2-20-SW Meet Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com) at Riverside Downs Park (2600 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80123 – park on the far east end of the parking lot close to the river, across from the 24 Hour Fitness; this is also near the Pedal Bike Shop). This is another BREWERY RIDE! Please arrive early, since we will leave at 3 p.m. sharp. The ride may be on either paved or unpaved trails like the Highline Canal and will up to 20 miles round trip. Ellen will send out details of the ride via the list server once we get closer to the date. The ride will be at a brisk pace of at least 12 mph, so please make sure you can keep up. No maps, we will ride together as a group. 

8:00 AM FUN-H2-28-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 up the Chatfield dam. We will return the same route along the South Platte Trail and have a nice break at Hudson Gardens before returning along the Bear Creek Trail. 

8:30 AM Leisure/”Roses” H2-16-SW Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314 cell) in the Aspen Grove Shopping Center (Santa Fe Dr, just north of Mineral) in the far southeast corner near Pier One. This is a loop ride on the Platte River Trail, the Big Dry Creek Trail, the Highline Trail and the Lee Gulch Trail. It winds around some very pretty areas - mostly on paved trails but some hard gravel and a short distance on residential streets. There will be an optional lunch afterwards at Panera. Bring a snack, and money for lunch if you plan to join us.

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