AUGUST 2018 RIDE SCHEDULE


Wednesday, August 1st: 

9:00 AM Leisure H2-20 SW (barely) Join Richard Gieseler (303-722-1475) at W. Dakota and S. Bannock streets in the middle of the Broadway Marketplace between Sam’s Club and Safeway. We will explore intriguing, exotic downtown Denver neighborhoods along the Platte River bikeway. 10-12 miles of urban riding on bike paths and low traffic streets. Richard leads this slow rolling ride past the new mountain bike park at Ruby Hill to a secret trail in exotic Englewood. Then back to Richard’s favorite ice cream joint and starting point. 

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H1- 25 SW along Bear Creek and the Platte, meet Patsy Venema on the east end of Fox Hollow Golf Course parking lot (go west from Morrison Road and Owen Street to the parking). Mostly shady and flat for a cool summer ride with the option for a nice lunch at club house “The Den” restaurant after. 

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, August 2nd: 

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE Meet Katie 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, August 4th: 

7:30 AM Roll FUN-H2(975 ft)-24-NW - “West Side Story” - Meet Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge, 44th & Field St., farthest-back parking lot near the playground & bike path for this urban/ suburban loop nestled within the I-70, I-76, & 6th Avenue “corridors.” The counterclockwise direction ensures we get those big climbs outta the way right off! Bike Paths, some road riding, parks, & lakes. Easy 10-14 mph. Could be a beverage stop. 


Sunday, August 5th: 

7:30 AM, FUN PLUS-H2-30+-NE Meet Cyndy Klepinger at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver, for a slower intermediate ride of 30+ miles. The ride will be an out and back to Watkins, route includes bike path, city streets and country roads with low traffic. Just a few stops to regroup. Scenery similar to Pedal the Plains. 

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-25-NW NEW & IMPROVED WESTMINSTER CLASSIC. Meet Rick Clauder (303-709-5489) and/or Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this exciting ride full of unexpected twists, turns, and surprises...and now with BRAND NEW TRAILS! We will meet at the parking lot WEST of the baseball diamonds in Westminster City Park. (Directions: From US 36 and Church Ranch Blvd/104th Ave. exit, east on 104th about 1/2 mile to the first left after the Westminster Blvd light, then go LEFT again into the parking lot. The address for the park is 10455 Sheridan Blvd but note again that we are meeting WEST of the buildings and baseball fields.) This ride takes us through the Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton area, including the Farmer’s Highline Canal, Lee Lateral, and Grange Hall Creek trails.


Monday, August 6th: 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-25 SW Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the Platte River Grill located at 5995 Santa Fe Drive. From C-470 take the Santa Fe Dr. exit going north for about 3 miles. The Platte River Bar & 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 South to the Lee Gulch Trail to the Highline Canal Trail to the top of the Chatfield reservoir dam back to the Platte river trail. The ride is on paved and gravel bike trails. An optional lunch is at the Platte river grill. 


Tuesday, August 7th: 

10:30 AM, MTB, P2, T2, Alderfers/Three Sisters Park (Show’nGo) -- Trails to be ridden will be decided by the group that day. THE DIRECTIONS: 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. THE FOOD: Keys on the Green (restaurant in the Evergreen Golf Course clubhouse).


Wednesday, August 8th: 

8:30 AM Leisure or Roses H1-21 SE Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) in the parking lot of South High School, corner of Louisiana and S. Franklin, near SE corner of Washington Park, for a ride including Westerly Creek, Stapleton, City Park, and Cheesman Park. Bring a snack and money for a restaurant lunch after the ride. 

8:30 AM FUN PLUS H1-25 SE Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) We’ll meet in the parking lot of South High School, corner of Louisiana and S.Franklin. We will be doing a route similar to the Leisure riders but at a quicker pace. We’ll plan on lunch afterwards as well. 


Thursday, August 9th: 

7:15 AM, ROLL 7:30 AM FUN PLUS-H3 (2100’)-35-W/NW - “Double Lollipop Loop with Danish on the Side” - Meet Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Crown Hill Park in Wheat Ridge, 26th & Garland, for another leg-burning, heart-pumping ride circling the Hogback, a jog thru Morrison, then looping back via Morrison Road. Reward your efforts with a danish & beverage at mile 29. 10-14 mph. 

10:00 AM, MTB, P2, T2, 10-20 Waldorf Mine/Argentine Pass Meet Richard Gieseler (303-722-1475) and Lin Hark (303-578-9369) for a reluctant mountain goat ride for beginners, or slower and faster riders. Meet at 9 AM to carpool at the far east end of Furniture Row parking lot at NW corner of Kipling and 6th Avenue Freeway frontage road. OR meet at 10 AM at the trailhead on the south side of I-70 at the Silver Plume exit (exit 226). We will ride the Argentine Central railroad grade, a mere 4% grade, up the south slope out of Silver Plume featuring a couple water crossings, extreme exposure riding but not too bad walking your bike. We will have a mild upper body workout at a washed out trestle. Out and back profile accommodates all levels of riders. No one left behind (besides the slow ride organizers). Bring a day pack lunch for a stop at the ruins at Panorama Point. Please call Richard with questions. 

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE Meet Katie 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, August 11th: 

8:30 AM FUN PLUS-H2-20-NW MAJESTIC JUGGLING 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 no-drop ride will go west on Ridge Road and van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail and then return on Ralston Creek Trail. An incredible juggling and magic act will be provided during the Ralston Creek Golf Course break! 


Sunday, August 12th: 

8:30 AM FUN PLUS-H2-23-NW– Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE HIDDEN GEMS OF ARVADA. We have all experienced the traditional Arvada classics trails of Ralston Creek, Clear Creek, and Van Bibber. Check out this new route instead that explores the Pomona Lakes, the Arvada Fire Fighter’s Park and other forgotten areas and is guaranteed to be an adventure! Meet at the SE corner of HWY 36 and 104th at the back side of the new Black Bear Diner, formally 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 lunch at Black Bear Diner will follow. 


Monday, August 13th: 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-26 Central Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at 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 the restaurant) for a ride on the Platte River Trail North to 104th street and Back. The ride is on paved bike trails. An optional lunch is at Original Brooklyn’s.


Tuesday, August 14th: 

10:30 AM, MTB, P2-3, T2-3, Elk Meadow (Show’nGo) – Meet in the Buchanan Recreation Center parking lot. THE DIRECTIONS: Located at intersection of Colo Hwy 74 (Evergreen Parkway) and Squaw Pass (Colo Hwy 103). From I-70: Take exit 252 for Evergreen Parkway. Continue for roughly 3 miles to intersection of 74 and 103. Turn left at traffic light; Buchanan Park rec center and Tuscany Tavern are located in this complex adjacent to the softball fields. From downtown Evergreen, follow Hwy 74 up to intersection of 74 and 103. Or load directions to 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen 80439. THE FOOD: Tuscany Tavern.


Wednesday, August 15th: 

9:00 AM Leisure H2-10-12 S ICE CREAM RIDE Meet Richard Gieseler (303-722-1475) at W. Dakota and S. Bannock streets in the middle of the Broadway Marketplace between Sam’s Club and Safeway at 9 AM. We will explore intriguing exotic downtown Denver neighborhoods along the Platte River bikeway. 10-12 miles of urban riding on bike paths and low traffic streets. Richard leads this slow-rolling ride past the new mountain bike park at Ruby Hill to a secret trail in exotic Englewood. Then back to Richard’s favorite ice cream joint featuring Sweet Action ice cream and starting point.

9:00 AM FUN-H2-31-SW Bear Creek-C-470-Platte River Loop Join Helen Berkman (720-355-5687) in the parking lot of Regal Cinemas Riverpoint, 3565 S. Platte River Dr., and head up the Bear Creek Bike Path to Fox Hollow Golf Course. Two steep but short climbs up Mount Carbon and over Hampden Ave. South and east along the C-470 Bike Path to the Platte River Greenway, then down the river path back to Bear Creek.This lovely loop is all on bike paths and there’s a great downhill along C-470 down to Chatfield. Optional lunch afterward.


August 16th thru 18th: 

MTB – Kenosha Pass and Buena Vista. Riding and hiking along the Colorado Trail. If you plan to join this event, please contact Jennifer Saxhaug – saxcpa@gmail.com – 720-260-8595. I have not ridden or biked the following segments of the Colorado Trail. Therefore, I cannot tell you if we will be on the trail 1 hour or 4 hours. I hope to spend more time being a tourist. Feel free to join one or all days.


Thursday, August 16th: 

7:30 AM Roll FUN-H2 (950’)-26-NW - “North By Northwest” - Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge, 44th & Field St., farthest-back parking lot near playground & bike path. We’ll explore (don’t worry--I’ll scout ahead!) a new-ish northwesterly loop route that takes us as far north as 86th Ave (near Standley Lake) and then meanders ESE thru neighborhoods on bike paths & streets, finally meeting up on the Clear Creek Trail. Possible beverage stop. Casual 10-14 mph.

10:30 AM MTB, P2, T2, Kenosha Pass. Jennifer Saxhaug – saxcpa@gmail.com – 720-260-8595. We will ride to Jefferson Creek Campground - 6 miles one way... either hike or ride (I plan to ride or hike my bike). Hoping to have a car at each end. Some may want to ride round trip from Kenosha. This is part of Segment 6 of Colorado Trail. DIRECTIONS: From Denver go south on US Highway 285 approximately 58 miles to the top of Kenosha Pass. Park on the west (right) side of the highway to meet for the ride.

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, August 17th: 

8:30 AM, MTB, Colorado Trail - Segment 15 (near Buena Vista). Jennifer Saxhaug – saxcpa@gmail.com – 720-260-8595. Assemble at Vista Court Lodge in the courtyard in front of Cabin #8 at 8:30 a.m. to coordinate a bike ride on Segment 15 and end of Segment 14 in reverse - south to north - 8 miles one way. Car shuttle to be planned. DIRECTIONS: From the main drag (US24) in Buena Vista go west on Main Street for about a half mile. Vista Court Cabins is on the right. Address is Vista Court Cabins & Lodge, 1004 W. Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211. FOOD: Friday night spaghetti dinner at Vista Court Cabin #8. Dinner at 6:00 PM.


Saturday, August 18th: 

9:00 AM INT-H3-25 SW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE GREAT AMERICAN DINOSAUR RIDE 2018!!! The adventure begins at the Lakewood Heritage Center at Belmar Park at Ohio Street on the west side of Wadsworth, north of Mississippi and South of Alameda. We will tour the park then head west to Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks where we will stop for a break. Then we will continue on down through Morrison and Bear Creek Trail and return north to Belmar Park. The first 100 attendees will ride for free!!! Lunch options will be discussed.

10:00 AM, MTB (Hike), Colorado Trail - Segment 14 (near Buena Vista). Jennifer Saxhaug – saxcpa@gmail. com – 720-260-8595. Short HIKE on CT Seg 14 - Raspberry Rd to Chalk Creek Trailhead - 3.9 miles. Meet at Vista Court Cabin #8 at 10 AM. DIRECTIONS: In Buena Vista from the main drag (US 24) go west on Main Street for about a half mile. Vista Court Cabins is on the right. Address is Vista Court Cabins & Lodge, 1004 W. Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211.


Sunday, August 19th: 

8:00 AM FUN-H2-29-SE Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Village Green Park (Dayton and Union at Dam Road at Cherry Creek Reservoir). We will ride through the State Park and catch the Cherry Creek and Sulphur Gulch paved bike paths to the city of Parker’s Farmers Market. We will spend maybe less than an hour sampling, snacking, and savoring the fresh items at the booths. We’ll return the same way and maybe circle through the reservoir a different direction.


Monday, August 20th: 

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.


Tuesday, August 21st: 

10:30 AM, MTB, P2, T2, Lair of the Bear (Show’nGo). Lair of the Bear Open Space Park is about 5 miles west of Morrison on Hwy 74. The parking lot is on the south side of the road. Afterwards return to Morrison to Red Rocks Grill for lunch.


Wednesday, August 22nd: 

8:30 AM Leisure-H1/H2 19-SW Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314 cell) 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, Clement Park, the Lilley Gulch Trail and the Dutch Creek Trail. This is a loop ride with an optional lunch afterwards. Bring a snack and money for lunch if you plan to eat with us..

8:30 AM FUN-H1-23-NW Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) at the Westwoods Golf Club (1 block north of 64th and Quaker) for a loop of the Clear Creek and Ralston Creek trails. Lunch will follow.

10:30 AM  FUN PLUS-H1-28, SW - Brewery Ride to Blue Moon Brewing Company. 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 all the way up to the brewery and restaurant (~14 miles) at 3750 Chestnut Place. If you want to meet the leader somewhere along the way, just let her know and we'll figure it out. The founder and brewmaster has a PhD in Brewing from the University of Brussels and has been brewing beer in Denver since 1995.  Best know for Blue Moon Belgian White, this brewery has 20 rotating taps with a wide variety of beer styles. They also have a full service restaurant so we will be having lunch there. If you don't want to ride but want to meet us for lunch, please let Ellen know - we should be at the restaurant by 11:45 AM.  Please bring a bike lock and as always wear your helmet! Please be ready to ride by 11:30 AM! THIS IS A FAIR WEATHER RIDE - temp must be 50 and pavement must be dry for the ride to be a go.

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, August 23rd: 

6:00 PM FUN-H1-16-SE Meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Peak-to-Peak Brewery’s newest location, 9735 E. Colfax, just east of the intersection with Dayton, in Aurora. Park in the lot just west of MLK Library on Emporia. We’ll ride north on Dayton to 17th then west to Westerly Creek and Sand Creek for a few miles before returning to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks.


August 24th thru 26th: 

MTB T1-4, P1-4 Curt Gowdy State Park. Bob Kochevar will lead us on the weekend rides. Call (303-8706833) or e-mail (bob_kochevar@yahoo.com) if you will participate. There’s a singletrack smorgasbord here, from beginner trails along the shoreline to giant rocks to huck off. The trails are in an alpine environment. Camping is available (for a fee), so join us for the weekend. Bob has reserved a group campsite for Friday and Saturday nights that permits up to 10 people. Each car entering the park pays a daily use fee also. We will ride many of the trails at Curt Gowdy on both the west and east sides of the park on Saturday, Aug 25 and Sunday Aug 26. There are more than 35 miles of trails for biking at Curt Gowdy which travel through a host of different landscapes, highlighting the best of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains; i.e. high plains, upland montane and riparian. There’s a fun waterfall to explore a short hike off one of the trails. DIRECTIONS: Curt Gowdy is located just 24 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 24 miles east of Laramie. From Denver, take I-25 North to Cheyenne. Take exit 10 (State Route 210) and continue 24 miles west. It’s about a 2 hour or so drive. The main park entrance is on the south side of the road. To begin the ride, we will meet at the Visitor Center near the entrance off Hwy 210 at 10:30 AM, Saturday, Aug 25. If you intend to camp, let Bob know and he will give you the campsite number and location in the park. Motels are available in Cheyenne and Laramie for overniters, also. More information about Curt Gowdy State Park is available to download here: http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/index.php/maps-curt-gowdy


Friday, August 24th: 

MTB-Camping, Curt Gowdy State Park. Contact Bob Kochevar (303-870-6833, bob_kochevar@yahoo. com). If you intend to camp, let Bob know and he will give you the campsite number and location in the park. DIRECTIONS: From Denver, take I-25 North to Cheyenne. Take exit 10 (State Route 210) and continue 24 miles west. It’s about a two hour drive from Denver. The main park entrance is on the south side of the road.


Saturday, August 25th: 

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-23 SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) behind the McDonald’s at Sheridan and Hampden. We’ll head west but we will avoid going over the dam by heading up Kipling then over to C-470 trail. There is a great downhill back to Lowell and Bear Valley. Lunch is in Bear Valley.

10:30 AM, MTB, P1-4, T1-4, Curt Gowdy State Park. Meet Bob Kochevar (303-870-6833) at the Visitor Center near the main entrance to Curt Gowdy State Park. DIRECTIONS: From Denver, take I-25 North to Cheyenne. Take exit 10 (State Route 210) and continue 24 miles west. It’s about a two hour drive from Denver. The main park entrance is on the south side of the road.


Sunday, August 26th: 

MTB, P1-4, T1-4, Curt Gowdy State Park. If you’re coming up just for the day contact Bob Kochevar (303-8706833) to get the time and starting location of the ride. DIRECTIONS: From Denver, take I-25 North to Cheyenne. Take exit 10 (State Route 210) and continue 24 miles west. It’s about a two hour drive from Denver. The main park entrance is on the south side of the road.


Monday, August 27th: 

9:00 am FUN-H2-22 NE Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Cinzetti’s Restaurant off 104th at I-25 for a ride along the Farmers Highline Canal to Standley Lake. The ride is on mostly paved bike path with some dirt path. There is some street riding. Lunch after the ride is at Cinzzetti’s.


Tuesday, August 28th: 

10:30 AM, MTB, P1, T1.5, Flying J Ranch Park (Show’nGo) – Meet at the main trailhead (north lot). DIRECTIONS: From C-470 go south on US 285 approximately 12.5 miles to Aspen Park. Exit at Barkley Road and go left onto Barkley for a half-mile to County Road 73. Go right on County Road 73 for about three-fourths of a mile to the Flying J Ranch Park sign. Turn left into the park and travel a half-mile to the trailhead parking lot. FOOD: An option is Brooks Place Tavern in Aspen Park. Map and info: https://www.jeffco.us/1220/Flying-J-Ranch-Park .


Wednesday, August 29th: 

8:30 AM Leisure-H1/H2 15-20-SW Show-N-Go Ride from Bear Valley McDonald’s (5550 W Dartmouth Ave, Denver) The group will decide which direction to go on the Bear Creek Trail or make a loop through neighborhoods. Possible lunch after the ride.

10:00 AM (8:00 AM Carpool)-FUN PLUS-H2-30 West Meet Anne Gerleman 970 531 7441 in Winter Park (ski area) in the parking area in front of Vintage hotel and the Cabriolet. Carpool meets at the SE corner of I-70 and Morrison Road in the Stegosaurus parking lot. This is a ride into town on a bike path and onto County Road 5 with Rolling hills. A couple of long hills that might be H3 category. Approximately 30 miles. Late lunch afterwards. Call or Text if you are coming. Great excuse to get out of town!


Thursday, August 30th: 

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.

The 30th will be our last scheduled evening ride as sunset is before 7:30pm.


Friday, August 31th:

11:30 AM  FUN PLUS-H1/2-15, SW - Brewery Ride to The Brew on Broadway (BoB). 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 east on the Big Dry Creek trail. Then we will take Clarkson north before heading west to the brewery.   BoB brews beers to the style of the English Crown both former and present. They have a cask beer engine named Earl, 18 total taps including three nitro taps. BoB also serves coffee, tea, Kombucha and other assorted drinks.  They serve empanadas from Lazos and Baker Street pretzels.  Leader will bring a bag of pretzels as well. Please bring a bike lock and as always wear your helmet! Please be ready to ride by 11:30 AM! THIS IS A FAIR WEATHER RIDE - pavement must be dry for the ride to be a go.




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