DBTC Ride Schedule • July 2016


Friday, July 1

FUN-H2-25-NW-2:00 PM Afternoon Ride Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at 2:00pm at Prospect Park for a Clear Creek Ride to Golden, streets and paths. In case it’s quite hot, take a cloth for your dry face and we could soak our feet in the Creek. Return via West 32nd.


Saturday, July 2nd 

RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!!!

RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!!!

MTB P3, T2, Centennial Cone THE RIDE: Meet Chuck Caldwell (303-807-1562) at the north parking lot of Centennial Cone. The loop is around 12-14 miles. Online description at http://jeffco.us/open-space/parks/centennial-cone-park/. THE TIME: 10:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: To find the parking lot, google “4306 Camino Perdido Road Golden CO.” Or follow these directions: Take Colorado Hwy. 93 north from Golden approximately one mile to Golden Gate Canyon Rd. Travel west about 8 miles to Robinson Hill Rd. Turn left and continue to Camino Perdido, the north access road into the park. The trailhead is approximately one mile to the south. THE FOOD: Bring food and drink for a picnic lunch afterward in the Centennial Cone parking lot. Remember your folding chair!


Sunday, July 3rd

FUN-H2-35-SE 8:00 AM – 20 PARKS WEST Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Eisenhower Park Rec Center parking lot (SE Corner of Colorado BLVD and Dartmouth) for a ride to Belmar with return down the amazing Florida slide. Lotsa lakes on this ride.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 8:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, 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 by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups The A group riding at a 14-15 mile pace for forty or more miles and the B Group 11-13 mile pace for twenty to thirty miles. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.


Tuesday, July 5th

FUN-H2-20-NW 5:45 PM MAJESTIC BUBBLE 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 bubbles so bubble wands will be provided to all participants during the Ralston Creek Golf Course break.


Wednesday, July 6th

“Roses”-H1-16-SE 8:30 AM Meet Richard Gieseler (303-722-1475) at Cherry Creek Shopping Center SE parking lot near the bike path, for “Marijuana, Whiskey, and Ice Cream” The ride will be flat, to a bike path Richard discovered this spring! We ride past several mysterious buildings with large ventilation systems, a known dispensary, a known distillery, and Richard’s favorite ice cream parlor. Bring money, bike lock, and identification. for shopping and possible lunch at the distillery. Questions? Call Richard. NOTE earlier ride time, beat the heat!?

FUN-H1-22-SE 9:00 AM Meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Lowry Sports Complex, Fairmont Blvd and Sports Blvd - park near the tennis courts. We’ll ride east on High Line Canal to see the latest trail addition at the Triple Creek Trailhead then visit the Aurora Sports Park and Beck Recreation Center. Mostly trail with a couple of short on-street sections. This is a no-drop ride.

MTB P2.5, T2, 6:00PM, green Mountain. SHOW AND GO Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood. 


Thursday, July 7th

FUN-H1-16-SE 6:00 PM Peak-to-Peak Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Road. for an early evening ride through Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards Joy and Gordon Mckennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak to Peak Tap Room with $1 off your first pint! www.peaktopeaktaproom.com.


Saturday, July 9th

PICNIC RIDE AT Prospect Park FUN-H2-20-NW 10:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at Prospect Park for a pleasant out and back ride heading East on the Clear Creek Path for 10 miles before turning back and arriving at the Park for the picnic.

PICNIC RIDE FUN/INT H2-23-NW 9:30 AM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at Prospect Park for this Pre-Picnic Adventure. We will ride up Easley Road to the Van Bibber Creek and Blunn Trails. Next we will experience the entire Trail of Ralston Creek and return on Clear Creek Trail. We will be rewarded with the incredible DBTC summer picnic fare back at Prospect Park!

PICNIC RIDE INT H1/2-30 NW 9:30AM Meet Darrell and Jean Deering (303-697-6126) at Prospect Park parking lot. We will ride into Golden on the Clear Cr. Trail to ride over the Dinosaur Ridge. If we are out of time we may shorten the ride by heading east on Colfax then back to Golden so we are in time for the picnic.

PICNIC RIDE MTB P2-3, T1-3 NW 10:00 AM Ride to South Table Mtn via the Rolling Rock Trail. The real climb begins there. Take a spin around the top and cruise back to the picnic. Show and Go.


Sunday, July 10th

FUN-H2-25-SE-8:00 AM - South Cemeteries Meet Gaar Potter at the Eisenhower Park Recreation Center Parking lot (SE corner of Colorado Blvd and Dartmouth) to burn off some picnic calories with a brisk ride to Littleton Cemetery to pay respects to Alferd Packer and to Chapel Hill Cemetery because....well....it’s a Cemetery! I will try to have you home safe by 11 AM!

INT-H2-25 +-NE 8:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, 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 by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups The A group riding at a 14-15 mile pace for forty or more miles and the B Group 11-13 mile pace for twenty to thirty miles. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

MTB P2.5, T3 8:00 AM sharp Meet Eric Esswein (303 638-2300, mobile) in back of the Kum and Go convenience store south of Conifer at the corner of Kings Valley Drive and HWY 285. We will drive to Staunton State Park (5 min in car), go through the gate and park in the lower lot (junction of Staunton Ranch and Mason Creek trails), turn right shortly after you go through the ranger/pass building. From the Kum and Go I can take one person with a bike and I have a state parks pass. If you don’t have a state parks pass, the entry per car is $7.00. Wheels rolling at 8:45AM. THE RIDE: We will ride at
a reasonable pace, making 2-3 stops along the way. The ride involves several nice sustained climbs and descents and an excellent flowy roll back to the finish. We’ll roll from the lower parking lot at 8:45 am riding from the Staunton Ranch Trail to Marmot Passage, up and over Marmot Passage and down to the Davis Falls pond for a short break. We’ll then ride Bugling Elk to Borderline take in the scenic view overlook on Bugling Elk (short rest break) then after a short climb up to a small pass, we have the fabulous ride down Mason Creek, back to the parking lot. Note: there are three short sections on this ride that require attention and are worth mentioning if you don’t enjoy hanging your butt off the back of your bike while braking and negotiating somewhat steep terrain. While none are super technical and completely ridable, the short (< 50 feet) slickrock section at the top of Marmot Passage requires some attention as you descend over the rocks, just walk your bike down the rocks if you prefer. On the same trail about 10 mins. later, there’s a section on the trail where a natural spring comes from 
a notable rock wall on the right of the trail. The water runs across the trail; to prevent erosion the Park has “armored” the trail (meaning large stones have been set in place to walk and ride on. Some of the gaps between these stones, or the stones themselves can present wheel traps, the stones can be slippery if wet. Just walk your bike down these section if you prefer. Lastly, a short (<100 feet) section of the descent on Mason Creek trail (about 1⁄2 way down the trail) involves a somewhat steep section of trail that includes loose rock, gravel and scree. Just walk your bike if you are uncomfortable descending and braking in this type of terrain. The rest of the ride is excellent singletrack. Remember to yield to horses and hikers and uphill riders have right of way over descending riders. THE DIRECTIONS: Get to Hwy 285 going south toward Fairplay, go through Aspen Park (the King Soopers shopping center is on right and then Conifer (the Bradley gas station and Staples shopping center are both on the right) and keep going straight south on 285 and after about 4 miles you will go under an overpass then down a short hill, the Kum and Go is obvious on the right. Turn right on Kings Valley Drive and look for my rig (Silver Toyota 4Runner, CO plates W8ST-DP with a Thule double rack on the back). THE FOOD and BEVERAGE: Bring high quality tailgate-type picnic food for post-ride sharing and camaraderie. Bring alcohol based hand sanitizer or wipes after the ride (and use them) before taking a handful of communal food. Bring appropriate quality beverages and a folding chair, although there are picnic tables available at the lower lot that we can use and a restroom. Bring a sun hat for post ride. Apply sunscreen before the ride. Link to map. http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Staunton/Documents/StauntonStateParkMap.pdf


Monday, July 11th

FUN-H1-30-SE 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center near Bed Bath and Beyond (at the corner of University and Cherry Creek Dr. North, park on the South side) for a ride on the Cherry Creek trail to the Highline Canal to Dartmouth St. to the Platte River trail. It is a ride mostly on paved bike path with some street riding. An optional lunch is at the Cherry Cricket.


Tuesday, July 12th Evening

FUN/INT–H2–20-Downtown 5:45 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Dog Days of Summer Sunset Ride. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (23rd Ave Exit from I-25, go down the hill, drive by the REI Superstore going NE, cross 15th St and keep going till you see the parking lot directly in front of you) for this fantastic ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path towards the Cherry Creek Reservoir 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, July 13th

“Roses” H2-20-SE 8:30 AM Meet Judy or Harold Deist, 303-841-4792, at Challenger Park/Parker Rec Center, (North side of Lincoln, between Jordan Rd. and Parker Rd.) for a ride along Cherry Creek and up Sulphur Gulch. Lovely ride, uphill going, great downhill coming back. Bring a snack, and money for lunch at a favorite restaurant after the ride.

FUN/INT-H2-25-NW 9:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride south to the Stone House and then east along the Bear Creek Trail connecting to the South Platte Trail. We will then ride north to REI and then back to the start via the Highlands and Wheat Ridge neighborhoods.

MTB P2.5, T2, 6:00PM, green Mountain. SHOW AND GO Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood.


Thursday, July 14th

FUN-H1-16-SE 6:00 PM Peak-to-Peak Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Road. for an early evening ride through Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards Joy and Gordon Mckennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak to Peak Tap Room with $1 off your first pint! www.peaktopeaktaproom.com.


Saturday, July 16th

FUN-H2-20-SW 9:00 AM Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) at the south parking lot of the Breckenridge Brewery (Santa Fe and Brewery Lane) for a loop on the Platte River, Big Dry Creek, Highline, and C-470 trails. Lunch afterwards at the brewery.

MTB Colorado Trailblazers Trail Maintenance Day The Colorado Trailblazers need your help with trail maintenance and repair. Our July 2016 trail day is Saturday 7/16/16. We will most likely be working at Reynolds Park on the North Fork Trail but it’s best to sign up, so you get all the details for the event. In order to have enough crew leaders, tools, food and beverages, we need everyone to sign up (no charge) at coloradotrailblazers.org. Please sign up early. All details will be provided for time, location, etc. at the sign up website.


Sunday, July 17th

FUN-H1-28-SE- 9:00 AM Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick at Village Greens Park. We will ride through the Cherry Creek reservoir, head south on the bike path that hooks up with the Cherry Creek Trail and take it to Parker. Bring some money and a bike lock as we can snack at the farmers market happening on Main Street.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 8:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, 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 by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups The A group riding at a 14-15 mile pace for forty or more miles and the B Group 11-13 mile pace for twenty to thirty miles. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

MTB P2, T2, Segment 3 of the Colorado Trail (Buffalo Creek) THE RIDE: Meet Jennifer Saxhaug (720-260-8595) for a ride on segment 3. If you have ridden Segment 1 and 2 with me, you will love riding Segment 3. This is a fairly easy 13.5 miles one way. We will begin riding at the terminal end of Segment 3 (Wellington Lake Road/FS Rd. 560) and end at the beginning of segment 3 (Little Scraggy Trailhead). There is a parking fee at Little Scraggy Trailhead. Depending on the number of riders, we will either do a key exchange, or you will be shuttled to the Wellington Lake Road trailhead. Therefore, I will need to know by July 14 whether you plan to ride (saxcpa@gmail.com or 720-260-8595). I will send out the final instructions on July 15. THE TIME: Contact Jennifer. THE DIRECTIONS: Contact Jennifer.THE FOOD: Bring tables, chairs and food for a parking lot picnic post-ride. THE FINE PRINT: For those who wish to carpool, meet at The Fort at 9:15AM.


Monday, July 18th

FUN-H2-22-NE 9:00 AM 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.

Evening

FUN/INT-H3-24-NW-5:30 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) 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 (Address is 1601 Coalton Road Superior, CO. 80027.) The ride is mostly on paved trails but there are a couple of quarter-mile segments of lightly-graveled well-kept, un-paved trails.


Tuesday, July 19th Evening

FUN/INT-H3-20-NW-5:30 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) 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 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, July 20th

 “Roses” H1-12-SW 8:30 AM Meet Peggy Occhiato 393-850-9731,for a ride up lovely Waterton Canyon. South on Wadsworth past Chatfield State Park, L on Waterton Rd 1/8 mile to the parking lot on the left. Bring a snack and money for an optional restaurant lunch following the ride.

FUN/INT-H2to3-25-SW 9:00 AM 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.

MTB P2.5, T2, 6:00 PM, green Mountain. SHOW AND gO Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood.


Thursday, July 21st

FUN-H1-16-SE 6:00 PM Peak-to-Peak Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Road. for an early evening ride through Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards Joy and Gordon Mckennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak to Peak Tap Room with $1 off your first pint! www.peaktopeaktaproom.com.

FUN/INT-H2-30 W 10:00 Join Anne Gerleman 970-531-7441 for a 30 mile round Trip ride. Meet at the Vintage parking lot at the Winter Park Ski Area. Ride bike path and small country roads Through Winter Park, Fraser, Continue to Pole Creek Golf Course. Enjoy a nice view of the Continental Divide and enjoy a beverage. On the ride back to Winter Park there is one big hill! Lunch in Winter Park! Think about staying over and doing another bike ride and a hike next couple days. If you just want to come up for the day you might be able to carpool from the Stegosaurus parking lot on the SE corner of I-70 and Morrison Road at 8:00 AM - I will meet you in Winter Park.


Friday, July 22nd

FUN/INT-H2-30 W 10:00 AM Meet Anne Gerleman 970-531-7441 in the Town of Granby parking lot next to the Brickhouse 40 at 10:00 am. Ride to Hot Sulphur Springs, rolling hills along the Colorado River on US40 with a nice shoulder. It’s my favorite ride ! In Hot Sulphur we can visit the Grand County Museum And have lunch before the ride back to Granby! If you just want to come up for the day you might be able to carpool from the Stegosaurus parking lot on the SE corner of I-70 and Morrison Road at 8:00 AM - I will meet you in Granby..


Saturday, July 23rd

FUN/INT-H2-30+SW 8:30 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at Bear Valley McDonalds for ride along Bear Creek/ Platte River Path to Chatfield. Take funds for break and lunch at Chatfield Marina - Check out the menu! Return same way.

FUN-H3-25+SW 8:30 AM Meet Carol Bennett 720-425-6124 for Highlands Ranch Mansion Ride at Target parking lot (Exit C470 at the Lucent off ramp and drive about half a mile south and enter the Target Parking Lot at SSgt Jon Sills Drive and follow the entrance until the south west corner of the Target Parking Lot just north of the Kaiser Building. Meet at the South West Corner of Highlands Ranch Parkway and Lucent Blvd). We will ride the streets and green belts in Highlands Ranch and will backtrack to the west part of HR and make our way to the north and will continue to the extreme east portion of Highlands Ranch. The route is general at this time and I can add or delete portions of the ride by request of the group. This is a no drop ride. Bring some snacks and plenty of water. There are bathroom stops in most of the parks. I’m hoping for good weather. There will be some flowers blooming and a few creeks maybe running as well. The group can decide if they wish to stop at a local eatery after the ride.

MTB P3, T3, little Scraggy (Buffalo Creek) THE RIDE: Meet Sandi Jones (720-363-9589) for a ride on the entire and recently completed Little Scraggy Trail. THE TIME: 8:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy. 285 to Pine Junction. Turn left at the light onto Hwy. 126. Turn right onto Forest Road 550 (also called Redskin Creek Road; about four miles past the Hamlet of Pine). Turn right again almost immediately into the Little Scraggy parking lot. There is $6 fee. THE FOOD: zokas, 16940 S. Pine Valley Road, Pine, CO
THE FINE PRINT: For additional info, a good video and map, see: http://www.comba.org/projects/little-scraggy-trail/little- scraggy-east-trail-officially-open#.VWzkSUzVeM8 AND: http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/6377597 MORE FINE PRINT: For car pooling, meet at The Fort at 7:00AM sharp!

HIKE - Meet Anne Gerleman / 970-531-7441 at the Second Creek Trailhead Mile Marker 240 US 40 on Berthoud Pass. We will meet at 9:30 am to hike to the Twin Cones area! The trail starts to ascend quickly to the Broome Hut which is at 0.8 miles and 11,300 feet! From there we will continue up another 700 feet and 1 .5 miles on a nice trail along 2nd creek, followed by a trek across rocky fields to the highest point! This is a moderately difficult hike! Beautiful wildflower and awesome views! You can see Parsenn Bowl at the Winter Park Ski Area from this spot! From here we will head back down following the trail along the creek! Bring lunch and water!


Sunday, July 24th

FUN/INT– H1.5–23 - Downtown 9:00 AM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Incredible FREE DRINK Summer Adventure! We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (23rd Ave Exit from I25, go down the hill, drive by the REI Superstore going NE, cross 15th St and keep going till you see the parking lot directly in front of you) for this fantastic ride down the Platte River Bike Path towards the infamous Hudson Gardens and back. A complimentary beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders by DBTC at the break at Hudson Gardens.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 8:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, 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 by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups The A group riding at a 14-15 mile pace for forty or more miles and the B Group 11-13 mile pace for twenty to thirty miles. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.


Monday, July 25th

FUN-H2-25-SW 9:00 AM 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, July 26th

INT-H3 to H4-38-SW 9:00 AM Meet Row Helman (303-669-5075) at the second set of railroad tracks in Sedalia for a Bike and Brew ride for Boomers on Bikes (or anyone else who cares to join us)! We’ll ride to Larkspur and back via Hwy 105 and enjoy the beautiful scenery as we pedal through the Douglas County countryside. We’ll enjoy snacks at the Larkspur Corner Market before we return to Sedalia. The ride is hilly with a few good hill climbs. We’ll decide on a suitable place for brews and lunch after the ride.

Tuesday, July 26th Evening

FUN/INT-H2-23-NW-5:30 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE SPACE, TIME, 9/11 RIDE or THE HIDDEN GEMS OF BROOMFIELD! This 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. Possible lunch afterwards at Whole Foods.


Wednesday, July 27th

“Roses” H1-16-20 SW 8:30 AM Meet Richard Gieseler (303-722-1475) at the Stone House 2900 S Estes St, Lakewood, CO 80227 for a bike path ride from Stone house park to the Platte trail south to the Breckenridge brewhouse entrance. I want to see how the parking lot and access is configured so I can find the lot in heavy traffic on Santa Fe Drive. Possible combo pizza lunch at Costco on me and free food samples if Costco members and me bring our new Costco cards. Any questions, please call Richard. Better bring a lock.

FUN/INT-H2-28-SW 9:00 AM 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.

MTB P2.5, T2, 6:00 PM, green Mountain. SHOW AND gO Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood.


Thursday, July 28th

FUN-H1-16-SE 6:00 PM Peak-to-Peak Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Road. for an early evening ride through Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards Joy and Gordon Mckennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak to Peak Tap Room with $1 off your first pint! www.peaktopeaktaproom.com.


Saturday, July 30th

FUN-H1-25-SE 9:00 AM 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 south on Cherry Creek Trail to the trailhead on Broncos Parkway. Mostly concrete trail with a couple of short on-street sections. This is a no-drop ride.

FUN/INT-H3-30-W 9:00 Meet Lily Schumann (303 463 0117) at Idaho Springs, second exit 1-70 exit, parking lot behind Beau Jo’s; ride to Georgetown and back.Stop at Eat Cake for coffee/pastries in Georgetown - continue to Bakerville, optional - and/or lunch in Idaho Springs afterwards (Smoking Yard). Bring rain gear, just in case.

MTB P3, T3, Dirty Copper and Segment 8 of the Colorado Trail THE RIDE: Meet Russ Peterson (mtbruss2013@gmail.com; 720-2998269) at the Copper Mountain Alpine Parking Lot. We will ride segment 8 of the Colorado Trail over Searle and Kokomo Passes, then drop down into Camp Hale. From Camp Hale we will climb up Resolution Mountain Road to Ptarmigan Pass then descend Wilder Gulch to the Copper Mountain/Vail Pass bike path, which we will follow back to Copper. This is a difficult ride (32.3 miles, 5,400’ of climbing and multiple stream crossings). Bring clothing for freezing rain and 12,000’ elevation and enough food for a 9 hour ride. THE TIME: 7:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Take I-70 to the Hwy. 91 (Leadville) exit. Follow Hwy. 91 toward Leadville for 0.4 miles. The Alpine parking lot is on the right. THE FOOD: Bring tables, chairs and food for a parking lot picnic post-ride. THE FINE PRINT: For additional information, see: http://www. mtbproject.com/trail/648142.


Sunday, July 31st

FUN-H2-26-SE 9:00 AM Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Eisenhower Park Rec Center (SE Corner of Dartmouth and Colorado Blvd). We will bike the unpaved portion of the Highline Canal through Greenwood Village to the Goodson Recreation Center and beyond, crossing Broadway on Caley Dr., catching the Lee Gulch Trail for a short distance to the Platte River. From there we will head North, stopping for refreshment along the way near Hudson Gardens before continuing on to Dartmouth and east back to our start. Highland Canal and Lee’s Gulch trail portions of this route are unpaved so hybrid or wider tire bikes are advised.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 8:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, 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 by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups The A group riding at a 14-15 mile pace for forty or more miles and the B Group 11-13 mile pace for twenty to thirty miles. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.


Monday, Aug 1st

FUN-H1-26-Central 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Cuernevaca Park 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 McLoughlin’s. 

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