DBTC Ride Schedule • June 2016

Spring has sprung and we will have some beautiful riding weather – not too hot, not too cold. Let’s hope not too rainy.

If you’d like to include an activity in the newsletter, please email it to ridecoordinator@dbtc.org by the 20th for the next newsletter or contact Patty at 303-989-8268.

Weather: Clothing: Other:

No snow, thunder, lightning or rain wear layers and SUNSCREEN!!!!!! bring water, repair items and a snack


Wednesday, June 1st 

FUN-H2-25-SW 9:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) behind the McDonald’s at Sheridan and Hampden for a ride west along the Bear Creek Trail through the park to Morrison. We will return via Morrison Road to Fox Hollow Golf Course, where we will meet up with the trail and ride back to the start.

“Roses” H1-14-SW 9:00 AM Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314 cell) at the Reynolds Landing parking lot. Go west on Brewery Lane at Santa Fe Drive where there is a light. Continue past the Breckenridge Brewery (2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton) to the parking lot at the end of the road. Bring a snack, and money for lunch if you plan to join us. 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 at Aspen Grove.

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, June 2nd

“Roses” H1-15-SE 9:00 AM at southeast parking lot at Cherry Creek Shopping Center near the bike path. Leisurely bike path ride past many city sights to Argo Park. Where’s that? Richard Gieseler, 303.722.1475 will share his knowledge and welcomes your input. Bring $4 for ice cream treat at Baker Java and Scoops. Optional stop at Richard’s recumbent bike skunk works and solar energy car port. Please call Richard with any questions. Bring a snack and money for optional restaurant lunch following the ride.

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.

Friday, June 3rd

FUN-H1to2-25-SE 11:00 AM 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. (303) 725-1565 or matilda8@msn. com. 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.

Saturday, June 4th

FUN-H2-30-W 9:00 AM Meet Pete Steel (303-979-4634) at the Morrison Rd exit dirt parking lot across from the Conoco station. The ride will take Rooney Road east to Alameda and north on Garrison with a stop at Crown Hill. Then Clear Creek path to Golden, out Old Golden Rd toward Jefferson Justice Center and drop back on a nice downhill on Rooney Rd to the start. Bring light snacks for rest stops along the way.

MTB P3, T3, Heil Valley Ranch 9:00AM THE RIDE: Meet Larry Leeds (303-483-5036) for a ride at Heil and Picture Rock. We will ride the Wapiti Trail, Ponderosa Loop, Wild Turkey Trail, then descend to the rusted cars on Picture Rock, then climb back up to the top and return to our not so rusted cars via Wapiti. Option to not descend to the rusted cars on the Picture Rock trail. The trails are pretty rocky at the top and the descent to the rusted cars is technical. THE TIME: 9:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy. 36 north out of Boulder. About halfway to Lyons, make a left turn onto Left Hand Canyon Road. After about a mile, make a right onto Geer Canyon Road. Drive another 1.5 miles to the trailhead. Parking lot gets full, so we are starting a bit early. THE FOOD: Bring tables, chairs and food for a parking lot picnic post-ride. THE FINE PRINT: For additional information: http://www. mtbproject.com/trail/52119

Sunday, June 5th

FUN/INT-H-2-30+ 9:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) behind Beaujos in Idaho Springs. Ride to Georgetown and up Guanella Pass Road as far as the group wishes.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 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, June 6th

FUN-H1-20-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 through Washington Park to Dartmouth St. to the Highline Canal to the Cherry Creek Trail back to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. It is a ride mostly on paved bike path with some street riding. An optional lunch is at the Cherry Cricket.

Wednesday, June 8th

“Roses”H1-20-SE 9:00 AMMeet Judy or Harold Deist303-841-4792, cp 303-906-4305, at McCabe Meadows, (formerly East Bank Park,) It is about 1 1/2 miles south of Mainstreet 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.

FUN/INT-H2-20-SE 9:30 AM Meet Kathy Stommel (719-671-5579) at the village Greens Park (Dayton and Union) for a ride south to Parker. Training ride for the Salida Tour participants but the rest of the Wednesday gang is welcome to join us. Lunch - of course.

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, June 9th Evening Ride

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.

MTB P2, T1.5, 9:00AM East/West and Highpoint Trails THE RIDE: Meet Carol Bennett (720-425-6124) for a ride on the Douglas County East/West Trail and the Highlands Ranch High Points Trail System. Both of these trail systems have spectacular views of the Front Range from many parts of the trails. The ride drops in at the East/West trail from Pronghorn Park. We will ride the trail for about a mile and take a sharp right at a three way trail junction. We will follow a downhill portion of the East/West Trail for about 2 miles to a gate to the private Back Country Trail System. Carol must be there when we enter the 2 gate, and we must ride together as a group because the trails are for residents of Highlands Ranch and their guests only. There are many loops and trails that total several miles. We can study the trail map and decide the routes that the group would like to ride. Carol will stop at all trail junctions and will wait until she accounts for all riders. The trails are well maintained and have minimal exposed roots and loose rocks. The trail’s turns are banked and have plenty of bumps and curves to excite even the most skilled cyclist, but are easy enough that an advanced beginning mountain biker should be comfortable with most of them. Caution must be observed because there are many blind corners and hills. Use of a bell is highly recommended. The High Point Trail System crosses open grazing land, on which there are cattle and their “road apples.” THE TIME: 9:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: The meeting place is Pronghorn Park, Highlands Ranch. Take C-470 to Broadway and head south (towards Highlands Ranch). After about 2 miles, turn right at the traffic light at Wildcat Reserve Parkway. Take the next left, onto Weather’s Field Way. Pronghorn Park is on the right about 1/2 mile south of Wildcat Reserve Parkway. Park in the parking lot or on the street. There usually is ample parking. THE FINE PRINT: Front shock suspension is recommended but a hybrid is suitable on the East/West Trails and some parts of the High Point Trail System.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12

Darrell and Jean Deering will host their Indian Creek Campout again this year. They will be camping Friday and Saturday night. Darrell will lead mountain bike rides on Saturday and Sunday. Jean Deering will be hiking Saturday and Sunday for those that just want to enjoy the area on parts of the same trails. Camping is limited and there are no reservations. Each biker/hiker who wants to camp should probably arrive Friday afternoon to get a campsite. For those driving up for the day, there is a small charge for parking at the Indian Creek Camp parking lot.

Saturday, June 11th

FUN-H2+20+-SW 9:00 AM Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at Bear valley McDonald’s (5550 W. Dartmouth Ave, west of Sheridan Blvd.) for a ride along Bear Creek Trail to Bear Creek Lake Park and around the lake. We will ride past the Fox Hollow Golf Course to the top of the dam and take a break, ride around the lake, take a break at the Nature Center then ride to the top of Mt Carbon to enjoy the view then down the winding bike path and back to McDonald’s. Bring money for an optional dinner at the Happy Family Restaurant (Chinese) after the ride.

MTB, P3, T3, first day of Indian Creek weekend THE RIDE: Meet Darrell Deering at the Indian Creek Campground parking lot to ride the 800 trail loop, with an overlook of Waterton Canyon on the north loop. A map will be available. 3 THE TIME: 10:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Indian Creek Campground, Pike National Forest, is about 12 miles west of Sedalia on Hwy. 67. Sedalia is located on Santa Fe/Hwy. 85 about 10 miles south of C-470. THE FOOD: Bring tables, chairs and food for a post-ride picnic at the campsite. THE FINE PRINT: There is a parking lot at the campground. MORE FINE PRINT: Call Darrell Deering for further details ((home) 303- 697-6126 or (cell) 303-903-0239) before June 1.

Sunday, June 12th

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 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. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times

MTB, P3, T3, second day of Indian Creek weekend THE RIDE: Meet Darrell Deering at the Indian Creek Campground parking lot to ride the 800 trail for about a mile to the Ringtail Trail and then the Ringtail Trail into Douglas Open Space, into the south end of Roxborough State Park and return on the 800 trail. A map will be available. THE TIME: 10:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: See description for June 11. THE FOOD: Bring tables, chairs and food for a post-ride picnic at the campsite. THE FINE PRINT: There is a parking lot at the campground. MORE FINE PRINT: See description for June 11.

Monday, June 13th

FUN-H2-20-SW 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Sweet Tomatoes Parking lot. Directions to the starting point: From the corner of Bowles & Wadsworth go East on Bowles to Long Dr. near the public library. Go left (North) onto Long Dr. and look for Sweet Tomatoes on the left. We will park in the lot of Sweet Tomatoes for a ride through Clement Park to Kipling to C-470 trail to lake Chatfield to Platte Canyon back to Clement Park. Most of this ride is on paved bike trails with some paved and dirt street riding. Lunch after the ride at Sweet Tomatoes.

FUN-H4-25-NW 9:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) beside the Paramount Bowl, located 26th and Kipling, for a challenging trip up Lookout Mountain. This will be a slower fun pace.

Tuesday, June 14th Evening Ride

FUN-H2-20-NW 5:30 PM MAJESTIC FLAG DAY 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 theme of this ride is our own great United States flag so one will be provided to all participants! The ride will go west on Ridge Road and van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail and then return on the Ralston Creek Trail. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Wednesday, June 15th

“Roses”H1-15to20-SW 9:00 AM Meet Peggy Ochiatto, 303-850-9731 in the rear of the Tennis Bubble (corner of Bowles & Federal in Littleton), for a ride north on the Platte River. We will go as far north on the river trail as participants wish. Bring a snack, and money for an optional restaurant lunch following the ride.

FUN-H2-25-NW 9:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride south to Alameda and then west to Morrison via Rooney Rd. We will then return via Morrison Rd to the Stone House and then north back to Crown Hill via Lakewood neighborhoods.

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, June 16th Evening Ride

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, June 18th

ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN FRISCO: Meeting place for carpool: 7:30 AM Southeast corner at I-70 and Morrison Road – Exit June 20th I-70 and go under the highway to the Stegosaurus parking lot. It is less crowded and easier to find any others. No one is organizing this carpool. If there is a traffic issue you can call Kathy Stommel to let her know: 719-671-5579.

Roses-H2-11-Frisco 10:00 AM Meet Lin Hark at the Summit Middle School parking lot in Frisco. We will ride the multi-use trail around Lake Dillon to the Dillon Amphitheater, take a break and ride back. The ride is rolling hills with some short steep sections. Since this is an out and back route riders can do a shorter or longer version by turning back at any point. Since this is a shorter ride we will have time for lunch at the 23rd Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco (1 mile drive or ride) www. townoffrisco.com/play/colorado-bbq-challenge/general-info/ and still make it to Joe and Kathy’s condo Clubhouse for the Ice Cream Social.

FUN/INT-H2-20-Frisco 9:30 AM Meet Darlene Dietzler at the Summit Middle School* parking lot in Frisco. We will ride the multi-use trail around Lake Dillon toward Keystone. At Swan Mountain Road, we will turn around for an out-and-back. The ride is rolling hills – this is the mountains, folks. Since this is an out and back route, riders preferring a shorter option can turn back at any point Once back to the parking lot, you can secure your bikes, change your shoes, and head to Main Street for lunch at the Frisco BBQ. Then back to the parking lot and head to Joe and Kathy Stommel’s for ice cream social @ 700 Meadow Creek Dr.

INT-H3-24-Frisco 9:30 AM Meet Bill Sanders at the Summit Middle School parking lot in Frisco. We will ride the multi-use trail around Lake Dillon toward Keystone. At Swan Mountain Road, we will continue to climb Swan Mountain, riding the new finished bike path to the top. Then a fabulous downhill toward Frisco, completing a circle back to the parking lot. Once back, you can secure your bikes, change shoes, and head to Main Street for lunch at the Frisco BBQ. Then back to the parking lot and head to Joe and Kathy Stommel’s for ice cream social @ 700 Meadow Creek Dr.

MTB T2to3 P2to3 9:30 AM Meet Steve Thomas (303-419-2531) at the school to Breckenridge on the Hwy 9 bike path then returning on the Peaks trail. The round trip ride will be about 25 miles with 10 on the Peaks Trail singletrack. I would rate the singletrack portion as T2/3, P2/3 (it will depend on the condition of the trail after the long spring).

Rides in Denver:

FUN-H2-25-NW 9:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at Paramount Bowl located at 26th and Kipling and ride to REI; then head north along the Platte River path.

Sunday, June 19th

FUN-H1-22-SE 8:00 AM Juneteenth 5 Points Ride Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Congress Park Pool (enter off of Josephine, 1 block north of 8th Ave.). We will meander north to the 5 Points area. You will be pleased by the cool, early start, the quiet, shady streets and the beautiful old houses. Then we sneak into Globeville and Swansea and return through Park Hill. Naturally, we will also drop by Riverside Cemetery.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 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.


RIDE START TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 8:30 AM:

MTB P3, T2.5, Pine Valley Ranch THE RIDE: Meet Alison Preble (720-854-9923, ajbikes@yahoo.com) for a ride full of ups, downs and arounds at Pine valley Ranch and vicinity. THE TIME: 9:30 AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: From Denver, take Hwy. 285 west (technically known as Hwy. 285 south) to Pine Junction (approx. 32 miles from Hwy. 285 & C-470). At the Pine Junction traffic signal, turn 4 left (southeast) onto Pine valley Road (County Road 126). Travel approx. 6 miles on County Road 126, keeping an eye out for the entrance road to Pine valley Ranch on your right – it’s a tight turn. (If you reach the hamlet of Pine, you have missed the turn.) Follow the entrance road into the park. There are three tiers of paved parking. The ride start is at the west end of the lowest parking lot, next to the restrooms. THE FOOD: Bring tables, chairs and food for a parking lot picnic post-ride. THE FINE PRINT: Maps of the day’s planned ride will be provided at the ride start.

Monday, June 20th Evening Ride

FUN/INT-H3-24-NW-5:30 PM Celebrate the year’s latest sunset with 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, June 21st Evening Ride

FUN/INT-H3-20-NW-5:30 PM Celebrate the year’s longest day with 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, June 22nd

FUN/INT-H2-25 or 30-Central 9:00 or 9:30 AM BIKE TO WORK DAY MeetPatty Gaspar 303-618-5069 at 9 at Civic Center by the DBTC Booth at Bike to Work Day. Come early to get free food from vendors and check out the other booths. You can take light rail or the bus downtown. Or meet us at 9:30 (TEXT OR CALL ME SO I KNOW YOU ARE THERE) at the foot of the pedestrian bridge over the highway (it is halfway between the City of Cuernavaca Park and REIon the north side – there is a big red sculpture there). You can park at the park. We will head out on Tejon to 31st then to Independence. Jog around Kipling near 40th & take Clear Creek Trail to Prospect Park and follow the trails back to REI. If the group decides we can add a huge downhill for an additional 5 miles. We will be ready for lunch afterwards.

“Roses” H2-16-SW 9:00 AM Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at Lucile’s Creole Cafe (2852 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton) for a ride through some of Littleton’s special parks including the War Memorial Rose Garden and Ketring Lake Park, then on to downtown Englewood where we will stop at the Museum of Outdoor Arts for a 30-40 minute tour/break. The ride back will be mostly on bike paths. This ride has a few short hills but we will go slow and regroup at the top of each hill. Bring a snack and money for an optional lunch at Merle’s Restaurant in downtown Littleton after the ride.

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, June 23rd Evening Ride

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, June 25th

FUN-H2-20-SW 9:00 AM – Amazing Maze Ride Meet Jeff Messerschmidt (303-904-0573, leave message) at the Stone House, 2900 S. Estes, Lakewood, and cycle west through Lakewood and Morrison, then south and east through unincorporated South JEFFco.

FUN-H3-25 +-NW- 9:30 AM Boulder Ride Meet Rick Clauder & Nancy Rassbach at Scott Carpenter Park 1505 30th St Boulder, Colorado 80303. This park is just a short distance from US 36 and Arapaho. We will lead a ride on our tandem east on Boulder Creek trail joining valmont Rd to 75th St climbing to the top of Outlook Rd then down to scenic Niwot. We will stop for coffee in Niwot returning to Boulder. We will return on the diagonal until Jay Rd on valmont Rd and Boulder path. Those of you that choose will join us to eat at the Pearl St Mall on our bikes west on Boulder Creek trail. All riding will be on bike paths or roads with bike lane except for the short descent into Niwot.

Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26

Join Bob Kochevar (303-870-6833) for a trek around the many interesting and fun trails throughout the Town of Eagle and vicinity. The Eagle community has made trail riding a priority and welcomes riders to have fun. Come for one or both days. Overnight accommodations will be at local motels, because public camping is very limited near Eagle.

MTB, P2-3, T2-3, first day of Eagle weekend THE RIDE: On Saturday, we will ride the Pool and Ice Rink Loop (8.6 miles). THE TIME: 11:30 AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Take I-70 West about 2 hours to the Town of Eagle, Exit 147 (not 146). Meet at the Pool and Ice Rink parking lot. From Exit 146, follow Eby Creek Road to the roundabout and merge right onto Grand Ave. Go one block and turn left onto Capitol St. In 0.7 miles turn left onto Brush Creek Road and drive 0.8 miles to the Pool and Ice Rink parking lot (approx. 2 miles from the I-70 Exit). THE FOOD: After-ride meals and libations at one of several local restaurants and pubs. THE FINE PRINT: Check out the Eagle website or FB page “Mountain 5 Bike Eagle” for lots of info on riding, trails, and attractions. MORE FINE PRINT: Other rides for Saturday evening may include Haymaker, Eagle Ranch Loop, ‘World’s Greatest’ and School House Rock.

Sunday, June 26th

FUN/INT-H3-20-NW 9:00 AM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for the Weekend Premier of this ride: 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.)

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 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, P2-3, T2-3, second day of Eagle weekend THE RIDE: On Sunday, we will meet at the Pool and Ice Rink and caravan to our ride location, which is TBD. THE TIME: 11:00 AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: See description for June 25. THE FOOD: After-ride meals and libations at one of several local restaurants and pubs. THE FINE PRINT: See description for June 25. MORE FINE PRINT: Rides for Sunday may include Haymaker, Eagle Ranch Loop, ‘World’s Greatest’ and School House Rock.

Monday, June 27th

FUN-H1-30-SE 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Challenger Park on Lincoln Ave near Jordan Rd. for a ride on the Cherry Creek Trail South to Franktown and back. Most of this ride in on paved bike trails with some dirt road riding. Lunch after the ride TBA.

Tuesday, June 28th

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 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.

Evening Ride 

FUN–H2–20-Downtown 5:45 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Dog Days of Summer Free Beverage Sunset Ride. 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 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, June 29th 

FUN-H1-25-SE 10:30 AM PERFORMANCE PEDAL Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303) 725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com at Performance Bicycle Shop (358 S Colorado Blvd, Alameda and Colorado) for a ride on the Cherry Creek Trail to South Platte Trail and then to Washington Park via Dartmouth and Franklin Streets. The ride is mostly on paved bike paths, but some road riding on marked bike routes. Performance is offering all riders a 10% discount that day at the store. (discount does not apply to bikes, service plans or membership). An optional lunch will be at Panera Bread.

“Roses” H1to2-15to20-SE 9:00 AM Meet Anne Layshock, 303-771-6353, Cell: 303-818-5094, NE corner of Union and Dayton, near the west entrance of Cherry Creek Reservoir, furthest part of the parking lot for a ride south in Cherry Creek State Park, taking the new section of the trail which crosses Arapahoe Rd. and riding south as far as participants desire. Bring a snack and money for the optional restaurant lunch at a favorite eatery following the ride.

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, June 30th 

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 MckennonEvening Rideinvite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak to Peak Tap Room with $1 off your first pint!www.peaktopeaktaproom.com.


Below are the rides already scheduled for July. More will be listed in the July schedule, but this is just to let you plan a bit ahead.

Saturday, July 2nd

THE BROOMFIELD FUN RIDE WAS MOVED TO THE EVENING OF THURSDAY JULY 26TH AND THIS RIDE WAS ADDED:

Thursday July 26th MTB P3, T2, Centennial Cone THE RIDE: Meet Chuck Caldwell (303-807-1562) at the north parking lot of Centennial July 2nd 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

THIS RIDE REPLACES THE LITLETON RIDE:

FUN-H2-35-SE 8:00 AM – 20 PARKS WEST Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Eisenhower Park Rec Center parking lot July 3rd (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 9:00 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. 

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