DBTC SPRING/SUMMER RIDES 2017

 

Spring is done and summer is coming. Please contact your ride coordinator to get into the July newsletter. Without leaders, there is not a schedule -- and everyone has at least one favorite ride to share.

 

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

 

 

Pace of Ride

Difficulty of

Terrain

Mileage

Quadrant of City

Departure

Time

ROSES - Leisurely

H1 - Flat

This is an estimate –options may be offered

NW

Arrive early enough to unload your bike and be ready to leave at the time shown.

FUN  – Comfortable

H2 – Small Hills

NE

INT – Brisk

H3 – Some Climbs

SE

ROAD – Fast

H4 – Serious Climbs

SW

ATB- Unpaved Roads

T1 Beginner to T4 Highly skilled riders  P1 to P4 physical conditioning required

W

MTB – Mountain Bikes

 

Rides are cancelled if the temperature is below 40 degrees at start time or it is raining or snowing.

 

Ride Locater: There is a guide to the most frequent start locations on our website – www.dbtc.org. It provides the information you need to use MapQuest to make a map to the starting location.

 

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

 

DBTC’s E-Mailing Lists

 

Get late-breaking news, last-minute ride updates, and short notice of weekday rides, all emailed directly to you as soon as the information is posted.  If the weather is “iffy”, a ride leader can post a notice to let you know if the ride will go or be cancelled.

 

DBTC Message Board is the DBTC General E-Mail List

To join, send an email to: ColoradoBicyclist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

  

DBTC Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Bicycle-Touring-Club/ be used to post rides as well. Once you have posted your ride, we will review the ride information to be sure it complies with the club requirements then upload it to the MeetUp website where you can edit your ride. MeetUp is open to the public and can increase the number of riders on your rides and, hopefully, club members. Rides cannot conflict with the ride schedule. If you have registered with MeetUp, we will post your scheduled rides.

We are also on Facebook if you want to share pictures or bike related news.

 

You can join all four groups. After you send the email requesting to join, you will be contacted via e-mail with a confirmation. If you'd like to post an event, simply go into the site. Remember that only club-related activities can be posted. We reserve the right to cancel any posting we don't think is appropriate. See the website for posting rules.

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Please Note;

-        Joining either of the Yahoo Groups, Facebook or the MeetUp Group does not make you valid member of the DBTC.

-        If your e-mail address changes, you must send your new e-mail address to both the Yahoo Group and to the DBTC webmaster  (webmaster@dbtc.org)

-        The DBTC Website operates independently from the Yahoo Groups. The Yahoo Groups send only e-mail messages concerning some upcoming events. The DBTC monthly Newsletter, The Colorado Bicyclist, is sent to you from the DBTC Website via e-mail only if you have so requested.       

 

 

 

Ride Schedule

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

Spring Riding Guidelines   

Weather: Thunderstorms are a danger - watch the forecast. Be aware of possible areas subject to flooding.

Clothing: Rain gear may be needed

            Other:  Sunscreen, lots of water, repair items and a snack

 Thursday, June 1:

6:00 p.m., 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, June 3:

9:00 a.m., INT-H3-23-NWMeet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at Prospect Park (by the picnic shelter) for an exciting ride to the beautiful trails of the Golden Circle and then via portions of the Van Bibber Trail and the Blunn Trail to the death-defying Arvada Reservoir! This ride will remind everyone why we live in Colorado!

1:00 p.m., Leisure/FUN Ride H1-14-SWMeet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at the Grant Frontier Park on the east side of the South Platte River and Evans Ave. We will ride downtown to Larimer Square for the Denver Chalk Art Festival. We will ride at a leisurely pace (8-10 mph) and either lock our bikes or walk our bikes around the street to view some of the beautiful chalk art being made on Larimer Street. After the ride back to our cars, there will be an option for dinner at a nearby restaurant. For more info: www.larimersquare.com/event/denver-chalk-art-festival/

 

Sunday, June 4:

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE – Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. Some rides may be faster than others; reminders and routes are announced on Meetup. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

 

10:00 a.m., FUN-H3-25-SW – Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at Bear Valley McDonalds, SW corner of Dartmouth Avenue and Sheridan (5500 W. Dartmouth Avenue), for a ride along Bear Creek/Platte River Path up the dam at Chatfield, with options to Marina, and go back on the same route. Listen for the meadowlarks and notice the flowers.

10:30 AM. MTB P2-3, T1-3 NW Marshall Mesa and Doudy DrawFinally, shed the long johns ride!  On Tuesday afternoon, the trail closures at this area were lifted.  Two weeks ago there was snow.  Now, feel free to put a little skin into this ride.  Temps may be upper 60's at start, mid to upper 70's at finish.  Meet at the usual Hwy 93 and 170 trail head location.  Be ready to go at 10:30 AM.  P2-3, T1-3  This will be great fun. Afterward, refresh at Southern Sun Brewpub, 627 S Broadway, in the Table Mesa shopping center, about 3 miles north.  Southern Sun was just mentioned in the Denver Post as one of the 15 best local burgers places around.  Plus, they make a good black bean burger too.  Southern Sun is a local favorite.  We can probably get there around 1:30 PM, after the morning rush.  Remember though, the place is cash only.


Monday, June 5:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H1-20-SE – Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the South High School parking lot at the corner of S. Franklyn St. and E. Louisiana Ave. for a ride to Dartmouth St., to the Highline Canal, to the Cherry Creek Trail, through Washington Park. It is a ride mostly on paved bike path with some street riding. An optional lunch is at the Home Grown Tap and Dough.

 

Tuesday, June 6:

5:30 p.m., INT-H3-20-NWMeet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for 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. 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). Rock Creek Village is centrally located in Superior at the NW corner of Coalton and Rock Creek Parkway (Address is 1601 Coalton Rd., Superior)

 

Wednesday, June 7:

9:00 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” H1-21 SEMeet Dave Noble (303-694-2008 h, 303-906-3163 c) 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.

 

9:00 a.m., FUN-H3-22-NW  – Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Prospect Park (44th & Robb St.) for a ride west along the Clear Creek Trail to Easley Rd. to the Arvada Reservoir. We will ride over the reservoir and the entire length of the Ralston Creek Trail to the Clear Creek Trail and back to the park.

 

Thursday, June 8:

6:00 p.m., 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, June 10:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-20-SW – Meet Dave Noble (303-694-2008 h,  303-906-3163 c) at the "tennis bubble" on Santa Fe and Bowles for a ride on the Platte River and Bear Creek Trails and through various neighborhoods in Pinehurst, Bow Mar, Grant Ranch, Leawood, and Columbine. Lunch later in Littleton.

 

Sunday, June 11:

9:00 a.m., FUN/INT-H2-23-NW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE HIDDEN GEMS OF ARVADA. Maximize the 2017 biking season with this brand new route that has only been led once and is guaranteed to be an adventure! Meet at the SE corner of Hwy. 36 and 104th at the back side of the Quaker State and Lube Restaurant (10392 Reed St., Westminster, CO) by a hidden entrance to a hidden trail where the adventure will begin (and end). Possible lunch at Quaker State and Lube will follow.

 

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE – Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. Some rides may be faster than others; reminders and routes are announced on Meetup. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

Monday, June 12:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-20-SW – 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, and 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.

11:00 a.m., FUN-H1-25-SE – Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303-725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com) at the Cook Rec Center parking lot at Cherry Street (between Monaco and Quebec). Come celebrate the 200th birthday of the bicycle by riding a loop on Highline Canal to Dartmouth Street, to Franklin Street to Washington Park. Return on Cherry Creek. This is a no-drop ride.

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-NW – Meet new ride leader Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge, 44th & Field St., at the back parking lot near big pavilion. We'll ride this loop trip on Clear Creek Trail (CCT), Easley Road, Ralston Creek Trail (RCT), and back to Anderson Park on CCT. Some short hill climbs. Enjoy diverse neighborhoods, flora, and trail twists along the way! Comfortable 10-14 mph pace. Leader rides a hybrid. Please, no e-bikes.

Tuesday, June 13:

5:30 p.m., FUN-H2-20-NWEARLY 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 14:

9:00 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” H1-15 SEMeet Harold Deist (303-841-4792 h, 303-906-4305 c), at Walmart (6101 Aurora Parkway, south end of the parking lot on the NW corner of Aurora Parkway and Commons Ave.). We will ride around the Aurora Reservoir and more. For a shorter option, meet at the announced meeting place, and ask for directions to meet the group after avoiding some hill climbing. Bring a snack and money for a restaurant lunch after the ride

 

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-SW – 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 return via Morrison Rd. to the Stone House and then north back to Crown Hill via Lakewood neighborhoods.

4:00 p.m., INT-H1/2-15/20-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). If there is enough interest, we will do these rides once or twice a month when the weather is nice. Please arrive early, since we will leave at 4 p.m. sharp. We will jump on the Mary Carter Greenway trail and head to a brewery for a pint. We will go up to 10 miles each way, and the ride may be on paved or unpaved trails such as the Highline Canal. Ellen will decide each week which brewery we are going to – you can email her ahead of time to find out the destination. The ride will be at a brisk pace of at least 12 mph, so please make sure you can keep up. There will NOT be maps provided  – ideally we will ride together or use signposts, if needed. After the ride, if we are hungry or thirsty, we can stop in at the Pint Room, which is in the Riverside Downs shopping center. Rides will be on Wednesday afternoon, with a rain date of the next night. If you are unsure if the ride is a go, text Ellen at 720-670-0296. And remember, pace yourself!

 

Thursday, June 15:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-22 NW – NEW HIGHWAY 36 TRAIL. If you haven't tried the new Highway 36 Trail yet, join Helen Berkman (720-355-5687) to explore! Meet at the Westminster Safeway, 7353 Federal Blvd, and we'll go from there to Flatirons Crossing Mall and back. (No, not all the way to Boulder this time...). Optional lunch afterwards at Bova's Italian Restaurant.

 

9:45 a.m., INT-H2-H3-40-N – Meet Joanne Speirs and Cyndy Klepinger at the Louisville Recreation/Senior Center, 900 W. Via Appia, Louisville at 9:30 a.m. for a 9:45 a.m. departure. We will ride the country roads of Boulder County as well as cycle through Boulder with a local resident who knows the area. The pace will be 12-18 mph, however, this is a no-drop ride. (Note: The time was selected due to commuter traffic on the roads, so plan accordingly.)  (Cyndy: 303-725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com; Joanne: 303.589.2877 or jcspeirs1@gmail.com)

 

6:00 p.m., 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, June 17 (in town):

8:00 p.m., FUN-H1-22-SE Juneteenth Five Points Ride (12th annual!) – Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Congress Park Pool (enter off of Josephine, one block north of 8th Ave.). We will meander north to the Five Points area. You will be pleased by the cool and early start, the quiet and shady streets, and the beautiful old houses. Then we sneak into Globeville Swansea and Elyria and return through Clayton, Park Hill, and City Park. Naturally, we will also drop by Riverside Cemetery.

 

Saturday, June 17 (Ice Cream Social):

We will meet at Summit Middle School for the various rides. After the ride, you can grab some lunch at the BBQ on Main Street and then come back for ice cream from 1 to 4 p.m. During that time, you can bring a towel and swimsuit if you would like to enjoy the pool or hot tub.

 

Car pool to Summit County: Anyone who wants to carpool to the school can meet at Stegosaurus parking lot on the southeast side of I-70 and Morrison Road at 8:00 a.m. This is a casual meet-up point. If you run into traffic, call Kathy (719-671-5579) to let her know.

 

10:00 a.m., Roses-H2-11-Frisco – 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. This shorter ride allows us time for lunch at the 23rd Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco (1 mile drive or ride), and still making it to Joe and Kathy’s clubhouse for the ice cream social at 700 Meadow Creek Dr. For more information: www.townoffrisco.com/play/colorado-bbq-challenge/general-info/

10:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-Frisco to Keystone – Meet Helen Berkman at the Summit Middle School parking lot in Frisco. We will ride the multi-use trail around Lake Dillon via the Dam Road Trail. This is an out-and-back ride, around the lake then out to Keystone, or as far as we want to go and back the same route. We are not going over Swan Mountain (though you can if you want). Once back, we can lock our bikes, change shoes, and head to Main Street for lunch at the Frisco BBQ. Then we’ll get back to the bikes and head to Joe and Kathy Stommel’s.


10:00 a.m., INT-H3-24-Frisco – Meet Kathy Stommel (719-671-5579) 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 bike path to the top. Then enjoy the fabulous downhill toward Frisco, completing a circle back to the middle school parking lot. Once back, you can secure your bikes, change shoes, and head to Main Street for lunch at the Frisco BBQ. Anytime between 1 and 4 p.m., head to Joe and Kathy Stommel’s for the ice cream social. Bring along a swimsuit and towel if you’d like to enjoy the pool and hot tub.

10:00 a.m., MTB T2to3 P2to3 – 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.) Once back at the school parking lot, you can secure your bike and head to Frisco’s Main Street for lunch at the BBQ Festival. Anytime between 1 and 4 p.m., head to Joe and Kathy Stommel’s for the ice cream social.


Directions to Summit Middle School, 158 School Rd., Frisco: Drive westbound from Denver on I-70 to Exit 203, and take the roundabout exit that leads south onto the bridge crossing I-70. Continue south on Summit Blvd. (Hwy 9) for .8 miles to the stoplight intersection of School Rd. & CR 1040. Turn left onto School Rd., and look for DBTC members in the parking lot.

Directions to Lagoon Townhomes Clubhouse, 700 Meadow Creek Dr., Frisco: Drive westbound from Denver on I-70 to Exit 203, and take the roundabout exit that leads south onto the bridge crossing I-70. Continue south on Summit Blvd. (Hwy 9) for .5 miles to the stoplight intersection of Ten Mile Rd. (between Wendy’s and Taco Bell). Turn left onto Ten Mile Rd. for a short distance until a “T” intersection; stay right and then immediate left onto Meadow Creek Dr., and continue until the road ends in parking lot of Lagoon Townhomes. The clubhouse is across from the tennis court.

Sunday, June 18:

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE – Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. Some rides may be faster than others; reminders and routes are announced on Meetup. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

Monday, June 19:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H1-28-NW – Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Twin Lakes Park near the intersection of Broadway and W. 70th Ave. The park is one block west on W. 70th on the left. We will ride on the Clear Creek Trail to the Ralston Creek Trail to the Westwood golf course and back. The ride is on paved bike trails with some street riding. An optional lunch is at Mickey’s Top Sirloin.

8:30 a.m., FUN-H2-30-NW – Meet new ride leader Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge, 44th & Field St., back parking lot near big pavilion.  Experience the sights, sounds, and, yes – smells – as you ride this NW Denver urban adventure loop trip. Trails are Clear Creek, Platte River, and Lakewood Gulch, and some light road riding with bike lanes. Expect some construction detours – maybe some of these will be finished by our ride date. Comfortable 10-14mph pace. Leader rides a hybrid. Please, no e-bikes.

Tuesday, June 20:

5:45 p.m., FUN-H2-16-DowntownMeet 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 Rive, which becomes Rockmont Drive, and go until you dead end into the parking lot.) for this fantastic ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path to the Four Mile Historic House and back. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders at the break on the return voyage at the REI Starbucks, where we will watch the sun start to set for the last day of spring before we head back to the cars.

 

Wednesday, June 21:

9:00 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” H1-20-SE Meet Jill McMahon (303-888-0314 c) at Cottonwood Trailhead on the south side of Cottonwood Dr. in Parker, between Jordan Rd. and Parker Rd., for a ride south along the Cherry Creek Trail to the Pinery and return. Bring a snack, and money for an optional lunch following the ride. Since this ride is out and back, there is opportunity for a shorter ride for anyone wishing that option.

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-NW – Meet Linda Wheeler (419-973-8282) at Gold Strike Park (W. 56th Ave. & Ralston Rd., west of Sheridan & Ralston Rd.) for a ride west on the Ralston Creek Trail. We will return via Easley Road and the Clear Creek Trail.

 

 Thursday, June 22:

8:30 a.m., FUN H2 20+Meet Bob Svenson (720-331-5169 c, 303-289-5563 h) at Cinzzetti's Restaurant parking lot, at the northwest corner of 104th & I-25 (left off I-25 then the first right way back next to Lowes). We'll ride west on Farmer's Highline Canal to 104th, on to the Westminster ball fields, and then Big Dry Creek to Standley Lake and return. Some gravel is present on the hill below the dam. Lunch at Cinzzetti's, an Italian buffet with weekday prices. 

6:00 p.m., 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, June 24:

8:30am . .  NEW . . . INT/ROAD H2 30-45 miles. Leave at 8:30am. Meet at the SE corner of Parker Rd and Orchard Rd.  Park near the Benjamin Moore Paint store/Ponderosa Paint Ctr. LIMITED stops on this ride. Paved trails and roads. Road bikes ONLY.  Many route options from this starting point.


9:00 a.m., FUN H2-20-SE – Meet Linda Lewis at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave., just West of Buckley Rd.in Aurora. We will go for a loop around Cherry Creek Reservoir and an extension to the south to ride under Arapahoe road underpass. This is 20 miles and mostly flat.


10:30 AM, MTB P2, T1.5 Bear Creek Lake Park - Start at Moe's BBQ (NE corner of Kipling Parkway and Morrison Road), ride all trails in the park for a total of about 16 miles.  There are many shortcuts if you need to lessen the mileage.  Surprisingly, the elevation gain is about 1100 feet, but you can cut this down to about 300 feet with alternate trails. Meet at Moe's after the ride.  Special Note:  If you do not have Slime or a puncture product in your tubes, bring a spare.


Sunday, June 25:

6/25  8:30am . .  NEW . . . INT/ROAD H2 30-45 miles.  Leave at 8:30am. Meet at the SE corner of Parker Rd and Orchard Rd.  Park near the Benjamin Moore Paint store/Ponderosa Paint Ctr. LIMITED stops on this ride. Paved trails and roads. Road bikes ONLY.  Many route options from this starting point.


9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-22-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. Optional lunch afterward at Merle's Restaurant on Main Street, within three blocks of the starting location.

 

9:00 a.m., INT-H2-25 +-NE – Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery, 2216 Kearney St., Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday, we pick a different route, and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles. We ride east toward DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek, or maybe northeast to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. Some rides may be faster than others; reminders and routes are announced on Meetup. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).


Monday, June 26:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H1-30-SE – 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 27:

5:30 p.m., INT-H3-24-NWCelebrate the year’s latest sunset with Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) 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.

 

Wednesday, June 28:

7:00 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-11 or 20-SWMeet Lin Hark (303-578-9369 c) Grant Frontier Park on the east side of the South Platte River and Evans Ave. We will ride downtown to Civic Center Park and join in on the Bike to Work Day festivities. Lock your bike and visit some booths and collect some info and trinkets. There may be a few short hills. Short riders will ride back to the start and longer riders will continue on a loop on some city streets. Options include an 11-mile ride or the total ride of about 20 miles. Bring a lock for the Bike to Work festivities.

 

9:00 or 9:30 a.m., FUN/INT-H2-25 or 30-CentralBIKE TO WORK DAY Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at 9 a.m. at Civic Center Park 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 Patty so she knows you are there.) at the foot of the pedestrian bridge over the highway. (It is halfway between the City of Cuernavaca Park and REI on 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 down to Sloans Lake and out Crown Hill then take Clear Creek Trail and follow the trails back to REI. If the group decides, we can add a huge downhill for an additional five miles. We will be ready for lunch afterwards.

 

4:00 p.m., INT-H1/2-15/20-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). If there is enough interest, we will do these rides once or twice a month when the weather is nice. Please arrive early, since we will leave at 4 p.m. sharp. We will jump on the Mary Carter Greenway trail and head to a brewery for a pint. We will go up to 10 miles each way, and the ride may be on paved or unpaved trails such as the Highline Canal. Ellen will decide each week which brewery we are going to – you can email her ahead of time to find out the destination. The ride will be at a brisk pace of at least 12 mph, so please make sure you can keep up. There will NOT be maps provided  – ideally we will ride together or use signposts, if needed. After the ride, if we are hungry or thirsty, we can stop in at the Pint Room, which is in the Riverside Downs shopping center. Rides will be on Wednesday afternoon, with a rain date of the next night. If you are unsure if the ride is a go, text Ellen at 720-670-0296. And remember, pace yourself!

 

Thursday, June 29:

6:00 p.m., 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, June 30:

8:00 a.m., FUN-H3-30-SW – Meet new ride leader Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Crown Hill Park in Wheat Ridge, 26th & Garland, for a SW loop that includes the climb up to overlook Bear Creek Reservoir and the climb along 470-W to Alameda. Riding bike paths and roads-with-bike-lanes, half and half. Pace 10-15 mph, and the leader rides a hybrid.

 

 


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