DBTC Ride Schedule May 2016

Spring/Summer Riding Guidelines

Weather: Clothing: Other:

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

MTB P2, T2, South Table Mountain THE RIDE: Meet Steve Farley (303-437-5442) to ride to the top of the mesa and then over to the overlook of Coors Brewery and the view of North Table Mountain. We will then head toward the Castle Rock and walk up the rock steps to the top. We’ll return past the Colorado State Patrol track. Many trail options are available for the adventurous. THE TIME: 10:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING AT THAT TIME! PLEASE ARRIVE ENOUGH EARLIER TO GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO PREPARE FOR THAT START TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Denver West Marriott Boulevard (to the north) and Colorado Mills Parkway (to the south), go north on Denver West Marriott Boulevard, cross over I-70 and turn left (west) at Denver West Parkway. Find the access road to the parking lot of the Jefferson County Schools Administration Building, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401 (just west of the Marriott hotel) (according to Google Maps, by turning south (left) from Denver West Parkway onto Denver West Drive). Go to the large open field at the end of the access road and park. THE FOOD: Bring tailgate picnic food and beverages to share post- ride. Also bring folding chairs - and tables - if you have them.


Sunday, May 1st

INT-h-2-25 +-NE 9:30 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 The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and sometimes are led by other club members. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

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.


Monday, May 2nd

FUN-h2-18-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 the rear of the restaurant and park towards the rear of the lot. We will ride the Platte River Trail north to the Big Dry Creek Trail to the Highline Canal Trail to the Lee Gulch Trail. The ride is on paved and gravel bike trails. An optional lunch will be at the Platte River Grill.


Tuesday, May 3rd

FUN/INT h2-22-SW 10:00 AM Meet Row Helman in the parking lot behind Platte River Bar and Grill on Santa Fe across from Arapahoe Community College for a Bike and Brew ride for Boomers on Bikes (or anyone else who cares to join us!) We will head south to Chatfield State Park and ride to the Marina and back. We will then enjoy lunch and brews on the beautiful patio at the grill.

FUN/INT-h2/3-20-SW 10:00 AM Meet Kathy Stommel (719-671-5579) at Reynolds Landing for a loop ride starting south on the Platte River Trail to the C470 trail where we will head west with some significant hills before being rewarded with a nice downhill stretch on S. Clarkson St before working our way back to the Platte River Trail, returning to Reynolds Landing. Optional lunch afterwards at Breckenridge Brewery. This is a training ride for Salida Art and Ride Tour participants, however all others are welcome to come along. Reynolds Landing is accessed by turning west off Santa Fe Drive at the traffic light with Brewery Dr, continue past Breckenridge Brewery all the way to the Reynolds Landing parking lot near the Platte River Trail.


Wednesday, May 4th

“Roses” h1-20-SE 9:30 AM Meet Julie Brown, 303-988-5941 in the Parking Lot at Bible Park. (From Yale and Monaco, go east and turn south into the parking lot.) This is an out-and-back heading east on the Highline Canal. We will ride to Fairmount Cemetery to view some of the 59 varieties of heritage roses. Bring a snack and money for lunch after the ride. Please arrive early, as we will leave at the designated time.

FUN-h2-18-SW 10:00 AM Meet Kathy Stommel (719-671-5579) at the HIghland Ranch Redstone Park, parking lot off Town Center Dr. between the baseball fields and playground equipment. We will ride a loop of the Highland Canal to Lee’s Gulch to Platte River and finally back on C470 trail - so secluded and beautiful you’ll forget we’re in the city. Highland Canal and Lee’s Gulch trail portions of this route are unpaved so hybrid or wider tire bikes are advised. Directions to Redstone Park in Highlands Ranch: From Hwy C470, go south on Santa Fe Drive (Hwy 85); in approx 1.4 miles at second stop light turn left onto Town Center Drive, Redstone Park will on the right and we will meet in the parking area closest to the playground equipment.

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, May 5th

FUN/INT –h2–20-NW 5:30 PM Jeff Krinsky. (720-373-9107) BRAND NEW FIRST TIME EXPLORATORY ROUTE!!! Come check out the newest portion of the HWY 36 trail that goes west from Interlocken into Boulder then loop back using some interesting 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.)


Friday, May 6th

INT-Mostlyh1- 26 + 10:00 AM Meet Cyndy Klepinger at the Cook Rec Center parking lot at Cherry Street (between Monaco and Quebec) for a training ride for those participating in the popular Elephant Rock ride. Also, if you are going on a tour and need a longer training ride, come join us. (303) 725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com The plan is to ride to Cherry Creek Reservoir, circle one way, then possibly turn around and circle the other way. Pace will be about 15 mph typical cruising speed (not an end of ride average). The Subaru Elephant Rock, June 5, is a popular cycling event in Rocky Mountain Region and is the unofficial start of the Colorado cycling season. For more information on the ride, go to www.elephantrockride.com.


Saturday, May 7th

FUN-h3-25+ SW highlands Ranch Mansion Ride 9:00AM Meet at Target Parking Lot. Carol Bennett 720-425-6124. Exit C470 at the Lucent off ramp and drive about half a mile south and turn left into 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. This will be 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 back track 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 maybe some early spring flowers blooming and a few creeks that maybe running as well. The group can decide if they wish to stop at a local eatery after the ride.

FUN-h1-18-SE 9:00 AM Meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E Iliff, Aurora 80013, for an easy ride around Cherry Creek State Park.

MTB P2-3, T2-3, first day of Fruita Spring Trails weekend THE RIDE: Join Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) for a ride on Mary’s - Horsethief Bench - Steve’s Loop. This is about a 14 mile trail system, a favorite for the local area. Follow trails about the cliffs and benches on the north side of the Colorado River before the water drains to Utah. There are only a few T3 obstacles on the trail; most is T2 level. THE TIME: 1:00PM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Kokopelli Trailhead, located at I-70 exit 15, southwest side. THE FOOD: Group dinner in Fruita in the evening. THE FINE PRINT: Contact Jeff for advance info: 303-969-9241. MORE FINE PRINT: This is day 1 of a 3 day camping weekend (or motel, your choice) exploring trails around Fruita.


Sunday, May 8th

FUN/INT-h-2-30+ 9:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja behind Beau Jo’s, Idaho Springs to Georgetown/Bakerville/Loveland.

INT-h-2-25 +-NE 9:30 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 The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and sometimes are led by other club members. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

MTB P3, T3, second day of Fruita Spring Trails weekend THE RIDE: On Sunday, ride the Western Rim trail. Enjoy spectacular scenery and thrills while riding along the sandstone vertical cliff ledges that overlook the Colorado River. The trail actually goes into Utah and is a scenic parallel to the Kokopelli Trail. Total loop distance is around 18 miles. THE TIME: 10:30AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Meet at the trailhead located at I-70 exit 2, south side. Follow the road south from the interstate, go left at first intersection, and the trailhead is seen nearby. THE FINE PRINT: Contact Jeff for advance info: 303-969-9241. MORE FINE PRINT: This is day 2 of a 3 day camping weekend (or motel, your choice) exploring trails around Fruita. AND MORE FINE PRINT: Bring LOTS of water - at least two bottles.


Monday, May 9th

FUN-h1-23-NW 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Cuernavaca Park for a ride on the Cherry Creek Trail to the Highline Canal and back. The ride is on paved bike paths. An optional lunch will be at McLoughlin’s.

MTB P2-3, T1-4, third day of Fruita Spring Trails weekend THE RIDE: On Monday, ride in the Bookcliffs - Road 18 area.2 There is a nice variety of trails to choose from this morning. Trails can be easy to steep! THE TIME: 10:30AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Either gather in town by Over the Edge bike shop at 10:00AM or meet at the Road 18 trailhead at 10:30AM. THE FINE PRINT: Contact Jeff for advance info: 303-969-9241. MORE FINE PRINT: This is day 3 of a 3 day camping weekend (or motel, your choice) exploring trails around Fruita.


Tuesday, May 10th

INT- h3toh4-31-SW 9:30 AM Meet Row Helman in the parking lot behind the Breckenridge Brewery on Santa Fe and Brewery Blvd. for a Bike and Brew ride for Boomers on Bikes (or anyone else who cares to join us!) We will head south to Chatfield State Park and then ride up to the top of Deer Creek Canyon Road and back. We will then enjoy lunch and brews at the Breckenridge Brewery. This ride has a steady hill climb with over 2000 feet of climbing. Come and ride as much or as little of the ride as you like.


Wednesday, May 11th

“Roses” h2 15 SE 9:30 AM Meet Judy or Harold Deist (303-841-4792, Cell 303-906-4305) at the south side of the Walmart parking lot off Aurora Parkway and Commons, which is in the Southlands shopping mall north of Smokey Hill road and west of Aurora Parkway in Aurora. Walmart is just north of Sams Club. From Parker Road, take E. Quincy east to Smoky Hill Road which is 2 blocks east of Parker Road. Stay in the far right lane of E. Quincy and turn right onto Smoky Hill road for about 6 miles. Go past E-470 about half a mile and turn left (North) on S. Aurora Parkway. Take the second left onto E. Commons Avenue and the Walmart is on your right (North). Stay in the parking lot close to E. Commons Ave and Sam’s Club which is on the left (South) side of E. Commons and Walmart. from E-470 get off at Smoky Hill exit and go East to S Aurora Parkway. Also you can go south on S. Gun Club road that turns into S. Aurora Parkway. We will ride around the Aurora reservoir and more. For a shorter option, meet at the announced meeting place, ask for directions to meet the group after avoiding some hill climbing. Bring a snack, and money for a restaurant lunch after the ride

FUN–h2–25–NW 9:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Prospect Park (44th & Robb St.) for a ride west on the Clear Creek Trail to Easley Road. We will ride to the Ralston Creek Trail and ride its entire length connecting to the Clear Creek Trail west back to Prospect Park.

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, May 12th

FUN-h1-24-NE 10:00 AM Meet Helen Berkman (720-355-5687) at Central Park Rec Center (MLK Blvd at Clinton St.) for a ride to Cook Park via Stapleton and Lowry neighborhoods and bike trails. If it’s nice weather, put some drinks in your car and I’ll pick up some sandwiches for a tailgate or patio picnic afterwards. If not, we’ll hop over to Mici’s on Central Park Blvd for an inside lunch (optional). Reminders or any changes in start time etc. are announced on Meetup.


Saturday, May 14th

FUN-h1-16-SW-10:30 AM Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at River Point Target 3650 Riverpoint Pkwy, Sheridan, CO 80110 in the west parking area away from the store entrance. We will ride from the Bear Creek/South Platte River Confluence to Mile High Sports Authority Field along the South Platte River Trail to the Primal Colorado Bike Expo. Lin will be volunteering at the Primal Colorado Bike Expo and will designate someone to lead the group back after cruising the event. Bring a lock, a snack and money in case you find something to buy. Please contact Cyndy Klepinger matilda8@earthlink.net if you can volunteer at the DBTC TENT.

FUN/INT - h3 - 50K (31 miles) – NW 9:00 AM Meet Jeff Krinsky, 720-373-9107 at Prospect Park (by the picnic shelter) for an exciting Half Metric Century ride to the scenic Golden Circle and over the challenging Arvada Reservoir! We will then return on the Ralston Creek and Clear Creek Loop. All survivors will be rewarded with a huge sense of accomplishment!


Sunday, May 15th

FUN-h1-15-20-NW-10AM Meet Wes and Dianne Chowen at City of Cuernavaca Park for a ride on the Platte and Sand Creek trails and some streets to explore the construction of the North Commuter Line, and what will be the longest bridge in Colorado. Optional lunch afterwards.

INT-h-2-25 +-NE 9:30 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 The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and sometimes are led by other club members. 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, Falcon Trail at the US Air Force Academy THE RIDE: Join Bob Kochevar (303-870-6833) on this fun, roughly 13.5 mile, dirt, 95% single track loop trail which tours the grounds of the US Air Force Academy. Rebuilt about ten years ago, the well-marked trail boasts long climbs, fun, flowy single track downhills and beautiful views as it crosses rolling high prairie and low mountain woodland terrain. There are both exposed plateau and shaded forest sections. A few stream crossings and couple of short, moderately technical sections add interest, although one potential hike-a-bike section can
be avoided by a 0.2 mile easier detour. The first part of the trail generally climbs to the high point on the west side of the Academy grounds, about 1,400 feet above the start of the loop. From there, the rest of the loop is mostly downhill, with a few climbs to keep you honest, back to where you started. THE TIME: 11:00AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Take I-25 south to exit 156B (Air Force Academy, North Gate); drive west on Northgate Blvd. approximately 1 mile; bear left onto Stadium Blvd.; drive south on Stadium Blvd. for about 1.3 miles; turn right onto Academy Drive and go west for about 0.5 miles; bear right into the Falcon Trail parking lot. The trailhead is at the west end of the parking lot. THE FOOD: Following the ride, we will have lunch at a local brew pub on the north side of
 Colorado Springs or in Monument. THE FINE PRINT: PLEASE NOTE WELL that a GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID will be REQUIRED of each person entering the Academy grounds. In addition, cars may be randomly checked. MORE FINE PRINT: Further details on the Falcon Trail Loop, including a ride profile, can be found on the MTBProject app. And/or google “USAFA Trails Map” for a PDF map.


Monday, May 16th

FUN-h1-22-SE 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at DeKoevend Park on University Blvd for a ride on the Highline Canal through Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village. The ride is on a gravel bike path. An optional lunch after the ride is at Shanghai Gardens.


Tuesday, May 17th

MOVED TO TOMORROW:INT-h3toh4-38-SW 9:00 AM Meet Row Helman 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.


Wednesday, May 18th

“Roses” h1-12 SW 9:30 AM Meet Jean Stevenson, 303-699-5135 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. Waterton Canyon has been closed for some time, but is scheduled to open before this ride. In case opening is delayed, parking lot closed, go to the Audobon Lot, just N of the Waterton lot, at 11280 Waterton Rd, and we will ride from there into Chatfield State Park.

FUN/INT-h2to3-20-SW 10:00 AM Meet Patty Gaspar at the Sheridan High School Parking lot near Federal and Oxford. We’ll head toward the used-to-be upscale Bow Mar area and go to Bowles Lake, Grant Ranch to Wadsworth and back to Sheridan High School. Some hills and lots of ups and downs, some beautiful quiet streets and pleasant bike paths. They always have beautiful spring flowers. I’ve added a great downhill to this route (we’ll ignore that we have to come back). Lunch is afterwards.

MOVED FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY AND TIME CHANGED TO 10AM: INT-h3toh4-38-SW 10:00 AM Meet Row Helman 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.

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, May 19th

INT-h2- 26 + 10:00 AM Meet Cyndy Klepinger at the Cook Rec Center parking lot at Cherry Street (between Monaco and Quebec) for a training ride for those participating in the popular Elephant Rock ride. Also, if you are going on a tour and need a longer training ride, come join us. (303) 725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com The plan is to ride to Cherry Creek Reservoir, circle one way, then possibly turn around and circle the other way. Pace will be about 15 mph typical cruising speed (not an end of ride average). The Subaru Elephant Rock, June 5, is a popular cycling event in Rocky Mountain Region and is the unofficial start of the Colorado cycling season. For more information on the ride, go to www.elephantrockride.com. If you are doing the ride and haven’t registered, contact Cyndy for a discount code.

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, May 21st

FUN-h2-23-SW 9:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at Bear Valley McDonalds for a ride on Streets and Paths to Chatfield Reservoir. Check out the herons and other birds. Options to the marina. Lunch afterward at New Happy Chinese if you please.

FUN -h2-24-NW 9:00 AM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for an exciting ride full of unexpected twists, turns, and surprises! We will meet at the parking lot WEST of the baseball diamonds in Westminster City Park . (Directions: From US36 and Church Ranch Blvd/104th Ave. exit, east on 104th about 1/2 mile to the first left after the Westminster Blvd light, then go LEFT again into the parking lot. The address for the park is 10455 Sheridan Blvd but note again that we are meeting WEST of the buildings and baseball fields.) This ride takes us through the Westminster, Northglenn and Thornton area, including the Farmer’s Highline Canal , Lee Lateral, and Grange Hall Creek trails. Optional lunch is after the ride at a nearby restaurant.


Sunday, May 22nd

FUN-h2-22-SW 9:30 AM 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. Optional lunch afterward at Merle’s Restaurant on Main Street, within 3 blocks of the starting location.

INT-h2-25 +-NE 9:30 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 The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and sometimes are led by other club members. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.


THE MTB NORTH FORK TRAIL RIDE TODAY HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE MTB RIDE FROM MAY 15TH BUT WITH AN 11:30AM START TIME:

MTB P2-3, T2-3, Falcon Trail at the US Air Force Academy THE RIDE: Join Bob Kochevar (303-870-6833) on this fun, roughly 13.5 mile, dirt, 95% single track loop trail which tours the grounds of the US Air Force Academy. Rebuilt about ten years ago, the well-marked trail boasts long climbs, fun, flowy single track downhills and beautiful views as it crosses rolling high prairie and low mountain woodland terrain. There are both exposed plateau and shaded forest sections. A few stream crossings and couple of short, moderately technical sections add interest, although one potential hike-a-bike section can
be avoided by a 0.2 mile easier detour. The first part of the trail generally climbs to the high point on the west side of the Academy grounds, about 1,400 feet above the start of the loop. From there, the rest of the loop is mostly downhill, with a few climbs to keep you honest, back to where you started. THE TIME: 11:30AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Take I-25 south to exit 156B (Air Force Academy, North Gate); drive west on Northgate Blvd. approximately 1 mile; bear left onto Stadium Blvd.; drive south on Stadium Blvd. for about 1.3 miles; turn right onto Academy Drive and go west for about 0.5 miles; bear right into the Falcon Trail parking lot. The trailhead is at the west end of the parking lot. THE FOOD: Following the ride, we will have lunch at a local brew pub on the north side of
 Colorado Springs or in Monument. THE FINE PRINT: PLEASE NOTE WELL that a GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID will be REQUIRED of each person entering the Academy grounds. In addition, cars may be randomly checked. MORE FINE PRINT: Further details on the Falcon Trail Loop, including a ride profile, can be found on the MTBProject app. And/or google “USAFA Trails Map” for a PDF map.


Monday, May 23rd

FUN-h1-25-SE 9:00AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at the parking lot of Famous Dave’s 15725 E. Briarwood Cir., Aurora in the Cornerstar Shopping Center near the intersection of S. Parker Rd. and E. Arapahoe Rd. We will ride to the Cherry Creek Reservoir and back. An optional lunch will be at Famous Dave’s.


Tuesday, May 24th

FUN – h2–20 - Downtown 5:30 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Dog Days of Spring 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, May 25th

FUN-h3-22-NW 9:00 AM 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 a loop over the reservoir and back to the start via the same route.

“Roses” h1-20-SE 9:30 AM Meet Anne Layshock, 303-771-6353, at Cottonwood Trailhead So side of Cottonwood, between Jordan Rd. and Parker Rd. for a ride along the Cherry Creek Trail to the Pinery and return. Bring a snack, and money for an optional lunch at Chipotle’s following the ride. Since this ride is out and back, there is opportunity for a shorter ride for anyone wishing that option.

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.

INT h2-h3 40 10:00AM Meet Darrell and Jean Deering (303-697-6126) in Sedalia and ride to Larkspur. This will be “Tandem Speed” slower going uphill and slightly faster downhill. Drive south on Sante Fe to Hwy 67 to Sedalia. Heading west on Hwy 67 thru town we will park next to the rail road tracks on the right. We will ride on Hwy 105 to Fox Farm Rd. into Larkspur have lunch in town and head back on Perry Park Rd. / Hwy 105.


Thursday, May 26th

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, May 28th

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 new routed bike path that hooks up with the Cherry Creek Trail and take it to Parker. We will lock up our bikes and have a light snack at the frozen yogurt and cafe on Main St Parker. This ride will be at a slow, 11-13 mph fun pace.


THIS MTB RIDE WAS ERRONEOUSLY POSTED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 29TH. TODAY IS THE CORRECT DAY:

MTB P2-3, T1-3, Marshall Mesa and Doudy Draw THE RIDE: Start your Memorial Day weekend right! Enjoy trails that are part of the fabulous Boulder Greenbelt. The ride today will follow Community Ditch trail east, then climb southward onto the mesa, cross Hwy. 93, explore the trails of Doudy Draw and finally return via the new underpass of Hwy. 93. The ride leader is Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241). THE TIME: 10:30 AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of Hwys. 93 and 170 (Marshall Road). Park on the northeast side of the intersection. THE FOOD: Afterward, enjoy a burger and cold brew at Southern Sun Brewpub in Boulder.


Sunday, May 29th

FUN/INT-h2to3-30-W 9:00 AM Meet Lily Schumann 303 463 0117 at Idaho Springs, second 1-70 exit, parking lot behind Beau Jo’s; ride to Georgetown and back. Stop at Eat Cake for coffee/pastries in Georgetown, and/or lunch in Idaho Springs afterwards (Smoking Yard). Bring warm clothes and rain gear.

INT-h-2-25 +-NE 9:30 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 The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and sometimes are led by other club members. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.


THIS MTB RIDE WAS ERRONEOUSLY POSTED FOR TODAY. THE CORRECT DAY IS SAT MAY 28TH:

RIDE MOVED TO YESTERDAY: MTB P2-3, T1-3, Marshall Mesa and Doudy Draw THE RIDE: Start your Memorial Day weekend right! Enjoy trails that are part of the fabulous Boulder Greenbelt. The ride today will follow Community Ditch trail east, then climb southward onto the mesa, cross Hwy. 93, explore the trails of Doudy Draw and finally return via the new underpass of Hwy. 93. The ride leader is Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241). THE TIME: 10:30 AM (WHEELS ROLLING! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO START AT THAT TIME.) THE DIRECTIONS: Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of Hwys. 93 and 170 (Marshall Road). Park on the northeast side of the intersection. THE FOOD: Afterward, enjoy a burger and cold brew at Southern Sun Brewpub in Boulder. 


Monday, May 30th

MEMORIAL DAY FUN-H2-30-SW 8:00 AM Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at the Stone House (2900 S. Estes Street, Lakewood, CO 80227, Just South of Yale, about a mile West of Wadsworth) for a ride to Chatfield Dam via Bear CK – Platt trails returning DIRECTLY THROUGH THE W. LITTLETON MAzE. Never culled a sac like this! – make sure your affairs are in order.


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

Thursday, June 2nd

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. 

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