MAY Ride Schedule

Monday, May 1:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H1-22-SE – 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.

Wednesday, May 3:

9:30 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 Road to the Arvada Reservoir. We will ride a loop over the reservoir and back to the start via the same route.

10:00 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-20-SE – Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at Grant Frontier Park on the east side of the South Platte River and Evans Avenue. We will ride trails and streets and stop at a coffee shop. DBTC will treat you to a cup of coffee or a treat. There may be a few short hills. Ride options include a shorter option of about nine miles or the total ride of about 20 miles. Bring a lock for the coffee shop and money for an optional lunch after.

Thursday, May 4:

5:45 p.m., FUN-H2-16-Downtown Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this for this year’s first Free Beverage Summer Sunset Ride. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (Exit at 20th Avenue going east away from the mountains. Turn right over the bridge onto Little Raven, then turn right onto 19th Street, then right onto Platte River 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 before we head back to the cars.

Saturday, May 6:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H1-23-NW – Meet Dave Noble (303-694-2008, 303-906-3163 [cell]) at the Westwoods Golf Club (one block north of 64th and Quaker) for a loop of the Clear Creek and Ralston Creek trails. Lunch will follow.

9:00 a.m., INT-H3-27-SW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE GREAT AMERICAN DINOSAUR RIDE 2017! The adventure begins at the Lakewood Heritage Center at Belmar Park at Ohio Street on the west side of Wadsworth, north of Mississippi and South of Alameda. We will tour the park, then head west to Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks, where we will stop for breaks. Then we will continue on down through Morrison and Bear Creek Trail and return north to Belmar Park. The first 100 attendees will ride for free! Lunch options will be discussed.

Sunday, May 7:

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. There may be an A group riding at a 14-15 mph pace for 40 or more miles and a B Group riding at a 11-13 mph pace for 20-30 miles. Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup and Yahoo Groups. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler and are led by various club members. For questions, call Doug (303-829-5861).

11:00 a.m., MTB, P2 T2 – Join Dick Plastino (kfish9@comcast.net) for a South Valley, Grazing Elk, and Rattlesnake ride, about 10 to 12 miles. From the interchange of C-470 and Ken Caryl, go west one-third of a mile to the first traffic signal and turn left (It’s about a 45-degree left turn.). Go south one mile. On the way, you’ll pass through a stop sign intersection. Continue south until you see the parking lot and restrooms on the left. Turn left and enter the parking lot. Afterward, join them for a parking lot picnic; bring a chair and food you would like to eat and share.

Monday, May 8:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H1-25-SE – 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 South Parker Rd. and East Arapahoe Rd. We will ride to the Cherry Creek Reservoir and back. An optional lunch will be at Famous Dave’s.

Wednesday, May 10:

9:30 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H2-15-SW – Meet Jill McMahon (303-888-0314) and Dave Noble (303-694-2008, 303-906-3163 [cell]) at the northeast side of Clement Park for a ride on the Lily Gulch Trail, Dutch Creek Trail, and some Littleton streets for a new Roses ride. We will eat lunch afterwards at Sweet Tomatoes.

9:30 a.m., FUN/INT-H2to3-20-SW – Meet Patty Gaspar at the Sheridan Public Library Parking, 3425 W. Oxford Ave. We’ll check out all the new houses in Bow Mar area and go to Bowles Lake and Grant Ranch to Wadsworth and back to Sheridan Library. Some hills and lots of ups and downs; some beautiful quiet streets and pleasant bike paths. Lunch is afterwards.

Thursday, May 11:

5:30 p.m., FUN/INT-H2-23-NW – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE SPACE, TIME, 9/11 RIDE or THE HIDDEN GEMS OF BROOMFIELD! This still-new adventure begins near the southeast corner of Sheridan and 120th at the new Whole Foods in Westminster (1/2 mile east of Sheridan at Vrain and 120th, 4451 Main St.). We will take secret trails around Broomfield, where we will experience three incredible hidden displays, including the solar system, a brief history of geologic Colorado time, and a 9/11 monument. (This ride has an escape option at the 18-mile marker for riders who run out of time and/or steam.)

Saturday, May 13:

9:30 a.m. FUN-H2-22-SE – Meet Dave Noble (303-694-2008, 303-906-3163 [cell]) by Bronco Parkway Trailhead and ride to the Cherry Creek, Tallman, and Sulphur Gulch trails. DBTC will buy you either a yogurt or cupcake at the snack stop in Parker before returning. Starting location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tagawa+Gardens/@39.5779331,-104.7966044,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x876c8ee173daa3a5:0xb72331c692325821!8m2!3d39.5766059!4d-104.7953062

1:00 p.m., MTB, P2-3 T2-4, Fruita Spring Getaway – First of a three-day trails getaway. This afternoon, meet at the Kokopelli Trailhead to ride Mary’s Loop.  Kokopelli Trailhead is at I-70 exit 15, southwest corner.  Take the frontage road toward the highway way station, then left on the gravel road to the nearby parking lot. Horse Thief Bench is the usual optional addition to this trail. For info, contact Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) by Wednesday, May 10 at the latest. Camp or motel around Fruita at your own option. Rib City BBQ in the evening.

Sunday, May 14:

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.  Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup. 

10:30 a.m., MTB, P2-3 T2-3, Fruita Spring Getaway – Second of a three-day trails getaway. Explore the bluff top overlooking the Colorado River along the Western Rim Trail. Go to the south side of I-70 exit 2, pass the first lot, and go left at the intersection to the second lot just around the corner. The loop is around 18 miles long. Burritos from Cafe Guadalajara tonight.

Monday, May 15:

10:30 a.m., MTB, P1-3 T2-4, Fruita Spring Getaway – Third of a three-day trails getaway. Meet the group outside Over the Edge Sports in downtown Fruita, then proceed to the Book Cliffs Trails. These trails are north of Fruita off Road 18. Start from the main trailhead and parking lot with the sign kiosk.

11:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-SE – Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303-725-1565, matilda8@msn.com) at Lowry Soccer Fields, Fairmont Blvd. and Sports Blvd. near the outdoor restrooms on the west end of the park. 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.

Tuesday, May 16:

5:30 p.m., FUN-H2-20-NW – MAJESTIC PREMIERE 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. nor 71st Street!) The ride will go west on Ridge Road and van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail, and then return on most of the length of Ralston Creek Trail. The theme of this ride is a “Hello to spring”, so a surprise to ring in the 2017 biking season will be provided to all participants during the Ralston Creek Golf Course break!

Wednesday, May 17:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-28-NW – 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 over the Arvada Reservoir and then ride the entire length of the Ralston Creek Trail connecting to the Clear Creek Trail west back to Prospect Park.

9:30 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” H1-12-SW – Meet Harold Deist (303-841-4703, 303-906-4305c [cell]) for a ride up lovely Waterton Canyon. Travel south on Wadsworth Avenue past Chatfield State Park, left 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. We hope to see the mountain sheep. The road is packed gravel.

Thursday, May 18:

 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! We expect this ride to be a recurring event on Thursdays all summer, through the end of August.

Saturday, May 20:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-16-SE – Join Tom and Carol Tobiassen (303-913-1592) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E. Iliff Ave. Aurora, just west of Buckley Rd., for a relaxing 16 mile ride around Cherry Creek State Park. Mostly flat on concrete or asphalt with plenty of rest facilities.

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-20-Downtown – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Free Beverage and Primal Colorado Bike Expo Ride. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (Exit at 20th Avenue going east away from the mountains. Turn right over the bridge onto Little Raven, then turn right onto 19th Street, then right onto Platte River 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 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. Afterwards, we will have the option of riding to the Mile High Sports Authority Field for the Primal Colorado Bike Expo where DBTC will have a tent. Please contact Cyndy Klepinger at matilda8@earthlink.net if you can volunteer at the DBTC tent. More info: www.coloradobikeexpo.com

10:30 a.m., FUN-H1-16-SW – Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at River Point Target, 3650 Riverpoint Pkwy., Sheridan, 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.

Sunday, May 21:

9:00 a.m., INT-H3-25+ SW – Meet Carol Bennett (720-425-6124) in Highlands Ranch:  Take Exit C470 at the Lucent off-ramp and drive about 1/2 mile south and enter the Target parking lot at SSgt. Jon Sills Drive, and follow the entrance until the southwest corner of the Target parking lot, just north of the Kaiser Building. Meet at the Southwest 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 Highlands Ranch 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. The group can decide if they wish to stop at a local eatery after the ride. Keep the shiny side up!

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.  Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup.

Monday, May 22:

9:00 a.m., FUN-H2-24-SW – Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) behind the McDonald’s at Hampden Avenue north and west side of Sheridan Blvd. for a ride on the Bear Creek bike path to Morrison. We will ride up the hill through Fox Hollow Golf Course and drop into the Bear Creek Lake Park and ride out to Pelican Point on some of the paved roads in the park. We then continue into Morrison for a possible lunch or snack at TNT or the Cow restaurants, which both have a nice patio. Then we’ll make our way back to the cars.

Wednesday, May 24:

9:00 a.m., FUN/INT-H2-25-C/SW – Meet Melanie Levin (202-258-1503) at Fishback Park (parking area on Water Street between the Aquarium and REI along South Platte Trail) for a ride on the South Platte Trail to Hudson Gardens or to Chatfield State Park (if the group wants a longer ride). We will then loop back to the start.

9:30 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-20-SE – 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.

Thursday, May 25:

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, May 26:

9:30 a.m., FUN-H2-SW, approx 20 miles – Meet Kathy Stommel (719-671-5579) behind the Tennis Bubble at Federal & Bowles, just west of Santa Fe Dr; use parking area on east side of the bubble closest to the river. We’ll ride a loop through Columbine Country Club area to the Columbine Trail, connect with C470 trail, drop onto Deer Creek Canyon Road to the north end of Chatfield State Park, then return via the Platte River Trail. This is an optional training ride for the Salida Out of Town Tour, but all are welcome to attend.

Saturday, May 27:

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

Sunday, May 28:

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.  Reminders and routes are announced on Meetup.

9:30 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. 

10:30 a.m., MTB, P2-3 T2-3 – Marshall Mesa and Doudy Draw Trails. Meet Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241). Park at the northeast corner of Hwy 93 and 170 (Eldorado Canyon) intersection. Ride southward on Marshall Mesa, cross Hwy 93 at the south corner of this park, adventure into Doudy Draw, take a spin around Spring Brook Trails, and return via the new underpass finished last year. Get a sandwich from Southern Sun BrewPub in Boulder afterward. Remember that Southern Sun is a cash only cafe.

Monday, May 29:

8:00 a.m., FUN-H2-25-SE-Mt Nebo – Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Eisenhower Park Rec. Center (SE Corner of Dartmouth and Colorado Blvd.). We will ride to three cemeteries and place a rock at Mt. Nebo. We also visit Hampden Hts. Cemetery, Fairmount Cemetery, and Lowry Sports Complex. You will love our sneaky approach to Hampden Hts. Cemetery!

Wednesday, May 31:

9:00 a.m., FUN/INT-H2-25-SW – Meet Pete Steel (303-979-4634) at Crown Hill (26th & Garrison) for a ride to Golden via the Clear Creek Trail. From Golden we will ride Old Golden Rd. to Rooney Rd., which we will take to Alameda. We will ride east to Jewell, taking Florida to Garrison and returning to the park.

9:30 a.m., Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-14-SW – Meet Jill McMahon (303-888-0314) 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 to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right. 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 also some hard gravel and a short distance on residential streets. There will be an optional lunch afterwards. Bring a snack and money for lunch if 


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