MAY 2018 RIDE SCHEDULE


Wednesday, May 1st:

10:00 AM Leisure Ride H1-13-SW Waterton Canyon Meet Jean Stevenson 303-349-1596 at the Waterton Canyon parking lot for a ride on a gravel road along the South Platte River in this scenic location. Photo ops abound. Wider tires are best but not required. To reach Waterton Canyon drive south on Wadsworth past Chatfield State Park and follow the signs. Optional lunch after ride at a restaurant on South Santa Fe Blvd north of C-470.

10:00 AM FUN(10-12mph)-H1-20to25-SW Meet Patsy Venema (720.934.3498) at the east end of Fox Hollow Golf Course parking lot (13410 W. Morrison Road, Lakewood) continue on the Platte and back, all paved trails. Lunch at the Den Restaurant afterwards if you like.


Thursday, May 2nd:

5:30 PM INT-H3-18-SW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE MINI GREAT AMERICAN DINOSAUR RIDE 2019!!! This evening adventure begins at the Gas Station Parking Lot at Morrison and Rooney Road (16283 Morrison Road). We will tour Bear Creek Park and then head north on a new trail to Alameda en route to Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks where we will stop for breaks. We will then continue on down through Morrison and return to the parking lot. The first 100 attendees will ride for free!!!


Friday, May 3rd:

10:00AM FUN PLUS-H2-30-NE Bike Friday Friday Ride Join Lise Neer (303-249-8621) at Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe (2216 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207) for a spin around town on your Bike Friday (or just ride your regular roadie if you don’t have a BF). We’ll start off this series going southbound on the Cherry Creek trail, out to the dam and maybe even around the reservoir, then retrace toward REI at Confluence Park. Option to ride farther north on the Platte and return via Sand Creek and Dahlia, for a total of ~30 miles. Email lisegneer@yahoo.com with any questions. Route may change without notice, so check https://www.meetup.com/Denver-BicycleTouring-Club/ for updates each week!


Saturday, May 4th:

8:30 AM FUN PLUS-H3-20-NW - STAR WARS DAY RIDE - MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!!! Meet 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 including the Double Lombard Street Experience and the famous Black Hole of Louisville (STAR WARS DAY SPECIAL!) See you at the Safeway at the Rock Creek village Shopping Center in Superior for this OUT OF THIS WORLD 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.)


Sunday, May 5th:

Rockies Game at Coors Field - See newsletter for details and tickets!

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-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).

11:00 AM, MTB, P2, T2, South Valley. Join Mark Shimoda (dr.shimoda@comcast.net, 303-514-6248) for a ride at South Valley, Grazing Elk and Rattlesnake Gulch. Total distance will be about 12 miles with options for a shorter ride for those who prefer. Directions: from the interchange of C-470 and Ken Caryl Ave., go west one-third mile to the first traffic signal and turn left at the light (which is about a 45 degree turn.) Go south about one mile, passing straight through stop sign intersection. Continue south until you see the parking lot and restrooms on the left. Turn left and park on the far end of the upper level close to the restrooms so that we are all together for after-ride treats. Please bring a chair and foods to share with all.

11:00 AM Leisure H1-10-SW Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Meet Richard Gieseler (303.722.1475, rgizler@gmail.com) at Broadway Marketplace shopping center southwest of Broadway and Alameda. RTD has parking spaces south of Office Depot and east of Dollar Tree. We used them last summer with no incident. We’ll cruise some miles north on the South Platte River bikeway and back to the Civic Center celebration. Bring sunscreen, water, U-lock, lock cable, inner city traffic awareness, earplugs for loud street music, cash money in small bills and your tourist Spanish. Look forward to tacos, tamales, frutas, sugary sweets, lowrider exhibits and possibly chihuahua races. Call Ricardo with questions and concerns.


Monday, May 6th:

9:00AM 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.


Tuesday, May 7th:

10:00 AM, MTB, P2, T1, Highlands Ranch Backcountry Trails. Meet Steve Thomas (303-419-2531) to explore the numerous trail options available at the far south end of Highlands Ranch, including a portion of the Douglas County East-West Trail. All the trails are smooth single track with no rocky areas, just lots of twists and turns and a few short climbs. The ride will be about 13 miles. We will meet at Pronghorn Park in Highlands Ranch. Go south on Broadway to Wildcat Reserve Pkwy. Go right on Wildcat Reserve and take the first left, Wethersfield Way. Go south on Wethersfield a short distance to Pronghorn Park, which will be on the right. Bring a snack to share after the ride.


Wednesday, May 8th:

9:30 AM Leisure Ride H1-18-SW Meet Lin Hark behind the Littleton Tennis Bubble for a ride through Littleton, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills, and Englewood. We will stop at several parks along the way.

10:00 AM FUN-H2/H3-25 SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) behind the McDonald’s at Sheridan and Hampden. We’ll head to the Tech Center on various trails. We have to climb some hills and there are sections on the Highline Canal (pea gravel), and then we’ll have our morning latte courtesy of DBTC and loop back to Bear Valley. It is a beautiful ride and we get have a wonderful downhill back to Bear Valley. Lunch is in Bear Valley. If we are lucky we’ll catch the lilacs in bloom along the way.


Thursday, May 9th:

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE evening “Peak to Peak”, meet Dick & Lynette Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Avenue, just West of Buckley Rd. This evening, we’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks. Easy climbs. Ride pace is family oriented, helmets are required, dress for the weather, and remember to bring water, sunblock, etc.


Friday, May 10th:

10:00AM FUN PLUS-H2-30-NE Bike Friday Friday Ride Join Lise Neer (303-249-8621) at Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe (2216 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207) for a spin around town on your Bike Friday (or just ride your regular roadie if you don’t have a BF). We’ll start off this series going southbound on the Cherry Creek trail, out to the dam and maybe even around the reservoir, then retrace toward REI at Confluence Park. Option to ride farther north on the Platte and return via Sand Creek and Dahlia, for a total of ~30 miles. Email lisegneer@yahoo.com with any questions. Route may change without notice, so check https://www.meetup.com/Denver-BicycleTouring-Club/ for updates each week!


Saturday, May 11th:

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-H3-25+ SW – Meet Carol Bennett (720-425-6124) in Highlands Ranch: Take Exit C 470 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 backtrack 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!

1:00 PM FUN-H1-25 SE. Meet Cyndy Klepinger at the Cook Rec Center parking lot at Cherry Street (between Monaco and Quebec). (303) 725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com. We will ride the loop on Highline Canal to Dartmouth Street, to Franklin Street to Washington Park. Return on Cherry Creek. This is a no-drop ride.


Sunday, May 12th: Mother’s Day

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-35-SE Join Lise Neer (303-249-8621) at Arapahoe Rd. Trailhead (just East of Jordan Rd on South side of Arapahoe) for a ride on streets and trails to Aurora Reservoir. We’ll loop around the res, then head back via the Piney Creek trail to the start. Option to add 15 mile loop around Cherry Creek reservoir if riders want more mileage. Email lisegneer@yahoo.com with any questions. https:// ridewithgps.com/routes/29780193

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-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).


May 13-15 – Fruita Mountain Biking and Road Ride Fruita – Three days of mountain biking plus an option for a road ride over the Colorado National Monument. Stay in one of Fruita’s motels or camp on the Monument or the state park in Fruita. Monday: MTB on Mary’s Loop. Tuesday: Monument road ride or MTB on Western Rim. Wednesday: MTB at Book Cliffs (Road 18).


Monday, May 13th:

1:00 PM, MTB, P2-3, T2-3, Fruita – Mary’s Loop. Meet Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) at the Kokopelli Trailhead by Loma and savor the Mary’s, Horsethief Bench, and perhaps adding Steve’s Loop on top of a great afternoon. These trails follow the side canyons and overlook the Colorado River. The ride about is around 15 miles with a few technical sections. Kokopelli Trail Head is found at the southwest side of the Loma intersection mile marker exit 15 off I-70, 4 miles west of Fruita. Take the side gravel frontage road just before the highway weigh station and go about 0.25 mile to the parking area. Perhaps enjoy a burrito or tacos for dinner tonight.


Tuesday, May 14th:

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H4-20- W –LOOKOUT MTN CLIMB. Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303-725-1565 or matilda8@ msn.com) at the Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot, I-70 and Morrison Road to test your climbing legs. We will ride thru Golden to 19th Street and then start the climb at your own pace. We will regroup at the Buffalo Bill Museum and then descend down the back side to Hwy 40 and back to the parking lot.

9:00 AM, INT-H4-33, Colorado National Monument Road Ride. Meet Row Helman (303-669-5075) and Cathy Perkins (303-980-6738) at the Fruita west entrance of the Colorado National Monument. There are parking spots just before the entrance station. We will do a loop ride over the Monument stopping at the visitor center and several view points along the way. After reaching the east entrance we will take neighborhood roads back to the start. Front and rear lights are required for safe passage thru the west side tunnels. The loop is 33 miles with about 2300 feet of vertical. For dinner go to Hot Tomatoes to share pizza and epic views with the mountain bikers.

10:30 AM, MTB, P3-4, T2-4 Fruita – Western Rim. Ron Reid (303-941-1471) will be leading the tribe for Western Rim Trails. These trails also follow side canyons along the Colorado River. Western Rim is true ledge riding with fabulous view south to the La Sal Mountains outside Moab. Riding will start from the Rabbit Valley trailhead at exit 2 off I-70. Go to the south, cross the cattle guard fence, take the dirt road to the intersection and turn left. About 0.1 mile is the parking lot with an outhouse just around the corner. From the lot, take the D2 trails about 4.5 miles to the Western Rim overlook. Then, at your choice, you can drop down to the rim or simply enjoy a portion of the Kokopelli Trail that is the 4WD road. If doing Western Rim Trails, the full ride will be around 20 miles. Parts of Western Rim are at T4 rating. Afterward, return to town and join the road riders to enjoy some of the best pizza around Grand Junction! Hot Tomatoes opens again on Tuesday in downtown Fruita.


Wednesday, May 15th:

9:30 AM Leisure Ride H1-20-SE Cherry Creek Trail. Meet Jill McMahon, 303 888-0314(cell), at Cottonwood Trailhead South side of Cottonwood Dr, 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 at Chipotle following the ride. Since this ride is out and back, there is opportunity for a shorter ride for anyone wishing that option.

10:00 AM FUN -H2-25 SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at the Sheridan Library Parking lot west of Federal and Oxford. We’ll head toward the rebuilt Bow Mar area and go to Bowles Lake, Grant Ranch to Wadsworth and back to Sheridan High School. We’ll ride some hills and lots of ups and downs, some beautiful quiet streets and pleasant bike paths. Lovely spring ride, but you do have to work a bit. Lunch is afterwards.

10:30 AM, MTB, P2-3, T2-3 Fruita – Book Cliffs. Meet Jeff Baysinger outside Over the Edge bike shop at 10:00 in downtown Fruita, then caravan to the Road 18 trailhead. Explore the Book Cliff trails this last day of riding. These trails are about 10 miles north of Fruita. Take a trail at your choosing. There are a variety of trails, green to blue, maps are available at the bike shop. Some trails climb toward the cliffs, then follow winding gullies back to the lot. Others get closer to the cliff, then go up and down with steep drops. All end with a fast finish. After the ride today, take a short afternoon visit to Dinosaur Journey, the Museum of Western Colorado. Learn about the many dinosaur fossils which were found around the area in the late 1800’s. Optional hike on Dinosaur Hill afterward to find real fossils in the ground. Finish with a happy hour and dinner at Rib City tonight. You will leave town satisfied the next morning.


Thursday, May 16th:

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE evening “Peak to Peak”, meet Dick & Lynette Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Avenue, just West of Buckley Rd. This evening, we’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks. Easy climbs. Ride pace is family oriented, helmets are required, dress for the weather, and remember to bring water, sunblock, etc.


Friday, May 17th:

10:00AM FUN PLUS-H2-30-NE Bike Friday Friday Ride Join Lise Neer (303-249-8621) at Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe (2216 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207) for a spin around town on your Bike Friday (or just ride your regular roadie if you don’t have a BF). We’ll start off this series going southbound on the Cherry Creek trail, out to the dam and maybe even around the reservoir, then retrace toward REI at Confluence Park. Option to ride farther north on the Platte and return via Sand Creek and Dahlia, for a total of ~30 miles. Email lisegneer@yahoo.com with any questions. Route may change without notice, so check https://www.meetup.com/Denver-BicycleTouring-Club/ for updates each week!


Saturday, May 18th:

9:00AM FUN PLUS-H2-35-SW Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Reynolds Landing (Santa Fe turn on Brewery Lane and go to end parking lot past the brewery) for a ride out to Morrison and back. We will take the Platte River greenway north to the Bear Creek trail, through Fox Hollow golf course through Bear Lake Park and into Morrison and have a coffee stop (coffee on DBTC). We will return on shoulder of Morrison Road to the Bear Lake trail to the Platte and back to the Landing. Optional lunch after at Angelos or Breckenridge Brewery.

10:00 AM, MTB, P2, T1.5, Spruce Mountain and Spruce Meadows. Meet Alison Preble (720-854-9923, ajbikes@yahoo.com) at the Spruce Meadows Trailhead on the west side of I-25 south of Larkspur. We will ride from the Spruce Meadows Trailhead to the Spruce Mountain trail system, all told, covering approximately 10 miles with 1,300 feet of elevation gain. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, there are easier and harder options within this trail system so come on out and play. The Greenland Trail is also next door. Parking lot picnic after the ride. To get to the trailhead, take I-25 south to the Greenland exit, 167. After exiting, go right on Greenland Road, which will curve to the south. Ahead, you will see an old mercantile storefront and the sign for the Greenland Open Space. Instead of going there, continue to follow the road as it bends to the right (now called Noe Road) and goes over the railroad tracks. After crossing the railroad tracks, you will see a large sign over the entry to the Spruce Meadows Trailhead parking lot on your left. We’ll meet in the southwest corner of the lot up near where the toilets are. Call or email with any questions.

11:00 AM Leisure Ride H1-10-SE Five Points Jazz Festival Meet Richard Gieseler (303.722.1475, rgizler@gmail.com) at Broadway Marketplace shopping center southwest of Broadway and Alameda. RTD has parking spaces south of Office Depot and east of Dollar Tree. We used them last summer with no incident. We’ll cruise some miles north on the South Platte River bikeway and back to the 29th and Welton celebration. Bring sunscreen, water, U-lock, lock cable, inner city traffic awareness, earplugs for loud street music, cash money in small bills and your music sensibilities. The security people may have some concerns about us carrying water or food. We can stick together and have lunch at the food trucks. Richard has attended the festival many years and enjoyed himself and the other attendees. Don’t hesitate to call him with questions and concerns.


Sunday, May 19th:

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-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, May 20th:

9:00 AM 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 22nd:

9:30 AM Leisure Ride H1-22-SE Meet Cathye Woody (720-530-3940) at the southern end of the parking lot of the First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden (just west of Colorado Blvd) and ride the Highline Canal Trail (hardpack gravel) to the Goodson Rec Center and back. Bring a snack for the ride and money for an optional lunch after the ride.


Thursday, May 23rd:

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE evening “Peak to Peak”, meet Dick & Lynette Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Avenue, just West of Buckley Rd. This evening, we’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks. Easy climbs. Ride pace is family oriented, helmets are required, dress for the weather, and remember to bring water, sunblock, etc.


Friday May 24th:

10:00AM FUN PLUS-H2-30-NE Bike Friday Friday Ride Join Lise Neer (303-249-8621) at Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe (2216 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207) for a spin around town on your Bike Friday (or just ride your regular roadie if you don’t have a BF). We’ll start off this series going southbound on the Cherry Creek trail, out to the dam and maybe even around the reservoir, then retrace toward REI at Confluence Park. Option to ride farther north on the Platte and return via Sand Creek and Dahlia, for a total of ~30 miles. Email lisegneer@yahoo.com with any questions. Route may change without notice, so check https://www.meetup.com/Denver-BicycleTouring-Club/ for updates each week!

8:00 AM FUN-H3-35.5-NW-+1592’. Triple “Crown” Treats! Meet ride leader, Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510), at Crown Hill Park in Wheat Ridge, 26th & Garland. Ride south to gain access to Clear Creek Trail (CCT) to Golden with possible Starbucks stop, then retrace north on bike path and Hwy 93 to 58th Ave. Connect to Ralston Creek Trail (RCT), over Blunn Reservoir, continue on RCT to CCT west to Pierce Street south to 26th Ave west and return to Crown Hill. Possible DQ stop (our reward!) near end of ride. 10-14 mph pace. Climbs with fun, earned downhills! Elev gain: +1592” Triple crowns include Wheat Ridge, Golden, Arvada. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29780981?privacy_ code=nzn0fNWQTCjWuQpQ 


12:00 PM FUN-H1/2-15to20 SW Meet at 12:00 P.M. just northeast of the Pedal Bike Shop in Littleton (2640 W Belleview Ave #100) for a ride to a local brewery. Will announce details on the ride a few days before on Meetup. Contact Ellen Chilikas at outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com with any questions. Must be ~50 degrees with dry pavement for the ride to be a go.ctive Members can click on this link to copy to portable device, then download before your ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29780981?privacy_code=nzn0fNWQTCjWuQpQ


Saturday, May 25th:

9:00AM FUN-H1-16-SE Join Tom and Carol Tobiassen (303-699-9260) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave. just West of Buckley Rd. for Bicycle Aurora’s season opening ride. We will ride out and around Cherry Creek State Park, mostly flat on concrete or asphalt with plenty of rest facilities.

11:00 AM, MTB, P2.5, T2.5, Alderfer/3 Sisters Park in Evergreen. THE LEADER: Dick Plastino (303-988-5359). THE RIDE: We ride most of the trails in the park, but only go part way up Evergreen Mountain and don’t do the loop at the top (fast riders can add it on). We also do an out and back on Dedesse which you can skip if you want to lower the technical down to a 2.0. DIRECTIONS: From the traffic signal in downtown Evergreen, go south on Hwy 73 one-third mile to the traffic signal at Buffalo Park Rd. Turn right and travel 2.3 miles to the upper gravel parking lot just past the yellow house on your right. You will pass by the lower paved lot with a sign designating the name of the park. Don’t park there - - continue up the hill. FOOD: Bring snacks and a chair for a parking lot picnic. NOTE: The parking lot will probably be full, so park along LeMasters Road. After the ride we can move our cars to the parking lot which should then be mostly empty. We’ll then gather for our picnic.


Sunday, May 26th:

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-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).

10:30 AM, MTB, P2-3, T2-3, Marshall Mesa and Doudy Draw. Join Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) to ride the Boulder County trails at Marshall Mesa and Doudy Draw. Meet at the trail head found at the intersection of Highways 93 and 170 (Eldorado Canyon). The trail head is at the southeast corner. The group will ride Marshall Mesa trails to the south, then cross Hwy 93 at the plateau stoplight, adventure into Doudy Draw, take the optional Springbrook Loop, then return via the Community Ditch trail and Hwy 93 underpass. Depending on trails selected, distance will be about 13-15 miles. Replenish your belly with a fine sandwich from Southern Sun Brewpub, about 3 miles north into Boulder at the Table Mesa Shopping Center.


Tuesday, May 28th:

10:30 AM, MTB, P1, T1.5, Flying J Ranch Park (Show’nGo) – Meet at the main trailhead (north lot). DIRECTIONS: From C-470 go south on US 285 approximately 12.5 miles to Aspen Park. Exit at Barkley Road and go left onto Barkley for a half-mile to County Road 73. Go right on County Road 73 for about three-fourths of a mile to the Flying J Ranch Park sign. Turn left into the park and travel a half-mile to the trailhead parking lot. POSTRIDE: Brooks Place Tavern in Aspen Park. Map and info: https://www.jeffco.us/1220/Flying-J-Ranch-Park .


Wednesday, May 29th:

9:00 AM FUN-H1-24 NW Linda’s Social Security Ride Meet LInda Wheeler (419-973-8282) at G”OLD” Strike Park (5500 W 56th Ave in Arvada) and head west on the Ralston Creek Trail eventually connecting to the Clear Creek Trail in G”OLD”en for a 24 mile loop. DBTC will provide cupcakes to celebrate in Golden.

9:30 AM Leisure Ride H1-15-20-SW Meet at Reynolds Landing (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 ride will be a Show N Go ride and will go in the direction decided by the participants on trails and/or streets.

5:45 PM FUN PLUS-H3-15-20 W The Hidden Gems of Golden - Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this new Golden adventure. We will meet at Lions Park at 10th and Maple in Golden and ride the Golden Circle and beyond to Heritage Park and other unexplored areas. The ride will be 15-20 miles as determined by the amount of remaining sunlight.


Thursday, May 30th:

6:00 PM FUN-H1-18-SE “Peak to Peak”, meet Dick & Lynette Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Avenue, just West of Buckley Rd. This evening, we’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks. Easy climbs.


Friday, May 31st:

10:00AM FUN PLUS-H2-30-NE Bike Friday Friday Ride Join Lise Neer (303-249-8621) at Cake Crumbs Bakery & Cafe (2216 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207) for a spin around town on your Bike Friday (or just ride your regular roadie if you don’t have a BF). We’ll start off this series going southbound on the Cherry Creek trail, out to the dam and maybe even around the reservoir, then retrace toward REI at Confluence Park. Option to ride farther north on the Platte and return via Sand Creek and Dahlia, for a total of ~30 miles. Email lisegneer@yahoo.com with any questions. Route may change without notice, so check https://www.meetup.com/Denver-BicycleTouring-Club/ for updates each week!

12:00 PM FUN-H1/2-15to20 SW Meet at 12:00 P.M. just northeast of the Pedal Bike Shop in Littleton (2640 W Belleview Ave #100) for a ride to a local brewery. Will announce details on the ride a few days before on Meetup. Contact Ellen Chilikas at outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com with any questions. Must be ~50 degrees with dry pavement for the ride to be a go.


Preview of coming attractions - see June for full schedule:

Saturday, June 1st:

10:00 AM, MTB, P3, T2.5, Pine Valley Ranch. Meet Bob Kochevar (303-870-6833) at the Pine Valley Ranch Trailhead parking lot for a ride of loops and ups and downs in the trees and used-to-be trees in this Jeffco open space park southwest of Denver. DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 285 (Hampden Avenue) south to Pine Junction. Turn left (southeast) onto Pine Valley Road (County Road 126) and travel approx. 6 miles on County Road 126, to entrance road to Pine Valley Ranch on your right. Follow the entrance road into to the park and parking lot (30400 Crystal Lake Road), about a one hour drive from central Denver). Ride start is at the west end of the lowest parking lot next to the restrooms. Parking lot picnic after ride. Please bring something to share and a camping chair if you have one.


Wednesday June 5:

9:30 AM Leisure H1-18-SW. LEE GULCH LOOP Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314 cell) at the Aspen Grove Shopping Center parking lot in the Southeast corner near Pier One (7301 S Santa Fe Drive, #710.). 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. Bring a snack, and money for lunch if you plan to join us.

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