NOVEMBER-DECEMBER RIDE & EVENT SCHEDULE

Fall/Winter Riding Guidelines

Weather: No snow or rain and above 40
Clothing: wear layers and bright colors over dark jackets

Other: bring water, repair items and a snack


Wednesday “Roses” Group

These hardy riders continue all winter. Wednesday’s “Roses” rides are 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM. “Roses” will meet when the temperature is 50 or above and trails are clear, for “Show and Go” rides from Reynolds Landing ( 1 mile north of Carson Nature Center, at the signal, turn west onto Brewery Lane, and go all the way past the Brewery to the end.) Riders attending will determine route. Bring a snack and money for lunch at a favorite restaurant after the ride. Questions? Call Melba Bouquet 720-493-0564. On sunny, calm days, we will ride when temps are in the high 40s or above. They use the DBTC Message Board to let you know if there is a ride each week.


Weekday Skiing with DBTC

Love to ski or would love to learn? Hate the crowds, the long lift lines, the I-70 traffic and the inflated ticket prices? Loveland is the place for you! This great classic ski area is the closest area to Denver at 57 miles from downtown Denver. DBTC has an active group of skiers who go to Loveland almost every week during the ski season. Discount tickets and passes are still on sale until November 20th at various Colorado events. Check out skiloveland.com and be ready for a great ski season with DBTC! Get on the COBicyclist email list to get weekly reminders of upcoming ski days. This is not a DBTC sponsored activity.

Stay in touch with your new DBTC friends this winter!

The email list is also used for impromptu winter rides, downhill ski trips to various Colorado ski areas, snowshoe, x country ski trips, overnight winter events, parties and more. To join go to dbtc.org and scroll down and click on the link for the Colorado Bicyclist Yahoo Group. DBTC members are free to invite others for their winter outings. Skiing is not a DBTC sponsored activity.



NOVEMBER RIDE SCHEDULE And Show-n-go Rides

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

FUN H2-20-S 10:30 a.m. Performance Pedal Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303- 725-1565) or matilda8@msn.com at Performance Bicycle Shop (358 S Colorado Blvd, Alameda and Colorado) for a ride on the South Platte Trail to Performance Bike Store in Westminster. The ride is mostly on paved bike paths, but some road riding on marked bike routes. Performance is offering all riders a 10% discount that day at the store. (Discount does not apply to bikes, service plans or membership). An optional lunch is a possibility. (If it’s 50 degrees or colder and/or rain, the ride will be canceled.)

“Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing


Saturday, Nov. 5th

Lin’s Birthday Rides -- 3 Ride choices from REI Suggested parking at City of Cuernavaca Park for 3 hours or less. (Directions to Parking: exit I-25 at 23rd Ave., drive past REI and continue north on Platte St about 5 blocks, under the overpass, to the parking lot.)


STAGE 1 FUN-H1-18-Central 9:00 AM Meet Lin Hark at REI South Deck FUN/Leisure morning riders will meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM start for the morning 18 miles. Hardy riders can brave the morning chill for a short brisk ride out and back North on the Platte River Trail to arrive at REI for a quick break before stage 2 at 11:00 AM.

STAGE 2 FUN-H1-20-Central 11:00 AM Meet Lin at REI Flagship Store’s sunny porch for the second stage of her birthday ride. Ride out and back on Cherry Creek Trail. Meet at REI no later than 11 AM.
LUNCH CELEBRATION 1:00-2:00 PM Lunch at Starbucks Meet your DBTC friends at REI hopefully out on the deck in the sunshine, but if the sun is not shining we can go inside Starbucks to warm up. If you aren’t riding anymore but just want to join the fun just come for lunch! Or do your own ride from home and meet at REI for lunch.

STAGE 3 FUN-H1-25-Central 2:00 PM Start with Lin from REI for the last leg going South on the Platte to Hudson Gardens and back. Riders who choose to do only the afternoon ride can come at 1 PM to join the group for lunch before riding the afternoon 25 miles (or turn around whenever you like). Bring layers of clothes, water, snacks, lunch to eat at REI at 1 PM (or you can buy a sandwich at Starbucks or Vitamin Cottage) a lock and money for lunch. No gifts; your presence will be Lin’s gift. This ride will go regardless of the temperature or trail conditions.


Sunday, Nov. 6th

(BONUS 2016 RIDING SEASON FINAL RIDE) FUN-H2-23-NW 10:00 AM BRAND SPANKING NEW ROUTE, HWY 36 PART 3: FAR EAST and the Hidden Gems of Westminster. Close out the 2016 biking season with this brand new route that is still being scouted at press time and is guaranteed to be an adventure (AND A FAREWELL SURPRISE FOR YOU TO CHERISH ALL WINTER!) Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at the SE corner of HWY 36 and 104th at the back side of the Quaker State and Lube Restaurant (10392 Reed Street, Westminster) by a hidden entrance to a hidden trail where the final adventure will begin (and end.) Possible final lunch at Quaker State and Lube will follow.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday that the temp is above 50, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show and Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles.


Wednesday, Nov. 9th

10:00 AM SW Bear Valley 

Let’s try one more time! FUN-H2-25 SW 10:00 AM 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 DBTC will buy us our morning latte 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 it is below 50 and nasty I’ll cancel.

“Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing 


Saturday, Nov. 12th 

11:30 AM Volunteer Recognition Lunch

10:00 AM SE South High School, E. Louisiana & S Franklin, near Wash Park 


Sunday, Nov. 13th 

Central 10:00 AM City of Cuenavaca Park

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday that the temp is above 50, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show and Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles.


Wednesday, Nov. 16th 

10:00 AM SE Corner of Orchard and Parker RD

“Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing


Saturday, Nov. 19th 

10:00 AM SE Corner of Orchard and Parker RD


Sunday, Nov. 20th 

10:00 AM SE Goodson Recreation, near S University Blvd and Arapahoe Rd

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday that the temp is above 50, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show and Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles.


Wednesday, Nov. 23rd 

10:00 AM SW Behind the tennis bubble @ Federal and Bowles 

“Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing


Thursday, Nov. 24th

Turkey Day Hunger Builder Ride FUN/INT H2-22-SW and & MTB T2 P2 10:00 AM Give yourself an excuse to eat more turkey and gravy! Meet your DBTC buddies at Jewell & Kipling (Old Performance Lakewood store; park away from the buildings) for a Calorie burning appetizer ride. We’ll cruise down Kipling, ride up MT Carbon, pass thru Bear Lake Park, and then grind into Red Rocks Park. After a break at the trading post, we’ll head to Dinosaur Ridge, Green Mtn/ Alameda to return to the start. We realize that many people have other plans for the day, so this ride will have limited stops and aim for a return to the start no later than 1 PM. This is now a Show-N-Go.


Friday, Nov. 25th 

Day after Thanksgiving Ride NW McDonald’s, NW corner of W 80th Ave & Wadsworth Blvd 


Saturday, Nov. 26th 

10:00 AM SE Village Greens Park, just east of Union and Dayton


Sunday, Nov. 27th 

10:00 AM NW Crown Hill Park, just east of 26th & Kipling

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday that the temp is above 50, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show and Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles.



DECEMBER RIDE SCHEDULE And Show-n-go Rides

Friday, Dec. 2nd

ROSES REUNION POTLUCK at Melba’s in Centennial. Time: 11:30 AM. All former and current Roses riders are invited. Please help by contacting anyone you know who fits the category and may not see this announcement. Call, text or e-mail Melba to let her know whether you plan to attend ASAP, at least by Nov. 25. I’ll give directions when I hear from you. 720-493-0564, Cell:303-549-6156, melbabo9@q.com.


Saturday, Dec 3rd 

11:00 AM SW Behind the tennis bubble @ Federal and Bowles Sunday, Dec 4th 11:00 AM SW Morrison PNR, NW corner of C470 and Morrison Rd

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday that the temp is above 50, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show and Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles.


Wednesday, Dec 7th 

11:00 AM SE Meet at Village Green parking lot by the Dam Road and E Union 

“Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing


Saturday, Dec 10th 

11:00 AM NW Prospect Park, W 44th Ave at Robb St


Sunday, Dec 11th

11:00 AM NW Scott Carpenter Park, SW corner of 30th & Arapahoe in Boulder

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday that the temp is above 50, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show and Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles.


Wednesday, Dec 14th 

11:00 AM SE Village Green parking lot by the Dam Road and E Union Ave. “Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing


Saturday, Dec 17th 

11:00 AM SW Carson Nature Center, (N on So Platte Parkway, West of Mineral and Santa Fe) Sunday, Dec 18th 11:00 AM SE Cherry Creek HS, SE corner of Union and Dayton

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday that the temp is above 50, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show and Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles.


Wednesday, Dec 21st 

11:00 AM SE Corner of Orchard and Parker Rd
“Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing


Saturday, Dec 26th 

11:00 AM NW Westminster Mall, southeast corner of W 92nd Ave & Harlan St Saturday, Dec 24th 11:00 AM SE Cherry Creek HS, SE corner of Union and Dayton


Wednesday, Dec 28th 

11:00 AM SE Village Greens Park, just east of Union and Dayton

“Roses” 15-20, SW, 11:00 AM Show and Go from Reynolds Landing


New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017 

12:00 Noon SW Frozen Water Bottle Ride from The Breckenridge Brewery 

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