NOV/DEC 2020 DBTC Ride Schedule


Monday November 2nd

10:00AM FUN-H2-20-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill (26th & Garrison) for a ride to Wash Park. We will ride through neighborhoods to the Cherry Creek Trail, which we will take to Wash Park. After riding around the Park and taking a break, we will return via the same route. Bring a sack lunch for a social distance picnic in the park afterwards.


Tuesday November 3rd - Election Day Ride

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H3-24-NW (Elevation Gain = 1207 feet) – Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE GREAT TOTEM POLE RIDE AKA 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). This ride is now 99.99% on paved trails.


Wednesday, November 4th

10:00 AM FUN-H2/H3 +/- 20 SW Meet Susie Frakes (303 910-8206) behind the 7 -11 store on the South East corner of Garrison and Ken Caryl Ave. There is a big parking lot just to the south of the 7-11 Store. We’ll head West on Ken Caryl, go through some neighborhoods then through the Ken Caryl Valley to Deer Creek Canyon Rd., cross Wadsworth and go into Chatfield Reservoir part way up the dam and then catch the C-470 trail to the west, through more neighborhoods, another section of C-470 trail, more neighborhoods and then back to Susie’s house for a picnic lunch under the big shady maple in her backyard. Bring some food to eat for lunch or purchase a sandwich at the 7-11. If it is below 50 and/or windy, contact Susie to see if the ride will be a go. It will become a show and go.

11 AM MTB T1, P2, approx. 13 miles, 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 of the trails are smooth single track with no rocky areas, just lots of twists and turns and a few short climbs. We will meet at Pronghorn Park in Highlands Ranch. Go south on Broadway to Wildcat Reserve Pkwy.  Go right (West) 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 chair and snack for after the ride.


Friday, November 6th

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-18/23-NW- Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE SPACE, TIME, 9/11 RIDE or THE HIDDEN GEMS OF BROOMFIELD one more time! This adventure begins near the SE corner of Sheridan and 120th at the new Whole Foods in Westminster (1/2 mile east of Sheridan at Vrain and 120th.) (4451 Main Street 303-439-7000) We will take secret trails around Broomfield and Westminster 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.) Possible lunch afterwards at Whole Foods.


Saturday, November 7th - Lin’s Annual Birthday Ride in Kilometers

Lin’s Birthday Rides -- 3 Ride choices from Confluence Park.
Note: Lin rides at a Leisure pace (8-10 mph) but faster riders are free to go ahead at any point in the ride.

9:00 AM STAGE 1 FUN/LEISURE-H1-14-Central Meet Lin Hark at REI’s South Deck FUN/Leisure morning riders will meet at 9:00 AM sharp for the morning 14 miles. Hardy riders can brave the morning chill for a short ride north to Sand Creek and back on the South Platte and Sand Creek Trails to arrive at REI for a quick break before stage 2 at 10:45 AM.

10:45 AM STAGE 2 FUN/LEISURE-H1-18-Central Meet Lin at the REI Flagship Store’s sunny porch for the second stage of her birthday ride. Ride out and back on Cherry Creek Trail to Cook Park Rec Center and back. Meet at REI no later than 10:45 AM.

1:15-2:15 PM LUNCH CELEBRATION Lunch at Starbucks- Meet your DBTC friends IN PAIRS, hopefully out on the deck in the sunshine, but if the sun’s not shining we can go inside Starbucks to warm up. If you’re not 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.

2:15 PM STAGE 3 FUN/LEISURE-H1-13-Central Start with Lin from REI for the last leg going South on the Platte to Grant-Frontier Park and back. Riders who choose to do only the afternoon ride can come at 1:15 PM to join the group for lunch before riding the afternoon 13 miles (or turn around whenever you like). Bring layers of clothes, water, snacks, lunch to eat at REI (or you can buy a sandwich at Starbucks) 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. Note: The miles don’t add up because Lin will be riding her age in Kilometers this year.


Monday November 9th

10:00AM FUN-H2-20-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Prospect Park (44th & Robb) for a ride east on the Clear Creek Trail to Twin Lakes Park. After a break, we will return via the same route for a social distance picnic afterwards.


Wednesday, November 11th

We will reschedule for next spring:

CANCELLED - 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 complements of DBTC to celebrate the end of the scheduled ride season and then loop back to Bear Valley. It is a beautiful ride and we get to have a wonderful downhill back to Bear Valley. We can have a picnic in the park if it is warm enough. Weather permitting - check with the leader if it is cold or windy.


Friday, November 13th - NEW RIDE

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-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.


Monday November 16th

10:00AM FUN-H2-20-SW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at the Tennis Bubble (Federal & Bowles) for a ride north on the South Platte Trail to REI. After a break we will return via the same route for a social distance picnic afterwards.


Wednesday, November 18th

10:00 AM FUN-H1-25 miles. Meet Patsy Venema (720.934.3498) at Twin Lakes Parks, 300 West 70th (just west of 70th and Broadway). Ride east along Clear Creek and then north along the Platte River to Riverdale Regional Park where we will take a snack and rest. Then return on the same all paved bike trail back to Twin Lakes Park for a social distance picnic lunch if the weather is inviting!


Monday November 23rd

1:00PM (was10:00AM) FUN-H2-20-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Anderson Park (44th & Field) for a ride west on the Clear Creek Trail to Parfet Park in Golden. After a break we will return via the same route for a social distance picnic in the park afterwards.


Wednesday, November 25th Coming soon?


5 inches of snow thru noon - no way the trails will be clear by tomorrow. Sorry - ride cancelled:

11:00 AM-FUN-H2-25 Patty Gaspar will meet the group at McDonalds on Dartmouth and Sheridan. We will take a combination of paved bike paths, road and Highline Canal gravel path to the Tech Center then we will enjoy a great downhill back to Bear Valley.


Monday November 30th - NEW RIDE!!!

1:00PM FUN-H2-20-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill (26th & Garrison) for a ride to Wash Park.  We will ride through neighborhoods to the Cherry Creek Trail, which we will take to Wash Park.  After riding around the park and taking a break, we will return via the same route.


December Ride Schedule

Watch MeetUp for additional rides. We encourage you to post additional rides.


Wednesday, December 2nd

11:00 AM LEISURE-H1-15-20 SW - Show N Go meeting at Reynold’s Landing 6745 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, west on Brewery Lane to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right.


Friday, Dec 4th - NEW RIDE!!!

11:00 Fun-H-1 30 Miles N. Meet Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674) cell at Twin Lakes Park, 300 West 70th (just west of Broadway). Ride east along Clear Creek and then north along The South Platte River to Veterans Park in Brighton. Then return the same way.


Sunday, December 6th

11:00 AM FUN H2-20+ NE Show N Go. Each Sunday that the temp is forecast above 50 and the roads and paths are dry, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show N Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 20 to 30 miles.


Mon, December 7th - NEW RIDE!!!

1:00PM FUN-H2-20-SW. Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Reynolds Landing parking lot (6745 S. Santa Fe Dr).  We will ride south on the South Platte Trail to Chatfield State Park where we will ride to the marina via trails and road.  After a break we will return via the same route.


Wednesday, December 9th

11:00 AM LEISURE-H1-15-20 SW - Show N Go meeting at Reynold’s Landing 6745 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, west on Brewery Lane to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right.

1:00 pm FUN-17-H2-SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at the Tennis Bubble (S. Federal and Bowles) to ride the Platte to C-470 east (there is a nasty hill at Santa Fe) to Clarkson and enjoy rolling hills and then back down Big Dry Creek Trail. It should be up over 60!


Saturday, December 12th
11:00 AM NW 
Show N Go Meet at Prospect Park, W 44th Ave at Robb St., Wheatridge. Ride to be determined-


Sunday, December 13th

11:00 AM FUN-H2-20-30-NE Show N Go. Each Sunday that the temp is forecast above 50 and the roads and paths are dry, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show N Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 20 to 30 miles.


Wednesday, December 16th

11:00 AM LEISURE-H1-15-20 SW - Show N Go meeting at Reynold’s Landing 6745 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, west on Brewery Lane to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right.


Saturday, December 19th
11:00 AM NW 
Show N Go Meet at Prospect Park, W 44th Ave at Robb St., Wheatridge. Ride to be determined-


Sunday, December 20th

11:00 AM FUN-H2-20-30-NE Show N Go. Each Sunday that the temp is forecast above 50 and the roads and paths are dry, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show N Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 20 to 30 miles.


Wednesday, December 23rd

11:00 AM LEISURE-H1-15-20 SW - Show N Go meeting at Reynold’s Landing 6745 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, west on Brewery Lane to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right.


Saturday, December 26th
11:00 AM NW 
Show N Go BOXING DAY RIDE. Meet at Prospect Park, W 44th Ave at Robb St., Wheatridge.


Sunday, December 27th

10:30 AM FUN-H2-20-30-NE Show N Go. Each Sunday that the temp is forecast above 50 and the roads and paths are dry, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be Show N Go. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 20 to 30 miles.

New Year’s Day – someone want to put a MeetUp ride together?




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