Saturday, September 30th 

9:00 AM FUN/INT-H2-25 SE Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Eisenhower Park (southeast corner Dartmouth and Colorado Blvd at the rec center) and we will ride out to Cherry Creek reservoir on roads through the Denver Tech center, loop the reservoir, and return on the Cherry Creek bike path to Cook Park and meander our way on bike friendly neighborhood streets back to the start. Optional lunch after. 


Sunday, October 1st 

9:30 AM FUN/INT-H3-25 NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for the award winning Tour De Boulder that includes an amazing JUGGLING and Magic presentation. The ride will concentrate on the Boulder Creek, Skunk Creek and Bear Creek paths that are pretty flat but we will also take Boulder Creek a little ways up into the foothills (those who hate climbing can wait at the park). The adventure begins at the parking lot near the jungle gym rocket at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder at the SW corner of 30th ST and Arapahoe Avenue. This year the first 100 attendees get to ride for free!!! 

10:00 AM FUN-H2-29-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. Today we will add 3 or 4 miles to view the South Platte River Run surfing area. (Our route may be modified if there are trail closures for C-470 construction.) Optional lunch afterward at Merle’s Restaurant on Main Street, within 3 blocks of the starting location.


Tuesday Evening, October 3rd 

5:15 PM FUN-H2-10-NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this short, BONUS EVENING RIDE, THE HIDDEN GEMS OF ROCK CREEK!!! This ride takes us on a tour of the beautiful trails of Interlocken and Rock Creek. Let’s meet at Rock Creek village which is centrally located in Superior at the NW corner of Coalton and Rock Creek Parkway (Address is 1601 Coalton Road Superior, CO. 80027.) 


Wednesday, October 4th 

10:00 AM FUN/INT-H2-25to30-SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) behind the tennis bubble at W Bowles and S Federal ride into Ken Caryl and over the hog back. The scenery is a beautiful on the downhill then we’ll come back through Chatfield. Lunch afterwards is in downtown Littleton. (Ride cancelled if below 50) 

10:30 AM Leisure/“Roses” Ride H5-20 SW Show and Go - 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. 

3:00 PM INT-H1/2-20-SW Meet Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@ yahoo.com) at Riverside Downs Park (2600 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80123 – park on the far east end of the parking lot close to the river, across from the 24 Hour Fitness; this is also near the Pedal Bike Shop). This is another BREWERY RIDE! Please arrive early (by 2:45pm), since we will leave at 3 p.m. sharp. The ride may be on either paved or unpaved trails like the Highline Canal and will up to 20 miles round trip. Ellen will send out details of the ride via the list server once we get closer to the date. The ride will be at a brisk pace of at least 12 mph, so please make sure you can keep up. No maps, we will ride together as a group.

 

Saturday, October 7th 

Fall Century and Picnic at Lyons Park in Golden 

7:30 AM INT-H2-67 NW Now that it has cooled off, let’s start the fall off right with the METRIC CENTURY 2017 EXPERIENCE!!! Look for Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at Lions Park in Golden! We will ride through Colo. School of Mines to Hwy. 93 & 19th St. to C-470 trail to Chatfield Reservoir to the Platte River trail, north to Clear Creek Trail and back to Golden Lions Park. Strategic breaks will be located throughout the ride with primary stops at Hudson Gardens and REI.

10:00 AM FUN-H2-25 NW – Meet John Klever and come ride the beautiful trails around Golden. We won’t go as far as the metric century riders. There is even a Farmers Market you can take advantage of, lead a ride and enjoy a picnic. What a combo! Everyone else, come and enjoy this October ride and picnic.

10:45 AM Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-12-18 NW – Jill McMahon (303-888-0314 cell) will lead a ROSES level ride which will start at 10:45 am and go east out and back on the Clear Creek Trail - probably to Prospect Park (about 12 miles round trip) although we could go further depending on the wishes of the group. 

10:30 AM - A “Show & Go” Mountain Bike ride will also start at 10:30 am to North Table Mesa area.


Sunday, October 8th 

9:30 AM FUN/INT-H2-23-NW– Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE HIDDEN GEMS OF ARVADA. We have all experienced the traditional Arvada classics trails of Ralston Creek, Clear Creek, and Van Bibber. Check out this new route instead that explores the Pomona Lakes, the Arvada Fire Fighter’s Park and other forgotten areas and is guaranteed to be an adventure! Meet at the SE corner of HWY 36 and Church Ranch (104th) at the back side of the Quaker State and Lube Restaurant (10392 Reed St., Westminster, CO) by a hidden entrance to a hidden trail where the adventure will begin (and end). Possible lunch at Quaker State and Lube will follow.


Wednesday, October 11th 

10:00 AM FUN-H2-20-NW – Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride to Wash Park. We will ride east on 26th Ave around the north side of Sloans Lake to 23rd Ave down to the Cherry Creek Trail. We will take the trail to Wash Park. After riding around the park and taking a break, we will return riding around the south side of Sloans Lake to 20th Ave before returning to the start. (Ride cancelled if temperature below 50 degrees at start time). 

10:30 AM Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-15-20 SE – Meet Harold Deist (303-906-4305), on Bronco’s Parkway between Jordan and Parker Rds. for a ride on the Cherry Creek Trail. We will go North, to experience the new route under Arapahoe Rd., then South for a total of 15-20 miles, depending on wishes of the group. Bring a snack, and money for lunch at a favorite eatery after the ride. 


Friday, October 13th 

3:00 PM INT-H1/2-20-SW – Lucky Friday the 13th Brewery Ride Meet Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@ yahoo.com) at Riverside Downs Park (2600 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80123 – park on the far east end of the parking lot close to the river, across from the 24 Hour Fitness; this is also near the Pedal Bike Shop). This is another BREWERY RIDE! Please arrive early (by 2:45pm), since we will leave at 3 p.m. sharp. The ride may be on either paved or unpaved trails like the Highline Canal and will up to 20 miles round trip. Ellen will send out details of the ride via the list server once we get closer to the date. The ride will be at a brisk pace of at least 12 mph, so please make sure you can keep up. No maps, we will ride together as a group. End of season. 


Saturday, October 14th 

11:00 AM FUN-H2-22-SE End of Season Ride Meet Dick Shelton at Treads Bicycle Outfitters for an end of season ride from Treads to Arapahoe Road Bridge and include a loop around Cherry Creek reservoir, finishing at the Peak To Peak Brewery next door to Treads. Approximately 22 miles. Join us for pizza and a pint after the ride! 


Sunday, October 15th 

10:00 AM FUN-H2-25-NW NEW & IMPROVED WESTMINSTER CLASSIC. Meet Jeff Krinsky (720373-9107) 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. 


Wednesday, October 18th 

9:30 AM 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.

10:00 AM FUN-H2-25-NW Show-and-go mystery ride. Meet at Prospect Park (44th & Robb St) for a ride in the Golden/northwest Arvada area. If Merri Bruntz is there, she will gladly lead a ride over the Arvada Reservoir. If not, then the group will decide the route.

 

Saturday, October 21st 

10:00 AM Show and Go from the tennis bubble at Federal and Bowles (just west of Santa Fe). Distance and pace determined by the riders. 


Sunday, October 22nd 

Cake Crumbs RIDE!!! Watch for details on MeetUp. Meet at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee Shop at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. 


Wednesday, October 25th 

10:00 AM FUN-H2/H3-25 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 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. (Ride cancelled if below 50). 

10:30 AM Leisure/”Roses” H1-17-SW Meet Cathye Woody (303-781-1164 h, 720-530-3940 c) at the Broken Tee Golf Course (2101 W. Oxford Ave, Sheridan) at the far west end of the parking lot. We will ride approximately 11 miles on the Platte River Trail and the Bear Creek Trail to Fox Hollow Golf Course, and then return the same way, an out and back ride. Bring a snack and money for an optional restaurant lunch at Panera in nearby River Point shopping area. 


Saturday, October 28th 

10:00 AM FUN/INT-H2to3-20-SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at the Sheridan Public Library Parking lot - 3425 W Oxford Ave. We’ll check out all the new houses in Bow Mar area and go to Bowles Lake, 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. 


Sunday, October 29th 

10:00 AM FUN-H2-22-NW Scary Halloween Graveyard ride, meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at Arvada park and ride, NW corner of Wadsworth Blvd and 55th. Jeff will lead a scary tour of old Arvada graveyards. Costumes are welcome but not required. There will be a ghoulish lunch afterwards for those who survive this haunting experience! 


Saturday, November 4th 


Lin’s Birthday Rides -- 3 Ride choices from REI. Suggested parking at City of Cuernavaca Park for 3 hours or less, REI overflow lot south of the store, or the Downtown Aquarium pay lot. (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.) 

9:15 AM STAGE 1 Leisure-H1-18-Central Meet Lin Hark at REI’s South Deck FUN/Leisure morning riders will meet at 9:15 AM sharp for the morning 18 miles. 

9:15 AM STAGE 1 FUN-H1-25-Central Hardy riders can brave the morning chill for a short brisk ride north to South Platte River Park on 88th and back on the South Platte trail to arrive at REI for a quick break before stage 2 at 11:15 AM. 

11:15 AM STAGE 2 FUN /Leisure -H1-16-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. Meet at REI no later than 11 : 15 AM. 

11:15 AM STAGE 2 FUN /FUN -H1-20-Central Meet Jeff Krinsky at the REI Flagship Store’s sunny porch for the second stage of the birthday ride at a little faster pace. Ride out and back on Cherry Creek Trail. Meet the group for a snack at the Cook Park Rec Center

1:15-2:15 PM LUNCH CELEBRATION Lunch at Starbucks Meet your DBTC friends at REI 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-H1-25-Central 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 1:15 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 (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. Note: The miles don’t add up because Lin will be riding to and from the ride herself


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