OCTOBER 2020 DBTC Ride Schedule


Thursday, October 1st

9:00 AM FUN PLUS–H3–23-NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) - TAKE A NEW TWIST THIS TIME AND TURN ON TO THIS TOP-NOTCH TWISTY TRAIL AND TITILLATING TONGUE-TWISTER TOUR!!!  (Elevation Gain = 1225 feet) Bring your favorite tongue twisters or listen to others as we travel around the twisty turns of Superior, Boulder, and Louisville (with a few roads mixed in a required.) This ride twist 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! Meet at the Safeway at the Rock Creek Village Shopping Center in Superior. 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.) Layers of likeable and laughable lunch options will be loudly and loosely laid out and locked in later…luckily!


Friday, October 2nd

9:30 AM Leisure H1/H2-17ish-NW Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell day of ride 303-906-3163) at EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park near 1-25 and 120th for a scenic ride on the Farmer's Highline and Big Dry Creek bike paths towards Standley Lake and back. (Directions to EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park from I-25 and 120th: East on 120th 1-2 streets to Grant, South on Grant 1/4-1/2 mile to park, and meet in the parking lot on the south side of the lake.)  Bring a lunch and join us to eat afterwards at the shelter.


Sunday, October 4th

9:30 AM FUN–H2–21-Downtown Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Free Beverage Fall Ride. The meeting place has been changed to the front of the REI Starbucks. (We normally can park for free at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (23rd Ave Exit from I25, go down the hill, drive by the REI Superstore going NE, cross 15th St and keep going till you see the parking lot directly in front of you)  HOWEVER the parking lot may still be closed so the official meeting place has been changed to the REI Starbucks. This is a fantastic ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path to the 4 Mile Historic House and beyond towards the Cherry Creek Reservoir and back. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders at the socially distancing break on the return voyage at the REI Starbucks.


Monday, October 5th

9:30 AM FUN-H3-28-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Prospect Park (44th & Robb St) for a ride west on the Clear Creek Trail to Easley Rd.  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 for a social distancing picnic afterwards.

4:00 PM, MTB, P2, T2, Green Mountain – Show’nGo.   The folks who show up decide what to ride.   Meet near the restroom at the west trailhead for Green Mountain.  THE DIRECTIONS: Go west on Alameda over C-470 then right on Rooney Road. The parking area will be on the right.  The address is 1000 S. Rooney Road, Lakewood, CO 80228.   POST-RIDE:  Riders choose.  Perhaps the new Red Rocks Beer Garden in Morrison? 


Tuesday, October 6th

10:30 AM, MTB, P1.5-P4, T2, NORTH FORK TRAIL  JEFF BAYSINGER This is an MTB ride on the 9 mile long North Fork Trail. North Fork Trail is part of the Jefferson County Open Space system, Reynolds Park. The main ride described here will start from the main Reynolds Park trailhead parking lot. Riders will start at that lot and take the trail past the campground, find the North Fork Trail, ascend about 400' in about 1 mile and descend 1500' in about 8 miles. North Fork Trail ends at the South Platte River. Riders will then ride the river road for about 5 miles to the Reynolds Gulch road intersection, then ride about 4 miles up that paved road back to the parking lot. This loop ride is rated P3-T2.

Alternative 1 - Since there are always thoughts for alternatives, riders can return the same way they came. That is, riding back up the North Fork Trail from the river. That extra punishing ride is rated P4-T2.

Alternative Z - There are some who just want a ride on the North Fork Trail and a shuttle back to the parking lot. This easier ride would be rated P1.5-T2. Those wishing a shuttle should make a comment and see who else may be interested in a shuttle. Shuttle riders will need to meet in the lot, take a vehicle (or as many needed) down to the South Platte River, drop a car off, then return in another car. The vehicle left at the South Platte must be capable of holding bikes for the return trip to the lot.

As with all dirt trail rides, this is weather permitting. A few days before this event, a weather forecast will be provided in the comments.

A link for Reynolds Park is below.

https://www.jeffco.us/1429/Reynolds-Park

Please bring and use masks and hand sanitizer. Go to the link above for a map, info, and Covid-19 advisories.


Wednesday, October 7th

10:00 AM FUN-H2-23 SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) behind the McDonald’s at Sheridan and Hampden. We’ll head west but we will avoid going over the dam by heading up Kipling then over to C470 trail. There is a great downhill back to Lowell and Bear Valley. We’ll have a picnic in Bear Valley.

Meet 09:00 AM, Roll 09:15 AM  FUN+-H2/3-25-W-+1370' elev.  “Looney Rooney Loop Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Crown Hill Park, 26th & Garland in Wheat Ridge, for this ambitious leg-burner, heart-pumping LOOP ride.  Pedal west thru neighborhoods to the Golden area where we'll ride Rooney Road to the Dinosaur Cut and into Morrison.  Enter Bear Creek Park and ride Kumpfmiller Road thru to Morrison Road to Estes/Garrison north to our start.  Bring masks for rest stops/social distancing. Limit 7 riders, including leader.  Register via TEXT to leader by October 6.   Ride will not go if it is rainy or snowy(!) or the forecast is for rain (or snow!) in the morning; call the leader if in doubt.  Here's your Club RWGPS to check out the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29203827?privacy_code=6elDG8JyaHFkjhjM  

 

Saturday, October 10th

CARAMEL APPLE RIDES (6 RIDES TO CHOOSE FROM)

REGISTER FOR FREE LUNCH HERE => FALL 2020 CARAMEL APPLE RIDES and LUNCH

Clement Park Directions:  At W Bowles Ave & W Long Dr traffic light in Littleton, turn south into Clement Park at the library entrance (Columbine Library) and continue to the first large parking lot- the West Lot (don't park in the Library parking lot). Lunch will be at Shelter M at the top of the knoll.  Library address is 7706 W Bowles Ave. See Clement Park Map on the last page of the October newsletter.  (Lunch is $10 for non DBTC members)

7:00 AM FUN PLUS H2 (Around 62.13 miles) S METRIC CENTURY!  Jeff Krinsky -  Start the fall off right with the METRIC CENTURY 2020 EXPERIENCE!!! From the meeting place at Clement Park we will work our way east to the Platte River Trail. We will then head north and break at REI.  From there we will continue north to the Clear Creek Trail which we will take west into Golden. After a Golden break we will take the C-470 Trail south until we can work our way back to Clement Park for our well earned picnic.

Meet 08:00 AM, Roll 08:15 AM FUN PLUS-H2/3-35-+1900’ elev. “Pumpkins, Parks, & Picnic Ride”   Join Marilyn Choske for this rambler ride beginning from Clement Park:  Leader’s car is a red Kia Sportage with a bike rack.  From the parking lot, ride north and west along pathways, roadways, even occasional and unavoidable sidewalks and prepare to climb Mt. Carbon in Bear Creek Park.  Tag the top and head south to Ken Caryl/South Valley area, then around to Chatfield.  Access C-470 bikepath to Platte River and go north.  Zigzag thru neighborhoods and bike-friendly streets as we make our way back to Clement Park.  Did I mention Parks? We’ll ride near/thru: Bear Creek State, South Valley, Hildebrand Ranch, Chatfield State, Weaver, and Leawood Parks--not to mention being nearby others, including “bark parks!”  Did I mention Pumpkins?  DBTC-ers can enjoy fresh-baked “real” pumpkin cookies at the Picnic!  Bring masks for rest stops/social distancing. Limit 10 riders, including leader.  Register via TEXT to the leader by October 9.   Ride will not go if it is rainy or forecast is for rain in the morning; call the leader if in doubt. 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-25-S. CLEMENT PARK LOOP. Meet Helen Berkman (720-355-5687) in the West Parking Lot - look for a blue Prius. The Clement Park  Loop is west along Lily Gulch Trail out to C-470, then on C-470 Trail  south and east to the Platte River Greenway, returning to Clement Park via the  Columbine Valley neighborhood.

10:00 AM (was 9:00 AM), MTB, P2, T2, South Valley Park – Show’nGo.  Meet at the South Valley North Trailhead for a ride on the trails of South Valley Park and the South Hogback Open Space.  Please use Meetup to RSVP.  Info about the park can be found at https://www.jeffco.us/1431/South-Valley-Park .  THE 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 the 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.   POST-RIDE:  Join the DBTC roadies at Clement Park for the Caramel Apple Lunch.  

10:00 AM FUN-H1-20-25-SW, Join Patsy Venema for a pleasant ride south and east along the Dutch Creek Trail and Platte Canyon Road and then we will loop back. Mostly paths or low traffic streets. Meet in the West parking lot (nearest Shelter M).

10:30 AM Leisure H2-18-SE Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell day of ride: 303-906-3163) at Clement Park picnic Shelter M for a ride up the Lily Gulch Trail, partway down the Dutch Creek trail, up a hill through Columbine neighborhoods to the Massey Draw trail, over to the Platte River trail, back to Columbine Golf course and then to Clement Park.  Afterwards, lunch will be provided by the club.


Monday, October 12th

10:00AM FUN-H2-25-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill (26th & Garrison) for a ride north to the Clear Creek Trail which we will take east to the South Platte Trail.  We will then ride south to REI for a break and then return via neighborhoods in the Highlands and Wheat Ridge.  Bring a sack lunch for a social distance picnic afterwards.

4:00 PM FUN PLUS H1. around 15 miles :  Meet Suzanne Carter  (equinelites@aol.com) 720-480-6521 At the FOX HOLLOW GOLF COURSE  13410 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood, CO 80228 (MEET AT THE STATUE OF THE LITTLE GOLFER IN FRONT OF THE RESTAURANT) . We will do an out and back, riding east on the Bear Creek Trail for about 7 or 8 miles along a really fun trail that is next to Bear Creek, and then head back to the restaurant for a beer on the deck!


Tuesday, October 13th

THIS RIDE HAS BEEN POSTPONED...10:00 AM, MTB, P2-3, T2, Buffalo Creek.  Show and Go for a ride on the Gashouse, Charlie's Cutoff and Sandy Wash trails. The ride will be approx. 16 miles with some extended climbing and a few rocky downhill areas.  Meet at the Buffalo Creek parking lot (18268 S Buffalo Creek Rd, Pine, CO 80470.) THE DIRECTIONS: Go west on Hwy 285 past Conifer to Pine Valley Road. Go south on Pine Valley Road to the town of Pine. From Pine continue south about 3 miles to the turnoff, on the right, for the Buffalo Creek parking lot.  THE FOOD: Bring snacks, drinks and chairs for after the ride.


Wednesday, October 14th

10:00 AM FUN-H1-20-25 miles, SW. Meet Patsy Venema at Eisenhower Park, 4300 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver. Ride east and back on this paved section of the Highline Canal. If you want to bring a packed lunch, we can eat in the park afterwards.

9:00 AM FUN+-H2/3-30-W-1500' elev gain. “Fun Blunn Run”  Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510), at Anderson Park, W. 44th Ave & Field St, Wheat Ridge; park in first parking lot on the left.  Enjoy Clear Creek, Van Bibber, Blunn, and Ralston Creek Trails on this fun ride!  Limit 7 Riders, including leader.  Bring masks for rest stops/social distancing.  Register via text to the leader by October 13.  Ride will not go if it is rainy or forecast is for rain in the morning; call the leader if in doubt.  Your Club RWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27543899?privacy_code=NM70FbMCRoZfVxeR


Thursday, October 15th

9:00 AM FUN H2-20ish miles NW Meet Bob Svenson at the west Westminster ball fields parking lot on Church Ranch Blvd./ 104th Ave near Westin Hotel -Hwy. 36. Another way is north to 104th left to parking lot. (near Westy.  rec center).  Route: Big Dry Creek to Thornton Farmer's Canal, Signal Ditch and loop back with a downhill near the finish.  Bring usual water and mask.  Cell number 720-331-5169.


Friday, October 16

10:00 AM Leisure H1/H2-15to20-SW. Join Sue Walters, 720 989-4904 (cell) at the Fox Hollow golf course parking lot, 13410 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood for a ride on the Bear Creek Trail. Based on the desires of the group, we may ride east and/or west. Bring a snack. Afterwards, we plan to have a socially distanced lunch on the patio at The Fox Den ( “The Den at Fox Hollow Restaurant”)


Saturday, October 17th

10:00 AM FUN-H3-20-SW – Amazing Maze Ride Meet Jeff Messerschmidt (303-904-0573, leave message) at the Stone House, 2900 S. Estes, Lakewood, and cycle west through Lakewood and Morrison, then south and east through unincorporated South JEFFCO


Monday, October 19th

Meet 9:00 AM; Depart 9:20 AM FUN-H2-25-NW-984' elev gain. “Arvada Arrowhead Loop” .  Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) for this nice, leisurely-paced ride, at Anderson Park, W. 44th  Ave. & Field St.  Turn left into the first parking lot.  Ride Clear Creek Trail west to turn off and go north to Standley Lake.  We'll pass ESE thru neighborhoods and near lakes & waterways via roads and bike paths to Clear Creek Trail, then return WSW to Anderson Park  See some new areas of Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Westminster, & Denver!  We'll make a Starbucks beverage stop, compliments of DBTC, en route.  Bring masks for rest stops/social distancing. Limit 8 riders, including leader.  Register via TEXT to leader by October 18.  Ride will not go if it is rainy or forecast is for rain in the morning; call the leader if in doubt.

10:00AM FUN-H2-25-SW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Foxhollow Golf Course (west of Kipling on Morrison Rd) for a ride east on the Bear Creek Trail to the South Platte Trail where we will ride to Hudson Gardens for a break.  We will return via the same route.  Lunch at the Foxhollow Den afterwards.


Tuesday, October 20th

11:00 AM (was 10:00 AM), MTB, P2, T3, Dakota Ridge.  Meet Steve Thomas (303-419-2531) for a ride on the Zorro, Dakota Ridge and Red Rocks trails. The ride will be approx. 8 miles with some rocky climbing and some hike-a-bike areas.  Meet at the Green Mountain parking lot off Rooney Road.  THE DIRECTIONS: Go west on Alameda over C-470 then right on Rooney Road. The parking area will be on the right.  The address is 1000 S. Rooney Road, Lakewood, CO 80228.  THE FOOD: Bring snacks, drinks and chairs for after the ride.


Wednesday, October 21st

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-30 N (774 feet of elevation gain) – THE HIDDEN GEMS OF THORNTON!!! Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this brand new Hidden Gems adventure around Thornton and other nearby areas highlighted by Clear Creek, Platte River (including the infamous Thornton Ponds,) backwards on the Highline Canal, HWY 36 Trail, and Little Dry Creek. To do this loop right we need to go 30 miles but it will be well worth the effort! We will meet at Twin Lakes Park (west of Broadway on 70th Ave). Bring food for a post-ride picnic lunch at beautiful Twin Lakes Park.


Thursday, October 22nd

10:00 AM Leisure H1-18ish-NE Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) for a ride on the Platte River and Grange Hall trails.  Meet at the Elaine Valente open space parking lot near 104th and US 85 (directions: from 104th and I-25, go east for about 4 miles).  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.


Friday, October 23rd

Marilyn Choske will announce a ride by the weekly ride blast and MeetUp the week before - stay tuned.

Meet 9:00AM; Roll 9:15AM  FUN+-H2-31-NW/S-1573' elev gain.  "Whistle-Stop Wheels & Rails Ride"  Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Crown Hill Park, 26th & Garland in Wheat Ridge, for this "reverse-C"-shaped RIDE as we pedal from NW to SW, via Rooney Road, thru Bear Creek & Chatfield Parks and pick up Platte River N to Aspen Grove center.  After enjoying a beverage stop, compliments of DBTC, we'll board bikers & bikes onto the C-line north, catch the W-line light rail west to Garrison, and ride a couple miles north to our start; leader will supply train tickets.  Pumpkin treats to follow!  Bring masks for rest stops/social distancing. Limit 7 riders, including leader.  Register via TEXT to leader by *October 21*. Ride will not go if it is rainy, snowy, or forecast is for rain/snow in the morning; call the leader if in doubt.


Saturday, October 24th

9:30 AM FUN-H3-24 NW (Elevation Gain = 500/800/1100 feet) Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for the award winning Tour De Boulder ride that may include a free JUGGLING presentation if the audience demands it. The ride will concentrate on the Boulder Creek, Skunk Creek and Bear Creek paths that are pretty flat but we will take Boulder Creek a little ways up into the foothills before we turn around (Those who do not wish to go up Boulder Canyon may wait at Eben G. Fine park). There is also some fairly good climbing that we will encounter behind NIST going up towards NCAR. (This portion may be skipped by going directly to Martin 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. Be there or be trapizoidal!


Monday, October 26th

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST 10:00AM FUN-H2-25-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill (26th & Garrison) for a ride south to the Stone House and then east along the Bear Creek Trail connecting to the South Platte Trail.  We will then ride north to REI and then back to the start via Highlands and Wheat Ridge neighborhoods.  Bring a sack lunch for a social distance picnic afterwards.


Tuesday, October 27th

10:00 AM, MTB P2, T1, SW, Highlands Ranch Backcountry Trails.  Meet Steve Thomas (303-419-2531) for a 14 mile ride on the Douglas County East West Trail with some riding on the Highlands Ranch Backcountry trails. The trail is smooth dirt singletrack with some short climbs and no rocks.  Meet at Pronghorn Park in Highlands Ranch.  THE DIRECTIONS: Go South on Broadway to Wildcat Reserve Pkwy. Go right (west) on Wildcat Reserve. Take the first left, Weathersfield Way, a short distance to Pronghorn Park, on your right.  The Address is 10601 Weathersfield Way, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.  THE FOOD: Bring snacks, drinks and chairs for after the ride at the park.


Wednesday, October 28th

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 loop back to Bear Valley. It is a beautiful ride and we get to have a wonderful downhill back to Bear Valley.


Friday, October 30th

10:30 AM Leisure H1/H2-15-SW.  LEE GULCH LOOP Meet Jill McMahon(303 888-0314 cell) at the Reynolds Landing parking lot.  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.  Bring a snack.  After the ride, bring lunch  and we can eat and "social distance socialize" at the tables in the large shelter at Reynolds Landing. 

2:30 PM FUN PLUS-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 for this tour of old Arvada graveyards. This year we will do the ride on Halloween eve in the afternoon as the sun gets lower and the spirits begin to emerge. Costumes are welcome but not required. There will be a ghoulish dinner afterwards for those who survive this haunting experience!


Saturday, October 31st

Meet 9:00 AM FUN-H2-30-N-1000’ elev gain.  “Spooky Specter Ride”  at Anderson Park, W. 44th Ave. & Field St.  Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) for this loopy, disjointed (sound skeleton-y?) ride that takes us to a few cemeteries (inside of or just passing by) in the NW-to-NE area, using bike paths & bike-friendly streets.  Costumes are highly encouraged (leader will be “transformed,” too) but not required.  Please, no full-face Halloween masks (just the COVID-recommended ones); face paint is a safer alternative.  Wear your garlic necklace, bring your wooden stake or sharpen your incisors, wrap yourself in your black cloak (shortened, so it doesn’t catch in your bike!), and let’s hop on our 2-wheeled broomsticks and RIDE!   Stop en route for a complimentary DBTC beverage or snack--bring your Trick-or-Treat bags?? Bring masks for rest stops/social distancing. Limit 8 riders, including leader.  Register via TEXT to leader by October 30.  Ride will not go if it is rainy or forecast is for rain in the morning; call the leader if in doubt.   Whaaa-ha-hat are YOU going to be this day?! Happy Halloween!








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