Upcoming events

    • 05/19/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 05/24/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Colorado


    Come ride the unforgettable Mickelson Trail, a 114-mile-long, gravel-surfaced rail trail, which was named for the former state governor who helped create it. This rail trail cuts through the heart of the Black Hills with more than 100 bridges and four tunnels.  This trip is moderate, and can be done on a road bike with wider tires.   Due to the shuttle requirements, the trip is limited to 10 people.

    Day 1. May 19  Arrive in Custer, which is around 350 miles from Denver.  Check into our hotel by 5 p.m. where there will be happy hour, followed by a group dinner. 

     Day 2.  May 20 We start riding on the George S Mickelson Trail, we head south riding downhill to the farming community of Edgecomb.  We will get a shuttle ride back to Custer, where you can enjoy a late lunch on your own.  Dinner on your own after a happy hour at the hotel. (44.5 MILES)

    Day 3. May 21  After a shuttle to Rochford this morning, we will cycle back to Custer. On our way, we will pass by Crazy Horse, a massive carving in the side of a granite wall. Begun in 1948, the work in progress is slated to be 500’ high by 600’ wide. Crazy Horse is the Lakota Sioux warrior responsible for defeating George Custer’s army in 1876. Lunch on your own.  Dinner on your own after a happy hour at the hotel. (39.5 MILES)

    Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest mountain carving. Lakota leader Crazy Horse led a war party to victory against Federal Government troops at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. This fascinating memorial has been under construction since 1948 and receives no government funding. It's so large that if Mt. Rushmore could be moved, it would fit inside Crazy Horse's shoulder!

    Day 4May 22. A free day to explore. Lunch on your own. The choice is yours: a visit to Mount Rushmore National Monument where the heads of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt are carved into the mountainside.  You can spend several hours at the Crazy Horse Memorial, take a ride on the wildlife loop at Custer State Park.  You can either ride or drive the Wildlife Loop, highlights include the Needles Highway, named for the stunning rock formations.  On the loop, the wild burros are so tame that they stick their noses into car windows looking for snacks. You’ll also pass by a prairie dog town, the habitat for the animal that resembles a squirrel more than a dog. And you’re bound to see bison.

    Another option is to hike Black Elk Peak this morning. At 7,242 feet, Black Elk Peak stands prominently as the highest point in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Standing sentinel over the Black Hills, Black Elk Peak is topped by a stone fire tower that provides a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape.

    Meet later today for a special jeep tour of Custer State Park, followed by a chuckwagon dinner.

    Day 5. May 23. We will drive our cars to the town of Deadwood, where the shuttle will pick us up and deliver us to the Rochford Trailhead.  This section of the trail includes numerous bridges and tunnels and runs through one of the most beautiful areas of the Black Hills back to Deadwood, where during the gold rush years, it was known for lawlessness, drinking and gambling.  While wandering down main street with its casinos, make sure to stop and have a look at the No. 10 Saloon, in which Wild Bill Hickok met his maker after being shot while playing poker. Lunch on your own.  Group dinner at a local restaurant. (40 MILES)

    Day 6. May 24. After breakfast, you may choose to do a short road ride or continue to sight see as there is much more to see . . . or head for home.  One route to consider on your journey home is to stop by Devil’s Tower National Monument, an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the prairie surrounding the Black Hills. It is considered sacred by Northern Plains Indians and indigenous people.  It’s 80 miles from Deadwood.

    Trip Details

    Start/Finish:  Custer, South Dakota, Finish:  Deadwood, South Dakota

    Included: Daily breakfast, two group dinners, daily happy hours, jeep safari tour and chuckwagon dinner in Custer State Park, shuttle service.

    NOTE: Price does include national or state park fees.

    TRIP COST:  $820 PER PERSON – Single supplement: $475


    To register, please mail a $400 deposit check payable to Cyndy Klepinger along with DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical form (found on the DBTC website) to:  Cyndy Klepinger, 5401 East Dakota Ave #9, Denver, CO  80246.   Final payments will be due no later than May 1, 2019.   Remember that registration funds are non-refundable, but may be transferrable.  Direct questions to:, or by phone (303) 394-4962.   

      • 07/21/2019
      • 3:00 PM
      • 07/27/2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • Colorado


      Sunday-Saturday, July 21-27, 2019

      Challenge your legs and lungs on this moving tour as we climb, cross, and cruise some of Colorado's high country! We depart from west of Denver on Sunday, July 21, and cycle on bikepaths, roads, and town streets, paralleling I-70 west and arriving Glenwood Springs on Thursday, July 25. On Friday, July 26, ride to Carbondale on the Rio Grande bikepath for lunch; then enjoy your afternoon off--bicycle, soak in Glenwood hot springs pool, explore the town, or read at poolside at the hotel. Depart Saturday after breakfast.

      Tour details:

      • Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27, 2019. I-70 Exit 244 bikepath to Glenwood Springs.

      • Intermediate-rated tour. Group of 12 participants should be independent riders capable of doing their own tire and bicycle repairs, if needed, and be comfortable with riding bikepaths, streets/roads. Route is within close proximity to mountain towns and bike shops.

      • This is a "moving" tour. Miles per day is 25-40. The first 3 days have elevation climbs exceeding 1500'. Major climbs: Georgetown to Frisco over Loveland Pass-- +3900'/-3400'. Frisco to Avon over Vail Pass-- +2000'/-3600'.

      - Bag transport and minimal SAG will be provided. Riders have option to ride SAG from Loveland Ski Area to Loveland Pass (and bicycle from there to Frisco) but are encouraged to give it a try!

      • Lodging in these towns: Georgetown, Frisco, Avon, Eagle, Glenwood Springs.

      - Fifteen- to thirty-minute massages offered in Frisco hotel after ride. Limited number available. Payment to masseuse, not included in DBTC fee.

      • Included in the trip cost of $750 is six nights’ double-occupancy (two queen beds) lodging, happy hour refreshments, pre- and post-trip group gatherings, two group dinners, one group activity, SAG services, and scheduled rides.

      • Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast; in-room or secure bike storage, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and WiFi; free parking; pool/spa.

      - Riders are responsible for their lunches and four dinners.

      - You are responsible for getting yourself, your bike, and your luggage to the meeting place on Sunday, July 21. Time TBD.

      - You are responsible for your and your bike's transportation from Glenwood Springs back to Denver. Option 1: Saturday noontime Amtrak train, arrive Denver Union Station at 6:30pm. If by train, you must arrange your own ride home from Union Station in Denver. Option 2: You may meet another party in GS to extend your holiday or to transport you/your bike & bags home.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note on your application if you will be returning to Denver by train on Saturday, July 27, with the group. Amtrak train, baggage, and bicycle reservations will be secured SOON with your deposit fee The total train cost will be approximately $57pp + $20 bicycle transport fee (up to 2 checked bags is free) = $77. This will be added and adjusted to your total registration cost.


      Sunday, July 21 -- Meet at designated start place; time TBD. Ride through Idaho Springs with short stop at water wheel park. Continue to Georgetown motel. Late afternoon happy hour/meeting. Dinner on own.

      Monday, July 22 -- Check out of hotel; ride bikepaths and side roads to Loveland Basin ski area. Riders may decide to continue riding to Loveland Pass or accept a SAG ride to Pass. Wait for riders at Pass; lunch & SAG stop (weather permitting); continue down to Keystone and regroup. Ride bikepath to Frisco hotel. Massages/happy hour/group dinner at hotel.

      Tuesday, July 23 -- Check out of hotel; ride bikepath over Vail Pass (brief SAG/restroom stop), thru Vail, to Avon hotel. Happy hour/meeting. Lunch, dinner on own.

      Wednesday, July 24 -- Check out of hotel; leisurely ride to Eagle hotel. Afternoon free. Happy hour/meeting. Lunch, dinner on own.

      Thursday, July 25 -- Check out of hotel; ride through Glenwood Canyon on bikepath to Glenwood hotel. Lunch, dinner on own.

      Friday, July 26 -- After breakfast, leisurely ride to Carbondale for lunch (on own). Afternoon free. Group activity & dinner at 5pm.

      Saturday, July 27 -- DBTC tour ends, depart hotel after breakfast. Choice of Amtrak train to return to Denver or can extend stay in Glenwood.

      To register, please mail a $350 deposit check, along with your completed DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical forms, with note if you're returning by train to Denver on July 27 with group, to: Marilyn Choske, 3900 Holland St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Balance of $400 is due by May 1, 2019. NOTE that registration funds are nonrefundable but may be transferrable. Please direct any questions to: or by phone to Marilyn at 303-905-8510. More details to registrants to follow.

      • 08/16/2019
      • 3:00 PM
      • 08/24/2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • Door County, WI

      “Tour is full; accepting wait list applications”

      Discover Door County Wisconsin + Debut of Decorah, Iowa August 16 - 24, 2019

      Tour Leaders, Kathy & Joe Stommel have planned a great Fun+ level bike tour featuring two nights in Decorah, Iowa and six nights in fabulous Door County, Wisconsin.

      The bike routes will be on quiet country roads with a few rolling hills. Tour activities include five bike rides, tours of a winery and working dairy farm, a ferry to Washington Island, a traditional Fish Boil group dinner, and two free days to explore on your own.

      Lodging in both Decorah and Fish Creek will feature rooms with two queen beds; complimentary daily breakfast; in-room refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker; swimming pool; WiFi and free parking.

      This tour is limited to twenty participants with a registration fee of $950 per person based on double occupancy. Remember that registration fees are non-refundable but may be transferred if a suitable substitute is available. ​This tour is currently full but we are accepting wait list applicants. ​ To reserve your spot on the wait list , please mail the two required DBTC tour forms to: Kathy Stommel, 9631 Autumnwood Pl, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Questions can be directed: ​​ or cell phone #719/671-5579.

    Past events

    05/05/2019 DBTC is Going to a Rockies Game in 2019!!!
    04/13/2019 DBTC 2019 Kickoff Celebration
    11/10/2018 2018 VRL
    07/16/2018 Grand Tour of the Grand Valley 2018
    07/14/2018 2018 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
    06/24/2018 DBTC is Going to a Rockies Game!!!
    06/15/2018 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2018
    06/03/2018 Durango Old West Week
    04/14/2018 DBTC 2018 Kickoff Celebration
    03/25/2018 Spring Basic Bicycle Tune-Up Class
    11/11/2017 2017 VRL
    09/10/2017 Gems of the Pacific Northwest Tour
    09/10/2017 Gems of the Pacific Northwest Tour
    08/06/2017 Discover Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
    07/08/2017 2017 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
    06/21/2017 Encore of Salida Art and Ride Tour
    06/17/2017 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2017
    05/21/2017 Fort Collins Bike and Beer Tour
    04/08/2017 DBTC 2017 Kickoff Celebration
    11/14/2016 Off The Beaten Path: Tucson Bike Tour
    11/12/2016 2016 VRL
    08/18/2016 Tour the Vineyards in 2016
    07/09/2016 2016 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
    06/22/2016 Salida Art and Ride
    06/18/2016 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2016
    04/09/2016 DBTC 2016 Kickoff Celebration
    11/14/2015 2015 VRL
    08/23/2015 Door County Ditto
    07/11/2015 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
    06/20/2015 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2015
    05/31/2015 Cape Cod and Nantucket Tour
    04/11/2015 DBTC 2015 Kickoff Celebration
    04/04/2015 Texas Hill Country
    01/30/2015 Winter Weekend in Pitkin and Eagle Counties
    12/31/2014 Happy New Year in Leadville!
    11/08/2014 2014 VRL
    07/19/2014 DBTC 50/50 PICNIC
    06/06/2014 Ft. Collins Bike Weekend
    06/06/2014 Ft. Collins Bike Weekend
    03/29/2014 DBTC 50th Kickoff Celebration
    01/24/2014 6th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
    12/31/2013 'Happy New Year' in Leadville
    11/16/2013 2013 VRL
    09/08/2013 Teton Trek Two
    05/12/2013 Albuquerque
    04/20/2013 Spring 2013 Kickoff Party!
    04/06/2013 Texas Hill Country
    01/18/2013 5th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
    12/12/2012 5th Annual Pajama Party
    06/16/2012 Utah Parks
    05/25/2012 Aspen Memorial Day Tour
    05/17/2012 Self Contained Touring 101
    04/21/2012 Texas Hill Country Tour
    02/09/2012 Crested Butte Ski Weekend
    01/19/2012 4th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
    12/31/2011 4th Annual Pajama Party
    08/28/2011 Saratoga Sojourn
    06/04/2011 Enchanted Tour
    05/27/2011 Steamboat Springs
    05/13/2011 Santa Fe Century
    02/25/2011 Ski and Snowshoe Pajama Party Take 2
    01/28/2011 3rd Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
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