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

    2019 CRUISIN' COLORADO'S HIGH COUNTRY

    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.

    PRELIMINARY TOUR ITINERARY

    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: mjchoske@gmail.com or by phone to Marilyn at 303-905-8510. More details to registrants to follow.


    • 07/27/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Prospect Park in Wheat Ridge, 11300 W, 44th Ave.
    Register

    JOIN US FOR THE SUMMER PICNIC ON JULY 27

    Join fellow DBTC members for the annual summer picnic! Work up an appetite with pre-picnic rides, which will be posted in the July newsletter, then enjoy a picnic lunch in Prospect Park! We will also be offering a swap meet for members to sell or buy one another’s gear, so bring some cash or a bike item to sell. 

    WHEN: Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m.; pre-picnic rides are TBD

    WHERE: Prospect Park Pavilion, 11600 W. 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge

    MENU: Pulled pork or pulled chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit salad. Vegan, gluten free options

    Bring bike related items for sale or give away

    Time:  pavilion will be available from 10:00-3:00

    Lunch will be served between 11:30-1:30



    COST: $8 per member/$14 per guest

    TO REGISTER: Register online here [include link]. Registrations must be received by July 24!

     
    • 08/04/2019
    • 1:10 PM
    • Coors Field
    Register

    Come join us for a day out supporting our favorite Colorado Rockies as they take on the Miami Marlins! Date: Sunday, Aug 4th Time: First Pitch 1:10 Tickets: $11 Last day to order tickets is Aug 1st.

    The first 15,000 fans get a 25th Anniversary Blake Street Bombers T-Shirt

    Reserve your spot by ordering tickets via the DBTC website.

    Tickets will be available for pickup from Sunnye in front of the Will Call window 40 minutes before game time; 12:30 - 1:10.

    There is a bike corral available at the stadium and there are bike stands if you choose to ride to the game.

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

    TOUR IS FULL. 

    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: ​cyclekats@gmail.com​ or cell phone #719/671-5579.



    • 05/31/2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 06/06/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Colorado

    Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail tour

    May 31 - June 6, 2020

    Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com)

    Have you ridden the GAP yet? I've done the C&O Trail, the Mickelson and the Katy and the GAP  trail is one of the best! It's gorgeous and lush, the riding is mostly flat and the history is interesting.  A few friends and I did this trip in May 2019 and I liked it enough that I want to do it again. 

    The tour operator is Discovery Bicycle Tours and they have agreed to run a trip just for us.  All riding is on the unpaved trails except for the day of the Flight 93 Memorial visit - the ride on that day is on hilly back country roads but the sag is available for those who don't want to do the ride. Daily rides are between 15 and 46 miles, most of the daily rides are closer to 40 miles. There is plenty of light in early June so if needed you have all day to to the ride. The sag rider rides at the back of the pack so there is always support. Plus you can ride in the van from predetermined points each day (at a minimum you can take the sag to lunch or from lunch) if you want a shorter day's ride.

    Here is their tour description: (full tour write-up is here: https://discoverybicycletours.com/bike-tour-great-allegheny-rail-trail-gap/)

    The GAP Trail is on the bucket list of many cyclists for good reason. Its spectacular views and peaceful surroundings will thrill you. The wide crushed-gravel trail follows a railroad grade the full distance, with views of the Allegheny Mountains and the Casselman, Youghiogheny and Monongahela rivers. Our route ends in downtown Pittsburgh at the famous “three rivers” confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Rivers.

    We start in Cumberland, MD, with the trip up to the Eastern Continental Divide and through a one-mile historical rail tunnel. The first three days are deep in the Allegheny Mountains, highlighted by the beautiful Ohiopyle State Park. We’ll also visit the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA.

    In addition to the opportunity to ride all 150 miles of the GAP Trail, we’ll do a ride on the C&O Canal Trail on the first day out of Cumberland, MD. Our final day will allow you to see the transition from rural Pennsylvania through the evolving river corridors of Pittsburgh with a triumphant finish at the revitalized downtown area with its famous sports stadiums.

    To fully experience the splendor of the entire length of this historic railroad route, we stay in comfortable, but casual inns. You’ll enjoy delicious meals, gorgeous scenery and outdoor camaraderie in these lovely locations.

    We are going to add on a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Fallingwater home (https://fallingwater.org/visit/)

    The tour includes pickup and drop-off at a hotel near the Pittsburg airport, full sag support (one leader drives the van and the other rides with the group), use of a hybrid bike and helmet, all meals except for 2 lunches, the visit to the Flight 93 Memorial, the visit to Fallingwater, and several E-bikes for our use.  You need to provide lodging on the night before the tour, the last night of the tour, your airfare and the two not included lunches.  By the way, Pittsburg is a fabulous city - really! - it is quite walkable and has over 400 bridges and many museums. Plus lots of breweries! We added on a weekend in Pittsburg and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    The cost is $1795/person. Some single supplements are available for $250.  The tour is a go with at least 8 guests and a maximum of 14 guests. There is also a fee of $50 that goes to the DBTC.

    A $550 non-refundable but transferable deposit is due Nov 1, 2019.  The tour is limited by the size of the van so a maximum of 14 people can go. Please send a check for $550 made out to Ellen Chilikas plus the DBTC tour forms located here http://www.dbtc.org/page-1568909 to Ellen at 2880 W Riverwalk Cir - Unit B, Littleton CO 80123.



Past events

05/19/2019 MICKELSON TRAIL RAMBLER
05/05/2019 DBTC is Going to a Rockies Game in 2019!!!
04/13/2019 DBTC 2019 Kickoff Celebration
11/10/2018 2018 VRL
09/04/2018 2018 MAINE'S MIDCOAST -- LIGHTHOUSES & LOBSTERS
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
07/12/2015 TOUR GLENWOOD SPRINGS AT A LEISURELY PACE
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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