Events



Upcoming events

    • 04/05/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Applewood Golf Course

    Spring Kick-Off Luncheon

    Come join us at the Annual DBTC Spring-Off gathering at Applewood Golf Course

    Sunday, April 5th, 2020   11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    THIS EVENT IS BEING CHANGED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES

    The Vista at Applewood Golf Course

    14001 West 32nd Ave. – Golden, CO – 80401        






    • 05/30/2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 06/04/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Maryland and Pennsylvania

    Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail tour

    May 30 - June 4, 2020

    Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com)

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED 

    • 07/17/2020
    • 07/24/2020
    Register
    Denver Bicycle Touring Club
    2020 COEUR D'ALENE: REVISITED!
    8 days/7 nights - Friday-Friday, July 17-24, 2020
    Tour Leader: Marilyn Choske-303/905-8510
    General Information & Preliminary Itinerary
    Denver Bicycle Touring Club
    2020 COEUR D'ALENE: REVISITED!
    8 days/7 nights - Friday-Friday, July 17-24, 2020
    Tour Leader: Marilyn Choske-303/905-8510
    General Information & Preliminary Itinerary
    Denver Bicycle Touring Club
    2020 COEUR D'ALENE: REVISITED!
    8 days/7 nights - Friday-Friday, July 17-24, 2020
    Tour Leader: Marilyn Choske-303/905-8510
    General Information & Preliminary Itinerary
    Join us as we explore the Northern Idaho Panhandle region of Coeur d'Alene and
    the bicycling opportunities available! You'll learn about its history of
    railroad transportation and mining contributions. Regional waterways and
    mountains offer abundant flora and fauna viewing ops (on the 2017 bike tour, we
    spotted a moose grazing in a nearby willow field, just off the Trail of the
    Coeur d'Alenes). We'll wrap up our week's adventures with an evening dinner
    cruise on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene.

    2020 COEUR D'ALENE: REVISITED!

    8 days/7 nights - Friday-Friday, July 17-24, 2020

    Tour Leader: Marilyn Choske-303/905-8510

    Join us as we explore the Northern Idaho Panhandle region of Coeur d'Alene and the bicycling opportunities available! You'll learn about its history of railroad transportation and mining contributions. Regional waterways and mountains offer abundant flora and fauna viewing ops (on the 2017 bike tour, we spotted a moose grazing in a nearby willow field, just off the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes). We'll wrap up our week's adventures with an evening dinner cruise on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene.

    This tour is rated Fun/Intermediate; and our tour group of 14 participants should be independent riders capable of doing their own tire and bicycle repairs, if needed. Use your road, hybrid, or mountain bike. Rides are out and back with leader (one is optional loop with leader in Coeur d'Alene area) or arranged shuttles on your own. Day rides are 25 to 60 round-trip miles--you choose your distance on the out-and-back days. All but one ride start at hotels. Each day at ride's end gives you time for yourself to rest, swim (where applicable), and/or explore the town.

    Included in the trip cost of $990 is 7 nights' double-occupancy lodging (two queen or double beds), happy hour refreshments, pre- and post-trip group gatherings, one group lunch, Hiawatha trail/lunch/shuttle costs, last-evening group dinner cruise, and scheduled rides.

    Lodging for the trip includes 3 nights' stay in Kellogg, ID; 2 nights' stay in Harrison, ID; and 2 nights' stay in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Hotel amenities include complimentary hot breakfast (except in Harrison-breakfast on own at nearby restaurant); in-room bike storage, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and free WIFI; free parking; pool/spa (except in Harrison); and easy access to bikepaths.

    You are responsible for your transportation to/from Idaho, either by car, plane (to Spokane airport), or bicycle! If you fly, you're also responsible for transportation to/from our hotels.

    THE TRAILS

    Route of the Hiawatha -- This 15-mile, crushed-gravel trail was built on an old railroad grade. The route includes 9 tunnels and 7 high steel trestles! Many interpretive signs and lots of views.

    NOTE to road bike riders: Are you comfortable riding this type of trail with your usual road tires? (2 riders did so on the 2017 bike tour.) If you can't or don't want to change out your tires to slightly wider ones, consider renting a hybrid from the nearby bike shop: costs about $35/day.

    Northern Idaho Centennial Trail -- This 24-mile paved bikepath parallels the Spokane River from Lake Coeur d'Alene west to the ID/WA border. Many scenic overlooks and interpretive signs.

    Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes -- This 73-mile paved bikepath nearly spans the Idaho Panhandle. Bicycle near and through small towns and different ecosystems.

    To register, please mail a $450 deposit check, along with your completed DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical forms, to: Marilyn Choske, 3900 Holland St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Balance of $540 is due by May 15, 2020. Applicants will be added to the tour roster on a first-received-forms basis.

    NOTE that registration funds are nonrefundable but may be transferable. To cover your tour registration fee in the event of unforeseen circumstances preventing you from participating in the tour, travel insurance is recommended. Questions? Contact Marilyn at mjchoske@gmail.com or 303-905-8510 before 9pm.

    PRELIMINARY TOUR ITINERARY (subject to change; registrants will receive more detailed information)

    FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020:

    Check in to Fairbridge Inn & Suites--Kellogg, after 4:00pm. Welcome Happy Hour/group dinner/meeting at 6:00pm in the hotel's breakfast room.

    SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020:

    Ride the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes westward for 20 miles; on return, stop for an off-trail group BBQ picnic lunch at a town restaurant. Return to Kellogg hotel.

    SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020:

    Route of the Hiawatha: 15 miles of crushed-gravel trail built on an old railroad bed that runs from East Portal in Montana to Pearson, Idaho.. YOU NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE GOOD HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT EACH FOR TODAY! The Taft Tunnel is dark! Stop for pre-packed lunch (included in your registration fee) along the way. Shuttle bus returns us from Pearson to west end of Taft Tunnel. Return thru tunnel to our waiting vehicles.

    MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020:

    After breakfast, check out of hotel and drive to Harrison, ID. Upon arriving at hotel, ride eastward on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and connect to Bull Run and return. Check into Harrison hotel.

    TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020:

    Ride the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes to its western terminus, Plummer, Idaho. Lunch along the way, and return to Harrison hotel.

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020:

    After breakfast, check out of Harrison hotel and drive to Coeur d'Alene. Upon arrival at CdA hotel, ride Centennial Trail to/from its eastern terminus at Higgens Point. Check in to Holiday Inn Express after 3:00pm. HIE offers a Manager's (complimentary) Happy Hour from 5-7pm on Wednesdays: Caesar salad with (optional) chicken, wine, beer, iced tea, lemonade. (We made this our dinner/meal one evening on the 2017 tour.) Dinner, if needed, on your own.

    THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020:

    Ride west on Centennial Trail along Spokane River to Idaho/Washington state border. Brief stop at visitor center. Riders can individually decide whether to ride road loop with leader or return to hotel via same route. Free afternoon for yourself. "Non-mandatory" Happy Hour at 5pm. Meet in hotel lobby (time TBD) to carpool to City Parking Lot and prepare to board the watercraft for our Lake Coeur d'Alene dinner (YUM!) cruise!

    FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020:

    Enjoy breakfast; check-out by 11:00am. Safe travels home!


    • 07/17/2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 07/24/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Northern Idaho Panhandle

    2020 COEUR D'ALENE: REVISITED!

    8 days/7 nights - Friday-Friday, July 17-24, 2020

    Tour Leader: Marilyn Choske-303/905-8510

    Join us as we explore the Northern Idaho Panhandle region of Coeur d'Alene and the bicycling opportunities available! You'll learn about its history of railroad transportation and mining contributions. Regional waterways and mountains offer abundant flora and fauna viewing ops (on the 2017 bike tour, we spotted a moose grazing in a nearby willow field, just off the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes). We'll wrap up our week's adventures with an evening dinner cruise on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene.

    This tour is rated Fun/Intermediate; and our tour group of 14 participants should be independent riders capable of doing their own tire and bicycle repairs, if needed. Use your road, hybrid, or mountain bike. Rides are out and back with leader (one is optional loop with leader in Coeur d'Alene area) or arranged shuttles on your own. Day rides are 25 to 60 round-trip miles--you choose your distance on the out-and-back days. All but one ride start at hotels. Each day at ride's end gives you time for yourself to rest, swim (where applicable), and/or explore the town.

    Included in the trip cost of $990 is 7 nights' double-occupancy lodging (two queen or double beds), happy hour refreshments, pre- and post-trip group gatherings, one group lunch, Hiawatha trail/lunch/shuttle costs, last-evening group dinner cruise, and scheduled rides.

    Lodging for the trip includes 3 nights' stay in Kellogg, ID; 2 nights' stay in Harrison, ID; and 2 nights' stay in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Hotel amenities include complimentary hot breakfast (except in Harrison-breakfast on own at nearby restaurant); in-room bike storage, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and free WIFI; free parking; pool/spa (except in Harrison); and easy access to bikepaths.

    You are responsible for your transportation to/from Idaho, either by car, plane (to Spokane airport), or bicycle! If you fly, you're also responsible for transportation to/from our hotels.

    THE TRAILS

    Route of the Hiawatha -- This 15-mile, crushed-gravel trail was built on an old railroad grade. The route includes 9 tunnels and 7 high steel trestles! Many interpretive signs and lots of views.

    NOTE to road bike riders: Are you comfortable riding this type of trail with your usual road tires? (2 riders did so on the 2017 bike tour.) If you can't or don't want to change out your tires to slightly wider ones, consider renting a hybrid from the nearby bike shop: costs about $35/day.

    Northern Idaho Centennial Trail -- This 24-mile paved bikepath parallels the Spokane River from Lake Coeur d'Alene west to the ID/WA border. Many scenic overlooks and interpretive signs.

    Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes -- This 73-mile paved bikepath nearly spans the Idaho Panhandle. Bicycle near and through small towns and different ecosystems.

    To register, please mail a $450 deposit check, along with your completed DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical forms, to: Marilyn Choske, 3900 Holland St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Balance of $540 is due by May 15, 2020. Applicants will be added to the tour roster on a first-received-forms basis.

    NOTE that registration funds are nonrefundable but may be transferable. To cover your tour registration fee in the event of unforeseen circumstances preventing you from participating in the tour, travel insurance is recommended. Questions? Contact Marilyn at mjchoske@gmail.com or 303-905-8510 before 9pm.

    PRELIMINARY TOUR ITINERARY (subject to change; registrants will receive more detailed information)

    FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020:

    Check in to Fairbridge Inn & Suites--Kellogg, after 4:00pm. Welcome Happy Hour/group dinner/meeting at 6:00pm in the hotel's breakfast room.

    SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020:

    Ride the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes westward for 20 miles; on return, stop for an off-trail group BBQ picnic lunch at a town restaurant. Return to Kellogg hotel.

    SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020:

    Route of the Hiawatha: 15 miles of crushed-gravel trail built on an old railroad bed that runs from East Portal in Montana to Pearson, Idaho.. YOU NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE GOOD HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT EACH FOR TODAY! The Taft Tunnel is dark! Stop for pre-packed lunch (included in your registration fee) along the way. Shuttle bus returns us from Pearson to west end of Taft Tunnel. Return thru tunnel to our waiting vehicles.

    MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020:

    After breakfast, check out of hotel and drive to Harrison, ID. Upon arriving at hotel, ride eastward on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and connect to Bull Run and return. Check into Harrison hotel.

    TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020:

    Ride the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes to its western terminus, Plummer, Idaho. Lunch along the way, and return to Harrison hotel.

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020:

    After breakfast, check out of Harrison hotel and drive to Coeur d'Alene. Upon arrival at CdA hotel, ride Centennial Trail to/from its eastern terminus at Higgens Point. Check in to Holiday Inn Express after 3:00pm. HIE offers a Manager's (complimentary) Happy Hour from 5-7pm on Wednesdays: Caesar salad with (optional) chicken, wine, beer, iced tea, lemonade. (We made this our dinner/meal one evening on the 2017 tour.) Dinner, if needed, on your own.

    THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020:

    Ride west on Centennial Trail along Spokane River to Idaho/Washington state border. Brief stop at visitor center. Riders can individually decide whether to ride road loop with leader or return to hotel via same route. Free afternoon for yourself. "Non-mandatory" Happy Hour at 5pm. Meet in hotel lobby (time TBD) to carpool to City Parking Lot and prepare to board the watercraft for our Lake Coeur d'Alene dinner (YUM!) cruise!

    FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020:

    Enjoy breakfast; check-out by 11:00am. Safe travels home!


Past events

11/09/2019 2019 VRL
08/16/2019 2019 DOOR COUNTY WISCONSIN
08/04/2019 DBTC is Going to a Second Rockies Game!!!
07/27/2019 2019 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
07/21/2019 2019 CRUISIN' COLORADO'S HIGH COUNTRY
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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