DBTC Ride Schedule • Sept. 2016


Thursday, Sept. 1st

FUN-H1-16-SE 6:00 PM End of Season Peak-to-Peak Join Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Road. for an early evening ride through Cherry Creek State Park. Afterwards Joy and Gordon Mckennon invite you to enjoy refreshments at Peak to Peak Tap Room with $1 off your first pint! www. peaktopeaktaproom.com.


Saturday, Sept. 3rd

FUN/INT-H3-25 NW 9:00 AM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for the award winning Tour De Boulder ride that includes an amazing JUGGLING and Magic presentation. This year magic has been added and the date has been moved to Saturday from Labor Day. 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 before we turn around. 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. The first 100 attendees get to ride for free!!! (We might surprise the MTB riders at Valmont Park with an appearance towards the end of the ride!!!)

MTB PT2-4 T2 Valmont Bike Park THE RIDE-DBTC show and go. Valmont Bike Park is a 42-acre, natural surface cycling terrain park offering diverse amenities for several riding styles and abilities. THE TIME 11AM (WHEELS ROLLING AT 11A). THE DIRECTIONS: 3160 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301 Follow US-36 W to CO-157 N/Foothills Pkwy in Boulder. Take the CO-157 N/Foothills Pkwy exit from US-36 W. Continue on CO-157 N/Foothills Pkwy. Drive3.8 miles to Valmont Rd

The FOOD: PICNIC in the Park! Bring food to share/chairs to sit. https://bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/valmont-bike-park.


Sunday, Sept. 4th

FUN-H2-30-SE 8:00 AM – BACK TO SCHOOL Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Eisenhower Park Rec Center (SE corner of Dartmouth and Colorado Blvd) for a visit to 8 Denver High Schools and a bunch of Middle Schools. Be prepared for abuse if you didn’t go to George Washington (Cream of the Crop) High School or Hill Jr. High!

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

Fun-H1-20-NW-9:30AM Meet Wes and Dianne Chowen at City of Cuernavaca Park for a ride on the Platte and Sand Creek trails and some streets to explore the construction of the North Commuter Line and what will be the longest bridge in Colorado. Optional lunch afterwards.


Monday, Sept. 5th

FUN-H2-22-SW 9:00 AM 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. Optional lunch afterward at Merle’s Restaurant on Main Street, within 3 blocks of the starting location.


Tuesday Evening, Sept. 6th

FUN-H2-20-NW 5:15 PM MAJESTIC FAREWELL SURPRISE RIDE Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at the Majestic view Nature Center north parking lot (north on Wadsworth to W 72nd Ave, west on 72nd, just west of Carr on the south side. THIS IS NOT THE ENTRANCE at GARRISON ST. nor 71st ST!) The ride will go west on Ridge Road and van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail and then return on most of the length of Ralston Creek Trail. The theme of this ride is a “farewell to summer” so a surprise to remember the 2016 biking season will be provided to all participants during the Ralston Creek Golf Course break!


Wednesday, Sept. 7th

FUN/INT-H3-25/40+NW 8:30 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) behind Beaujos in Idaho Springs for a ride to Georgetown/Bakerville/BLT. We’ll take the service road most of the way. Cool ride back, and enjoy the downhill! If the group wishes, we’ll dine at Beaujos after the ride.

FUN/INT H1/2-30 SW 9:00 AM Meet Darrell and Jean Deering (303-697-6126) at the Park and Ride (RTD) parking lot 1⁄4 mile east of C470 on Ken Caryl Ave. We will ride along the C 470 trail through Bear Cr. Park, Rooney Rd. and on to Golden for a short break at the Higher Grounds coffee shop. Optional lunch at Rox Restaurant, northeast corner of Ken Caryl and C470.

“Roses” ride H1-15-20 SW 9:30 AM Meet Peggy Ochiatto, 303-850-9731 in the rear of the Tennis Bubble (corner of Bowles & Federal in Littleton), for a ride north on the Platte River. We will go as far north on the river trail as participants wish. Bring a snack, and money for an optional restaurant lunch following the ride.

MTB P2.5, T2, 6:00PM, Green Mountain. SHOW AND GO Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood.


Thursday, Sept. 8th

FUN–H2–16-Downtown 5:15 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Fantastic Friendly Final Free Frothy Farewell Beverage Summer Sunset Ride. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (Exit at 20th Ave going east away from the mountains. Turn right over the bridge onto Little Raven, then turn right onto 19th Street, then right onto Platte River which becomes Rockmont Drive, and go until you dead end into the parking lot.) for this fantastic final ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path to the 4 Mile Historic House and back. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders at the break on the return voyage at the REI Starbucks where we will watch the sun start to set one last time before we head back to the cars.


Saturday, Sept. 10th

FUN-H2-25-SE 9AM Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) at Dekoevend Park for a loop of Lee Gulch, Platte River, Big Dry Creek, Highline, Little Dry Creek/Willow Creek, and C-470 trails. Lunch follows.

MTB P3, T2, Monarch Crest Trail THE RIDE: Meet Steve Thomas (303-419-2531) for a ride on the Monarch Crest Trail. From Monarch Pass we ride to Marshall Pass (about 10 miles and a bail out point), then on to the Silver Creek Trail, then on a forest service road down to Highway 285, then down 285 back to the start point at Poncha Springs. The full ride is about 30 miles. The ride is excellent with much of it above timberline with great views. The high point will be 11,960 feet and the total climbing will be about 2,200 ft. with a total descent of 6,000 ft. There are a few technical sections but overall it’s a fairly smooth ride. Bring some lunch to have at a mid-point on the trail.
THE TIME: We will take the 10:00AM shuttle from Poncha Springs to Monarch Pass. THE DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 285 to Poncha Springs where the Happy Valley Bike Shuttle is located on the east side of 285. Everyone needs to make their own reservations for the 10:00AM shuttle (need to be at the shuttle by 9:30AM) by calling 719-539-6089. The cost is $20.00 cash, or $25 credit card, to be dropped off at Monarch Pass. The shuttle leaves from the Happy Valley Bike Shuttle (it’s in a convenience store) located on Hwy 285 in Poncha Springs. You can leave cars at the store to pick up at the end of the ride. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive (125 miles) from Denver (Hwy 285 and C-470).
THE FOOD: We can eat after the ride at a local restaurant, TBD. The ride will probably take about 5 hours so we will regroup at the bike shuttle lot after the ride. THE FINE PRINT: For additional information on the trail and the bike shuttle, see: www. monarchcrest.com. Please let me know, steve.thomas001@yahoo.com if you plan to go so I have some idea how many will be riding.


Sunday, Sept. 11th

FUN/INT-H2-23-NW-9:00 AM PATRIOT DAY RIDE Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) to honor Patriot Day with a visit to the 9/11 Monument in Broomfield during THE SPACE, TIME, 9/11 RIDE or THE HIDDEN GEMS OF BROOMFIELD! It begins near the SE corner of Sheridan and 120th at the new Whole Foods in Westminster (1/2 mile east of Sheridan at Vrain and 120th.) (4451 Main Street 303-439-7000) We will take secret trails around Westminster and Broomfield where we will experience three incredible hidden displays including THE SOLAR SYSTEM, a brief history of GEOLOGIC COLORADO TIME, and most importantly, the 9/11 MONUMENT. Enjoy a post ride patriotic lunch at Whole Foods. This new adventure has received rave reviews with 4 and a half stars from the ride critics!

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.


Monday, Sept. 12th

FUN-H1-23-NW 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Gold Strike Park for a ride on the Ralston Creek path to Easley Rd to Clear Creek path back to Ralston Creek path. Directions to the start: From I-70 take Sheridan Blvd to Ralston Rd. Turn left on to Ralston Rd and go to the next left turn onto W 56th Ave. The park is on the left in about 300 feet. An optional lunch is at Beau Jo’s.


Tuesday, Sept. 13th

FUN-ATB-H2-around 18 miles, 9:00 AM Meet Kathy Stommel (719/671-5579) at the tennis bubble at Bowles & S. Federal for a loop ride including S Platte River, C470, Highline Canal and Lee’s Gulch trails. This will be a leisurely ride during which we may stop for birdwatching, fruit picking or any other interesting attraction we find along the way. Optional lunch afterwards at location to be determined by group. At least half of this route is on unpaved trails, so wider tires, mountain or hybrid bikes are recommended. The group will meet on the east side of the tennis bubble in the parking spaces closest to the Platte River.


Tuesday Evening, Sept. 13th

FUN/INT-H3-24-NW-5:15 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) PART 1: HWY 36 EAST & THE HIDDEN GEMS OF INTERLOCKEN FAREWELL RIDE! This exciting ride full of twists and turns uses portions of the new HWY 36 Trail to take us on a loop that includes the hidden gems of Flatirons Mall, Interlocken, Standley Lake, and Rock Creek village! We will meet at the Rock Creek village Safeway 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, Sept. 14th

FUN/INT-H2-25-SE 9:00AM Meet Pete Steel (303-979-4634) at South High School for a ride down Florida St. taking the Cherry Creek and Highline Canal trails to the Stapleton neighborhood. We will return via 23rd, Montview and Franklin streets.

“Roses” ride H1-20 SE 9:30 AM Meet Judy or Harold Deist 303-841-4792, cp 303-906-4305, at McCabe Meadows, (formerly East Bank Park,) It is about 1 1/2 miles south of Main Street on Parker Road, and is the first right turn past Hilltop (or 20 Mile Road on the west side) into the park on S. Pine Drive on the east, ( Indian Pipe on the west). It will be out and back south past the Pinery toward Franktown total about 20 miles. Shorter option is available. There is only 1 short hill, short packed gravel road. Bring a snack, money for optional restaurant lunch after the ride.

MTB P2.5, T2, 6:00PM, Green Mountain. SHOW AND GO Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood.


Thursday Evening, Sept. 15th

FUN/INT-H3-20-NW-5:15 PM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) PART 2: HWY 36 WEST & THE HIDDEN GEMS OF LOUISVILLE FAREWELL RIDE!!! This exciting ride full of twists and turns uses the newest portion of the HWY 36 trail that goes west from Interlocken into Boulder then loops back using some interesting secret trails. See you at the Safeway at the Rock Creek village Shopping Center in Superior for this new tour of the trails of Superior, Louisville, and South Boulder (with a few roads mixed in as required). 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.)


Friday, Sept. 16 – 18th

The Trailblazers’ Epic at Buffalo Creek will be taking place Sept. 16th though 18th. The Epic at Buffalo Creek will as in the past be in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area of the Pike National Forest with the Meadows Group Campground reserved for volunteers to relax and enjoy a weekend of riding great trails and a day of stewardship for these trails. Online registration can be found at coloradotrailblazers.org. Click on the Trail Days tab, the Epic will be the only item on this list. Camping Friday and Saturday night. Coffee, bagels, fruit Saturday morning.

You can ride your bike a short distance to the trail work, tools will be close to the worksite on Morrison Creek Trail. After trail work, ride back to the Meadows Campground for the annual swag prize give away followed by dinner catered by Zoka’s Restaurant. Sunday morning breakfast, also by Zoka’s Restaurant with Starbucks coffee. All of this for $15.00 and about 6 hours of trailwork. Help take care of the trails your ride!


Saturday, Sept. 17th

FUN-H2-15-SE- Fairmount Cemetery - 9AM Meet Tom & Carol Tobiason at the Aurora History Museum 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, between the Aurora Central Library and the Aurora Municipal Center, for a 15 mile ride and tour of famous gravesites, including Barry Fey, the concert promoter.

MTB The Trailblazers’ Epic at Buffalo Creek. See description above


Sunday, Sept. 18th

FUN/INT-H3-27-SW-9:00 AM Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE GREAT AMERICAN DINOSAUR RIDE 2016!!! The adventure begins at the Lakewood Heritage Center at Belmar Park at Ohio Street on the west side of Wadsworth, north of Mississippi and South of Alameda. We will tour the park then head west to Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks where we will stop for a break. Then we will continue on down through Morrison and Bear Creek Trail and return north to Belmar Park. Lunch options will be discussed. The first 100 attendees get to ride for free!!!

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

MTB: The Trailblazers’ Epic at Buffalo Creek. See description above


Monday, Sept. 19th

FUN-H1-22-SE 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at DeKoevend Park on University Blvd for a ride on the Highline Canal through Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village. The ride is on a gravel bike path. An optional lunch after the ride is at Shanghai Gardens.


Tuesday, Sept. 20th

FUN H1/H2-25-SE Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303) 725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com, at Lowry Soccer Fields, Fairmont Blvd and Sports Blvd near the outdoor restrooms on the west end of the park. We’ll ride a loop on Highline Canal and other bike paths to enter the Cherry Creek Reservoir on the east. Depending on the group, a loop around the reservoir is possible. Return on Cherry Creek and Highline Canal Path. This is a no-drop ride.


Wednesday, Sept 21st

FUN-INT-H3-20+NW 8:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at Davies Chuckwagon Restaurant at W 26th Ave/ Kipling, NW corner, west side of paved lot. We’ll ride streets and Clear Creek Bike Path and work our way to Lookout Mountain. Turn right at the top. Partake on the snacks and grilled food there before the fun trip back VIA US 40.

FUN-H2-25-NW 9:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride east on the Clear Creek Trail to the South Platte Trail. We will ride south to REI and then return via Highlands and Wheat Ridge neighborhoods to the start.

“Roses” H1/H2-17 NE 9:30 AM Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) for a ride on the Farmer’s Highline, Signal Ditch, and Lee Lateral bike trails and then through Eastlake Park. Lunch will follow at Cinzzetti’s restaurant. (Directions to start: From I-25 and 104th – exit 221 – go west and take first north/right turn into the Marketplace Shopping Center. Drive north to rear of shopping center and park in front of Cinzzetti’s).


Saturday, Sept. 24th

FUN-H2-24 N 9:00 AM Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) to ride the Farmer’s Highline, Signal Ditch, Brantner Gulch, Platte River, and Grange Hall Creek trails. Meet at EB Rains Memorial Park. (Directions from I-25 and 120th: East on 120th 1-2 streets to Grant, South on Grant 1/4-1/2 mile to park, meet in the parking lot on the south side of the lake.) Lunch afterwards.

MTB P3, T3 10:00 AM Gold Dust THE RIDE: Meet Larry Leeds (303-483-5036) for a fall color ride up the Gold Dust Trail and back. Ride starts just outside of Como, which is out 285 past Kenosha Pass. The trail will be a lot of climbing out and some climbing back as well. It is about 17 miles total out and back. I rode it last summer but we took the road up to Boreas Pass where the historical train car is and then rode the trail back down. This year I want to stay off the dusty dirt road and take the single track both ways. THE DIRECTIONS: (1) Head south on 285, past Bailey, past Kenosha Pass, past Jefferson, and then start looking for the little town of Como on the right, there are various places to park around the tiny town. The trailhead is off Pine St. http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/5776035

THE FOOD: Eat somewhere in Bailey on the way home


Sunday, Sept. 25th

FUN/INT ATB P2-T1 28 miles 9:30AM START or 8:40AM CARPOOL South Platte Hotel to Decker’s Corner Ride. Meet Lin Hark (mtnlin08@gmail.com or 303-578-9369) at The Fort to carpool or meet at the South Platte Hotel on Foxton Road near the intersection of N Platte River Rd at 9:30AM. We will ride a dirt road along the South Platte River for several miles to pavement which continues to Decker’s Corner where we will stop for a snack or lunch. This ride is a mostly gentle climb of 330 feet elevation gain up-stream with a few rolling hills. Because of the dirt section of the road a cross bike or mountain bike is preferred but a road bike with not-too-skinny tires will work fine. Lin will be riding her ebike and will set a pace of around 11-12 mph average with regrouping.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. In order to accommodate riders of different abilities rides maybe split into two groups Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.


Monday, Sept. 26th

FUN-H2-20-West 9:00 AM Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at SW corner of Kipling and Jewell, Lakewood, at Safeway Shopping Center for a ride on the Sanderson Gulch Trail to the Platte River Trail to the Lakewood gulch Trail . An optional lunch is at Café Jordano.


Wednesday, Sept. 28th

FUN/INT-H2-20to25-SE 9:30 AM Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at Village Greens Park – NE corner of Union and Dayton for a loop ride from the park through Denver and Aurora on trails and then a lap around the reservoir on our return. We haven’t been there for awhile so seems like something we should do. Lunch, of course.

“Roses” H1-20 SE 9:30 AM Meet Anne Layshock, 303-771-6353, at Cottonwood Trailhead So side of Cottonwood, between Jordan Rd. and Parker Rd. for a ride along the Cherry Creek Trail to the Pinery and return. Bring a snack, and money for an optional lunch at Chipotle’s following the ride. Since this ride is out and back, there is opportunity for a shorter ride for anyone wishing that option.

MTB P2.5, T2, 6:00PM, Green Mountain. SHOW AND GO Meet at the Florida trailhead, at the top of Alameda Boulevard at the intersection of West Florida Drive and Alameda Boulevard in Lakewood.


Saturday, October 1st - Four Rides from Lions Park* in Golden; Refreshments and celebration for everyone afterwards starting at 1:00 pm. Staggered start times so we can all meet back at the park together:

Wave #1 FUN/INT-H2- 67 NW 8:00 AM Now that it has cooled off, let’s start the Fall off right with the METRIC CENTURY 2016 EXPERIENCE!!! Look for Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107), Cyndy Klepinger and John Wren  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.

Wave #2, FUN/INT-H3- About 45 NW 9:00 am: This “mini-metric" route is offered by new DBTC member and first time ride leader, Lauren Delle (970-903-8409). This route will follow the metric century route out of Golden to the C470 trail and then turn at Bear Creek Trail to Platte River Trail and finally the Clear Creek Trail.

Wave #3 FUN-H3-24 NW 10:30 AM Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) at Golden's Lions Park for a hilly ride up to the top of the Aurora Reservoir and back to make a loop.  We'll ride Highway 93 path and part of the road to the Von Bibber trail, up and over the Aurora Reservoir, along the Ralston Creek trail, and return on Eldridge, Indiana, and Easley streets to the Clear Creek trail and back for refreshments in Lions Park.  Lions Park is on 10th street in Golden, about 5 blocks west of Washington Avenue.

Show & Go Mountain Bike Ride 10:30 AM Perhaps a jaunt around North Table Mesa area to work up an appetite before returning to Lions Park* for refreshments and fun.

Wave #4 ROSES, H2-Distance TBD by group, 11:00 AM An out-and-back ride at a leisurely pace on the beautiful Clear Creek Trail will be a great way to participate in the Golden Day at Lions Park*.

*Note: Lions Park is on the west end of 10th St in Golden, about five blocks west. 

© Denver Bicycle Touring Club, Inc
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software