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Click here for the June Scheduled Rides => June 2024 Rides


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UPCOMING RIDES!!! 



Wednesday, June 19th:

9:00 AM FUN -H2/H3-24 SW Pie in the sky? Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) Granny Scott’s Pie Shop (3333 S Wadsworth Blvd.). We’ll pay our respects to the goddess and then head west to Kipling then over to the C470 trail. There is a great downhill back to Lowell and Bear Valley. Lunch at the pie shop.


Thursday, June 20th:

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-24-SE Meet Susan Larson (720-207-7300) at Arapahoe Road Trailhead (.2 miles east on Arapahoe Road from the Arapahoe Rd and S. Jordan Rd intersection) for a ride north on the Cherry Creek Trail into Cherry Creek State Park and then turning east to ride on the Piney Creek Trail.  We’ll ride the Piney Creek Trail to Red-tailed Hawk Park where we will turn around and ride back.  There is one short section, ¼ mile, that will be on a neighborhood road with the rest of the ride on trails.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterward.

5:00 PM FUN–H2–22 - Downtown Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Incredible FREE DRINK First Day of Summer/Longest Day of the Year Evening Adventure! This is a fantastic ride down the Platte River Bike Path to the infamous Hudson Gardens and back. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders at the break at the Nixon Coffee House at Hudson Gardens. 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 at the large bike statue.)


Friday, June 21st:

NEW RIDE

8:00AM INT-H4-36-W-3650’ Eleven gain. Meet Bill L utterly (719) 235-3868 at Began Park N Ride in Evergreen at 7:45am, wheels down at 8am.  We will head up the beautiful long uphill Squaw pass road up to Echo Lake parking area.  We will take breaks as needed by the group. Bring lots of water and snacks. Great views of the distant Continental Divide and mountains.  After lunch it sill be about a 1mile climb and then all downhill back to the start.

REPLACED BY RIDE ABOVE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

7:45 AM INT-H4-27-SW-2900’ Elev. Gain.  Meet Bill Luttrell (719 235-3868) at Wadsworth and W. Deer Canyon Road. We will head up W Deer Creek Canyon road, then turn left up Deer Creek Road, continue on up High Grade Road to the Schoolhouse at the top.  This is a very scenic, pretty but tough ride with a screaming downhill almost all the way back.  Nice stop with Picnic tables, water, gatoraid, cookies and a clean Porta John.  There will be several stops on the way up as it is a long 10 mile climb, think Lookout Mtn climb with twice distance and elevation gain.  We all climb at different paces but figure a good pace.  REGISTER BY TEXT TO LEADER as I am limiting group to 8 people

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-20-SW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Broken Tee Golf Course (west end to parking lot 2101 W. Oxford in Englewood).  We will ride south on the South Platte Trail taking the road over the Chatfield Dam to the paved trail on the other side.  We will return to the start via the trail.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterward.

11:00 am MTB  T2 P2. 10 miles West  Meet Janet Martel (303-929-5950 cell) at the parking lot for the Maryland Mountain Trailhead.  Head west on I70 and exit at the bottom of Floyd Hill on US Hwy 6.  At the intersection of Hwy 6 and Hwy 119 (Peak to Peak Highway) head north towards Black Hawk.  Continue through the casino town of Black Hawk about 1 mile and the parking area is on the right just past a pedestrian/bike bridge that crosses Hwy 119.  The trail head might be signed as Hidden Treasure Trailhead.  We will ride the green and blue trails (NO BLACK DIAMOND!) to total about 12 miles.  These are mostly single track trails that are designed for mountain bikes.  Engineered and built by COMBA  (Colorado Mountain Bike Association).  Bring snacks for the ride.  See trail descriptions on MTB Project app.


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UPCOMING OOT TOURS

It’s “Sterling Silver” in Sterling, Colorado!

Monday, August 26th – Thursday, August 29th, 2024 Register now!  Only 3 double-occupancy rooms left for this Eastern Colorado Plains bike tour! Have you ridden any Colorado Eastern Plains areas? Maybe the now-defunct Pedal the Plains? Or not? This announces the out-of-town-tour of “Sterling Silver” where you’ll ride country roads encased among open fields of wheat and corn and other crops, explore historic places and museum(s) in Sterling, stroll along its Main Street of shops and ice cream parlors, and partake in local eateries. This tour is rated Fun/Intermediate; our tour group of 10-12 participants should be independent riders capable of doing their own tire and bicycle repairs, if needed. Rides are loops or out-and-back and consist of up to 40 round-trip miles; all rides start at hotels. Each day at ride’s end gives you time for yourself to rest, swim, and/or explore the town. You’ll need to be comfortable riding these types of routes: lightly travelled, shoulderless, two-lane county roads; busier access roads needed to connect the back roads of the plains; and a couple of dirt/gravel roads that extend for several miles (only one day). The tour is a “Pay As You Go” and is fixed-based in Sterling, Colorado. The Leader has saved a block of rooms for DBTC members to reserve their own room. The lodging is in a comfortable hotel that serves complimentary hot & cold breakfasts and includes an indoor swimming pool/sauna, outdoor deck, and rooms (double occupancy) with two queen beds, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and free WIFI. You may choose to RV/camp elsewhere on your own and will be expected to promptly meet the group each day at the hotel for riding. Pay As You Go is where participants are responsible for reserving and paying directly to the hotel for their own lodging arrangements. They will also be responsible for their own meals and other tour expenses.   $40 DBTC fee and registration forms will be collected by tour leader. Contact Marilyn Choske, mjchoske@gmail.com or 303-905-8510.

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DBTC MISSION STATEMENT:

The Denver Bicycle Touring Club (DBTC), a non-profit corporation run by volunteers, is the original bicycling club of the Denver Metro area.

The Mission Statement of the Denver Bicycle Touring Club is to:

Provide fun, organized group rides and social events!


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DBTC COVID-19 Ride Policy Update

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk. In order to provide safe and enjoyable riding, DBTC encourages all riders to continue following CDC guidelines: wear a mask; wash hands frequently; bring and use hand sanitizer on rides; leave plenty of space between each bicycle when riding; avoid large gatherings and physical contact with others; and avoid sharing water, food, and personal items. At your earliest convenience and allowable time, please get vaccinated.

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.



COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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DBTC Ride With GPS (RWGPS) Club Account

As a DBTC Active member, take advantage of this benefit that provides you with tools for creating, storing, managing and using bike routes.  DBTC's group of Route Managers continues to build a RWGPS database of bike routes as they become available.  Your participation using this benefit is strictly voluntary.  Click on the "Ride With GPS" homepage menu item and learn how to set up and use this benefit!

Find more information on RWGPS at the following two web pages:
 o  https://ridewithgps.com/
 o  https://ridewithgps.com/help/club-account/

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DBTC is not currently producing or selling maps wholesale. Current members may request a 2019 DBTC map from Board member Marilyn Choske for a small donation. New members receive a free 2019 DBTC map in the mail after joining the Club.

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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DBTC CONTACT INFO:

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Denver Bicycle Touring Club

P.O. Box 260517

Denver, CO. 80226-0517


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