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                          July 27, 2024, Saturday

        @Anderson Park, 4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge

               7:30-9:00 - Rides Start

               12:00 - Lunch with food by Pietra's Pizza

               12:40 - Program and Table Talks - "Travel and Biking"

                             Cost $15

                 Registration ends July 21st


                 Your lunch options offered by Pietra's Pizza:

                                     ___  Pizza with meat

                                     ___  Pizza without meat

                                     ___  Pasta with meat

                                     ___  Pasta without meat

                                     ___  Gluten Free (sausage and peppers)

                                  *** salad and drinks will be offer to all***




Would you be willing to help put on this event? We need people to help get food, set up, serve, direct traffic, clean up

Please text Mark Shimoda at 303-514-6248



Tuesday, July 16th:

07:15-FUN PLUS-NW-28.5 miles-1812' elev. CROWN HILL WEST LOOP--White Ranch/Kinney Run/Apex/Colfax/DenverWest. REGISTER BY TEXT (303-905-8510) by July 15. Join Marilyn Choske on this reverse loop of sorts for miles and challenging climbs. Downhills are your rewards! Early start before any rains after noon. Group consensus for beverage stop.

CANCELLED due to rain forecast in Idaho Springs AND REPLACED BY ABOVE RIDE

9:00 AM.  INT-H3-24-1800’ elev gain. “EMPIRE ICE CREAM RIDE” - MEET 09:00am.  REGISTER BY TEXT to leader by July 15.  Meet Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) for this Idaho Springs-to-Empire ride. Drive/meet directions follow description. Pedal on bikepath/trail thru Idaho Springs, onto Stanley Road and Hwy 40 to Empire Dairy King. NOTE–there is no good shoulder on Hwy 40 to climb up to Empire; use caution. Bring $ to purchase and enjoy your ice cream treat. Return the same route. CASUAL pace to and ZIPPITY-DO-DAH from Empire (mostly downhill). Limit 8 riders, including leader. Ride won’t go if rainy or forecast is for morning rain; call the leader if in doubt.

DIRECTIONS: I-70 Exit 241. Take first RIGHT at the exit roundabout and follow the road up & over I-70. Just past the green sign, turn RIGHT towards County Road 314 (if you miss this turn, you’re back on eastbound I-70!). Turn RIGHT at the stop sign & continue to the ballpark ahead and park on the north side of the park. Look for the leader's red Kia Sportage w/bike rack.

Wednesday, July 17th:


9:00 AM FUN -H2&3-20SW Ride the Roller Coaster Construction change: Meet Patty Gaspar 303-618-5069 at Broken Tee Golf Course 2101 W Oxford Ave, Englewood to ride the Platte River Trail to Mineral to take the bridge over Santa Fe and ride the trail up Mineral to the Highline Canal and over to C470 trail, then a final climb to Clarkson for your reward - fun rollers followed a great downhill to Big Dry Creek to finish the loop. Weather permitting - watch MeetUp.


9:00 AM FUN-H2-20 SW Twin Tunnel Route Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at Broken Tee Golf Course (2101 W. Oxford, Englewood 80110) for a ride up Big Dry Creek to the Highline Canal. The canal is hard packed along this beautiful section of the trail that will have you humming Country Roads. I will be on my road bike, but a hybrid works. After a snack along the trail, we will go UNDER Hampden and Colorado Blvd. using the two new tunnels then 4 miles of downhill on Dartmouth and back. Picnic lunch after.

Thursday, July 18th:

8:45 AM  FUN/LEISURE.  H1/H2-18-SE. Duffy Rolls and Poolside Lunch Ride. Meet Janet Kritzer (303 883-2474 cell) for a ride through Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village and beyond. Enjoy Duffy Rolls to start and a gravel trail ride on the Highline Canal Trail to Big Dry Creek to Belleview Park. After riding thru Old Cherry Hills and Woody Hollow Park, we will then wind thru some pretty streets and the Highline to arrive back at 34 Sedgwick. Ride will be 2/3 on packed gravel with some dirt on the trails. Hybrid bike suggested. Meet at Janet Kritzer’s home 34 Sedgwick Drive ( Devonshire Heights) Cherry Hills Village to park and start. After the Ride: Duffy’s Sandwiches served at poolside tables and under covered umbrellas.

Directions: 34 Sedgwick is just off of Hampden Ave on the south side halfway between University and Colorado Blvds.  ( Wellshire Golf Fairways are across the street) Turn into Devonshire Heights and make an immediate left to go to 34 Sedgwick. Please park- single file in the circular wide driveway or on street in front of the house. DBTC Members only and limited to 16 riders.   MUST RSVP to Janet Kritzer 303-883-2474. 


9:00 AM Fun Plus-H3.5-28 miles-SW up to 2000 ft of gain. Meet Diane Short across from the gas station at Rooney Rd and Morrison Rd (C-470) at 9 a.m. ride through Bear Creek Park and through the neighborhoods between Hiway 285 and Belleview, over to Willow Springs, Ken Caryl (3 little climbs) to S. valley park.  Option to come back via original route or the bike path.  Plan to be back by 1 to avoid storms. Four must call in order for the ride to go   303-271-9642 (land).  Not on Meet Up



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, or 303-905-8510.



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!


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.


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:


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.


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


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Denver Bicycle Touring Club

P.O. Box 260517

Denver, CO. 80226-0517

Upcoming events

07/27/2024 7:30 AM • Anderson Park
08/26/2024 • Sterling, Colorado


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