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Click here for the April 2024 Newsletter => AprilFinal.pdf

Click here for the May 2024 Newsletter => DBTC NL MAY 2024.pdf


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


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UPCOMING RIDES!!! 


Monday May 20th:

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-H3-25-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride south on Garrison to Alameda and then west to Morrison via Rooney Rd.  After a break, we will ride east via Morrison Rd and the Bear Creek Trail to the Stone House, returning north through Lakewood neighborhoods to Crown Hill Park.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.


Tuesday, May 21

8:00 AM FUN+-H3-16-W-+1897' "Progressive Lookout Challenge #2: Lookout Mountain for Beginners 102! We add a bit more distance & elevation from the "101" ride!  Meet Marilyn Choske (TEXT to register by May 20 -303-905-8510) at the meet place described at end of description. Once we get to Lookout Mountain Road, ride at your pace to the Windy Saddle lot at 5.2 miles; regroup.  Continue to 6.8 miles and pull off at the yellow posts on the right; regroup. Ride up to the shop/restrooms/viewing deck.  Enjoy the downhill ride and we'll stop at a nearby coffee stop to celebrate--*compliments of DBTC*--your Lookout accomplishment!  Return to the cars. Ride will not go if rainy or forecast is for morning rain; call the leader if in doubt. MEET PLACE directions:   Park in the westernmost area of the "new" Clear Creek Parking Lot--Free Public Parking in Golden.  Enter from the 10th & Archer Streets area (on Archer Street).  Use your Maps app or contact leader beforehand.  Look for my red Kia Sportage w/bike rack.

10:00 AM- LEISURE-H2-13-SW.   Waterton Canyon Bighorn Sheep Lookout.  Meet Karen Kelley (303-260-9029) at 10am at Denver Audubon Kingery Nature Center for a ride up Waterton Canyon to the Strontia Springs Dam. Please arrive 15 min before ride time. Bring snacks to enjoy at the top. Easy gravel road has been recently graded.


Wednesday, May 22nd:

9:30 AM FUN PLUS H-2-20 SW Meet Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674) at Clement Park. Meet behind the library near the skateboard park. We will ride some quiet streets in the Columbine neighborhood to South Platte Canyon Rd., then to the C-470 trail, to Coal Mine Ave., to the Dutch Creek Trail, and return to Clement Park. Bring your lunch to socialize after the ride.


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UPCOMING OOT TOURS

Let’s DO DURANGO!

Important Notice:   Don’t miss out on this exciting bike tour.  Send your registration forms and deposit ASAP - Deadline is April 24 ! !

Kathy and Joe Stommel are excited to announce an Out of Town Tour returning to Durango June 2-7, 2024.  This OOTT will include four riding days with two routes starting at the hotel and two routes we will drive to - plus a free day!  Tour rating is Fun Plus.   Destinations include the historic Bakers Bridge, Vallecito Reservoir and Canyons of the Ancients Museum & Visitors Center near Dolores, CO.   One evening we will enjoy a chuckwagon dinner and cowboy show. 

Hotel amenities include suites with two queen or one king bed; in-room refrigerators, microwave & coffee/tea maker; complimentary hot breakfast; indoor swimming pool; hot tub; fitness center; free WiFi and parking; bike storage in room.

Participants must be comfortable riding on roads with little or no shoulder, although with only light traffic most of the time.  Also you must be prepared to handle any bike maintenance issues such as repairing flat tires.  Maximum number of participants is 18 with a minimum of 14 to make this tour go.  Class 1 E-bikes are welcome.

Tour price per person for double occupancy is $800 plus a required $50 DBTC fee for a total of $850.  This price includes 5-nights lodging, chuckwagon dinner & show, one box lunch, happy hour snacks, pre and post-tour meetings.  If interested please download the Registration/Medical form and Liability Waiver from the DBTC website, under Out of Town Tours tab, Items #1 and #2.  Mail these completed forms along with a $500 deposit check payable to Kathy Stommel and a separate $50 check payable to DBTC.  Address for mailing is Kathy Stommel, 9631 Autumnwood Pl, Highlands Ranch, CO  80129.  The final $300 payment will be due no later than May 1, 2024

Keep in mind that payments for any Out of Town Tour are non-refundable but may be transferable if a suitable replacement can be secured.  Direct any questions to Kathy Stommel at 719/671-5579 or cyclekats@gmail.com.

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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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