July 2023 DBTC Ride Schedule 

Saturday, July 1st:

9:00 AM FUN-H2-25-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Anderson Park (44th & Field) for a ride west on the Clear Creek Trail to Easley Road, which we will take to the Ralston Creek Trail.  We will ride the entire length of the Ralston Creek Trail returning via the Clear Creek Trail and back to the park.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.

9:00 AM FUN-H2-21 SE Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Cook Park Rec Center, 7100 Cherry Creek North Drive, Denver) for a “triple by-park pass” loop ride to Eisenhower and Wash Parks via Denver local neighborhood bike friendly streets and Cherry Creek bike path. Bring a chair and lunch for after ride social.

Sunday, July 2nd:

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H3-24-NW-(Elevation Gain = 1207 feet)  Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE GREAT TOTEM POLE RIDE AKA THE HIDDEN GEMS OF INTERLOCKEN! 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 Rd., Superior). This ride is now 99.99% on paved trails. 

Monday, July 3rd: 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-27-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride south to the Stone House and then east on the Bear Creek Trail connecting to the South Platte Trail.  We will then ride north to REI for a break and then back to the start via the Highlands and Wheat Ridge neighborhoods.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.

Tuesday, July 4th:  

8:00 AM FREEDOM FUN RIDE! FUN-H2-23-NW/SE-+725’ elev gain.  Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garland).  Ride south, east, north, and west, back to our start. Trails are Weir, Sanderson, Platte, and bike-friendly streets. Stop at Dunkin’ at Sloans Lake for a beverage & donut (bring $). Comfy 10-14 mph pace. Register via TEXT to the leader by Monday, July 3.  Ride won’t go if rainy or forecast is for morning rain; call the leader if in doubt.

Wednesday, July 5th:

8:30AM LEISURE-H1-17-SW Fox Hollow to Platte River and back. Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) at Fox Hollow golf course (park on the east side) for a ride to the Platte River and back.  Lunch after at the golf club. 

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. Bring lunch for a picnic.

Thursday, July 6th:

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-H3-24-Frisco (Elevation Gain = 1171’) Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE FREE ICE CREAM TOUR OF LAKE DILLON. We will meet at the Summit Middle School parking lot in Frisco and ride the multi-use trail around Lake Dillon toward Keystone. We will then climb the Swan Mountain bike path to the top and enjoy the incredible view after which we will enjoy the fabulous downhill toward Frisco, completing a circle back to Frisco where DBTC will purchase ice cream for all riders at the Foote Sweet Shoppe. Directions to Summit Middle School, 158 School Rd, Frisco: Drive westbound from Denver on I-70 to Exit 203, and take the roundabout exit that leads south onto the bridge crossing I-70. Continue south on Summit Blvd. (Hwy 9) for 0.8 miles to the stoplight intersection of School Rd. & CR 1040. Turn left onto School Rd., and look for DBTC members in the parking lot.

Friday, July 7th:  

7:30 AM FUN-H2-21-W-1034’ elev. gain.  2023 Birthday Girl Ride!  Meet 07:30 am.  Register via TEXT to the leader by July 6.  Join birthday-girl, Marilyn Choske, (303-905-8510) at Anderson Park, 44th & Field St., Wheat Ridge. Park at the back of the lot near the bike path. Nice, no-rush, casual pace for this westbound loop to Golden and the Peaks-to-Prairie trail & return.  Some hills up, some down!  Birthday cake & iced tea at the end of the ride.  Limit 10 riders, including leader.  Ride will not go if it is rainy or forecast for morning rain. Call the leader if in doubt.

7:30 AM INT-H4-35-W-3300’ Elev. Gain.  Meet Bill Luttrell (719 235-3868) at Rooney Trailhead Parking off Rooney road just North of Dinosaur Ridge at 7:15AM, wheels down at 7:30AM. We will head North up Rooney Road to the bike trail next to US 6, to 19th, then up Lookout mtn, regroup at Windy Saddle, then up to top of Lookout for snacks and water break, then West on Lookout mtn road, right onto Colorow, back onto Lookout mtn road, right up Mt Vernon road, then down to bike trail next to I70 to Evergreen, then to Keer Gulch road down to 74, down to Morrison and back up Rooney to the start.    Figure on moving at a good pace. We will take stops along the way as required by the group. 

Saturday, July 8th:

8:30 LEISURE H1-21-NW Easley, Clear Creek, Ralston .Meet Jake Jacobi (720-808-2306) at Westwood Golf Course, 6655 Quaker St, Arvada. We will ride south on Easley Road, east on the Clear Creek Trail to Gold Strike Park, and then back on Ralston Creek Trail. Lunch afterwards at the course’s clubhouse. Park in the west end of the parking lot.

8:45 AM FUN-H2-28-SE-700 Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Mamie Eisenhower Park Rec Center, 4300 East Dartmouth Ave., Denver (Colorado Blvd and Dartmouth) to ride the Highline Canal through Cherry Hills and South to Prince Street in Littleton. We can make a quick stop in the cemetery if you’d like to see Alfred Packer’s (read story via google) final resting place before heading to a nearby ice cream shop. Then back via bike path along the Platte to Big Dry creek and neighborhood streets to the start. The first 14 miles are on light gravel and the last half on pavement. The surface makes it a more difficult ride, so a hybrid or gravel bike is easier than a road bike. Bring money for ice cream, and stay after the ride for lunch/social at the park.

9:00 AM FUN PLUS– H2 – 28 Miles West  Meet Tom Fitzgerald (303-424-1082) at Sloan’s Lake (north side, near the restrooms).  We’ll ride north on some quiet streets in NW Denver to the Clear Creek Trail, east to the Platte River Trail, then south to REI for a break.  Then back on the Platte River Trail south to the Lakewood Dry Gulch Trail, and west to Garrison Street.  Finally, north on Garrison through the Glens to 26th Avenue, and east back to Sloan’s Lake.

Sunday, July 9th:

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H3-21 NW (1541 ft of elevation gain) – HIDDEN GEMS OF GOLDEN JUGGLING RIDE!!! Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this fairly new Hidden Gems adventure around beautiful Golden including a new trail into the foothills. We were to meet at Lions Park at 10th and Maple in Golden at the parking lot by Clear Creek. (Thanks to Marilyn Choske for pointing out that the Lion's Park Parking Lot is now PAID and half roped off and for suggesting that we meet at this link instead for lots of free parking nearby at 10th and Archer:
We will ride the Golden Circle and beyond to Heritage Park and other unexplored areas including, I promise you, a rose garden. Riders will be rewarded for their climbing around Golden with a high altitude juggling act at Heritage Dells Park before the descent begins.

Monday July 10th:

LEISURE-H2-15-SW 8:30 AM Ride to the State Capitol Meet Lin Hark (303-507-3502) at Cook Park Recreation Center  for an easy ride along Cherry Creek to the Colorado State Capitol for a tour of the capitol and the dome. Tours start at 10 AM and can take up to 30 people first come first serve so I hope we can get in on the 10AM Tour and hopefully can get a tour of the dome after or before the tour. They only do the 15 minute dome tour during June and July. Bring a lock and snacks. We can wander around Civic Center Park and get some lunch from the food trucks after the tour. For more about the Capitol Tours  leg.colorado.gov/content/tour-information

10:00 AM FUN-H3-25-W Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at the ballpark in Idaho Springs for a ride to Georgetown.  We will take the trail through Idaho Springs and ride the service road to Georgetown for an ice cream break (bring $$) before returning to Idaho Springs.  DIRECTIONS: Take exit 241 off I-70 and take first right at the roundabout.  Follow the road over I-70 and just past the green sign turn right (county road 314).  Take a right at the stop sign and continue to the ballpark.  Park on the north side of the park.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.

Tuesday, July 11th

9:00 AM Leisure-H1-20 NE Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Twin Lakes Park (226-318 W 70th Ave, Denver, CO 80221) for a ride on Clear Creek trail to the Platte River trail to 104th and return. Optional lunch at Micky’s

9:00 AM INT-H3-24-1800’ elev gain. “EMPIRE ICE CREAM RIDE'' - MEET 09:00am, ROLL 09:15 am. Register via TEXT to the leader by July 10. Meet Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) for this Idaho Springs-to-Empire ride. Drive/meet directions follow description. Pedal on bike path/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 leader’s red Kia Sportage w/bike rack.:  

Wednesday, July 12th:

9:00 AM FUN PLUS H-2-18 SW Route may change due to trail closures.  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., to Chatfield State Park, up the dam, ride the paved portion then to the C-470 trail, to Garrison St., onto a few quiet, winding streets, to the Dutch Creek Trail, and return to Clement Park. Bring a lunch for a picnic after the ride. 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-20 SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at Clement Park behind the library near the skateboard park. We’ll do a different route winding down to the Platte Trail and then enjoy a shady ride up Big Dry Creek, along the Highline Canal, and back down Lily Gulch Trail. There are a couple of climbs but only 614 feet and some of the trails are hardpack gravel. We’ll then wander back to the park for a picnic lunch.

10:00 AM MTB P3, T2, 16 miles Gold Dust Trail THE RIDE: Meet Steve Thomas and Jeff Basinger for a ride on the Gold Dust Trail outside of Como, just off Hwy 285 and Boreas Pass Road. The ride will be out and back for approx. 16 miles. There will be options for riding out or back on the Boreas Pass Road for those not wanting to ride the Gold Dust trail both ways. The high point of the ride is at about 11,400 feet so it may be cool. THE TIME: Meet in Como at 10:00 AM. Park in town as there is no parking along the road at the trailhead, which is approx. 1 mile out of town. THE DIRECTIONS: Go west on Hwy 285 to the Como/Boreas Road turnoff. Go west approx. 0.5 miles to the town of Como. Como is about 1.5 hr. drive from Denver (72 miles).  THE FOOD: Bring snacks and lunch for on the trail and after the ride. QUESTIONS: Contact Steve Thomas at 303-419-2531.

Thursday, July 13th:

Members only  8:45 AM 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 in a single file in the circular wide driveway or on the street in front of the house. DBTC Members only. MUST RSVP to Janet Kritzer 303-883-2474. Would love a lunch count!  

9:00 AM Fun Plus -H2 33 – NE Rotella Park to Westminster Recreation Center   Meet Fred Tarbell (630-888-5290) at Rotella Park, East end by shelter one, 1824 Coronado Pkwy S. Denver.  We will use the Niver Creek trail to connect to the North Platte River trail. North on Platte River trail to Grange Hall River trail which takes us to The Margaret Carpenter Park. Continue West through Thornton and Northglenn on neighborhood greenway trails to Westminster. In Westminster we connect to Farmers Highline trail to follow it to the Westminster Rec center.  Water and restrooms available during our break before we return on the same route.  Bring snacks or lunch items if you want to socialize at Rotella Park after the ride.

9:00 AM INT H3-40 miles 2600 gain Please RSVP to Diane Short  303-271-9642 (landline only).  At least 4 RSVP to have the ride go.  Meet at the old Forest Service parking lot that is the entrance to the bike path at the south west end of Idaho Springs (exit 240). We’ll take the bike path, then the frontage roads to Georgetown, then the Gtown bike path to Silver Plume, frontage road to Bakersville (40 miles, ~2600 ft gain). Option to take the bike path to Loveland Valley (50 miles ~ 3500 ft gain). Rest stop on the way up at Georgetown Visitors Center. Riders' choice for lunch on the way back.  Weather dependent, so be sure to call the ride leader if there is a question. 

Friday, July 14th:

8:00 AM INT-H4-36-S 3000’ Elev. Gain.  Join me on this scenic ride with great views of Pikes Peak, Rampart Range and the Front Range.  Meet Bill Luttrell (719 235-3868) at King Soopers in Highlands Ranch at 4000 Red Cedar Drive at 7:45am, wheels down at 8am.  We will head up Monarch to Castle Pines, Lagae Road, across I25 to Mesa Dr., Sapphire Point Bvld., Crowfoot Valley Rd, Hess Rd, Castle Pines to Daniels Park, then mostly downhill back down Monarch to the start.  There are several bathroom and water refill stops along the route.  We will stop as necessary for breaks and to regroup.

Saturday, July 15th:

9:00 AM –Intermediate–H3– 25 Miles SW Meet Tom Fitzgerald (303-424-1082) at the Stone House (Estes & Yale at the Bear Creek Trail).  We’ll pedal west to Fox Hollow Golf Course, through Bear Creek Lake Park to Morrison.  Then north along the C470 Trail, over C470 to Rooney Road, and up & over Dinosaur Ridge, then up to the Trading Post at Red Rocks, and back to Morrison.  From there we’ll pedal back east through Bear Creek Lake Park, to Fox Hollow Golf Course, and on to the Stone House.  NOTE:  we’ll be climbing over Mt. Carbon in at least one direction.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards. 

Sunday, July 16th:

8:00AM FUN PLUS-H1-38-SE 900’ Elev Gain.  Meet Bill Luttrell (719 235-3868) at Eisenhower Park. We will ride down Dartmouth to the Mary Carter Greenway trail to Chatfield Res. and turn around at Titan Road and head back the same way or another way as the group decides.  There is plenty of water and bathroom stops on this ride and we will stop as required by the group and to regroup.  Bring snacks, water and a lunch

8:00 AM LEISURE-H1-25-NE Ride From Stanley to Globeville Landing.  Meet Eileen Hunt (720-841-9558) at Stanley Marketplace (in front of Logan Coffee), intersection Dallas and 25th in Aurora. Out and back on bike paths through Central Park to the Sand Creek bike path to the South Platte River trail.  Lunch after if desired somewhere in Stanley Marketplace. Average 10mph although downhills will be faster.

Monday July 17th:

9:00 AM FUN-H2-22-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride to Wash Park.  We will ride through neighborhoods to the Cherry Creek Trail, which we will take to Wash Park.  After riding around the park and taking a break, we will return via the same route.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.

Tuesday, July 18th:

7:37 AM INT-H4-25-2470’ elev gain. “The Sweet Georgetown-to-Loveland-Valley & Return Ride” Register via TEXT to the leader by July 17.  MEET 07:37am; ROLL on-time at 08:00 am. Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) in Georgetown (location TBA) and pedal up–via bike paths and quiet roads–to Silver Plume and on to Bakerville’s 5-mile bike path that spills us out onto Hwy 6 just below the Loveland Valley ski area lodge, where everyone will take a (longer) snack break. Return the same way for a dy-no-mite descent and stop en route at Georgetown Valley Candy Company for ice cream for your efforts, compliments of DBTC!  If you’ve been riding and conditioning yourself for a real challenge, join us for this adventure.  Because it’s an out-and-back, you’re welcome to turn around at any time, and we’ll meet you back in G-town for ice cream.  CASUAL uphill pace, meaning at YOUR comfortable pace.  Limit 10 riders, including leader.  Ride will not go if rainy or forecast is for morning rain; call the leader if in doubt.  Remember that this is mountain riding – warm, waterproof wear!

8:30 AM LEISURE-H1-18-SW  High Line Canal Trail (the beginning) Meet Karen Kelley  (303-260-9029) @ 8:30am at the Waterton Canyon Trailhead parking lot (south on Wadsworth past Chatfield State Park, L on Waterton Rd 1/8 mile to parking lot on Left.  Ride gravel trail out and back segments 1, 2 & 3 . Bring a snack and money for optional lunch after.

9:00 AM FUN-H2-20 NW Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Original Brooklyn’s (2644 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204) for a ride on Lakewood Gulch to Garrison to Sanderson Gulch to the Platte River to complete the Loop. Optional  lunch at the Original Brooklyn’s. Please park in the "Y" lot and see me for a parking rebate. 

11:00 AM  MTB  P2.5,  T2.5  Staunton State Park.  Meet Dick Plastino (303-988-5359 land line) at the south parking lot in the Park.  This is reached by making a sharp hairpin turn to the right about 200 feet past the entrance building ($10 fee).  The ride will be up Staunton Ranch Trail and then take Bugling Elk over to West Meadow and do an out and back for a total of about 15 miles and 2000 feet of vertical.  Staunton State Park is reached by traveling on Hwy 285 about 6 miles past Conifer and as you travel on a long downhill grade, you will see a sign that says “Shaffers Xing/Elk Creek Road”.  Take that exit and at the stop sign turn right and drive 1.3 miles to the park entrance.  Bring food and drink for a parking lot picnic after the ride.

Wednesday, July 19th:

9:00 AM FUN/ FUNPLUS H-1 20 SW Meet  Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674) cell at the west end of the parking lot for the Broken Tee Golf Course (2101 W. Oxford, Englewood 80110). We will ride the South Platte north to REI and return the same way. We have 2 detours along the way. Bring a lunch for a picnic after.

Thursday, July 20th:

9:00 AM FUN 24 mi NE Sand Creek and Northfield Loop Meet Fred Tarbell (630-888-5290) at Twin Lakes Park. 226-328, 70th Ave (West of 53 and 224 intersection) Ride East on Clear Creek trail to South Platte trail junction. South over bridge to Denver to the Sand Creek trail junction. Follow Sand Creek to the Sand Creek Greenway and do a loop in an open urban park.  A mid ride stop at Starbucks for bathroom and refreshment before continuing to the North Field Mall and another urban park loop. Return on Sand Creek to Twin Lakes for recovery, socializing, and lunch if you brought.


5:30 PM MTB P1.5, T1.0, Waterton Canyon THE RIDE: Meet Jennifer Saxhaug for an evening ride up Waterton Canyon. THE TIME & DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Audubon Nature Center parking lot on Waterton Road at 5:30PM for a 6:00 ride start. THE FOOD: Bring snacks, drinks and chairs for after the ride at the parking lot. QUESTIONS: Contact Jennifer at 720-260-8595.

Friday, July 21st:

8:00 AM INT-H4-48-W 3600’ Elev. Gain. Join Bill Luttrell (719 235-3868)  at  the Georgetown Visitor Center at 7:45am, wheels down at 8am on this mostly pretty trail from Georgetown to Loveland Valley and from there we will ride the 4 miles to the top of Loveland Pass.  After Bakersville we will stop at a creek and use my water filter to refill water bottles with nice cold rocky mountain spring water. We will stop at the top for whatever lunch you brought. We will stop along the way for water and snack breaks as required by the group.  Figure a pretty good pace as we need to get to the top before any thunderstorms.  

Saturday, July 22nd:

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-29 N (774 feet of elevation gain) – THE HIDDEN GEMS OF THORNTON!!! Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this brand new Hidden Gems adventure around Thornton and other nearby areas highlighted by Clear Creek, Platte River (including the infamous Thornton Ponds,) backwards on the Highline Canal, HWY 36 Trail, and Little Dry Creek. To do this loop right we need to go 29 miles but it will be well worth the effort! We will meet at Twin Lakes Park (west of Broadway on 70th Ave). Bring food for a post-ride picnic lunch at beautiful Twin Lakes Park.

Sunday, July 23rd: Summer Picnic at Prospect Park

7:45 AM FUN-H2-28-NW-1100’ elev gain. “2023 Summer Picnic ARVADA ARROWHEAD Loop” Register via TEXT to leader by July 22–*LIMIT 10 riders*.  MEET 07:45 am, DEPART 08:00.  Join Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Prospect Park in Wheat Ridge.  Ride an arrowhead-shaped loop around Arvada on bike paths and bike-friendly roads. Bring $ for an optional beverage stop along the way. Pace 10-14mph.  Picnic awaits our arrival!

8:00 AM – Intermediate–H3– 25 Miles-NW Meet Tom Fitzgerald (303-424-1082) at Prospect Park.  We’ll ride west on the Clear Creek Trail to Golden, then wind our way through downtown Golden and Colorado School of the Mines campus to 19th Street, and Lookout Mountain Road.  We’ll pedal up Lookout Mountain, regrouping at a few stops, including at the Trading Post.  After a brief rest, we’ll continue on Lookout Mountain Road to Colorow Road, where we’ll loop around the Boettcher Mansion, and back down the face of Lookout Mountain.  And from there, we’ll work our way back to Prospect Park, again via the Clear Creek Trail.

8:30 AM LEISURE-H1-16-NW.  Leisurely Picnic Ride.  Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314) at the DBTC Meeting place at Prospect Park.  We will travel east on the Clear Creek Trail for an out and back ride.  We will return to the Picnic hungry and ready to eat and chat with DBTC friends.  

8:30 AM LEISURE-H1-20-NW Anderson Park/Van Bibber Trail/Easley Road ride.Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell day of picnic 303-906-3163) Prospect Park to Anderson Park to Van Bibber Trail to Easley Road to Clear Creek Trail and back to Prospect Park. Bring a snack for the break, but we will be back in time for lunch! 


8:45 AM FUN H2-23-NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at Prospect Park for this Pre-Picnic Adventure Loop. We will ride up Clear Creek to Easley Road to the Van Bibber Creek and Blunn Trails. Next we will experience the entire Trail of Ralston Creek and return on Clear Creek Trail. We will be rewarded with the incredible DBTC summer picnic fare back at Prospect Park! 

9:00 AM FUN-H3-20-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Prospect Park (44th & Robb) for a loop ride to Golden, through Arvada and back to the park.  We will ride the Clear Creek Trail, Tucker Gulch, Mesa St Trail, Van Bibber Trail and Blunn Trail before taking 52nd Ave through western Arvada to return.  Note: We will spend approximately one mile on a wide shoulder on Hwy 93 during this ride.

9:00AM FUN-PLUS/INT-H2-23 -NW   Meet Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674) at Prospect Park  We will ride west on Clear Creek Trail to McIntyre, then 64th around the reservoir to the Blunn and Van Bibber Trails, then a few streets to Easley and back to the Clear Creek Trail for our return.

Monday July 24th:

9:00 AM FUN-H1-19-SW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at the Stone House (Estes & Yale along the Bear Creek Trail).  We will ride east on the Bear Creek Trail to the South Platte Trail taking it south to Nixon's Coffee for a break.  We will return via the same route.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.

Tuesday, July 25th:


9:00 am LEISURE-H2-22-NE Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at The Black-eyed Pea Restaurant off 104th at I-25 for a ride along the Farmers Highline Canal to Standley Lake. The ride is on a mostly paved bike path with some dirt areas. There  is some street riding. Lunch after the ride is at The Black-eyed Pea. 


FUN+-H4-30-SW-1800' elev gain.  "Green Gables Southwest Loop to Magill's Ice Cream" Register via TEXT to the leader by July 24.  MEET 7:30, ROLL 7:40.  Join Marilyn Choske (303-905-8510) at Green Gables Park, enter from the east side of Garrison, located between Wisconsin & Florida, for this ambitious leg-burner, heart-pumping LOOP ride. Pedal south and west thru Bear Creek Park & Mt. Carbon to C470 south.  Ride onto Ken Caryl to South Valley Road and on to Deer Creek Canyon Road for a short way.  Exit at Ute and access northbound Kipling Parkway bike path all the way to Girton (near US285).  Continue north & east to Magill's on Jewell.  Bring $ and enjoy your ice cream.  Finish the ride NW to Garrison & Florida and our awaiting cars.  Here's your RWGPS link of the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43427152?privacy_code=tJstUUqbY1XLp1dIAkoDsQqHGeDpp92W

Wednesday, July 26th:

9:00 AM FUN H1-21 SE Explore South High to Central Park (not in NYC) Meet Patty Gaspar(303-618-5069) in the parking lot of South High School, corner of Louisiana and S. Franklin, near the SE corner of Washington Park, you may have to park on the street. The ride will include Westerly Creek, Central Park, City Park, and Cheesman Park. Let’s hope the leader doesn’t get lost again! Lunch at Duffy’s.

9:30 AM LEISURE-H2/3-24-WEST Idaho Springs to Georgetown.  Beat the heat!   Meet Marlene Patacky 720-838-7338 at the Clear Creek Ranger Station, 11 Highway 103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452.  (I-70 to Exit 240-103 to Mt. Evans. Bear L on 103 Chicago Lake Rd to Ranger Station) Gradual climb on paved frontage road  1000 feet to Georgetown where we will enjoy lunch at the Happy Cooker.  Then all downhill back to cars!

Thursday, July 27th:

9:00 AM FUN PLUS H1 32 NE Rotella Park to Brighton   Meet Fred Tarbell (630-888-5290) at Rotella Park,  1824 S. Coronado Pkwy, Denver, (East end at shelter 1)  Ride East on Niver Creek bikeway to South Platte trail.  Turn left, North on South Platte trail, following the Platte River on the right, for 16 miles to Brighton.  Bathroom and break in Brighton, or in route, before returning the same route to Rotella Park.  Bring money for Berry Bleenz, Stone Cold Creamy, or Starbucks if desired. Entire route is flat and open, with only the last mile on streets.  Socializing or snack/lunch after the ride if desired.        

Friday, July 28th: 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-25-NW NEW & IMPROVED WESTMINSTER CLASSIC. Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for an exciting ride full of unexpected twists, turns, and surprises...and now with BRAND NEW TRAILS. We will meet at the parking lot WEST of the baseball diamonds in Westminster City Park. (Directions: From US 36 and Church Ranch Blvd/104th Ave. exit, east on 104th about 1/2 mile to the first left after the Westminster Blvd light, then go LEFT again into the parking lot. The address for the park is 10455 Sheridan Blvd but note again that we are meeting WEST of the buildings and baseball fields.) This ride takes us through the Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton area, including the Farmer’s Highline Canal, Lee Lateral, and Grange Hall Creek trails.      


Saturday, July 29th:

8:30 AM FUN-H2-30-SE-850’ Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at the Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 West Oxford Ave., Englewood. Park at the west end of the parking lot closest to the river. We will ride south along the Platte out to the Chatfield marina and back using both road bike lanes and bike paths. Bring lunch or snacks for social time after. 

Sunday, July 30th: 


7:45 AM-Intermediate -H3-33-SE-1720’ elev gain
Join Wes & Ruby Frederick (303-522-3573)at East Arapahoe Rd Trailhead. Meet at 7:45 am, roll by 8 am. We’ll ride south on the Cherry Creek trail to Broncos Pkway(Tagawa’s), then head east up E. Jamison Dr/Long Ave to High Plains Trail; down to Red Tailed Hawk Park; up E. Irish Dr/S. Sampson Gulch Way; wind through some neighborhood streets to Harvest trail, connecting w/High Plains Trail again; then down Piney Creek trail to the Cherry Creek trail and back to our starting point! Expect a brisk pace, lots of hills, but we will regroup at the top of each climb.
Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the ride if desired.

8:30 AM (was 9:00 AM) Intermediate – H3 -32 miles - North-White Ranch Ride Meet Donald Schmertz (720-785-0616) at Gold's Marketplace. West parking lot located at 10151 W. 26th Street in Wheat Ridge. Email me at roadrider80226@yahoo.com any questions on the route or start location. Wet roads will cancel the ride. All rides are no drop rides.

Monday, July 31st:

9:00 AM FUN-H1-26-SW (Merri's Birthday Ride--a day late) Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Reynolds Landing (6745 S. Santa Fe Dr.) for a ride north on the South Platte Trail to REI.  After a break we will return via the same route.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards. DBTC will provide cupcakes (including one with no sugar).

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