May 2024 DBTC Ride Schedule 


Wednesday, May 1st:

10:00 AM FUN - H2to3-22 SW Meet Patty Gaspar(303-618-5069) at the Sheridan Library Parking lot west of Federal and Oxford.  We’ll head toward the rebuilt Bow Mar area and go to Bowles Lake, Grant Ranch to Wadsworth and back to Sheridan High School.  We’ll ride some hills and lots of ups and downs, some beautiful quiet streets and pleasant bike paths.  Lunch is at Monaghan’s Bar and Grill 3889 S King St. There used to be a tunnel from there to Fort Logan so the soldiers could sneak out. Weather permitting - watch MeetUp.

9:30 AM FUN PLUS- H2: 25 - 30 miles, 2100 gain, RSVP directly to Diane Short (303-271-9642 landline).  Meet at 9:30 am, across from the gas station at Morrison Rd. and Rooney Rd (C-470).   Ride through Bear Creek Lake Park, then west into the 2 neighborhoods that are between the Hiway 285 frontage road and Belleview, continue to Willow Springs, Ken Caryl neighborhoods with a rest stop at the S. Valley rest area.  Return can be a re-trace or the group can decide to return via the C-470 bike path.


Thursday, May 2nd: 

10:30 AM FUN PLUS NE H2 33 mi Rotella Park to Westminster Rec Center Meet Fred Tarbell, 630-888-590, at Rotella Park, East end by shelter one, 1824 Coronado Pkwy S. Denver.  We use the Niver Creek trail to connect to the North Platte River trail. North on Platte River trail to Grange Hall Creek trail which takes us to The Margaret Carpenter Park. After a short break we continue West through Thornton and Northglenn on neighborhood greenway trails to Westminster. In Westminster we connect to Farmers Highline trail to 104th Ave bikeway and follow it to Westminster Rec center.  Water and restrooms available there during our break.  We return along 104 Ave to Farmers Highline, Northglenn, Thornton greenway, and Carpenter Park on the same route.  Bring snacks or lunch items if you want to socialize at Rotella Park after the ride.


Friday, May 3rd: 

CANCELLED BECAUSE JEFF K HURT HIS KNEE

10:00 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. 


SATURDAY, May 4th:


60th KICKOFF AT CLEMENT PARK

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DBTC!!!

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REGISTER FOR THE PICNIC UNTIL MAY 1st HERE => DBTC 2024 Spring Kickoff Event

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY - MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

9:00 AM FUN-H2-21-SW-960'  PICNIC PICKER-UPPER!  Join Marilyn Choske (text to REGISTER-303/905-8510) in Clement Park parking lot nearest DBTC shelter access.  (Look for my red Kia Sportage w/ski & bike racks.)  Let's use that breakfast caffeine and burn some sugars by pedaling a counterclockwise loop north on residential streets to Bear Creek Trail, then west up and over Kumpfmiller Road in Bear Creek Park.  Weave our way south and east  (no stop at Mt. Carbon this ride) thru neighborhoods and return to Clement Park for a well-deserved lunch and social time!  Some trails, some sidewalks, some bike-friendly streets. Not a race, 10-14mph pace. Be sure to TEXT/register with the ride leader by May 3; limit 10 riders.  No ride if it's rainy.

9:15 AM FUN PLUS H-2-21 SW Meet  Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674) at Clement Park, at the Pavilion. We will exit the park on Long Dr. and work our way to the west side of Marston Reservoir to Quincy, Weaver Creek Trail, C-470, Garrison, Dutch Creek Trail returning to the park. Please note almost half of the ride is on streets, many without bike lanes. Limit 10 Riders. 

9:15 AM FUN-H2-25 SW Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at Clement 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 Mineral. 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 the picnic. 

9:30 AM FUN PLUS–H2–19 Miles SW Meet Tom Fitzgerald (303-424-1082) at Clement Park at the Pavilion. Head east from Clement Park to Platte Canyon Road, then north to the Bear Creek Trail. Then east on the BCT to the Mary Carter Trail (Platte River Trail). We’ll head south along the Mary Carter Trail to Mineral Avenue. Then west on the Mineral Avenue Trail to Platte Canyon Road. Finally, north on Platte Canyon to Christensen Lane, and back to Clement for lunch.

10:00 AM Leisure-H2-18 SW Meet Wayne Tomasello at Clement park for a ride on the Lily Gulch trail to Kipling Pkwy to Dutch Creek trail to the Columbine Valley  neighborhood back to Clement Park. The ride is mostly on paved bike paths with some street riding and a short section on gravel road.  


Sunday, May 5th

10:00 AM FUN-H1-24-30 NE.  ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL RIDEMeet Cyndy Klepinger (303.725.1565)  at Cake Crumbs, 2216 Kearney. We’ll ride city streets north to the Sand Creek Trail, ride toward the Northfield area and Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  We will return by way of bike lanes and Central Park Greenway trails.  Pace will be 12 to 14 mph.  .  Ride limited to 10 riders, to reserve a spot, text Cyndy at 303.725.1565.  Will have the opportunity to get a snack at Cake Crumbs after the ride. All rides are weather permitting, temps over 40 at ride time, dry roads and mild wind.   Check Meetup posting if you are not sure if a ride is a go or not.

11:00 AM LEISURE-H1-12- SW. Cinco De Mayo Celebration Ride. Ride to the Mexican Cinco De Mayo Festival at Civic Center Park. Meet Lin Hark (303-507-3502) at Overland Pond Park (S Platte River Trail and Florida Ave) We will ride the South Platte Trail north to the Cinco De Mayo Festival at Civic Center Park. Bring a lock for your bike and money to enjoy some Mexican street food. I'm sure we can find some good food and fun entertainment at the Festival.


Monday May 6th:

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-21-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Anderson Park (44th & Field) for a ride west on the Clear Creek Trail to the Peaks to Plains Trail, which we will take to the current construction point.  We will then return to Parfet Park for a break, and then return to the start on the Clear Creek Trail.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.


Tuesday, May 7th:

CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WINDS

10:00AM FUN-H2-23-NW-+725' Join Marilyn Choske (text - 303-905-8510), at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garland).  We'll head 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, May 6. Ride will not go if rainy or forecast is for rain in the morning; call the leader if in doubt. Your Club RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33871592?privacy_code=RZnzpwBEh2Q6DaDy


Wednesday, May 8th:

10:00 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. Weather permitting - watch MeetUp.


Thursday, May 9th:

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-26mi NE  Rotella Park  to Charles Minburn Park, Northglenn.  Meet Fred Tarbell ,630-888-5290, at Rotella Park 1824 Coronado Pkwy S (East end shelter 1)  Denver.  The route is East on Clear Creek to South Platte bike path. North on Platte to the left junction of the Grange Hall Creek trail.  Follow the trail to Margaret Carpenter Park crossing 104th Ave.  Bathroom break at Carpenter Park before continuing on a green way trail through Thornton and Northglenn suburbs. Turn North along the East side of I-25 interstate and pass under I-25 to arrive at Charles Minburn Park. A break for snacks, water before returning the same route to Rotella Park.  Bring snacks or lunch items if you want to recover after the ride.


Friday, May 10th:

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

10:00AM FUN-H1-26-SW 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 afterward.

10:30 AM FUN – H1- 20= NE HIDDEN TRAILS.  Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303.725.1565) at Cook Park Rec Center 7100 Cherry Creek So. Dr., Denver 80224 – off of Monaco, . We will discover some newer trails as well as enjoy the popular Cherry Creek. .  The route starts with Cherry Creek Trail, then the Highline Canal to Tollgate to Sand Creek and finally Central Park trails.  There are a few miles of city street riding.  Ride limited to 10 riders, to reserve a spot, text Cyndy at 303.725.1565.  Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the ride. All rides are weather permitting, temps over 40 at ride time, dry roads and mild wind.   Check Meetup posting if you are not sure if a ride is a go or not.


Saturday, May 11th:

9:00AM LEISURE-H1-20-NW Big Dry Creek Ride.  This is a good ride for anyone who wants to do miles without a lot of effort. The elevation gain is only 390 feet. Meet Jake Jacobi (720.808.2306) behind McDonalds on the south-west corner of 100th and Wadsworth Pkwy. We will ride out and back on Big Dry Creek Trail.  Optional lunch afterwards.

10:00AM FUN-PLUS-H2-23-NW Meet Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674), at Anderson Park (44th & Field) . We will ride west on Clear Creek Trail to McIntyre, then on to the Ralston Creek, Blunn, and Van Bibber Trails, a few streets to Easley and then back to the Clear Creek Trail and return. Bring your lunch to socialize after the ride.  


Sunday, May 12th: Mother’s Day

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN!!!

9:30 AM FUN H2–20 - Downtown Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Mother's Day Mother's Appreciation Beverage Ride that is designed for both mothers and anyone who has or has had a mother. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (23rd Ave Exit from I25, go down the hill, drive by the REI Superstore going NE, cross 15th St and keep going till you see the parking lot directly in front of you. Go to the parking lot past the large bike statue.) for this fantastic ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path towards the Cherry Creek Reservoir and back. Remember that a beverage of your choice will be provided to all mothers and non-mothers alike at the break at the REI Starbucks on the return voyage. THIS RIDE WILL START YOUR MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND OFF WITH A BANG! 


Monday May 13th:

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H3-24-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Anderson Park (44th & Field) 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 the 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.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterward. 

May 13-15 

Fruita area MTB rides.  See the MeetUp for description and to make the required RSVP.


Tuesday, May 14th:

9:30 AM FUN+-H3-10-W-1370'gain.  "Progressive Lookout Challenge #1: Lookout Mountain for Beginners 101!" (Mountain Month-riding with Marilyn) Been wanting to try Lookout and/or just wanting to get elevation training in? Me, too (the latter)!  This is easier one's for you.  Meet Marilyn Choske (Register via TEXT to leader by May 13 - 303-905-8510) at the Lookout Mountain Road "pillars" parking lot--> (from Hwy 6, go .3 mile on Lookout Mtn Road to parking on the left. Restrooms available. If you pass the two big pillars, you've gone too far.) We'll ride at our own paces and stop at the Windy Saddle Lot 3.1 miles from the cars; regroup.  Continue to 4.7 miles and pull off at the yellow posts on the right; regroup. Ride up to the souvenir shop/restrooms/viewing deck. Return down the mountain to our cars!    Ride will not go if rainy or forecast is for morning rain; call the leader if in doubt.

10:00AM LEISURE H1-19-SW. Bear Creek Trail. Meet Jill McMahon (303 888-0314) at the Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 W. Oxford Ave, Englewood.  Park at the West end of the lot for a ride heading north on the Platte Trail. At the Bear Creek Trail we will go west to the Fox Hollow Golf Course and return.  Bring a snack and money for an optional lunch afterwards at a local restaurant.


Wednesday, May 15th:

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-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.  We will return via the Highlands and Wheat Ridge neighborhoods.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterward.


Thursday, May 16th:

RIDE IS CANCELLED

10:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-28mi NE Rotella Park Five Trails to Westminster Recreation Center.  Meet Fred Tarbell (630-888-5290) at Rotella Park, East end by shelter one5+, 1824 Coronado Pkwy S. Denver.  We will use the Niver Creek trail to connect to the South Platte River trail. South on Platte River trail to Clear Creek trail. Continue West on Clear Creek to the junction, (slight right) of Little Dry Creek trail.  Follow Little Dry Creek West to Lowell Blvd intersection. Turn North on Lowell Blvd on sidewalks for about 7 blocks.  At Lowell Blvd and 78 Ave junction connect to US 36 Bikeway on the Left.  Continue West on US 36 bikeway toward Westminster. In Westminster we exit right off US 36 Bikeway under US 36 highway and follow the connecting trail to the Westminster Rec center.  Water and restrooms available inside 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.


Friday, May 17th:

10:30 AM FUN PLUS 30+ H1 BACK DOOR TO CHERRY CREEK RESERVOIR, Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303.725.1565) at Cook Park Rec Center 7100 Cherry Creek So. Dr., Denver 80224 – off of Monaco, .  We will take the Cherry Creek Trail and Highline Canal Trail, along with a few others to ride to Cherry Creek Reservoir.  This route avoids the climb from Kennedy Golf Course.  Depending on the group, we can add miles by circling the reservoir.  Ride limited to 10 riders, to reserve a spot, text Cyndy at 303.725.1565.  Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the ride. All rides are weather permitting, temps over 40 at ride time, dry roads and mild wind.   Check Meetup posting if you are not sure if a ride is a go or not.


Saturday, May 18th:

9:30 AM FUN-H2-21-NW MAJESTIC 17 PARKS NEW BREWPUB RIDE Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at the Majestic view Park 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. or 71st ST!) The ride will visit 17 parks by going west on Ridge Road and van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail and then returning on the Ralston Creek Trail where we will stop for a break at the new COLORADO TAP HOUSE which resides on the trail!  Maybe we can get a group shot on the huge COLORADO CHAIR out front! 


Sunday, May 19th:

9:00 AM FUN PLUS-H2-23-NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE HIDDEN GEMS OF ARVADA. We have all experienced the traditional Arvada classic trails of Ralston Creek, Clear Creek, and Van Bibber. Check out this new route instead that explores Lake Arbor, the Pomona Lakes, the Arvada Fire Fighter’s Park, the backside of baseball, and other forgotten areas and is guaranteed to be an adventure! Meet at the SE corner of HWY 36 and 104th at the back side of the now closed Black Bear Diner, formally Quaker State and Lube Restaurant (10392 Reed St., Westminster, CO) by a hidden entrance to a hidden trail where the adventure will begin (and end).


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.


Thursday, May 23rd:

10:00 AM FUN H1 28mi NE Twin Lakes to Riverdale Veterans Memorial Meet Fred Tarbell at 300 West 70th Ave, (1/8 mi West of Broadway and 70th)  Bike East on Clear Creek to junction of Platte River Trail.  Turn North on Platte River trail toward Riverdale Regional Park area. We will exit off Platte River trail to the entrance of the Adams County Veterans Memorial.  We will take our break for restrooms and snacks while we view and explore the architectural design of the Veterans Memorial.  We will return by the same route to Twin Lakes.  Bring lunch items or snacks if you stay to visit after the ride.


Sunday, May 26th:

Marshall Mesa annual MTB ride.  See the MeetUp for description and to make the required RSVP.  Click here => 49th annual Marshall Mesa MTB Adventure May 26, Sun, May 26, 2024, 10:30 AM | Meetup


Monday, May 27th:

9:30 AM FUN PLUS-H3-27-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Anderson Park (44th & Field) for a ride west along the Clear Creek Trail to Easley Rd, and to the Arvada Reservoir.  We will ride a loop over the reservoir and then after a break, we will return via the same route.  Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterward.


Tuesday, May 28th:

8:00 AM FUN+-H3-16-W-+1862' elev.  "Progressive Lookout Challenge #3: Lookout Mountain for All!" Same distance, less elevation (how did THAT happen?!) than Challenge #2!  Meet Marilyn Choske (TEXT to register by May 27.  303-905-8510) at the Wooly Mammoth parking lot, I-70 Exit 259, across from the gas station on Hwy 40, between Spaces AA-BB.  Look for my red Kia Sportage with bike rack.  From Wooly, take Hwy 40 east to Apex turnoff; access Kinney Run Trail to Hwy 6 bike path at (Mile Marker) MM 3.1.  The climb starts along this trail; access 19th St over Hwy 6 at MM 4.0.  Once we get to Lookout Mountain Road, ride at your pace to Windy Saddle lot at MM 7.4; regroup.  Continue to MM 9.0 and pull off at the yellow posts on the right; regroup. Ride up to the shop/restrooms/viewing deck.  Tackle the last of the hilly-ness riding to Hwy 40, then it's (mostly) downhill all the way to the cars.  Ride will not go if rainy or forecast is for morning rain; call the leader if in doubt. 


Wednesday, May 29th:

9:00AM FUN PLUS H-2-29 SW Meet Peter Woulfe(540-219-6674) 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 to Chatfield State Park, then up the dam over to the marina. After a break we will return the same way. Bring your lunch to socialize after the ride.  


Thursday, May 30th:

10:00 AM FUN PLUS H1 26 NE Twin Lakes to Tap House  Meet Fred Tarbell (630-888-5290) at Twin Lakes, 226-318 W 70th Ave,(1/8 mi West of Broadway & 70th) Denver.  Bike West on Clear Creek trail to the junction of Ralston Creek at the Gold Strike bridge. Then follow Ralston Creek trail thru Arvada to the Tap House, 14982 W 69th Ave Arvada. The route will stay on the creek trail markings with some short street riding.  Mid ride break at Tap House for coffee, pastry, snacks and bathroom visit as you desire. We return to Rotella Park riding East on Ralston Creek and back to Clear Creek through Arvada.  Socialize and recover at Rotella Park with your snacks or lunch as you wish.


Friday, May 31st:

9:30 AM FUN-H2-22-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Twin Lakes Park (300 W. 70th Ave) for a ride east on the Clear Creek Trail to the South Platte Trail, and then south to REI. After a break, we will return via the same route. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterward.



See the May newsletter all of the May rides here => DBTC NL MAY 2024.pdf


































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