This is the faster group, with rolling speeds averaging 18mph+ (usually a bit faster). Now that both groups start at the same time and head in the same direction, don't worry if you can't keep up, as you can drift back into the slower group.
Mark's phone: 3 zero 3 - 8 8 6 - 2 l 4 l
This is a DROP ride. If you do not know the route, read the link in the PDF below. Print it and bring it, we will highlight the route at the start. We will discuss the regroup points at 4 Mile. At this speed, we will make it all the way around the dam and back to 4 Mile at about 7:10.
We meet at 545, roll at 600. We return approx 715pm. Average rolling speeds: 18+ mph
If you're in the parking lot before we roll, we will wait for you.
21.5 miles. Approximately 80-90 minutes, average rolling speed: 18+ mph.
Leave 4 Mile Park heading east toward Cherry Creek State Park.
Under 225, we go to Parker Road
Enter the Park at the FIRST north entrance, where we regroup.
Head west into the park and turn left when the trail intersects the road.
At East Lakeview we turn east, and follow the road around the lake, then cross to West Lakeview
We regroup again at the Dam Road intersection once you leave the park.
Here are some issues we've had that need to be avoided:
NEVER PULL OUT IN FRONT OF A MOVING BIKER. (Don't put another in danger due to your momentary thinking lapse).
Shoes: You MUST wear shoes that cover your entire foot, and tie tight.
Helmets: Helmets are not legally required but they are strongly recommended.
By signing up for the ride, you absolutely and unconditionally indemnify this group, it's owner, it's leaders and members, and associates. You agree that this risk is your own choice, and accept any and all liability and absolve this group and it's members, leaders, owners, and associates and affiliates of all liability.
Gloves: Highly recommended, but not required.
Tube repair kit, pump, and spare tubes; all recommended. Make sure you tires are properly inflated.
Pedestrians with pets on leashes mean SLOW DOWN. Owners sometimes don't know you're there and the pets can run in front of you.
Where children are, SLOW DOWN. Kids do not know the danger---YOU DO. There are also some adult pedestrians who are oblivious to the danger they pose by not paying attention.
Look behind before passing
Ride only on the right side of the road (except for passing.)
"Denver Front Range Cycling(DFC)is a fraternal-style club dedicated to creating a cycling-centric environment that promotes life-long health and well-being of it's dues-paying members.
Please note that we are now a "dues" organization. Why?
Meetup isn't free. Until we moved to this model, we paid entirely out of our own pockets. Secondly, we decided to obtain a club ride leader liability insurance policy that can also extend to club members; up to $10K to cover medical deductibles.
We have created off-season, and in-season bootcamps and workouts based on Joe Friel's "The Cyclist's Training Bible". We are the only club in the world who does ongoing fitness bootcamps and gets you ready for the upcoming season, and then pushes you to success with our in-season regular weekly bootcamps.
DFC's goal is to create life-long programs and activities that elevate the fitness and physical condition of dues-paying members. We want you to grow old and stay strong, in our cycling-centric environment. Westriveto create an environment and programs for all ages and abilities, and are focused on helping the dues-paying individual become the best that their effort will allow them to be.
DFC is dedicated to the health and financial well-being of it's dues-paying members by having all club-sanctioned rides, dues-paying riders, and ride leaders covered by insurance policies to protect all in event of accidents.
Ask yourself if this $10K of medical deduction protection is worth the cost of a burger, fries, and a beer.