Intermediate level ride: 4 Mile Park to Cherry Creek Dam loop

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.

Ride Details:

21.5 miles.  Approximately 80-90 minutes, average rolling speed: 18+ mph.

Route:

  • 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.
  • Map: http://www.parks.state.co.us/SiteCollectionImages/parks/Parks/CherryCreek/CherryCreekTrailsMap.pdf

SAFETY

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.)

ACCIDENTS:

Read what to do when hit by a car.

http://www.meetup.com/Denver-and-Front-Range-Cycling/messages/boards/thread/7105950

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  • Ammar M.

    Running 10 min late...

    July 18, 2013

  • Michael

    stuck doing paperwork

    July 18, 2013

  • Ammar M.

    As long as I am done with work on time- I will ride. Thanks.

    July 13, 2013

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