Niwot - Carter Lake from the backside Road Ride 56 miles

If you missed the Carter Lake Road Ride in April, this will be a similar ride however it will climb up the back side of Carter Lake.  There is an option for additional climbing up Pole Hill Road.

The Marina is open and this is a nice pedal on some flat / rolling roads. The marina is a great place to hang out on the deck on a nice day.

Date:  Sunday May 18th

Wheels rolling:  9:45am (please be considerate of others as we will leave on time)

Start Location: Winot Coffee Shop - Niwot

Directions: 7980 Niwot Road, Niwot, CO 80503

PARKING:

This is a busy shopping center. Please ensure you DO NOT park in front of the Niwot Market or take spaces for those customers. The shops are bike friendly but please patronize them when possible. I will be parked on the West side of the lot near the 79th street entrance.

Terrain:  Flat for the most part and some rolling hills but one big climb up to Carter Lake from the back side.  Actually, I've never ridden up this side before.  

OPTION: There is also a  difficult climb up Pole Hill Road after the entrance and road going up to the lake only if you want to do this as additional climbing.  I will try to scout this out before the ride.

Pace:  The pace is whatever you want and you are welcome to  ride with riders of similar ability.  It's enjoyable at any pace.

GPS: 

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4691668

Turn-by-Turn route sheetPlease print a copy of the route sheet if you are not familiar with this area. Limited copies at the start. 

http://www.meetup.com/DenverFrontRangeCycling/files/

Misc:  Please be able to fix a flat. Bring a patch kit, inflator or pump, some money for the store at Carter Lake, 2 water bottles, and clothing to make yourself comfortable.

I will wait up if you are having a mechanical issue and my phone number will be on the route sheet.  There is no sweep on this ride.

My info is:  ebidinotto at gmail dot com and phone is seven one nine three three one three nine seven six.

See you there:

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  • Jan W.

    Great ride, Ed!!

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brian, Jan and Cat - great ride today. Thanks for coming out. I couldn't have asked for a better day and a better group to ride with....loved it.

    May 18, 2014

  • Stacey Y.

    I'll buy you a beer if you move ride back to Saturday.

    May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      that's tempting...just can't do it this weekend... i promise we'll do this again..plus some other great rides..

      May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I already committed to SVCG ride before I saw this one. I'll certainly join you next weekend.

    May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Leif - I will do this one again later on in the season..it's always a great ride

      1 · May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to it

      May 16, 2014

  • Stacey Y.

    Bummer can't join Sunday running Colfax and work.

    May 15, 2014

    • Stacey Y.

      have to teach yoga at noon. really wish we could do this ride on Sat.

      May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, the weather looks crappy for Sat. I'll lead this again later on....probably do Rist Canyon in Ft. Collins, my own Copper Triangle and some others.

      May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doing McKee Classic on Sunday - might see you on the road to Carter lake!

    May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, there is too much going on the next few weekends..

      May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've changed this to Sunday due to the Saturday weather forecast. Sunday looks much better.

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ed, I'm planning to ride in from Safeway at Superior; If I don't make it in time, please don't wait, I will see you at Carter lake. Thanks.

    May 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dai - I understand. Wow, you are getting serious mileage in these days. Please sign up for my ride over to Central City next month too. Bigtime

      May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to have you on board again Geoffrey

    May 12, 2014

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