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