Trail rating C2, T2 (one section of trail is T3).
Route will be up Bitterbrush, and then if the group's energy level is up to it, Nelson Loop. Return will be back down Bitterbrush. Bitterbrush starts off with a climb that includes some interesting rocky sections - even more interesting on the way back going downhill - then some nice flowy trail. Ride length approx 10 miles (including Nelson Loop), ride duration estimate 2-3 hours.
MEETING TIME/PLACE: We’re going to start this one a little earlier to beat the heat. Meet at the main trailhead parking lot off South St Vrain Drive at 8:45, ready to pedal 8:55. Google Maps finds the trailhead parking lot as 31821 Colorado 7, Lyons, CO 80540. This ride will be lead by Monte, look for his red Toyota pickup truck with silver topper (don’t look for Pat’s car, not going to be there).
APRES BIKE: After the ride a visit to Oskar Blues, 303 Main St, Lyons, a fine place for a burger and a beer or whatever apres-ride treat sounds good to you.
CARPOOLING is encouraged. Please arrange individually by posting on “discussions” or sending an email to individuals via Meetup. It is not recommended to put your phone number in “discussions” since it will be visible to anyone on the internet; better to use Meetup email for phone number exchanges.
TRAIL MAP link includes location of trailhead (where it says “you are here”): http://www.bouldercounty.org/doc/parks/hallranchmap.pdf
See this group's home page for trail rating explanation, group description, and release of liability:http://www.meetup.com/Not-Over-The-Hill-Yet-Mountain-Bikers/