Iron Bird Grand Opening, Fieldhouse and Great Storm Beer Tour

  • August 16, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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Iron Bird Brewing has their Grand Opening this Saturday, we will be among the first to taste their offerings. Link to Iron Bird Grand Opening

Next we take a short ride down Tejon  to the new Fieldhouse Brewing Company which is located across the street from McCabes. 

After that, we will get on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, ride through America the Beautiful Park, and head north until we connect to the Templeton Gap Trail, which will take us to Great Storm Brewing

The return trip to Iron Bird will be by way of the Shooks Run Trail, a lovely tree lined route into downtown. 

This ride covers about 12 miles and its 90% paved bike paths. Parts of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail are hard-parked red gravel, most of it is blacktop or concrete. The Templeton Gap Trail is a recently paved concrete bike path

Click here for a map of the route

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  • Steve

    Great meeting everyone today...I had a blast. Thanks again for helping with the flat

    August 16

    • Steve

      Thanks for the Red Bull and Vodka at Southside. We need to meet up again

      August 17

    • Troy F.

      Yeah, agreed.

      August 17

  • Henry

    Great group, nice bike ride, good beer. Thanks to Kim, Martha and Troy for sharing yummy food with me.

    August 16

  • Martha

    Fun group, fun time!

    August 16

  • Martha

    Fun group, fun time!

    August 16

  • Martha

    Fun group, fun time!

    August 16

  • Martha

    Fun group, fun time!

    1 · August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome people! Leisurely ride

    1 · August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome people! Leisurely ride

    August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Martha and I are here. Already checked out the bathroom. A+ so far. Lol

    August 16

    • Martha

      Clarification. .. The Men's bathroom at Iron Brewing Company. Good beer... try the Nelson.

      August 16

  • Troy F.

    I discovered I've got a rear tire flat. :-( I'll try and fix it, don't wait for me, I'll text Henry if I need directions. Have fun!

    1 · August 16

    • Troy F.

      Still going to try to catch up with you, I mean.

      1 · August 16

    • Henry

      Don't see u at the bike shop Troy

      August 16

  • Henry

    We are headed to fieldhouse brewing next ok

    August 16

  • Tamara F.

    I had a last minute change of plans, will not be able to make it today. Have fun!

    August 16

    • Henry

      Tamara,if it helps,you can meet us at one of the later stops. Text me or use this space to check our status

      August 16

  • Allen B.

    Henry, great to finally "meet" you at the Ute Valley Park Master Plan meeting, thank you for coming out for that.

    I'm going to try and do a ride-by for this meetup today. I'm putting on a small adaptive cycling demo for the local Spinabifida group at Prospect Lake for their Summer lunch and then headed to the Fine Arts Center to set up the course for the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institutes "Wheel to Reel" event later on in the afternoon. Conveniently enough I'll be pedaling through downtown about the same time you all are there.

    Pedal On ~ !

    August 16

    • Henry

      Hi Allen,
      Thanks for joining the group and doing a ride by with us. It's going to be fun! Hey don't forget to send me invites for those two volunteer opportunities you mentioned at the planning meeting. Thanks!

      August 16

  • Henry

    Bring a helmet,water and sun screen

    August 16

  • Maureen B.

    Can't make this one, but ride it again and I'll be there...
    When are you going to ride to Red Leg Brewing Company????

    August 12

    • Henry

      The expectation is bike safety and bike paths as much as possible. That brewery is off a very busy intersection. I will send you a map of the best route I could find to Red Leg.

      August 13

    • Allen B.

      Henry, living just up the arroyo from Red Leg Brewing, I know a couple of ways to get there that are pretty cycling friendly. On the side roads and paved trails/sidewalk connectors primarily. We should get a beer and I'll show you :)

      August 16

  • Steve

    Hi guys...looking forward to this event.

    August 15

    • Henry

      See you there Steve!

      August 16

  • Sheryl N.

    Chris, I have high performance road tires on my bike. Outside of a couple areas with small gravel piles (which my bike made it through), I had no problems whatsoever doing this ride.

    August 15

    • Chris S.

      Thanks Sheryl

      August 15

    • Henry

      Thanks Sheryl! Nice profile pic :)

      1 · August 15

  • Henry

    Either is fine Chris. I've ridden the trail with a skinny-tired friend who has a road bike. I ride a general purpose commuter type bike with 700 x 28 tires. About 75% is paved, but there is some dirt and gravel in short sections

    August 14

    • Chris S.

      Commuter tires typically have some knobs on the sides and the frame geometry is quite different. On my y road bike my 23mm road tires are slick all over and fairly sketchy, at best, in any kind of dirt.

      August 15

    • Henry

      Kim and Chris, just to be safe, bring your mountain bike the first time you ride these trails. I want you to feel comfortable on this ride.

      August 15

  • Henry

    Good Morning!
    I just learned that The Pikes Peak Blues Community IBC Competition will be held at the Ivywild School from 4:30pm - 9:00pm Saturday, the 16th! We could ride or drive over there after our last stop.

    Second, The Green Man Tap room is very close to Iron Bird, so we can swing by there too. My concern is too many breweries equals too many beers. The solution is to pace yourself, by drinking as much water as you do beer, and order sampler size or half pint beers. Of course, the miles we put in on our bikes is great for keeping yourself feeling fresh and alert. I've been doing it for years, you be surprised how well biking and beer go together. We could also just ride-by some of these places so you know where they are and how to get to them for future reference.

    We can talk about it person as well as here online.

    See you tomorrow, its going to be fun!

    1 · August 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    do you recommend a mtn bike or is a road bike good for these bike paths?

    August 14

    • Henry

      Hello Kim, welcome to the group. Either bike will work, see my reply to Chris. I've ridden it on a "tweener" bike and a cruiser bike. Most of the route is paved so you can go faster on a road bike. However this is a social ride so speed is not paramount.

      August 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! Thanks! :-)

      August 15

  • Chris S.

    I'm interested, but need to know if there is any dirt in the way. I can ride my road bike (preferred in the city) or a mountain bike - either is fine?

    August 14

  • Maureen B.

    It's actually pretty easy to get to Red Leg...I know some back ways that go through neighborhoods and the like...Let's talk!

    August 13

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