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**Special Fall Club Ride**

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  • WHAT: With the flood damaged canyon roads in Boulder & Larimer Counties, our options for mountain riding from Longmont are restricted. So let's carpool and head for the hills :).

    The Fall is such a great time of year to ride, so let's make the most of the cooler temps and changing colors!.

    Note: This ride will be weather permitting!. Sunday 13th will be our alternative day!.

    ROUTE: We will climb up to 11,000 feet via Squaw Pass from Bergen Park, enjoying wonderful views and Fall color as we go. We reach Echo lake at mile 19, then descend into Idaho Springs. In Idaho Springs we can stop for food at the Deli, and re-fill water bottles. We will then loosely follow I-70 back to Bergen Park, with one final climb back over Floyd Hill. This is a 43 mile loop with 5000' + of climbing. The RED + BLUE on Map.

    For the Full Route Map click HERE

    To get to Bergen Park I would suggest taking Hwy 93 from Boulder, then I-70 to Evergreen Parkway - 48 miles +/-. 1.15 to 1.30 drivetime: DIRECTIONS

    WHAT: Club rides will have 2 or 3 groups. We ride as a close group, two abreast only when it is safe to do so. The Club rides are "NO DROP", we will re-group at the top of hills, and at any turns where necessary.

    GROUP Abici: This group will be at a faster pace                                                    (17 to 19mph average).

    GROUP Basso: This group will be at a medium/fast pace                                           (15 to 17mph average).

    GROUP Cinelli: This group will be at a medium pace                                                 (13 to 15mph average).

    WHO: This is a road bike ride for people who have experience riding on the road with traffic. Please only sign up if you are confident you can complete the above described ride/route (distance, pace etc).

    RIDE NOTES: Rides will roll out no more than 5 minutes after the advertised start time, please arrive early and be ready to roll.

    - Come prepared for mechanical breakdowns (bring spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool).

    - Be sure to bring enough water for the length of the ride, especially with warmer weather ahead of us. As a general rule, one bottle of water is good for 1 hour of riding (8oz per 20 mins of ride time).

    DISCLAIMER: We try to ensure the safest cycling experience on all of our rides, but cycling does come with some risk. Our ride leaders are all volunteers, not professional guides. Each member accepts responsibility for their own conduct and safety (including the safety of your bicycle and any other equipment) during club rides. You take part in club rides entirely at your own risk.

     

     

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  • Peter S.

    Hey everyone. I've been watching Nicks comments on the weather for Saturday. Unfortunately I'll be unable to attend a ride on Sunday. Really enjoyed our ride this past Saturday however and look forward to the next time.

    October 8, 2013

  • Nick M.

    This just in from DOT: "Just got word from the project manager that due to flooding, they had to close the bicycle trail. He is looking into whether or not the trail will re-open in the next few days, but I wouldn't count on it. I will be in touch if I hear it has reopened".

    We do have an alternative route as a backup, it is a 49 mile Route Through Red Rocks, Morrison and Evergreen. Watch this space, we may cancel this Event, and re-post the alternative route for Sunday 13th.

    October 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This alternative route sound great too. I've wanted to do that ride.

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HATE to miss this one. We have family stuff on Saturday. Laurie and I might do this ride on Sunday. Sounds awesome.

    October 7, 2013

    • Nick M.

      We are watching the weather forecast closely right now Rolf, there is a chance we may move the ride to Sunday. Sunday looks to be slightly warmer, and clearer (as of today's forecast at least). Since we do climb to 11,000', every extra degree may help :).

      October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll keep an eye on this in case the ride switches to Sunday.

      October 8, 2013

  • Nick M.

    There is a weak weather front moving across CO on Thursday, bringing cooler temps and a chance of rain/snow showers. If this weather system affects Saturday, we will possibly switch the ride to Sunday 13th which is predicted to be clear and sunny.
    We will make this decision Wednesday. Thanks

    October 8, 2013

  • Mike D.

    I would like to carpool with someone who has room for another bike.

    October 6, 2013

    • Nick M.

      Ok that will work, Mike, lets meet in the Kohls parking lot then if that works for you, 8am?. I'll be driving a silver Subaru Impreza (baby Soob!).

      October 6, 2013

    • Mike D.

      8am at Kohls will be great. I'll bike over and meet you there.

      October 6, 2013

  • Nick M.

    We shortened the Route slightly to 43 miles - so very doable for most folks. We will post a weather report closer to ride day.

    If we carpool, I would perhaps suggest meeting/parking in the Kohls (Hover/Clover Basin) parking lot at say 8am (allow 1.5hrs to get to Bergen Park).

    October 3, 2013

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