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Planning West Side Ride 2021 to be a 3-day/2-nighter, hub and spoke all-Colorado ride that will have us based for both nights in Gunnison. On Day 1, we'll ride from Morrison Phillips 66 to Gunnison via US 285 and US 50, over Kenosha and Monarch Passes, 184 miles. On Day 2, we'll choose one of the following: either (1) Gunnison to South Fork and back via US 50 and the CO 149 Scenic Byway over Slumgullion Pass and through Creede, 251 miles, or (2) Gunnison to the Grand Mesa and back, via US 50, and the CO 92 and CO 65 Scenic Byways through Crawford, Hotchkiss and Cedaredge, approximately 240 miles.
Now, should there be sufficient interest in extending West Side Ride to 4 days/3nights (Monday to Thursday), we could do both rides from Gunnison.
Rider proficiency: advanced beginner to intermediate. We'll be riding mountain passes and lots of sweepers and twisties in some of the most beautiful and lesser traveled parts of our state. So, some technical riding.
A check of motels in Gunnison and nearby show hotels are filling up with base rates in $104-$150 range, so, if you're interested, please RSVP or email me directly with questions. I'm staying at the Western Motel, 403 East Tomichi Avenue, Gunnison, CO CO 81230.
There will be a limit on the number of bikes (6) including myself, so don't delay if interested.
(The picture, above is from a previous West Side Ride club ride we made to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in northern Utah.)
It's the 2nd FourThursday and it's BBQ time. We are going to Smokin' Dave's BBQ in Denver. Check out their website to see the awesome menu at https://smokindavesbbq.com/denver-menu/. Let's meet there for dinner and have some fun. They officially close at 8:00 p.m., but that doesn't mean they will be pushing us out the door. So bring your appetite and smiles.
Let me know by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, if you are planning on attending so I can make a reservation - it works better not only for us, but for them too. Send me an email at [masked] and let me know how many will be with you. Bring a neighbor, a friend or your better half. There is plenty of parking.
Please remember to wear your masks!
This is an overnight ride.
We will leave from the Murphy Express on 144th at 8:15 am and head north on I-25. We will stop for gas in Cheyenne and again in Wheatland WY. We will head east, stopping in Gurnsey to see the Register Cliff and wheel ruts along the North Platte. We will continue east and stop at the Fort Laramie site before ending the day in Scottsbluff NE. You will need to find your own hotel (do it soon, rates are climbing), we are staying at the Super 8. After breakfast on Sunday we will head out, stopping at Chimney Rock. Heading south from there we will go down to Sterling and then head west back to the Denver area
This ride will be dependent upon getting a leader!
Ride Leader: WE NEED A LEADER! If a member wants to lead this ride, contact me at [masked]. If a leader is not found by Wednesday, June 23, it will be cancelled.
Please be gassed up and ready with kickstands up at 9:00 a.m.
We will head down 285 to Fairplay for a butt break/fuel. From there, take 9 to 115 and beyond to Highway 165 which leads to Bishop's Castle. The castle is open and it is at your own risk. They are accepting donations and the Gift Shop is open.
We are going to stop in Florence at the intersection of 115 and 67 for lunch at Carl's Jr. before heading to Bishop's Castle. They have limited dining in, but we can walk in to get our food. We will return via 165 to I-25 and head north. There is a gas station just before you enter I-25.
Please remember to bring a mask as well as water and snacks!