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Welcome to Colorado Quad Runners (CQR) Established in 2001, this group of trail riding enthusiasts has a diversity of common interests in exploring and enjoying the back trails of this beautiful state and beyond. Come ride with us! We are excited you have found us and hope you become interested in joining our club.

We are a federally registered 501 (c) (7) social club with an official roster of dues paying members. Current annual memberships are paid through meetup, and the cost is $15.00 per person. You must be a member to join in club events. Your membership includes an initial 30 day free trial

CQR events can be a single day of riding, a weekend trip, or a week long campout. We are a pet friendly group as well. We believe in riding safely with others. Our ride leaders are familiar with the geography and use maps & GPS devices. We are always looking for new places to go and explore. New members often bring that knowledge and experience to the club. Members use a variety of machines, such as utility or sport quads and 2 or 4 passenger side-by-sides. We require everyone to wear a DOT approved helmet.

We work with the BLM and US Forest Service on trail projects. We partner with Stay-The-Trail, and COHVCO to support our riding community. There is a wealth of trail knowledge in this club and an opportunity to learn more from new members.

During a typical weekend or weeklong trip, we plan our daily rides in advance, and try to offer riders a choice of rides based on their skill level and riding preferences.

Please spend some time browsing our event calendar to see if CQR is a good fit for you and your family. We have a 20-year history of exploring the backcountry of Colorado and other Western States. Come ride with us and share our love of the great outdoors!

Also, here's a link where you can buy Club logo attire:

Colorado Quad Runners Club Clothing Store Custom Shirts & Apparel (logosoftwear.com)

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Taylor Park ride and campout

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Directions:

NOTE NEW CAMPSITE BETWEEN TINCUP AND MIRROR LAKE.
Travel to Buena Visa, go west on main street and head over the pass and enter the Taylor park valley. When the road ends at the lake, turn left and travel about 3 miles to the general store and trading post. you may want to get water for your camper there it’s a $20 fee. As you leave the store turn left, on 765 and go to Tincup about 7.5 miles Once in Tincup turn Left on 267 and in about 1.4 miles the campsite will be on your right. We are about 1/2 way between tincup and mirror lake. GPS[masked], [masked] This is a very nice site that will accommodate over 15 rigs

Camping: Camping is DRY with no facilities. There is gas and water at the at the Taylor Park Trading Post and there is an RV dump station about 5 miles south of the store. There is also cell service at the trading post, though it may be sketchy in places. Cabins: For non-campers, there is a limited supply of cabins at the Taylor park trading post. www.taylorparktradingpost.com (http://www.taylorparktradingpost.com/). book early.

Agenda: This area is huge, so there is excellent riding for everyone. Depending on the final size of our group, we will split up into groups of about 8 riders with a leader. The ride leaders will help riders choose a group that meets their riding skills and style. Plan to have your helmet on and ready to ride at 9:00 AM each day. Most of the trails have unrestricted width, so 64" + Side by sides won't have a problem.

This is no fire ban, so please bring wood if you can

We will have a pot-luck dinner Saturday night at 6:00 pm, please bring something to share if you would like to participate

Rides: Trail Difficulty in this area ranges from Easy to Difficult. The trail rides will mostly be in the Moderate range with some Difficult in some sections. DOT APPROVED HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL RIDERS. Be prepared for all weather conditions. As the date draws closer, I’ll update the meetup with more details if conditions change.

Maps: National Geographic Trails Illustrated #130, 131, and 132 cover this area. Also, Charles Wells has a book of the area.

Avenza/ MVUM San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison Ranger District

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CQR Colorado Springs In Person Social

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Back by popular demand, we will have another CQR Colorado Springs Social at Parry's Pizza and Tap room. I had to choose a Monday night, I hope it will work for everyone, Parry's is getting popular. Hopefully we can get at least 15 persons to secure the room, if you are coming, please RSVP. The cost of the meal will be on your own dime.

See you soon!
Pete

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11th Annual Silverton Ride

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Update 10/15/2021 Silverton has voted to prohibit OHVs from being ridden in town. You will no longer be able to ride your OHV into town to eat, shop or get gas. If you stay at an RV park in town, you will not be able to ride to Eureka campground to join our rides, but possibly you could drop off and leave your machine at the campground.

Effective March 1st 2022, our club will use meetup to collect member dues. Each attendee must have their own meetup account and pay the $15.00 annual membership. If you would like to attend as a guest, you can join meetup free for 30 days.

Yes, we are going to Silverton again in 2022! Mark your calendars for August 24 to August 28. Silverton is one of the most scenic riding areas in Colorado. High mountain passes, scenic overlooks, lots of trails, and of course the Alpine Loop. Last trip we were able to complete the Alpine Loop through Lake City, with a lunch stop at a Lake City restaurant. There are many trails, and they are generally easy to moderate although of course there are some exceptions.

DOT approved helmets are required on all rides, and over the ankle boots, long sleeves and pants, gloves and eye protection are highly recommended.

We are staying at the Eureka Campground just outside Silverton. I will be reserving 2 group sites for our use. Each site holds a minimum of 4 rigs, so we need at least 8 rigs in the 2 group sites. Each site holds up to a maximum of 8 rigs, or less if the rigs are large. Tell me below in the comment section if you want to be in a group site, plan to get your own individual site, or plan to camp elsewhere. To make a reservation, call Terri at[masked]. Email address is [masked]. The group sites have no hookups, only trash dumpsters. Fees are $20 per night. There are boondocking areas nearby if you are feeling lucky. On the road to Eureka Campground, opposite the entrance to Maggie Gulch is a boondocking area. The coordinates are[masked], [masked].

Rides will leave each morning from the Eureka Campground and be posted the night before. Each ride will identify its level of difficulty, so choose appropriately. The number of rides each day will be determined by the number of attendees.

We will have a potluck Saturday night at 6:00 pm. Please bring a dish to share.

If there is no fire ban, nightly campfires will be held at the Eureka Campground. Please bring firewood if there is no ban. If there is a ban, please bring a propane fire ring if you have one.

Maps: Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway Travel Map (Avenza)

See you there!

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End of year camping and riding, Mushroom Gulch (fourmile)

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Effective March 1st 2022, our club will use meetup to collect member dues. Each attendee must have their own meetup account and pay the $15.00 annual membership. If you would like to attend as a guest, you can join meetup free for 30 days.

September 8th thru Sunday 11th. The GPS location is[masked], [masked]. If this location is full when you arrive use the old location which is about a 1/4 mile before this location on the right side of the road.

Directions: Travel west on Hwy 24 until it hits 285, turn left. travel 4.7 miles and you will see CR-307 on your left just as you are about to go over a bridge, it's easy to miss. If you do miss CR-307 travel about 3 more miles and pick up the same road on your left. Once on CR- 307. drive 0.7 miles to CR-308 and turn left. the campsite will be up the road about 1.0 or more miles on your right. Follow the CQR signs. Camp site GPS location The campsite is large and flat, the road is dirt and rough, but suitable for any size rig.

Agenda: We will leave for a ride about 9:00 am each day, The only technical riding in this area is China-mans loop which has some rock crawling. We will have a pot luck Saturday night around 6:00 pm. The club will provide the meat hamburgers and brats bring a side dish. Ride: Trail Difficulty in this area ranges from Easy to Difficult. The trail rides will mostly be in the Moderate range with some Difficult in some sections. . DOT APPROVED HELMETS ARE MANDATORY for all riders. Be prepared for all weather conditions. Width restrictions: None. .Maps: MVUM, San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District. National Geographic Trails Illustrated #130, 131, and 132 cover this area. Also, Charles Wells has a book of the area.

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