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The Denver Bicycle Touring Club, Inc. (DBTC) is the original bicycling club of the Denver Metro area. DBTC is a non-profit corporation run by volunteers. The Club promotes recreational and commuter cycling, bike safety, and education of the general public in cycling matters. The Club is also active in advocacy and cycling planning with local governments in the metro area. In addition, the Club organizes and sponsors weekend and weekday rides. Rides are divided into categories of interest including ROAD, ATB and FUN. The Club publishes a monthly newsletter, available to members, of its activities and ride schedule.

If you love cycling and want to join others that do, we are the group for you. We do Fun Rides, Road Rides, MTB Rides, Extended Tours. We invite you to enjoy your first ride with the club. After that, we request you join the Denver Bicycle Touring Club at a cost of $25.00 for a single and $40.00 for a Family Membership.

Anyone interested in bicycling is eligible to join DBTC. Membership applications are in every newsletter, and Club brochures can be found in some metro Denver bicycle shops. If you would like a sample of the current newsletter, e-mail us (webmaster@dbtc.org) at www.dbtc.org (http://www.dbtc.org/). Memberships are for 12 months from the time you join.

To post & lead a ride, you need to be an active member the Denver Bicycle Touring Club. Please go to http://www.dbtc.org to find the membership form and other information and events that our club sponsors.

Upcoming events (4)

MTB - Easy Cooler Lunch Ride: Elk Meadow

32003 Ellingwood Trail

The Easy Cooler Tuesday Lunch Rides are organized by Liz Cameron ([masked][masked]). These are Show’nGo Rides: The folks who show up decide what to ride. A ride is scheduled every Tuesday thru the summer. Today’s ride is at Elk Meadow Park, a Jeffco Open Space, near Bergen Park. Meet in the Buchanan Recreation Center parking lot, located at intersection of Colo Hwy 74 (Evergreen Parkway) and Squaw Pass (Colo Hwy 103). Elk Meadow has two dedicated parking lots. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM! On a technical scale (T1-4) the Elk Meadow trails vary from a T1.5 to T3 (T4 if you ride to Bergen Peak). THE DIRECTIONS: From I-70: Take exit 252 for Evergreen Parkway. Continue for roughly 3 miles to the intersection of 74 and 103. Turn left at traffic light. Buchanan Park Rec Center and Tuscany Tavern are located in this complex adjacent to the softball fields. From downtown Evergreen, follow Hwy 74 up to the intersection of 74 and 103. Or load directions to 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen 80439. THE FOOD: Tuscany Tavern: http://tuscany-tavern.com/index.html . Be prepared to bring a chair and food for a post ride picnic in the parking lot if the restaurant is not open. Look for updates from Meetup. If you RSVP and find you cannot come, please cancel so a spot can be freed up. COVID-19: Please bring and use masks and hand sanitizer. Go to https://www.jeffco.us/1218/Elk-Meadow-Park for a map, info and Covid-19 advisories. --------------------------------- If you plan to participate, now read and note your RSVP shall acknowledge this declaration below. This applies to anyone that joins: Assumption of Risk: Mountain bike riding comes with risks. Even weather brings a risk. Thus, I fully understand that participation in this event activity may involve risk of serious injury or death, economic loss, property damage, or loss that may result from my own actions, in-actions, or negligence, or from the actions, in-actions, or negligence of others, the condition of the trail, equipment, or areas where the event is being conducted. By joining along, I voluntarily agree to assume this risk when participating in this event. My RSVP constitutes electronically affirming the DBTC liability release waiver. (Find it here: http://dbtc.org/page-1532332 ). I also understand that the DBTC organizer or other assistants for this event are volunteers and NOT professional guides. Their role is to only coordinate the gathering of people at the designated meeting place. Bikes need to be in good working order. Beyond the trail head meeting, participation is voluntary. All participants must practice safe riding for themselves and others. Participants assume responsibility for their own personal safety during the activity.

MTB - Easy Cooler Lunch Ride: Alderfer / Three Sisters

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park West Summit Trail

The Easy Cooler Tuesday Lunch Rides are organized by Liz Cameron ([masked][masked]). These are Show’nGo Rides: The folks who show up decide what to ride. A ride is scheduled every Tuesday thru the summer. Today’s ride is at Alderfer/Three Sisters in Evergreen. THE DIRECTIONS: Go to the signalized “T” intersection in downtown Evergreen, then south on Hwy 73 for ½ mile to another signal at Buffalo Park Road. Turn right (west) for 2.2 miles and enter the upper Alderfer parking lot just beyond the bright yellow house in the meadow. Note that as you climb Buffalo Park Road, you'll see another parking lot for Alderfer / 3 Sisters. Continue past that lot -- you'll crest a hill into a level open meadow. You'll see the the yellow house on the right. THE FOOD: Keys on the Green (restaurant in the Evergreen Golf Course clubhouse). Be prepared to bring a chair and food for a post ride picnic in the parking lot if the restaurant is not open. Look for updates from Meetup. If you RSVP and find you cannot come, please cancel so a spot can be freed up. Please bring and use masks and hand sanitizer. Go to https://www.jeffco.us/980/Alderfer-Three-Sisters-Park for a map, info and Covid-19 advisories. --------------------------------- If you plan to participate, now read and note your RSVP shall acknowledge this declaration below. This applies to anyone that joins: Assumption of Risk: Mountain bike riding comes with risks. Even weather brings a risk. Thus, I fully understand that participation in this event activity may involve risk of serious injury or death, economic loss, property damage, or loss that may result from my own actions, in-actions, or negligence, or from the actions, in-actions, or negligence of others, the condition of the trail, equipment, or areas where the event is being conducted. By joining along, I voluntarily agree to assume this risk when participating in this event. My RSVP constitutes electronically affirming the DBTC liability release waiver. (Find it here: http://dbtc.org/page-1532332 ). I also understand that the DBTC organizer or other assistants for this event are volunteers and NOT professional guides. Their role is to only coordinate the gathering of people at the designated meeting place. Bikes need to be in good working order. Beyond the trail head meeting, participation is voluntary. All participants must practice safe riding for themselves and others. Participants assume responsibility for their own personal safety during the activity.

MTB - Lair O' the Bear Park

Lair o' the Bear Park

MTB, P2, T2.5, Lair O’ the Bear Park. Meet Darryl Deering [masked]) for a ride up Bear Creek Trail starting from Lair O’ the Bear Park to Pence Park, a 12.6 mile round trip. Address of the Park is 22550 CO-74, Idledale, CO 80453. DIRECTIONS: Take C-470 to the Morrison Road exit and head west. You’ll travel on Morrison Road (Hwy 74) for about five miles going thru the towns of Morrison and Idledale. Lair O’ the Bear Park is about a mile or so past Idledale. The parking lot is on the south side of the road. POSTRIDE: Lunch in the park. Bring a chair and your own food and drinks. COVID-19: Please bring and use masks and hand sanitizer. Go to https://www.jeffco.us/1254/Lair-o-the-Bear-Park for a map, info and Covid-19 advisories. There is a limit of six riders so please RSVP if you are going. --------------------------------- If you plan to participate, now read and note your RSVP shall acknowledge this declaration below. This applies to anyone that joins: Assumption of Risk: Mountain bike riding comes with risks. Even weather brings a risk. Thus, I fully understand that participation in this event activity may involve risk of serious injury or death, economic loss, property damage, or loss that may result from my own actions, in-actions, or negligence, or from the actions, in-actions, or negligence of others, the condition of the trail, equipment, or areas where the event is being conducted. By joining along, I voluntarily agree to assume this risk when participating in this event. My RSVP constitutes electronically affirming the DBTC liability release waiver. (Find it here: http://dbtc.org/page-1532332 ). I also understand that the DBTC organizer or other assistants for this event are volunteers and NOT professional guides. Their role is to only coordinate the gathering of people at the designated meeting place. Bikes need to be in good working order. Beyond the trail head meeting, participation is voluntary. All participants must practice safe riding for themselves and others. Participants assume responsibility for their own personal safety during the activity.

BEGINNER RIDES
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BEGINNER RIDES! New to riding? Want to dust off that old bike and ride again, but don’t know how to get started? Don’t know the rules of the trail? Don’t feel comfortable on busy roads or even busy trails? Don’t think you can keep up with “real bicyclers”? Don’t know what distance to go when getting back in shape after an injury or years of not riding? Join select “Roses” beginner rides to get started again! An experienced rider will guide you at your own pace for a comfortable distance on a trail without lots of other riders to distract you from learning to get back on the bike. If you show up for any of these rides, Lin Hark or another qualified leader will join you at the beginning of each ride and choose a direction for an out-and-back, either with the ride leader or at a slower pace, either in the same direction of the official ride or a different direction. Don't see any in the schedule, call or email Lin Hark at[masked] or [masked] and she will let you know what ride she can meet you on for a shorter, easier ride. Already an experienced rider? If you would like to help fellow members rediscover the joy of bicycling, please let Lin know:[masked] or [masked] . Your assistance may only be needed once or twice a summer.

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