What we're about

Hi all,

The intent of our group is to be helpful, friendly, folks who love riding at all levels. The goal is to have rides that foster confidence in newbies, women, (lycra can be scary, but it doesn't have to be:) and to help guide and coach folks with whatever knowledge we can impart. Cycling is not only a great way to get in shape but also a very fun activity so as a group we lean on the simple pleasure of riding and getting to know each other while fostering great friendships.

Eveyone is welcome-not kidding...slow, fast, and everywhere in between. Cycling is a cumulation of years of experiences and we can all learn from one another!

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly Deer Creek Hill Climb-Friendly for ALL Levels (as always)

Deer Creek Canyon Rd DCC meeting spot

Hi all! First the time has been moved back to 6:15pm to give you more time to get there. Second as most of you know Jenn started the Deer Creek Hill Climb many years ago and it was an instant hit. So once again for 2019 I will be leading the ride and we will definitely continue the fun tradition she started. Nothing is changing from years past so everyone is welcome from expert mountain goats to novices and first timers. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. Tom Jenn says it best so here is her description of the ride.... Crazy that I am, yet again, writing a description for this weekly Deer Creek Hill Climb ride which has become quite a popular ride over the past several years. It is not uncommon that we can often have 25 plus riders, of all levels. (weather pending, of course!) For those who have ridden it in the past, it is the same ride. So no need to read too much farther:) For those who have never done it, the following ride description is for you! Hope to see everyone (long time attendees and especially new folks) Format: An "out and back" hill climb ride. Meaning that it is friendly for ALL levels since we literally all ride up the hill, get to the top, and turn around. We ride at our own pace (which is critical to having fun..no one is trying to kill each other; everyone is just out for fitness and truly does not care how fast or slow everyone else goes) Faster riders can go ahead and newer riders can ride at their own pace knowing that we will all see one another again because we all have to turn around and go back to the same starting point Distance: It is a round trip ride. From the starting point/cars, it is 8 miles UP the hill. Then 8 miles back down the hill. So 8 miles of uphill and working hard and then 8 miles of relatively easy riding back down the hill to our cars. Fun Factor: This group strives to make sure that everyone has fun. No matter what level of experience. I personally want to make sure that every new person really knows that it matters to me that they showed up (because I know how hard it can be to just take that first ride with any group...and I do not want anyone to feel intimidated! Believe it or not, sometimes, even after all of these years, I feel nervous, too...and heck, I am the group leader!) No one cares how fast or slow you are or what you are wearing or whether or not this is your very first bike and ride ever:) Weather Considerations: Two things in this area-first, darkness....in the early spring, we will be limited greatly by sunset. It is a canyon so when the sun goes down, it gets dark pretty fast. In early spring, I will set a time limit. In other words, I will request that everyone turns around at a certain time so we can get back to our cars in a safe manner. Second weather consideration-clothing. Climbing up the hill, you will often times be quite warm. Consequently, if you are dressed TOO warmly, you will sweat (ok, women, we will glisten) a lot. This becomes an issue for the return trip-the more drenched your clothes are, the colder you will be for the ride back down the hill. So, bring layers….layers to take off for the ride up the hill and layers to put on for the ride back down. And GLOVES! Warm gloves or mittens (don’t even need to be cycling ones). Having frozen hands for riding back down the hill is very dangerous. You need to be able to feel your hands to safely use your brakes:) Remember DCC's primary goals are SAFETY and having fun so please be aware of your environment. Here is the necessary DISCLAIMER for any bike rides I lead. In case you are unaware, bike riding on roads and trails have their inherent risks. Risks include potential injury from cars, trees, the ground, other riders, dehydration, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, mechanical failures, etc. Your involvement in group activities indicates that you understand these risks and acknowledge that you are responsible for your own health and well being while participating in pre/during/post ride activities related to this group. Please do your best to be prepared for rides.

Phil's Circuit Ride - Greenway, C-470, Bear Creek

Pedal of Littleton Parking Lot

This road bike ride will be WEATHER PERMITTING for the Fall/Winter so check back to make sure the ride is still on for the week. We'll decide on any additional 'features,' e.g., Valley Road, Dinosaur Ridge, Red Rocks, ... or none, based on who's riding.

NO DROP Social Pace Jamestown Loop 35 miles 2900 ft gain

Hello everyone This ride is WEATHER PERMITTING - Always watch for cancellations if rain moves in. Notice the ride starts early to beat the heat. IMPORTANT NOTES: This is purely a SOCIAL - No Drop - climb to Jamestown . If i can do it - so can you. Jamestown is not that difficult unless you go past the store which i will not have legs for IF YOU SIGN UP AND THEN CANCEL - PLEASE UPDATE the RSVP to "Not Going". I understand things can change last minute. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RIDE - DO NOT RSVP "Not Going" . I am only interested in who is going to show so i can get an approximate headcount. RIDE DESCRIPTION: We will start from King Soopers in Gunbarrel - head north to Nelson Road from 63rd. Take a left and head west. It's 11 miles of warmup and then we will climb up to Jamestown for a break at 20 miles. It's back downhill and then one more climb to Lee Hill - the climb is short and Lee Hill at the top is really nice riding with views. Lee Hill dumps you back on Broadway and it's back to Amante via Jay Rd and Spine. GPS : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30569526 (PLEASE PRINT YOUR OWN RIDE SHEET HERE ... provided prior to the ride DATE/TIME: Saturday 7/27/2019 - 7:30am (WE ALWAYS LEAVE ON TIME) STARTING LOCATION: King Soopers 6550 Lookout Rd, Boulder, CO 80301 Meet and park near Tod's Espresso which is on the North corner of K. Soopers DISTANCE: 35 miles 2900+ ft of elevation gain TERRAIN:Flat at the start, then rolling and just one climb up to Jamestown GRADES: 5-6% max PACE: Social MISC: Please bring a jacket, windbreaker, arm/leg/ear warmers, gloves and other gear suited for the weather. Bring food,bars, gels, water, pump or inflator, extra tube or patch kit, and cash for the rest stops. AFTER THE RIDE: CONTACT INFO: Please feel free to contact me prior to the ride. Ed Bidinotto - seven one nine three three one three nine seven six. ebidinotto at gmail dot com SAFETY NOTE: My primary goal is SAFETY – and we will have fun along the way. DISCLAIMER for any bike rides I lead. In case you are unaware, bike riding on roads and trails have their inherent risks. Risks include potential injury from cars, trees, the ground, other riders, dehydration, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, mechanical failures, etc. Your involvement in group activities indicates that you understand these risks and acknowledge that you are responsible for your own health and well being while participating in pre/during/post ride activities related to this group. Please do your best to be prepared for rides.

Weekly Deer Creek Hill Climb-Friendly for ALL Levels (as always)

Deer Creek Canyon Rd DCC meeting spot

Hi all! First the time has been moved back to 6:15pm to give you more time to get there. Second as most of you know Jenn started the Deer Creek Hill Climb many years ago and it was an instant hit. So once again for 2019 I will be leading the ride and we will definitely continue the fun tradition she started. Nothing is changing from years past so everyone is welcome from expert mountain goats to novices and first timers. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. Tom Jenn says it best so here is her description of the ride.... Crazy that I am, yet again, writing a description for this weekly Deer Creek Hill Climb ride which has become quite a popular ride over the past several years. It is not uncommon that we can often have 25 plus riders, of all levels. (weather pending, of course!) For those who have ridden it in the past, it is the same ride. So no need to read too much farther:) For those who have never done it, the following ride description is for you! Hope to see everyone (long time attendees and especially new folks) Format: An "out and back" hill climb ride. Meaning that it is friendly for ALL levels since we literally all ride up the hill, get to the top, and turn around. We ride at our own pace (which is critical to having fun..no one is trying to kill each other; everyone is just out for fitness and truly does not care how fast or slow everyone else goes) Faster riders can go ahead and newer riders can ride at their own pace knowing that we will all see one another again because we all have to turn around and go back to the same starting point Distance: It is a round trip ride. From the starting point/cars, it is 8 miles UP the hill. Then 8 miles back down the hill. So 8 miles of uphill and working hard and then 8 miles of relatively easy riding back down the hill to our cars. Fun Factor: This group strives to make sure that everyone has fun. No matter what level of experience. I personally want to make sure that every new person really knows that it matters to me that they showed up (because I know how hard it can be to just take that first ride with any group...and I do not want anyone to feel intimidated! Believe it or not, sometimes, even after all of these years, I feel nervous, too...and heck, I am the group leader!) No one cares how fast or slow you are or what you are wearing or whether or not this is your very first bike and ride ever:) Weather Considerations: Two things in this area-first, darkness....in the early spring, we will be limited greatly by sunset. It is a canyon so when the sun goes down, it gets dark pretty fast. In early spring, I will set a time limit. In other words, I will request that everyone turns around at a certain time so we can get back to our cars in a safe manner. Second weather consideration-clothing. Climbing up the hill, you will often times be quite warm. Consequently, if you are dressed TOO warmly, you will sweat (ok, women, we will glisten) a lot. This becomes an issue for the return trip-the more drenched your clothes are, the colder you will be for the ride back down the hill. So, bring layers….layers to take off for the ride up the hill and layers to put on for the ride back down. And GLOVES! Warm gloves or mittens (don’t even need to be cycling ones). Having frozen hands for riding back down the hill is very dangerous. You need to be able to feel your hands to safely use your brakes:) Remember DCC's primary goals are SAFETY and having fun so please be aware of your environment. Here is the necessary DISCLAIMER for any bike rides I lead. In case you are unaware, bike riding on roads and trails have their inherent risks. Risks include potential injury from cars, trees, the ground, other riders, dehydration, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, mechanical failures, etc. Your involvement in group activities indicates that you understand these risks and acknowledge that you are responsible for your own health and well being while participating in pre/during/post ride activities related to this group. Please do your best to be prepared for rides.

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