• Figure 8 -Superior -Uptown Funk -Simms - Louisville - 40m 2000ft

    Hello fellow riders: This ride is WEATHER PERMITTING - IF the weather gets rainy, I will post a cancellation or reschedule. Please read the entire ride description prior to signing up. If you have any questions about the ride, terrain, pace or your abilities- contact me at the information below. RIDE SHEETS - GPS Everyone should print a ride sheet or know the exact route. DO NOT rely solely on a GPS. The GPS can be wrong or lead you to make incorrect turns affecting the safety and dynamics of the group. SAFETY Everyone should exercise safety at all times. No riding in the middle of the road. We stop at all intersections and stop signs. HAZARDS - rocks, holes, sticks, glass, sand, cars up/back need to be pointed out using appropriate hand signals or verbal commands. IF YOU SIGN UP AND THEN CANCEL - please update the RSVP to "Not Going". I understand things can change last minute. RIDE DESCRIPTION: This ride is 12-14 mph avg over 40miles and 2200 ft of gain. Sections of the route are faster than 14 mph, some are slower as we go uphill. If you are unsure of your abilities, please email or call me. We will start out of Superior, Head east on Interlocken and work our way over to Uptown Ave. South on Old Wadsworth to 92nd, then out towards Standley Lake. We will make a turn back north and hit Simms hill at 16.5 miles. The route continues to McCaslin Blvd downhill and then back on Coalton Rd for a water/restroom break at 22 miles. We will continue north on 88th and pick up the bikepath parallel to hwy 36, Cherryvale road will take us north to Baseline and then back to Louisville and a 2nd break if needed. It's easy riding back via Dillon . There are bailout points along the way for less mileage. GPS: 40 mile 2200 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30897798 GPS: 38mile 2150 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30900483 (PLEASE PRINT YOUR OWN RIDE SHEET HERE ... DATE/TIME: SAT 8/24/2018 -7:00am STARTING LOCATION: In front of Doug's day Diner 1631 Coalton Rd, Superior, CO 80027 DISTANCE: 40 miles / 2000 ft gain TERRAIN: Rolling Terrain PACE: 12-14 mph average MISC: Please bring a jacket, windbreaker, arm/leg/ear warmers, gloves and rain weather gear, Food,bars, gels, water, pump or inflator, extra tube or patch kit, and cash for the rest stops. AFTER THE RIDE: We drink and eat. 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 DISCLAIMER 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 up to 6pm to give us more time to ride before dark. 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.

  • Nederland - Brainard Lake - Eldora Out/Back - 34 or 43 miles

    Howdy folks, Overview: This particular ride is gorgeous since it goes along Peak to Peak Highway out of Nederland on some wonderful rolling hills. Those who want to can work your way up to Brainard Lake via Peak to Peak Hwy. On the way back, there will be a quick stop at Ward for some water and food and we'll return the way we came. There is solid climbing out and back. If you want more climbing after we get back, we can head up to the Eldora Ski area. However you can always bail and drink beers. This ride is open to intermediate level riders and you should be experienced enough to ride in mountain terrain and have a few easy gears. If you go from Nederland - Ward - Nederland then to Eldora - that will net you about 35miles and 4100 ft. This is most likely my option. Date: Monday Sep 2nd (Labor Day) Time: 8:45am - please be on time (gives you enough time to get up the canyon) We will leave at 9am Distance: 34 miles / 3800 ft or 43 miles and 5000 ft Starting location: Salto Coffee Works (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=112%20E%202nd%20St%2C%20Nederland%2C%20CO) 112 E 2nd St, Nederland, CO 43 mile route 5000ft - Ned - Brainard - Ward - Ned - Eldora GPS: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5401263 34 miles 4100 ft - Ned - Ward - Ned - Eldora https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30845950 Misc: Please bring a windbreaker if it's cold, some food, water, pump or inflator, extra tube or patch kit, and a few bucks for the store at Ward. Note: The Tin Shed Bike shop is near the coffee shop and the cafe has sandwiches and food - before and after the ride. Contact info: Please feel free to contact me if needed Ed Bidinotto: seven one nine three three one three nine seven six ebidinotto at gmail dot com

  • 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 up to 6pm to give us more time to ride before dark. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.