• Golden Morrison Lookout No Drop 43m 3900ft Loop

    Hello fellow riders: Since the Renaisance Fair is in full swing - riding south is not something i want to deal with on I25. If you are not doing the Triple Bypass on Sat/Sun - come climb with me or pull me up the hills. Let's keep the Mojo going. I need lots of work to get strong and get in shape. 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" RIDE DESCRIPTION Start at the Starbucks off Hwy 93 at Washington Ave and head down towards Morrison. A climb up the hogback towards hwy 40 with a jog over to Genesee. It's a little climb up to Mt. Vernon and then up the backside of Lookout Mountain and down the front. We will stop around 20 miles into the ride to refuel before we head up to Mt. Vernon We will end up doing a CCW 10 miles up Easley Road - then i have a surprise for you as we go over to Pine Ridge Road and come back around to the Starbucks. This ride is WEATHER PERMITTING - IF the weather is 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 LEVEL CLASSIFICATION - Difficult This ride has lots of climbing 42 miles and 3750 ft of gain so it's somewhat tough on the legs - just wait for me at the top. 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 EXERCISE SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No riding in the middle of the road. 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. GPS https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6143554 (PLEASE PRINT YOUR OWN RIDE SHEET (will provide turns before ride) DATE/TIME: SATURDAY 7/13/2019 - 8:00am STARTING LOCATION: Starbucks 114 N Rubey Drive, · Golden, CO DISTANCE: 42m 3700ft TERRAIN: Hills - Rolling Terrain filled with - Pain - Leg Spasms - Crying - Whining - Bonking - Cursing MISC: Please bring a jacket, windbreaker, arm/leg/ear warmers, gloves and other gear, Food,bars, gels, water, pump or inflator, extra tube or patch kit, and cash for the rest stops. AFTER THE RIDE: Let's find a spot to relax with a well deserved drink and something to 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 Safety Note: The unfortunate but necessary DISCLAIMER for any bike rides I lead. In case you are unaware, bike riding on roads and trails have their inherent risks. This includes potential injury from cars, trees, the ground, other riders, dehydration, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, mechanical failures, etc. Your involvement in group activities indicates you understand these risks and acknowledge that you are responsible for your 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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  • North Boulder climbing, aka Tour de New Pavement

    Amante Coffee Shop

    Let's get some climbing in before it gets too hot. Start at Amante, head up newly paved Lee Hiil to newly paved Deartrail. Drop the back of Lee Hill to Lefthand canyon and head up to Ward. If we're feeling good, head to Brainard Lake on THAT new pavement. Drop back to Ward and bomb down to Hwy 36 and soft pedal back to Amante, minimizing our time in the lowland oven. All of these roads have been redone in the last couple years so they are all excellent! I'll post a route when i get back to my computer. This is close i think. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30540424 Geoffrey[masked]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NO DROP - Standley Lake - Blue Mtn - Candelas 30 mile loop social ride

    Hi Hopefully the weather will be amazing... This ride starts early to beat the rain and have cooler temps. We start at Epic Mountain Gear (formerly Bicycle village) and meander past Standley Lake and out to Blue Mountain Road for a nice steady climb with great scenery. On the way back we'll go through Candelas and make a stop at 23 miles at the King Soopers. Note: There is always the chance that the weather will not cooperate so please watch for any notices I post regarding cancellations. NOTE: No bathrooms at start - please use nearby gas station on 92nd if needed. Date: Saturday July 6th 7:45am Park on North end of lot closest to 92nd ave Just east of 3 Margaritas Meeting location: Epic Mtn Gear 92nd and Wadsworth 9170 Wadsworth Parkway, Broomfield, CO Wheels Rolling: 7:45am - Please be on time and arrive 15-20 min prior. I will not hold up the group Distance: ~30 miles Terrain: Flat, great downhills and some climbing on Blue Mtn Road Note: Please ensure you check the weather, email and this web site prior to the ride. If the weather is rainy it could be cancelled. Pace / Rider Level: This is considered a social ride. You should be able to ride at the pace of the group since there is no sweep. There are sections where we will go faster on the flats and downhills. I will stop for mechanical issues or turns and we can regroup at the top of any hill. Misc: Bring 2 water bottles, food, tube, inflator or pump, money for a stop at a store, enough clothing to make you comfortable, and be able to fix a flat. GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30469110 Note: The ride with GPS route may not be 100% accurate with each turn to the tenth of a mile...If you rely solely on your gps device please read the ride description or ask me about the route before we start if you have a question. Turn-by-Turn Route Sheet: Not needed - you will need to follow me After the ride: The Hoffbrau is right next door to Epic Mtn Gear so let's have a drink and some food My Info: (please feel free to contact me if needed) ebidinotto at gmail dot com seven one nine three three one three nine seven six. Safety Note: The unfortunate but necessary DISCLAIMER for any bike rides I lead. In case you are unaware, bike riding on roads and trails have their inherent risks. This includes potential injury from cars, trees, the ground, other riders, dehydration, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, mechanical failures, etc. Your involvement in group activities indicates you understand these risks and acknowledge that you are responsible for your 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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  • 4th of July Louisville romp 35 mile loop ride -

    Let's get in an early morning mellow and fun 4th of July ride of 35 miles. Just a few rolling hills and much much easier than this past Sundays ride up Linden Ave. HAPPY 4th of JULY 2019 This ride is WEATHER PERMITTING - RIDE DESCRIPTION: This is a counter clockwise loop starting near Flatirons Mall. We will do a short climb up to 128th then head over to Uptown Ave. We will head down Industrial Lane to Via Varra and up to Louisville. I'll take you through a nice loop in Indian Hills that puts us over on Baseline. It's back North on 96th st and a stop at the Brewers market around 20 miles into the ride. Continue north to Valmont then turn back West and head over to 75th working our way to S. Boulder road. A little climb up to McCaslin and then working our way through Louisville residential sections and to 88th where its just a couple of miles back to the Velo Stop. for 35 miles. (PLEASE PRINT YOUR OWN RIDE SHEET HERE ... PRINT THE ROUTE IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA GPS ROUTE https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30419659 DATE/TIME: Thursday 7/4/2019 - 8:00am (We leave on time) STARTING LOCATION: VELO STOP 1617 Coalton Rd · Superior, CO DISTANCE: 35 miles 1800+ ft of elevation gain TERRAIN: Flat with a few rolling sections 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: Flatirons Mall 5 min from our ride start https://gordonbiersch.com/locations/broomfield-co/ 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • WILDCAT GARDENS - Leg Day - Climbing 34.2 miles · +2,637 ft

    Howdy This ride is WEATHER and LEGs PERMITTING - IF the weather gets too hot or too cold or too rainy or if my legs can't do the climb or if i danced or drank too much the night before, I will post a cancellation or reschedule or train harder or give up cycling.. IMPORTANT NOTES: Wildcat Gardens is a small organic farm in the foothills above Boulder,CO. It was formed in 2003 by Ben Levi and Aria Seidl to grow and sell medicinal herbs on a wholesale and retail level. The farm is located at 6700ft. It is tough climbing to get there but the views are worth it. 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: This ride begins with a 6 mile warmup on flat roads until you begin some tough climbing on Linden Ave. Linden has grades up to 13% and very continuous 9% and 10% sections. Wild Horse Circle is the highest point where you will find your 2-4 million dollar dream home. We'll make the circle, then head over to Wildcat Gardens to turn around at the dirt. The roads are pretty much downhill on the way back and you will get a good view of Boulder. Linden is downhill with a well deserved stop at Amante 16 miles into the ride. You can take Jay road to 95th and circle back through Niwot to the King Soopers lot for 34 miles or you can just take 63rd back for 24 miles and a great workout which is probably what i will do. GPS :https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30351249 (PLEASE PRINT YOUR OWN RIDE SHEET HERE ... Link to Google Docs - You may need to format this https://drive.google.com/file/d/1im3roBmEx0Jh6tBRX84U7GfxG_Bicl1X/view?usp=sharing DATE/TIME: Sunday 6/30/2019 - 8:30am (We 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: 34 miles 2600+ ft of elevation gain TERRAIN: Flat with difficult climbing sections PACE: whatever you can muster 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.

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