Idaho Springs to Loveland GREEN, BLUE and BLACK

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CDOT West Parking Lot

115 13th Avenue · Idaho Springs, CO

How to find us

Start Location Change: CDOT West parking lot, take exit #240 in Idaho Springs. At the stop sign, the parking lot is right in front of you just south of the Shell gas station.

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Details

DATE CHANGE: Moving from Sat, Jun 29th to Sun, Jun 30th.

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It's going to warm out there, so that means one thing: Head for the hills! We will meet at at the CDOT West parking lot in Idaho Springs. From Denver, take exit #240 in Idaho Springs. At the stop sign, the parking lot is right in front of you just south of the Shell gas station. Use[masked]th Ave, Idaho Springs for an approximate location for your GPS. Perhaps, beer and lunch afterwards! Hope to see you there!

Green: Idaho Springs to Georgetown
Ride Leaders: Pat and Joyce
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362256831

Blue: Idaho Springs to Bakerville
Ride Leaders: Steven & Scott
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1193427130
Note: If the bike path from Georgetown to Silver Plume is still under construction, we will ride up Guanella Pass for some climbing.

Black Option: Continue from Bakerville to Base of Loveland via the bike path from Bakerville ( http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362260111 ).
Ride Leaders: No designated leader.
Note: If the bike path from Georgetown to Silver Plume is still under construction, we will ride up Guanella Pass for some climbing.

All Riders Please Read:
What do our rider levels mean?

GREEN (no drop):
These rides are perfect if you haven't been on your bike for a while or just want an easy ride. Green rides generally have a social aspect at the end of the ride.
Pace - Average pace on flat terrain is 10-13 mph.
Terrain - Relatively flat; small hills

BLUE:
These rides are for more experienced riders.
Pace - Average pace on flat terrain is 13-17mph.
Terrain - Variable; May include some steep and/or prolonged climbs.

BLACK:
These rides are for the most experienced riders.
Pace - Average pace on flat terrain is 17-20 mph.
Terrain - Variable; often includes steep and/or prolonged climbs.

Are rides ever cancelled due to weather?

A rider’s safety is always important. If temperatures are forecasted to be 40 degrees or colder the ride will be cancelled. The ride will also be cancelled if the pavement is wet due to rain or slick due to freezing temperatures. If in doubt, check the ride on the Outspokin Calendar before departing for your ride or contact the assigned ride leaders listed for the ride. You can also email [masked].

Additional Information...

You can find additional information about this ride and OUT Spokin on our website and calendar ( http://www.outspokin.org/rides ).

To ride with OUT Spokin', you should be a member. This small membership fee from our riders is collected to cover the cost of team liability insurance, which offers “members” partial coverage if anything should happen during the ride; we also absorb the costs of web hosting, e-mail communications, providing custom team jerseys at cost, and participation in PrideFest and other social events. OUT Spokin' also works with various sponsors to provide discounts to members. Membership purchases are for the season; therefore, memberships will expire on January 1st of the following year.

A Basic Membership is only $25 and you can enjoy all of the benefits of being a member of OUT Spokin'. A Patron Membership is only $50 and this year, when you purchase a Patron Membership, you get an OUT Spokin’ jersey.

To purchase a Basic or Patron Membership, go to the store (http://www.outspokin.org/store)page(http://www.outspokin.org/store). (http://www.outspokin.org/store)

OUT Spokin’s bike riding program, is organized and led by volunteers. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe cycling experience, and find rides that suit your riding style and fitness level.

You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure your safety and that of others, we do have the following expectations of ride participants:

- Cyclists are required to wear a correctly adjusted helmet.

- Participants must sign a waiver including an emergency and/or home phone number.

- Riders must cycle in a legal, safe, and courteous manner.

- Never ride with earphones or ear bud(s).Pull off and stop when using a cell phone.

- Participants should carry a pump, spare tube, patch kit, and money and know how to fix their own flats.

- Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start time with your bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available.

- We also recommend that you print out the map for the ride you choose to do, if available from our website.