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Colorado Backcountry Biker's Saturday Road Ride 9AM START TIME!
• What we'll do NOTE THE EVEN NEWER START TIME! This week we'll be starting out at 9am SHARP (we generally don't wait around). It's been chilly for the first hour lately so last week we decided to start an hour later each week till it gets even colder. This isn't my event but it's been so popular that I thought I'd pass this along. Colorado Backcountry Biker is hosting a Saturday road ride! We'll meet in front of the shop in Circle Park in Fruita. No fee, no dues, the ride doesn't cost a thing. NOTE: A bit of a route change for the Sept. 22 ride only: We're going to welcome the new section of the Riverfront Trail by riding it from Fruita to Loma. Then we'll take 13 Road/State Highway 139 (same road) to M Road, then we'll head west to 12 Road, then 12 Road north to O Road. From there it'll be the same route as usual. Here's what CBB has to say about their ride: "All rider levels welcome. Helmets required. Sign our online waiver https://backcountrybiker.com/cbb-event-waiver/. We’ll do a route that we call “The North 40” which takes us through the beautiful Fruita countryside. After the ride we’ll serve up refreshing beverages on the shop patio (aka The Cooler). Check our Facebook page for start times. When it gets hotter, we leave earlier. When it gets colder, we leave later. You get the idea…" Route map: https://backcountrybiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CBB-Route-10-3-10-18.pdf For more information, check out this event on Colorado Backcountry Biker's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coloradobackcountrybiker/ There's typically an "A Group" that deviates from the North 40 Route by doing a lung and leg busting fast pace out to the Utah line and back, with some added miles along the way back, while the rest of us mere mortals ride the North 40 Route. On occasion there's even been a 'stop and smell the roses' paced group that rides between 25 and 30 miles. All groups tend to ride for two and a half to three hours and end up at the shop at about the same time for the social hour. So there's something for everyone! • What to bring Helmet, water bottles, and a willingness to pull at the front all day whenever there's a headwind (that's a joke...maybe). • Important to know You should either be familiar with the route and roads in the area or bring a print out of the route map with you. The ride will regroup at designated points, but you really need to know the route between regrouping points, especially if you decide the take a shortcut along the way. The route map is also available for free download in the Avenza PDF Maps app Map Store. Contact me if you have any questions about this. After the ride be sure to join us for the 'apres velo' social hour on the patio next to Colorado Backcountry Biker ("The Cooler"). The shop provides liquid refreshments. See you there!

Colorado Backcountry Biker

150 S Park Square (in the Fruita roundabout) · Fruita, CO

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