What we're about

We are a casual group of variously skilled mountain bike riders who spend most of their time riding in Colorado 's Jefferson County Parks. Most active participants within this group posses a solid intermediate to advanced skill level. The ride selection, pace of rides, routes and the style we choose are generally more challenging than many of the other groups. The focus of the group is to have fun while riding and improve your skills at the same time. Non-members can still join us on our weekly Tuesday evening rides by examining our calendar for the location of the week's ride. Check out this video clip that shows some of the Jeffco Crew in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eleq1Uvn9Gc

Upcoming events (5+)

Mtb Mt Falcon starting from the lower lot

Mt falcon

Mt Falcon If you have a light bring it along as we will finish up in the dark! Standard Route: 11.4 miles 2454 feet of climbing and descending It may not the first extended hill climb of the season but it will still challenge even the best of us. The trail isn't all up hill but it sure seems like it on some days. We will throw in a loop or two at the top before heading back down if time allows it. Directions to trailhead: On US 285 travel west from Denver and exit on Colorado 8, travel north toward Morrison for 1.3 miles and turn left onto Forest Avenue, continue on Forest to Vine, turn right on Vine. Follow the signs to the trailhead Due to the size of the crew that this ride typically draws, and the different pace preferences within the group, there will be a split start. Those that prefer a more moderate pace should be prepared to leave the lot at 5:45 sharp. Those that like to go faster will usually leave the lot 10-15 minutes later than the first group. If you are not sure where you will fit within the group plan on the early start. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this ride. Park Info: http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R16.htm (http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R16.htm) RULES: 1. Don't be late. If you are late it's YOUR responsibility to catch up. We are all racing the sunset. 2. No whining. This is a VOLUNTARY ride. If we are too slow, too fast, it's too hot, too cold, or too windy...please stay home and eat Cheetos instead 3. Show up even if the weather looks bad, most times it looks way worse than it really is. If we can't ride due to weather we will end up heading to a local pub for Happy Hour so your efforts won't be wasted.

Mtb Dedisse & Alderfer/Three Sisters

Dedisse Park

Dedisse & Alderfer/Three Sisters If you have a light bring it along as we will finish up in the dark! Standard Route: 13.6 miles 2157 feet of climbing and descending This is a good trail with lots of flow, fun, and a few technical sections mixed in. Just like most of the other front range trails this one starts out climbing and keeps on going until we reach the top of Evergreen Mtn. There are some breaks in the grade along the way that will allow recovery but then its back up. The way back to the car is mostly a fast downhill until we reach the golf course. There are a few short climbs after that but nothing major. We will determine the route based who shows up the night of the ride. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this ride. Park map: http://jeffco.us/jeffco/openspace_uploads/alderfer_3sis_12_06.pdf Trail profiles http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R61.htm This one can be hard to find for those that have not been to the park before. Dedisse Park is 27 miles (43 km) west of Denver just west of Evergreen on Colorado State Highway 74. The park entrance is just after the merge from two lanes into one near the bottom of the hill on 74. If you get to a big sweeping corner with Evergreen lake in front of you, turn around because you missed the turn. RULES: 1. Don't be late. If you are late it's YOUR responsibility to catch up. We are all racing the sunset. 2. No whining. This is a VOLUNTARY ride. If we are too slow, too fast, it's too hot, too cold, or too windy...please stay home and eat Cheetos instead 3. Show up even if the weather looks bad, most times it looks way worse than it really is. If we can't ride due to weather we will end up heading to a local pub for Happy Hour so your efforts won't be wasted.

Mtb Deer Creek

Deer Creek Canyon Park

“ Good Climb and some fun loops up top.” If you have a light bring it along as we will finish up in the dark! Standard Route: 11.5 miles 2185 feet of climbing and descending This is a typical front range ride with most of the climbing taking place at the beginning. If you like technical ascents make an attempt on the "wall". It will challenge even an advanced rider. Don't let that section scare you away, its short and the rest of the trail is very manageable. The climb can be a grunt for some but once you get near the top the grade decreases and there are a few good loops up there. We will connect all of the trails open to bikes in some form of figure 8 loop. The way out is a fast descent which is often loose and rocky. Due to the size of the crew that this ride typically draws, and the different pace preferences within the group, there will be a split start. Those that prefer a more moderate pace should be prepared to leave the lot at 5:45 sharp. Those that like to go faster will usually leave the lot 10-15 minutes later than the first group. If you are not sure where you will fit within the group plan on the early start. Come out and join us if you haven't already. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this ride. Getting There From the metro area, travel south on C-470 to Kipling exit. Turn west, (right) on W. Ute Avenue, then west (right) on Deer Creek Canyon Road. Turn left on Grizzly Drive, then right into Deer Creek Canyon Park. Park Info http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace (http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace) (http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R12.htm ) RULES: 1. Don't be late. If you are late it's YOUR responsibility to catch up. We are all racing the sunset. 2. No whining. This is a VOLUNTARY ride. If we are too slow, too fast, it's too hot, too cold, or too windy...please stay home and eat Cheetos instead 3. Show up even if the weather looks bad, most times it looks way worse than it really is. If we can't ride due to weather we will end up heading to a local pub for Happy Hour so your efforts won't be wasted.

Mtb Elk Meadow Bergen Peak

Elk Meadow

A strenuous climb and a super fun downhill!! Bring your climbing legs and some good brake pads” If you have a light bring it along as we will finish up in the dark! Standard Route: 10.2 miles 2194 ft climbing 2194 ft descending Don't let the description scare you, "strenuous" may not be the proper description. Its very manageable but its no cakewalk! This always seems like one of the hardest rides to me but it is still one of our favorites. It will be difficult if you haven't been riding much but its June or close to it so all of you should be up for the challenge. The climb is long, difficult and somehow fun. About the time you may be feeling like you have had enough we reach the intersection of Bergen peak trail and Too long where a rest break is usually in order. From there its only another mile to the top but it seems like more. We will head to the top for a scenic overlook and then get ready to crank it up on the way down. The downhill seems endless and then you are back where we started, ready for a beer, Gatorade and a nap. Due to the size of the crew that this ride typically draws, and the different pace preferences within the group, there will be a split start. Those that prefer a more moderate pace should be prepared to leave the lot at 5:45 sharp. Those that like to go faster will usually leave the lot 10-15 minutes later than the first group. If you are not sure where you will fit within the group plan on the early start. Getting there: From I-70, exit onto Highway 74 (Exit 252) going south past Bergen Park. Continue 2.25 miles to Lewis Ridge Road turning right into the parking lot. Park info: http://co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspa... http://co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R9.htm Park Map: http://co.jefferson.co.us/jeffco/openspace_ (http://co.jefferson.co.us/jeffco/openspace_) http://co.jefferson.co.us/jeffco/openspace_uploads/elkmmap.pdf Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event RULES: 1. Don't be late - We wait for No One (including myself). If you are late it's YOUR responsibility to catch up. We are all racing the sunset. 2. No whining. This is a VOLUNTARY ride. If we are too slow, too fast, it's too hot, too cold, or too windy...please stay home and eat Cheetos instead 3. Show up even if the weather looks bad, most times it looks way worse than it really is. If we can't ride due to weather we will end up heading to a local pub for Happy Hour so your efforts won't be wasted.

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Moab

Moab, UT

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