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

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Mtb Warren Gulch

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If you have a light bring it along because we may finish up in the dark.

What goes up must come down!

DISTANCE: 5 MILES ONE WAY / 10 RT

ELEVATION/GAIN/LOSS: 2930

After a few years of being closed the reroute is complete and ready for us to shred!

This one starts out climbing and keeps climbing until we reach Squaw Pass Rd. After a short break at the top we will point our bikes downhill and cruise back to the start. The trail surface is smooth/loose at the start and becomes rougher and rockier as you climb. It is all rideable with moderate fitness and bike handling skills.

The old parking area has been closed by Idaho Springs so check the trailhead pin in this posting to find the group.

Getting there: Drive West on I-70 to the 1st Idaho Springs Exit and head into town. Veer left at the central business district sign and continue to Soda Creek Rd. The Indian Springs Resort is on Soda Creek Rd. Go left on Soda Creek Rd crossing under I-70. Once you pass under I-70 continue about 1 mile on Soda Creek Rd until you see a small white building with a green roof on the right side of the road. If you reach Little Bear Creek Rd you have gone to far.

RULES: 1. Don't be late. If you are late it's YOUR responsibility to catch up. We are all racing the sunset.

  1. 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

  2. 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

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“ Good Climb and some fun loops up top.”

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: https://www.jeffco.us/1208/Deer-Creek-Canyon-Park

(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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

Lair O' the Bear/Mt Falcon combo

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Its another great big climb with a fun descent back to the cars.”

Standard Route: 20.8 miles 3359 ft climbing 3359 ft descending

This is a fun ride and combines two good trails. We will meet in the Lair o' Bear lot and then ride down the canyon rd to Mt Falcon where the climb begins. After climbing Mt Falcon we connect with the Lair O' Bear park and start the descent back at the parking lot where your car should be.

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.

LOB park info: http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R11.htm (http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R11.htm)

Mt Falcon 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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

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Elk Meadow Bergen Peak

A strenuous climb and a super fun downhill!! Bring your climbing legs and some good brake pads”

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: https://www.jeffco.us/1218/Elk-Meadow-Park

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.

  1. 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

  2. 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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MTB North Table Mesa Intermediate/Advanced

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