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Join us for our winter series of "Show and Go" rides out of the Northglenn area (Legacy High School and 136th and Zuni, meet at the faculty lot, East side of the building, it faces King Soopers supermarket). Each week, the ride leader will determine a course that is suitable based on weather and road conditions. If the weather is warm, we will do a somewhat longer ride (e.g. 50-60 miles); if it is cold, the route will be shorter (e.g. ~40 miles). The routes are of course all mostly flat. These rides will happen weekly through December and January, except for taking a break for the holidays. If roads and snow covered or it's simply too cold, the ride will be cancelled or rescheduled. If you think you are going to do the ride, please RSVP so you are notified in case of any changes. These are always fun rides and are a great way to maintain fitness over the winter. Plus, winter is often better for riding than March and April, so we like to take advantage any time there are nice days!
RESCHEDULED AGAIN DUE TO SNOW FORECAST: Set for 1/29. We're in the deep of winter now. If we can't ride 1/29, I'll cancel until weather turns warmer and Lookout is consistently clear. RMCC Climbing Tuesday, at Night with Lights! We'll meet at Beverly Heights Park at the base of Lookout. We'll do a route walk-through at 5:30pm with wheels rolling shortly after. Please arrive no later than 5:20pm so we know you're joining us. I try to arrive about 5pm so I can get a warmup, returning somewhere about 5:20-5:25 to start the ride. This week's route will likely take us up Lookout, Colorow, Mt. Vernon, across to Genessee, Genessee Vista/Ridge Loop, then down US40 to Heritage, Jeffco Pkwy, Johnson, Ford, then we'll weave through the school back up to the park. Figure something about 25-28 miles,[masked]'. Our ride aims to have a friendly, inviting vibe. Climbs, however, play favorites, and we do get separated frequently on the climbing sections. We'll have multiple regroup points to allow riders to catch back on. While this is a drop ride, we try to be accessible to anyone who can finish Lookout in about 28-30 minutes. Stating the obvious: - Front and rear lights are required. I highly recommend bringing backups just in case. Bring headlights that you can descend with. Rear lights should be set to steady - no blinking. - Roads may have slick spots. Snowmelt due to warmer temperatures may freeze into ice patches on the roadway. Temperatures vary widely. We've seen as much as a 30 degree difference between Golden and the Genesee area. Check the forecast before heading out, make sure you're prepared.
For this ride we'll meet at the County Line Station Park-n-Ride (opposite side of the freeway from Park Meadows Mall) at 9:45 and take in a bunch of shorter climbs to the south. We'll cover Surrey Ridge, Pradera, Bayou Gulch and the Pinery. Total route is 50 miles with 3000 feet of climbing. Because there is a lot of up and down, I'd expect the ride to break up some, but we'll regroup multiple times along the way. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28884246 If you don't know the area, I'd suggest downloading the route to your GPS as there are a fair number of turns. (I'll bring maps/cue sheets as well). Finally, it's that time of the year when I have to note that this ride is weather permitting. If you think you want to come, please RSVP so you can be notified of any ride updates.
• What we'll do Please join me for a February 200K Brevet. We will plan on the Rawhide Ramble route, but may alter this based on weather and riding conditions. This IS an official RMCC ride, ALL RMCC members are welcome (RMCC membership is required), and we encourage RUSA membership if you want credit for your kilometers to count towards RUSA awards. We will start riding at 8 AM so please show up at least 15 minutes early to check in, etc. You can join RMCC here: https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/membership You can join RUSA here: https://rusa.org/pages/memberservices Here is a link to information about the Rawhide Ramble route: http://rmccrides.com/brevet20180210-route.pdf (UPDATED) and map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26867401 (UPDATED) Lighting and reflective gear are REQUIRED. You must follow the randonneuring Rules for Riders (https://rusa.org/pages/rulesForRiders), including taking a control card and having it validated at the checkpoints.