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Tuesday, Tuesday, RMCC Climbing Tuesday! Join us for the RMCC tradition: Tuesday night climbing. We meet at Beverly Heights Park at the base of Lookout. We'll group up about 5:10pm for introductions, route overview, sign-in, and other formalities. We plan to roll about 5:15. Frequented areas are Lookout, Colorow, Mt. Vernon, Genesee Mountain, Genesee, Grapevine / Lininger, Paradise. The route will change from time to time to keep things interesting - and challenging. Expect[masked]' elevation/mile, distances of 20-35 miles based on available daylight. As always, this is a drop/regroup ride. Expect some separation on the climbs, with opportunities to rejoin at one of several regroup points. Being comfortable in a draft will help on some of the flatter / roller sections. Generally speaking if you're able to complete Lookout solo in ~28 minutes you'll have little trouble rejoining at the regroup points. We'll ride under most conditions; hot or cold, sunny or cloudy or rainy, windy or calm. Be sure to watch the weather and come prepared with the right clothing, water, and nutrition. I try to comment the day of the ride if there's anything I feel needs to be considered. This event will be canceled if weather is not conducive for a safe, fun ride. I'll cancel as early as possible, however be prepared for game-time calls as weather can be unpredictable.
Get to know your fellow riders! Significant others warmly invited! We've had some great times, great climbs, and a ton of fun (challenging, interesting) experiences on our Tuesday rides - to say nothing of all the other places RMCC has taken us. Come out and join us, share some stories over food and drinks! We'll be headed to Mountain Toad Brewing on Washington Street in Golden. Mountain Toad has a great selection of beers and an on-site food truck every night. Their schedule shows Rolling Dough as the truck for our planned evening. Note that parking is a bit interesting. Check their website for suggestions where to park, or park along the road near Coorstek one block east. Watch out for the controlled parking in the area neighborhoods.
This is the weekly Wednesday ride at our normal spot-- the northwest corner of the South High School parking lot. We will be heading East. I will be there to lead the ride.. Franklin, Dartmouth, happy canyon, Union, CC Res, back through Quincy and clarkson This ride is not technically "no drop" - but we'll regroup if riders are within range. Pace is "spirited" with a few pickups-- not a hammerfest through city streets, but we'll be getting the heart rate up. Quick safety brief before
Come out and enjoy the Fall colors and ride incredible Colorado classic trails, take in epic mountain views, and miles of fast descending. Enjoy the fresh air of high altitude riding, the solitude of nature and the amazing fall colors we will have this year. While rocks, roots, steep ups and downs, and tight turns can be found throughout, miles of smooth singletrack in-between make this ride a smile fest for significant portions. The major challenges are concentrated on a few of the area’s most famous classic trails. Sunnyside is a narrow trail along impossibly steep mountain slopes and red rock gardens closer to the valley floor. The Government Trail’s numerous stream crossings and rock-strewn trail will require your constant focus. I rode these trails this past summer and can attest that these are some of the best trails in the state! **There are 2 options for this ride: A short loop and long loop. The long loop is 60 miles and 9200' of climbing. The shorter loop is around 20 miles and 3400' of climbing. It uses the same trails as the long loop until approximately mile 16 after the Red Mountain descent where Sunnyside Trail meets with the Rio Grande bike path. From here short loopers will ride the paved path 5 miles back to the trailhead. At this point long loopers will continue over towards Buttermilk then on to Snowmass. Here is a good description of the route. You can also download the GPX track (highly recommended) here as well. https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7030503/aspen-snowmass-mega-loop Things to consider: This will be a long MTB ride. Plan accordingly. Be sure your rig is in fine mechanical condition. Areas on the Snowmass side are remote and this is a self supported ride. Carry 3L of water and enough food for the ride. Keep an eye on the forecast, carry a rain jacket. Bring a water filtration or tabs if you have them and of course you should have a kit for basic repairs. Tubeless plugs, tube, levers, pump, quick link and a couple links of chain are good things to carry along. I'll be at the Smuggler Mountain TH at 7 a.m. located here: https://goo.gl/maps/JRTKXZbEPz3SrKZg9