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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 5:25pm for introductions, route overview, sign-in, and other formalities. We plan to roll about 5:30.
We will finish after sunset. Headlights and tail lights are REQUIRED. Please come prepared.
This is a drop ride with regroup points. If you can finish Lookout solo within about 28 minutes you'll usually be able to catch back onto the group. Be aware that our group will roll from the regroup point atop Lookout about 30 minutes after ride start.
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.
Again, this is a drop ride with regroup points that may provide the opportunity to catch back up. Expect separation on the climbs, and being comfortable in a draft will help on some of the flatter / roller sections.
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.
This is the season finale for us as daylight has run out. If you avg 18+ you will be successful. We will be doing the East route with a modified return home on the CC trail to avoid roads in the dark. Hope to see you there.
We've changed the route from VGV to the Vail Pass Volley, starting in Frisco, owing to the difficulties with Glenwood Canyon and the bike path because the summer's mudslides.
Please note - you must be both a Randonneurs USA (RUSA) member AND an RMCC member to participate in this ride. Sign up/renew for Randonneurs USA (RUSA) at https://rusa.org/pages/memberservices. Sign up/renew for RMCC either at the ride or online (https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-membership-application-form).
TO RIDE: There is a $5 (cash) fee required for this event. This and a signed waiver will be collected at the ride start. You must follow the RUSA Rules for Riders (https://rusa.org/pages/rulesForRiders) as well as all guidelines provided in the Rider Checklist - http://www.rmccrides.com/brevetguidelinessafety.php (including obtaining proof of passage).
Sign in starts at 7:00 am.
Map, cue sheet, start venue, waiver to sign, and other details at Colorado Brevet Series schedule page (http://www.rmccrides.com/brevet2021schedule.php#next_event).
This will be a more challenging ride than VGV, with climbs up both sides of Vail Pass, and possibly some crisp temperatures ... but great foliage!
We will be having these climbing "show-and-go" rides out of Ken Caryl and Golden until snow and cold puts a stop to it!
Rides will have a median distance of about 40 miles--a little longer if it's warm; a little shorter if it's chilly. Expect about 5000 feet of climbing. We are starting a bit later than normal so those who want to ride to the ride can do so. Bad weather of course cancels the ride.
These are Mark M rides, so aside from climbing, expect to try some roads you haven't ridden before! This won't just be a boring out-and-back up High Grade, LOL. There may be a few gravel sections thrown in, but nothing that I haven't ridden multiple times on 25mm tires.
I will post the actual route a few days before the ride once I know what the weather will be like.
After a season of big Challenge Series rides, brevets etc., join us for these shorter but still fun rides as we go through the fall!