• Wednesday Night South HS Ride

    Location visible to members

    This is the weekly Wednesday ride at our normal spot-- the northwest corner of the South High School parking lot. We will be heading South. I will be there to lead the ride. Clarkson, 470 trail, highline, jackass hill, windermere, 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

  • Dirty Copper Triangle (MTB)

    Beeler Parking Lot

    That's right,this is the dirt version of the Copper Triangle (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27098858) 32 miles and approximately 5500' of climbing Similar to the road version, the Dirty Copper Triangle traverses three high alpine passes: Searl Pass and Kokomo Pass along the Colorado Trail, and Ptarmigan Pass along Resolution Road above Camp Hale. The ride incorporates the Colorado Trail, Segment 8 from Copper Mountain to Camp Hale, Resolution Mountain Road, Wilder Gulch Trail, Wilder Gulch connector and the Vail Pass to Copper Mountain bike path. Each of the three passes tops out around 12,000 feet and Resolution Mountain road will have a 5.5 mile climb averaging over 10% grade for 2.5 miles, and the final 1.5 miles at nearly 14%. A brief description of the Colorado Trail from Copper Mountain to Camp Hale From Copper Mountain the trail will begin to enter heavier treed sections via nice wide switchbacks. As you leave the ski area, the trail bends south and heads up Guller Creek, which you'll cross a few times. We'll remain along Guller Creek for about 2.5 miles and chew up about 1000' of elevation gain. Next, we'll ride a few long switchbacks to climb our way out of treeline and into the lower basin below Elk Mountain. Once above treeline the trail tends back south, giving us our first view of Searle Pass. The pass is only approximately a mile away (500 vertical feet) at this time but, remember we are riding at 12000'. The CT between Searle and Kokomo Passes is a very unique, timberline traverse, punctuated with short, stinger climbs. The ride high point is 1/2 mile east of Kokomo Pass. Again, offering stunning views to the south and Climax Mine; and a second opportunity to assess conditions. *This is the ride commitment point. We will then descend 1/2 mile to Kokomo Pass, and continue a 5 mile descent to Camp Hale. The last mile to Camp Hale is loose, and quite steep . There are absolutely stunning views to the west of the Holy Cross Ridgeline including Mountain of the Holy Cross in the first mile below Kokomo Pass. Resolution Mountain Road *Approximately 7.5 miles and very steep in sections! Expect a bit of hike a bike. Resolution road is just too steep to ride Points of interest • Searle Pass 12,084' • Kokomo Pass 12,027' • Ptarmigan Pass 11,777' • Regroup on Searle Pass (8 miles back to Copper Mountain from here) • Regroup and assess the weather on or near Kokomo Pass. This is the ride commitment point. No turning back after descending into Camp Hale • Regroup on Ptarmigan Pass. It's all down hill from here! This is obviously a high alpine ride. Riders should be accustomed to high altitude cycling. Even for acclimatized riders, this can result in a significant reduction in handling skills and promote fatigue. This is a mountain bike ride. No gravel or CX bikes. Also, please note that our insurance carrier requires all riders on mountain bike events to be dues-paying members of RMCC. Sign-up here: https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-membership-application-form This ride is self supported. You will need to carry enough food and water to successfully complete this ride. As with any high altitude activity you will carry warm clothes, gloves and a rain jacket. Be prepared to have fun and take in the wonderful Rocky Mountains, the views will be spectacular! **Meet in the Beeler parking lot located at 910 Copper Rd, Copper Mountain around 6:30 and be ready to have fun at 7 a.m.

  • RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

    Beverly Heights Park

    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.

  • End of Summer South Jeffco Climbing Blowout

    Park and Ride near Ken Caryl and 470

    This ride has become something of an annual tradition. The goal is to string together a bunch of climbs in the South Jefferson County area to yield a ride that has 10,000 feet of climbing in 80 or so miles. This ride contains some roads everyone knows but hopefully shows off some roads you may not have tried before! The complete long route will take in Deer Creek, High Drive, Buffalo Park/Brook Forest, Conifer Mountain, Kings Valley, Richmond Hill, and of course, Broken Arrow. Total Distance for this one is 85 miles and even the hardest grading GPS unit should give you 10,000 feet. The "short" option will do Deer Creek, High Drive, Buffalo Park/Brook Forest and then return down High Grade, for a total of 55 miles and 6400 feet. It's straightforward to abbreviate the long route if you head out that way and find it a bit too much. The goal of this ride is to allow you to push yourself a bit without getting into big trouble. Regroup points will be at: Evergreen Sinclair: mile 20 Conifer Sinclair: mile 36 (optional) King's Valley Kum and Go: mile 46 (long route only) Pleasant Park Rest Stop: mile 72 Because of the length and difficulty of this ride, expect that the ride will split up into multiple groups on the road and the slower group may miss the front group at the regroup points. That said, this is an end of summer ride and not a training ride or a race, so it *is* a very social ride. We'll just need to keep the wheels turning to get it all done. Join us for this last-weekend-of-summer big ride! Being on a holiday weekend you'll have an extra day to recover afterward! Long Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28321993 Short[er] Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22112162 (Note: I will bring maps/cue sheets to the ride as there are a lot of turns on this one. However, if you don't know this area well, please familiarize yourself with the route beforehand and/or download the route to your GPS).

  • RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

    Beverly Heights Park

    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.

  • Stove Prairie 200K brevet

    Conoco - I25 & Hwy 66

    This is a 200K brevet, part of the Colorado Brevet Series. It takes us through Masonville, over Horsetooth Reservoir, up Poudre Canyon and climbing Stove Prairie The ride length is 200km/125 miles. Map, cue sheet, start venue, and other details at Colorado Brevet Series (http://www.rmccrides.com/brevets.htm). You must be an RMCC member (http://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com) to participate in this special event ride due to insurance purposes. (You can sign up or renew online (https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/rmcc-membership-application-form) or at the ride.) You must be a current Randonneurs USA (http://www.rusa.org) member if you want to receive RUSA credit for this ride. Sign-in starts at 7:00 with departure promptly at 8:00. You must also follow the randonneuring Rules for Riders (https://rusa.org/pages/rulesForRiders), including taking a control card and having it validated at the checkpoints.

  • RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

    Beverly Heights Park

    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.

  • RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

    Beverly Heights Park

    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.

  • Post Tuesday Night Climbs Food and Drinks!

    Mountain Toad Brewing

    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.

  • RMCC Tuesday Night Climbing

    Beverly Heights Park

    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.