What we're about

Get out and ride! This is a group for anyone in Arvada, CO or nearby areas to meet up for bike rides around the area. Arvada is a great place to ride, with tons of trails, parks, bike lanes, and great weather. Riding is a great way to explore new areas of the city or get to know your own neighborhood. We have experienced riders to lead rides for all ability levels, including recreational rides (12-16 miles at an exercise pace) as well as shorter and slower kid-friendly rides (3-5 miles at a conversational pace).

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BFA 4 Big Dry Creek Ride - THIS RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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THIS RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

BFA 4 Big Dry Creek Ride[masked]
This ride starts at Epic Mountain at 92nd and Wadsworth at 10am, and follows the Big Dry Creek Trail northeast to 144th in Westminster. The trail is paved so bring your road, hybrid or mountain bike. This is an out and back ride with only a 300 foot elevation change.

Route Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YGHMx3KYLENJL1HdWp2gmzwYQCj_g4Mw/view?usp=sharing
GPS Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q5gqXtaRP-J0XMa4cUKIwhoOKtv-wXZU/view?usp=sharing

All riders are required to wear a helmet, follow bike safety and traffic laws, and sign a waiver. Our ride leaders will give a briefing 5 minutes before the ride begins and outline the route and other specifics for the day. So try to arrive at least 20 minutes before the ride begins to give yourself enough time to get ready.

We will follow Jefferson County Covid protocols.

What to bring:
• Your bike (in good working condition)
• Water (preferably a water bottle or camelback)
• Your helmet
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (recommended to keep bugs and sunlight out of your eyes)
• Weather appropriate clothing
• A great attitude and sense of adventure

If you have any questions about our rides, please contact Bill Orchard at [masked] or[masked].

Bicycle Friendly Arvada (BFA) is proud to lead fun, organized bike rides all around the city from April into October each year. These rides are geared for cyclists of all levels with a focus on children, families and casual/recreational riders.
In 2022 we will be offering two different ride types for different types of riders:
• Family Ride of approximately 5-7 miles traveling mostly on trails
• Rec Ride of approximately 12-25 miles on a mix of trails and on street bike facilities
We will also have a bike corral at several Arvada Festivals.

Our 2022 ride schedule can be found HERE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oYw56PfxdjtQ-V7Meo86u_p2WtSQfPF/view?usp=sharing

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BFA 5 Trails Day Ride

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BFA 5 Trails Day Rec Ride[masked]
The Rec Ride will leave from Majestic View Park, W72nd Ave just west of Carr, at 9am. The ride will be mostly on Ralston Creek Trail out to near the reservoir and return via another route to miss the 72nd Ave construction project.

Route Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UTy4ATHRbxRfrrx2SFYLelTneL4WxN8P/view?usp=sharing
GPS Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qf-J57x-UIimq8AAD6Xi4UFdQ2glfXsO/view?usp=sharing

All riders are required to wear a helmet, follow bike safety and traffic laws, and sign a waiver. Our ride leaders will give a briefing 5 minutes before the ride begins and outline the route and other specifics for the day. So try to arrive at least 20 minutes before the ride begins to give yourself enough time to get ready.

We will follow Jefferson County Covid protocols.

What to bring:
• Your bike (in good working condition)
• Water (preferably a water bottle or camelback)
• Your helmet
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (recommended to keep bugs and sunlight out of your eyes)
• Weather appropriate clothing
• A great attitude and sense of adventure

If you have any questions about our rides, please contact Bill Orchard at [masked] or[masked].

Bicycle Friendly Arvada (BFA) is proud to lead fun, organized bike rides all around the city from April into October each year. These rides are geared for cyclists of all levels with a focus on children, families and casual/recreational riders.
In 2022 we will be offering two different ride types for different types of riders:
• Family Ride of approximately 5-7 miles traveling mostly on trails
• Rec Ride of approximately 12-25 miles on a mix of trails and on street bike facilities
We will also have a bike corral at several Arvada Festivals.

Our 2022 ride schedule can be found HERE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oYw56PfxdjtQ-V7Meo86u_p2WtSQfPF/view?usp=sharing

BFA 6 Over the Reservoir Rec Ride

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BFA 6 Over the Reservoir Trail Ride[masked]
Another new ride last year. For all you hill climbers or e-bike riders. We’ll ride from West Wood ES, 16650 W 72nd Ave at 9am and over the reservoir and down the other side, catch Fairmont Trail and head toward Golden before returning north back to West Woods Elementary School. Bring your mountain or cross bike.

Route Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IfWo8sI4AeVWP1GRJQablJNeI7UoyjUY/view?usp=sharing
GPS Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kqc_h3ndLgmtWSfhA1ZvDjQyEQXcLgyz/view?usp=sharing

All riders are required to wear a helmet, follow bike safety and traffic laws, and sign a waiver. Our ride leaders will give a briefing 5 minutes before the ride begins and outline the route and other specifics for the day. So try to arrive at least 20 minutes before the ride begins to give yourself enough time to get ready.

We will follow Jefferson County Covid protocols.

What to bring:
• Your bike (in good working condition)
• Water (preferably a water bottle or camelback)
• Your helmet
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (recommended to keep bugs and sunlight out of your eyes)
• Weather appropriate clothing
• A great attitude and sense of adventure

If you have any questions about our rides, please contact Bill Orchard at [masked] or[masked].

Bicycle Friendly Arvada (BFA) is proud to lead fun, organized bike rides all around the city from April into October each year. These rides are geared for cyclists of all levels with a focus on children, families and casual/recreational riders.
In 2022 we will be offering two different ride types for different types of riders:
• Family Ride of approximately 5-7 miles traveling mostly on trails
• Rec Ride of approximately 12-25 miles on a mix of trails and on street bike facilities
We will also have a bike corral at several Arvada Festivals.

Our 2022 ride schedule can be found HERE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oYw56PfxdjtQ-V7Meo86u_p2WtSQfPF/view?usp=sharing

BFA 7 Perimeter Lakes Ride

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BFA 7 Perimeter Lakes Ride[masked]
Several area lakes have very nice bike trails around their perimeter. We leave from Gold Strike Park, 5500 W 56th Ave at 9 am and explore several of these lakes and link them together on trails or bike friendly streets to make an interesting tour of lakes.

Route Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11rZ9bEDglqRxmANnHZO6mNz7KLsneyJE/view?usp=sharing
GPS Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10_4IXC3VcBiuyxp4gtLpme8THYlWAQ8v/view?usp=sharing

All riders are required to wear a helmet, follow bike safety and traffic laws, and sign a waiver. Our ride leaders will give a briefing 5 minutes before the ride begins and outline the route and other specifics for the day. So try to arrive at least 20 minutes before the ride begins to give yourself enough time to get ready.

We will follow Jefferson County Covid protocols.

What to bring:
• Your bike (in good working condition)
• Water (preferably a water bottle or camelback)
• Your helmet
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (recommended to keep bugs and sunlight out of your eyes)
• Weather appropriate clothing
• A great attitude and sense of adventure

If you have any questions about our rides, please contact Bill Orchard at [masked] or[masked].

Bicycle Friendly Arvada (BFA) is proud to lead fun, organized bike rides all around the city from April into October each year. These rides are geared for cyclists of all levels with a focus on children, families and casual/recreational riders.
In 2022 we will be offering two different ride types for different types of riders:
• Family Ride of approximately 5-7 miles traveling mostly on trails
• Rec Ride of approximately 12-25 miles on a mix of trails and on street bike facilities
We will also have a bike corral at several Arvada Festivals.

Our 2022 ride schedule can be found HERE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oYw56PfxdjtQ-V7Meo86u_p2WtSQfPF/view?usp=sharing

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BFA 2 & 3 Arvada Bike Loop Rec and Family Ride

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