Click here for the August 2022 Newsletter => August_2022FINAL.pdf

Click here for the Sept 2022 Newsletter => September22 Final.pdf

Click here for the October 2022 Newsletter => October22Final.pdf


Click here for the September Scheduled Rides => Sept 2022 Rides

Click here for the October Scheduled Rides => Oct 2022 Rides

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Volunteer Recognition Dinner

and Annual business meeting

The Barn At Raccoon Creek

7301 W. Bowles, Littleton, CO

Thursday, November 10th 2022

6:00 to 9:30 PM, Dinner starts at 6:30, Meeting at 7:45 

$30/person

FUN * FRIENDS * FOOD * DANCING

Let’s say a big THANK YOU to all of our 2022 VOLUNTEERS!

Last year's event was great! This year will be even better!

Socialize with your friends, dine on great foods served in a fantastic setting, and try line and barn dancing with Maria Giffords, a grand dame of line dancing (no partner needed).

Finally, vote for the members of the 2023 board.


Come and experience a warm THANK-YOU to all of our VOLUNTEERS!!

Register here: DBTC 2022 Volunteer Recognition Dinner


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UPCOMING RIDES!!! 



Monday, October 3rd:

10:00AM FUN/FUN PLUS-H2-25-SW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Broken Tee Golf Course (west end of parking lot at 2101 W. Oxford in Englewood). We will ride the South Platte Trail north to the Bear Creek Trail which we will take west over the Bear Creek Dam to Morrison. We will return via Morrison Road to Fox Hollow Golf Course where we will meet up with the trail and ride back to the start. Bring a sack lunch for a picnic afterwards.


Tuesday, October 4th:

10:45 MTB Before the high ground weather gets too cool, let us enjoy one last ride in the Buffalo Creek area. Little Scraggy trail winds around 5 miles south from the trail head toward the Kelsey Campground. A number of small gullies are crossed. Near the campground the trail ascends a ridge. Climbing the ridge on a westward turn, upward about another couple miles, a nice descent drops riders onto the Colorado Trail. That descent is a great reward. The trailhead is then about 2 miles right turn to the east, making a nice loop ride.

This loop is about 13 miles, perhaps about 1500 feet of elevation gain. There are just a few sharp turns and tricky trail sections. Ride rating is intermediate level, about P2-3, T2-3. Duration is around 2.5 hours. Bring some snacks and a favorite beverage to enjoy afterward.

Little Scraggy trail head is about 4 miles south of Buffalo Creek. Turn west on Forest Service Road 550, go a couple hundred yards, then find the parking lot on the right. See the map pin for a geographic location. This lot has picnic tables and a restroom. There is a small fee for daily use, perhaps $8. National parks pass holders are half off for the fee.

RSVP => https://www.meetup.com/denver-bicycle-touring-club/events/288786414/


Wednesday, October 5th:

9:00 FUN PLUS H2-25 SW Meet Peter Woulfe (540-219-6674 cell) at the west end of the parking lot for the Broken Tee Golf Course (2101 W. Oxford, Englewood 80110). We will ride the South Platte to 470 up the dam at Chatfield, then up to the High Line Canal to Big Dry Creek, then back to the South Platte. We will ride some quiet residential streets, so we only cross Broadway once. Bring lunch for a picnic afterwards.

9:30 AM FUN-H2-20 SW New Tunnel New Route Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at Broken Tee Golf Course (2101 W. Oxford, Englewood 80110) for a ride up Big Dry Creek to the Highline Canal. The canal is hard packed along this beautiful section of the trail that will have you humming Country Roads. I will be on my road bike, but a hybrid works. After a snack along the trail, we will go UNDER Hampden and Colorado Blvd. using the two new tunnels then 4 miles of downhill on Dartmouth and back. Picnic lunch after. 

10:00 AM Leisure H2-20-SW.  Meet Lin Hark (303-507-3502) at the Littleton Golf and Tennis Club, 5800 S Federal Blvd for a ride through Littleton and Englewood. This ride is partly on streets, bike paths, and has some gravel and ups and downs. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy near the bike path after the ride.



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UPCOMING OOT TOURS




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DBTC MISSION STATEMENT:

The Denver Bicycle Touring Club (DBTC), a non-profit corporation run by volunteers, is the original bicycling club of the Denver Metro area.

The Mission Statement of the Denver Bicycle Touring Club is to:

Organize and sponsor all levels of rides for bicycling enthusiasts.

Promote recreational and commuter cycling, bicycle safety, and bicycling education to the general public;

Advocate and support bicycling routes with local governments in the Denver Metro area;

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DBTC COVID-19 Ride Policy Update

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk. In order to provide safe and enjoyable riding, DBTC encourages all riders to continue following CDC guidelines: wear a mask; wash hands frequently; bring and use hand sanitizer on rides; leave plenty of space between each bicycle when riding; avoid large gatherings and physical contact with others; and avoid sharing water, food, and personal items. At your earliest convenience and allowable time, please get vaccinated.

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.



COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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DBTC Ride With GPS (RWGPS) Club Account

As a DBTC Active member, take advantage of this benefit that provides you with tools for creating, storing, managing and using bike routes.  DBTC's group of Route Managers continues to build a RWGPS database of bike routes as they become available.  Your participation using this benefit is strictly voluntary.  Click on the "Ride With GPS" homepage menu item and learn how to set up and use this benefit!

Find more information on RWGPS at the following two web pages:
 o  https://ridewithgps.com/
 o  https://ridewithgps.com/help/club-account/

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DBTC is not currently producing or selling maps wholesale. Current members may request a 2019 DBTC map from Board member Marilyn Choske for a small donation. New members receive a free 2019 DBTC map in the mail after joining the Club.

COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can cause severe illness and death.

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or click on this link 

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LOOK FOR DBTC ON MEETUP HERE:

http://www.meetup.com/Denver-Bicycle-Touring-Club/


DBTC CONTACT INFO:

Email info@dbtc.org


Denver Bicycle Touring Club

P.O. Box 260517

Denver, CO. 80226-0517


Upcoming events

11/10/2022 6:00 PM • The Barn @ Raccoon Creek Golf Club



 

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