Saturday, September 2nd 

9:00 AM FUN–H1–20-Downtown PART 1 CHERRY CREEK: Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Incredible FREE BEVERAGE FAREWELL to Summer Adventure. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (Exit at 20th Ave going east. Turn right over the bridge onto Little Raven, then turn right onto 19th Street, then right onto Platte River which becomes Rockmont Drive, and go until you dead end into the parking lot) for this fantastic ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path to the 4 Mile Historic House and beyond. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders on the return voyage at the REI Starbucks before we head back to the cars.

Sunday, September 3rd 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-23-Downtown PART 2 PLATTE RIVER: Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Incredible FREE BEVERAGE FAREWELL to Hudson Gardens Adventure before they close for the season tomorrow! We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (Exit at 20th Ave going east Turn right over the bridge onto Little Raven, then turn right onto 19th Street, then right onto Platte River which becomes Rockmont Drive, and go until you dead end into the parking lot) for this fantastic ride down the Platte River Bike Path to the infamous Hudson Gardens and back. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders by DBTC at Nixon’s Coffee House at Hudson Gardens.

8:00 AM INT-H2-35 +-NE , PTP Ride. Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303-725-1565 or matilda8@msn.com) at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. We will go east toward Watkins on city streets and country rides – it will be similar to the roads we will experience for Pedal the Plains. All riders welcome. The pace will average between 12 – 14 mph.

Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) 

8:00 AM FUN-H2-25-SE – BACK TO SCHOOL Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Eisenhower Park Rec Center (4300 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver) for a visit to Denver's coolest High Schools and a number of Junior High Schools (as I still call them) Be prepared for abuse if you didn’t go to George Washington – Cream of the Crop High School.

Tuesday Evening, September 5th 

5:15 PM INT-H3-20-NW - Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for THE HIDDEN GEMS OF LOUISVILLE!!! This exciting ride full of twists and turns uses the newest portion of the HWY 36 trail that goes west from Interlocken into Boulder then loops back through Louisville and Superior using some interesting secret trails including the Double Lombard Street Experience and the famous Black Hole of Louisville! See you at the Safeway at the Rock Creek Village Shopping Center in Superior for this somewhat new tour of the trails of Superior, Louisville, and South Boulder (with a few roads mixed in as required). Rock Creek Village is centrally located in Superior at the NW corner of Coalton and Rock Creek Parkway (Address is 1601 Coalton Road Superior, CO.80027)

Wednesday, September 6th 

8:30 AM FUN-H1-30-SE Meet Pete Steele (303-979-4634) at South High School parking lot for a loop ride to Stapleton. We will ride Florida Ave to the Cherry Creek Trail and then the Highline Canal. We will then ride north on Moline St to MLK with a rest stop at the pavilion at Stapleton. Our return will include 26th Ave to Montview through City Park, and 21st Ave to Franklin through Cheesman Park. We will then right south to Wash Park and back to the start.

9:30 AM Leisure/"Roses" H1-18-SE Meet Cathye Woody (303-781-1164 home; 720-530-3940 cell) at an entrance to the Highline Canal Trail. From Hampden (HWY 285) and Colorado Blvd go south one block (past the church) and turn right (west) on Jefferson. Go to the end of Jefferson (a block or two) and turn right on Monroe. There is parallel parking on the street near an entrance to the Highline Canal Trail. We will ride approximately 9 miles on the Highline Canal Trail (hard-packed gravel) and then return the same way, an out and back ride. Bring a snack and money for optional restaurant lunch after the ride. There is a Chipolte and Einstein Bagel nearby. Canal Trail. From Hampden (HWY 285) and Colorado Blvd go south one block (past the church) and turn right (west) on Jefferson. Go to the end of Jefferson (a block or two) and turn right on Monroe. There is parallel parking on the street near an entrance to the Highline Canal Trail. We will ride approximately 9 miles on the Highline Canal Trail (hard-packed gravel) and then return the same way, an out and back ride. Bring a snack and money for optional restaurant lunch after the ride at nearby Chipotle or Einstein Bagel.

Wednesday, September 6th 

6:30 PM 3 mile / 500 foot elevation gain HIKE Join Lin Hark at Steve Stevens' house in Golden for a Full Moon Hike and Solar Home Tour. We will hike up South Table Mountain to the Castle Rock where the old Aerial Tram ended at the burnt down Dance Hall and watch the moon rise and the sun set. Sunset is at 7:23pm and September's Corn Moon Rise is at 7:56pm. Bring a flashlight and your eclipse glasses for a different view of the sunset. Steve will give a short Solar Home Tour of his amazingly transformed 1970's home and Bicycle Museum after the hike.

Directions to Steve's -- 17224 W 17th Pl in Golden Directions: West on US-6 W 8.5 mi, Slight left onto US-6 W/6th Ave 0.5 mi, Turn right onto Ulysses St 0.9 mi, At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto S Golden Rd 0.2 mi, At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Utah St, 0.3 mi, Steve's house is on the corner or Utah and W 17th Pl.

Thursday Evening, September 7th 

5:15 PM FUN-H2-20-NW MAJESTIC FAREWELL SURPRISE RIDE Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-3739107) at the Majestic view Nature Center north parking lot (north on Wadsworth to W 72nd Ave, west on 72nd, just west of Carr on the south side. THIS IS NOT THE ENTRANCE at GARRISON ST. nor 71st ST!) The ride will go west on Ridge Road and Van Bibber Creek Trail, north on the new Blunn Trail and then return on most of the length of Ralston Creek Trail. The theme of this ride is a “farewell to summer” so a surprise to remember the 2017 biking season will be provided to all participants during the Ralston Creek Golf Course break!

Saturday, September 9th 

7:30 AM INT-H3-28-W Climb to Vail Pass! Meet Carol Bennett (720-425-6124) at Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot, section 'LL’ to carpool to Ten Mile Creek Trailhead. Take I-70 west and exit the second exit to Frisco. Head around the roundabout and exit heading south. The trailhead is on the south west side of the intersection just past the freeway. We will meet there at 0900 and depart shortly after. The ride is early because parking there has limited space. I will return calls in the evening.

Sunday, September 10th 

9:00 AM FUN/INT-H2-18/23-NW- EARLY PATRIOT DAY RIDE. Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) to honor Patriot Day with a visit to the 9/11 Monument in Broomfield during THE SPACE, TIME, 9/11 RIDE or THE HIDDEN GEMS OF BROOMFIELD! It begins near the SE corner of Sheridan and 120th at the new Whole Foods in Westminster (1/2 mile east of Sheridan at Vrain and 120th.) (4451 Main Street 303-439-7000) We will take secret trails around Westminster and Broomfield where we will experience three incredible hidden displays including THE SOLAR SYSTEM, a brief history of GEOLOGIC COLORADO TIME, and most importantly, the 9/11 MONUMENT. (This ride has an escape option at the 18 mile marker for riders who run out of time and/or steam.) Enjoy a post ride patriotic lunch at Whole Foods. This new adventure has received rave reviews with 4 and a half stars from the ride critics!

Monday, September 11th 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-23-NW Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Gold Strike Park for a ride on the Ralston Creek path to Easley Rd to Clear Creek path back to Ralston Creek path. Directions to the start: From I-70 take Sheridan Blvd to Ralston Rd. Turn left onto Ralston Rd and go to the next left turn onto W 56th Ave. The park is on the left in about 300 feet. An optional lunch is at Beau Jo’s.

Tuesday Evening, September 12th 

5:15 PM FUN–H2–16-Downtown Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for this Fantastic Friendly Final Free Frothy Farewell Beverage Summer Sunset Ride. We will meet at the City of Cuernavaca Park downtown (Exit at 20th Ave going east away from the mountains. Turn right over the bridge onto Little Raven, then turn right onto 19th Street, then right onto Platte River which becomes Rockmont Drive, and go until you dead end into the parking lot.) for this fantastic final ride down the Cherry Creek Bike Path to the 4 Mile Historic House and back. A beverage of your choice will be provided to all riders at the break on the return voyage at the REI Starbucks where we will watch the sun start to set one last time before we head back to the cars.

Wednesday, September 13th 

10:00 AM Leisure/“Roses” Ride H1-15-20 SE Highline Canal from Goodson Rec Center Meet Harold Deist (303-906-4305) at the Goodson Rec Center for a ride on the Highline Canal Trail. We will ride on the Highline Canal for a total of 15-20 miles, depending on wishes of the group. Bring a snack, and money for lunch at a favorite eatery after the ride.

9:30 AM FUN/INT-H2-20to25-SE Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) at Village Greens Park – NE corner of Union and Dayton for a loop ride from the park through Denver and Aurora on trails and then a lap around the reservoir on our return. We haven’t been there for awhile so seems like something we should do. Lunch, of course.

3:00 PM INT-H1/2-20-SW – Meet Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@ yahoo.com) at Riverside Downs Park (2600 W Belleview Ave, Littleton) – park on the far east end of the parking lot close to the river, across from the 24 Hour Fitness; this is also near the Pedal Bike Shop). This is another BREWERY RIDE! Please arrive early, since we will leave at 3 p.m. sharp. The ride may be on either paved or unpaved trails like the Highline Canal and will up to 20 miles round trip. Ellen will send out details of the ride via the list server once we get closer to the date. The ride will be at a brisk pace of at least 12 mph, so please make sure you can keep up. No maps, we will ride together as a group.

Thursday, September 14th 

9:00 am FUN-H2-20-N - Meet Robert Svensen (303-289-5563) at Cinzetti's restaurant- I-25 & 104th @ Marketplace Shopping Center for a ride on Highline, thru Legacy Ridge Golf Course down to the intersection with Big Dry trail (north), stop at Westminster Rec and then up the hill to Stanley State Park on the trail. Lunch at Atlanta Bread very close to the parking lot.

Saturday, September 16th 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-15-SE Meet Tom and Carol Tobiassen at the Aurora History Museum 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, between the Aurora Central Library and the Aurora Municipal Center. Tom & Carol will lead this ride and tour of famous gravesites in Fairmount Cemetery including Barry Fey, the concert promoter.

Sunday, September 17th 

9:00 AM INT-H3-24–NW Meet Jeff Krinsky, (720-373-9107) by the picnic shelter at Prospect Park (W 44th Ave at Robb St, Wheat Ridge) for an exciting ride to the beautiful trails of the Golden Circle and then via portions of the Van Bibber Trail and the Blunn Trail to the death defying Arvada Reservoir! This ride will remind everyone why we chose to live in Colorado!!!

Monday, September 18th 

9:00 AM FUN-H1-20-NE Meet Helen Berkman (720-355-5687) at Central Park Rec Center, 9651 Martin Luther King Blvd., for a loop over to explore the River North District (RiNo) via Park Hill, then return on the Sand Creek Trail. RiNo map and info will be provided for those not familiar with this new art and restaurant neighborhood.

9:00 AM FUN-H1-28-NW Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at Twin Lakes Park on 70th Ave. one block West of Broadway for a ride on the Platte River Trail north to 104th Ave and return. An optional lunch is at Micky’s.

Tuesday Evening, September 19th 

5:00 PM INT-H3-20-NW - Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for his final evening ride, THE HIDDEN GEMS OF LOUISVILLE!!! This exciting ride full of twists and turns uses the newest portion of the HWY 36 trail that goes west from Interlocken into Boulder then loops back through Louisville and Superior using some interesting secret trails including the Double Lombard Street Experience and the famous Black Hole of Louisville! See you at the Safeway at the Rock Creek village Shopping Center in Superior for this tour of the trails of Superior, Louisville, and South Boulder (with a few roads mixed in as required). Rock Creek village is centrally located in Superior at the NW corner of Coalton and Rock Creek Parkway (Address is 1601 Coalton Road Superior, CO 80027)

Wednesday, September 20th 

9:30 AM Leisure/“Roses” Ride H2-18 SW Meet Jill McMahon (cell 303 888-0314) at Reynolds Landing (Go west on Brewery Lane at Santa Fe Drive where there is a light. Continue past the Breckenridge Brewery to the big parking lot at the end of the road on the right.) This ride will be on the Platte Trail, Lily Gulch Trail, Dutch Creek Trail, and some Littleton streets. Bring a snack and money for an optional lunch afterwards.

8:00 AM FUN-H2/3-30-35-SW Another "which way are we going?" Meet Marilyn Choske (303905-8510), at Crown Hill Park in Wheat Ridge, 26th & Garland, for another mostly SW adventure loopde-loop trip. Street, sidewalk, and trail riding including Weir, Sanderson, & Lakewood Gulches, Platte River, Bear Creek, & C-470. Expect possible construction detours (it's always a surprise). Early easy pace with later hills. Your reward: leader treats riders to ice cream stop along the way.

Saturday, September 23rd 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-24-SE George Bartling Memorial Sand Creek Fat Tire Ride Meet Tom & Carol Tobiassen at the Aurora Central Library, 14949 E Alameda Parkway, to remember George on his traditional ride along Sand Creek on gravel trails. Definitely not for skinny tires. 24 miles and mostly flat. Meet at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Rd.

8:45 AM INT H2/3-25 SE Meet Denny Martin (303-793-0395 res., 303-328-5950 cell), Meet at the Arapahoe County Community Park at7900 S. Potomac in Englewood south of Arapahoe Rd. and caddy corner to the Denver Broncos football facility. This route will take us south on Jordan and Chambers Rds. to Hess Rd. and by the Reuter Hess Reservoir over to Castles Pines for a rest stop. We'll return back on Charter Oaks Drive to Havana along side I-25, Ridge Gate then Peoria. There is consistent mild climbing plus a steeper four mile climb getting to Castle Pines. Expect to average 12-14 mph. Map provided for faster or slower riders. Optional lunch afterwards – probably Tokyo Joe’s at Parker Rd. and Arapahoe.

Sunday, September 24th 

9:00 AM INT-H2-55-SW OVERCONSUMPTION, OVERPOPULATION SPRAWL RIDE, aber mit wunderschoenen Aussichten Meet Jeff Messerschmidt (303-904-0573, leave message) near the King Soopers pharmacy drive-through at Kipling and Belleview (9820 W. Belleview Avenue, Littleton): we’ll ride to Daniel’s Park. Tired? Bad weather? No problemo; we can turn back at will.

10:00 AM FUN/INT ATB H2 28 miles SW South Platte Hotel to Decker's Corner Meet Lin Hark (mtnlin08@gmail.com or 303-578-9369) at The Fort Restaurant to carpool at 9:00 AM or meet at the South Platte Hotel on Foxton Road near the intersection of N Platte River Rd at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start. We will ride a dirt road along the South Platte River for several miles to pavement which continues to Decker's Corner where we will stop for a snack or lunch.

This ride is a mostly gentle climb of 330 feet elevation gain up-stream with a few rolling hills. Because of the dirt section of the road a cross bike or mountain bike is preferred, but a road bike with not-too-skinny tires will work fine. Lin will be riding her ebike and will set a pace of around 12-13 mph average with regrouping.

Monday, September 25th 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-20-West Meet Wayne Tomasello (720-854-8767) at SW corner of Kipling and Jewell, Lakewood, at Safeway Shopping Center for a ride on the Sanderson Gulch Trail to the Platte River Trail to the Lakewood gulch Trail . An optional lunch is at Café Jordano.

Wednesday, September 27th 

9:00 AM FUN-H2-25-NW Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a ride south to the Stone House and then east along the Bear Creek Trail connecting to the South Platte Trail. We will then ride north to REI and then back to the start via the Highlands and Wheat Ridge neighborhoods.

9:30 AM “Roses/Leisure H2-20-SW Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at Englewood Wal-Mart parking area, 601 West Hampden, for a loop ride around Englewood, Cherry Hills Village and through some neighborhoods. Part of the ride will be on the gravel trail along the Highline Canal. We will stop at a couple of parks along the way. Bring a snack and money for an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant after the ride.

3:00 PM INT-H1/2-20-SW – Meet Ellen Chilikas (outdoorsdiva@yahoo.com) at Riverside Downs Park (2600 W Belleview Ave, Littleton) – park on the far east end of the parking lot close to the river, across from the 24 Hour Fitness; this is also near the Pedal Bike Shop). This is another BREWERY RIDE! Please arrive early, since we will leave at 3 p.m. sharp. The ride may be on either paved or unpaved trails like the Highline Canal and will up to 20 miles round trip. Ellen will send out details of the ride via the list server once we get closer to the date. The ride will be at a brisk pace of at least 12 mph, so please make sure you can keep up. No maps, we will ride together as a group.

Saturday, September 30 

9:00 AM FUN/INT-H2-25 SE Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick (720-209-2269) at Eisenhower Park (southeast corner Dartmouth and Colorado Blvd at the rec center) and we will ride out to Cherry Creek reservoir on roads through the Denver Tech center, loop the reservoir, and return on the Cherry Creek bike path to Cook Park and meander our way on bike friendly neighborhood streets back to the start. Optional lunch after.

Sunday, October 1st 

9:30 AM FUN/INT-H3-25 NW Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for the award winning Tour De Boulder that includes an amazing JUGGLING and Magic presentation. The ride will concentrate on the Boulder Creek, Skunk Creek and Bear Creek paths that are pretty flat but we will also take Boulder Creek a little ways up into the foothills (those who hate climbing can wait at the park). The adventure begins at the parking lot near the jungle gym rocket at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder at the SW corner of 30th ST and Arapahoe Avenue. This year the first 100 attendees get to ride for free!!!

10:00 AM FUN-H2-29-SW Meet Bob Shedd (720-290-6014) at the RTD Littleton Downtown Station, in the northwest quadrant of the parking lot located at Alamo Avenue & Prince Street. Ride will go south and west on "secret" bike paths (all fully paved) that Bob has scouted in the Columbine and Ken Caryl areas, and includes a climb up to the dam at Chatfield State Park. Today we will add 3 or 4 miles to view the South Platte River Run surfing area. (Our route may be modified if there are trail closures for C-470 construction.) Optional lunch afterward at Merle's Restaurant on Main Street, within 3 blocks of the starting location.


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