2019 CRUISIN' COLORADO'S HIGH COUNTRY

  • 07/21/2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • 07/27/2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Colorado

2019 CRUISIN' COLORADO'S HIGH COUNTRY

Sunday-Saturday, July 21-27, 2019

Challenge your legs and lungs on this moving tour as we climb, cross, and cruise some of Colorado's high country! We depart from west of Denver on Sunday, July 21, and cycle on bikepaths, roads, and town streets, paralleling I-70 west and arriving Glenwood Springs on Thursday, July 25. On Friday, July 26, ride to Carbondale on the Rio Grande bikepath for lunch; then enjoy your afternoon off--bicycle, soak in Glenwood hot springs pool, explore the town, or read at poolside at the hotel. Depart Saturday after breakfast.

Tour details:

• Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27, 2019. I-70 Exit 244 bikepath to Glenwood Springs.

• Intermediate-rated tour. Group of 12 participants should be independent riders capable of doing their own tire and bicycle repairs, if needed, and be comfortable with riding bikepaths, streets/roads. Route is within close proximity to mountain towns and bike shops.

• This is a "moving" tour. Miles per day is 25-40. The first 3 days have elevation climbs exceeding 1500'. Major climbs: Georgetown to Frisco over Loveland Pass-- +3900'/-3400'. Frisco to Avon over Vail Pass-- +2000'/-3600'.

- Bag transport and minimal SAG will be provided. Riders have option to ride SAG from Loveland Ski Area to Loveland Pass (and bicycle from there to Frisco) but are encouraged to give it a try!

• Lodging in these towns: Georgetown, Frisco, Avon, Eagle, Glenwood Springs.

- Fifteen- to thirty-minute massages offered in Frisco hotel after ride. Limited number available. Payment to masseuse, not included in DBTC fee.

• Included in the trip cost of $750 is six nights’ double-occupancy (two queen beds) lodging, happy hour refreshments, pre- and post-trip group gatherings, two group dinners, one group activity, SAG services, and scheduled rides.

• Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast; in-room or secure bike storage, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and WiFi; free parking; pool/spa.

- Riders are responsible for their lunches and four dinners.

- You are responsible for getting yourself, your bike, and your luggage to the meeting place on Sunday, July 21. Time TBD.

- You are responsible for your and your bike's transportation from Glenwood Springs back to Denver. Option 1: Saturday noontime Amtrak train, arrive Denver Union Station at 6:30pm. If by train, you must arrange your own ride home from Union Station in Denver. Option 2: You may meet another party in GS to extend your holiday or to transport you/your bike & bags home.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note on your application if you will be returning to Denver by train on Saturday, July 27, with the group. Amtrak train, baggage, and bicycle reservations will be secured SOON with your deposit fee The total train cost will be approximately $57pp + $20 bicycle transport fee (up to 2 checked bags is free) = $77. This will be added and adjusted to your total registration cost.

PRELIMINARY TOUR ITINERARY

Sunday, July 21 -- Meet at designated start place; time TBD. Ride through Idaho Springs with short stop at water wheel park. Continue to Georgetown motel. Late afternoon happy hour/meeting. Dinner on own.

Monday, July 22 -- Check out of hotel; ride bikepaths and side roads to Loveland Basin ski area. Riders may decide to continue riding to Loveland Pass or accept a SAG ride to Pass. Wait for riders at Pass; lunch & SAG stop (weather permitting); continue down to Keystone and regroup. Ride bikepath to Frisco hotel. Massages/happy hour/group dinner at hotel.

Tuesday, July 23 -- Check out of hotel; ride bikepath over Vail Pass (brief SAG/restroom stop), thru Vail, to Avon hotel. Happy hour/meeting. Lunch, dinner on own.

Wednesday, July 24 -- Check out of hotel; leisurely ride to Eagle hotel. Afternoon free. Happy hour/meeting. Lunch, dinner on own.

Thursday, July 25 -- Check out of hotel; ride through Glenwood Canyon on bikepath to Glenwood hotel. Lunch, dinner on own.

Friday, July 26 -- After breakfast, leisurely ride to Carbondale for lunch (on own). Afternoon free. Group activity & dinner at 5pm.

Saturday, July 27 -- DBTC tour ends, depart hotel after breakfast. Choice of Amtrak train to return to Denver or can extend stay in Glenwood.

To register, please mail a $350 deposit check, along with your completed DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical forms, with note if you're returning by train to Denver on July 27 with group, to: Marilyn Choske, 3900 Holland St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Balance of $350 is due by May 1, 2019. NOTE that registration funds are nonrefundable but may be transferrable. Please direct any questions to: mjchoske@gmail.com or by phone to Marilyn at 303-905-8510. More details to registrants to follow.


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