Events



Upcoming events

    • 07/16/2018
    • 07/22/2018
    • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Leaders: Helen Berkman and Cyndy Klepinger

    Planning for a wonderful 5 - 6 day tour to the Colorado River Valley and Colorado’s premier wine district is well underway, with a new twist -- weaving together an Intermediate Ride Group with a Fun Ride Group! The 6 ½-day Intermediate Ride Tour will include Glenwood Canyon, a long-distance ride from Glenwood to Aspen and back, and a challenging ride up to the Grand Mesa. The Fun Ride Group’s 5-day tour will also take in a lovely out and back ride in Glenwood Canyon. The groups will then merge in Grand Junction and reprise Helen’s 2016 Grand Valley Tour to include a classic tour of the vineyards with wine tastings, biking the Colorado National Monument (Rim Rock Drive or the full Tour of the Moon), and a ride along the beautiful Colorado River Trail to Fruita and back. Intermediate and Fun Rides will be offered on each of the three days in Grand Junction.

    We’ll be staying at a convenient hotel in Glenwood Springs and at a newly-updated hotel right on Grand Junction’s Main Street, within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. Amenities include free breakfast, pool, fitness center, maps, and bicycles okay inside. Non-riding spouses/partners are welcome. Social events will include a pre-ride meeting, happy hours, wine tastings, picnic lunch in the Monument, and two Group Dinners. More details are available from Helen and Cyndy by emailing either of them at the email addresses below.

    Double occupancy cost will be $575 per person for the 5 night Fun Ride Group, and $645 for the 6 night Intermediate Ride Group. Single supplement will be available for additional cost: 5 night group: $425; 6 night group: $550. Due date for deposit of $200 to hold your spot, with forms and deposit received, will be 5/18/18; remaining amount due by 6/12/18. Space is first come, first served, and trip is limited to 18 club members (plus two leaders), so send your check in early to reserve a spot! Deposits are non-refundable, but may be transferrable if a replacement for your spot can be secured. Forms are available at www.dbtc.org – Out of Town Tours.

    If you have any questions Email Helen Berkman at h.berkman@comcast.net (Fun Ride Leader) or Cyndy Klepinger at matilda8@msn.com (Intermediate Ride Leader).

    Please send your deposit and forms to Helen Berkman, 7982 E. 29th Place, Denver, CO 80238.

    • 09/04/2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • 09/13/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Portland, ME to Bar Harbor, ME

    2018 MAINE'S MIDCOAST -- LIGHTHOUSES & LOBSTERS

    Tuesday-Thursday, September 4-13, 2018 -- Portland, ME to Bar Harbor, ME -- Rated: Intermediate

    Come explore this craggy mid-coastline of Maine, with all the lobstering & fishing villages, the working waterfronts, and the quaint old Main Streets you'd expect to find. This mid-coast area boasts most of Maine's 70 lighthouses, and our bicycle tour will take us to at least 10 of them. We'll kick off our tour in Portland with a guided five-lighthouse ride and wrap up our week of bicycling with a lobster boat tour of Frenchman Bay, off the coast of Bar Harbor, that offers views of off-shore lighthouses and puffin colonies. Enjoy a couple of Maine's famous treats: whoopie pies and Maine wild blueberry pies!

    Note: Tour leader is willing to relax the previous requirement that participants ride together. Front and rear bike lights are recommended but not mandatory.

    Tour details:

    - Tuesday - Thursday, September 4-13, 2018. Cycle Portland, ME to Bar Harbor, ME

    - Intermediate-rated tour of 12 participants. You should be an independent rider comfortable with riding streets/roads, some with minimal or no shoulder and at least moderate traffic volume and capable of doing your own tire and bicycle repairs, if needed.

    - This is a "moving" tour of 7 straight days of riding. Average riding miles per day is 35, with 48 the most and 17 the least miles. Expect elevation gains and losses each day.

    - Riders will share SAG-driving vehicle duties (to be discussed and scheduled) to transport our luggage from town to town and carry rider bags containing lunches and personal items for each day's ride. Riders will receive a day's compensation for SAG-ing and can enjoy a day off from riding.

    - Expect to transport yourself to a new destination most days (unless you are SAG driver that day).

    - Lodging in these towns: Portland, Wiscasset, Rockland, Belfast, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor. Breakfast included at each hotel/motel. Riders responsible for their lunches, either rider pre-packed or purchased en route.

    - Included in the trip cost of $1,500 is nine nights’ double-occupancy (two queen beds) lodging; a guided 25-mile loop, 5-lighthouse ride in Portland; happy hour refreshments; pre- and post-trip get-togethers; one group dinner at lobster/seafood/steak restaurant; lobster boat group tour ride in Bar Harbor; SAG services; and scheduled rides.

    - Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast; in-room or close-by secured bike storage; mini fridge; microwave; coffeemaker; free WiFi; free parking; pool/ spa (some); and most are walk or free shuttle to "downtown" areas.

    - You are responsible for your and your bike's transportation to/from Maine. Recommend that you ship your bicycle to Portland and have it return-shipped from Bar Harbor; leader has Portland and Bar Harbor bicycle shops location & packaging/shipping fees information. You can fly to Portland and return from Bangor. Taxi service is available from Bar Harbor to Bangor Airport.

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    PRELIMINARY TOUR ITINERARY

    Tuesday, September 4 -- Arrive/check in at Portland hotel after 3 p.m. Evening welcome meeting. Dinner on own.

    Wednesday, September 5 -- Group ride in Portland -- Five Lighthouse Bicycle Tour, lunch and hybrid bikes included. 25-mile loop, 5 lighthouses. Pick up shipped bicycles from bike shops. Happy hour/meeting. Dinner on own.

    Thursday, September 6 -- Check out of Portland hotel; ride to Wiscasset; check in at lodge. Lunch on own. Happy hour/group dinner/meeting.

    Friday, September 7 -- Check out of Wiscasset lodge; ride to Rockland hotel; check in. Happy hour/meeting. Lunch, dinner on own.

    Saturday, September 8 -- Loop ride to Port Clyde and Marshall Point LH, then stop at Owl's Head Light on return to Rockland. Happy hour/meeting. Lunch, dinner on own.

    Sunday, September 9 -- Check out of Rockland hotel; ride to Rockland Harbor Light, then on to Belfast hotel. Happy hour/meeting. Lunch, dinner on own.

    Monday, September 10 -- Check out of Belfast hotel; ride to Ellsworth hotel. Lunch on own. Group dinner at lobster/seafood/steak restaurant.

    Tuesday, September 11 -- Check out of Ellsworth hotel; ride to Bar Harbor hotel. Check in, change clothes, town shuttle to Lobster Boat Tour. Lunch, dinner on own.

    Wednesday, September 12 -- Loop ride of Mt. Desert Island (Acadia National Park) to Bass Harbor Light and return. Drop off bicycles to be shipped. Lunch, dinner on own.

    Thursday, September 13 -- DBTC tour ends, depart hotel after breakfast. Taxi to Bangor Airport or own plans post-tour. Can extend stay at hotel, if desired.

    To register, please mail a $750 deposit check, along with your completed DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical forms, to: Marilyn Choske, 3900 Holland St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Balance of $750 is due by June 1, 2018.

    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.


Past events

07/14/2018 2018 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
06/24/2018 DBTC is Going to a Rockies Game!!!
06/15/2018 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2018
06/03/2018 Durango Old West Week
04/14/2018 DBTC 2018 Kickoff Celebration
03/25/2018 Spring Basic Bicycle Tune-Up Class
11/11/2017 2017 VRL
09/10/2017 Gems of the Pacific Northwest Tour
09/10/2017 Gems of the Pacific Northwest Tour
08/06/2017 Discover Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
07/08/2017 2017 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
06/21/2017 Encore of Salida Art and Ride Tour
06/17/2017 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2017
05/21/2017 Fort Collins Bike and Beer Tour
04/08/2017 DBTC 2017 Kickoff Celebration
11/14/2016 Off The Beaten Path: Tucson Bike Tour
11/12/2016 2016 VRL
08/18/2016 Tour the Vineyards in 2016
07/09/2016 2016 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
06/22/2016 Salida Art and Ride
06/18/2016 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2016
04/09/2016 DBTC 2016 Kickoff Celebration
11/14/2015 2015 VRL
08/23/2015 Door County Ditto
07/12/2015 TOUR GLENWOOD SPRINGS AT A LEISURELY PACE
07/11/2015 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
06/20/2015 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2015
05/31/2015 Cape Cod and Nantucket Tour
04/11/2015 DBTC 2015 Kickoff Celebration
04/04/2015 Texas Hill Country
01/30/2015 Winter Weekend in Pitkin and Eagle Counties
12/31/2014 Happy New Year in Leadville!
11/08/2014 2014 VRL
07/19/2014 DBTC 50/50 PICNIC
06/06/2014 Ft. Collins Bike Weekend
06/06/2014 Ft. Collins Bike Weekend
03/29/2014 DBTC 50th Kickoff Celebration
01/24/2014 6th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
12/31/2013 'Happy New Year' in Leadville
11/16/2013 2013 VRL
09/08/2013 Teton Trek Two
05/12/2013 Albuquerque
04/20/2013 Spring 2013 Kickoff Party!
04/06/2013 Texas Hill Country
01/18/2013 5th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
12/12/2012 5th Annual Pajama Party
06/16/2012 Utah Parks
05/25/2012 Aspen Memorial Day Tour
05/17/2012 Self Contained Touring 101
04/21/2012 Texas Hill Country Tour
02/09/2012 Crested Butte Ski Weekend
01/19/2012 4th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
12/31/2011 4th Annual Pajama Party
08/28/2011 Saratoga Sojourn
06/04/2011 Enchanted Tour
05/27/2011 Steamboat Springs
05/13/2011 Santa Fe Century
02/25/2011 Ski and Snowshoe Pajama Party Take 2
01/28/2011 3rd Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
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