October Ride & Event Schedule

Two big events this weekend:

Number 1 -Saturday, October 1st - Four Rides from Lions Park* in Golden; Refreshments and celebration for everyone af- terwards starting at 1 pm. Staggered start times so we can all meet back at the park together:

Wave #1 FUN/INT-H2-67 NW 8:00 AM Now that it has cooled off, let's start the Fall off right with the METRIC CENTURY 2016 EXPERIENCE!!! Look for Look for Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107), Cyndy Klepinger and John Wren at Lions Park* in Golden! We will ride through Colo. School of Mines to Hwy. 93 & 19th St. to C-470 trail to Chatfield Reservoir to the Platte River trail, north to Clear Creek Trail and back to Golden Lions Park. Strategic breaks will be located throughout the ride with primary stops at Hudson Gardens and REI.

Wave #2 FUN/INT-H3-45 NW 9:00 AM This “mini-metric" route is offered by new DBTC member and
first time ride leader, Lauren Delle (970-903-8409). This route will follow the metric century route out of Golden to the C470 trail and then turn at Bear Creek Trail to Platte River Trail and finally back to Golden via the Clear Creek Trail.

Wave #3 FUN-H3-24 NW 10:30 AM Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) at Golden Lions Park for a hilly ride up to the top of the Arvada Reservoir and back to make a loop. We'll ride Highway 93 path and part of the road to the Von Bibber trail, up and over the Aurora Reservoir, along the Ralston Creek trail, and return on Eldridge, Indiana, and Easley streets to the Clear Creek trail and back for refreshments in Lions Park. Lions Park is on 10th street in Golden, about 5 blocks west of Washington Avenue.

Wave #3B Show & Go Mountain Bike Ride 10:30 AM For those not going to Moab, perhaps a jaunt around North Table Mesa area to work up an appetite before returning to Lions Park* for refreshments and fun.

Wave #4 ROSES, H2-Distance TBD by group, 11:00 AM An out-and-back ride at a leisurely pace on the beautiful Clear Creek Trail will be a great way to participate in the Golden Day at Lions Park*.

*Note: Lions Park is on the west end of 10th St in Golden, about five blocks west

Number 2: MOAB MT. BIKE WEEKEND 2016: SEPT. 30, OCT. 1, OCT. 2, OCT. 3 (FRI-MON)
Please join us for yet another weekend in Moab for miles of mountain biking, hours of socializing, and mounds of good of eating. The basics of the weekend are pretty much the same as in years past: we are again housed at Wa- termelon House in town (567 Jefferson St.), we will ride four days, and we will again celebrate Saturday eve with a group dinner. As of this writing, there are still beds available in Watermelon House for three nights with the cost, including dinner on Saturday eve, at $85. For questions, please contact Mark Shimoda at 303-514-6248 in the af- ternoons or email at dr.shimoda@comcast.net. Below are the particulars of the rides and more details of the activi- ties. Footnotes: 1. Please keep in mind that weather is a factor in Moab. Starting times and rides will be changed if conditions warrant. 2. This weekend is scheduled to coincide with Outerbike where riders can see the latest in mountain biking equipment and rent bikes. See www.outerbike.com for more details. 3. More information on the rides and the Moab area is available at www.discovermoab.com.

Friday, September 30 MTB P2, T1-3 1:30 PM Wheels ready to roll. THE RIDE: Klondike Bluffs. Meet Mark Shimoda (303-514-6248) for the warm-up ride for the weekend. Klondike Bluffs area is off Hwy. 191 north of Moab and has 17 named trails that range in difficulty from beginner to advanced. DIRECTIONS: at 17.5 miles north of Moab and about 13 miles south of 1-70 turn east onto Klondike Bluffs Road. At the first parking area take the dirt road on the right and stay on that dirt road passing another parking area until you arrive at the third parking area. We will meet there and start our ride. AFTER THE RIDE: visit OuterBike which is on the way to Moab or get settled at Watermelon House, happy hour at the house and then DINNER out.

SATURDAY RIDE: MTB P3 T3 9:30 AM Wheels ready to roll. THE RIDE: Amasa Back. Meet Mark Shimoda (303- 514-6248) at the trailhead ready to ride one of our favorite rides. Over time more trails have been added off the main trail which offer more miles and more technical riding for those who seek a greater challenge. This can be done as an out and back or out on the main trail or take the many options on the return back to the trailhead. DI- RECTIONS: from the center of town locate the McDonalds on the west side of Hwy 191. Turn there onto Kane Creek Road. Follow Kane Creek Road for 4.7 miles and park on the right after the cattle guard. Two large parking areas are available for mountain bikers. Ride up to the trailhead where we will all meet at 9:30. THE FOOD: drinks after the ride in the parking lot. Some riders may choose to add to the ride doing Power Line, Slick Rock or some other ride or visit a winery. DINNER: this is the group dinner. Again Mark will prepare a dinner with lots of help and this year the menu is grilled soy ginger salmon served with jasmine rice and arugula fennel salad with a dessert of chocolate cake and ice cream. Drinks are BYOB and in the past there has been lots to go around. This year we will miss Gail and her margaritas! Don’t eat fish, call me.

SUNDAY RIDE: MTB P3 T3 9:30 AM Wheels ready to roll. THE RIDE: Gemini Bridges. Meet Mark Shimoda (303- 514-6248) for another ride with many options. DIRECTIONS: drive north out of Moab, turn left/west onto Gemini Bridges Road and drive 4.4 miles on this dirt road to near Gold Bar Trailhead. The group will decide what trails to ride depending upon interest. Likely we will not do Poison Spider and the Portal since we did that last year. FOOD: light snacks after the ride. Visit OuterBike for the last time and pick up as much swag as possible since this is the last day of the event. DINNER: Jennifer has offered to provide lasagna and we will chip in the rest of the food and drinks for a dinner at Watermelon House.

MONDAY RIDE: MTB P4 T4 9:30 AM wheels ready to roll. THE RIDE: SlickRock. Meet a leader to be designated for the classic ride known throughout the world. This 10.5 mile ride is well marked so getting off trail is difficult. This is a difficult ride both technically and physically!! If interested in getting a taste of the real thing, plan on riding only the practice loop. DIRECTIONS: take Sand Flats Road out of town to the parking area for Slick Rock. There is a cost for this ride, $5.00/vehicle for a day pass. FOOD: a quick drink, non-alcoholic and then the drive home.

Sunday, October 2nd

INT-H3-38-SW-9:00 AM Meet Tom Hurja (303-903-4449) at the second set of railroad tracks in Sedalia for a hilly 38-mile out-and-back ride to Larkspur, then stop at the convenience store for a mid-ride snack, readying for the return trip.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the dis- tances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new High- way 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. Reminders are an- nounced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

Monday, October 3rd

FUN-H2-20 SE 9:30 Meet Dave Noble (home 303-694-2008, cell 303-906-3163) at Dekoevend Park for a loop of the Highline, Little Dry Creek/Willow Creek, C470, and (southeast) Lee Gulch trails. Lunch follows at Shanghai Gardens.

Tuesday, October 4th

INT-H2-28-SE 9:00 AM Bike with TrikeMan! Meet Lise Neer (303-249-8621) and Dan Zimmerman at Cake Crumbs, for a tour of Tollgate Creek, Highline Canal and Cherry Creek Trails. Lunch optional after the ride, with brief presentation by Dan and Lise about their Sea to Sea tour and SpokesFightingStrokes’ mission. Bring money for coffee before and/or lunch afterwards 

Wednesday, October 5th

FUN-H2-25-NW 10:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz
(303-517-9781) at Crown Hill Park (26th & Garrison) for a loop ride to Golden via the Clear Creek Trail returning east along 32nd Avenue for a loop around Sloan's Lake. We will re- turn to the park through Wheat Ridge neighborhoods.

FUN H2-20-S 10:30 p.m. Performance Pedal Meet Cyndy Klepinger (303- 25-1565) or matilda8@msn.com at Performance Bicycle Shop (358 S Colorado Blvd, Alameda and Colorado) for a ride on the Cherry Creek Trail to South Platte Trail and then we will explore the new River Run Park and return through Washington Park via Dart- mouth and Franklin Streets. The ride is mostly on paved bike paths, but some road riding on marked bike routes. Performance is offering all riders a 10% discount that day at the store. (Discount does not apply to bikes, service plans or membership). An optional lunch is a possibility.

"Roses" H1-20-SE 10:30 AM Meet Judy Deist, (303-841-4792, CP 303-906-4305) at the Broncos Parkway Trailhead, entrance on South side of Broncos Parkway between Jordan Rd. and Parker Rd. for a ride along the Cherry Creek Trail. Bring a snack and money for lunch at a favorite restaurant following the ride. 

Saturday, October 8th

FUN-H2-30-W 9:00 AM Meet Pete Steel (303-979-4634) at the Morrison Rd exit dirt parking lot across from the Conoco station. The ride will take Rooney Road east to Alameda and north on Garrison with a stop at Crown Hill. Then Clear Creek path to Golden, out Old Golden Rd toward Jefferson Justice Center and drop back on a nice downhill on Rooney Rd to the start. Bring light snacks for rest stops along the way.

MTB, P2-3, T2-3, 11:30 AM, The Ride: Meet Cathy Leibowitz (720-644-7189) Mule Deer trail - Golden Gate Canyon State Park Meet at the Visitor Center- 92 Crawford Gulch Rd -$7 parking Fee. get your pass and then we can park above Kriley Pond - I'll have maps for everyone. Options - the mule deer trail is 7.4 miles (we will start from the pond and ride Blue Grouse to the start of Mule Deer so it a bit longer) and there are other trails if you want to extend the ride. Some tough spots but very doable- just gorgeous!!! The Food:- lets picnic at the pond. Contact information - cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/GoldenGateCanyon has directions and trail descriptions.

Sunday, October 9th

FUN-H2-55-SW 9:00 AM 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.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new Highway 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. Reminders are announced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

MTB/ATB-H3toH4-6 W 9:00 AM Waldorf from Silver Plume MTN 2-6 miles up. Meet Richard Gieseler at furniture store parking lot at the NW corner of W. 6th Ave and Kipling to carpool at 9 am to avoid some I-70 traffic. Fall color ride out and back; choose your exertion up to 6 miles. Old railroad grade up 4% past a mine or two, a dance hall ruin, freeway noise at the start, less noise as we climb, possible gentle water crossings, a lift and hike climbing past a missing trestle and an avalanche pattern. Whew! All in the first 3 miles! Last three miles go past a ridge, up a meadow and swamp to Waldorf on the south east side of Greys and Torreys peaks. Too much fun! Questions? Call Rich- ard Giesler at 303.722.1475 

Wednesday, October 12th

FUN–H2–25–NW 10:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz (303-517-9781) at Prospect Park (44th & Robb St.) for a ride west on the Clear Creek Trail to Easley Road. We will ride to the Ralston Creek Trail and ride its entire length connecting to the Clear Creek Trail west back to Prospect Park.

"Roses"H-1 14-20-SW 10:30 AM. Meet Peggy Occhiato, (303-850-9731) at the Reynolds Landing parking lot. Go west on Brewery Lane at Santa Fe Drive where there is a light. Continue past the Breckenridge Brewery (2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton) to the parking lot at the end of the road. We will ride N on the Platte River Trail, out and back. Bring a snack and money for lunch if you plan to join us. 

Saturday, October 15th

FUN H2-22-SE 11:00 AM Peak to Peak and Treads Season-end Celebration - Bike Aurora/DBTC joint ride. We will celebrate the end of another successful riding season with Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) leading an easy 22 mile ride starting from Treads Bicycle Outfitters (16701 E Iliff, Aurora 80013, just west of Buckley). Our route will in- clude the Spillway Trail, a stop at the Cherry Creek trailhead on Broncos Parkway and a full loop around the Cherry Creek Reservoir. This is a “no drop” ride as we want you to finish for a slice of pizza, courtesy of Treads, and a pint of craft beer, sponsored by Bicycle Aurora and Peak to Peak Taproom.

FUN/INT-H3-30-W 9:00 AM Meet Lily Schumann (303-463-0117) at Idaho Springs, second 1-70 exit, parking lot behind Beau Joe's; ride to Georgetown and back. Stop at Eat Cake for pastries/coffee in Georgetown (option to continue to Silver Plume); and/or lunch in Idaho Springs afterwards (Smoking Yard). Bring clothes for rain and/or colder weather.

MTB/ATB-P2 T1.5 10+-SW 9:00 AM East/West and High Point Trail Meet Carol Bennett, (720-425-6124), DIRECTIONS: Prong Horn Park; From C-470 Exit Broadway and head south, (towards Highlands Ranch). Follow Broadway until the traffic light at Wildcat Reserve Parkway and turn to the right. (It’s about two miles.) Turn on to the next street on the left, Weather’s Field Way. Prong Horn Park is about 1/2 mile south of Wildcat Reserve Parkway on Weather’s Field Way. The park is on the right side of the street. Park in the parking lot or on the surrounding street. There usually is ample parking. Bicycle Type: Front shock suspension is recommended, but a hybrid is suitable on the East/West Trails and some parts of the High Point Trail System.Trail Head: The East/West Trail head is across the street from Prong Horn Park.

Ride Description: The ride drops in at the East West trail from Prong Horn Park. We will ride the trail for about a mile and take a sharp right at a three way trail junction. We will follow a downhill portion of the trail on the East/ West Trail for about 2 miles. We will meet at a gate that is to the private Back Country Trail System. I must be there when we enter the gate and we must ride together as a group as the trails are for residence of HR and their guests. There are many loops and trails that total several miles. We can study the trail map and decide the routes that the group would like to ride. I stop at all trail junctions and will wait until I account for all riders. The trails are well maintained and have minimal exposed roots and loose rocks. The trails turns are banked and have plenty of bumps and curves to excite even the most skilled cyclists but are easy enough that an advanced beginning mtn biker would be comfortable with most of them. Caution must be observed as many of the trails wind through scrub oak and there are blind corners and hills. Use of a bell is highly recommended. The High Point Trail System crosses open grazing land. I have seen cattle and their “road apples” across the trails.

Sunday, October 16th

FUN-H1-22-SE 8:30 AM Octoberteenth 5 Points
In FALL? Meet Gaar Potter (303-691-0938) at Congress Park Pool (enter off of Josephine, 1 block north of 8th Ave.). By popular demand, this Late Spring classic ride appears for a Fall Cameo! We will meander north to the 5 Points area. You will be pleased by the quiet, shady streets and the stately old houses. Then we sneak through the Globeville and Elyria Swansea neighborhoods, returning through the Clayton, Park Hill and Capital Hill neighborhoods. Naturally, we will also drop by Riverside Cemetery...it's almost Halloween after all.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the dis- tances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield and the new High- way 36 Trail. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. Reminders are an- nounced on Meet Up and Yahoo as well as changing start times. Questions call Doug 303-829-5861.

MTB/ATB-H3-12-W 10:00 AM MTN easy and intermediate. 5 miles or 12 miles out and back. Check out the fall colors on the Switzerland Trail, an old railroad grade in west Boulder County north of Nederland. Meet Richard Gieseler at the northeast corner of Kipling and W. 6th Ave. freeway at the furniture store parking lot at 10 am. since the sun rises later in the fall. Bring your lunch and picnic goodies as the adventure will last into the afternoon. Questions? Call Richard (303-722-1475 ) 

Monday, October 17th

FUN-H2-29-SE 9:00 AM Meet Ellen Fitzpatrick
(720-209-2269) in the NW corner of South High School parking lot (Franklin and Louisiana Sts) for a saunter through Wash Park and then southeast along the Cherry Creek bike path out to Cherry Creek Reservoir. Circle through the Park clockwise and out along Union through the Tech Center and through neighborhoods to Quincy down to Clarkson and back to start. Lunch after.

Wednesday, October 19th

FUN-H2-28-SW 10:00 AM Meet Merri Bruntz
(303-517-9781) at the Stone House (Estes & Yale along the Bear Creek Trail). We will ride east on the Bear Creek Trail to the South Platte Trail taking it south up the Chatfield dam. We will return the same route along the South Platte Trail and have a nice break at Hudson Gardens before returning along the Bear Creek Trail.

“Roses” H1-20-SE 10:30 AM Meet Clint Brown, (303-988-5941) in the Parking Lot at Bible Park. (From Yale and Monaco, go east and turn south into the parking lot.) This is an out-and-back heading east on the Highline Canal. We will ride to Fairmount Cemetery to view the fabulous fall colors! Bring a snack and money for lunch after the ride. Please arrive early, as we will leave at the designated time. 

Saturday, October 22nd

FUN-H2-22-SW 10:00 AM Meet Bob Shedd
(720-290-6014) at the RTD Littleton Downtown Station, in the north- west quadrant of the parking lot located at Alamo Avenue & Prince Street. Ride will go south and west on the paved Dutch Creek Path and side streets that Bob has scouted in the Columbine and Ken Caryl areas, and includes a climb up to the dam at Chatfield State Park. Optional lunch afterward at Merle's Restaurant on Main Street, within 3 blocks of the starting location.

OMG FUN! H4-20-W- 9:30 ATB (no skinny tires). Meet Richard Giesler (303-722-1475), the slowest fun ride leader in the Club! Fall colors on Oh My God Road north out of Idaho Springs. About 8 mile climb. Rolling down- hill parkway. Very steep paved first half mile and then wagon road doable pavement and gravel for about 8 mi. Then we arrive on the Central City Parkway with pavement and wide shoulders. The last downhill is 7 % so have working brakes or a parachute! Then a climb on bikepath back to Idaho Springs. Great fun if you've been training or a scenic up and back on the OMG road. Carpool from the Denver Mattress? Furniture store parking lot at NW corner of Kipling and W. 6th Avenue freeway at 9:30 am. Questions? Call Richard.

Mountain Bike – Ridgeline Open Space – Castle Rock CO Let's meet for a moderate mountain bike ride at Ridgeline Open Space in Castle Rock. Join Mary Kay for a non-technical, but 13-14 mile mountain bike ride. Get out and enjoy some fresh air on a beautiful autumn day. Meet at Bison Park located at 1390 Clear Sky Way, Castle Rock. Meet at 9:30, wheels roll at 10:00 am sharp. We will ride from Bison Park to the trailhead and start at the letter "A" and ride the trails to the letter "O". You can bailout at a halfway point and get back to Bison Park.Per Singletracks the description is: This trail system is all singletrack. There is nothing technical other than switchbacks, and it has some short but steep climbs. Access it from any trailhead, pick a loop and do several laps. The climbs are good exercise, the switchbacks keep you on your toes and the view of the front range is amazing. The official town trail map is here:http://www.crgov.com/Files/Ridgeline Open Space Map.pdf Bring some picnic snacks and drinks to share at the park after the ride. If you have questions, contact Mary Kay at 303-915-4770. 

Sunday, October 23rd

FUN/INT-H2-25-NW 10:00 AM NEW & IMPROVED WESTMINSTER CLASSIC. Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) for an exciting ride full of unexpected twists, turns, and surprises...and now with BRAND NEW TRAILS. We will meet at the parking lot WEST of the baseball diamonds in Westminster City Park. (Directions: From US 36 and Church Ranch Blvd/104th Ave. exit, east on 104th about 1/2 mile to the first left after the Westminster Blvd light, then go LEFT again into the parking lot. The address for the park is 10455 Sheridan Blvd but note again that we are meeting WEST of the buildings and baseball fields.) This ride takes us through the Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton area, including the Farmer’s Highline Canal, Lee Lateral, and Grange Hall Creek trails.

FUN H2-20-SW 10:00 AM Meet Lin Hark (303-578-9369) at the Littleton Tennis Bubble 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 snack and money for an optional lunch at Merle’s Restaurant in downtown Littleton after the ride.

INT-H2-25 +-NE 9:00 AM Each Sunday until fall, meet DBTC riders at Cake Crumbs Bakery and Coffee shop, located at 2216 Kearney Street, Denver. These rides will be led by various ride leaders. Each Sunday we pick a different route and the distances vary from 25 miles up to 50 miles by mid-summer. We ride east towards DIA and Watkins, sometimes north to Brighton, southeast to Aurora Reservoir or Cherry Creek or maybe north east to Broomfield. The rides are coordinated by Doug Schuler, and are led by various club members. Questions call Doug 303-829- 5861. 

Wednesday, October 26th

FUN/INT-H2 to H3-20-Boulder 10:00AM Meet Sandi Bianchi
(303 810 0794-cell) at the east side of the Safeway parking lot at Foothills and Baseline for a ride along Bear Creek bike path to Table Mesa and then up to NCAR (huff and puff!) If you’re faster than Sandi, you have to climb it twice!! Make a speedy descent and then take a leisurely tour through the Table Mesa neighborhood, crossing Broadway and returning on Marshall Mesa and Cherryvale Roads. Optional lunch afterward at German bakery in Safeway complex.

"Roses"-H1-16-SW 10:30 AM Meet Jill McMahon (303) 888-0314 at Reynolds Landing for a ride south and west through Littleton on paved trails and quiet streets. (Reach Reynolds Landing by going west at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Brewery Lane. Pass the brewery and go to the end of the road where you will see a parking lot on the right.) We will ride on the Platte Trail, through Columbine Valley, Weaver Park trail and Stony Creek. This is an out and back ride with an optional lunch afterwards. If the group wishes, we will try lunch at the newly opened Angelo's Taverna.

Saturday, October 29th

FUN-H3-25+ SW 9:00 AM (was 8:30 AM) Meet Carol Bennett
(720-425-6124) for Highlands Ranch Mansion Ride in the Target parking lot (Exit C470 at the Lucent off ramp and drive about half a mile south and enter the Target Parking Lot at Sergeant Jon Sills Drive and follow the entrance until the south west corner of the Target Parking Lot just north of the Kaiser Building. Meet at the South West Corner of Highlands Ranch Parkway and Lucent Blvd). We will ride the streets and green belts in Highlands Ranch and will backtrack to the west part of HR and make our way to the north and will continue to the extreme east portion of Highlands Ranch. The route is general at this time and I can add or delete portions of the ride by request of the group. This is a no drop ride. Bring some snacks and plenty of water. There are bathroom stops in most of the parks. I’m hoping for good weather. There will be some fall color and a few creeks maybe running as well. The group can decide if they wish to stop at a local eatery after the
ride. Keep the shiny side up!

MTB P2-3, T1-3 10:45 AM Waterton Canyon - season ending ride and party. Meet Jeff Baysinger (303-969-9241) for a spin to the canyon. Join as one of the sheep often seen there. Ride options are to the dam (6.1 m, easy), up to Lenny's Bench (another 1.5 m, moderate), or the Roxborough Loop (a bit more difficult). Save your energy for a party afterward. Waterton Canyon trailhead is off Wadsworth, about 4.1 miles south of C-470. Look for the brown info signs at the bend toward Lockheed Martin facilities, go to the left and just beyond the Audobon parking lot is the trailhead lot. Party relaxing info: Janet Cott will host riders at her nearby house, around 2:00 PM. Burgers and brats supplied, BYOB and bring a side or dessert and join the party. Hot tub available. Keep an eye out for bears and mountain lions occasionally seen. Please RSVP by Thursday Oct 27 noon for a head count and address details. Remember to bring your Speedo along if you are going to hit the hot tub. No Speedo, no hot tubbing.

Sunday, October 30th

FUN-H2-22-NW 10:00 AM Extra Scary Halloween Graveyard ride
, meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at Arvada park and ride, NW corner of Wadsworth Blvd and 55th. The ride will be extra scary this year as Halloween falls on the day after this tour of old Arvada graveyards. We will also look for the first and second largest pumpkins in Colorado like we discovered on the graveyard tour the last two years. Costumes are welcome but not required. There will be a ghoulish lunch afterwards for those who survive this haunting experience!

FUN-H1-20-NW 10:00 AM Meet Wes and Dianne Chowen at City of Cuernavaca Park for a ride along the Platt and Sand Creek trails, and some streets, to see the progress on the construction of the North Commuter line and what will be the longest bridge in Colorado. Optional lunch afterwards. 

Wednesday, November 2nd

Let’s try one more time! FUN-H2-25 SW 10:00 AM Meet Patty Gaspar (303-618-5069) behind the McDonald’s at Sheridan and Hampden. We’ll head to the Tech Center on various trails. We have to climb some hills and there are sections on the Highline Canal (pea gravel), and then DBTC will buy us our morning latte and loop back to Bear Valley. It is a beautiful ride, and we get have a wonderful downhill back to Bear Valley. Lunch is in Bear Valley. If itis below 50 and nasty I’ll cancel.

Saturday, November 5th

Lin’s Birthday Rides -- 3 Ride choices from REI.
Suggested parking at City of Cuernavaca Park for 3 hours or less. (Directions to Parking: exit I-25 at 23rd Ave., drive past REI and continue north on Platte St about 5 blocks, under the overpass, to the parking lot.)
STAGE 1 FUN-H1-18-Central 9:00 AM Meet Lin Hark at REI South Deck FUN/Leisure morning riders will meet at 8:45 AM for a 9:00 AM start for the morning 18 miles. Hardy riders can brave the morning chill for a short brisk ride out and back North on the Platte River Trail to arrive at REI for a quick break before stage 2 at 11:00 AM. 

STAGE 2 FUN-H1-20-Central 11:00 AM Meet Lin at REI Flagship Store’s sunny porch for the second stage of her birthday ride. Ride out and back on Cherry Creek Trail. Meet at REI no later than 11 AM. LUNCH CELEBRATION 1:00-2:00 PM Lunch at Starbucks Meet your DBTC friends at REI hopefully out on the deck in the sunshine, but if the sun is not shining we can go inside Starbucks to warm up. If you aren’t riding any- more but just want to join the fun just come for lunch! Or do your own ride from home and meet at REI for lunch. 

STAGE 3 FUN-H1-25-Central 2:00 PM Start with Lin from REI for the last leg going South on the Platte to Hud- son Gardens and back. Riders who choose to do only the afternoon ride can come at 1 PM to join the group for lunch before riding the afternoon 25 miles (or turn around whenever you like). Bring layers of clothes, water, snacks, lunch to eat at REI (or you can buy a sandwich at Starbucks or Vitamin Cottage) a lock and money for lunch. No gifts, your presence will be Lin’s gift. This ride will go regardless of the temperature or trail conditions.

Sunday, November 6th 

(BONUS 2016 RIDING SEASON FINAL RIDE) FUN-H2-23-NW 10:00 AM BRAND SPANKING NEW ROUTE, HWY 36 PART 3: FAR EAST and the Hidden Gems of Westminster. Close out the 2016 biking season with this brand new route that is still being scouted at press time and is guaranteed to be an adventure (AND A FAREWELL SURPRISE FOR YOU TO CHERISH ALL WINTER!) Meet Jeff Krinsky (720-373-9107) at the SE corner of HWY 36 and 104th at the back side of the Quaker State and Lube Restaurant (10392 Reed Street, Westminster) by a hidden entrance to a hidden trail where the final adventure will begin (and end.) Possible final lunch at Quaker State and Lube will follow. 

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