Category Archives: Colorado

Jeffco Bicycle Plan

Jefferson County cyclists are weighing in on what improvements they would like to see with their cycling infrastructure. No funding has been approved yet, but at least the conversation is started. Keep up the good fight. I’m especially liking the expansion of canyon roads. Also look forward to improvements along US 36 to Boulder. According to 303cycling.com, there will be a new bike lane adjacent to the highway.

Jefferson County Bicycle Plan

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Waterton Canyon

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4th of July Ride

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Dirty Century Ride

This Sunday is the Dirty Century. The route starts and ends in Elizabeth, CO. Looks like the entry fee is pretty minimal. Check their website for more details. About a week ago, I really dropped the ball on another gravel century ride. It’s called the Gold Belt Century. Looks like a really fun route up in the mountains West of Colorado Springs, with a small group. It happened June 10th, so will have to put that on the calender for next year. Check out their site for other rides and info.

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Bike to Work Day

Wednesday, June 27th, is Denver’s Bike to Work Day. Check the website to find where breakfast stations around the city will be. Prizes will be given away. Also myself and a few others from Dong’s Cycling Pals will be posted up next to a few of the breakfast stations doing some free bike repairs in the morning. Good way to start a Wednesday.

 

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Loops Group Ride

Loops is a Tuesday night bike ride through out central Denver. The ride covers approximately 15 to 20 miles and makes 3 to 4 stops along the way. Riders are encouraged to ride at their own pace and meet at the stops that are posted on xrocksthespot.com the day of the ride. The ride meets every Tuesday night at Crema Coffee House (29th & Larimer) Come out and ride with us, make friends, and have a good time.

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Saturday Ride – The House on the Hill

Followed Bear Creek from the Platte up to Evergreen, CO. Had intended to check out the ride up to Mt. Squaw, but went South rather than North, in Evergreen. Oh well, looked like I just missed the rodeo parade in town. Had legs for a little more climbing, so went up over Grapevine Rd and looped back to Morrison for a Dale’s Pale Ale.

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2012 Tour Divide Race

Ride The Divide Movie Trailer from Mike Dion on Vimeo.

The Tour Divide Race is underway! The route features dirt roads and jeep trails that traverse the mountain passes along the Continental Divide. The race goes through Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the United States of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico totaling 2745 miles and about 200,000 feet of climbing. All of this is of coarse self-supported. Check out the live tracker on the website to see where each rider is. Best of luck to all the cyclists!

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