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.
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.
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.
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.
The 3rd annual Denver Century Ride is this Sunday, the 17th. Meet up is at Stapleton Central Park (8775 E. Marting Luther King Jr. Blvd, Denver, CO 80238). Register online or on the day of the ride. Registration will start at 5:30 a.m. or show up late a poach the ride. If you do register you’ll have access to the food and beverage stops though. Pretty fun ride after the group gets really strung out going up Lookout Mountain. There is a 5, 25, 62, 85, and 100 mile loop, so anyone including families can participate and complete a route.
My friends with Dong’s Cycling Pals are throwing what they’re calling, a Health and Wellness Fiesta at Schmitt Elementary School in Denver on May 19th. Things will kick off around 9AM. They will be providing free bicycle safety inspections and repairs on bicycle that kids bring down to the event. On top of that they will also be giving away 10 new bikes, 100 new helmets, and 100 new locks. If you have any spare change to throw at them, they’re still accepting donations. Will good be a good day for the childen!