Go on an urban gravel adventure with 6202 cycling. If you are not a member or are a member that wants to bring friends or family out, this is an opportunity to ride with the club. Whether nonmembers have ridden with the club before or not, this destination ride is open to all cyclist.
So, break out your gravel, cross, mountain, or fat bike and join us on one of two, preselected routes. Road bikes are welcome if you are comfortable with riding on a mixed surface.
Meet: Grist Brewery at 9:00 am. Park off to the side and not directly in front of the brewery to keep spots for customers.
Wheels down: 9:30 am (or when the 50 milers arrive)
Finish: Approx 2:00pm
Grab your coffee at Starbucks, then meet at Grist Brewery for the start of this 25-mile round trip. We will travel on the soft-surface High Line Canal and turn around at Southglenn Mall. Plenty of food and drink options can be had here. We will re-group at Peet’s Coffee before heading back to the Grist Brewing.
Designated as a National Landmark Trail, it was completed in 1883 to deliver irrigation water. Today, the canal is owned and operated by Denver Water. The trail winds through the residential neighborhoods providing a feel of riding in the county with the City just beyond the trees. Also, some of the most expensive and lavish homes can be viewed on the trail and offer a chance to see some beautiful landscapes and home designs.
Route contact: Matt Rettmer – 303.905.2711
50 Mile Ride
Meet: Daniel’s Park at 8:00 am
Wheels down: 8:30 am
Finish: Approx 2:00 pm
The 50-mile ride will start at Daniels Park and travel north and connect with the Douglas County East West Trail. This soft surface trail meanders through the DC Open Space and will take us to Grist Brewery where we will meet the 25-mile riders and travel with them on their route of soft-surface High Line Canal (To learn more, see the 25-mile route description).
The return trip will be re-tracing our travels back to Daniel’s Park.
October 22, 2017, 8:30am - October 22, 2017, 2:00pm
Join us for a 50-mile, easy pace (10-13 mph), gravel ride. MTB, gravel, adventure bikes are preferred. We will travel from Greenland Open Space to Palmer Lake then following the Santa Fe Trail to Colorado Springs for a coffee/treat then retrace our path back to start.