Club Calendar

Weekly Rides

Mondays //  Recovery Ride

When: Wheels down at 5:30 pm
Level: Beginner to experienced riders
Route: Varies (15-20 mi.)
Meet: Briccy’s Coffee, South Wilcox C, Castle Rock  View map

After a long weekend of hard riding, start your week with a light and easy paced recovery ride. If you are looking to get out for the first time in a while or your fitness isn’t what it used to be, this is a good place to start. There is some climbing involved, but the elevation,  distance, and route may change from week to week.

If you want little climbing and a bike path ride around 10 miles, join us on Thursdays for the family social ride.

Tuesdays // Training Ride

When: Wheels down at 5:30 pm
Level: Open to riders of all sizes and ages
Route: Bell Mountain (10 mi. / 550 ft. elev)
Meet: Briccy’s Coffee, South Wilcox C, Castle Rock  View map

This is a medium tempo ride to build your fitness and log extra miles. The route takes cyclists down Frontage Road and around Bell Mountain in Castle Rock.

Thursdays in August // Family & Social Cruise

When: Wheels down at 6 pm
Level: Open to riders or all sizes and ages
Route: Plum Creek Nature Trail
Meet: Festival Park, 2nd Street, Castle Rock  View Map

Bring the family, any new riders, or just enjoy a nice recovery ride while avoiding vehicle traffic on the bike path with the club.

September 2018  //  Thursday Night Cyclocross

When: Wheels down at 6 pm
Level: Open to novice & experienced riders
Route: Rhyolite Cyclocross Course
Meet: Rhyolite Park, 1701 Crystal Valley Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104

This ride is focused on short, intense, and fast paced riding around a dirt track with obstacles. Bring your adrenaline and shred with a cross or mountain bike without road traffic. Bring the kids along as Rhyolite Park has an outstanding playground, swings and turf field that are visible from the entire CX course.  The kids can keep an eye on you or visa versa.

If you try it, you’ll like it!

Saturdays // Road Ride

When: Wheels down at 8:00 am
Level: Medium – Advanced  |  Open to experienced riders
Route: Beardance (15, 25, 40, and 50-mile options)
Meet: Briccy’s Coffee, South Wilcox C, Castle Rock  View map

Get out of those cozy slippers and kickstart your goals with the 6202 Saturday club ride. The ride is aimed at road riders with a variety of skill levels looking for a challenging, no-drop ride. The mileage varies based on the route chosen for that day.

Saturday’s agenda will be scheduled for the Bear Dance standard ride. However, sometimes you want to go long, sometimes you need to wrap things up sooner. So we offer points during the standard route where cyclists can cut the ride short or push for extra miles. Voice your plans at the meeting point before the ride starts. Some riders want to make a pivot, but just want someone else to ride with.

View the Bear Dance route

Bear Dance

This route takes the group out and back through the southwest side of Castle Rock. As the staple ride of 6202, it offers secluded riding through wooded hills and fast rollers over a rural highway. There is a gas station midway to refuel, but they have a $5 minimum for credit card purchases. Bring cash if you just need something light.

Bear Dance 25 Route

24.3mi / 1,195ft   View Map

Bear Dance 40 Route

40.9mi / 2,721ft   View Map

Bear Dance 50 Route

51.5mi / 3,460ft   View Map

Saturday // Mountain Ride

When: Wheels down at 8:00 am
Level: Open to all mountain riders | Beginner – Advanced
Routes: MAC, Ridgeline, or both combined
Meet: Bison Park

This single track ride features the MAC and Ridgeline Open Space trails. The ride is aimed at MTB riders with a variety of skill levels looking for a challenging, no-drop ride. The mileage varies and will be based on the riders that show up.

The longest ride, The FULL MEADOWS JACKET, will reach almost 18 miles when connecting the MAC with Ridgeline trails together.

If you are a beginner MTB rider, please feel free come join us as we will have folks on hand to help coach you through the trails and provide you with various tips to make your riding experience a blast.

View the MAC trail system

Phillp S. Miller Park / Miller Activity Center (MAC)

6.7mi / 577ft   View Map

View the Ridgeline trail system

Ridgeline Open Space

9.9mi / 1,017ft   View Map

Sundays // Destination Rides

When: Varies – See calendar
Level: Open to all riders
Route:
 Unique route varies – See calendar, Slack, Join app, news, or Facebook
Meet: Briccy’s Coffee, South Wilcox C, Castle Rock  View map

Sundays are reserved for unique rides that change from week to week. It all starts by grabbing a hot beverage at our local coffee shop (and carpooling to our start destination if necessary). Rides vary from a stroll down the Cherry Creek Trail, shredding dirt rides over single track, or hunting down epic climbs in the front range.

NOTE: All riders are required to sign a waiver for insurance purposes. All routes ride along open, public roads, so riders must be comfortable riding with traffic and in a large group. If you have not participated in a group ride before, that’s okay! Reach out to a ride leader before the ride starts and let them know. They will be happy to give you a quick walk through to help make your experience fun and safe. Be prepared to handle flats and any mechanicals. Members are always willing to lend a helpful hand if something arises during a ride. Be familiar with the rules of the road.

Strava Route Maps

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Castle Rock Road Rides

RouteDistance / Elevation GainOnline Map
Bear Dance – 5051.5 mi. / 3,460 ft.View map
Bear Dance – 4040.9 mi. / 2,721 ft.View map
Bear Dance – 40 (Wolfensberger Alternate)42.4 mi. / 2,964 ftView map
Bear Dance – 2524.3 mi. / 1,195 ft.View map
Keene Ranch Loop40.4 mi. / 1,490 ft.View map
Pinery – Long50.4 mi. / 3,539 ft.View map
Pinery – Regular37.4 mi. / 2,772 ft.View map
Russellville Loop – Long47.5 mi. / 3,124 ft.View map
Russellville Loop – Regular38.6 mi. / 2,436 ft.View map
Russellville Loop – Short22.33 mi. / 1,567 ft.View map
Loop Road Crit3.4 mi. / 321 ft.View map
Lake to Loop recovery20.47 mi. / 1,336 ft.View map

Castle Rock Gravel Rides

RouteDistance / Elevation GainOnline Map
Castlewood Canyon37.7 mi. / 2,364 ft.View map

Castle Rock Mountain Rides

RouteDistance / Elevation GainOnline Map
Ridgeline Open Space9.9 mi. / 1,017 ft.View map
Phillp S. Miller Park / Miller Activity Center (MAC)6.7 mi. / 577 ft.View map
Race the MAC: 20165.39 mi. / 328 ft.View Map

Front Range Road and Mountain Desination Rides

RouteDistance / Elevation GainOnline Map
Road: Lookout Mountain49.4 mi. / 3520 ft.Destination Ride Page
Road: Rist Canyon54.5 mi. / 5326 ft.Destination Ride Page
Road: Squaw Pass, Floyd Hill43.18 mi. / 5,032 ft.View Map
MTB: Falcon Trail14.7 mi. / 1,568 ft. Destination Ride Page
MTB: Golden Tables27.1 mi. / 2,668 ft.Destination Ride Page
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