Thursday, June 4

Clarification On June 1 Ride Picnic

Hello Summit Bikers,

Your ride coordinator made a mistake on next weeks ride. We will not have a group picnic. Riders are free to bring lunch and picnic with others, keeping social distancing (SD) in mind and limiting groups to no more than 10. The setting along Clear Creek is beautiful.

Normally the ride emails are taken from the previous year and updated for any changes. I missed the fact that the picnic was in there. Probably a subconscious desire to have them back. Sorry for the error.

Ride safe,

John Bowyer

Wednesday, June 3

Fw: Summit Biking June 8 Ride


Hello Summit Bikers:

The following rules will be in effect to future notice.

-- Everyone must have a buff or face mask. Anyone not having a buff or face mask will not be permitted to ride with the group. This need to worn at the start and until there is a separation of at least 6 feet.

-- We will verify that we have a waiver signed from all participants and if not require one to be completed prior to riding. Most members did this when they paid their dues. We will have waivers available for those who did not or prospective riders who have not joined.

-- Riders need be at least 6 feet apart, maintaining social distancing.

-- Groups should be 10 or fewer.

Last week things worked well so lets keep it up.


Our next ride, June 8 will be between Idaho Springs and Georgetown and back.  Be prepared to ride between 10 am and 10:30.  Riders will be sent off in small groups. This ride is an out and back but there are some turns so new people should ride with someone. Identify yourself to me the day of the ride and we will take care of you. Meet at Courtney Ryley Cooper park (2350 Colorado Blvd).  Idaho Springs built a parking lot in front of the park that will hold about 25 cars.  Other parking is to the west on Colorado Blvd.

To get to the park from Summit County take exit 240 from I 70, and turn left onto 13th Ave.  Turn right on Colorado Blvd and continue on to park (on the left).  The drive takes about 45 minutes.  Picnic to follow at the park after the ride.  Please bring something to share with your friends as well as a sandwich and something to drink.  We will not have a grill.

Riders are encouraged to use hand signals so others are aware of turns, stops and road obstacles.  Riders are encouraged to wear name tags since there are many new people.  Any name tag will do as long as it shows your name.
  
In case of a breakdown on the day of the ride call my cell number is 970-393-2190. 

Ride safe and have fun!

John Bowyer

Saturday, May 30

MUST READ BEFORE JUNE 1 RIDE


Hello Summit Bikers,

The Board has asked me to emphasize a couple of points regarding our approach to Covids-19.

-- Everyone must have a buff or face mask. Anyone not having a buff or face mask will not be permitted to ride with the group.

-- We will verify that we have a waiver signed from all participants and if not require one to be completed prior to riding. Most members did this when they paid their dues. We will have waivers available for those who did not or prospective riders who have not joined.

-- Riders need be at least 6 feet apart, maintaining social distancing.

-- Groups should be 10 or fewer.


As many things these days we are trying to establish policies that allow us to return to some normalcy while being as safe as possible. Anyone not comfortable with participating with others under the guidelines we have established should not participate.

Our policies may have to change if too many people do not respect the social distancing or congregate in groups over ten. After the ride if you have feedback for the board please email me at Bikebreck@yahoo.com.


Ride Safe!

John Bowyer

Monday, May 25

Fw: Summit Biking June 1 Ride


Hello Summit Bikers,

We have been trying to decide the best way to proceed with this year's rides and think we have an approach that will work.  Our plan is to do the same ride but stagger the start over an hour and half.  All announcements will be made via email and riders will proceed once a group of ten is reached or can just show up and go.  There will be no picnic although riders are free to bring lunch and picnic with others, keeping social distancing (SD) in mind and limiting groups to no more than 10.  Buffs (a light weight face covering) is encouraged prior to the start.  Once riders start riding we tend to spread naturally so a face covering is not necessary. When on the rec paths passing or approaching others, you might want to bring the Buff back up to cover your face until the path is again empty. For this to work we need the assistance of participants.  It will be important to not stand around and socialize. We will have someone at the start to encourage people to SD and move out.  Of course this means we will not have a leader nor sag rider.  The organizer will do the ride at the end of the time slot so that if anyone does have a mechanical failure you will not be left on your own.  For those not familiar with our routes most of them are posted on our web site (summitbiking.org) or contact me (giving me roughly your ability level) and I will arrange to have another member ride along to show you the route.

Hopefully we will return to normal soon.


Next weeks ride, June 1, will be the Green Mountain Reservoir. The start of the ride is at the intersection of Route 9 and Heeney Road, approximately 20 miles north of Silverthorne. Plan to be ready to ride between 9 and 10:30 am.  Having staggered start times will help ensure we are not all bunched up.  Most of the parking is on route 9 at the intersection with Heeney Road. Be careful crossing route 9 as it is a busy road. Heeney Road is not very busy but it is a road with some traffic and people are encouraged to ride single file near the shoulder. This is the only Summit County ride with rolling hills as you ride on the west side of the reservoir.  Pay attention as there are some pot holes and a rough spot or two.

This is a fun ride to bring a guest along since it is an out and back and difficult to get lost on.

Ride Safe!

John Bowyer

Thursday, January 23

Fw: The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Announces 2020 Route

Hello Summit Bikers;

Ride the Rockies has announced their 2020 ride.  In years past Summit Biking has fielded many riders on this week long adventure.  The ride is well organized and goes through most of the more beautiful areas to ride in our state.  For those just too tired to go on there are even SAG wagons to assist.  The purpose of this email to judge the interest to form a team for the 2020 ride.  I will not be able to participate this year as the weekend the ride finishes I will be on the Grand Canyon rafting.

If you have an interest or think you might want to do this great ride drop me an email at bikebreck@yahoo.com.  If you want to give the ride a try but feel a week commitment may be too much try the two day ride.  If this is your interest indicate it in your email to me. If enough are interested I will submit a team application for the ride.  Although this email only goes to Summit Biking, others can join our team, so if you have friends that want to go let me know as well.

Bike Season is just around the corner.  You have to love Summit County, no more than you start one sport than it is time to start thinking about the next.

John Bowyer

FULL ROUTE

Prologue (Optional)
Saturday, June 13
Durango to Pagosa Springs
62 or 79 miles/3,470' or 4,750' Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: Southern Ute Reservation, Navajo Reservoir, Chimney Rock National Monument  
 
Day 1/One- and Two-Day Ride
Sunday, June 14
Durango Loop
73 Miles/3,634' Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: Animas River, Southern Ute Reservation, La Plata Mountains
 
Day 2/Two-Day Ride
Monday, June 15
Durango to Cortez
69 Miles/3,610' Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: Lake Nighthorse, Cheery Creek Loop, Mesa Verde
 
Day 3
Tuesday, June 16
Cortez to Norwood
101 Miles/6,448' Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: Lizard Head Pass, San Miguel River, Norwood Hill
 
Day 4
Wednesday, June 17
Norwood to Ridgway
40 miles/2,990' Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: San Miguel River, Dallas Divide, San Juan Mountains
 
Day 5
Thursday, June 18
Ridgway Loop
50 Miles/4,196' Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: Ridgway State Park, Uncompahgre Plateau, San Juan Mountains
 
Day 6
Friday, June 19
Ridgway to Durango
85 Miles/7,606' Approximate Elevation Gain
Highlights: Ouray, Red Mountain Pass, Molas Pass, Coal Bank Pass 

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Friday, November 1

Fw: Nov. 5: Help fund bike trails in Summit County

Have to think about biking year round.  I am in Arizona still riding and hiking, waiting for the snow base to build up.

Ski safe!

John Bowyer


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Subject: Nov. 5:  Help fund bike trails in Summit County

Thursday, September 26

Bike Ride September 30

Hello Summit Bikers,

Next weeks ride, September 30, will be the Green Mountain Reservoir. The start of the ride is at the intersection of Route 9 and Heeney Road, approximately 20 miles north of Silverthorne (If you can see the reserviour you have driven too far.).  The relax group will start at 10 am and others at 10:30.  As our numbers have dwindle as we move into fall and this is an out and back ride there will only be one sweep, starting with the 10:30 group. Most of the parking is on route 9 at the intersection with Heeney Road. Be careful crossing route 9 as it is a busy road. Heeney Road is not very busy but it is a road with some traffic and people are encouraged to ride single file near the shoulder.  

Afterwords, we will have a picnic at North Pond in Silverthorne. North Pond is across from the elementary school at the corner of Hamilton Creek Road and Route 9. Please bring something to share with your friends, whatever you want to drink and sandwich.  We will not have a grill this week. Be sure to wear name tags, especially at the picnic.

This will be my last ride for the 2019 season.  It has been a pleasure coordinating the rides this year.  Hopefully if the weather holds out others will step up to lead rides over the next few weeks.

Ride Safe!

John Bowyer

Saturday, September 21

Fw: Ride September 23 (NOTE TIME CHANGE)



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Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 03:04:55 PM MDT
Subject: Ride September 23 (NOTE TIME CHANGE)

Hello Summit Bikers,
 
The ride September 23 is to Ute Pass. There will be two starting points; North Pond in Silverthorne starting at 9:45 am (faster group perhaps with pace line) or from the bottom of Ute Pass road at 10:30 am (where Ute Pass intersects Route 9).  I plan to leave from Silverthorne, so if I am not at the bottom of Ute Pass at that start go without me.  Ute Pass Road is North of Silverthorne about 7 miles past North Pond.

Please be at either location at the specified times ready to ride with your name tags.  A picnic lunch will follow around 12:30 at North Pond Park.  Please bring something to share as well as your drink and a sandwich.  The grill, however, will not be set up.

Hope to see you there.

Ride Safe,

John Bowyer

Tuesday, September 17

Monday Summit Biking Ride for September 23rd

The Monday, Sept 23,2019 ride up Ute Pass, will start at either the North Pond Park by the Silverthorne Elementary School at 9:15 AM or Ute Pass Road & HWY 9 at 10 AM.  Please be at either location at the specified times ready to ride with your name tags.  A picnic lunch will follow at North Pond Park.  Please bring something to share.  The grill, however, will not be set up.

Monday, September 9

Monday Sept 16th Ride

Our September 16 ride, has several options, including Guanella Pass, Loveland Ski Area or Idaho Springs (all starting from the Georgetown Visitors Center).  Be ready to ride at 10 AM or 9:30 AM (if you want more time to complete the ride) from next to the Georgetown Visitor Center along Argentine Road (take exit 228 off I 70).  Parking is available along Argentine Road. The Visitor Center asked us not to use their parking lot.  There will be no grills . Bring a sandwich and a drink for after  as well as a dish to share with your friends.  In addition, please bring and wear name tags. The picnic will start around 12:15.  

If the weather does not look good for Monday I will send out an email, late Sunday.