Friday, October 2

October 5 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

The following rules will remain 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. These need to be 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.

Our ride October 5 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 reservoir you have driven too far.). Plan to be ready to ride at 10 am. 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 likely to be the last ride of the season. Stay safe this winter.

Ride safe!

John Bowyer

Saturday, September 26

Bike Ride September 28

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. These need to be 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.

Our ride September 28 will be to Vail Pass from the Dillon Amphitheater parking lot.  This is a change from the published ride, since we sis Ute Pass last weekend. With the trees changing the ride through Ten Mile Canyon is well worth the effort. Due to the cold weather expected we will begin the ride at 10:30 to 10:45.

People are free to bring a lunch to have after the ride. Please be sure to socially distance.

This will be my last ride of the season. Hopefully others will lead a few more. It has been a pleasure to organize the rides this season.

Hope to see you there.

Ride Safe,

John Bowyer

Thursday, September 17

Serotta Bike For Sale

Hello Summit Bikers,

I was asked to forward. If in the market for an upgrade, take a look.

Serotta Concours Ti 53" with Ultegra wheels, DuraAce and Ultegra components, carbon fork, in excellent condition, $1800



 Erwin  Gelfand
Home: 303-692-9074
Mobile: 303-521-1088

E-mail:   erwin3460@gmail.com




 

Tuesday, September 15

Bike Ride September 21

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. These need to be 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.


The ride September 21 is to Ute Pass. This is a change from the posted schedule, since we did Georgetown this week. There will be two starting points; North Pond in Silverthorne starting at 8:45 am (faster group perhaps with pace line) or from the bottom of Ute Pass road at 9:30 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.

People are free to bring a lunch to have after the ride at North Pond. Please be sure to socially distance.

Hope to see you there.

Ride Safe,

John Bowyer

Tuesday, September 8

Bike Ride September 14

Hello Summit Bikers,

Our bike ride September 14 has been changed from what was originally scheduled and will be from Georgetown.

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. These need to be 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. Please do not stop in groups and socialize, without masks and social distancing.

Next weeks ride, September 14, has several options, including Guanella Pass, Loveland Ski Area or Idaho Springs.  Be ready to ride at between 9:45 and 10 am from next to the Georgetown Visitor Center along Argentine Road (take exit 228 off I 70).  Parking is available along Argentine Road as the visitor center asked us not to take up all their parking.  As there are several picnic benches close to the visitor center anyone wanting to bring a sandwich to enjoy afterwards, feel free. Just remember to socially distance and wear masks when appropriate. The road to Guanella Pass has been chipped sealed and is rough to ride down.


Ride safe!

John Bowyer

Wednesday, September 2

Bike suitcase?

Can someone help?


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Subject: [Summit-Mountain-Biking] Bike suitcase?
Hi Gang,  


I'd like to get my road bike to the East Coast.  Does anyone have a bike suitcase I can borrow or rent for a few weeks? 

It will be empty for the return flight...

Thanks.


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Monday, August 31

Summit Biking Needs Your Help!!

Hello Summit Bikers,

As most of you are aware Peak Materials has an application to open up a new gravel pit north of Silverthorne, and hauling gravel back to the existing processing plant at Maryland Creek Ranch (MRC). Their estimate is 230 trucks per day will transporting between the mine and MRC (115 full and and the others empty on a return trip). As most of us are aware route 9 is constantly used by local cyclist as well as those traveling cross country and gravel and debris is all ready a problem for cyclist using the shoulder. I think we have an opportunity to make an improvement to Summit Counties Recpath by individually writing similar letters to the state. I strongly suggest individuals send an email into the state along the lines Phil Sanderman has written (see below). Our goal is not to oppose the new gravel pit but gain a new bike path from where it ends in Silverthorne to north of the gravel pit.

I realize the easy thing is not to become involved but our mission statement is to enhance recreational bicycling opportunities in Summit County. We need everyone's support to make this happen. Emails must contain the name, address and phone number of the sender. Feel free to use Phil's letter as a model.

Thanks,

John Bowyer


Hi John,
I just sent this email to the state (drms.temp@state.co.us) in reply to Peak Material's application to develop the Peak Ranch Resource 4 miles north of their processing plant at Maryland Creek Ranch.  If we could put enough pressure on the reviewing agency, they might consider an extension of the rec path along Highway 9 as a condition of issuance of the mining permit.
Do you think it would be worthwhile to ask our membership to email or write letters to the state.  Emails must contain the name, address and phone number of the sender.

Thanks.
Phil



I just read the notice of application filed by Peak Materials for commencement of sand and gravel mining operations on the Peak Ranch site.  While I realize that there is a need for Peak Materials products in Summit County, I would like to point out an adverse impact that will impact the thousands of cyclists who enjoy riding bicycles from Silverthorne to Ute Pass Road, up Ute Pass Road and back to Silverthorne.  This is a popular ride enjoyed by both visitors and local residents. The impacts can be mitigated.

Truck traffic from Peak Materials MCR site has proven to be a continuous problem for bikers returning from Ute Pass Road and Heaney along the shoulder of Highway 9 for years.  Although the drivers are careful and considerate of bikers, the trucks continuously loose material along the road which is pushed onto the shoulder by traffic, causing a hazard to bikers.  This hazard currently exists southward from the Peak Materials plant located at MCR.  The proposal would extend it 4 or 5 miles to the new location because trucks would now be transporting materials from the proposed mining site to the processing plant.

I would suggest that as a condition of issuing the permit, the applicant be required to extend the recreation path northward from its terminus in Silverthorne to the norther boundary of the proposed site.

Thank you for your consideration on this matter.

Philip Sanderman
PO Box 934
Frisco, CO 80443
Tel:  970 668 4388

Wednesday, August 26

August 31 Bike 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. These need to be 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. Please do not stop in groups and socialize, without masks and social distancing.

Our ride August 31 will start from the west end of Frisco (exit 201 from I 70) and go to the gate on the downhill side toward Vail. I rode this Tuesday and found the downhill numbers have been greatly reduced. Plan to be ready to ride between 9:30 and 9:45. There will be no picnic but feel free to bring a snack and socialize afterwards, with masks and 6 feet of separation.

I will put out an email but there will be no ride Labor Day Weekend.

Ride Safe!

John Bowyer

Wednesday, August 19

August 24 Bike 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. These need to be 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. Please do not stop in groups and socialize, without masks and social distancing.

Thirty Five showed up for one of the toughest rides of the year, was a great number.

Next week, August 24, we will ride to either Montezuma, A-Basin.  We will meet at the Dillon Amphitheater between 9:15 and 9:30 am.  The ride will be followed with our annual meeting starting at noon. .

I suggest avoiding the rec path through Keystone as things are very busy.  The suggested way is to turn right on Elk Drive going through the fence to Keystone Ranch Road and going left through the River Run Area of Keystone to Montezuma Road and to Montezuma.  Please do not gather on the road at the end of Montezuma Road.  Those planning to ride to Montezuma should include a ride out to Keystone Ranch.  To do this addition pass the fence and continue on Keystone Ranch Road to the end.  Return to the fence and ride back to the start.  The goal is to get back for the meeting no latter than noon. The meeting should be fairly short and you will learn things like the status of Freemont Pass Recpath. During the meeting please socially distance and wear masks.

Feel free to bring a sandwich to enjoy after the ride or during the meeting.

Like this past week if smoke is still an issue we may have to cancel the ride. Check email Monday morning.

Ride Safe!

John Bowyer

Monday, August 17

August 17 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

Looks like smoke is low so our ride today is a go. Hope to see you there.

Ride Safe!

John Bowyer